Miss Bottomley and Mrs Airey's Year 4

 
 
Summer 1 2019

Welcome back everyone after the Easter Holidays! We have enjoyed hearing about your time with family and friends and are glad you are well rested and ready to get stuck into the last term of the academic year!

Firstly a huge congratulations to all for a wonderful performance of ‘Porridge’ at the end of last term. Mrs Airey and I are so proud of you and all you achieved.

This term please remember to bring your reading records in weekly so we can see how much you have been reading at home and books can be changed if necessary. A reminder that each week children should all be reading for at least 15 minutes a day and practising their multiplication tables, as they have a weekly test on a Thursday. Homework will be set on a Friday and will be due in the following Wednesday. (Homework is always a follow on activity to consolidate what has already been taught in class)

Brass will continue this term on a Tuesday so please remember to practice at home and bring your instruments in for your lessons with Mr Wright.

This term we will also be swimming so please bring in your swimming kit every Thursday starting 2nd May. PE will continue every Friday.

I am looking forward to the term ahead although with some sadness as I will be leaving at half term to start my maternity leave. I have loved teaching year 4 this year and will be sure to bring the baby in for a visit when he or she is here to meet you all! Interviews are being held for a teacher to take over my role for the last half term of the summer so you will be updated with any developments. Thank you for all your support!

 

Here some websites you might like to look at to find more about the Ancient Greeks! 

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Greece.html

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/z87tn39

 

 
 
 
Spring 2 2019
Please scroll to the bottom for regular photo updates!
 
Welcome back everyone and we hope you had a lovely Half Term! Well done to all the children in Year 4 who shared some wonderful learning during our class café before we broke up. Mrs Airey and I are very proud of all their hard work and we know they continue to try their best this term too.
 
During the first week back we will be handing our parts for the children to learn for our Year 3/4 Easter production 'Porridge' Read the blurb below to find out more...

When a crime wave hits Happy Valley, there's a caseload of mysteries to be solved! Who's stolen Ma Hubbard's recipe book? Who's kidnapped Marigold the cow? And what dirty secret is Papa Bear hiding behind his Porridge empire? It's down to Private Detective Jack Spratt to uncover the terrifying truth in this tale of mystery, mayhem and breakfast cereal!

Join Jack, Goldie Lox and a cast of crazy characters including barmy billy goats, loopy lumberjacks, a potty police squad and a runaway cow in this brand new side-splitting musical comedy. It's a familiar tale, told like you've never heard before with familiar fairytale folk brought to life as you've never imagined! Porridge has all the ingredients of a delicious production - packed with spoonfuls of sparkling songs and bowlfuls of belly-laughs, this hilarious show will leave your cast and audience wanting seconds and shouting for more!

 

We are very excited about performing this new production and we will keep you updated on progress, costumes and props.

 
 
 
Spring 2019
Happy New Year to all of our lovely children and their families! We can't wait to start the new year off in style- Our new topic is THE STONE AGE and already quite a few children have been sharing facts they know and are really looking forward to getting stuck in! Here is a website you might like to look at:
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/stone-age/
 
Maths this term will be mostly based around fractions and decimals (remember, knowing your tables will really help)
English will be based around 'Sting of the Dump' a book about a boy who finds a caveman in a quarry near his grandmother's house.
 

Our science topics this term are Electricity and then Sound. As well as understanding how electricity is used around the home, we will be constructing circuits and conducting an investigation on switches. In the Sound topic, the children will make a string telephone and investigate the best material for sound proofing.

 

The children received a new homework book at the end of the autumn term and their old one was sent home for them to keep. We will continue homework in the new homework book for the spring term where they can record their spelling practice. Like last term, each week the children will have an activity which will follow what we have been learning in class that week. In addition children should all be reading for at least 15 minutes a day and practising their multiplication tables, as they will now have a weekly test on a Thursday. Homework will be set on a Friday and will be due in the following Wednesday.

 

This term we will be giving dojos to those children who are reading regularly at home. We will be encouraging children to bring their reading records in weekly, with the comments/reviews and parent’s signatures in, so we can monitor the reading that is happening outside of school.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Autumn 2018
 

Welcome back after the summer! It's is so lovely to see you all and catch up about your time off school.

This term our topic is 'Fenland life' and we will be celebrating everything that is great about living in our local area! If anyone has friends/family members who know more about the history of the area please let Mrs Sassoli know as we would love to find out more!

We are learning how to write describe story settings in English and information texts about Isleham.  We will be learning about place value and numbers in maths and revising strategies for adding and subtracting, moving on to division and multiplication next half term. Remember to keep practising your times tables at home!

Here are some websites below to help you learning:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

 

 

Keep looking at this page for more details and also photographs and explanation of their learning!

 

Autumn 2
As we approach the end of term, we have reflecting on the jam packed Autumn term and all our wonderful learning !
 
Mr Place who has lived in Isleham all his life was one of the highlights and I am sure so will our soon to be class trip to G's this week! Photos to follow!
 
The children have loved learning about The Fens focusing on geography mainly but now as we move into the second half of term we will focus on the history of our local area.
 
In Maths we will be focusing on knowing a written method for the four operations and Mrs Airey will be teaching the children dividing by 10, 100, multiplication x6 x7 and division facts, multiplying 3 numbers, factor pairs and kilometres.
 
In English we will be writing our own poems (Haikus and Cinquians) based on an Autumn theme as well as writing a persuasive argument based around the new homes that plan to be built in Isleham.
 
We will continue our Autumn unit of art and DT children will be continuing to make their kites.
 
 

Living Things and their Habitats will be our new Science unit of work.   

In this unit children explore a variety of ways to identify, sort, group and classify living things. This unit also introduces children to the idea that environments are subject to man-made and natural changes, and that these changes can have a significant impact on living things.     
 

 We are toy designers Prototyping an imaginary interactive toy

In our computing lessons this term Children will work together to design a simple toy that incorporates sensors and outputs and then create an on-screen prototype of their toy in Scratch.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summer 2 2019
Ms Sassoli has now started her maternity leave and not a day too soon, as her new baby boy arrived on the last day of term before the half-term holidays!
 
We welcome Miss Bottomley to Year 4; she will be teaching on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in place of Ms Sassoli. 
Year 4 Teachers
Miss Bottomley:  Monday Tuesday and Wednesday
Maths, English, Guided Reading, Geography, History, Music, Art and computing.
 
Mrs Barber: Wednesday afternoons.
French and RE
 
Mrs Airey: Thursday and Friday
Maths, English (SPAG) PSHCE, DT, Science and PE