Term 6 - 17th June 2022
Year 4 have had a busy start to the final term. We are coming to the end of our English unit 'Song of the Dolphin Boy' where we have been planning an adventure story for Finn and his lighthouse crew - we are excited to read the final stories! Keep an eye out for our final, upcoming book event. In Jigsaw, the children have been mature when discussing how babies are made and they have been asking interesting and sensible questions. Mini Greenhouses are our focus for DT this term and the children have been learning how they work and what a stable structure looks like. They are very enthusiastic to get stuck into designing and making one for themselves! In science, the children are exploring classification keys to identify living things and have had fun using Liquorice Allsorts to introduce this new concept. As we are exploring Brazil this term, the children will be developing their map and research skills to discover the physical and human features of this country.
A huge to Class 14 for winning 1
Lily-May, Lexi, Tyler, Eva, Connor, Jamie-Lee, Bruce, Temira, Daisy, Harvey
🌳 ⛺️ 🌳 Year 4 Under Canvas - Night 2 (feels like Night 197) - 25th May 🌳 ⛺️ 🌳
What a day! The children had a wonderful time despite the very wet start to the morning. Turns out a mud assault course is even better with after a lot of rain. There is a very good chance the children will need a long bath when they get home tomorrow as they still have mud between their toes and behind their ears!
We have branched out with accommodation for night 2. We have our intrepid young adventurers sleeping under canvas and those who favour a spot of luxury sleeping in one of our classroom suites. Who needs a boutique hotel when you have Mendip Green!
We would like to say a huge thank you to Maria’s Kitchen in Worle for providing the children (and adults) with delicious dinners for 2 nights at a discounted rate.
Year 4 Camp - 24th May 2022
🌳 ⛺️ 🌳 Year 4 Under Canvas - Night 1 🌳 ⛺️ 🌳
We have had an absolute blast with Year 4 today. The children have had such a busy day filled with adventures: paddle boarding, archery and a very muddy assault course! Because they still had some energy left in their reserves, the Year 4 teachers tired them out a little more with a huge water fight when they got back to school.
A yummy dinner folllwed by toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate with a bedtime story was the perfect end to the day.
The children are now all tucked up in their tents… snug as bugs in rugs. We are 60% sure that at some point in the next 5 hours they may actually run out of steam, stop giggling and go to sleep 😴
Who do you think will be awake first in the morning… the children or the seagulls!?l
Term 5 - 19th May 2022
Term 5 - 5th May 2022
Lily, Bruce, Elsie, Poppy, Harry S, Bobby N
🎼 🎶 🎵 Raise the Roof - 29th April 🎼 🎶 🎵
On Friday, Year 3 and 4 had a fantastic time performing their Raise the Roof songs. It has been 2 years since the children have been able to come together and sing and it was lovely to welcome the children and grown ups from Worle Village Primary for this event.
A huge thank you to the Team at the North Somerset Music Service.
Term 4 - 18th March 2022
Year 4 Book Event - 10th March 2022
Until I Met Dudley
Year 4 loved their book event based on the book Until I met Dudley.
Why ring a bell normally when you can get a marble to go down a marble run, knock down dominoes cause a toy car to slide down the table into the Bell!? We have been blown away with the children's crazy contraptions and creative thinking.
Term 4 - 3rd March 2022
This term involves lots of fun activities! Year 4 will be starting their swimming lessons in our second week on Wednesday 9th March so please remember to look over the swimming checklist. Our computing unit this term will be focused on programming and we have already seen some tech whizzes in the making! We have been blown away with the children's imaginations as they write their quest stories linked to ‘Mark of the Cyclops’. Over the term, we will be exploring seasonal food in design technology which includes a variety of mixing, smelling and tasting. Yum! Please keep encouraging children to play on Times Table Rock Stars. We have seen a real improvement with our regular players!
