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Mrs J Kurasinski

We believe. We achieve. We succeed.

Year 4 Turtles - 2017/18

Miss A. Khalid

Class Teacher: Miss A. Khalid

Other adults who help us: Mrs. Robertson, Mrs. Kay, Miss McLean,  Mrs. Rai

2017/18 Autumn Term  (2nd Half)

Curriculum Information

English

Our fiction focus for English in this half term will be writing a non-chronological report about the Ancient Egyptians. 

We will be linking our report to our Egyptian topic and will be writing an Egyptian traditional tale.  

We them move onto a new topic called How Humans Work. Our link to English will be writing a story about a journey through the digestive system. 

Maths

This year we have introduced a new maths system to the school. This is called Inspire Maths and works through a series of lessons, both number and non-number. Ask your child what maths they have been learning.

Topic

We will continue with our  topic  ‘Ancient Egypt’  for the first part of this half term which will conclude with a visit to Leeds City Museum on Tuesday 14th November. Then we will move onto How Humans Work. This will cover our teeth, digestive system and how to stay healthy.

R.E.

Our question for this half term is ‘What do different religions think about God?’ We cover the religions Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.

Festivals for this half term will be Christmas. Details about this will follow in a letter.

P.S.H.E.

During this half term, year 4 will look at health and well-being, our goals in life and how we deal with problems that may come our way.

P.E.

Dolphins have Outdoor PE on Mondays and Indoor PE on Tuesdays. Dolphins go swimming after February half term.

Turtles have Indoor PE on Tuesdays and Swimming on Thursdays until February half term.

** Although children are allowed to wear small stud earrings to school, these need to be removed on PE and swimming days. Thank you.

 

The children can complete work at home and add it to our display, especially if you think it would be beneficial to the children's learning.

 

Thank you for your support. The Year 4 team.  

 

2017/18 Autumn Term  (1st Half)

Curriculum Information

English

Our fiction focus for English in this half term will be poetry and narrative. Our poem will be about Me / My Family.

We will be linking our narrative to our Egyptian topic and will be writing an Egyptian traditional tale.  

Maths

This year we have introduced a new maths system to the school. This is called Inspire Maths and works through a series of lessons, both number and non-number. Ask your child what maths they have been learning.

Topic

This half-term, our first introductory topic is ‘Brainwave’.  During this topic we will learn how our brain works and what we can do to help us learn.

Our second topic will be ‘Ancient Egypt’ and will help us learn about what the Egyptians did, how they lived and what we still use today.

This topic concludes next half term with an educational visit to Leeds City Museum to take part in an Egyptian workshop – life and death of a mummy, looking at and making an amulet, embalming an Ancient Egyptian doll.

Details of this visit will follow nearer the time.

R.E.

Our question for this half term is ‘What do different religions think about God?’ We cover the religions Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.

Festivals for this half term will be Harvest. Dolphins class will hold a harvest assembly, a letter will follow.

P.S.H.E.

During this half term, year 4 will look at health and wellbeing, ways of keeping safe and healthy, responding to friendships.

P.E.

Dolphins have Outdoor PE on Mondays and Indoor PE on Tuesdays. Dolphins go swimming after February half term.

Turtles have Indoor PE on Tuesdays and Swimming on Thursdays until February half term.

** Although children are allowed to wear small stud earrings to school, these need to be removed on PE and swimming days. Thank you.

 

The children can complete work at home and add it to our display, especially if you think it would be beneficial to the children's learning.

 

Thank you for your support. The Year 4 team.

2016/2017

Summer Term  (2nd Half)

Curriculum Information

English

In English this half term, we will be writing a dilemma story where the main character has to make a choice between what is right and wrong. This will be linked to PSHE and school rules. This will be followed by 2 weeks of poetry. We will then finish the term with a range of non fiction texts linked to our theme about Yorkshire artists. This will see us producing an information leaflet.

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be covering place value (what each digit in a number is worth), addition, subtraction, fractions, word problems and reasoning skills (explaining how we know an answer is correct or incorrect). 

We will also be looking at statistics, interpreting data in graphs and presenting data in graphs. 

Please work with your child on the 4 operations, + - x and÷.

