Welcome to our Year 4 Page !
You will find all letters, important dates, topic information and photos for Year 4 classes here.
|Please keep coming back to this page as photos of the children and their learning will be posted from time to time!|
- Friday 1st February 2019 - Poole Harbour Bird Boat Trip
- Mon 1st April - Weds 3rd April 2019 - Avon Tyrrell Residential
Trial Date : Weds 30th January (collect from school at 2.45pm)
Training Sessions : Weds 6th,13th, 27th February, 6th March
Gala : Friday 8th March
Year 4 Letters
This term in Year 4, we are learning about Rainforests, with a special focus on the Amazon Rainforest. We have been enjoying our new book called ‘Journey to the River Sea’, which is about a girl who leaves England to live in the Amazon Rainforest. To help us understand the book a little more the children independently researched this unusual environment using the laptops and library books.
In science this term, we have been learning about our bodies, including how to keep our teeth healthy. We used disclosing tablets to learn about plaque and how important it is to brush our teeth properly. We also got given a toothbrush and toothpaste to practice teeth cleaning.
As part of our learning about food and our bodies, Year 4 designed and made bread rolls. They worked as a team to make the dough and then chose their own flavours before shaping the roll. We all enjoyed the morning and it was great to see some potential future bake off stars in the making!
Year 4 – Pizza Express
We had a great time at Pizza Express in Christchurch where we got to make our own pizza with the help of the Chef. We then ate them for lunch back at school, they were delicious.
Year 4 enjoyed a trip to Ferndown Middle School to take part in a music workshop. Luckily, we managed to escape the rain for the walk there! We all joined in with some African dancing and drumming before learning a song to perform. It was great fun and a brilliant opportunity to visit the Middle School and some of the teachers.
Baby Food Challenge
As part of our new topic, the teachers set the children a baby food challenge. They had to use their senses to try and guess what each pureed meal was and we had some interesting guesses!
This week, we are learning about sound. On Monday, we made string telephones to investigate how sound travels as vibrations.
In outdoor learning, Year 4 designed and built bridges using natural objects from our school environment.
In outdoor learning this week we made Roman Numerals out of sticks.
Gymnastics - Climbing and Swinging!
Roman Topic Work
As part of our work on the Roman invasion of Britain, the children were set the challenge of building a wall to keep the Picts out, just like Hadrians Wall. We saw some great teamwork and brilliant future builders
We worked as a team to make our owen top trumps game about Roman Gods. We had to work together to choose each score.
We walked to Ferndown Leisure Centre to take part in a squash lesson. We all learnt some new skills and really enjoyed the morning.
We had a great time on Roman day. We made clay pots, paper mosaic tiles and baked honey, ricotta cakes.
Welcome to Year 4!
Welcome back, we hope you all had a fantastic summer holiday.
We are looking forward to the year ahead working with your children as they start in their final year at Parley. In order to help them with their transition to Middle School, this year we will be encouraging the children to show self-organisation with their belongings and home learning and would appreciate your support with this. Now the children are in Year 4 they have certain responsibilities and privileges such as supporting the children and staff with a range of tasks. These will be rotated every half-term.
Our topics this year will be:
Autumn – The Romans and Healthy Eating
Spring – The Rainforest and Water
Summer – Inventors & Inventions and The Egyptians
In order to enhance and reinforce the children’s learning we have planned a range of educational visits and experiences including:
Avon Tyrrell Residential
Bird Watching in Poole Harbour
We value your partnership with us very much. If you have any questions or queries please feel to speak to us at the end of the day.
Miss Wickenden & Miss Josey