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Year 4 – Gold and Saffron

Welcome to Year 4.

Our Teachers are Miss Farley and Mrs Jennings and our Teaching Assistants are Mr Mullen, Mrs Irwin, Mrs Restell and Mrs Fowkes.

  • Ancient Egyptian Day!

    Wow what a busy day!? There were fabulous costumes and you all made such an effort! We filled the school with a lovely cinnamon smell making our Ancient Egyptian biscuits and enjoyed watching clips and finding out new facts about them. We gave it a go solving some addition and subtraction pyramid problems and even build our own pyramids following a pattern linked to the times tables. This afternoon, we got creative and made a range of jewellery, paintings and sculptures!

  • Airbus Foundation Discovery Space

    Yesterday Year 4 went to the wonderful and exciting Airbus Foundation Discovery Centre where they thoroughly enjoyed all the activities – especially the science play area! Each class got a chance to design and launch rockets (in the rain!) and programme mini-rovers so we could have a race. The children behaved wonderfully and got stuck into every activity. The day ended with an exciting science show involving shrinking pictures and strange behaviour from different solids, liquids and gases! Thank you to all our parent helpers!

     

    Also in choir news, our choir was part of this wonderful project with children singing all around the world! – https://www.singup.org/news-local-events/news-article/view/1363-one-moment-one-people-and-one-massed-choir/

     

  • Summer Term

    Welcome back to our final half term in Year 4.  We have started off by reading ‘The Scarab’s Secret’ by Nick Would and have begun to design our own Egyptian story based on the book.

    In Maths we have revisited place value and had a successful time rounding today.

    Don’t forget our trip is next Thursday 13th June and the coach will be leaving at 9am promptly.  Please remember to send your child in with a packed lunch and drink.

  • Well Done!

    We are so proud of Year 4 and how well they did in their production of “Let Loose”. The children worked so hard to learn all the songs and learn their many lines! We hope that everyone enjoyed the show – we certainly enjoyed performing it!

    Today we finished off our Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Tablets and paid careful attention to detail when painting and filling in all those nooks and crannies in the clay! In Maths this week we have been looking at plotting and translating coordinates on a grid and have improved our ruler work and accuracy when drawing the grid and plotting points.

    Have an excellent half-term  and come back refreshed and ready for your final half-term of year 4!

  • Let Loose!

    This week we have been practising for our performance next week and are looking forward to sharing it with you next Thursday morning.  Please also remember next week is Sustainable St Albans week and we would like your recyclables for our project!

    In maths we have been learning to recognise types of angles as well as use our protractors to measure angles.  We have also started looking at the ancient Egyptian gods.

    Homework has been set and is due in on Wednesday 5th June.

  • Ancient Egypt!

    We have been learning about mummification and linked this to our artwork as we mummified cats and decorated with Ancient Egyptian symbols. In maths we have been learning all about negative numbers and seeing the effect of adding a positive and negative number in a number sentence. In literacy we have been exploring instructional texts and look forward to writing our own Ancient Egyptian themed instructions next week.

    Our performance is fast approaching so please make a big effort to learn your lines this weekend!

  • Plays!

    This week we have been exploring how play scripts are written and have written scenes based on the book “Egyptian Cinderella” concentrating on our punctuation, stage directions and description. On the subject of plays, we are looking forward to our Year 4 performance and will be sending home costume slips and scripts which we would be grateful if you could practise on at home.

    Last week we visited St Peter’s church for a workshop about Easter where the church was split into 5 different settings from the Easter story.

  • Happy Easter!

    We’ve had a busy last week of school and have worked hard to get our lamps and ear defenders finished. A big well done to all the children for working so sensibly when making the electrical circuits and taking care when designing their lampshades. We’ve also been busy finding equivalent fractions and writing some wonderful Narrative Poetry.

    Have a lovely holiday and come back feeling refreshed and ready for more fun!

  • Homework

    Just a quick note about homework.

    The spellings for the Literacy homework are:

    • league
    • tongue
    • plague
    • dialogue
    • fatigue
    • synagogue
    • and any others you can think of!
  • International week!

    We had great fun during International Week exploring all the different games and sports in Europe! We tried out mini-Maypole Dancing and Ski-Jumping, rounders, traditional lawn games and many more! Thank you so much to all the parents and helpers who ran amazing workshops throughout the week!

    This week we are back to finding fractions of amounts and using different measurements in Maths, and reading and writing Narrative Poetry in Literacy! Our lamps for our D&T project are coming together and we hope to show you the finished products soon!