Class 4

Welcome to Class 4

Class 4 Curriculum Annual Overview 2018-2019

Term 4

Class 4 Term 4 Newsletter

We have been learning all about Incarnation in Christianity this term and what the Holy Trinity means to Christians. We learnt all about God as the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit and watched videos of Jesus’ baptism to understand the impact of this story on a believer. We then drew a symbol to show our representation of God as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They were so fantastic we then created them into a piece of art work using soft pastels and made a display in the Year 4 corridor.

 

This week in Science week (week of 11th March) Class 4 made lava lamps! It was SO much fun! We used water, sunflower oil, food colouring and alka-seltzer aspirin and discussed the different densities of the liquids and why sunflower oil floated on top of water. We were all surprised that this happened and loved watched the oil pouring into the bottle. We then added food colouring and were amazed watching the droplets stay formed through the oil! Adding the tablets made the lava lamp burst into life. These were so easy to make, we’d highly recommend trying at home with an adult.

 

Term 3

Class 4 Term 3 ‘That sounds awesome’ Homework Brochure

14.02.19 We have been writing newspaper reports about the Roman invasion of Britain, the children then spent 2 lessons typing them up on the computers and the final pieces are brilliant!

Welcome to our fraction museum! To kick off our fractions topic in maths, class 4 created fraction museums using objects in the room. It is crucial to understand fractions can be represented using every day objects, so we used scissors, rulers, pens, pencils, multilink and rubbers to represent fractions in different ways. We even managed to spot some equivalent fractions along the way…can you see them?

This week (07.02.19) Class 4 have been creating newspaper reports about the Roman invasions in Britain, from a Celtic point of view. The children worked in groups to write each section of the newspaper on one large piece of paper. They then swapped tables and moved to a new newspaper and added the next section of the paper. Once finished, we had 8 different newspapers where the entire class had contributed to each section. The finished results are fantastic!

 

Class 4 we have been learning about ‘grace’ in RE, what it means and why it is so important to Christians. We took the time to write our own words of encourgement, support, motivation and inspiration to become different versions of our own ‘class grace’. We are going to read different ones to the class every day to motivate us to be the best version of ourselves!

Class 4 had an online workshop with The Skinny Jean Gardener yesterday (17/1/19) to prepare for our Malvern Flower Show competition. We Skyped Lee and asked lots of questions including, “What are your top tips for constructing a flower garden?”, “What fruit and vegetables would you recommend growing?”, “What flowers will be in bloom in May?”

The children were very well mannered, polite and asked fantastic questions. Time to get sowing and building!

Class 4 made kites in Forest School this week! We scavenged around the field for suitable sticks, they had to be a certain length and size to make our kite work. We then used tissue paper and cellotape to stick it all together and raced each other across the field testing our kites. After the initial flight, we made some modifications and improvements to our kites…some of us had to stick them all back together again after they completely fell apart! It was so much fun. We LOVE Forest School!

Term 2

Class 4 Term 2 Romans Homework Brochure

Class 4 have the ‘AK Friendship cup’ this week (26th Nov) and the whole class voted for the person they think has lots of excellent qualities of a ‘fab friend’. They wrote the name of their nomination and a reason why they wanted this person to be chosen as Class 4’s Fabulous Friend. This term’s winner was Isobella Senior:

“I want to nominate Bella because she is really nice and she helps me when I am sad.”

“I nominate Bella because she is always there for me”

“I nominate Bella because she is the first to come to me when I am sad and she always cheers me up!”

Bella gets to keep the Friendship cup on her desk for the whole week, then next week it moves up to Class 5! Well done Bella, you are a superstar!

The MOST exciting thing ever happened in Class 4! On Wednesday night, Mr Jackson was digging in the pond and came across a box of Roman artefacts! Miss Boase and Mr Jackson stored the box in a safe place overnight ready for the class to find in the morning. Inside the box was a letter from a Roman girl who escaped Pompeii in LXXIV A.D, and moved to the Roman capital of Cirencester. She left behind a pair of Roman sandals, a bowl and a spoon! We spent the morning exploring the artefacts and coming up with lots of questions about where they came from, what they were used for, how she made her journey to England, who she escaped with? We are SO excited to start our topic and find all the answers.

 

 

2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and Class 4 have been creating Poppy suncatchers to commemorate the WW1 centenary. We are linking our Malvern show to Ashton Keynes’ local links to the world wars, and have been discussing the impact of the war on our area in lots of detail. We are all very proud of our history and want to show this through our art and designs. Lots of us have close family members who have served or are still serving in the Armed Forces, and we are all extremely proud of them all. 

Term 1

Class 4 Term 1 Newsletter

Class 4 Term 1 ‘Water’ Homework Brochure

This week the whole school took part in a Musical Performance workshop where we learnt a dance routine to The Lion King’s ‘I just can’t wait to be king’ song. It was SO much fun. We danced in the hall and learnt an entire routine, practising our best lion pose and roar! Ask us to show you the performance at home and see if you can out-lion us! 🙂 Who do you think had the loudest roar in the class?