The internet has lots of suitable, child friendly sites to help. Please remember to monitor your child's use of the internet.

Theme – Yorkshire Yorkshire Yorkshire

We are continuing this theme with the Vikings. Then we will move on to looking at Yorkshire artists - David Hockney, Henry Moore and Andy Goldsworthy (who went to Bradford College and lived in Yorkshire for a while).

 Useful sites include:

http://primaryfacts.com/2493/david-hockney-facts-and-information/

http://primaryfacts.com/823/henry-moore-facts-and-information/

Please monitor your child's use of the internet. 

Summer Term  (1st Half)

Curriculum Information

English

In English this half term, we will start by learning the features of and then writing, a newspaper report. This will be linked to our theme work about the Vikings. We will then write a mythical story, again linked to the Vikings and their beliefs.

Bug Club/Active Learn – all the children in year 4 have access to this website using their given logon. They are able to read books and complete the activities as they get to them. Please encourage your child to use this very useful resource to support with reading / phonics. Please see one of us if your child can not access this programme.

 

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be covering place value (what each digit in a number is worth), addition, subtraction, fractions and word problems. 

We will also be looking at measurement which will include length, capacity, mass, time and money. Please support your child with these over the holiday so they gain some understanding before returning to school. 

Please work with your child on the 4 operations, + - x and÷.

The internet has lots of suitable, child friendly sites to help. Please remember to monitor your child's use of the internet.

Mathletics – all the children in year 4 have access to this website using their given logon. They are able to answer maths questions as well as challenge others around the world. Please encourage your child to use this very useful resource to support with mathematics. Please see one of us if your child can not access this programme.

 

Theme – Yorkshire Yorkshire Yorkshire - Vikings

This half-term, our topic is ‘Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Yorkshire - Vikings.’ During this topic we will learn about our home county, when and why the Vikings invaded it. Our learning will be based on history and geography:

  • Where the Vikings travelled.
  • Who they invaded and why.
  • What evidence do we have?
  • Viking gods and beliefs.
  • How the Vikings changed Yorkshire.
  • What influences did they have and what do we still use in the modern day.

Spring Term  (2nd Half)

Curriculum Information

Reading week

The first week back is reading week and will include World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March. Each year group will be choosing a book to base their learning on. For year 4, we have chosen Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. During this week we will write in different ways (diaries, stories, descriptions,  acrostic poems etc.). Our maths will look at measuring quantities for potions. PSHE will be based on the 4 Hogwarts houses (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Syltherin), the qualities of each house and rules each house will follow. We will also design wands and shields. Children (and adults) will be able to come to school on Wednesday 1st March dressed as their favourite book character.

English

In English this half term, we will be writing a discussion text using arguments 'for' and'against' different topics.

We will also write poetry, looking at British poets. We will link this to our theme work.

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be covering place value (what each digit in a number is worth), addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and word problems using all of these skills. 

We will also be looking at Geometry. This covers 2d shapes and 3d shapes, their names and properties, angles, symmetry, positional vocabulary and directions.

Please work with your child on the 4 operations, + - x and÷.

The internet has lots of suitable, child friendly sites to help. Please remember to monitor your child's use of the internet.

Theme – Harry's Journey

Our topic for next half term is Harry's Journey.  This will continue our link with reading week and will see 'Harry Potter' journey around the British Isles. This is a geography based theme and we will be using geographical vocabulary to cover map/atlas skills and identifying the features of maps - towns, cities, land height, rivers, mountains, the coast etc. 

We will also be looking at where we would live and why.

Challenge - Who can identify the various symbols on maps?

Suggested things to find out -

Where do you live?

What does the map tell you about your area?

Where is the highest place you can find on your map? How high is it?

Spring Term  (1st Half)

Curriculum Information

English

In English this half term, we will  be writing fairground poems. Then we will be reading and writing wishing stories. Our stories will be based on the fairground. This links to our theme work and will give year 4 an opportunity to invent stories that they can read to younger children.  Non-fiction for this half term will be explanation texts where we can explain how machines work, linking to fairground rides. 

