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Science - 14th May 2021

 

Today, we conducted our own experiment with the circuits. We looked into how the brightness of a bulb might change. Before our experiment, we predicted that if you add a batteries to the circuit, the bulb would be brighter and if you added more bulbs, they would be dimmer. We had lots of fun finding out if we were right.

History - 11th May 2021

 

Today's lesson was all about the Vikings! We learnt how the Vikings came to Britain and about the struggles over land with the Anglo-Saxons. We particularly enjoyed looking over two of the amazing Anglo-Saxon Kings - King Alfred the Great and King Athelstan. In pairs, we each pretended to be one of these Kings and we debated over who was the better King and why! You can see one of the debates below: 

History King debate

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TLC REMINDER

 

Please make sure that the Termly Learning Conference letters are returned to me by Wednesday 12th May so I can organise the times and have them returned to you by the following week. If you are unable to print and return the letter by hand, you can email me your prefered times.

 

Many thanks

Miss Rimes

Golden & Silver Star Award

 

Congratulations to Bethany for winning the Golden Award in Pandas!

 

Also, well done to Lacey and Dylan for getting 10 silver stars!

Maths - 6th May 2021

 

For our first lesson looking at length and height, we used the measuring tapes to measure how tall we all are in the class. It was great fun to look at and we also learned how to write the measurements down in meters. 

Reading - 4th May 2021

 

Last week and this week, we have been looking closely at the first chapter of The Miraculous Journey of  Edward Tulane. Every lesson we answer some inference questions based on what we have read. Today, we played a game of Dictionary Race! In groups, we had to find some Tier 3 vocabulary from the book and their definition - it gets very competitive!

 

Take a look at some of the definitions below:

Define: Ceased

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Define: Condescending

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History - 27th April 2021

 

We looked into the different Anglo-Saxon kingdoms today and even looked at the heirarchies (such as Kings, Thanes, Churls and Slaves). In groups, we created our own Anglo-Saxon kingdoms with rules.

Anglo-Saxons

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DT - 23rd April 2021

 

We had so much fun today experimenting and investigating full circuits. We discussed a range of different ways to make a switch using objects on our tables (such as sharpeners).

 

PE - 22nd April 2021

 

In PE, we have been learning to play tennis. We practised our throwing and aiming skills then introduced the racket. Our partner threw the ball to us and we had to hit it back to them.

Tennis

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French - 16th April 2021

 

For a first French lesson this term, we were introduced to qui est-ce (who is it?) and c'est... (it is). We practised this phrase in pairs, pretending someone was at the door.

Qui est-ce & c'est

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English: 15th April 2021

 

Today, we have been looking into the characters we have met so far; such as Fern, Wilbur, Mr and Mrs Arable and Avery. We came up with some questions that we would like to ask them and hot-seated as a class. Please watch the videos below to see some of the responses.

Hot seating.

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Summer 1:

Welcome back to another term (hopefully we will make it to the summer holidays without another lockdown!)

 

We have some exciting topics that we will be covering this half term...

 

English: We will be looking at Charlotte's Web by EB White - a classic favourite that I am sure the children will love reading and writing about.

 

Maths: This half term will be all about money, mass, volume, area and perimeter. If you would like some extra resources for help at home, please do let me know.

 

Science: We are all really excited to learn about electricity! This also links in with our DT where we will be making torches.

 

History: We have moved on from the Romans and onto the Anglo-Saxon's and Vikings! 

 

PE: If your child was swimming last half term, they will continue to do so until the May half term. If your child does PE, we will be learning about playing tennis!

 

Quick reminder!

Spelling Shed and TTRockstars is set every Tuesday and needs to be completed by Monday evening. This is your child's homework and it is a requirement that they complete it every week.

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to talk to me. I am on the playground every morning from 8:40am.​​​​​​

 

 

Friday 5th March - Golden Award

 

Congratulations to Harry for winning the Golden Award at home for Pandas!

To watch the Collective Worship, you can click the link below:

Thursday 4th March - English

 

In English, we held our own debate. Some of us defended the Three Little Pigs, whilst the rest of us defended the Big Bad Wolf. To watch some of our arguments, you can click the link below:

 

Thursday 4th March - World Book Day!

 

Thursday 24th February - Sea Shanties

 

In English, we have been looking at the rhythm and pulse of sea shanties. We worked as a class to create our own about our lockdown experiences. Today, we got a chance to perform it!

