The Year 4 team are Mr Page and Miss Topham, supported by Mrs Young.
We are all excited to begin the new academic year with a full, fun-packed curriculum and have organised a range of exciting activities for your child to enjoy.
What a fantastic morning. Thank you to all the parents for getting fully involved in Active Maths recap of knowledge. I'm sure you will agree with us that the children's maths knowledge has come a long way since September and they have retained all information very well. Hopefully you got lots of steps in too, we absolutely love active maths!
Art Week was truly tremendous, all the children (and adults) got into the full spirit of art week and produced some excellent costumes for our Art parade. At times it wasn't easy and we were under a quick time schedule but everybody worked really hard and it was nice to witness so many children supporting and lending a hand to their peers. It is safe to say that our cleaners will be grateful it is over due to the everyday glitter carpets and more but it really was good fun. Everybody looked fantastic during the parade and thank you to say many of you that came out to support us! Same again next year?
This week it was sports day and all the children were involved in a fabulous sporting event organised by Miss Horton.Unfortunately, the sun didn't shine, however, everybody, including the parents had a wonderful time. Somehow, Mr Page's class won the trophy as the lower school champions.
Fantastic first week back and it has been exceptionally busy, all the children have coped very well (unsure about the staff - joking!). We have begun our final topics as Year 4s at Spire Junior School and time really will fly, can't believe the first week is coming to a close. In Maths we have been interpreting different types of pictograms and creating our own by doing our own research into different topics and inputting them into our own pictograms. In English, we have started to look at short stories focusing on our Year 4 curriculum targets. In History, we have begun to look at the Romans: who they are, where they come from, why and where they invaded. We will begin to look at what they brought over with them and what we still use today. We will be looking at the Romans during Art every other Monday.
Finally, just a reminder that Sports Day is Tuesday 12th June, starting around 10am. LT colour is blue and AP colour is green. Have a fabulous weekend and a well earned rest.
As always it has been a busy one, not just for children but for staff to. Thank you to the children for being very considerate of the year 6's who took their SATs this week. Well done to Y4LT on their class assembly, you all worked exceptionally hard in such a small time frame and many staff members and children have reported how much they enjoyed it, so well done again! In maths this week we have been converting between different units of measurement which has required us to times and divide by 10, 100 and 1000, making that decimal point jump once, twice or three times - tricky stuff. In English we made slime for our instruction writing - the children ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! It is a lesson I will be repeating every year as they had so much fun doing it, their instructions on it will be fantastic because of it. In Topic we have been looking at 4-figure grid references and fact files based on different places, we have also started to grasp the understanding of human and physical features. Have a well earned break this weekend Y4 :)