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be exploring the relationships between number patterns, statements and designs in order to develop our ability to work systematically to solve problems and explain our strategies. We will also be working towards using, identifying and creating a general rule for sequences. Our systematic approaches will then be applied to a range of logic and visual puzzles.

We will also be looking at statistics, interpreting data in graphs and presenting data in graphs. 

Please work with your child on the 4 operations, + - x and÷.

The internet has lots of suitable, child friendly sites to help. Please remember to monitor your child's use of the internet.

Theme – All the Fun of the Fair

 Our topic for next half term is All the Fun of the Fair.  This is a music based theme and we will be covering music skills such as composing, music appreciation and investigating musical instruments. 

Challenge - Who can research the history of fairgrounds?

Suggested things to find out -

Where did the first fairgrounds open?

Who ran the first fairgrounds?

What instruments are in the percussion section of an orchestra? The woodwind section? The brass section? The strings section?

What instrument does Mrs. Palmer play?

 Some websites about fairgrounds that you might like to look at:

http://fairground-heritage.org.uk/learning/

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/nfa

http://www.antons-show.co.uk/heritage.htm

http://www.victorian-steam-fair.com/victorian-fairs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL4ldrhLorw

Autumn Term  (2nd Half)

Curriculum Information

English

In English this half term, we are reading and writing warning stories. Our stories will be based in Ancient Egypt. This links to our theme work and will give year 4 an opportunity to invent stories that they can read to younger children. 

We will then use the same characters from our stories to write diaries and letters. 

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be exploring numbers, including place value and rounding. We will study written methods for multiplication and division, as well as fractions of numbers and shapes. 

We will also be looking at measures, including mass, length, capacity, time and money. 

The internet has lots of suitable, child friendly sites to help. Please remember to monitor your child's use of the internet.

Science

We will be studying states of matter - solids, liquids and gases.

Theme – Ancient Egypt

 Our topic for next half term is Ancient Egypt.  We will be learning about who the Ancient Egyptians were, when they lived, how they lived and what they did. 

Challenge - Who can research the most information about Ancient Egypt over the half term holiday?  You can use books, use your ICT skills to search online or you can ask an adult for their help.

Suggested things to find out -

Who were the Ancient Egyptians?

Where were they from? 

When did they live?

What was life like then? Is it different to life now?

What did they do for us?

Look on these websites - your child must always be supervised when using the internet:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/Egypt.html

https://www.britishmuseum.org/learning/schools_and_teachers/resources/cultures/ancient_egypt.aspx

 

2016/17 Autumn Term  (1st Half)

Curriculum Information

English

In English this half term, we are using The Omnibombulator, a book by our year group author, D. King-Smith. This book links to our theme work and we will be writing our own short story about an animal. You can support your children by reading stories with them, looking at the features that make the story exciting to read, e.g. exciting vocabulary, different punctuation, paragraphs, the use of description etc. 

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be exploring the relationships between number patterns, statements and designs in order to develop our ability to work systematically to solve problems and explain our strategies. We will also be working towards using, identifying and creating a general rule for sequences. Our systematic approaches will then be applied to a range of logic and visual puzzles.

We will also be looking at geometry/shapes/position/direction, mainly names and properties of 2-D and 3-D shapes, angles and lines of symmetry. 

The internet has lots of suitable, child friendly sites to help. Please remember to monitor your child's use of the internet.

Theme – Who would live in a home like this?

This half term, our Theme is driven by our Science skills and knowledge.

The pupils will be learning how to:

  • group, classify and identify a variety of animals.
  • discuss and describe habitats.
  • make a habitat - understanding what makes a good habitat. 
  • investigate the human impact on habitats.
  • use an atlas to locate areas of change linked to habitats. 

You may wish to explore the following websites with your children during this half term

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plants_animals_environment/play/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plant_animal_habitats/read/1/

Science – Teeth and Eating

This half term, we will be learning about that animals have different diets and many different kinds of teeth. 

You may wish to explore the following websites with your children during this half term

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/teeth_eating.shtml

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/teethandeating/


The children can complete work at home and add it to our display, especially if you think it would be beneficial to the children's learning.

 

Thank you for your support. The Year 4 team.  

