Welcome to Class 4CW
Our teachers are Mrs Webb and Mrs Corstin and our teaching assistant is Mrs Riding.
Our P.E day is Wednesday, please ensure children have their full kit in school.
Book bags should come to school every Monday. It is important that home readers are shared at home and returned to school.
Children are encouraged to bring a bottle of water to school every day. In 4CW we all have a place to store our bottle and can help ourselves throughout the day. This is particularly important as we enter the summer months.
Spellings will be given out at the start of each half term. It is beneficial for the children to practise both at home and in school, in preparation for a weekly test every Friday.
R.E – Pentecost
During Pentecost we will be thinking about the way we live our lives, the way we treat others, and by our words and actions, show if we have an attitude of service.
Often we are especially influenced by those whose actions speak powerfully of a life of service.
We will be discussing people who have impressed us deeply because of the way they live. We will consider how we are inspired these people.
English- Poetry Study
This half term we will be studying the work of Benjamin Zephaniah.
We will share his poetry and create our own poems based on his style.
We start the summer term looking at fractions. In the next few weeks we will be adding and subtracting fractions as well as looking at fractions more than one.
Our Topic this term is The Anglo Saxons. We will be asking questions and investigating how the invasion of the Anglo Saxons changed Britain.
Our P.E this half term is athletics. We will be working on our sprinting, high and long jump. This week we have recorded our personal bests. Our highest jumper jumped an impressive 95cm.
Designing for a purpose
Year 4- Electrical Components
This week, year four have been working with electrical components. We were lucky enough to have a D.T workshop delivered by the talented Steph O’Donnell.
The children worked with specialist tools to design and make a moving animal. They stripped wires, added a motor and made their own switch from scratch.They were required to accurately measure, cut and glue.
When a battery was added the children were delighted with the results.
They can’t wait to paint them and then take them home to show off.
We have been exploring electrical circuits and the job of a battery. We created our own batteries using fruits and measured the energy created. We found that the banana did not make a great battery but the lemon did.
Later we created electrical circuits using different materials. We investigated whether a material was an insulator or conductor based on the light energy produced. We were surprised to find that graphite was a good conductor.
In year 4 we have loved exploring the work of Benjamin Zephaniah. We were amazed to learn that he left school unable to read or write. He went on the write poetry which reached millions. His work is best performed, especially 'Talkin Turkeys' and 'Dis Poetry'. We have looked at how Zephaniah used non-standard English in his work to add to the musicality and reflect his carribean roots.
We have some great performers in 4CW.
This term we will be looking at riddles, dilemma stories and persuasive advertisements. Also, in the lead up to Christmas, we will be doing some exciting work based upon a short Christmas film called, 'The Bear and the Hare'.
In addition to our English lessons, we will be doing lots of grammar, handwriting and spelling. Weekly spellings will be given out each Monday to be tested on Friday.
Here are some useful websites to practise your English skills at home:
This term we will be learning to add, subtract, multiply and divide larger numbers using different written and mental methods. We will be learning to measure length, area and perimeter. We will also be looking at fractions.
Every morning, the children will do maths based wake up work so please be here on time! Calculating at nine will be continuing this year and children will be given times table homework every week.
Here are some useful websites to practise your maths skills at home:
This term our RE topics are:
We will also be celebrating Harvest later this term.
Design and Technology Week
This week we have been looking at healthy snacks. We have discussed what is already on the market and participated in food tasting to find out what we enjoy in 4CW.
We all tried something new, from honey to raspberries.
Following our research we decided what we would like to include in a healthy granola bar.
Please find the ingredients list below as I’m sure the children would love to have another go at home.
Brown sugar and butter
We worked on our peeling and grating skills and especially enjoyed getting messy grating the chocolate.
Check out or pics!!!
Home or Away?
For our first topic, we will study and compare three places: one local, one European and one American. We will look at both the physical and human geographical features focusing upon how water has impacted upon the area.
The River Mersey will be an important focus of this topic and we will be planning our first trip very soon- watch this space!
Our residential visit to Condover Hall will take place from the 25th February to the 28th February 2019. Letters were given out at the end of Year Three so if you haven't already returned your permission slip, please get it in as soon as possible. If you need any more information, please see one of the Year Four teachers.