In R.E we have been digging deeper into the Creation and Fall story of Christianity. We read Genesis 1 and 3 and used a frieze to place the concepts of Creation, God and Fall on a timeline of the Bible’s ‘Big Story’. We had lots of fun putting ourselves in the ‘shoes’ of Adam and Eve and discussing their decisions and actions. We then discussed the impact these stories have on a believer and how Christian’s (and other people) might change their actions because of the Creation and Fall stories. 

It has been a fun filled, watery start to Year 4! We have been busy using water colours to paint river pictures, writing descriptively to create our own free-verse poems on rivers and learning about the water cycle and treating water. We have learnt so much and would love to share our new knowledge of water with you. 
 
This week we had our first Forest School. As our current topic is Wonderful Water, Mr Jackson showed us how to purify water. We used natural materials including leaves and moss to create a filter to try purify and clean our pond water. It was great fun and we learnt some life saving facts about water (and when not to drink it!)
 
Mr Jackson also told us all about the Malvern Show that we will be entering this year. The theme is ‘A Moment in Time’, feel free to help us come up with some inspirational ideas for our flower design based on recycling, British Values and History. You can always draw and label your ideas ready for our next Forest School in October. 
 
This week, Class 4 entered a competition ran by the W.I in Ashton Keynes. We painted rocks in bright colours and wrote a message to explain why we were inspired to decorate it the way we did. We had a fun (and messy) afternoon and can’t wait to hear the results of the competition.

 

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Class 4 AK Curriculum Annual Overview 2017-2018

Term 6

Here we are enjoying our class treat picnic in the park:

 

 

09.07.18 There is no specific spelling pattern to learn this week as the spellings are a collection of words taught so far. They are words that the children generally find a challenge to remember in their writing so please encourage them to practise  daily. Mrs Boswell

AK spelling practice sheet 1 star common words in sentences 09.07.18

AK spelling practice sheet 2 star words previously taught 09.07.18

AK spelling practice sheet 3 star words previously taught 09.07.18

AK spelling practice sheet 1 star common exception words 12.06.18

AK spelling practice sheet 2 star homophones 12.06.18

AK spelling practice sheet 3 star ous suffix 12.06.18

Term 5

Class 4 Term 5 Newsletter

Class 4 Term 5 Homework Brochure

Dear Parents & Carers

Here are this week’s spellings. We are concentrating on homophones. These are words that sound the same when spoken, but have a different spelling. Please discuss the meanings of these words with your children at home to support the work we are doing in class this week. Your child will know which star spellings they are practising this week. Many Thanks, Mrs Boswell

AK spelling practice sheet 1 star statutory words 21.05.18

AK spelling practice sheet 2 star statutory words 21.05.18

AK spelling practice sheet 3 star statutory words 21.05.18

AK spelling practice sheet 1 star homophones 14.05.18

AK spelling practice sheet 2 star homophones 14.05.18

AK spelling practice sheet 3 star homophones 14.05.18

AK spelling practice sheet 1 star common exception words wk2

AK spelling practice sheet 2 star sion words wk2

AK spelling practice sheet 3 star sion tion cian words wk2

AK spelling practice sheet 1 star common exception words wk1

AK spelling practice sheet 2 star sion words wk1

AK spelling practice sheet 3 star sion words wk1

Term 4

Roald Dahl’s Goldilocks and the Three Bears

We spent a lot of this term working on our performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, which we performed with Class 3. Everyone got involved by learning the songs and their lines, helping to make props and working together as a team to produce a fantastic play. The comments we received from our parents, carers and families when they watched the performances were brilliant!

 

Robokid Kits

We have been very lucky to test out some engineering kits that Mrs Clarke supplied to the school.  Working in pairs and groups of three, we built a small robot using the kits and learnt how to program it to move in different ways. It was really enjoyable to use the robot kits to practise our engineering skills and race the robots at the end of the day.

Science Week

During Science Week, we took part in an interactive workshop where we learnt about a range of forces.  The activities were really unusual and entertaining too!  We continued our learning by working in teams to create a way of transporting tomatoes so that they wouldn’t become squashed – this relied on us sharing our ideas as a team and using resources carefully to design and build the best method of transport.

Term 3

Class 4 Term 3 Newsletter

Class 4 Term 3 Homework Brochure

Term 2

Class 4 Term 2 Newsletter

Class 4 Term 2 Homework Brochure

Year 4 have been studying the story of the Iron Man by Ted Hughes. In you computing lessons we used Jellycam to produce stop motion animations. Click the group name for the link to view the animation.

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Year 4 have been studying the story of the Iron Man by Ted Hughes. In our Computing lessons we used Jellycam to produce stop motion animations. Here are the links to some of the animations produced.

Term 1

Class 4 Term 1 Newsletter

Class 4 Term 1 Homework Brochure

Colour Mixing

In our Art lesson, we collected a variety of Autumnal leaves and looked carefully at their different colours.  Using watercolour paints, we mixed colours to match the leaves as closely as possible.

A Seed is Sleepy

Along with the rest of the school, we started the new academic year with a focus on the book ‘A Seed is Sleepy’ by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long.  These pictures show some examples of the fabulous artwork the class produced when completing observational drawings of the inside of peppers, tomatoes, melons and oranges. We used charcoal and chalk to create the pictures and looked carefully at the shape and size of each element of the fruit. We have saved the seeds from the fruits to plant them and watch what happens as they germinate!