Term 3 - 10th February 2022
As we approach the end of term 3, we couldn't be prouder of the Year 4 children. They have worked their little socks off this term. They have just completed their assessments and have showed great determination and perseverance. Thank you for all of those who brought in shoe boxes - we now have enough and our art galleries are well underway! Our English text has gripped the children - they are excited to find out who smashed the bride's vase as we continue our Ancient Greek text, ‘Mark of the Cyclops’. We will be starting our swimming lessons at Backwell Leisure Centre after half term; more information will follow in a separate letter shortly. Thank you for encouraging your child to play TTRS as regularly as possible at home; this is having a huge impact in school especially as our fractions learning has cranked up a notch and relies heavily on times tables knowledge.
Term 3 - 27th January 2022
Year 4 have had a busy couple of weeks. We are continuing with our text ‘Mark of the Cyclops’ in English and they have written some fabulous diary entries as one of the characters. We have now started the fractions unit in maths; we are taking it slow to really build the children’s confidence in this area. Class 14 are smashing their ukulele lessons! They sound awesome and it’s only been 2 weeks! Their ukulele teacher, Anne Clough, is amazed at their progress! We’ve been having lots of fun in science with the circuits; this week we have been testing materials to see which are electrical conductors and which are electrical insulators. They can’t wait to start making their character galleries in art - we still could do with a few more shoe boxes so please raid your homes and ask anyone you know!
Term 3 - 12th January 2022
This week, we welcomed back our lovely Year 4s. They look a lot taller; they are definitely getting Year 5 ready! We have some exciting things ahead of us this term: Class 14 start ukuleles; we are making circuits in science; looking at Ancient Greece in history and starting character galleries in art and DT. Our first 'Christmas concert' went well, and we are now looking forward to doing our second performance on Thursday. Please keep encouraging your children to read at home and play on Times Tables Rockstars.
Role Models: Temira, Amy, Jonah, Tom, Molly, Catherine, Izzy, Emilie
Reading Quest: Max S, Poppy, Heidi (Bronze), Poppy, Laura (Silver), Catherine (Gold)
Term 2 - 17th December 2021
Year 4 have been busy bees these past few weeks. We are continuing our sewing project. Ask the children the difference between a running stitch and an overstitch. They are so excited to create their own stockings and are getting really creative. They are continuing to practise all the Christmas songs ready for recording. You are in for a treat! In computing, we have been looking at podcasts. The children have written and recorded their own podcasts - they have been extremely enthusiastic about these! We had our first book event a couple of weeks ago and the children enjoyed solving riddles to different challenges! We are onto our first multiplication and division unit in maths. Please can you encourage your child to play TTRS as much as they can - this really does help improve their times tables recall.
Reading Quest: Felix H (Bronze) Olivia (Silver)
💭🧣 Year 4 Book Event: Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx - 23rd November 🧣💭
Year 4 had a hoot this evening at their book event. They puzzled their way through riddles and took on challenges. All of the adventuring and pondering left them rather peckish so there was also a spot of biscuit eating 🍪
🏓🏃♂️🌳🎾 Year 3/4 Multi-Sports - 22nd November 🎾🌳🏃♂️🏓
On Monday, 12 pupils from year 3 and 4 joined other schools from ELAN at a sports event. First year students from the Campus, led a variety of activites: obstacle challenge, ping pong, target practice using bean bags and throwing and catching skills using balls of different sizes.
The children were commended for demonstrating great sportsmanship and for having polite manners.
The children were all superstars and did MG proud!
Term 2 - 11th November 2021
Year 4 have had a fabulous start to this term. We have now swapped over to geography and are looking at trade routes (both historical and present). The buzz of Christmas has already started and we have begun, briefly, looking at the lyrics to some of the songs! In DT, continuing with our Christmas theme, we are making our own Christmas stockings. The children will learn how to thread a needle and will be practising the different stitches ready to sew their own stocking. Please continue to read regularly with your children and encourage them to play TTRS; this is really helping them within class.
Reading Quest: Olivia, Lewis (Bronze), Catherine (Silver)
Summer Reading Challenge: Harry S
Term 1 - 22nd October 2021
Year 4 have had a super end to the term. Class 13 have continued to learn a variety of songs on the ukuleles - they are having a great time being taught by Mr Parfitt! The children have written non-chronological reports on the gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt; their knowledge on them is astounding! All classes have been to the library and lots of the children are keen to complete the reading quest books. We can't wait to hand out those certificates! We have all seen huge improvements in their resilience when it comes to their learning. We couldn't be prouder; keep up the good work Year 4! We would like to thank you for your support during this term. Have a happy and healthy half term!
Layla, Bobby N, Jamie-Lee, Ruby, Mya, Poppy, Sienna, Lily, Austin, Lexi
Art and Design - Term 1
Year 4 have been focusing on designing outfits as part of their art project. The children have been looking at different techniques involving paper and put these skills into practice on Friday afternoon!
We are so impressed with them! Well done Year 4!
* No hair or uniforms were chopped in the making of these masterpieces
Year 4 Ukuleles - 20th November 2021
On Wednesday afternoons, our Year 4 children have ukulele lessons with the fantastic Mr Parfitt from the North Somerset Music Service. All of the children will have 2 terms of lessons throughout the year.
Class 13 are on their 6th week of ukuleles and are loving it! The children have learnt lots of new songs and are really nailing how to play the correct chords.
🎼 🎶🎵🎶🏝 🎶🎵🎶
Term 1 - 30th September 2021
Year 4 are well and truly underway with different topics and are learning so much. Over the last few weeks, we have looked at how computer systems work and have started our Quentin Blake inspired masterpieces during our art lessons. History is continuing to focus on ancient Egypt and this week they have discussed why the River Nile was so important to the ancient Egyptians. Our English topic compliments this as we are currently learning about the gods and goddesses in preparation for writing a non-chronological report. Class 13 have started ukulele sessions and they are learning some fun songs as well as the key skills needed to play the ukulele effectively. All classes in Year 4 will have the opportunity to play the ukulele during the year.
Term 1 - 17th September 2021
Wow what a start Year 4 have had! The children have now all settled down and are adjusting to the new school year procedures. We had our first celebration service last week, with Year 5, and it was wonderful hearing all of the fantastic things that have been happening in the classrooms. We have started looking at a variety of new learning this week including ancient civilisations in history and states of matter in science. Year 4 are very fortunate to have the fabulous Mr Parfitt from the North Somerset Music Service visit us throughout the year. He will be teaching all of the Year 4 pupils how to play the ukulele over the course of the year. He has started with Class 13 and will work with them for the next 2 terms. We are encouraging all of our pupils to be as independent as possible when in class: being ready for the lessons by getting themselves organised and taking responsibility for their own learning. There has been a huge improvement already. Way to go Year 4!
YEAR 4 2020 - 2021
Term 6 - 19th July 2021
Year 4, what an amazing year we have had! We can't believe that this year is almost over and we will be wishing you farewell next week as you head off to Year 5. Our journey has been full of lots of new learning and we hope the children have enjoyed the variety of educational experiences that they have had this year. From the ‘Learning Pit’ to ‘Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx’, our learning has taken many adventures. We have ended our term with work on the Amazon rainforest and built miniature greenhouses. We would like to thank all our Year 4 families for their help and support throughout the past year. We are incredibly proud of the children and everything they have achieved this year. Enjoy your summer break!
Year 4 Sports Day - 1st July 2021
A big well done to all of the children for their enthusiasm and participation in our sports day this year. They took part in throwing, running and obstacle activities. It was lovely to hear the children cheering each other on and supporting their team and class throughout the afternoon.
to the green team who won the team activities with the most points. We were really impressed with all of the children competing in the class relay. Class 13 claimed victory!
Well done Year 4!
Term 6 - 6th July 2021
Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their sports day on the field on Wednesday afternoon. We were so impressed by the effort and sportsmanship shown by all of the children. to the Green team who won the Sports Day round robin of events and Class 13 who won the relay race. The children are continuing to learn about Brazil and they are becoming experts on the Amazon Rainforest. Over the last few weeks, we have been exploring geometry in maths including position and direction, shape and angles. The children have been excited this week to meet with their Year 5 class for next year and to meet their new teacher.
Term 5 - 27th May 2021
Term 5 - 13th May 2021
Year 4 have had a busy few weeks. We are continuing to learn about the geography of Greece and the children have been amazed by some of the regions we have explored. We have started reading our new English text, ‘Song of the Dolphin Boy’, and the children are preparing to write their own stories using the characters from the text later this year. Our new science unit has caused a lot of excitement in class as we have started to learn about electricity. This week, the children have thoroughly enjoyed building circuits using bulbs, wires and batteries.
Term 5 - 29th April 2021
Year 4 have had a great start back to Term 4. We have continued our work on ‘Mark of the Cyclops’ and the children have enjoyed writing their own quests for the fifth amulet. Classes 14 and 15 have now started their ukulele lessons with the Music Service which the children are very excited about and I know how much Class 13 enjoyed this in the autumn term. We are continuing to learn about Greece with a new focus on modern day Greece. If the children have any experience of the country, please encourage them to share this with us at school. We look forward to speaking with you all next week in our parent/teacher discussions.
Faye, Ronnie, Joshua E, Millie, Ellie
Term 4 - 31st March 2021
Year 4 have had an amazing time learning about the digestive system. They were very impressed by the model we used to explain how this system works in our bodies and were fascinated by what they saw. Ask them to find out what happened in the classroom as part of their learning journey. We have now completed our studies on ‘Ancient Greece’ and we will be looking at ‘Modern Day Greece’ as part of our geography learning in term 5. The children have worked extremely hard this term and have transitioned well from remote learning to being back in the classroom with their friends. We hope you have a great Easter break and look forward to seeing the children back for term 5.
Mark, Harrison, Charlie L, Lowen, Anna, Nancy, Jasmine, Corey, Erin, Rocci, Ewan, Keeley
Term 4 - 18th March 2021
It has been fantastic to have Year 4 back in the classrooms again and it feels like they have never been away. The children have been very enthusiastic to share their experiences of learning at home and to reconnect with their friends at school. We would like to thank all our families for the support they have given to Year 4 during our time of remote learning. We are very proud of the children and the work they completed at home. We have started our new learning journey on Ancient Greece and the children are very interested to discover more. Our new English text, ‘Mark of the Cyclops’, has the children showing great interest in the events of the story and the content links very closely with our history learning this term. We can't wait to discover where the story will take us this term.
William B, Maddie B, Olivia, Roni, Darcy, Grace G-H
A Message to Our Year 4 Children and Families - 4th March 2021
We are so looking forward to welcoming all of the Year 4 children back to school on 8th March - we can't wait to see you.
Click the link below to see a video message from Mrs Parkins:
A Message From The Year 4 Team - 14th April 2020
Hello Year 4,
We hope you continue to smile through these unusual times and continue oozing that positivity we know you have. All of us are working hard whether that is being in school or being at home. We have been keeping in contact to discuss all things 'Year 4' and we have all said how much we miss you all. We were only saying the other day about our awesome Christmas concert and how we randomly decided to put the Coca –Cola advert in to the concert only 2 days before! It’s times like this we all miss!
It was lovely to see some of your videos on the ELAN page showing your appreciation for the Key Workers. Remember to keep being kind to one another: ‘In a world where you can be anything, be kind.’
We hope to see you very soon.
Bonjour, Hola, Hello, Konnichiwa, Guten Tag Dobar Den Class 13!
I hope you are all well out there. It’s still a little weird that we're not all together in our classroom. Perhaps you miss it as much as me. Chances are that on some days you’ve not even changed out of your pyjamas and I guess that’s fine.
I’ve been keeping myself busy with a 1000-piece puzzle! I haven’t finished it yet but I will not be defeated! I still have that Hogwarts Express Lego to build so I’m looking forward to that if I ever finish the puzzle. I’m sure you’ve been getting creative too doing crafts, cooking, gaming and learning random facts. I’m sure you will tell me all about them.
I’ve mainly been snacking but don’t worry because I’ve also been doing the Joe Wicks PE lessons like many of you so I’ve been active as well. When I went for a walk in the park the other day, I spied a group of pigeons. They looked suspicious. I’m not sure if Dave Pigeon was there or not but I’m concerned that they were plotting to take over the world - Lots of cooing! Please watch out for suspicious bird activity around you over the coming weeks.
