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Friday 14th January 2022

 

This week was 'Bible Week' at Fermor and we were able to remember our learning about 'Covenant' in the first session. The children were captivated by Revd Mark's interactions with his puppet and loved watching the cartoons which helped us to think about all the 'Big Bible Story' themes. On Tuesday we had our 'live' session and all other days we were able to engage through videos.

 

In Science we had an exciting investigation into how to light up a bulb. The children decided how to use the different equipment and there was much discussion about how electricity travels and what is needed to make a good circuit. 

 

Next week we are looking forward to presenting our Year group Church worship on Wednesday. Please put this date in your diaries and come along to watch, it promises to be very engaging! 

 

We have now finished our topic of Perimeter in maths and are moving on to multiplication and division next week. Please do continue to encourage your children to persevere with practicing their times tables on Times Tables Rock Stars. We are pleased to see that they are progressing.

 

Next week, 4B will be swimming whilst 4K do Gymnastics. Please make sure full PE kit is in, including outdoor wear (joggers) in case the hall is not in use and we have to go outside.

 

All that remains is to wish you all a lovely weekend 

 

The Year 4 team

Friday 7th January 2022

 

Welcome back to a new year and a new term of learning. It's great to be back and see the children are enthusiastic about their learning. This week we have all settled back quickly into the routine of the class and school as well as a visit to church to see the Y5 worship which has given us a challenge but we are rising to that challenge for our worship on Wednesday 19th January 2022. We hope to see as many of there as possible. 

 

This week, the children have reflected on the past year and set targets for the year ahead as they wrote their own New year's Resolutions. they also wrote a recount of an event over the Christmas Holiday. it's been lovely reading about some of your traditions, days out and of course the presents!

 

In maths, we have continued with perimeter, using our knowledge of times tables to work out the perimeter of a given rectangle and continued with our Times tables practise. Seeing how much time the children have spent on Times Table Rock Stars over the Christmas break is fantastic. Thank you so much for all your support. 

 

In Science, the children have been introduced to Electrical safety to support our learning on electricity. Homework has been set on the Homework page regarding this. 

 

Next week, 4K will be swimming whilst 4B do Gymnastics. Please make sure full PE kit is in, including outdoor wear (joggers) in case the hall is not in use and we have to go outside.

 

All that remains is to wish you all a healthy, safe and restful weekend. 

 

The Year 4 team

 

 

 

    

 

 

Friday 10th December 2021

 

Hopefully, you would have already seen the photos for this week which has been all about the visit to see father Christmas in the Forest. The children were super excited and extremely well behaved despite the encouragement to be otherwise from the Naughty Elves, Boris and Doris. There were a few frozen toes but that was soon forgotten after their visit which was then followed by playtime. We hope they all enjoy their gifts from father Christmas. 

 

The children have been busy creating flyers for the Christmas carol Service at All Saints on Tuesday 14th December at 6PM where they will be singing their song during the service. We hope you can all make it as it is a very special occasion and the first time for our Year 4's to partake in this very magical Key Stage 2 event. Make sure you pin the flyer on your fridge and lock the date in your diary.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend full of Christmas spirit as we enter the final week of term. Next week, well, we can't share much otherwise it'll spoil the surprise, but rest assured it is Chrismassy. Just a reminder that 4K will be swimming on Wednesday so make sure kits with hats are in that day. 

 

Thank you for all your support. 

The year 4 Team

 

 

 

 

Friday 3rd December 2021

 

This week we have had a blast! Thank you so much for making our Roman day so successful with the wonderful costumes the children wore. They really excelled in their speeches using all the features we have learnt about. Most enjoyed the food tasting, and all tried something, in our Roman Banquet and all created some very colourful and unique shields. 

 

Please sign up for Father Christmas in the Grotto on Wednesday the 8th. It is also our school Christmas dinner day where no pack lunches are proved. It is also Christmas Jumper day on Wednesday. If you wish to contribute to to the save the Children Fund please bring in a donation on Friday 10th December which is Christmas jumper day nationally but NOT for us as we are having our Christmas celebration on Wednesday.  

