Welcome to Year 4
Class Teacher: Mrs Smedley
This page will contain class newsletters, photos of interesting activities and useful links.
It will be updated every week of the school year to let you know what is happening in school.
Please look at the top of this page to remember what we did in previous years.
Autumn newsletter and topic map
Week beginning 21st October
This week we did some great art based on rangoli patterns to celebrate Diwali. We drew an extra large one on the playground.
In maths we continued our work with division and multiplication. Great to see some children have really done well with methods and moved onto reasoning.
We finished the water horse book so on Friday we watched the film. It was very different to the book but we really enjoyed it.
Week beginning 14th October
This week we wrote up our explanation texts about river and made sure we used fronted adverbials and subordinating conjunctions.
In maths we looked at the short division method. We also had lots of people moving onto the next times table because they had been learning them at home. Well done to those children and keep it up!
Week beginning 7th October
This week we looked at multiplication using the long and short method. We were all good at the method but struggled with some of the times tables. Don't forget to keep learning these.
We started looking at explanation texts about rivers with a view to writing our own next week. There was some great knowledge about rivers demonstrated.
We had parents evening too. If your adults did not a chance to come in, make sure you book an appointment with Mrs Smedley after school.
We had the opportunity to have a skipping workshop with Jodie. It was great fun. Take a look at our pictures below.
Week beginning 30th September
This week we have been using column subtraction with simple calculations and with inverse.
In English, we have been using fronted adverbials with a comma to tell the reader where, when or how.
We have also continued to learn about the three stages of a river in geography.
Week beginning 23rd September
This week we have been writing instruction texts on how to look after a water hose. We have tried to use complex sentences, bossy verbs and adverbs.
In maths we started using column addition but made sure that we thought about place value at the same time.
On Thursday we had our trip to Malham. In the morning it rained, A LOT! But in the afternoon we were lucky enough to enjoy some better weather and an ice cream. We found the sauce of the River Aire and even a waterfall. Take a look at the pictures below.
Week beginning 16th September
This week we continued to read our book about the waterhorse. We started to think about how to take care of one.
In maths we worked on rounding and counting on and back.
On Friday we had colour day. We created some great art to put in our classroom. At the end of the day we had the colour run which was great fun and we raised a lot of money for school.
Week beginning 9th September
This week in English we have been working on using subordinate clauses. They're quite tricky bu we're starting to get there.
In maths we have been rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.
We had D:side Dave on on Friday who talked to us about alcohol and how to stay safe. We put on some glasses to see what it would be like to be drunk. It was horrible!
Week beginning 2nd September.
Welcome back! I hope you had a great holiday and are ready to learn some exciting things.
This week we started doing lots of art based on our class artist, David Hockney. We looked at his use of perspective and tried to recreate some of this.
In English we started reading our class book, The Water Horse. We started making predictions and using noun phrases to describe what we though the water horse might look like.
In maths we have been counting on and doing lots of times table practise.