Welcome to the Year 4 class page

Welcome to Year 4 !

We are a very happy class of 29 children - 14 girls and 15 boys !

Mrs Harvey and Mrs Bates are our class teachers. Mrs Russell is here with us every day to help with our work and she always keeps us all well-organised ! We are very pleased to be in our new classroom and are especially excited about doing P.E with Mrs Harvey and our new Science topics with Mrs Bates.

Our first week back!   Collective Worship Year 4 led the whole school Mass for All saints' Day on the 1st November.  

Our first week back!

 

Collective Worship

Year 4 led the whole school Mass for All saints' Day on the 1st November.

 

all saints mass.jpg
In our collective worship in the first week, the children chose to read the story of The Samaritan Woman and share a special prayer about caring for everybody. We also enjoyed the light from the special new candles provided by Mrs Harvey.   RE Autumn 2   In RE this half term, our topic is "Trust in God".  So far we have: read the story of Jesus Calming the Storm; looked at the life of Saint Francis and learnt about Zechariah.   Autumn 1    In RE this half term our topic is "The Bible".  We enjoyed reading about the different people in the Old Testament who showed trust in God.  We then looked at these paintings of the Annunciation to discuss beliefs about Mary.   

In our collective worship in the first week, the children chose to read the story of The Samaritan Woman and share a special prayer about caring for everybody. We also enjoyed the light from the special new candles provided by Mrs Harvey.

 

RE

Autumn 2

  In RE this half term, our topic is "Trust in God".  So far we have: read the story of Jesus Calming the Storm; looked at the life of Saint Francis and learnt about Zechariah.

 

Autumn 1

   In RE this half term our topic is "The Bible".  We enjoyed reading about the different people in the Old Testament who showed trust in God.  We then looked at these paintings of the Annunciation to discuss beliefs about Mary.

  

   

 

 

annunciation 2.jpg

English

Autumn 2 

In this half term, we are reading "Christophe's Story".  This is a book about a Rwandan refugee who comes to live in England.  During anti-bullying week, we looked at the character of Jeremy in the book who bullies Christophe when he first arrives at his new school.  

 

christophe's story.jpg

Autumn 1

In this half term we looked at the use of determiners, speech marks and prepositions whilst writing our own version of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff".  

Maths

Autumn 1

In Maths, we learnt about place value, Roman Numerals, negative numbers and rounding.  We worked as a team to crack the code using our rounding skills.

 

IMG_4605.JPG
IMG_4604.JPG

GEOGRAPHY

Autumn 2

This half term we are looking at rivers.  The children have made a list of questions they want to find the answers to and they have located rivers on a UK map.

 

Autumn 1

During the first half term, the children enjoyed a walk around Otley as part of our Geography topic.  We also linked it to our English work as we wrote a non-chronological report about some of the landmarks of Otley. 

 

During our work Otley, the children also enjoyed discussing whether Otley should re-open the Lido.

During our work Otley, the children also enjoyed discussing whether Otley should re-open the Lido.

PE

Autumn 1

This half term the children enjoyed taking part in different athletic events including running, jumping and throwing.  The children enjoyed measuring how far they could jump and then seeing if they could improve the distance.

IMG_0051.JPG

PSHCE

Our first PSHCE topic this year was "Democracy"  so we were very lucky to welcome Mr Mulholland into our class, a former MP, to tell us what life is like at Parliament - we loved hearing stories of all the famous people he had met and some of the strange laws that have existed.

 

IMG_4738.JPG

Topic Weeks

The first topic week of the year was - "Local Heroes".  We enjoyed visits from Guide dogs, police, nurses and from Mrs Pratt and Mrs Condliffe who spoke to the school about a charity called "Mary's Meals".

 

IMG_0109.JPG

Charity Work

In September, we all enjoyed raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support by making and eating cakes.

 

IMG_0054.JPG

In the autumn  term, the whole school brought in donations for the shoe box appeal which send Christmas presents to children around the world.  Here is a photo of Year 4 putting them into Mrs Pratt's car on their first part of the journey!

 

IMG_0017.JPG