Welcome to Year 4's Class Page
Class Teacher - Mrs Crossland
Thank You ...
...very much for sending a collection of bottles for our summer gala. We had so many brought to school, thank you very much Year 4 for your generosity.
In our science lesson today, we went outside to see the effects of the heat and a gentle breeze on our writing and drawing. We used water as our liquid. We talked about evaporation which is what happens to the water. Our pictures and writing evaporated into water vapour (gas) so quickly because it was so warm. We then drew round a huge patch of water to see how quickly it evaporated in the sun. It had totally evaporated 20 minutes after we threw the water.
Today we had the opportunity to work with the Miraculum Choir from Hungary. The girls sounded AMAZING when they sang. Our choir got to perform at a concert with them after school and we were lucky enough to work with them during the afternoon.
What a great experience!
Mad Science Day
What an amazing day we had when we had Mad Science visit our school. We got to carry out lots of tasks to do with electricity which we’ve been learning about in our science lessons. We’ve certainly become experts making circuits, sorting insulators and conductors as well as creating a buzz wire.
Click here to see the work we will be doing this term.
Reasons to Read
As part of our Book Week we created posters showing five fabulous reasons to read. We looked at all the posters that were created by our class and voted for our top five reasons:
1 It helps you to relax
2 You learn new things
3 It helps to improve our writing
4 We can explore the world and have imaginary adventures
5 You can do it with anyone at any age
Our posters will be on display at parents’ evening for you to look at all our wonderful ideas.
We loved our session of book buddies with Y1 as part of our Book Week activities.
We got to show off our reading skills and so did they.
We loved learning all about Australia. We had an email from Tom who used to go to our school. He told us about their different way of life, we decided we’d like to go on holiday there because it sounds amazing: surf lessons at high school, a pool in the back garden and Christmas on the beach.
In class today we tried vegemite, only a few of us liked it. We researched facts about Australia, made koalas and painted aboriginal pictures to tell a story.
We had a great time at our Christmas party! A very special visitor, Father Christmas, joined us in our classroom and gave us all a gift. We had fun playing several games: snowman drive, don’t eat...reindeer game, following instructions and drawing a picture on our heads; and trying to cut and eat chocolate whilst wearing gloves, a hat and a scarf. Some of us had plenty of chocolate.
Well bringing a cuddly to school has been a very popular choice Y4. You decided on the type of rewards you wanted at the start of the year: this one has definitely been the most popular so far! Well done this group for excellent teamwork.
Thank you very much Y4 to you and your parents for their fantastic contributions of chocolate. We are going to prepare our own wrappers and vote which ones we want to use to cover the bars with ready for the school fayre. Next we’ll have to decide on a price that we are going to sell it for so we can make a profit.
Your contributions will help to raise money for school, we really hope you’ll be at the fayre on
Friday 1st December at 3:00-4:30pm.
Here we are busy making our wrappers ready for the fayre. We’ve decided to sell the bars for £1 and £1.30: we’re hoping to make plenty of money on our stall. One of our class members came up with a great snappy slogan ‘If you’re feeling kinda down, think of something brown...eat chocolate!’
Well done boys and girls, you are the first two groups to achieve your reward: bring a cuddly to school for the day. You’ve earned this through working hard and have decided together which one to choose. Which group will win an award next?
Today we performed our class assembly in front ouf the whole school.
Year 4 you were AMAZING! You had clear speaking voices, remembered your parts well and sang beautifully. You did a great job of explaining how to look after teeth. What superstar performers you are!
Children In Need
Our School Council suggested that we had a ‘ramble’ in our school grounds. We joined the other class of Y4 and the Y2’s and had a great time searching for the Pudsey and Plush clues.
Thank you to everyone who donated £1 towards a great cause.
The Iron Man
Our Iron Man display is complete! We have had so many compliments about our super work and models. Some of our Iron Man models are dotted around school, see if you can spot them.
Mrs Jones, our music specialist, asked us to put the pictures of Ludwig Van Beethoven in chronological order as we have been learning about several composers. We were quite surprised with his age on some of the pictures.
Seen as we are learning about digestion in science, we tried to show what happens to food using everyday objects.
First we used scissors as teeth to bite the banana and the crackers. We pushed it around with our finger like the action of our tongue whilst we added some water like the saliva.
Next we added orange juice (the acid) after putting the food into a sealed bag (like our stomach) and passed it around squishing the food up.
Following that we tipped the squished up food through the leg of a pair of tights (the intestines). The liquid that came out was left in the tray as if it was being absorbed by the body.
Finally we squeezed the leftover food out through a hole in a cup. This was the waste.
Some of us loved getting involved whereas others thought it was GROSS!
The Iron Man
Well there was a buzz in our classroom today...we have designed and created models of an Iron Man for our homework. We have nearly finished reading the story by Ted Hughes in our literacy lessons. We enjoyed bringing the story to life with our very own Iron Man models.
Year 4 these are amazing, well done!
We have been learning about the digestive system in science. We have learnt lots of new facts about the organs in our bodies and their functions.
We worked together in pairs to match the function to the organ.
Posters about how to keep our teeth healthy
Here are our posters about how to have healthy teeth.
We know we must brush our teeth twice a day, visit the dentist regularly, eat healthy food and drink water rather than sugary drinks.
Two girls in our class have even set up their own investigation at home. They have used milk, lemonade and dilute blackcurrant. There were surprises here too. Mr Gilmore wondered what effect the blackcurrant would have...we think he might stick to drinking water after seeing these results!
We have set up an investigation in our class to see which liquid does the most damage to our teeth. We have used boiled eggs and observed the changes over several days. The eggshell was like the enamel on our teeth. We know that enamel is thicker on our teeth but we couldn't believe the results. We have used water, apple juice, orange juice and cola. We left one egg in an empty jar as the control so we could see how the egg shell had changed.
We have used lots of scientific skills: predicting, fair testing, observing, writing a method of how to do the investigation then a conclusion to sum up our findings.
Have a look at one of our results sheets below.
We definitely agree that water was the best choice.
In our science lessons we have been learning about teeth and their functions. We've looked at our own teeth and labelled a diagram. Today we did a practical science session to see how our teeth work.
We used scissors for incisors which cut food, forks for our canines which tear food and rolling pins for our molars which grind food. We had jelly babies, apple, mint imperials and biscuits to see if we agreed with the functions of our teeth. Afterwards we enjoyed a biscuit and tried eating with our different teeth to see which was the easiest. We all agreed that it was better to use our incisors to bite then our molars to grind and crush the biscuit before we swallowed it.
Roald Dahl Day 13th September 2017
We used our ICT skills to research interesting facts about Roald Dahl.
We were surprised to find out that he had been a fighter pilot when he was younger as well as inventing a medical device which helped to save his son's life.