Monday, 26 February 2018

World Book Day Homework Year 4

Task 1
1) Listen to two of the stories on the World Book Day website.
2) Write down which two texts you listened to.
3) Which of these texts would you want to read more of and why?

Task 2
Using the sheet provided (or by creating your own), draw a comic strip to
re-tell a classic tale in a comic format. You can choose any tale of your choice. (Shakespeare, fables, myths, bible stories etc.) Make them exciting by using interesting, colourful pictures and speech bubbles.


Please learn the spellings using the ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’ sheet.

The spelling pattern this week is:  ‘sion’ suffix pattern.
(Word list has been sent home in the homework book)
Please write five sentences. Each one must contain a different word from the spelling list. Try and make them interesting and include different sentence types.

Friday, 26 January 2018

Maths Week

In Year 4, the children used their Maths lessons to solve a week-long problem about designing a funfair. They used their knowledge of area to plot out a funfair and then had to work out how much it would cost by calculating money. After that, they had to work out how much it would cost per day at their funfair and therefore how much they would need to charge their customers to get in!

Friday, 19 January 2018

W/C 15/1/18

The first couple of weeks of the spring term seem to have flown by and we have already got a lot of learning under our belts.

In our English work we have been using classic stories and poems (such as Alice in Wonderland and The Owl and the Pussycat) as inspiration to help us to write playscripts.

 In science we have started to investigate the properties of solids and liquids.



Just a reminder that Mr Sinclair has replaced Mr Clark and will now be taking our P.E. lessons. These sessions will take place every Friday instead of the previously timetabled Thursdays!

Friday, 15 December 2017

Ancient Egyptians at the Fitzwilliam Museum

We had a successful trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge this week. It helped round the term off nicely and the class really did the school proud with the way they behaved and approached their learning.

We saw some amazing artefacts and plenty of mummified remains to get excited about. The class can tell you the different animals that were preserved in bandages and on display.

Here a few photos to give you a flavour of the time we spent in the Ancient Egyptian galleries.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Science Week

We have had a week full of science investigations and exploration. The week kicked off with an exciting assembly led by Mrs. Hardie who performed a range of 'wow!' experiments at the front of the hall. Year 4 have carried out some tree classification, an egg experiment and then a materials investigation to find which one made the best tea bag. We are finishing the week by making rockets.

Thank you to all the children who had a go at the science activities at home.

Friday, 6 October 2017

W/C October 2nd 2017

Our learning in Year 4 continues apace this term. We have had a particularly interesting week, with French day on Monday (where the children mixed with different year groups to carry out a range of fun French activities) and preparation for the Church Flower Festival. We used our knowledge of Greek myths to tell a journey/ quest story which we illustrated using Aboriginal dot paintings which consisted of symbols chosen to represent the different parts of the tale.

Friday, 14 July 2017

This will be my last blog post for Year 4 and Sandridge School. As you all know by now, I will be moving on to another school in September. I have really enjoyed this school and the people in it, and it is going to be difficult for me to say goodbye. I hope to see people around, however, and be able to say hi.

Next week your children will be bringing lots of things home with them. They will be sending you their books from Year 3 that we have been keeping safe in the Year 4 cupboard. They will also be cleaning out their trays and lockers and bringing home their PE kits. I certainly hope there are no swimming kits left in here, but if so we will find them and send them home (assuming they aren't able to get up and run off under their own power).

They will also need to bring in all of the school property that they have at home, namely their library books. These MUST be in by Monday. We will be taking inventory on Monday and assessing replacement costs for lost books.

We've been doing a lot of end of year assessments in class this week. The children have been taking practise SATs tests for the last few weeks and we have been going over the responses together. It has been useful for them to get used to taking the types of tests that governments and higher institutions give out regularly, and to give them a taste of life in Year 6.

We have also done assessing in the major areas of maths that we've covered this year. We did an assessment test in place value, fractions and multiplication/division. Next week we will finish with geometry, statistics and addition/subtraction. These assessments will go to Miss Pratchett to help her plan for next year.

We are finishing up our topic on the Romans, our Science on habitats and food chains, and our RE on Hindu stories and moral lessons. We have an end-of-year party planned for our half-day on Friday, so if anyone has any U rated DVD films to loan for the day, it would be much obliged.

I hope to see you all during the next week to say goodbye and to celebrate the successful end of another school year.

Best wishes to all,

Mr Thompson