 

Use the link below to watch it from our Video Resource Centre:

Silver Star Award

 

Congratulations to Alex for getting 10 silver stars in class!

 

Hello Year 4

 

It is a new half term and time to swap (again)! Mrs Shields will now be online with the Zoomers, whilst Miss Rimes is back in the classroom with our Key Workers. Due to this swap-around, please find all of the resources and lessons on Dolphins class page. 

 

If you have any questions about the online learning please email dolphins@eye.peterborough.sch.uk.

 

Thank you all so much for your patience and support.

 

Year 4 team!

UPDATE: WB: 1st FEBRUARY 2021

 

PE will now be on a Tuesday and will be accessed away from Zoom. A link will be sent out on class pages and Tapestry each week for this.

 

For the 3rd February ONLY, children will be online in the afternoon for History and their unplugged session will be on the 4th February. This is for one week only.

 

Any questions, please email at pandas@eye.peterborough.sch.uk

Hello Dolphins and Pandas!

 

Things will be a little different staring Monday 25th January. Miss Rimes will be teaching online via Zoom and Mrs Shields will be teaching back in the classroom. 

 

Due to this change around, please find any resources for Zoom on Pandas class page. Also, if you have any queries about online learning, could you direct these to Miss Rimes at pandas@eye.peterborough.sch.uk

 

Thank you all for your continued support, especially at the moment!

 

Year 4 team!

 

P.S. Don't forget about Collective Worship! You can find them all by clicking the link below:

There won't be any Zoom lessons today.

I have attached a BINGO card of activities that the children can be doing.

Don't forget that there are also 1:1 Zoom meetings with either Miss Rimes or Mrs Shields throughout the day.

Well done for all your hard work this half term!

 

9am - Maths
Please find the slides and the worksheet

 

11am - English
Please find the slides, comprehension text, questions and answers.

 

1.30pm - History
Please find the slides and worksheet.

9am - Maths
Please find the slides and the worksheet.

 

11am - English
Please find the slides, the comprehension, the questions and the asnwers.

 

1.30pm - Art
This is your 'unplugged' lesson away from Zoom. Please find the slides. There won't be a story this afternoon.

9am - Maths
Please find the slides and the worksheet. All the challenges were uploaded on Monday for the children to do one a day.

 

11am - English
Please find the slides (there isn't a worksheet for today).

 

1.30pm - PE
These will be done away from Zoom. Here are some links for some Zumba workouts to do:

 

9am - Maths
Please find the slides, worksheet and challenges. The challenges are for the whole week so the children can choose one a day.

 

11am - English
Please find the slides and worksheet.

 

1.30pm - RE
Please find the slides and the worksheet. We will be doing lesson 5 on the slides.

9am - Maths
Please find the slides and the worksheet

 

11am - Science
Please find the slides (there isn't a worksheet)

 

1.30pm - Science
It will be double Science today! Please find the slides (there isn't a worksheet)

Shared write - Introduction

9am - Maths
Please find the slides and the worksheet

 

11am - English

Please find the slides and the worksheet

 

1.30pm - Children's Mental Health Awareness Week (unpluggged)
Please find the slides with activities on. This will be your unplugged session for the afternoon. There won't be a story time at the end of the day.

9am - Maths
Please find the slides and the worksheet

 

11am - English
Please find the slides and the worksheet

 

1.30pm - History
Please find the slides, picture cards and the worksheet

9am - Maths

Please find the slides and the worksheet.

 

11am - English

Please find the slides and the worksheet.

 

1.30pm - PE

Here is a link to a 15 minute yoga session and a short zumba cool down video.

These PE sessions will now be away from Zoom for the children to do independently.

Golden Award - Friday 29th January

 

Congratulations to Erin for winning the Golden Award in Pandas for her fantastic home learning!

 

You can watch the virtual collective worship by clicking the link below:

 

9am - Maths
Please find the slides and worksheet.

 

11am - English
Please find the slides and worksheet

 

1.30pm - RE
Please find the slides, it will be lesson 4 on the powerpoint

9 am - Maths

Please find the slides and the worksheet. The challenges are the same ones from Wednesday so the children can pick and choose which ones they would like to do.

 

11am - Science

Please find the slides and the worksheet.

