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Welcome to the Year 4 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

Biscuit recipe for all you budding bakers

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We had a fantastic morning in Year 4 making biscuits.We were set the technical challenge to use a recipe to make bicuits. Thanks to the kitchen staff for baking these for us.

Here is the recipe if you want to make these at home.

A lovely family Chistmas activity to do together.

Whitehouse Common Bake Off Technical Challenge

  • 50 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 50 g white caster sugar
  • ¼  medium egg, lightly beaten (an adult will bring this to you)
  • 100 g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • Flavourings /Items For decorating biscuits /
  1. Pour the butter and sugar in to a bowl and mix
  2. Add the egg and mix
  3. If you have flavourings then add these now
  4. Slowly, mix in the flour.
  5. Use your designed card cutter template and knife to cut out the biscuit dough
  6. Put your finished product to be placed on the baking paper with your name on it.

Excellent Work in Year 4 11.12.20

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Well done to Reeha and Jahmarie for their escellent work in science and maths this week.

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Reeha's science

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Jahmarie's Maths work

Year 4 curriculum workshops

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Please find information about the curriculum in year 3 and 4 here, which provides an overview of what your children will be learning in school. We would usually love to welcome you in to school to deliver this information but in the current circumstances this unfortunately isn't possible. 

If you have any questions then do please speak to your class teacher. 

Christmas Song to Learn for Year 4

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Please click on the links below (ensure you are using the internet safely!) to practise our class songs for the Christmas performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HvR0ZAB_Xs 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxTxu3A1f7k 

Christmas Song to Learn for Year 4

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Please click on the links below (ensure you are using the internet safely!) to practise our class songs for the Christmas performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HvR0ZAB_Xs 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxTxu3A1f7k 

Excellent Work in Year 4 13.11.20

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Well done to Jasmine and Millie for their excellent work this week.

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Year 4 Excellence board

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Year 4 looked at the life and works of Louis Armstrong, who is a famous singer and brass player. We have loved our brass lessons so far and hope to play like Louis one day! 

As part of Black History Month we learned about the impact he made on the music industry, in particular Jazz music. 

We loved listening to his famous song, What a Wonderful World. We discussed how wonderful our world is and then created some of our own art work, using pastels, to accompany the words in the song. 

 The art work created was wonderful, a particular well done tFlo (4AF) and Autumn (4LM) whose art was selected for our Excellence Board. Well done!

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Rumpelstiltskin

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Rumpelstiltskin

For the past 5 weeks, our focus story type has been beating-the-monster stories and we have been focussing on the story of Rumpelstiltskin. The children have been story mapping and thoroughly enjoyed acting out the story. We have been looking closely at the vocabulary and acting like detectives, entering the palace where the young girl was kept for three days looking for clues of what we would find if we travelled to the palace years later. This week we have been writing setting and character descriptions and both Mrs McIntosh and I are very impressed with the descriptive writing the children have produced! Next week we will be writing our very own beating-the-monster stories. We can’t wait to share some of those with you.

 

Thank you for your hard work at home with reading, spelling and times table practise. Please can you continue to read for at least 10 minutes every night with your children and learn spellings and times tables regularly too. Please do put what your children are doing at home in their planners so they can receive regular house points!

 

Next week in maths we are looking at comparing 4-digit numbers and rounding to the nearest 1000. Here are some great interactive links for the children to access whilst at home.

http://www.snappymaths.com/counting/rounding/interactive/round4dton1000/round4dton1000.htm

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/rocket-rounding

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=comparing+numbers

Welcome to 4AF and 4LM

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Welcome to 4AF and 4LM!

What a super start to the year we have had! It has been great to have all the children back in school. They have settled well and have enjoyed lots of different activities this week.

This week the children enjoyed art in a day and looking at Hokusai as our focus artist. We discussed how print making was his famous technique and recreated our own versions of his famous print ‘The Great Wave’.

We have also started our new geography unit looking at the effects of natural disasters. The children enjoyed creating their own volcanic eruptions and had some super knowledge surrounding natural disasters! We cut open a scotch egg and discussed how it resembled the earth and its structure.

 

We can't wait to inform you more about what we have been upto over the next few weeks!

 

 

Start Your Brass Journey Today

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Watch the video below to see some musical opportunities that will be available to you next year!

Year 4 Using Showbie

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showbieDear Parents,

We have set the children in Year 4 up on Showbie. This is a free app that is downloadable on devices and can also be accessed through the internet browser. On here the children can upload pictures, videos or simply just tell their teacher what they have been up to whilst at home. We will share different websites that we think will be useful for the children to access whilst at home. We think this will be a good way to keep up to date with the children’s progress.

Log in details will be sent via text to Year 4 parents

Kind regards,

Year 4 staff team

Year 4 visit to Holy Trinity Church

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