Year 4@Hewish 2017-18

WELCOMImage result for inspirational quotesE BACK!

I hope you have all had a wonderful summer and managed to have some fun in the sun.  The Year 4 team ( Mrs Clark and Mrs Hall) are looking forward to getting to know the new Year 4 crew and working together to have a fantastic year.

TERM 1 WEEK 1

We have had a great time getting to know each other this week and have had fun playing games and community builder activities as well as learning.  We discussed what we need to be like as learners and thought carefully how to be a Champion Learner.  The children seem to have grown up over the summer and have come into Year 4 with great attitudes which has allowed them to produce some fabulous work this week. Well done Year 4 crew!

TERM 1 WEEK 3 – Calling all helpers! Year 3 and 4 crews are off on a trip on Thursday to Weston Museum and seafront to carry out some Geography and History work.  We urgently need helpers who are able to come along for the day.  Year 4 need one adult more! Year 3 need a few! Please speak to any off the staff to let them know if you can help and have the necessary checks.

The year 4 crew have been developing their skills across the curriculum this week in many areas.  We have been actors, artists, problem solvers, mathematicians and writers.  The children acted out scenes from our text The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and really remembered lots from the story. Also this week we have been learning about perspective in Art and used scenes from Narnia to draft and redraft our work and used water colours to finish off the final draft.

Georgia’s Narnia

 

Katie’s Narnia

TERM 1 Week 4

We had an interesting trip to the newly refurbished museum in Weston super Mare on Thursday this week.  The children were so interested in all of the exhibits and asked lots of questions.  There is a fantastic section all about Weston in the past which let the children see up close what clothing was like then as well as many other things.

We then interviewed members of the public to find out their thoughts on what they like about living in Weston and what they think would make Weston even better. |The children were so polite, confident and clearly enjoyed interviewing people.

Our trip ended in the sunshine with the children having fun on the beach creating sand sculptures.

Term 1 Week 7

We have had a fun time learning how similes and metaphors help to make poetry more interesting.  We analysed the poem ” The Sea” by James Reeves as it is full of metaphors and compares the sea to a dog really well.

IMG_2153[1]  Click link to see Year 4 performing the poem.

IMG_2154[1] Click here for more Year 4 Crew performing the poem.

 

TERM 2 Week 1

Welcome Back!  I hope everyone had a restful week off.

We have had a busy first week and the children have enjoyed learning in many areas of the curriculum.

In English we have started a new book called Gregory Cool and we have spent time getting to know the characters and learning how to infer meaning and use retrieval skills in reading.  Please can I ask that you spend ten minutes each day if possible to check your child’s reading and understanding.  It really does make a big difference.

In maths we are learning to multiply and divide. We took our time exploring what it really means to multiply and to divide using apples, counters, pens and people.  I think we’ve got it now! Further work was to learn our 9 times table which we are pretty good at now. Keep practicing at home.  We will be focusing on the 6, 7 and 9 times tables this term.

We had a visit from a local town councillor, John who knows much about Weston super Mare in the past.  He spent time sharing facts with the children and answered their questions. The children were fascinated and loved soaking up more facts about Weston’s history. Look at the concentration on their faces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our PE this term is gymnastics which is taught by one of our experienced sports coaches and is always fun and tiring. Our other session of PE will be handball. Please can you ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school all week as it is a really important part of the curriculum and they enjoy lessons so much especially with the coaches.

We are developing our Computing skills in coding  by using a program called Scratch.  The children are starting to create sets of instructions in code to make a character move around a scene. Some are also adding in sounds and music.

Until next time…