 

1.30pm - C4L

Please find the slides and the worksheet.

9am - Maths

Please find the slides and the worksheet for Maths. The challenges are the same from Wednesday so the children can pick and choose which ones they would like to do.

 

11am - English

Please find the slides and worksheet.

 

1.30pm - PE
PE will be altogether in the hall - we are doing something a little different this week!

9am - Maths
Please find the worksheet, slides and the challenges (the same challenges will be used for the rest of the week, so the children can pick and choose which ones they want to do each day.

 

11am - English
Please find the worksheet and slides.

 

1.30pm - Music
There won't be a Zoom lesson or story time today. Please find the instructions for Music attached and also complete any Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

9am - Maths

Please find the slides and worksheet for Maths. The challenges are the same as Monday.

 

11am - English

Please find the slides and worksheet for English.

 

1.30pm - History

Please find the slides and worksheet for History.

Text Map - English 25.1.21

Monday 25th January

 

9am - Maths

Please find the presentation, worksheet and the challenges (the same challenges will be used for Monday and Tuesday so the children can pick and choose which ones)

 

11am - English

Please find the presentation and the WAGOLL (the WAGOLL might be handy to print as they will be using it a lot this unit). There isn't a worksheet to print for this lesson.

 

1.30pm - RE

Please find the presentation, they will be doing lesson 3 from this and using their notes from last week.

Times Tables - 7s

 

This week, we are looking at the 7 times table in our ttrockstars. 

 

I have attached a link to a fun activity and an optional worksheet for the children to do at home to help them with this:

Friday 15th January - Golden Award

 

Congratulations to Poppy for winning the first Golden Award for 2021 in Pandas!

 

You can watch the virtual collective worship by clicking the link below:

 

Silver Star Award

 

Well done to Matteo for getting 10 Silver Stars in class!

 

Pandas online learning

 

This week, all the resources and worksheets will be uploaded onto the class pages so you can access it (incase Tapestry is down again!). So we aren't doubling work, all of the resources etc. will be found on the Dolphins class page. Pandas page will be used for what the key worker children are doing in school.

 

If you have an email regarding home learning and something that needs to be answered by Mrs Shields, please email her at dolphins@eye.peterborough.sch.uk.

 

If you have an email for me about your child's learning in school, then please email me at pandas@eye.peterborough.sch.uk.

 

Miss Rimes

Pandas - Spring 1

 

Hello Pandas! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break! This half term is going to be very strange, due to Government Guidelines, school will only be open to critical and key worker children. 

 

I will be teaching those children in school and Mrs Shields will be teaching everyone else at home via Zoom. All work will be on Tapestry the morning of at the latest and please put your work on there that you have been completing (I am still keeping an eye on your work!)

 

You should all have Times Table Rock Stars, Spelling Shed and Rapid Router logins (if you have forgotten these, then please email pandas@eye.peterborough.sch.uk)

 

I hope you are all keeping safe and I hope that we get to all be in school again soon (I miss you!!)

 

Miss Rimes 

Tuesday 15th December - Christingles

 

We made our own christingles today!

 

Monday 14th December - Computing (Rapid Router)

 

We got to use the laptops to play Rapid Router (a coding game). We used what we had learnt earlier in the day about algorithms to direct the truck through certain routes.

Rapid Router

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Monday 14th December - Computing (Unpluggged)

 

We have been looking at algorithms and how precise they need to be for a computer to understand. We went out outside with chalk and created our own algorithm for our partners to follow around the playground.

Christian Values Award - Peace

 

We had a tie in Pandas for the Peace award this half term! Well done to both Poppy and Eden for being such peaceful Pandas!

Friday 11th December - Science

 

For our last Science lesson on Sound, we looked at how the sound can travel through objects. we used paper cups and string to make our own String Phones. We went outside and tried to talk to our partner without the phone. Then, we used the String Phones and we could hear our parent a lot better!

Thursday 10th December - PE

 

This term in PE, we have been playing Netball and Benchball. This Thursday, we played our last game of Benchball which was so much fun! You can watch one of the games by clicking the link below:

Friday 4th December - Science

 

Today in Science, we looked at how to change the pitch of different instruments. We then made our own flutes with straws (which was very difficult!) that made a humming sound. The shorter the straw got, the higher the pitch. 

