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Year 4's Diary

Welcome to Year 4. Our team is Mrs Kirman, Miss English, Mrs Mellor and Miss Harrison In year 4 we love to learn and discover new things. Keep updated with what we are up to by reading our blog.

Summer 1

Emma Brameld - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Hi all,

As the Spring term comes to a close, we would like to give you some information regarding next half term. Our next topic is "Where in the world?" We will be learning all about the continents, seas, oceans and countries around the world and linking our literacy to this by reading stories from other cultures. 

In science, we will be learning all about sound, how it travels and how to change the pitch and tone of a sound. For more details on what we will be learning next half term, please look out for our curriculum newsletter, handed out during the first week back.

Important dates for your diary

Reading morning - Tuesday

Breakfast morning - Friday 27th April 8.40-9am

PE - Wednesday and Thursday

Problem solving afternoon - Thursday 24th May 1.30pm (more details to follow)

Over the Easter holiday, please continue to read daily and practise your times tables. Here are some websites for you to have a go on which are full of games for you to play.

Have a great Easter

Mrs Kirman & Miss English

Snow Day!

Ecclesfield Teachers - Thursday, March 01, 2018

Hi Y4,

Hopefully, you will be outside today enjoying the snow, building lots of snowmen and making lots of snow angels! 

Whilst you are having lots of fun outside, you could try one of the following activities:

- Can you write the times table in the snow before the snow covers it up again?

- Can you practise writing this weeks spellings in the snow?

Can you build an alien snowman based on the following rules:

- the number of buttons on his body must be a multiple of 4.
- the number of stones for his mouth must be a multiple of 6.
- the number of eyes must be a multiple of 3
- the arms must be parallel to the floor.
- the head must be an equilateral triangle.

We would love to see some of your creations! You could take a photograph or draw us a picture of your snowman.

If you would prefer to stay snug indoors today, here are some times tables websites to keep you busy.

Have fun Y4!

Mrs Kirman & Miss English

Spring 2 half term

Emma Brameld - Thursday, February 15, 2018

As we near the end of the half term, we would like to take this opportunity to tell you a few things about next half term.

Our main topic will be ‘Do you know your neighbours?’ This will focus on learning all about the United Kingdom. We will locate England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on a map and use an atlas to label the major towns and cities. We will also be researching famous landmarks and creating some of our very own British pop art! Here are some websites to support you in your learning:

Our science topic next half term is all about habitats and food chains. Our visit to Moorland Discovery Centre will take place on Friday 23rd March. Please see the letter for more details. During our topic we will be learning how to use a key to classify animals and how animals have adapted to their environment. Here are some websites to support you in your learning:

For more information about our topics, please see our curriculum newsletter.

Important dates for your diary.

Reading mornings will continue to be on Tuesday mornings 8.40-8.50.

PE will be on Wednesday and Thursday for both classes.

Moorland Discovery Centre visit is on Friday 23rd March 2018.

Spring term

Emma Brameld - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

As we come to the end of our Autumn term, we would like to give you a few messages for after the Christmas holiday.

Our new topic is all about water. We will be learning all about the water cycle, the water crisis and how to clean dirty water. Most of our literacy work will be linked to this theme throughout the half term. At home, you may want to keep a water diary - check out the following website to see how much water everyday activities use!

Our new class novel is 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. For homework, we would like you to have a go at designing and creating your very own robot! Homework will be due in on Monday 5th February 2018.

Look out for our curriculum newsletter which outlines all the learning we will be doing in Spring 1.

Important messages

- Swimming will continue every Tuesday until 30th January 2018. Y4K will return at 3.30pm each week. 

- Reading mornings will be every Tuesday morning until 8.50am.

- PE will now be with Catch Coaching every Wednesday afternoon.

We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in the new year!

Mrs Kirman & Miss English.

Autumn 2

Emma Brameld - Monday, October 30, 2017

As we approach our brand new half term, we would just like to say a massive well done to all of the children in Y4. You made a fantastic start to the new school year and got straight to work from day one! We have had a great half term learning all about the Stone age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, as well as learning all about teeth and digestion during our science topic. You have produced some wonderful work and have impressed us all with your knowledge of pre-historic times!

Our next topic is all about Sheffield. If you are out and about, please take a photo to add to our Sheffield display!

Just a few reminders for next half term...

  • - Our next breakfast morning for parents and carers will be on Tuesday 14th November from 8.40am to 9am. Drinks and snacks will be available at a small charge. 

  • - Swimming will continue to be every Tuesday afternoon, with Y4K returning slightly later at 3.30pm.

  • - PE kits need to be in school every Thursday for our PE session. However, if possible, please ensure your child has their PE kit every day in case we would like to do some outdoor learning. As the weather is getting colder, please send your child with tracksuit bottoms and a warm jumper.

- Spelling tests will take place every Friday.

During parents evening, we stressed the importance of the children knowing their times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of Y4. Although we practice these daily in school, it is not enough and we need your help at home. Here are some useful websites and games to support the children's learning at home.

Have a great half term and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Mrs Kirman and Miss English.

Welcome back!

Ecclesfield Teachers - Sunday, September 03, 2017

Hi everyone and welcome back to a brand new school year!

We hope that you have all had a great summer and can't wait to hear all about it! 

We have a very exciting first half term lined up and will be starting our new topics straight away. Keep a look out for our curriculum newsletter which will be sent home on the first day. This gives a brief overview about all of the subjects we will teaching during the first half term.

We will be kicking off the year with our Stone age topic. We will be learning all about neolithic people, their homes, the food they ate and their way of life. Our first homework project will also be linked to this topic - look out for the homework letter sent out on the first day back. If you would like to conduct your own stone age research at home, check out the following websites:

Our science topic will be all about teeth and the digestive system. We will be learning all about the journey of our food and looking at the importance of dental hygiene. Here are some websites to get you started:

Finally, here are some important dates for your diary:

Reading mornings - Tuesdays

Swimming - Tuesdays (Y4K to return @ 3.30pm)

PE - Thursdays

Spelling test - Fridays

Multiplication test - Fridays

Breakfast morning - 11.9.17 (please see separate letter)

We look forward to starting our new term with you and know that we will have a fantastic year!

Mrs Kirman and Miss English.