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Welcome to Year 4!

 


Mr Cook is the Year 4 class teacher, with teaching assistants, Mrs Cresswell, who both works part time, and Mrs Troop who supports the class all week. 

Mrs Lambert teaches P.E and Mrs Holland teaches Spanish on a Wednesday afternoon. 

This is our class page where you can find out about what we are learning and resources to help you.

 

Expectations in Year 4

 

  • Reading Diary and book in school every day
  • Reading at least 4 times a week at home.
  • Diary check on Fridays.
  • Homework is given out on a Thursday and due back in on following Tuesday.
  • Spelling Test every Monday.
  • Children to take responsibility bringing in their own equipment

 

PE

 

Year 4 PE is on a Wednesday afternoon (outdoor) and Friday afternoon (indoor). The children have been put into 2 groups for

 

Please ensure that children have the correct equipment for P.E (Shorts/ T-shirt/ Trainers/ Joggers and Jumpers for cold weather) and for swimming, trunks for boys (no baggy shorts), 1 piece suit for girls (no bikinis) and a towel.

Homework

In Year 4, homework will given out on Thursday and is to be returned by the following Tuesday. The homework will be either Maths or English and will be a consolidation of what we are learning in class. Weekly spelling will also be sent home on a Monday for pupils to learn throughout the week.  Please support your child with their homework, if you have any questions, please come and see us.

Year 4 Spellings

 

As spelling is an important part of writing, the children practise a different group of spellings each week. These are sent home as homework and we work on them during school time too. The children will be quizzed on their weekly spellings each Monday. The weekly spellings for Autumn 1 can be seen below.

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Year 4 Timetable
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What's coming up in this term

To see what you will be learning about this term in Year 4, follow the link below to Curriculum.

Year 3 and 4 Spelling List

By the end of year 4 the children need to be able to spell the majority of this list.

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World Book Day

In celebration of world book day we took a trip to Strays bookshop in Newark town centre. Each child had a book token which they could exchange for a free book! There were plenty to choose from and we returned with a wide range of exciting stories to read.

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The snow days interrupted our planned activities for world book day but we weren't going to let the snow fall ruin our fun. A week later than planned we all dressed up as our favourite book characters. In true Lovers' Lane style the effort and turn out was fantastic.
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Trent Bridge Trip

 

Our class were lucky enough to visit the world famous Trent Bridge.  Our day at the amazing cricket ground was action packed from start to end. We had a tour of the ground, took part in some fun cricket related maths, history and geography lesson and even visited the Trent Bridge library, the second largest cricket library in the world. It was here we heard some funny stories about the history of cricket from Peter, the librarian. Of course, the day would not have been complete without trying our hand a spot of cricket. Graeme, our coach, organised 2 fun filled sessions for us that enabled us to further develop our cricket skills. 

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Cricket Session

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Topic Area

Extreme Survival

Our topic for the spring term is 'Extreme Survival'. We are looking at how living things survive in Antarctica, the Sahara desert and under the sea. This is a very exciting topic where the children will develop their geography skills and learn about the amazing Antarctic expeditions of Ernest Shackleton and Captain Robert Falcon Scott.

Visit from a real Antarctic explorer

 

Over the course of the Spring term, we have been reading about 2 famous Antarctic explorers. The children have been enthralled by the amazing survival story of Earnest Shackleton and the tragical tale of Captain Robert Falcon Scott. One afternoon, we were visited by Mr.Durrant who has trekked to the both the North and South Pole. Mr.Durrant shared with us his amazing experiences, as we followed his travels troughs series of photos. We also tried on Arctic clothing, tried freeze dried food and even had a go at  pulling a pulk (the sledge used in the Arctic and Antarctica).

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park

 

In order to enhance our 'Extreme Survival' topic, we took a trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The purpose of our trip was to learn more about the animals that adapt to extreme environments in order to survive. Being able to get up close to animals which we have been studying in class was a fantastic experience. Visiting 'Project Polar' was particularly special as the 4 Polar Bears that live there are the only ones living in the UK, the Giraffe enclosure was another highlight. Our day also included an adaption workshop with one of the parks rangers. Here we learnt even more interesting facts about how animals survive in extreme environments such as the Arctic, the rainforest and hot deserts. We also had the opportunity to hold and touch Giant African Snails 🐌, Hissing Cockroaches and a Corn Snake 🐍. The weather was not kind, however the rainy conditions did not dampen the children's spirits. Have a look at the photos from our day.

Stone Age Brackenhurst Time Travel Day

 

To support our learning of the Stone Age we took a trip to Brackenhurst. There we completely submerged ourselves in the past with Stone Age activities in the woods. We dressed in Stone Age costumes, made shelters to eat our lunch in and took part in a whole host of exciting activities. These included, cave paintings, willow weaving, medallion making, sculpting clay heads and orienteering. Have a look at our fun filled day below:

Our Biscuit Stone Henge

 

As part of our Stone Age topic we have been researching the magnificent Stone Henge. Here we are replicating the colossal stone structure out of biscuits. Yes, we did eat them afterwards! 

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Maths Area

 

In year 4 we love maths, particularly when it is practical. We use a wide range of resources to support our learning.

 

Multiplication

 

Here we are using Dienes blocks, Numicon and place value counters to assist us with formal written multiplication.

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Area and Perimeter

 

Recently, our maths focus has been area and perimeter. To better support our work, we have been getting hands on with practical activities. We even took one of our lessons outside to measure shapes with different areas and perimeter in the playground.

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Fractions

 

Lego is the perfect way to help us understand fractions. Here we are building models and getting our partner to identify the fraction of each colour brick. We created some wierd and wonderful models and mastered identifying fractions of a whole.

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Year 4 Stars 💫

 

As as well as the exciting things we do in school, our year 4 stars are equally busy outside of school. Here you can see some of our accomplishments.

Cheerleading

Our superstar cheerleader, competes all over the country with her cheer squad. They are alway bringing home trophies 🏆 #goteam 🙌👏

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Music

Our budding pianist has recently started piano lessons and look how good she is already. We can't wait for your next performance!

Mary had a little lamb

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