 

We hope you have fun at the Christmas fair tomorrow which I'm sure will be a huge success whatever the weather. 

 

Swimming next week is cancelled due to all the events taking place on Wednesday. However, on the last week of term, could 4K make sure they have their swimming kits as it is their turn. 4B will be swimming the first week back. 

 

All that remains is to say enjoy the photos from our wonderful week of learning and have a super weekend with whatever you are doing. 

 

The Year 4 team 

Friday 26th November 2021

This week in Y4, the children have been continuing to show enthusiasm and engagement in their learning. In all lessons, children are contributing their thoughts, questions and suggestions. This has been apparent in Science where the children have given reasons for the different temperatures within the classroom and offering explanations. They have a also been asking their own questions in History. Questioning is a valuable skill; not only in showing understanding when they answer a question but in forming their own questions too. 

In Geography, the children have been using laptops to search for facts about the River Rhine. The lesson has included internet safety as well as general computer skills such as copy and paste as well as how to search.  This also supported our RHE (Relationships and Health Education) lesson in staying safe online. 

In English, the children have been editing and improving their speeches, ready to write up and present for next Tuesday on our Roman day. We have planned in some exciting activities and are extremely excited about the day. 

The day will include food. If your child suffers with allergies to particular foods, please let a member of the Y4 team know as soon as possible so we can avoid any potential illnesses or upsets on the day. If your child could bring in a plastic reusable cup and plate for our food, this would be very much appreciated. 

Please remember to dress up for Roman Day on Tuesday 30th November so we can fully immerse ourselves into Ancient Rome. 

 

4B will be swimming on Wednesday. Please remember hats for this lesson as well as kit. Over the past few weeks, some children across both classes are forgetting swimming kits and PE kits. Both are statutory subjects of which all need to take part and dress appropriately.

 

Well done for all those who have taken part in the Swimming Gala and the Times Table Rock Stars tournaments.

Have a super weekend, and stay warm and safe. 

 

The Year 4 Team

 

PS, your child now has a login and password unique to them so they can access Discovery Espresso. It will be in their Contact Books. They can use this at home to support learning in school, and for next term when we will be learning about coding. 

Discovery espresso

    

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

Friday 19th November 2021

What a fantastic week of colour from the children. Kindness Week started with a variety of odd socks to celebrate being different and unique. We reflected on our differences and that our differences are a positive thing. 

For Kindness Week, we celebrated positive friendships and being kind, creating a ripple effect of kindness. Like smiling, kindness is infectious and we want people to feel how we feel when someone is kind to us; warm, fuzzy and squishy.   

 

In English this week, the children have been working on planning their speeches as either Romulus or Remus, focusing on pronouns and fronted adverbials. 

In Maths, we have continued to work on addition and subtraction with one exchange. This coming week, we will be introducing more than one exchange. On Times table RockStars, a tournament is underway between 4K and 4B, running to Thursday afternoon where we will look at the results. Please keep practising those tables and using Rockstars. it really is an engaging way to learn. Also, the children can challenge their teachers too! We will be keeping a close eye on RockStars so to accept their challenges. 

The woodlands have been a favourite place to play this week. Take a look at the pictures where you'll see their creativity with leaves and a see-saw!

 

The week has ended with a colourful display of spots! Thank you for all your creativity with their dots and spots as well as your very generous donation towards Children In Need.    

 

Next week, 4K will be going swimming. Please make sure that on your day for swimming, your child has a swim hat as well as a towel and a costume. As the weather is getting noticeable colder, you might want to pack in jogging bottoms for PE this term as we are outside learning hockey skills. 

 

We hope you enjoy all the photos from this week and have celebrated the silver cards that have been given out. Have a super weekend, and we hope you have a restful weekend.  

 

Friday 12th November 2021

The children have had another successful week of learning where they have shown engagement, enthusiasm and have been asking questions to further their understanding. 

 

In Science this week, we continued our learning into States of matter, looking closely at properties of gases through practical activities using plastic bottles and balloons. The discussions and conversations that followed showed a deep interest in all children for this subject as they made predictions and used scientific language. We have been very impressed with their knowledge and enthusiasm for this topic.   

