The Year 4 team are Mr Page and Miss Topham, supported by Mrs Turner and Mrs Dascenzo.
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 fabulous two weeks it has been. The children have been more enthusiastic than ever, even though we are coming to the end of our first term. Last week we all got a little bit messy by making paper maiche ARP helmets, everybody loved it though. This week we have started our Science topics: LT are doing electricity and AP are doing sound, both classes have been engaging and have had the opportunity to do some practical Science. Next week we will start to hand out scripts for our Christmas production.
Thank you to all those that attended our parents morning, apologies for the confusion again and hopefully you can make it next time.
This week we have been working really hard on writing character descriptions. The children have excelled and written some marvellous pieces. In maths we have been ordering numbers using our place value skills and this has been very successful. The world war 2 topic this week has produced some epic propaganda posters as well as some authentic identity cards and ration books - the children have loved it!
WOW, this lot are flying through and really starting to show off properly what they can do each and every lesson. Our expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbial work has been excellent this week and they are being used more frequently without prompting which is brilliant. In Maths we have been learning about counting backwards through zero as well as comparing numbers beyond 1000 using language the correct language (greater than, less than and equal to). Everybody has been a true superstar and really given it their all. In topic we have been looking at jobs on the home front (ARP warden, women in factories, evacuees, growing our own vegetables) and how this contributed to the war also we have made our own propaganda posters on the iPads. Have a lovely weekend, you must all be tired with how hard you've worked, well done!
This week has been another exciting week for year 4 at Spire! Mr Page's class have had their second drum lesson and the children learnt how to play 5 different sounds on their African drums. Miss Topham's class have had a wonderful week and written fabulous news reports about the start of world war 2. We are finishing the week by doing active maths Friday where the children learn about their maths topic of the week, do exercise, learn and have fun all at the same time!
Well we are have hit year 4 full steam ahead. The children in all of year 4 have been engaging well in all lessons, listening well and working hard. The children are really getting in to our Carrie's War book in English and have created some fabulous noun phrase work. In maths we have been looking at recognising the value of a digit in a 4-digit number which they can all do brilliantly as well as beginning finding 1000 more. We finished maths on a high this week by participating in active maths - fun was had all round. We have been looking further in to our World War 2 topic and have begun to make our very own newspaper articles to announce the beginning of the war. In R.E we were praised by Mr Shaw by how fabulous our newspaper articles on Noah's Ark were. Keep up the good work and have a fantastic weekend.
From the Year 4 team