Year 4 Turtles - 2015/16

Mrs Palmer       Mrs Khaira        Mrs Land     Mrs Walker      Mrs Gray

 

Class Teacher: Mrs L Palmer

Year 4 Maths Teachers: Mrs E Robertson & Mrs L Palmer

Classroom Support:  / Mrs S Walker / Mrs J Land / Mrs J Gray

 

2015/2016

Summer Term  (1st Half)

Curriculum Information

English

In English this half term, we have now moved onto writing a dilemma story where the main character has to make a choice between what is right and wrong. This will be followed by a week of poetry.

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be covering place value (what each digit in a number is worth), addition, subtraction, fractions and word problems. 

We will also be looking at measurement which will include length, capacity, mass, time and money. Please support your child with these over the holiday so they gain some understanding before returning to school. 

Please work with your child on the 4 operations, + - x and÷.

The internet has lots of suitable, child friendly sites to help. Please remember to monitor your child's use of the internet.

Theme – Yorkshire Yorkshire Yorkshire

 We are starting this theme by looking at Yorkshire artists - David Hockney, Henry Moore and Andy Goldsworthy (who went to Bradford College and lived in Yorkshire for a while)

 Useful sites include:

http://primaryfacts.com/2493/david-hockney-facts-and-information/

http://primaryfacts.com/823/henry-moore-facts-and-information/

Please monitor your child's use of the internet. 

 

2015/2016

Spring Term  (2nd Half)

Curriculum Information

English

In English this half term, we start with reading week on 22nd - our book is 'Journey' by Aaron Becker and we will be doing reading, rhyming couplet poetry,drama and art linked to the book. We are looking forward to this. 

In the rest of our English we will be writing a discussion text using arguments 'for' and'against' different topics.

We will also write instructions. 

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be covering place value (what each digit in a number is worth), multiplication, division and word problems. 

We will also be looking at shape - 2d shapes and 3d shapes, their names and properties. 

Please work with your child on the 4 operations, + - x and÷.

The internet has lots of suitable, child friendly sites to help. Please remember to monitor your child's use of the internet.

Theme – Rule Britannia

 Our topic for next half term is Rule Britannia.  This is a geography based theme and we will be using geographical vocabulary to cover map/atlas skills and identifying the features of maps - towns, cities, land height etc. 

We will also be looking at where we would live and why.

Challenge - Who can identify the various symbols on maps?

Suggested things to find out -

Where do you live?

What does the map tell you about your area?

Where is the highest place you can find on your map? How high is it?

 Some websites about fairgrounds that you might like to look at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2HmL_enx94

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRYSSNq5GSc

http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0027-map-key-and-scale.php

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g2_u1/

 

2015/2016

Spring Term  (1stHalf)

Curriculum Information

English

In English this half term, we are reading and writing wishing stories. Our stories will be based in the fairground. This links to our theme work and will give year 4 an opportunity to invent stories that they can read to younger children. We will then be writing fairground poems.

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be exploring the relationships between number patterns, statements and designs in order to develop our ability to work systematically to solve problems and explain our strategies. We will also be working towards using, identifying and creating a general rule for sequences. Our systematic approaches will then be applied to a range of logic and visual puzzles.

We will also be looking at statistics, interpreting data in graphs and presenting data in graphs. 

Please work with your child on the 4 operations, + - x and÷.

The internet has lots of suitable, child friendly sites to help. Please remember to monitor your child's use of the internet.

Theme – All the Fun of the Fair

 Our topic for next half term is All the Fun of the Fair.  This is a music based theme and we will be covering music skills such as composing, music appreciation and investigating musical instruments. 

Challenge - Who can research the history of fairgrounds?

Suggested things to find out -

Where did the first fairgrounds open?

Who ran the first fairgrounds?

What instruments are in the percussion section of an orchestra? The woodwind section? The brass section? The strings section?

What instrument does Mrs. Palmer play?

Some websites about fairgrounds that you might like to look at:

http://fairground-heritage.org.uk/learning/

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/nfa

http://www.antons-show.co.uk/heritage.htm

http://www.victorian-steam-fair.com/victorian-fairs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL4ldrhLorw

 

Autumn Term  (2nd Half)

Curriculum Information

English

In English this half term, we are reading and writing warning stories. Our stories will be based in Ancient Egypt. This links to our theme work and will give year 4 an opportunity to invent stories that they can read to younger children. 

