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Welcome to Year 4

Into The Wild - WOW Morning!

Today, we learnt some survival skills just incase we decide to do a 'Bear Grylls' and be an outdoor explorer. We had lots of fun learning how to build a den, putting on a sling, filtering dirty water and tying knots. Come and have a look at what we did! 

Into The Wild - Homework

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Into The Wild - Newsletter

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Take Over Day!

This morning, Year 5 children had a take over day around school. We had some fresh faces teaching us Guided Reading, Easter themed Maths and Reading into Writing. We thoroughly enjoyed Mr Mills, Miss Draycott, Miss Thwaites, Miss Simmons and Mr Zorawksi teaching us for the morning. They did a great job. We think they would definitely make amazing teachers and teaching assistants in the future. Thank you for your help Year 5 :). 

Digestive System Experiment

Today, we investigated how our digestive system works and learnt the scientific vocabulary for the parts of it. It was very gruesome in some parts, especially at the faeces stage. Eugh! I'm sure you can imagine our faces. Look at our pictures and see how much fun we had!
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Easter Bonnet Competition

We loved parading our Easter Bonnets today! Look at how creative they are. Thank you to everyone at home who helped us make them too :). 

Sports Relief - Running To Kenya

We challenged ourselves to run around the Boundary Golden Mile as many times as we could within 15 minutes. We had to swap an item of our uniform with something red to raise money for charity. 
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Science Day - 16.03.18

We absolutely loved Science Day today! We investigated how sound travels and which material would be best to use on a noisy bus. We found out that materials such as, jumper, wool scarf and curtains would be the best to keep it quieter on a bus as they are more dense and absorb the sound. However, a hard surface like wood and a plastic tray will reflect the sound making it noisier. 
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Science Experiment - Teeth

We investigated the effects certain liquids would have on the enamel in our teeth. We used eggshells to represent the enamel and we added the same amount of liquid to it and left them for a week. We tested water, milk, cordial and coke. After a week, we found out that the coke is more damaging to our teeth as it is high in sugar. The eggshell had cracks in it and had become discoloured. Whereas, the eggshell that was placed in the water or milk had no changes at all. We know that the best drink to keep our teeth healthy is either, water or milk. 
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To Be Or Not To Be - Year Group Assembly

Thank you to parents, carers and KS2 for coming to watch our Year 4 Production of Henry VIII. We had so much fun learning our lines and performing for you today. We really hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. 

 

Thank you again!

 

Year 4 Children and Teachers :)

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Are You Ready?

We are!

Here is a sneak peak at the play we will be performing for our parents/carers of Year 4 and KS2 children tomorrow morning. 

It will be held in the Hall tomorrow morning (15.03.18) at 9a.m. 

This morning, we had our last rehearsals with microphones, props and costumes. 

We can't wait to show you what we have been learning!

We hope you can make. See you there!

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The Greatest Show Preparations

Today, we have been practising our class assembly ready for the debut on Thursday 15th March. We have been preparing by designing and making our very own props. 

We can't wait to show you what we have been doing in our pantomime. 

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Equivalent Fractions

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Fractions of Amounts

 

To explore how to find out which fractions are equivalent, we looked at a fraction wall and discussed the relationship between the numbers and how they are linked through times tables. We then learnt that if you multiply the numerator by a number you have to multiply the denominator by the same number in order for it to become equivalent. 

For fractions of amounts, we learnt that you have to divide by the denominator and multiply by the numerator. 

As you can see from our photographs, we love writing on our desks with whiteboard pens. 

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Me, Myself and My Teeth!

To investigate the specific jobs our teeth do, we ate an apple. We had to concentrate on every bite and what the processes are. When we tried to use certain teeth to eat every bit of the apple it flew out of our mouths, creating a right mess! 

We used mirrors to have a look at our teeth and count how many we have. 

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Gnasher Us Up!

For our pre assessment, we had to make teeth models of what we think our teeth look like using play - doh! We had so much fun apart from when we tried lifting it off the table they began to crumble and fall apart. Luckily, our teeth don't do this!
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Visit From The Dentist

Helen, the dentist, came in to discuss the importance of keeping our teeth clean. She explained that we must try and clean our teeth for at least 2 minutes and twice a day. We learnt that as a child we have baby teeth, where there should be 20 teeth in our mouth. But, as our jaw grows a long with us, our baby teeth fall out and are replaced by our adult permanent teeth. With these, we should have 32 teeth in our mouth. 
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World Book Day 2018!

