Welcome to Year 4!
Teacher: Mrs L Jones
Teaching Assistant: Mrs C Hogan
Support Assistant: Mrs H Jones
Our Autumn term vehicle is "Going for Goal!"
This learning vehicle will have a focus on football, looking at health and fitness, countries around the world and footballing events throughout history. The children will also look at how we can promote equality and diversity in the game, encouraging all people to enjoy and take part in sport. The outcome of the vehicle is that the children will create their own website, which will promote football for all.
The vehicle will begin with a trip top Stoke City on Wednesday 4th September.
Referee John Brooks visit - November 4th
Important to note:
Swimming will be every Thursday afternoon after lunch. Please ensure children have their towel, swim kit, goggles (if a note has been given to Mrs Jones requesting your child uses them) and a swimming hat (girls). Earrings must be taken out.
Homework will be handed out on Friday and will be due in one the following Wednesday.
Spellings and times tables will be checked weekly.
This terms topics will be:
English: Into the forest
Maths: Place value
Science: Animals including humans
DT: Healthy snacks
Music: National anthems (BWH Teacher)
ICT: Website and game design
History: The local area and how it has changed over time. Key points in history.
Geography: Map skills, places around the world, countries and continents.
Art: Sketching people
Spanish: Sports, countries and greetings (BWH Teacher)
Referee Visit - 4th November
On Monday the 4th of November, Year 4 will be visited by Championship referee and Premier League Linesman, John Brooks. John will be coming in to talk to the children about refereeing, his experiences, training and teaching the children about some of the laws of the game. This will be a great way to kick off our second half term, continuing with our vehicle "Going for Goal".
Year 4 know how important it is for a footballer to keep hydrated with all of the activities they do each day, so we decided to investigate which drinks would damage their teeth! We know they drink alot of water, but we wondered what would happen if they drank lots of orange juice, squash, coke, lemonade and coffee. We have set up an experiment in class, using egg shell to act as our teeth. We have put half a piece of egg shell into a plastic cup and then put different drinks in the cup. We are going to observe them over the next week and find out what damage they could do if we drank lots of them!
Children were visited by Stoke City Ladies player Tash Tezgel as part of their Football vehicle. The children had the opportunity to ask Tash lots of questions about her career and ladies football. We were very lucky and all children were given a signed programme from Tash.
We were also joined by James, who does the media for Stoke. We heard about how it takes lots of photos and uses them to promote the team and make the programmes that are sold on match days.
We even learned a little bit about the history of ladies football. Did you know that when football began the ladies were more popular than the men and got a bigger crowd? When the FA was formed, all of the men that ran it banned ladies football to make the mens more popular!
The children then spent some time designing their own badge and kit for a ladies football team!
October is the month of Mary.
On Tuesday 15th October, Year 4 went across to morning mass at Church. We took Rosary beads with us and joined in with a decade of the Rosary.
Today, Year 4 have been looking at our school website. We are trying to get ideas of what makes a good website, so that we can have a go at making our own.
We looked at links, slide shows and how a teacher can edit pages.
Tima - "Class pages are useful because they give information about what children have been doing."
Sam - "I think the dinner menu is useful, because if children don't like that dinner parents know to give them sandwiches."
Rose - "I like that you can find information really quickly."
This week Year 4 have been looking at sound in Science. We looked at the different ways instruments make sounds. We found that the sounds were only created when we did something to the instrument, such as hitting it or shaking it.
On Wednesday 20th November, we did a short experiment about sound in Science. We all went outside, half the class on the top playground and half on the bottom. When Mrs Jones blew her whistle, the group far away had to put their hand up as soon as they heard it.
When we were standing next to Mrs Jones, we noticed that the children on the top playground were delayed putting their hand up. This showed us that the vibrations which created the whistle sound, had to travel through the air and reach the other children. We then swapped places so the other group could see the dealy!
All of the children really enjoyed this experiment!