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be exploring the relationships between number patterns, statements and designs in order to develop our ability to work systematically to solve problems and explain our strategies. We will also be working towards using, identifying and creating a general rule for sequences. Our systematic approaches will then be applied to a range of logic and visual puzzles.

We will also be looking at 2d and 3d shapes. We will be identifying and classifying a range of shapes. 

The internet has lots of suitable, child friendly sites to help. Please remember to monitor your child's use of the internet.

Theme – Ancient Egypt

 Our topic for next half term is Ancient Egypt.  We will be learning about who the Ancient Egyptians were, when they lived, how they lived and what they did. 

Challenge - Who can research the most information about Ancient Egypt over the half term holiday?  You can use books, use your ICT skills to search online or you can ask an adult for their help.

Suggested things to find out -

Who were the Ancient Egyptians?

Where were they from? 

When did they live?

What was life like then? Is it different to life now?

What did they do for us?

Look on these websites - your child must always be supervised when using the internet:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/Egypt.html

https://www.britishmuseum.org/learning/schools_and_teachers/resources/cultures/ancient_egypt.aspx

 

2015/2016

Autumn Term  (1st Half)

Curriculum Information

English

In English this half term, we are using The Omnibombulator, a book by our year group author, D. King-Smith. This book links to our theme work and we will be writing our own short story about an animal. You can support your children by reading stories with them, looking at the features that make the story exciting to read, e.g. exciting vocabulary, different punctuation, paragraphs, the use of description etc. 

Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be exploring the relationships between number patterns, statements and designs in order to develop our ability to work systematically to solve problems and explain our strategies. We will also be working towards using, identifying and creating a general rule for sequences. Our systematic approaches will then be applied to a range of logic and visual puzzles.

We will also be looking at different kinds of measuring - length, capacity, weight/mass. At home you can look at different items in the home or when you are out shopping. Does your child know how many centimetres (cm) are in a metre (m), how many millilitres (ml) in a litre (l) or how many grammes (g)  in a kilogram (kg)? 

The internet has lots of suitable, child friendly sites to help. Please remember to monitor your child's use of the internet.

Theme – Plants and Animals

This half term, our Theme is driven by our Science skills and knowledge.

The pupils will be learning how to:

  • How to group, classify and identify a variety of living things.
  • Recognise that environments can change and can pose dangers to living thing.
  • Describe the functions of the digestive system
  • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains – identify producers, predators and prey.

You may wish to explore the following websites with your children during this half term

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plants_animals_environment/play/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plant_animal_habitats/read/1/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ks2_lessonplans/science/plants_animals.shtml

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/plants.html

 

The children can complete work at home and add it to our display, especially if you think it would be beneficial to the children's learning.

 

Thank you for your support. The Year 4 team.  

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Year 4 Turtles - 2014/15

Summer 2

Our theme work this term is continuing to focus on Yorkshire . We will be learning about Vikings and how they have helped to shape and change the Yorkshire that we know today. 

We will also be attending the Countryside show again this year. This is a fantastic trip that children will enjoy. 

You can help your child to research the Vikings and their time in Yorkshire. There are lots of websites and information books available to help your child find out more about this exciting part of our history. 

Theme-Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Yorkshire-Summer '15

Year 4's theme topic for the Summer term is Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Yorkshire and is a PE based driver.  Children we be doing art, geography, history and writing based on Yorkshire sports teams including Bradford City, Yorkshire County Cricket, Bradford Bulls and others. 

For homework the task is to research an athlete or sports team from Yorkshire.  Who are they?  What do they play?  Why are they special?  What information can you find out? 

** Try to research an athlete or sports club that not many people know about **

 

Theme - Feb / Mar '15

Year 4's theme topic for Spring 2 is "Rule Britannia" this is a geography based theme topic and will focus on the physical and human geography of the UK.  we will be doing lots of map work and learning facts about the UK.

