Year 4AR: Blog items

Health and wellbeing challenges from Mrs Glover

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 2:57pm

Hello, Mrs Glover here! 

I hope everyone is staying safe, having fun and working hard on your learning. I'm going to post a Health and Wellbeing Challenge every day for people to do if they choose to. I'll be doing them all too and posting pictures where I can. Please feel free to e-mail any pictures or comments to your home learning e-mail addresses!

Challenge number 1: Go on a mindfulness walk. Write or draw 5 things that you can see, hear, feel, smell or touch (make sure you have an adult with you if necessary and stay far way from people you may see when you're out, although you can still say a friendly hello!) You could even do this in your garden if you have one!

Here's a picture of my mindfulness walk that I went on at lunch time today!

I saw trees and water, I heard birds and rustling, I could smell different plants and I could feel the sun on my face :-)

Hello from Mrs Turner

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 10:03am

Hello again everyone! 

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying all the home learning your teachers have been giving you to do. I have seen some of your emails and it looks like you are doing brilliantly so well done!  I have been working away at home, I start every morning with the Joe Wicks work out, I wonder how many of you have been doing it too. Remember it’s so important to keep active even when you are at home. 

I had another thought, yesterday Penny helped me with the washing, we paired the socks together! I thought this is a good time for you all to be helping out your grown-ups at home. I am sure they would really appreciate it. 

I miss you all so much and can't wait to get back to school. 

Take care,

Mrs Turner 

Live Tour at Chester Zoo!

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 9:54am

Good Morning Year 4! 

Today you can take a very exciting trip to Chester Zoo... without leaving your house! Ask your grown ups to access the Chester Zoo virtual tour through Facebook... and see the live stream of the animals for yourself! 

Get inspired and share your experience with us. Could you...

- Write a diary entry of your day at the virtual zoo?

- Create a fact file about your favourite animal? 

- Write a non-chronological report about Chester Zoo? 

- Write an exciting 'Mystery at the Zoo' story?


Tudor Project

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 10:18am

Good morning Year 4,

I hope you are already up and have completed your morning exercise!

As we had a reading challenge for our last holiday homework, why not complete a project showing what you learned about the Tudors last half term?

You can choose 1 area to focus on or select several different areas of Tudor life e.g. Henry VIII or his 6 wives, the difference between the rich and poor in terms of food, clothes, homes and entertainment or religion and how it changed during this time.

You can choose to present what you have found out in any way you like. You might want to create:

  • an art project-drawing, poster, model
  • a piece of writing-newspaper report, non-chronological report, story, leaflet
  • ICT project-powerpoint, film, video, interview
  • a song or poem
  • a Tudor dance

It’s up to you!

Email any projects you complete to:

We look forward to seeing what you chose!

Mrs Ratcliffe

Home Learning Success!

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 11:17am

A great example of Home Learning success in Year 4!

Well done to Naomi in 4JB, who has begun finding out lots of facts on our next topic - The Vikings and Anglo Saxons! It's fantastic to see your lovely writing, I can tell you have really taken care with your handwriting and have organised your work with headings!


Remember, you can share your updates, photos and questions with your teachers at:

Keep up the good work everyone! 

Miss Bryce :)

Daily Activities!

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 11:05am

Good Morning Year 4!

I hope you are all ok and getting on well at home! I'm sure that, just like me, you are finding it a bit strange this week! But not to worry ... There are plenty of activities happening at the moment to keep you busy! 

9am - P.E with Joe Wicks (live stream on youtube). This is a great way to start yor day, keep fit and get energised! 

11am - ' Elevenses with the World of David Walliams'   - every day at 11am you can listen to one of David Walliams' Worlds Worst Children stories, so sit down and enjoy!

Take a look at 'Maths on Toast' which have lots of fun family maths activies to try! This includes videos, games and printable resources!

And if you have a garden or outdoor space, don't forget to get outside and enjoy the lovely weather! Why not do an activity in the sunshine? I know I will be! 

