Welcome to Year 4!

The staff in Year 4 are:

Mrs Griffith 4G
Mr Yeowell 4Y
Mrs Porter
Mrs McGinn

Mrs Teasdale

 Senor Pena

Useful information:

In Year 4 the timetable is slightly different for Mrs Porter’s group. Please check you are looking at the right table!

4L and 4Y

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 PE kits needed  PE kits needed
Spellings given out Spellings to be returned and tested
 Homework to be returned Homework given out
Reading books changed Reading books changed Reading books changed Reading books changed Reading books changed

Mrs Porter’s

Please encourage your child to read at least 3 times each week and bring in their reading bag everyday. Thank you.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Spellings given out Spellings given in and tested
Homework given out Homework due in
Reading books changed Reading books changed Reading books changed Reading books changed Reading books changed

 

If your child has misplaced their spelling homework please click on the right link below to print another copy:

Mr Yeowell Mrs Griffith Miss McGinn & Snr Pena Mrs Porter
 Prefix super, sub, inter  Prefix super, sub, inter  Prefix super, sub, inter  Prefix super, sub, inter

Year 4 news...

Greek Food Tasting

As part of our ‘Ancient Greek’ topic we’ve been learning all about the different types of food the Greeks used to eat. We even had the opportunity to taste some of these! We tasted grapes, feta cheese, sardines, fish, flat bread, honey and olives. Some were much nicer than others! Take a look at some of our pictures below:

 

          


Barnstondale Trip

We had the most amazing time at Barnstondale! It was a trip that we will definitely remember forever. On the first day of our trip we completed a range of activities including; abseiling, rock climbing, rifle shooting, teaming building, orienteering, archery and the zip wire. It was an extremely busy and fun day. After our activities we enjoyed a scrumptious tea and some free time to play on the outdoor playground. One of the most memorable moments of the trip was our time around the campfire, we enjoyed toasting marshmallows and singing songs. The following day we completed a range of exciting and adventurous forest school activities. We really did have the best time with all of our teachers and friends. Take a look at the pictures below:

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

  


End of Topic

Year 1 created some brilliant buildings to celebrate the end of our topic. We were so impressed with the designs and ideas they had that we had to let them show off a bit! We invited our Year 4 Reading Buddies to have a look around our Gallery. Year 1 told Year 4 all about their buildings and how they made them. The older children were extremely impressed with Year 1’s skills and had lots of lovely things to say.

“Each building is unique and special”

“I can tell what each building is”

“They are all so colourful”

“They are amazing, Year 4 couldn’t build buildings like this!”

 

 

 


Our Visit From Halifax Bank

On Tuesday Halifax Bank came into our class to tell us all about the importance of saving money. We learned about how banks work and the advantages of having savings. We also learnt all about lending money from the bank- we now realise it certainly isn’t free! Thank you Halifax, it was a fun and informative day!

 

 


HAPPY SHOESDAY!

Mersey Park have been putting on pumps, slipping on slippers & lacing up loafers for HAPPY SHOESDAY! Thank you everyone for your kind donations and for wearing your lovely shoes!


Our Trip to Tesco

Year 4 have had another great visit to Tesco in Heswall. We went shopping for different types of fruit and vegetables. Then we looked at different types of sugar and tried to find food which didn’t have any extra sugar added to it! We then made our own healthy muesli with oats, sultanas, bran flakes and apricots. Year 4 had a fantastic morning at Tesco and were a credit to our school.

 


Our Poetry Assembly

At the end of our Poetry Week we had an assembly to see what each year group got up to during the week. Each year group performed the poem that they had been studying in an imaginative way. Some of the teachers also read out their favourite poems. Mrs Tootell’s favourite poem included lots of nonsense words so we were all very impressed when she had remembered it off by heart. Take a look at Mrs Tootell’s poem below. Can you work out what the words might mean?

Jabberwocky

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

‘Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!’

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought —
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood a while in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One two! One two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

‘And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’
He chortled in his joy.

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

by Lewis Carroll
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Below are a few pictures of the Poetry assembly:

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

Year 6 reciting ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling:

 


Antoni Gaudi Lizards

As part of our topic ‘Passport to Europe’ we created our very own Antoni Gaudi Lizards. We used wire, newspaper and masking tape to do this. Once we finished making them we used tissue paper to create a mosaic look! Take a look at the pictures of the day below. I am sure you will agree that our lizards look just like the original in Barcelona.

  

 

 

 

  


Pizza Making

As part of our topic ‘Passport to Europe’ we travelled to Italy to design and make our very own pizzas. We were able to give our pizzas a name, decide on a shape and even choose our very own toppings. The best part of the day was definitely eating our pizzas! Take a look at some of the photographs below:

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  


Poetry Week

This week the school is celebrating Poetry Week. Each year group is studying a poet and looking at the different poems that poet has written. On Friday there will be an assembly to perform the poems we have been learning about. Look back at this page to see some of the exciting things we have been up to this week.