Fantastic to see so many of you taking part in the TTRS challenges. Well done Girls for winning the first tournament. I’ve also sent you each a personal TTRS challenge, thanks for the responses you keen beans! Listening to that music playlist that lots of you made in class was fun until I remembered that ‘Pump it up’ and ‘Yellow Submarine’ are really hard to get out of your head. I bet they’re in your head now.
I’ve been reading another book of riddles. Here are a couple that got me thinking:
- How far can a rabbit run into the woods?
- Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?
For all of you whose birthday is whilst we’re off, Happy Birthday!! Although we can’t sing together, think of how many times your friends and family have sung happy birthday whilst washing their hands and imagine all of that singing was just for you.
In other news, Mr Penguin Book 3 has arrived so that’s the next adventure I’ll be going on from the safety and comfort of my sofa! I wonder which books you’ve been enjoying.
Remember what we discussed about all of the amazing adults who are working incredibly hard to look after us all at work and in your houses and how important your job is to try and stay calm and look after them too. I know you’re all awesome at that so no excuses!
Anyway, stay safe, be kind and keep smiling. I’m off to eat my fish finger sandwich.
Hello Class 14!
I hope you are all well during these unusual times. You are all wonderfully creative and imaginative so I have no doubt that you have already come up with lots of lovely ideas to keep yourselves entertained! As I mentioned to you before, I am learning to play the keyboard so I have more time to practise that now. I can hear that one of my neighbours is practising to play the drums as well. It is so nice to hear about people doing so many different things. It is a good opportunity to try something new. I wonder what you have all been up to.
I like that we were reading ‘Until I met Dudley’ recently as it is making me imagine crazy ways to explain how things in the world work. I have decided that making a cup of coffee is not what it seems as there is a lot going on behind the scenes of boiling a kettle, from miniature pirates on trampolines to pigs on ice skates!
There is now a new Times Table Rock Star challenge between the girls and boys. Boys took the lead last time so we will have to see who manages to win this time!
I am missing you all and I wish for happiness and health for you and your families. Remember this situation is new and strange for everyone so keep smiling, be kind and look after those around you.
I hope to see you all again very soon,
Hi Class 15,
I hope you are all well. I am missing you all lots! It seems weird not seeing you all every day. It feels like I haven’t seen you all in so long. I miss our daily quotes!
Well done to the boys for beating the girls on TTRS (come on girls – show them what you can do!).
My boys have been keeping me very busy! We have been making tracks for cars, junk modelling as well as doing some school work too! They like to draw - you know what my drawing is like so I just watch! I showed them the PE activity we did before we broke up: paper, rock, scissors! We have been playing this on the trampoline. I am not very good at it as I keep losing but I think they secretly cheat so they can win!
This week, I have been planning lots of maths lessons for other year groups in the school. You know how much I enjoy maths so this has been a long but fun job to do! I have also completed a 1000 piece Disney Jigsaw puzzle. We started a new one yesterday!
I have been ploughing through Bloom. If you haven’t read it yet then make sure you do! Have you all been taking part in the Joe Wicks’ PE online. It’s hard work!
Anyway, I do hope that you are all keeping safe and looking after one another in your homes! My fingers are crossed that I get to see your smiley faces very soon as there’s still so much I want to do with you all.
Take care and keep washing those hands.
Mrs Poole x
Term 4 - 27th February 2020
Welcome back to Term 4! This term we will have a Geography focus: ‘Modern Day Greece’. This is the first time that we have taught this topic so I think the adults are more excited than the children! Our new Science topic is ‘States Of Matter’.
Please continue to encourage your children to play ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ at home; we will be providing you with information at the next parents' evening about the Year 4 Multiplication Check.
Exciting news: Camp letters will shortly be coming home! Please keep a lookout for these!