Thinking of you all, speak soon!

Miss Bryce :)


Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 9:34am

Morning Year 4!

Here are some fluent in 5 questions for you to have a go at. If you can, try and explain to someone else HOW you worked out the answer.

Fluent in 5

1.  34 x 8=                               4.  84 ÷ 3=

2.  1/5 +11/5=                        5. 12 x 9=

3.   2 x 2 x 3=

Now try these:

  1. Which sentence uses a possessive apostrophe accurately?

Taylors dog’s are very noisy.

Taylor’s dogs are very noisy.

  1. Identify the fronted adverbial in the sentence below.

Cautiously, she slowly pushed open the door.

  1. Identify all the direct speech in the sentence below.

“Shhh,’’ whispered Dad. “We are trying to listen.”

Story Time From Space

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 11:35am

Now is a great time to be reading! The best books can transport you to any time or any place. Why not share a story with an astronaut from space?!

Follow the link for a story time in space

Science Week 6-15th March

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 11:30am

Hello from Mrs Turner

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 9:45am

Monday 23rd March 2020 

Good morning everyone I hope you are all up and looking forward to a day of learning at home. It is a beautiful day perhaps you can have some time in the garden. I am sorry that I wasn't in school last week, both the government and Mrs Hughes advised that I stay at home but please don't worry I am not sick! I really do miss you all, I was so enjoying going around all the school and teaching so many of you, what amazing children you are. 

Year 6 I am especially sorry that we have not had the chance to say goodbye. I remember you all so fondly from year 4 and wish you well with all that the future holds. I believe that each and every one of you has a special future and encourage to grab every opportunity that life gives you. Work hard at high school it will be so worth it. 

For everybody else I look forward to seeing you soon - imagine how great that first day will be when we are allowed back into school. I can't wait!  I have seen that Joe Wicks is doing a PE lesson every morning on line, I would encourage you to join in its so important that you stay active even when you are stuck inside. 

Stay safe and I will see you soon.

Love Mrs Turner (Hibbs)


Reading Week at Ravensbury

Date: 6th Mar 2020 @ 12:01pm

We have really enjoyed taking part in reading week. We have looked at lots of different traditional tales and compared them to Roald Dahl's 'Revolting Rhymes' and twisted versions of the tales where the heroes of the stories suddenly became the villains. We particularly enjoyed reading 'Inside the Villains' by Clotilde Perrin. On World Book Day, we dressed up as our favourite story characters and shared books with our reading buddies in Reception and we also invited our grown ups into school to share a book in the library. 

Monet Water Lilies

Date: 28th Feb 2020 @ 3:11pm

This week, we have been studying the artist Claude Monet. He was an impressionist artist and the name 'impressionism' comes from a painting Monet exhibited called 'Impression, Sunrise'. Impressionists painted everyday scenes, however they did not want to paint a realistic picture but an 'impression' of what they could see. We created our own Monet inspired artwork based on his 1906 painting 'Water Lilies'.

4AR Super Stars!

Date: 14th Feb 2020 @ 10:09am

Janelle received the learning award this week for being a supportive member of the class. She is always the first person to congratulate someone for their achievements. Alex won the behaviour star for showing a huge improvement in the choices he is making.  He is starting to really focus during lessons and his understanding has also improved massively as a result. Well done Janelle and Alex.

Meeting our new Reading Buddies

Date: 14th Feb 2020 @ 10:02am

This week, 4AR got a chance to meet their new reading buddies from RAI. It was lovely to get to know them and find out which books they enjoy reading. We are really looking forward to sharing lots of different books with them next half term.

4AR Super Stars!

Date: 10th Feb 2020 @ 12:36pm

Shada received the learning award last week for always putting 100% effort into her learning and being enthusiastic in her lessons. Isaak won the behaviour star for being a super role model in class. Well done Shada and Isaak.

4AR Super Stars!

