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Year 4





Welcome to Year  4!


In year four, we just love learning new skills and interesting facts. Below, you will find information about our class and the things that we have been up to.

Adults in our class: Miss Howden and Mrs Grace

Homework: spellings are tested on Fridays and a new spelling list will be given for the following week. We ask that our children read at home at least three times a week and have their reading diaries signed - this will allow them to take part in the reading race and win some exciting prizes!

PE - Mr Simon teaches PE in year four on Tuesdays and Wednesdays - children must make sure they have their full indoor and outdoor kit on these days!

The Romans
Our first topic this year is The Romans. We have already learnt so much about this, particularly the Roman army and the invasion of Britain.

Making Roman Roads
Here are some of our very own Roman roads! We used earth, sand, gravel and stones for cobbles, then wrote instructions in our literacy books.






Harvest

Here is the scarecrow we made for harvest - we decided to make him look like one of the Roman soldiers we had been learning about! We painted his armour and shield on large pieces of cardboard and used a mixing bowl covered in foil for his helmet. He is stuffed with newspaper and straw.





'Tuesday' by David Weisner

In the week running up to half term, year four used the picture book 'Tuesday' by David Weisner as a stimulus for writing.



The children REALLY enjoyed writing the story of how, suddenly and mysteriously, a group of frogs develop the ability to fly and cause chaos in their local town.




Here is a picture of our beautiful display - thank you, Mrs Craddock!

Included along with our writing are our pictures of flying frogs - we used our pencil shading skills to give them texture and depth.




Halloween art

On 31st October, we spent some time researching the origins of Halloween. We also further developed our art skills using oil pastels to create pictures of pumpkins.




Electricity

Our science topic this term is electricity. Here we are testing out different circuits to see if they work:

We now know that a circuit must be complete to work.