Year 4NS: Blog items

Year 4 Spring 1 Spellings

Date: 5th Dec 2018 @ 5:40pm

Here are the spellings for Spring 1 in Year 4. Spelling lists will be sent home at the beginning of the half term. Please practise the spellings for each week with your child at home using a range of strategies and tick the ones you used on the homework sheet.

Spellings will be tested on Fridays.

Week

Spelling rule

Year 3/4 word list

1

(doubling consonant)

cornered

fastened

beginning

gardening

preferred

enough

exercise

experience

experiment

extreme

 

2

(‘u’ makes a hard ‘g’)

guide

guitar

guarantee

guess

guilt

famous

favourite

February

forward

fruit

3

(‘chuh’ spelt ‘ture’)

mixture

moisture

nature

adventure

picture

grammar

group

heard

herd

heart

4

(homophones)

scene

seen

male

mail

ball

bawl

height

history

imagine

increase

5

(Prefixes ‘inter’ and ‘anti’)

interrupt

intercept

international

antidote

antihero

interest

island

knowledge

learn

length

6

(‘ian’ has a lot of jobs)

physician

optician

magician

politician

electrician

library

material

medicine

mention

minute

School council representative voting day

Date: 4th Dec 2018 @ 4:29pm

A couple of weeks ago, the whole school had the opportunity to vote for their class school council representative. Some children chose to prepare a speech at home, explaining why they would be a good choice. They had to remember what Mrs Ranyard told them in assembly about being a good listener and sticking to a project for the benefit of others.

After they delivered their speeches, the rest of the class had special ballot papers to choose the best person for the role. The downstairs meeting room was converted into a polling station, complete with private booths, just like adults use in real life!

Swimming.

Date: 25th Nov 2018 @ 10:26pm

Every Wednesday morning year 4 go swimming to East Manchester Lesiure Centre.  At first some of the children were scared to get into the water but now everybody is doing really well with their swimming through perseverance!

Some children have already received their 5metres and 10metres certificates.

Image result for swimming

Keep it up year 4!!!

Year 4 are computer programmers!!

Date: 25th Nov 2018 @ 10:22pm

This half term in year 4 we are learning to be computer programmers.  We are using a program called turtle art to explore sequencing a set of instructions.

If you want to practise using this at home you can download here http://www.icompute-uk.com/primary-computing-resources.html

This week we practised dragging programming blocks to draw a variety of shapes.  We then used the repeat button to make the instructions simpler.

We are looking forward to extending our knowledge next week.

 

Image result for turtle art

 

Autumn 2 spellings

Date: 25th Nov 2018 @ 9:55pm

As part of our school improvement goals to improve spelling at Ravensbury we will be using a new spelling programme called No Nonsense Spelling.

Spelling lists will be sent home at the beginning of each half term. Please practise the spellings for each week with your child at home using a range of strategies and tick the ones you used on the homework sheet.

Spellings will be tested on Fridays.

Spellings tested on:

Spelling rule

Year 3/4 word list

9th November

treasure

measure

pleasure

enclosure

closure

accident

accidentally

actual

actually

address

16th November

Joe’s pencil case

James’ bicycle

Hannah’s book

Alice’s ice cream

Mrs Hughes’ car

answer

appear

arrive

believe

bicycle

23rd November

peace

piece

main

mane

fare

fair

breath

breathe

build

busy

business

30th November

they

weigh

eight

grey

sleigh

calendar

caught

centre

century

certain

circle

7th December

young

touch

trouble

country

does*

blood*

complete

consider

continue

decide

describe

14th December

chef

brochure

parachute

machine

different

difficult

disappear

early

earth

Year 4 editors

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 1:15pm

Today, year 4 were practising their editing skills in pairs. They reviewed the 5 parts of their disaster story by checking for punctuation, missing words and making sense. Then they used purple pen to fix their errors and improve their work with juicy adjectives and adverbs!

Great job, year 4!

4 times tables game

Date: 15th Nov 2018 @ 10:28am

Today, Year 4 used 0-9 dice to play a 4 times tables game. They had to roll the dice and times the number by 4. If the number was in their line, they could cross it out on the page. First person to cross all the numbers out wins! You can download the template below to play at home with your child. There is a random number generator on google that you could use instead of a dice. Click  here to use it.

Interview with Kukulkan

Date: 15th Nov 2018 @ 8:20am

To help us with our newspaper report, Year 4 tried their hand at some drama by pretending to be reporters and the infamous Mayan god of chocolate, Kukulkan.

They used pens as microphones and writing jotters to note down quotes from Kukulkan after he had stolen a cacao tree from Paradise. Clearly a controversy that would make quite a news story!

Times tables

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 4:48pm

In year 4 we are having a real push on children learning their times tables and division facts and we need your help at home! We are starting with 4,8,3 and 6. Please try and learn them at home and include the division facts. The children need to be really quick when they recall the facts. We will be having 10 minute practice times every day in school and a test each Friday where they will be able to achieve a bronze, sliver or gold level certificate. Remember repetition is the key! Keep on learning. 

Mayan day!

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 4:04pm

Year 4 were lucky enough to receive a visit from a Mayan man! Big Nose was head-to-toe in traditional Mayan dress with a magnificent headdress to show his importance in his community. He brought raw cacao for us to try and helped us to create drama performances about Mayan culture.

 

What an amazing day!

Mayan tiles and headdresses

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 3:58pm

Year 4 had the opportunity to work with Mrs McAffer to create Mayan tiles and headdresses.

The tiles were made out of clay and painted once it had dried.

The headdresses were drawn onto card and coloured in using oil pastels before being cut out.

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