The autumn term is always a busy time for children in Year 4 with lots of new learning taking place. English and Mathematics will continue to be taught daily and focus on key writing skills and mathematical calculations. Times tables are an area requiring continuing improvement, please encourage your child to learn and revisit times tables they are struggling with as this knowledge aids so much of their learning in maths. There will be a strong emphasis on learning and recalling times tables up to 12 x 12 as children in Year 4 will be taking take part in the National Multiplication Test later on in the year. More information will be provided nearer the time.
This year we are continuing with our exciting, thematic approach to teaching. This allows children to make connections between areas of learning and consolidate skills. All the themes chosen deliver the programmes of study for the National Curriculum and this term our topic will be ‘Fanta’SEA’ World’.
MFL, R.E and Science will be taught discreetly. In our Science work, we will be studying “Changes of State, including the water cycle”.
During the Summer Term, your child will have the opportunity to complete a Level 1 bikeability training course. In order to participate, children will need to be confident riding a bike and will need to bring a bike and helmet into school. More details to follow later in the school year.
Also during the Summer Term, there will be a residential stay at Conwy. More details will follow during the term.
Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
Year 4 PE sessions are:
Class 13 – Tuesday and Wednesday
Class 14 – Tuesday and Friday
Class 15 – Tuesday and Wednesday
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times; PE kits can be purchased from the school office. We ask that children also have an outdoor P.E kit for the colder months. This should consist of trainers, jogging bottoms and a tracksuit top.
Water bottles are available at a cost of 20p each. We will continue with morning toast up until close of register and should you wish, children can bring a piece of fruit to school for their morning snack.
Children in Year 4 receive regular homework: purple creative homework books will continue and phonic spellings will be given out on a Wednesday and tested on the following Wednesday. Children will also be tested on age related spellings, these will be given out on a Friday and tested on the following Friday.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. We anticipate a busy and exciting term ahead and we thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
Miss Hannon/Mrs Humpherson Mr Holmes Mrs Mahmood
Fantastic completed seascapes in the style of Claude Monet!
Really impressed with the art skills in Year 4! Check out our seascapes in the style of Monet.
Children enjoyed learning about how living things can be grouped in a variety of ways. They learnt all about insects, annelids, molluscs and arachnids! Children were so engrossed they wanted to carry out their own research.
Year 4 children were amazed that Aaron Becker could tell a story without words. They used inference skills to answer questions in their Whole Class Reading Session.
We recreated a tsunami to help us learn about the effects.
Thank you to all parents/carers who joined Year 4's P.E class. We hope you enjoyed it as much as the children.
Children are really enjoying their Fanta 'SEA' topic! Here are a few examples of our work so far!
Children wrote some super character descriptions for a suspense story.
In Maths children have been using place value counters to add 1,10, 100 and 1000.
Year 4 had a fantastic time on their residential. They all enjoyed their time at Conwy, whether it was making their way down in to the Bronze Age Mines, taking a tram up the Orme, climbing the spiral stairs in Conwy Castle, eating ice-cream and chips on the beach, having fun in the arcade or relaxing in the youth hostel!
Year 4 had a lovely day celebrating all things Asian! Children had the opportunity to make Chinese fans, design mehndi patterns, learn an Indian dance, create rangoli patterns, listen to Arjan play his dhol drum and participate in a delicious Indian feast made by Mrs Suwali! Thank you to parents/carers for providing children with their amazing outfits.
Look at our amazing creative homework!
Year 4 children loved celebrating World Book Day!
Year 4 children thoroughly enjoyed their visit from West Midlands Fire Service. The children watched a short film to show how quickly fire spreads, then learnt about:
- Smoke detectors
- Escape plans
- Emergency calls
- Fire hazards
- Stop, drop and roll
- Pedestrian safety
- In-car safety
During the session they learnt vital life saving skills.
We composed some emotive poems and created some super poppy pictures to commemorate Remembrance Day.
Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Tamworth Castle where they had the opportunity to dress up as Anglo-Saxon soldiers, take part in an archaeological dig and re-enact a battle! The children were a credit to Elston Hall, asking relevant questions and impressing the staff at Tamworth castle with their knowledge about Anglo-Saxons.
We loved celebrating Elston Hall's 80th anniversary! It was fun to experience school life in the 1930's.
In DT we have been learning about healthy eating. Our healthy sandwiches were delicious!
Photos from 2017/2018
Year 4 getting to grips with their hand signals!
Year 4 have had a wonderful experience at Aldersley High School learning about cells and acids. The pupils participated in a range of activities.
Classes 13 and 15 enjoyed their trip to Aldersley today. Both classes enjoyed carrying out science experiments. Class 13 were able to use the microscopes to look at onion cells. Class 15 looked at how metals react with certain acids.
Well done to Rithik, Kai, Zaara and Katelyn who participated in the Year 4 Mathematics Challenge at Wolverhampton Girls' High School! Our four mathematicians enjoyed mental challenges and logical problems whilst competing against 70 other teams! We are still awaiting official results but are extremely proud of the effort and focus of them all!
This afternoon Year 4 were lucky enough to have the opportunity to participate in a fencing workshop. The children enjoyed learning the techniques required within the sport.
Year 4 Asia Day
Year 4 enjoyed a unique school day this week, as we celebrated our Asia day. Children were invited to come dressed in Asian clothing or wear the colours of an Asian country's flag. We even had some children who drew the flags onto t-shirts.
We started our morning by making Chinese flags and fortune cookies. We then danced our socks off in the hall to some Indian music, which we all enjoyed.
After play we learnt about Rangoli patterns and the importance they have during Diwali. We even created our own designs on the playground using chalk.
The highlight of our day was tasting Asian food including; rice, poppadums', chickpea curry, prawn crackers and chapattis. It was very tasty and lots of the children were trying food for the first time which was good to see.
We hope all the children had a fantastic day celebrating our Geography topic of Asia.
Please click on the link below for the powerpoint from the parents meeting on 27th November about Year 4's residential to Conwy.
Year 4 welcomed the Fire service to inform us about fire safety. We learnt what we should do to prevent a fire such as fitting smoke alarms and closing our doors when we go to bed. Also we learnt what to do if we were in a situation where fire was present.
Look at our fantastic homework!