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Year 4 – Spring 2

This half term we are learning:

  • Maths: 2 D shapes, coordinates, time
  • English: A wishing story, formal and informal letters
  • Science: Electricity
  • Topic: The Romans
  • RE: Lent and Easter
  • PSHE: Forgiveness
  • Art/DT: Roman Art
  • PE (Wednesdays): Invasion games
  • ICT: Research on The Romans

Dates to note:

19th March: trip to Kala Sangam and Bradford Cathedral

27th– 29th March: Residential to Castleton

Mrs Hallworth

Year 4’s Mummy

Over the past few weeks, we have been learning about the mummification process used in Ancient Egypt so we have mummified a banana!

The children had fun pretending the banana was an actual body. First, they inserted a metal rod into the nose, trying to liquify the brain in order to remove it. Then, they performed an incision on the left hand side of the banana to remove the organs. After that, they rubbed the inside and outside of the banana with salt. Next, they mummified it, wrapping it up with bandages. Finally, they placed the mummified banana into a sarcophagus. Every Friday, we have been checking changes to observe the different stages of decay.

Here are some of the photos of this experiment.

Mrs Hallworth, Mr Collier and Mr Daynes

Super Sounds in Year 4

Today, Year 4 were very noisy!! But it was all for a good reason: we were learning about sound. The children had to find out how different instruments make different sounds and how the pitch can change.

They explored the sounds made by various instruments in pairs and then had to present their findings to the class which was not always easy, but they got there in the end. So well done, Year 4. Keep up the good work!

Mrs Hallworth

Year 4’s Hindu Shrine

Last Friday, in RE,  Year 4 learnt that Hindus can worship in a temple called a Mandir or at home and that they do so in front of a shrine. A shrine  can be anywhere in your home and usually has a murti (statue of a Hindu god or goddess), a bell, some kum kum powder, some water, some fruit  and some flowers.

The children enjoyed designing their own shrine in our classroom and making flowers for it.

Well done, Year 4!

Mrs Hallworth, Mr Collier and Mr Daynes

Year 4 Spring Term 1

Happy New Year to everyone!!

This half term we are learning:

  • Maths: Geometry (Types of lines, angles, 2D and 3D shapes)
  • English: Poetry (Rhythm and Rap poems), Myths and Legends, Instructions
  • Science: Sound
  • Topic: Ancient Egypt
  • RE: Epiphany, Hinduism (What does it mean to be a Hindu today?)
  • PSHE: Honesty
  • Art/DT: Egyptian Art
  • PE (Tuesdays): Gymnastics
  • ICT: Fact files (Word)

Dates to note:

18th January: Visit to Bradford Cathedral and Kala Salam

9th February: Egyptian workshop

PE lessons are on Wednesdays

Mrs Hallworth

Year 4 Invertebrate Hunt

Our Science topic being Living things and their habitats, we learnt to group vertebrates and invertebrates using classification keys, Venn and Caroll diagrams. We then went on an invertebrate hunt behind the church before examining our findings in the classroom and drawing these tiny creatures in detail. Here are some photos of our very successful hunt.

Well done, Year 4!

Mrs Hallworth, Mr Collier, Mr Daynes and Mrs Rashid

RE and Science in Year 4

Year 4 children and teachers would like to give a great big THANK YOU to Olivia and Harveer for leading parts of our lessons this week. Olivia brought in her Guinea pig and taught us how to look after it. Harveer talked about Sikhism and showed us the bracelets and magnet he bought from his visit to the Golden Temple.

Well done to you both.

Mrs Hallworth, Mr Collier, Mr Daynes and Mrs Rashid

Year 4 – Autumn Term 2

This half term we are learning:

  • Maths: Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • English: Suspense stories (The Mightmare Man), monster poems
  • Science and topic: Living things and their habitats
  • RE: Diwali, Bandi Chhor Divas, Being a Sikh today
  • PSHE: Compassion
  • Art/DT: Drawing portraits and animals
  • PE (Wednesdays): Dance
  • ICT: E-safety, making leaflets

Dates to note:

31/10: Parents Evening

1/11: Parents Evening

9/11: Year 4 Class Assembly (9 am)

17/11: Children in Need

1/12: Christmas fair (3.15 pm)

12/12: Christmas dinner

14/12: Carol concert (9.15 am and 2pm)

See you there!

Mrs Hallworth

Fun in Year Four!

Here are some photos of Year 4 working hard and having fun at the same time!

They did a couple of experiments in Science to find out if the bubbles in fizzy drinks are weightless or not, and to work out how long it takes for chocolate to melt at different temperatures. They then made their own lollies since it would have been a shame to waste all that lovely chocolate!

They designed a chocolate bar label and wrapper in Art/DT lessons.

In English they worked in groups to write and perform a TV advert to sell a fizzy drink , a chocolate bar or a packet of crisps.

No need to say we have been feeling very hungry all week!!

Well done, Year 4!

Mrs Hallworth, Mr Collier, Mr Daynes and Mrs Rashid.

 

Harvest Festival

This morning we celebrated Harvest Festival in church and what a wonderful service it was!!

A big THANK YOU goes to all the children and staff involved but also to all the parents, carers, relatives and friends who attended the service and to all the people who contributed to amazing donations brought in for Bradford Food Bank.

Each class sang wonderfully well, the readers had lovely clear voices and the members of the choir sang their little hearts out!

Here are a few pictures of this memorable service.

Thank you, everyone!

The RE team (Mrs Cook, Mrs Hallworth and Mr Collier)