 

In English, the children listened to Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Dream' speech to inspire them to write their own 'I Have A Dream' speech, using the features of speech as well as writing passionately about their topic from climate change to food banks to school uniform. We enjoyed reading every single one and can't wait now for next week when we will be writing speeches to become King of Rome of which they will be writing on tea stained card.   

In Maths, we are continuing to build on addition and subtraction using exchanging. the children have been introduced to different methods to allow them to successfully work out calculations; formal column method, number line and using images and counters to support.

 

The week has ended with a colourful array of onsies and PJs in return for a bottle of something. Again, thank you for your generosity. The children also sat in the hall to listen to a story read by Mrs. Strand. With the miserable weather, the children had Wet Play and it was lovely seeing them all playing so beautifully as they sat in little groups in their PJs. it did remind me of Christmas morning. I hope you enjoy the photos. 

 

Thank you to those of you who have given generously to our shoe box appeal. They are all wrapped and ready to go which wouldn't have been possible without your kindness. 

 

Next week, 4B will be going swimming. Please make sure that on your day for swimming, your child has a swim hat as well as a towel and a costume. As the weather is getting noticeable colder, you might want to pack in jogging bottoms for PE this term as we are outside learning hockey skills. 

Also, those children who successfully made the swimming gala will need to make sure they have swimming kit in every day next week. 

 

We hope you enjoy all the photos from this week and have celebrated the silver cards that have been given out. Have a super weekend, and we hope you have a restful weekend.  

 

The Year 4 Team

 

 

Friday 5th November 2021

Welcome back to an exciting start to Term 2. The children have fully immersed themselves into the learning this week with much enthusiasm and plenty of opportunity to share their ideas. 

In English, the children have been introduced to making speeches by watching a selection of powerful speeches from various films. From the videos, they were able to come up with a list of features for speeches. They are already excited about writing and giving a speech. 

Our science has been practical as we begin our learning on States of Matter- solids, liquids and gases. They have discussed and sorted different materials into the three categories, made predictions with toothpaste and shaving foam based on the properties of solids, liquids and gases, and investigated corn flour mixed with water which elicited plenty of discussion and use of scientific language. 

 

In Geography, the children have begun learning about the Rhine, using an atlas to find the six countries it passes through, it's start point and where it goes into the sea. Again, their enthusiasm for using atlases and finding out about different countries is tangible.   

 

Thank you to those of you who have brought in your items to go towards the shoebox appeal. There is still time for you to donate; one for elderly and one for family. Details can be found here: Shoebox Appeal

 

Swimming started this term with 4B. next week, 4K will be going. Please make sure that on your day for swimming, your child has a swim hat as well as a towel and a costume. As the weather is getting noticeable colder, you might want to pack in jogging bottoms for PE this term as we are outside learning hockey skills. 


We hope you enjoy the photos from this week and have celebrated the silver cards that have been given out. Have a super weekend, and we hope you have a safe but fun November 5th Fireworks night.  

 

The Year 4 Team

 

 

 

Friday 22nd October 2021

This week, the children have had a fantastic finish to their Geography and History learning. In geography, the children had the most creative time building their biomes. it started with their plan, then the big build and then the exciting evaluation which took the form of an exhibition. Both classes displayed their biomes for all to see. On visiting, they were encourage to leave a comment. The children were thrilled with the amount of comments they received from their peers. It was fantastic seeing all the wonderful creations. They worked so hard and showed their knowledge of their chosen biome in great detail. Super well done to all.  

 

In History, we finished the week with a whole year group re-enactment of the Battle of Gaugamela which involved lots of charging, cheering and a well fought victory. 

 

The children have absolutely loved this term and have immersed themselves fully into all the topics. We couldn't be prouder.  

 

Before we sign off for a lovely half term, could you ask your child about this year's Shoebox appeal as it is slightly different from previous years. We are gathering items to fill two class shoeboxes; one for elderly and one for family. Details can be found here: Shoebox Appeal

 

Over half term, could you check that your child has brought home the correct school jumper as a named new jumper has been misplaced. If you do find your child has brought home an extra jumper by mistake, please could they return it to their class teacher at the beginning of the new term; Tuesday 2nd November 2021. 