ROLE MODELS: Matthew, Emily G, Ruby H, Izzy W, Cooper H, Aiden, Sophia H, Savannah, Loki, Izzy
Term 3 - 16th January 2020
What a first week back the Year 4 children have had! It sounds like the children had wonderful Christmases! We kicked off this term with our ‘Romans’ topic! The children are eager to learn more about this and we have had such interesting discussions! Our new science topic is ‘Forces’ and the children began by carrying out an investigation looking at how different materials effect the way in which objects move. We have been sprucing up our book areas and the children are playing a big part in how we design these; they are very excited about them. Homework has started again this week. All children are expected to complete their 20 sessions on Times Tables Rockstars. We will be offering sessions at break/lunch for children to come in and complete this homework if they are struggling to access a digital device. Alternatively, paper copies can be collected from any one of the Year 4 teachers.
ROLE MODELS: Emily T, Harry Sc, Bradley, Marley, Leighton, Joe H, Dan H, Lily S, Brooklyn, Ruby S, Kieran, Immy
Term 2 - 28th November 2019
Year 4 were amazing during the ‘Raise the Roof’ singing festival. Thank you to all who helped and encouraged the children to make something recyclable. Mrs Clough, from the music service, was amazed! Singing is now underway for our Christmas concert. The children have started planning their adventure stories and are keen to begin writing. Our focus for the next few weeks in Maths is multiplication so please do encourage your child/children to play Times Tables Rockstars as much as possible as this will help them with the recall of the facts.
ROLE MODELS: Cooper L, Summer B, Sophie, Imari, Danny, Lola, Milly, Harry S, Jaydon, Maya, Maddie, Loki
Term 2 - 14th November 2019
Thank you to everyone who supported our soup kitchen last term. We raised approximately £80 for Weston Foodbank - an incredible amount! The children have been telling us all about their ideas for their recycled items for our ‘Raise the Roof’ festival; we can't wait to see what they have come up with! The children have had great fun using the green screen this week, creating videos about the Pyramids of Giza. Watch this space as you will be invited in shortly to watch their tremendous efforts! Please come and take a look at our beautiful clay poppies which are currently displayed in the main foyer.
ROLE MODELS: Jake, Savannah, Alfie R, Ruby S, Nate, Isabella B, Jacob D, Rhylie, Joseph, Lily Mae
Term 1 - 22nd October 2019
Year 4 have been continuing their Egyptian themed writing. They have published their best work and are very proud of this. They have been preparing vegetables and baking bread for our annual soup kitchen to raise funds for the Weston Foodbank. You can buy a cup of this delicious soup with a roll of bread today, after school. We have also had a visit from Mrs Clough from the Music Service to teach us the songs for our ‘Raise the Roof’ music celebration. We are now pyramid experts. Do ask us questions! A big well done to those children for their efforts on ‘Times Tables Rockstars!’ Thank you for your support during this busy, first term.
ROLE MODELS: Evie, Max, Cassie-Mae, Alfie F, Jess H, Harry P, Hollie, Ivy, Ashton, Jaxon, Liam, Freya, Milly, Corey, Ellie, Layla, Lola, Connie, Jamie, Ewan, Jacob C, Marley, Bella, Loki, Chloe, Jacob M, Toby, William, Sky, Emee, Zac, Kaitlyn, Charlie, Alfie R, Ruby
Term 1 - 10th October 2019
Year 4 are well underway with learning the songs for Raise for Roof. Other local schools will be visiting us for a music celebration. The theme this year is recycling which has led to many class discussions about this hot topic. We have also been researching Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses and are looking forward to writing our Egyptian adventure stories.
Term 1 - 26th October 2019
The children are well and truly settled and have now found their feet! We have been singing our hearts out to Mama Mia (this is our music focus) and soon the children will start learning the songs for our Raise the Roof festival in November. We are continuing with our Egyptian topic which the children are still so enthused about. Our first few Role Model awards have been given out; we are extra proud of these children.
Term 1 - 12th September
Year 4 have had a wonderful start! They have been given a little taster on Ancient Egypt and are keen to start the topic. Mummification has already been an interesting discussion point! Children have already started being inquisitive and have been sharing information they have been finding out at home. They have settled in well; we are feeling extremely proud of them already!