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Science - 20th January

 

We have been looking at electricity in Science this half term. Today, we created a simple circuit then experimented with different materials around the classroom to see if they were conductors or insulators.

Reading Awards - 50 and 100 reads.

 

Well done to Austen for reading over 50 times and to Lewis, Arthur, Hollie-Mae, Sandra and Annabel for reading over 100 times.

Silver Star Awards - 10

 

Lots of Meerkats have gained 10 silver stars recently. Well done to  Alaina, Kacey-Jae, Abel, Oscar, Alicia B, Hollie-Mae, James, Lewis, Arthur and Austen!

Golden Award - 14th January

 

Well done to Hollie-Mae for winning the golden award this week.

Spring 1

 

In English, we will be looking at Max and the Millions by Ross Montgomery. This is an absolutely brilliant book that demonstrates two sides of the story.

 

In Maths, we will be continuing with multiplication and division.

 

In History, we will be looking at the Romans! A fascinating subject that I am sure you will love.

 

In Science, we will be looking at electricity and circuits. 

 

In RE, we are thinking about can Islamic Relief change the world?

 

Swimming is on Mondays and PE is on Tuesdays.

 

Reading Records need to be handed in on a Monday.

 

If you have any questions, queries or worries, please don't hesitate to speak to me. I am available on the playground from 8:40 am every morning.

 

Miss Rimes

Science - 1st December

 

This unit of science has been about sound. Today, we learnt about pitch and that the quicker the vibrations, the higher the pitch of the sound. We demonstrated this by making our own straw flutes. We then cut the flutes shorter and shorter to see how the pitch changed.

Straw flutes

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Forest School - 30th November

 

Another week of forest  fun! This week, we made forest friendship bracelets, learnt more about climbing higher up trees safely (though Miss Rimes did get stuck!) and another great exploring session.

Reading Awards - 50 reads

 

Well done to Finn and Joseph for reading over 50 times!

Music - 29th November

 

We have been learning to play the glockenspiels this half term and we have definitely improved, what do you think? 

Music

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Silver Star Award - 10

 

Well done to Harley for being the first to getting 10 Silver Stars!

Golden Award - 26th November

 

Congratulations to Bridie for being our golden award winner!

Forest School - 23rd November

 

Another fun week outside at Forest School! We went on bug hunts this week and found lots of amazing insects.

Reading Awards - 20 and 50 Awards

 

Well done to Harley and James for reading over 20 times and Abel for over 50 times.

Golden Award - 19th November

 

Congratulations to James for winning the golden award this week.

PE - 18th November

 

For PE, we have been learning about hockey. We have learnt that we need to use the inside of the hockey stick and to stop the ball we put the stick to the ground.

Reading Awards - 20 and 50 reads

 

Well done to Alicia for reading over 20 times and Qasim for over 50 times!

Forest School - 16th November

 

For our third week, some of us had fun on the swings and even learnt how to use a saw safely.

Computing - 10th November

 

For today's lesson, we got to experiment on SCRATCH. We made our own sprite and created fun videos making it move around the screen.

Forest School - 8th November

 

We had another fun afternoon at Forest School. Some of us made bird feeders from apples, lard and bird feed.

Golden Award - 5th November

 

Congratulations to Lexi for winning the Golden Award this week!

PSHE - 3rd November

 

In PSHE, we are moving on health and wellbeing. We looked at looking after our teeth. We created songs and presentations to encourage great dental hygiene. 

 

Take a look at one group's amazing song!

Brush your teeth!

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Reading Awards - 20 and 50 reads

 

Well done to Ethan for reading over 20 times and to Annabel, Lewis and Sandra for reading over 50 times!

 

Forest School - 2nd November

 

Meerkats had their first Forest School session this week. We all really enjoyed exploring the area and we had lots of fun!

AUTUMN 2:

 

In English, we will be looking at The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis to get us into the winter mood!

 

In Maths, we will be starting this term by looking at area and perimeter then moving on to multiplication and division.

 

In Geography, we will be looking at climate and weather across the world.

 

In Science, we will be looking at sound and sound waves - it is going to get noisy!

 

In RE, we are thinking about what does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today? 

 

Our PE day will still be Thursdays. Please have your child come into school wearing their PE kit on this day. 

 

Meerkats will be attending Forest School on a Tuesday. Please can children be prepared to be outside, no matter the weather.

 

Reading Records need to be handed in on a Monday.

Golden Award - 22nd October

 

Well done to Kato for winning the last Golden Award of Autumn 1!