Date: 31st Jan 2020 @ 4:02pm

Alisha received the learning award this week for her fantastic ‘can do’ attidude in all of her lessons. Oscar won the behaviour star for making good choices about his behaviour and encouraging other children in the class to do the same.

Well done Alisha and Oscar!

Tudor Boy Spy!

Date: 31st Jan 2020 @ 4:00pm

In year 4, we have been learning about the Tudors. This week we started a new text in our reading and writing lessons. We have been reading , ‘Tudor Boy Spy -The Secret Diary of Thomas Snoop’ and we have really been enjoying it. We found out that the word ‘bobolyn’ is a Tudor word for idiot!!

4AR Super Stars!

Date: 27th Jan 2020 @ 12:58pm

Well done to 4AR's learning and behaviour stars last week.

Tia won our learning award on Monday for producing some fantastic holiday homework. She displayed lots of great learning skills such as creativity and perseverance to make her 3D model of the Earth.

Jake won our behaviour star for working incredibly hard in all of his lessons. He has pushed himself to share his ideas with the class and he has worked on his presentation.

We are very proud of them both!

Learning a Tudor Dance

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 3:05pm

The Tudor lower classes were not in the position to hear the new royal court music or learn the intricate steps of the Tudor Court dances practised by the rich. The lower class dances revolved around country dancing which was danced by couples in round, square or rectangular sets in much simpler and repetitive forms than those of the royal court dance. For our launch, we learned the ‘Gathering Peascods’ dance.

Our Earthquake Survival Documentary

Date: 20th Dec 2019 @ 12:09pm

For our earthquake experience, we created earthquake survival documentaries. We wrote a script and filmed it using the Ipads. We then showcased our documentaries to Miss Bryce's class. We really enjoyed it!


Date: 18th Nov 2019 @ 3:51pm

This half term, we will be finding out about North America and writing disaster stories based around the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. For our launch, we watched a video clip showing all the damage an Earthquake can cause. We then watched an Earthquake drill procedure so we knew what to do in case an earthquake happened. After that, we practised how quickly we could drop, cover and hold. We were very quick!

Mayan Exhibition

Date: 11th Nov 2019 @ 2:18pm

For our experience, we invited our grown ups in to school for our Mayan Exhibition so we could show them all of our amazing work and share everything we have learned. 

A Visit from the Ancient Maya

Date: 27th Sep 2019 @ 2:57pm

Year 4 have started learning about the Maya civilisation this half term. This week, we were lucky enough to have a visitor who came to tell us all about this period of time.

He taught us how to count to 10 in the Mayan language and he also taught us about the different ways people could be sacrificed to the gods and goddesses including; decapitation, heart extraction, drowning, being buried alive or being shot by arrows!

We also learned how babies would be trained to be cross eyed by sticking a cacao bean on their noses to make them beautiful!

We especially enjoyed the drama activities, where we dressed up and performed the creation story. 

The Decimal Human Number Line!

Date: 11th Jan 2019 @ 3:09pm

This week, we have been delving deeper into our decimal knowledge. One of our fun activities was making a human number line. Some children wrote numbers with two decimal places on whiteboards. The rest of the class had to move them about from smallest to largest. Look at the picture... do you think they got it right or wrong? Why or why not?

Christmas is coming to 4NS

Date: 18th Dec 2018 @ 1:28pm

Over the past couple of weeks, 4NS have been getting ready for Christmas. First, we saw Santa on the Santa Bus and we all got a present and sang Jingle Bells. 

We performed our song "Please don't buy me a handkerchief" in the outdoor Christmas concert.

Next we had a Christmas party in our classrooms, complete with party games in the hall, a mini-feast in our classrooms and some more games afterwards!

A HUGE thanks to all our children and grown-ups who brought in lots of goodies for us to eat and plates/cups/napkins as well. We appreciate your support!

We hope everyone has a wonderful winter break and we'll see you in the New Year!

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