It's been a busy half term in class 7 so far with the children practising their concrete, pictorial and abstract skills with fractions in maths, learning and writing their own myths in English and doing our very exciting history topic of the Romans. The children have learnt all about the Roman empire and their fascinating way of life including learning about their villas and their beautiful mosaics. The mosaics also gave the children a great opportunity to practise their symmetry skills learnt in maths.
I hope you enjoyed your break and are as raring to get started with the new term as I am. Just letting you know, we've had a slight change to our PE days in Class 7 as we now do PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Everything else you need to know about this term is all in the information booklet that has been sent home.
Feel free to talk to me after school if you have any questions.
Let's get started!
Welcome to the new school year!
My name is Miss Hanson and I'm really looking forward to teaching everyone in Class 7.
Here are a few useful pieces of information to help get you organised for life in year 4.
Our PE days are on Tuesday and Wednesday.
I give out homework every Friday to be returned the following Wednesday - prizes are awarded for returning homework so everyone try your best!
Please try and read three times a week at home to complete our 'Super Readers' reading challenge and earn an amazing prize from my newly stocked treat box.
I hope you're as excited to get started as I am this academic year.
Today we enjoyed dressing up and taking part in all things French! We started the day with a delicious French breakfast. Throughout the day, the children studied the work of 4 famous French artists (Seurat, Rousseau, Matisse and Blek le Rat), learnt some French vocabulary linked to the art and had a go at re creating some of the work themselves.
Quelle belle journée!
This week, Year 3 and 4 have enjoyed learning all about Turkey and Portugal. They have taken part in lots of interesting activities including: designing a Turkish rug, making their own 'Evil Eye', designing their own 'Galo de Barcelos' and learning about the legend behind its creation.
We were also lucky enough to try some delicious authentic Turkish food from a local Turkish resturant! Thank you Turkuaz!
The week isn't over yet though... we are all looking forward to French Day tomorrow!
We’ve taken the opportunity to get outside in this lovely weather this week to do some maths. The children collected 9 sticks for their groups and we’re given the challenge ‘how many triangles can you make with 9 sticks?’ There was some really creative thinking and excellent reasoning going on!
The next day, everyone went outside to sort triangles into Venn diagrams on the playground.
As well as all of that maths, we also got to release our beautiful butterflies which we had watched changed from caterpillars. Everyone enjoyed waving them off and saying goodbye to them.
We’re hoping to get out there again next week!
Class 7 enjoyed their Friday reading time in our lovely library. We’re lucky to have lots of different books to choose from!
Class 7 had a lovely day with Catherine at Old Moor nature reserve. They enjoyed learning about different habitats including grassland, woodland and wetland. We all saw something we had never seen before and, as always, the children were a credit to the school.
As part of our Science topic, Class 7 went to look for invertebrates in the nature area. We had a GREAT time and found all kinds of different creatures but some were too fast to catch.
After they were captured, we took them into class for a closer look and to classify them on our classification keys. They were then released safely back to where they were found, only after a woodlouse escaped in class and had to be retrieved!
It was lovely to hear everyone so excited, calling it an ‘adventure’
Year 4 had a great time visiting the market to buy ingredients for their soup. They had to use all kinds of maths, including addition, subtraction and multiplication of money, weight, fractions and thinking about quantities.
They did really well and even survived one of the market traders trying to scare them with a live lobster!
This week, everyone has been on a mission to make a profit! We had to convince Mrs Witton to loan us some money. The children worked out the total cost of ingredients to make hot cross buns and then calculated the profit they would make at different prices.
While making them, the class needed to be able to measure accurately using different scales, use their knowledge of fractions AND tell the time.
Fun with Fractions
Year 4 have been learning about fractions. They started off by representing fractions in as many ways as they could with a variety of equipment. They have become experts in finding equivalent fractions, comparing and ordering them and will be working on adding and subtracting with them. We might even be looking at a recipe for Viking bread using fractions too!
Last Friday, Year 4 went to learn even more about the Anglo Saxons at Murton Park in York. They visited an Anglo Saxon village where they could make clay lamps, they learned what day to day life would have been like and learned how warriors would have trained. Mrs Phillips was particularly pleased when they were told how money worked and it involved fractions!
Everything was going fine until a Mercian invaded and everyone had to rely on Family 3 to save the day! Thankfully they did and we all made it back to school safely.
Everyone had a great day. Faith even said it was the best trip she’d been on as soon as she had arrived!
Class 7 have settled into life as year 4s really well and it's lovely to have them for another year!
This term our topic is the Anglo Saxons. The children have been producing some lovely homework and getting very creative with their ideas!
They have written some fantastic 'beating a baddy' stories and are now working on writing amazing newspaper articles.
Keep up the hard work Year 4!
Last week, some of the children in years three and four were able to take part in 'Able Maths Day' at Balby Central. They had the chance to meet a Robot from Robot Wars and learn about the maths involved in making one of them, including weighing, measuring and finding the area of different parts.
They had a great day and did us all proud!