Welcome to the Year 4 class page

Welcome to Year 4 !

We are a very happy class of 30 children - 15 girls and 15 boys !

Mrs Bates and Mr Lewcock 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 !

Spring Term

 Making our Easter Cards.

Making our Easter Cards.

  Year 4 - St Brigid is our special class saint

 Year 4 - St Brigid is our special class saint

We celebrated our Class Saints Day - St Brigid with our class mass and we were allowed to wear our own clothes that day.  In the afternoon we each designed a panel for a patchwork cloak to celebrate St Brigid.  Archie Costello's mum offered to sew the panels together and produce some embroidery to complete our beautiful cloak. Archie enjoyed wearing the cloak so everybody could see the wonderful design.

 Archie enjoyed modelling our St Brigid Cloak

Archie enjoyed modelling our St Brigid Cloak

 

 

Our fantastic Space week was Out of this World !

 

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Space week - Solar System Scavenger Hunters

 

 We loved the Space Dome Planetarium - we were so excited waiting to investigate inside.

We loved the Space Dome Planetarium - we were so excited waiting to investigate inside.

 Mr Wright brought in his super telescope and showed us how to see the sky.

Mr Wright brought in his super telescope and showed us how to see the sky.

 Our first week back!   Spring Term    Our fantastic Space week was Out of this World          Collective Worship   Year 4 led the whole school Mass for All saints' Day on the 1st November.   

Our first week back!

Spring Term

Our fantastic Space week was Out of this World

 

 

Collective Worship

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

 

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 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.

 

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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.

  

     

 

 

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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.  

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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".

 

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Charity Work

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

 

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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!

 

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