Well done! You’ve made it! The holidays are here and I think we are all ready for a well earned rest. The Year 4 team have seen massive progress, in all curriculum areas, over the last term and are very proud of all that you have achieved.
We have one term left together, before you move on into Year 5 and we want this to be the best, most successful, term of the year. In order to help you start the term ahead of the game we would like you to spend a little time over the next week researching the Vikings. See if you can find some key facts that you could share with your class.
Don’t forget to keep on reading and practice those times tables!
This week, we will be drawing our chocolate topic to a close. We will be reading the last parts of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we will be writing setting descriptions of the inventing room and best of all we will be designing and making our own chocolate!
Between now and Thursday, start to think about your favourite chocolates. Would you choose milk, dark or white chocolate? What flavours do you like added to this? Caramel? Sea salt? Chilli? Or something else equally as delicious? We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Over the past couple of weeks, Year 4 have been busy learning how to write newspaper reports.
We started by reading a variety of reports, analysing the key features and then practicing writing them. We started by thinking of a name for our newspaper and came up with some great ideas including ‘Wonka News’ and ‘The Chocolate Times’. We then used alliteration to try and create some snappy headlines to hook our readers in. ‘Five Fantastic Tickets Found!’ was a great example of this.
We have also learnt about the difference between direct and indirect speech and how we punctuate these.
The children have worked really hard, have shown brilliant creativity and we are looking forward to reading their independent versions later this week.
We hope that you have all had a wonderful bank holiday weekend and have enjoyed the beautiful sunshine. We are all feeling refreshed and ready for the last few weeks of term.
We would like to remind all parents/ carers that it will be the Year 4 celebration assemblies on Friday 11th. We hope that as many of you as possible will be able to join us for these as they will be our last ones this year. The children have got lots to celebrate and to share with you.
We will be continuing with our chocolate topic. We have already learnt about the journey of a cocoa bean and Fairtrade and have written e-mails to Theresa May to persuade her that more of the products we see in supermarkets should be Fairtrade products.
This week,we will be introducing our new science unit – changing states- and will make sure we include chocolate in this too!
Please continue to support your child(ren) with their learning logs, reading and Mathletics as these will all help them reach their potential by the end of the year.
Year 4 have had a fantastic start to this week!
The children who have gone to the Frontier Centre are all settled and are looking forward to their activities today. They have all managed to make their beds (which did take some time!) and got a good night’s sleep. For those who have stayed in school, they have been working on a Smarties project which involved lots of mathematical problem solving, have completed some Smarties art and have been making Smarties cookies. They will also be designing new packaging.
We hope you are having a fantastic holiday and taking time to rest and relax. Did you have fun in the sun today? We’d love to know what you have been up to so why don’t you let us know via the Blog or write us a diary to share when we get back to school.
Don’t forget to take time to get stuck into a good book and you can tell us about it next term. We’ve also reset Mathletics homework so there is plenty to keep you busy if you’re already complaining of being bored!
Finally, our topic next term will be Chocolate (Yum). See if you can find out any key facts about chocolate e.g. when it was first made, where it comes from, how it is made etc? Try to find a fact that no-one else will know.
Enjoy the rest of the break, let’s hope the sun keeps shining 🙂
Year 4 have been busy performing over the last few weeks.
Some of the children from both campuses were part of the Strictly teams that performed at The Deco. All of the children were fantastic and will be performing again in the final in June.
Class 19 also had their Brass performance. They have really enjoyed learning to play the tenor horn and put on a great show!
Brass Performance – Slowly from EctonBrookPrimary on Vimeo.
Class 16 and Class 19 have been enjoying sharing their books every Friday. They take it in turns to read to each other and to talk about everything they love about reading. The children encourage each other to read and they have been helping each other when they have found a tricky word.
We will be writing Free Verse Poems on Monday. See if you can remember what features these poems have and write them down for your teacher.