For homework the task is to research the UK and find out as much information as possible about the geography of where we live.  To help you here are some group websites. 

 

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/content/kids/en_US/explore/countries/united-kingdom/

 

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/britain/uk.htm

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Spring 1

This half term our topic is 'Toys'

This is a Design Technology based topic and we will be learning all about how different toys are made. We will be carrying out market research, designing toys and making them. There will be lots of group work and opportunities to share ideas.

In English we will start off writing a story all about some toys coming to life and then we will move on to looking at instructions.

In maths we will continue with our calculations work and we will also be looking at data and statistics.

Please continue to read at home and to learn your times tables.

Stephen Darby, Bradford City Visit Oct '14

Year 4 children were very lucky to have Bradford City's captain Stephen Darby come in and speak about his life as a professional footballer.  The children spent the morning writing poems to give to him then he answered questions, posed for photos and signed autographs.  Q) What is it like playing for Bradford City?  It's amazing playing in front of so many great fans each week.

Q) Do you prefer playing for Bradford or Liverpool?  I supported Liverpool as a kid and I loved playing for them but I've played my best football at Bradford and it has been great being captain.

Q) What do coaches and managers look for?  It's the same as at school, football coaches always look for people who listen and try their best. 

The children really enjoyed the visit and will definitely be supporting Stephen and the rest of the Bradford City team this season!

2014 / 2015

Welcome to the new school year.

Our topic this term is 'Animals'. We will be learning all about animals and their habitats, sorting and classifying animals and food chains.

In Literacy we will be writing animal stories, creating animal fact files and investigating animal poems.

In Maths, we will be learning about 2d and 3d shapes. We will also be learning times tables so please help your child with these.

Our PE days are Tuesday (Outdoor) and Thursday (Indoor). It may be useful to keep your child's PE kit in school during the week in case we do extra PE.

 

2014 / 2015 starts here!!

April 2014

I did say it had been a busy term. Our Gallery has lots of super photos for you to enjoy.

When we go back after the holidays, our theme will be Art Attack for the whole summer term. We will be looking at the work of different artists, our main ones being Damien Hirst and Jackson Pollock. Any research you can do at home on this will earn you some Golden Gotchas.

 

Please remember to bring book bags every day and change your books 2-3 times each week.

Also - some of the children do not have PE kit in school - nor bring their homework back. These are important things at Fearnville and we would like all children to do both of these things.

Apri 2014

And finally - we went to The Vine for our Easter Story. We are always made welcome at The VIne - with juice and home made biscuits in the shape of a cross. We also get to make our Easter bracelet whcih helps us to remember what happened to Jesus at this time of year. Thank you to all at The Vine.

April 2014

We organised our own mini festival in our maths lessons. We had to make the goods for buying and selling as well as the posters to advertise them. We don't think we did any maths, but Mrs. Robertson says that using money is maths - and we also did some fantastic team work.

April 2014

We had a fantastic 2 days at Fearnville Festival with music, art, dancing and lots of fun. A huge thank you to Mrs. Spargo and the other teachers who organised it for us. We look forward to the next one. Check out the photos of Tom Attah - a blues singer, Gospel singers and The Honeydrums - drummers, dancers and singers. WOW!!!!!! Due to parental permission, we cannot put all the photos on the website. However, if you come to see me and Mr. Cassidy, we can show them after school one day. (and the amazing videos)

April 2014

As part of our Top of the Pops theme, we made our own musical instruments. Maybe the boys will form their own boy band in years to come - you heard it here first. :-)

Dancing to One Direction - the boys may deny this, but please beleive me when I say they were dancing to 'That's What Makes You Beautiful'. And they showed some fantastic moves - check out the photos!!!

We have had a very busy term.

In March we had Neil Hurst in as part of World Book Day. We had to act out part of Charlie and the Cholcolate Factory. See the photos in Our Gallery.

March 2014

Sport Relief

To see our Sport Relief activities click here http://www.fearnville.bradford.sch.uk/lower-ks2/year-4-dolphins

 

March 2014

Our theme for this half term is - Top of the Pops - we wil be looking at British pop music during the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s - are you old enough to share your experience of pop music during these decades?