 

Have a super half term, rest well and we will see you on the 2/11/21, raring to go on the next part of our Battles and Biomes learning journey.  

Best wishes 

 

 

The Year 4 Team

 

PS A huge thank you to all of you who joined us for a parent consultation. It was lovely to meet you properly and discuss you child/children. If you were unable to book or missed your appointment, please either contact the office to book a new one or write in the contact book so we can arrange a convenient time. 

 

 

 

 

Friday 15th October 2021

The children have had another week of exciting learning. In science this week, we had some very in depth conversations (almost debate like) about animals in their habitats and the impact of humans on these habitats. They are beginning to think of small changes they can make to help. In Geography, we have been doing plenty of atlas work, looking at the Mediterranean climate and finding out that other parts of the world share this climate. It's been lovely to see their enthusiasm in finding out facts in their atlas. 

 

Next week, we are looking forward to Art, using all we have learnt in Geography and Science to help construct a biome of their choice. If you have not brought in your box, please make sure it is in school for Monday. We have gathered plenty of different resources to make sure the biomes have what they need. If you do have any old newspapers you're wanting to get rid of, then we would love to take these off your hands as the children may be painting. 

 

We will also be re-enacting the Battle of Gaugamela of which the children have been learning about in History. We are very much looking forward to our creative week of learning after what has been a long but very successful term.  

 

We are also looking forward to seeing you all at parents evening on Tuesday and Thursday. If you have not already signed up, there is still time.         

 

Swimming is as follows:

 

20th October 4K

Please remember to pack a swim hat for your child, without it they will not be able to swim.

 

Thank you for continuing to supporting your child. 

 

Have a good weekend,

 

The Year 4 Team

Friday 8th October 2021

The children have had a very exciting week this week.

 

We began our week with our school trip to Wakehurst Place. The children were immersed fully in the learning which complimented the work in class. In science, the children carried out an investigation into two different habitats, using dataloggers, quadrats and a soil probe. They investigated the Rainforest through four different activities; looking at plants in detail, everyday produce, fruits and spices and where they come from in the world.

 

We were also lucky to see the wildlife at Wakehurst, including more hens, two male sparring pheasants, and ducks. Back in school, we recounted the trip in English and we also wrote up our science investigations of which the children have posed new questions to investigate in our school woodland. 

 

We would like to say a massive thank you to the children for their exemplary behaviour and attitude whilst at Wakehurst. This was commented on by a member of the public, and the Wakehurst team were astonished by their level of questioning. We are very proud of them all. 

 

Please look at the homework for next week as we have added project preparation about biomes. We are excited about this creative end to our topic.  

 

Swimming is as follows:

 

13th October 4B

20th October 4K

Please remember to pack a swim hat for your child, without it they will not be able to swim.

 

Thank you for continuing to supporting your child. 

 

Have a good weekend,

 

The Year 4 Team

Friday 1st October 2021

The children have been very creative this week.

 

In English they performed their battle poems with much drama and expression. They showed courage and enthusiasm. Next week we will be recounting our trip to Wakehurst Place.

 

In Science the children continued to learn about classification. This week they used a Carroll diagram to classify their woodland findings. Next week we will be looking at how animals have adapted to their habitats and at the human impact on them. This will link to our Wakehurst learning. 

 

In Geography the children looked at the different biomes and the various animals that inhabit them. 

 

The children learnt how to have a short conversation in Latin. In RE we looked at how in the Christian creation story humans spoilt their relationship with God.

 

We are very excited to be visiting Wakehurst Place this coming Monday 4th October. Please make sure that your child has a filled water bottle, snack and packed lunch. They will need sturdy shoes/ trainers or wellys, a waterproof jacket and suitable warm clothing as we will be outside for most of the day. Please can they wear their red school jumper or cardigan over their own clothes. 

 

Please make sure that you check the homework section of this website for this week's work.

 

Swimming is as follows:

15th September 4B

22nd September 4K

29th September 4B

6th October 4K

13th October 4B

20th October 4K

Please remember to pack a swim hat for your child, without it they will not be able to swim.

 

Thank you for continuing to supporting your child. 

 

Have a good weekend,

The Year 4 Team 

 

Friday 24th September 2021

The children have had another great week of learning.

 

In Maths the children were challenged through problem solving questions based on their learning using number lines. We used concrete apparatus to help us with the step by step process needed to work out how many leaves were on the 'deca tree'. They also started to learn about how rounding numbers and will continue this learning next week

 

In science the children learnt about classification and made their own classification 'key'. Our RE question this week was 'What did God want for creation?' We thought about how humans might have looked after creation in the beginning and if we were writing rules what they might be. The children wrote some fabulous descriptive poems based on the 'Battle of Gaugamela' and the children did extremely well in including all of the different poetic devices. Next week they will be performing them to their classes. Our 'wow' moment of the week was creating our very own 'Gulf Stream' in Geography by using different food colouring and ice cold and boiling hot water. 

 

We are very excited to confirm that we will be visiting Wakehurst Place on Monday 4th October. You have already received and email regarding this. Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask Mrs Burton or Mrs Koch.

 

Please make sure that you check the homework section of this website for this week's work.

 

Swimming is as follows:

15th September 4B

22nd September 4K

29th September 4B

6th October 4K

13th October 4B

20th October 4K

Please remember to pack a swim hat for your child, without it they will not be able to swim.

 

Thank you for continuing to supporting your child. 

 

Have a good weekend,

The Year 4 Team 

Friday 17th September 2021

The children have had another great week of learning.

 

In Maths they have cemented their Place Value knowledge through partitioning four digit numbers and using strategy based on their knowledge in order to beat their opponent in the 'nice or nasty' number game! Next week we will continue our Place value learning, including using number lines.

 

In science the children loved creating mind maps about animals and we were amazed at how much they already knew. In R.E are learning question this week was 'What do Christians believe about God and creation?'. In Latin the children learnt 'vale' & 'valete' and 'salve' & 'salvete'. Ask your child if they can remember what they mean. Next week in English the children will be working towards writing their own poems based on our History topic of Alexander the Great.

 

We are very excited to confirm that we will be visiting Wakehurst Place on Monday 4th October. You have already received and email regarding this. Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask Mrs Burton or Mrs Koch.

 

Please make sure that you check the homework section of this website for this week's work.

 

Swimming is as follows:

15th September 4B

22nd September 4K

29th September 4B

6th October 4K

13th October 4B

20th October 4K

Please remember to pack a swim hat for your child, without it they will not be able to swim.

 

Thank you for continuing to supporting your child. 

 

Have a lovely weekend,

The Year 4 Team 

 

Friday 10th September 2021

The children have had an exciting week of learning and have settled back well into the routines of the school day.

 

We were able to take advantage of the lovely weather and engage in some outdoor learning. In RE we explored creation in the woods. In P.E. we practiced team building skills through a variety of group games including where the children had to devise their own rules to then share with others. In Maths the children were remembering prior learning through using the playground to revisit Place Value. They also recorded their times tables, including the inverse division facts.

 

We have begun to explore our learning journeys: Living things and their Habitats in Science, Alexander the Great in History, Creation in R.E. and Climate & Biomes in Geography.

 

We are very excited to confirm that we will be visiting Wakehurst Place on Monday 4th October. You will have received an email regarding this today. Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask Mrs Burton or Mrs Koch.

 

Please make sure that you check the homework section of this website for this week's work.

 

You will have had an email regarding swimming which will be starting next week on Wednesday afternoon with 4B. The order is as follows:

15th September 4B

22nd September 4K

29th September 4B

6th October 4K

13th October 4B

20th October 4K

Please remember to pack a swim hat for your child, without it they will not be able to swim.

 

Thank you for supporting your child, they have all had a fantastic start to the new term and we have really enjoyed teaching and getting to know them.

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

The Year 4 Team 

 

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