Mrs. A. Davies
Mrs. M. Beer
Welcome to Year 4. The teachers are Mrs Davies, who teaches year 4 on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Mrs Beer who teaches year 4 on Thursday and Friday. The Teaching Assistant is Mrs Cluskey. Mr Corless also works with groups of children on Wednesday afternoon.
Literacy and Numeracy are taught daily and combined unit plans cover the other subjects we teach each term and are included on the half termly curriculum letters.
Formal homework will not be set but please listen to your child read regularly, practice their spellings and help them to learn their number bonds.
Our PE lessons are on Thursdays so please ensure your child has their PE kit in school. This should be a white t-shirt, blue shorts and pumps for indoors. During winter they will also need trainers and a tracksuit for outdoors. Please help us by naming all uniform and kit.
If you have any problems or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to one of us.
Wild Workshop – Macy’s work
Yesterday we went to Martin Mere because we are learning about habitats. I loved seeing the creatures all shapes and sizes.
First we went to feed the birds and looked around and it was really fun. Next we went pond dipping and saw lots of creatures all shapes and sizes. Then we did an experiment. We observed the creatures that we got from our tray from pond dipping. After that we drew a picture of a creature from our tray and thought of how they survive. We could also think of a question. After a short walk we arrived at the otters. We saw them get fed and a lady talked to us about otters. Next we went to see the storks and they were beautiful. By the storks there was a small garden and we went to explore! Then we went for lunch I sat with Jorja, it was yummy! Finally we had some time on the park, it was so fun! When we had finished on the park we went back to the coach and back to school.
My favourite part was walking around and feeding the birds. This was my favourite school trip!
Wild Workshop – Joe’s work
On Wednesday, a man called Steven came into our classroom with animals all shapes and sizes.
We came in, sat on the carpet and Steven taught us about animals. First, he talked about the animal groups with us. I did not like the group that the spiders were in. My favourite group was the group that the insects were in because the insects are really cute and look harmless.
Next we used a microscope to look at lots and lots of bugs. We looked at millipedes, centipedes, spiders (which I hated), slugs, snails, beetles and woodlice. We went through tubs observing the creatures and my table found a red woodlouse and it was pregnant! So then Steven said for us to find pregnant woodlice. Then we looked at them on the smartboard and looked under them so we could see what we were looking for.
Then it was probably the best part of the whole lesson… the part where we held the mice! I had the first go of holding the mouse but I did not want to hold it. By the time it came back I decided that I would hold it. The mouse was vibrating and its claws were digging into my hands like a knife. Its fur was really soft and I wish I could have kept it.
Then we had a mouse for each table that we got to name. We named our mouse Whiskers that we adored. After our snack we had bigger tanks and we got to go outside and find stuff to build a habitat for the mice. When we got inside, we had to build it up. When we had finished Steven helped us to transport our mouse to its habitat. We talked about where a mouse would like to hide and got tunnels out to see which it preferred. So we took our mouse and put it in the middle to see which one it would go in the most.
At last we zoomed into the mouse’s claws and saw what they looked like up close. They were really sharp and that’s why they were hurting us. I can’t wait for the next one!
Wild Workshop – Poppy’s work
On Wednesday we had a Wild Workshop. The person who brought in all of the creatures was a man named Stephen.
Firstly, we talked about the different groups of bugs. We also felt a sheep’s teeth and passed around a nest. It was so cool! Then each table got a tub full of millipedes, centipedes, spiders (only one group found one), slugs, snails and lots more. After that, all of the groups observed all of the different creatures in a microscope. Then we observed woodlice to see if they were pregnant or not.
After snack, Steve put a mouse on each table and we named them. Our group named ours Whiskers. She was so cute! Then every group went outside and grabbed as much as they possibly could. Then we went back in and made a habitat for the mice. Our mouse loved it so much. I think we did a great job.
Finally, we did an experiment to see which tunnel our mouse liked the best. We counted how many times she went in. The winner was the one with the most stoppers
I had a fantastic time and can’t wait to do it again in year 5.
Our Year 4 children took part in a science experiment to reconstruct the digestive system.
PSHE – Heart Smart Robots
Year 4 children enjoyed making robots like ‘Boris’ the heart smart robot out of recycled materials.
Charlotte brought a World War One diary into school and we enjoyed sharing it in class.