 

We will be writing our own pop song - including the music and making the instruments. Fab!!!

March 2014

 

Remember - swimming starts on Thursday 6th March - doors open at 8.40.

Please come and ask if you have any queries.

 

February 2014

All the children got to enjoy bouncing on our 2 very bouncy castles. This was our Golden Gotcha treat for being good this half term.

See our photographs in Our Gallery

February 2014

Thank you to the family members who came to help us make our habitats. We had a fun afternoon and hardly made any mess at all!!! 

We hope you can join us for our next event - information will be provided nearer the time.

Our photographs are in Our Gallery.

January 2014

We had a fantastic time at Temple Newsam - even though it was very cold. The animals were funny and we enjoyed petting them. We sketched some of the rural landscapes we saw to use in our theme - Location, Location, Location.

See our photographs in Our Gallery

January 2014

Year 4 Turtles - staff and children - would like to wish all our families and friends a happy and healthy new year.

We can't believe that a full term has gone by already.

In January we will be covering geography in our Theme lessons - Location, Location, Location will involve us comparing life in a town to life in the countryside. We will be doing lots of descriptive writing and art work. There will be a chance for families to come in and see our work at the end of the unit - details for this will be sent out nearer the time.

Meanwhile, you can help your child by looking at pictures of urban and rural life and comparing them - what are the similarities and differences, what would it be like to live in the town and the countryside - what would you do/see/hear, etc.

Again - thank you for all your support with everything you do to help and support us.

December 2013

We have now finished our Romans theme - we have found out lots of information and done lots of writing. It has been a very interesting theme. You can see some of our work in Our Gallery.

Friday 15th November

Not only was it Children in Need day and we got to dress in spots or pyjamas - or indeed spotty pyjamas, we also acted out the Roman myth 'Romulus and Remus'. We are writing a myth in English and have used this one as it also links to our theme.

Look at our photos in Our Gallery to see how we got on.

 

Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th November - parents' evenings

Please remember to return your appointment slips so that you can come and find out how the children are getting on in class.

November 2013

As part of our launch for our new theme - The Romans - we were invaded by Year 3 Starfish. We didn't know they were coming so it was a great surprise. Luckily some of them decided to settle with us for the afternoon and taught us some skills. We learned how to make shields which we can use to protect us from our enemies.

The next day we invited our parents in to help us with some Roman activities. We had a great afternoon. Please look at our photographs in Our Gallery to find out what we did.

Autumn 2 - in the second part of this term, we will be learning about Romans. We will also be looking closely at reading and how often we read at home. The children can change their reading books as often as they like - they just have to be able to explain what happened in it.

Homework - we  have noticed that not all children are returning their homework. Homework  is a chance for you to see what the children have been learning in class. It also gives them an extra chance to practise their work.

It is hard to believe that our first half term is over. I hope you all had a great week off school and that you are ready to come back on Monday 4th November.

In the recent newsletter that was sent out, you will notice that we are having a Roman afternoon and we would love you to join us between 1.30 and 3.15.

We have had a brilliant half term - we started our Food topic with different food activities. Then we had someone in to teach us how to do an African dance - that was fun. We went to Headingly to play cricket - we really enjoyed that. Finally, our Gotcha treat was a magician and a class party. We all got to go to that as we have all been good - Mrs. Robertson was very happy.

 

Please click on 'Our Gallery' to see photographs of what we have been doing.

Year 4 Turtles

Weclome to Year 4 Turtles 2013-2014.

11th September 2013

We have now settled in and we are enjoying our newly decorated school. Our first few days were a lot of fun and we had a picnic at the end of it.

 

We are lucky to be the first class to do a parent assembly - on Thursday 19th Spetember. We hope you can come and join us.

 

On Monday we had a 'Food Day' to introduce our Theme for this half term - 'Food Glorious School'. We will be learning about different kinds of food, healthy eating and how to look after our teeth. Maybe when we go shopping with you, we could look at different food labels and see which foods are healthy.

Click here to see what we did when we were in Year 3 Starfish

Timetable 2017-2018

Tuesday - Indoor PE

Tuesday - homework to be handed in

Thursday/Friday - homework handed out

Thursday - swimming