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!

 

Homework and PE Timetable:

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
Homophones long i Homophones long i  Homophones long i
09.05.2018

Year 4 news...

Anti-Bullying Production

Years 1 – 6 thoroughly enjoyed an anti-bullying production earlier this week. It was lots of fun but had a number of important messages. Can you remember what they were?

 


URENCO- Science Day

We had an informative day with URENCO. We learned all about acids and alkalis and also about how different things can be separated.

Firstly- We found out sieves can be used to separate different size things.

Next- We scooped different white powders into wells. We added an indicator to each and observed the liquid substance changing colour. They changed colour to blue, pink or purple. Purple showed it was neutral, the pink showed an acid and the blue showed an alkali.

After that- We then tested two different types of pens. We first put a dot of ink on filter paper. We then added drops of hydrogen hydroxide. This showed the pens were made up of different colours.

Lastly- We separated water and lettuce using a centrifuge. We pressed the button at the top, this made it spin around really quickly and the water fell to the bottom. The centrifuge separated the two things using weight and gravity. We found out that this is exactly how URENCO separate uranium!

 

 


Literacy- Playscripts

It’s been great fun learning all about playscripts in Literacy. We have learned how playscripts are set out and why. We have also had the opportunity to act out a playscript. Finally, we wrote a playscript based on the Greek myth ‘Theseus and The Minotaur’.

  


Greek Tiles

Take a look at some of our Greek Tiles we have sculpted and painted as part of our ‘Ancient Greece’ Topic:

 


Electricity

We are really enjoying our new topic ‘Electricity’ in Science. We have been learning all about how electricity works and the different components which make up an electrical circuit. We can’t wait to see what else we will learn during this topic!

 


Greek Art Day

We really enjoyed our Year 4 Greek Art Day! We carried out so much artwork! We sketched and painted Greek vases with orange and yellow paint, we then included detail using black paint. We carried out some artwork using oil pastels based on The Parthenon. During the day, we had the opportunity to carry Greek pattern printing and also sketch a range Greek artefacts.

 


P4C

During our P4C sessions we’ve been thinking about our wants and needs. We discussed several different items. We realised that a lot of what we have we don’t actually need. We are very lucky children here at Mersey Park Primary School.

 


Liverpool World Museum

Year 4 enjoyed their trip to the Liverpool World Museum on Thursday. We learnt lots of interesting facts about Greek Gods, and some of us even got the chance to dress up as some of them. We were even lucky enough to become archaeologists for the day. We put on special gloves and were able to touch real artefacts and even solve some puzzles. It was great fun! After lunch, we had the opportunity to explore the rest of the museum. We especially loved the Bug House, the Aquarium and the Egyptian section! Take a look below at some photographs of the day:

 


Welcome Meeting

Thank you to all the parents who came to our Welcome Meeting. In case you missed it or you’d like to recap on the information here is the information we gave.

Year 4 Parent Information Afternoon Presentation


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: