Welcome to Year 4!
The teachers in Year 4 are: Mr Davies (Ecuador Class), Mr Higginson (Brazil Class) and Mrs Trigg (Peru Class).
Welcome back to a new and exciting year ahead. We are already hard at work and enjoying our learning. On this page you will find useful and important information as well as updates about what we have been doing.
Useful links and information
Term 3 - 4
Over the next two terms we will be learning about Ancient Egypt. In Science we will be learning about States of Matter and in D&T we will be building Shadufs. In maths we have been learning about calculating the area of shapes, first by counting squares then by using multiplication.
Ecuador visited Bristol Museum and found many interesting Egyptian artefacts in the exhibit. From a 4,500 year old ball that doesn't bounce to combs and pens that look very similar to ours today. The Egyptians were highly able at engineering objects to suit their requirements and needs and it was really exciting to be able to touch replica items and a real necklace from so many years ago.
After the workshop and Egyptian exhibition, we took part in a quiz that took us around the rest of the museum. We had to answer many different questions about all sorts of topics from wildlife to paintings and we really enjoyed hunting for the answers.
We hope you enjoy looking through our pictures.
Peru Trip to Bristol Museum
First we had the chance to look at different artefacts as part of an Egyptian workshop. We asked Historical questions, and considered what the objects were, and whether they were from Ancient Egypt. Then we explored the Egyptian section of the museum. Finally we explored the museum as detectives answering a quiz. What a wonderful and informative day!
In Literacy we are basing our writing around the book 'African Tales' by Gcina Mhlope.
For the next few weeks in maths we are looking at Multiplication and Division. This week we will be learning about multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 0 and 1. Look below to see how we will be learning about multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. It begins by using concrete objects to understand what happens to a number when multiplying it by 1, 10 and 100. We then move onto using a place value grid to show how the digits move one place to the left because the number is getting 10 x greater. (We may spot the rule that 'you just add a zero' but we need to understand why we do that).
Then in writing we are looking towards writing a narrative. We will need to be describing and expanding on characters and plots using techniques such as expanded noun phrases.
In Year 4 this term we are learning about what Britain was like from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. We will be using a timeline to recognise when the Stone Age and Iron Age were in the context of other key periods of history. We will be exploring how people lived and survived during this time.
This week was Brazil's class assembly! Watch the video again below!
In writing this week we are finish our report about lions and in maths we will be trying to round 4 digit numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.
This week we have been learning about living things and their habitats. We have been grouping animals according to their characteristics using Venn Diagrams and classification keys. Our music has been based around the song 'Mamma Mia!'
In maths this week we are learning about the value of different digits in four digit numbers and how we can represent these in different ways. In English, we have begun our new book, 'Tom's Sausage Lion' by Michael Morpurgo.