 

What our video below:

Science flutes

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Silver Star Awards

 

Well done to Olly J and Kian for getting 10 Silver Stars!

 

Monday 30th November - Bookman

 

Year 4 got a surprise from our very own superhero... BOOKMAN! Some of the children received a special bookmark (and got to hold his shield!) Well done to Bethany, Bella H, Ben,  Evie, Toby, Kian and Lacey for reading lots!

Times Table Rock Stars 

 

Well done to Oliver J for coming 1st, Erin for coming 2nd and Oliver H for coming 3rd in a Times Table Rock Stars Battle of the Bands! 

 

 

Silver Star Award

 

Well done to Bethany for getting 10 Silver Stars!

 

Friday 27th December - Golden Award

 

Well done to Ruby for winning the Golden Award in Pandas!

 

You can watch the Golden Assembly by clicking the link below:

Friday 20th November - Science

 

Today, we looked more at the sound vibrations. We all went into the hall and discussed how the sound itself doesn't change when we get further away, but that the vibrations get slower the closer they get to us. 

 

We also looked at the sound vibrations using tuning forks. We hit the tuning forks on the table and could feel the sound vibrating. We also dipped them in water to see the vibrations splashing the water!

Silver Star Awards!

 

Congratulations to Ben, Poppy and Toby for getting 10 Silver Stars so far!

 

Friday 13th November - Art

 

We created our very own silhouette pictures today based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. We used paint and watch to create a sunset sky effect as the background. We then drew and cut out our image for the silhouette. We think they look great!

Friday 13th November - Science (Sound)

 

This week, we looked at how sound might travel through different objects. We looked at a bell and had to guess what kind of sound and the volume it would make. We then wrapped the bell in different objects to see if the noise changes.

Friday 13th November - Golden Award

 

Congratulations to Imogen for winning the golden award in Pandas this week! Well done

You can watch the Golden Award assembly by clicking the link below:

Friday 6th November - Science

 

This half term, we are looking at sound in science. For our first lesson, we learnt that sound travels in waves (which can be seen by putting rice of a drum and tapping the drum). We then used lots of different instruments to explore the ways in which sound is made through them. 

Thursday 5th November - PE (Netball)

We played another game of Netball (we had to try and remember the rules from last half term!). 

 

Tuesday 3rd November  - DT

This half term, we are going to be making our very own pop-up storybooks! We researched into why pop-up books are effective, the audience and the different types of leverages and linkages that were used by looking at Miss Rimes' books from home!

Monday 6th November - Music

We used the glockenspiels to play Mardi Gras Groovin'.

Music

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Bookman Half Term Reading Challenge!

 

Congratulations to Dylan, Bella H, Bethany, Kian, Alex and Ruby for completing the Bookman Half Term Reading Challenge, we managed to add your amazing vocabulary to our Bookman tiered vocabulary on our working wall.

 

Swimming Autumn 2 

 

Swimming will start next week (Thursday 12th October). The children will come into school wearing their school uniform as normal and will then get changed into their swimming kit.

 

Swimming hats must be worn, jewellery taken off and no nail varnish, otherwise your child will not be able to swim. 

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 

 

Thank you, Miss Rimes.

Thursday 22nd October 2020 - The Digestive System

 

In Science, we have been looking at the digestive system. We did an experiment showing the process using a food bag (for the stomach), bread, orange juice (for the stomach acid) and tights.

 

We all found it very interesting (and a little bit gross!)

Thursday 22nd October - Christian Values Award

 

This half term, we have been looking at both Community and Thankfulness in Collective Worship. We voted for the two children in Pandas class that deserve those awards the most.

 

Congratulations to Toby for winning the award for Community!

 

 

Well done to Matteo for winning the award for Thankfulness!

  

You can watch the Collective Worship by clicking the link below:

 

Thursday 15th October - English

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We have been looking at poems by Michael Rosen this week.

We read and performed The Greatest to the class, including some actions!

Watch the performance by Toby and Willow:

School Pictures - Thursday 22nd October

 

Please be aware that next Thursday is school picture day. Unfortunately, there will be no pre-school or siblings photos. 

 

Also, because we normally have PE on a Thursday, we are moving this to Friday 23rd for next week only. 

 

Please send your child in full school uniform on Thursday 22nd and PE kit on Friday 23rd.

 

Thank you for your support.