Christian Value Award - 21st October

 

Congratulations to Emily for winning the Thankfulness award in Meerkats.

Reading Awards - 20 Reads

 

Well done to Qasim, Austen, Bridie, Finn and Alicia B for reading at least 20 times so far this year!

English - 19th October

 

For two weeks, we have been looking into Michael Rosen's poems. We have written poems based on repetition, onomatopoeia, haikus, alliteration and personification. 

 

Today, we performed our final poems to the class. 

 

Take a look at Abel's amazing performance of his poem.

Abel's poem performance

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History - 18th October

 

For our final lesson on the Ancient Greeks, we looked at how Democracy was formed. We discussed whether this was a good thing and how Democracy has change dour politics today.

 

After, we then create our own Political Parties and presented our policies to the class. We then took a democratic vote and decided on the Party we wanted to represent us.

 

Take a look at the speech presented by our winning party!

English - 11th October

 

For today's Poetry lesson, we learnt all about how to perform poetry and using tones, expression, actions, movement and volume. Take a look at Macie and Ethan's amazing performance of 'The Greatest' by Michael Rosen. 

The Greatest

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Reading Awards - 20 Reads

 

Well done to Lewis, Joseph, Sandra, Hollie-Mae and Annabel for reading 20 or more times so far! Keep it up!

Cross Country Champions!

Some of our super quick Meerkats went to AMVC this Friday to compete in a Cross Country Tournament. The boys came first for Year 4 and Eye came 2nd overall! Well done team!

Computing - 6th October

 

For our computing lesson this week, we created our own Powerpoint Presentation in our favourite animal. We learnt how to collect information and create slides.

Poetry Day - Matt Windle

 

On 4th October, we were lucky to have a workshop with Matt Windle where we learnt to beatbox! We then performed part of one of his poems on Zoom for the rest of the school. Please click the link below to see our performance!

Reading Awards - 20 Reads

 

Well done to Abel and Arthur for already reading over 20 times!

6x tables!

 

In Meerkats, we having been LOVING this 6x table song sung to Shake It Off by Taylor Swift, it has really helped with our learning.

DT - 29th September

 

We have been looking at different leverages and linkages in DT, ready to make our own Pop-Up Books later in the term. Today, we made our own paper concertina and pop-up object to help us understand what we will be using.

Christian Value Award - 29th September

 

Congratulations to Austen for winning our Christian Value Award for Community.

 

Year 4 Boys Football Tournament - 28th September

 

A huge hip-hip-hooray to our footballs boys from both Meerkats and Kangaroos for winning the tournament. We are all so proud of you all!

 

Science - 24th September

 

We looked at teeth today in Science. We learnt the difference between milk and adult teeth and why our milk teeth are smaller and fall out. We then learnt and identified the three types of teeth: incisors, canines and molars.

Golden Award - 15th September

 

Well done Qasim for winning the first Meerkat's golden award.

Maths - 9th September

 

In Maths, we have been looking at rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We used our new rekenreks to help with visualising what the number was closest to.

Meerkats 2021

 

Hello Meerkats!

 

I am so excited for the start of this year and to meet you all! We have so many exciting things planned already and I can't wait for us all to get started!

 

Please remember that Year 4 learning starts at 8:45 am and finishes at 3:25 pm.

 

AUTUMN 1:

In English, we will be looking at The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman which is a brilliant book that I am sure you will love as much as I do. Throughout the year, we will also be looking at a collection of poems by Michael Rosen, starting off with Don't Put Mustard in the Custard.

 

In Maths, we will be starting the year thinking about place value, and I'll add more detail about that as we go through the unit so you can support your Meerkats learning at home.

 

In History, we will be looking at Ancient Greece and their way of life. A topic which I cannot wait to delve in deeper with you all.

 

In Science, we will be starting off with the Animals including Humans topic; looking at the digestive system and our teeth (we already have some great experiments lined up for you!)

 

In RE, we are thinking about what kind of world Jesus would want.

 

Our PE day will be Thursdays. Please have your child come into school wearing their PE kit on this day. PE will start on Thursday 9th September. 

 

Meerkats will be swimming for the first half term, this will be every Tuesday. Please make sure your child has their swimming costume, hat and towel. All earrings must be taken out.

 

Reading Records need to be handed in on a Friday.

 

Mrs Britton is our Meerkats TA and will be with us everyday.

 

If you have any questions, queries or worries, please don't hesitate to speak to me. I am available on the playground from 8:40 am every morning.

 

Thanks, and see you all on Monday 6th September!

 

Miss Rimes

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