Welcome to Year 4!

The staff in Year 4 are:

Mrs Griffith 4G

Mr O’Keefe 4O

Mrs Porter

Mrs Teasdale

Miss Skinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Useful information:

Click here to access the information presented at the welcome meeting.

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:

4G and 4O

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
P.E.
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 see the current spellings below:

Mr O’Keefe Mrs Griffith Mrs Teasdale & Miss Skinner Mrs Porter

poisonous
dangerous
mountainous
marvellous
perilous
tremendous
enormous
jealous
precious
disastrous

poisonous
dangerous
mountainous
marvellous
perilous
tremendous
enormous
jealous
precious
disastrous

poisonous
dangerous
mountainous
marvellous
perilous
tremendous
enormous
jealous
precious
disastrous
redo
refresh
return
reappear
redecorate
revenge
review
replay
reaction
rebound

 

Times Tables

 

We are trying really hard to learn our times tables in preparation for a national test at the end of Year 4. We have gathered together some useful links to help you learn them at home too:

 

Click here to print a times table test to complete at home.

Please click the following link to access The Purple Mash timed test. 

Another useful website to visit is TT Rock Stars. If you’re unsure of your username and password, please ask your class teacher.

Fancy a sing song to help learn your times tables? Please click the following link Musical Maths.

Year 4 news...

Spanish Day

On Tuesday 14th January, Year 4 had their very own Spanish Day in school! It was a fun filled day packed with lots of exciting activities. A perfect way to start our topic, ‘Passport to Europe’.

We were inspired by the artwork by the artist ‘Salvador Dali’. We thought his work was very strange, but also very fascinating! We then created our own version of his work using brusho. Our ‘melted clocks’ looked great!

We carried out Flamenco dancing with Mrs Relph in the afternoon! She was really impressed with our moves.

Senor Pena and Mrs Porter carried out some cooking with us. We cooked a Spanish dish called ‘Torrijas’, a typical Easter dessert in Spain. We all thought it was delicious!

 


Times Tables Week

We have had a very busy week. We have spent every Maths lesson focusing on our times tables. We feel much more confident now! It was great fun, as we played lots of games, to help us remember the multiplication facts.


Reading Buddies

We met up with our Reading Buddies during Poetry Week. It was lovely to hear all about the poem our buddy had been learning about. We can’t wait to see them again soon.


Light Boxes

In DT we made light boxes to investigate light by looking at different shadows.


Ancient Greek Tiles

In our DT lessons we made Ancient Greek tiles. First we designed each tile then we used tools to create the patterns in the clay.


Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 13th December we wore Christmas jumpers to help raise money for Save the Children. Here are some pictures of the fluffy, funny and colourful jumpers we wore!


Digestive System

We looked at a tube of toothpaste to show how the oesophagus works. We then looked at a food bag filled with coke to represent a stomach with acid. We watched how the acid in the stomach churned and broke down the bread into smaller pieces. Next, we used tights to show how the intestine works. We could see how nutrients are absorbed through the walls of the small intestine and how water is absorbed through the walls of the large intestine.

The last stage of the digestive system was obvious!

 


Well Being Day

On Thursday 24th November, we celebrated ‘Well Being Day’. Year groups carried out various activities throughout the day. Some of us had the opportunity to take part in peer massage- this was very relaxing! Others participated in Lego Therapy, which we loved! One class even had a karaoke session- this made us feel GREAT! Thank you Mrs Porter for our wonderful yoga session. It was a relaxing and lovely day at Mersey Park. We loved coming into school in our comfy slippers!

 


Theseus and The Minotaur

We love our new topic ‘Ancient Greece’! We are enjoying learning all about the Greek myths. We can’t believe how frightening ‘The Minotaur’ is. It was great fun creating acetate art based on ‘The Minotaur’. We think our silhouettes of him have turned out great!

What do you think?

 


Mad Hat Day

We have been raising money for our local charity ‘Claire House’. The children were given the opportunity to come to school in a funny hat for just £1. There were lots of prizes given out for the funniest and most wild hats. Mersey Park you are looking fabulous!