Thursday 8th October - PE (Netball)

Friday 2nd October 2020 - Karl Nova

 

Thursday was National Poetry Day and we had the amazing poet, Karl Nova visit us at school this Friday.

 

He told us all about how he got into poetry and we even learnt a rap to music about learning.

 

It was great fun to be poets!

 

Take a look through the playlist from Karl Nova's visit by clicking the link below:

 

Poetry Week

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With it being poetry week this week, we learned Tiffy Taffy by Michael Rosen.

Friday 2nd October 2020 - Golden Award

 

Well done to Matteo for winning the award in Pandas class!

 

You can watch the Golden Assembly by clicking the link below:

Thursday 24th September 2020 - PE (Benchball)

Monday 21st September 2020 - English

 

In English, we have been researching all about wolves! We used the iPads to find interesting facts and we then typed them into our class Padlet. Take a look at our work by scanning the QR Code or clicking on the link below. The password is Pandas1

 

Homework

 

Currently, homework is on Times Tables Rock Stars and Spelling Shed. Your child will get a new assignment each Tuesday which is to be completed by Friday. If your child doesn't know their login, please talk to me or email me at pandas@eye.peterborough.sch.uk. 

 

Thanks

Miss Rimes

Music - Friday 18th September 2020

 

In Music this week, we listened to Mamma Mia by Abba. Unfortunately, we can't sing at the moment BUT we did have lots of fun finding the beat and dancing along.

 

Watch our groovy moves by clicking the link below:

Golden Award - Friday 18th September 2020

 

A massive congratulations to Jasmine for winning the Golden Award in Pandas this week!

 

You can watch the virtual assembly by clicking the link below:

Thursday 17th September 2020 - PE (Netball)

**MESSAGE FROM MISS RIMES**

 

It has come to my attention that there has been some issues about the children going to the toilet. Of course the children may go to the toilet whenever they need to, we do encourage them to go at the appropriate time; such as break and lunch.  I am sure you understand that due to Covid-19, we have had to be stricter with children getting up and leaving the classroom, this means we are operating a one child in the toilets rule. This may mean your child has to wait for another child to come back. Thank you, Miss Rimes & Mrs Edwards.     

Science - Thursday 10th September 2020

 

In Science, we are looking at Forces and Magnets. We discussed the different types of forces, such as impact, friction, push and pull. On Thursday we went outside and explored different forces using the play equipment. We then came inside to write about what we found out.

Geography - Thursday 10th September

 

This week in Geography we have been looking at Rainforests. We looked at where in the World Rainforests are located. On Thursday we discussed how our Rainforests are being destroyed and what we can do to help. We pretended to interview each other; asking 'Why are the rainforests being destroyed?' (Trees are being cut down for timber), 'Why is deforestation a problem? (Animals lose their homes and native tribes losing their culture), 'What can be done to save the rainforest?' (Don't waste electricity and replant trees).  

History - Tuesday 8th September.

 

We have been recapping Maya Civilizations in History this week. We have discussed their rituals, their culture and even did some Mayan Maths! On Tuesday we went outside and pretended to be Ancient Mayans. We acted out weddings, markets and rituals.

 

We have had so much great fun in our first two days as Pandas.

 

Someone secretly ruined our classroom so we had no-where to learn! We had to work together to build our own classrooms/dens in the forest area.

 

We also were inspired by the title of our English book, The Wolves in the Walls, and decided to work hard to draw our very own wolf pictures - they look amazing!

Pandas 2020!

 

Hello Pandas!

 

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! Things may seem a little different, but we have all worked really hard to still make school a safe and welcoming environment for you all.

 

Please remember that Year 4 learning starts at 9 am and finishes at 3:20 pm, each year group has a different start and finish time to keep us all safe. Should this change, a letter will be sent out. Every child will have to be brought in and taken home by an adult, they cannot walk to and from school on their own.

 

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 Pandas 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 17th September. We, unfortunately, won't be swimming during the first half term. 

 

Reading Records need to be handed in on a Friday, and will be returned on a Monday. Reading scheme books will only be changed on a Monday.

 

Mrs Edwards is our Panda TA and will be with us every morning and Wednesday afternoon.

 

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 or you can email me at pandas@eye.peterborough.sch.uk

 

Thanks, and see you all on Thursday 3rd September!

 

Miss Rimes

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