Today we have been learning about E-safety and the importance of having a secure password. We all made up our own passwords and tested them using the following website:
Well Done Ethan- who was the winner and created a very long and complicated password that would take the computer years to crack!
Day in Paris-
For the past few weeks, we have been running the daily mile. During this time, we have been calculating our total distance travelled together as a class. As a result of our excellent effort, we spent a portion of the day in Paris. We tasted foods such as croissants, crepes and french bread with chocolate, jam and butter. We also listened to French music and made postcards (be looking for yours soon). It was a lovely morning that the children really enjoyed and was a great reward for them running the daily mile. Now we are deciding where we are going to aim for next!
As part of our school Geography week, 4S took part in some field work. We took a walk around school with Ipads and took pictures of areas that we could develop. We then worked as teams to come up with our own ideas of what we could develop in order to add educational value to our school. After that, we played dragons den and presented our ideas to the scary 'dragons'. The children were fantastic and came up with some amazing ideas!
Well done 4S- See pictures of the fun below!
4S trip to the Deep!
As an engage for our new topic 'blue abyss', year 4 took a trip to the deep aquarium in Hull. It was a fantastic day and we really enjoyed looking around the fantastic aquatic life together. The children were beautifully behaved and had a fantastic time on the trip. Make sure you look at our pictures below!
This week I will be starting a homework club on a Monday break time where I will be available to talk children through their homework and provide any extra support that they may need. Please encourage your child to have a look at the homework over the weekend and attend the club if they are struggling.
Educational apps and websites
I have created a sheet (attached below) with a list of educational websites and apps to promote learning. Some are free and others have a small cost, however they may encourage children to learn whilst using a tablet, Ipad or laptop for anyone who is interested!
As part of our new topic: playlist, we took part in our engage experience on the 22nd February by having a theatre experience. The children received a theatre ticket and programme for Shrek the musical. We then gathered as a year group and watched the show with special treats such as popcorn and ice cream!
What a fantastic morning!
As part of our potions topic, 4S spent Thursday afternoon making Slime! We looked at how the liquids slowly turned to a solid goo which we called slime! The children had a fantastic time getting messy and enjoyed taking their slime home at the end of the day! Well done 4S!
Year 4 Quiz Morning!
Thank you to everyone who came to the Year 4 quiz morning. It was a fantastic event, enjoyed by all! The children were able to showcase their excellent knowledge to their parents which resulted in an excellent quiz. Well done to everyone who took part and to our winners... The Super Sausages!
As part of our design and technology work we decided to research, design and create our own brand of chocolate! The children undertook research about the different chocolate packaging and flavours available. In groups, they then worked together to come up with their own fantastic flavours!
The children did a fantastic job and evaluated their work! See below for pictures of the experience!
As part of our potions engage experience, 4S created their own instructions on how to make potions. We used a variety of different ingredients such as; bats blood, grave dust and poison. After writing our own instructions, we then used them in order to actually make our potions! See below for pictures of our experience.
I just thought I would take this moment to wish everyone a Happy Christmas. The children have worked so hard this term and I am very proud to say I am their teacher. Take some time to rest and enjoy the festivities as you all really deserve it!
An Autumn update...
This half term we have been investigating our new topic of burps, bottoms and bile! It has been a fantastic half term with many science experiments where we have developed our skills of investigations. Some fun classroom activities that we have done this half term are:
The children have not failed to impress me this term and should be very proud of their achievements so far in Year 4!
Welcome to Class 4S!
This half term we will be studying the topic Traders and Raiders, where we will be looking at the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. The children have already enjoyed an engaging experience where they have created Viking boats out of junk modelling; photos will be uploaded soon.
Creative homework that links with this particular topic has already been given out to all children. Children are advised to pick one piece to complete every 2 weeks, with the first piece being due on Monday 28th September. I have already received some fantastic and creative pieces that I am extremely impressed with.
P.E days for 4S are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, please ensure that your children have the correct P.E kit in school on theses days so they are able to fully take part.
Please can you ensure you read and sign all of the policies in the front of your child's organiser. This is very important as failure to sign the e-safety policy will mean that your child will be unable to use any device that can access the internet in school.
Spellings will be given out every Monday and will be written in the children's organisers. Children will be tested on their spellings every Friday morning. The spelling test results on Friday the 18th of September were fantastic and I am very impressed!
It is very important to hear your child read on a regular basis, therefore the school asks that an adult hears each child read at least 3 times a week. Please make sure if you hear your child read you record it in their organiser as children will not be able to change their reading book unless an adult has heard them read.
Whilst reading with your child you could check their understanding further by asking key questions, such as: