Welcome to Year 4
This page provides the parents of children in my class with all of the information they should need regarding life in year 4. You will also find lots of pictures of the fun things we get up to in year 4.
Year 4's Class Rules
We worked as a class to come up with and agree to the following class rules:
Always be polite to others.
Respect other people, their belongings and their beliefs.
Line up quietly.
Always walk around school.
Always listen to the grown ups when they are talking.
Look after your belongings.
Always be honest.
Always try your best.
Science Day – Friday 6th March
To introduce our new topic on States of Matter, we had a whole day of science. We carried out lots of fun experiments linked to solids, liquids and gases.
Morrison’s Maths Trip – Wednesday 4th March
As part of our topic on money, we went on a trip to Morrison’s. In groups, we shopped for items for our science day. The group with the cheapest trolley won and went to purchase their items while the other groups returned their items. while shopping, we recorded the price of each item and then rounded it to the nearest pound which allowed us to estimate the cost of our shopping.
World Book Day 2020
We came to school in our PJs and decorated potatoes to look like our favourite book characters. We also shared lots of stories and enjoyed some chilled out reading time.
On the morning of Tuesday 3rd December, the year 4 children baked gingerbread men.
That afternoon, the children decorated their gingerbread men with lots of sweet treats.
Then, on Thursday morning, we came in to class to find that our naughty elf had eaten the leftover gingerbread men!!!
Art with Mrs Lodge – Tuesday 26th November
We were lucky enough to welcome Mrs Lodge, school governor and local artist, into our class this morning.
She taught us how to use charcoal and chalk to create tonal drawings.
First, we experimented with the charcoal and chalk. We learned how to use different techniques to create different effects.
Then we practiced drawing pictures of The Deep or The Humber Bridge using the techniques we had learnt.
We put all of our new skills into practice when creating our final pieces.
What did we learn today?
“Just do it big and be wild and creative” – Alex.
It was dirty work but we had lots of fun and learnt some new skills.
Mamma Mia by Year 4
Mamma Mia, I am sure you will agree that the year 4s singing and performing this 1970s classic sounds ABBA-solutely fantastic. My my, we’ve had so much practice. But, I’ve made up my mind, it must come to an end and we must move on to a new topic.
PS - Watch out for Mrs Prutton making a cheeky guest appearance towards the end!!
Science – The Digestive System – Thursday 14th November
In science this week, the children experienced a practical demonstration of how the digestive system works. They recreated the journey our food takes from the mouth to the ‘other end’. It was very messy and gross - we loved it!
The food is chewed up in the mouth and mixed with saliva before travelling down the oesophagus and into the stomach where it is mixed with stomach acids and broken down further.
Then, the food travels through the duodenum and into the small intestine where the nutrients are absorbed into the body.
Next, the leftover food moves into the large intestine where most of the water is absorbed before the waste leaves the body as poo!!
Mixed Media Remembrance Art – Friday 8th November
The children experimented with charcoal in today’s art lesson. They practised drawing and shading and used the charcoal to create different effects. They then applied their new skills, alongside watercolour painting, to create really effective Remembrance Day artwork.
Animals Including Humans – Lesson 1 – Thursday 7th November
Our Autumn 2 science topic is Animals Including Humans. As part of this topic, the children need to understand all about the digestive system.
Today, we ate apple and talked about the journey it would take through our digestive systems. We discussed what happens at each stage and of the digestive process. I bet you can guess which part all of the children found most interesting!
We used string to demonstrate the length of the small intestine and pushed a tennis ball through some tights to demonstrate how food is pushed through the intestines. Then, we had a look inside Jasmine’s body at her digestive system.
Topic – Design and Technology – Bridge Building
As part of our topic this term about Hull’s iconic landmarks, the children were set the task of designing and building an alternative to the Humber Bridge.
DT lessons over the past couple of weeks have focused on exploring bridge designs and structures. The children took inspiration from real life bridges and used them in their designs.
The children first had to decide whether to build a suspension or a truss bridge. Then, they designed their bridges in teams. The children worked really well in their teams to build their bridges.
I am sure that you will agree that the finished products look really impressive. Every person who has walked past them has said “WOW!”
Well done year 4 – you have done a brilliant job!!
On Thursday 3rd October, year 4 went on an Invertebrate Hunt around the school grounds. We found lots of different invertebrates and used identification keys to identify them.
We are experts on living things and know lots about invertebrates.
Just for Fun Quiz
Try this Invertebrate Quiz - you could play kids versus adults.
1: vertebrates have a backbone and invertebrates do not
2: insects, arachnids, annelids, protozoa, crustaceans, molluscs or echinoderms (your child may name a specific animal e.g. worm or spider)
3: exoskeleton (your child may also say cuticle as this is the special name for a centipede's exoskeleton)
5: Arachnids (your child may say spider but there are other types of arachnids such as scorpions)
6: insects have 6 legs and arachnids have 8.