The year 4 children made a brilliant effort in dressing up for world book day. The children all came as their favourite book characters. Throughout the day, the children were hot seated as their character, created their own book covers and completed lots of reading! It was fantastic to see everyone make such an effort!
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SNOW DAY!!

The children in year 4 were SO excited to see the snow! At break time, we went outside to build our own snowmen. The children loved writing, running and playing in the snow!
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Playscripts!

During the week, we have been adding our own stage directions to scripts and acting them out. We have been using expression in our voices and using body language to show how a character is feeling. The children had such fun pretending to be different characters!
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All The World's a Stage- WOW!

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In our WOW, we had to be investigators in order to say who committed the crime of killing the jester. It involved working as a team, using inference and problem solving skills in order to be successful detectives. We had to look closely at all of the evidenced to pin the blame on one person. 

All The World's a Stage!

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Homework- All The World's a Stage!

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All The World's A Stage! - Newsletter

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Spring 1 - Raindrops keep falling on my head

 

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Spring 1 - Homework

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Spring 1 -  Newsletter

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Year 4 visit Aspire Academy

Year 4 went to Aspire to carry out a science experiment. They had a variety of liquids to test how quickly dry ice would sublimate in them. The children were amazed to watch the cloud of gas form and they couldn't wait to share their afternoon with their adults at home. 

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Raindrops keep falling on my head - WOW!

To introduce our new topic we carried out different experiments all involving water.

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Welcome back! It is lovely to see you all looking so smart in your full uniforms. Remember, your Always badge is part of your uniform and should be worn every days.

 

We are looking forward to all the exciting learning we will be doing in the coming weeks. Have a look at our overview below to find out what we will be doing. 

 

Important Information

 

Swimming

Year 4 will be swimming at Moor Park every Wednesday. Please ensure you bring your swimming kit and a towel in a suitable bag every Wednesday.

 

P.E.

We will have a P.E. lesson every Thursday. Your P.E. kit should be kept in your locker for the full half term. Please remember your P.E. kit is part of your school uniform and should consist of a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. 

 

Reading Books

Reading books will be changed every Monday and Thursday. You should be reading at home at least three times every week.

 

Homework

Weekly homework consisting of spellings, times tables and grammar will be sent home every Monday. This should be completed and returned by Thursday of the same week in preparation for a spelling and times tables test on Friday.

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Autumn 2 - Staying Alive!

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Year 4 Homework

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Year 4 Newsletter Autumn 2

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WOW - Staying Alive

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Autumn 1 - It's Electric!

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Autumn 1 - Homework

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Autumn 1 - Newsletter

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Kennings

Year 4 have been learning how to write kenning poems. Can you guess what each one of these excellent kennings is about?

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Diwali Day

As part of our whole school Diwali day, Year 4 spent time learning about why this is such an important celebration for Hindus. They learned the story of Rama and Sita, created rangoli patterns and made their own Diwali lamps. 

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It's Electric!

As part of our topic, It's Electric, we have been investigating circuits. We looked at the components needed to make a circuit and what happens when the circuit is not complete. 

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Spelling Bee

Well done to all the contestants who represented their house teams in the Boundary Spelling Bee. You all did fantastically well!

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School Council Elections

Year 4 have been voting for the candidate who is going to represent their class on the school council. The candidates had to give a speech in class before we all cast our vote in the hall. 

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WOW - It's Electric! 

 

To introduce their new topic, It's Electric, the children in year 4 had a great time investigating electricity. They used snap circuits, wires, batteries and even balloons!

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What a fantastic year we have had!

 

Take a look at some of our learning experiences from 2016/17.

 

Our year started with a visit to Blackpool Zoo. We had a fantastic time and learned lots of facts about animals and their habitats. Nitro Neil from Mad Science visited us in November to introduce our topic, Shock Horror. We had a great day learning about electricity and circuits and even got to use a van der graaf generator! We were also lucky enough to be invited to Blackpool Aspire Academy to make our own light up Christmas cards in their science labs. 

 

Throughout the year we have worked with Fit 2 Go from Blackpool Football Club. They taught us how to have a healthy lifestyle and the benefits of regular exercise. Learning about maps took us to Stanley Park to carry out field work where we had to use maps and compasses to navigate around the park without getting lost!

 

Most recently we visited Lancashire Science Festival at the University of Central Lancashire. We had a great time learning about food resources, sound and how Disney films are animated. 

 

We have had a great time in Year 4 and can't wait to see what learning experiences await us in Year 5. 

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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