Welcome to Year 4
Please find below a copy of the Year Group Information from the beginning of the year.
Year 4 have made an impressive start to the new academic year. All the Year 4 staff have been impressed with the children’s handwriting, participation in lessons and how tidy they are keeping their new lockers!
In English, we are all enjoying reading Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters. We have been writing detailed setting descriptions using interesting vocabulary and expanded noun phrases. 4S English set have also been practicing their speech punctuation. Here they are acting out part of the story before writing their dialogue.
Art has been enjoyed by all of us in Year 4 and we have some very arty children. We have been re-creating work by Guiseppe Arcimboldo. He was a well known artist whose portraits were made by painting nature and food. Come and see our art work.
In Science, we have been learning about digestion. Here we are locating the organs involved in digestion. We also set up an investigation to find out the effect of cola, orange juice and water on teeth enamel. We were really surprised to see the damage that the acid in the orange juice caused.
As part of our ‘Food around the World’ topic we have also enjoyed a cooking session. We prepared and chopped vegetables and fried them with rice to make an Indonesian dish Nasi Goreng. It was delicious!
Art in year 4
We have been studying traditional designs used on elephants during the Indian festival of Holi.
We then worked in groups to recreate our own Holi Indian elephants.
We needed to use sketching and painting skills but also the skill of reciprocity: working together to create our finished piece.
Look at how colourful our final designs are!
ROMAN INVASION in Y4!
We had an amazing day when Professor McGinty came to visit.
Science has been all about electricity. This topic has been everyone’s favourite. We have learnt how to make circuits, which materials are electrical insulators, electrical symbols and more importantly, how to keep safe around electricity.
In English, we have been writing our own version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. We all really enjoyed reading the story and imagining our own fantasy characters. We also researched the author CS Lewis.
World Book Day was a fantastic day! We all dressed up and the year group was full of Billionaire Boys, Harry Potters, Where’s Wally and Wanda, Fairytale Princesses, Tracy Beaker, Mad Hatters and Queen of Hearts. We began to read our new book – The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Phillip Pullman. This inspired us to create volcano paintings and pastel firework scenes.
This story inspired our art work. We have used pattern and colour to create some pieces based on the white elephant – Hamlet.
Look out for our Indian elephants; they will be arriving soon...