Welcome to Year Four 2019-2020
Welcome to Year Four! We have all had a really happy start to the new school year and look forward to sharing our work and news with you. The main character in the first book that we are reading in English, 'Arthur and the Golden Rope' becomes an 'unlikely hero' because he perseveres, works hard and is determined. This year, we want every child in Year Four to become like Arthur and achieve their very best!
Some important information:
Mr McRae will teach Year Four on Mondays. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
Mrs Carlin will teach Year Four on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday.
PE is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Full PE kits should be in school at all times.
We have had a wonderful week in Year 4. The Firebird is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. We have used 'The Firebird' as a theme to our learning. In English lessons, We have learnt about the Russian traditional fairy tale linked to the music. In Science, we have conducted an experiment where we have investigated how effective feathers are as insulation. In Art, we have made Firebird masks to be worn when performing our own ballet composition. We have also produced paintings of the Firebird. We learnt how to use blending techniques to create a dramatic Firebird. In Dance, we made and performed our own ballet dance to the music. What an exciting week!
We have started our Fractions unit this week with Mrs Carlin. We started off recapping previous learning from Year 3. We then learnt about decimal equivalents of fractions using place value grids to help us. First we looked at converting tenths into decimals then some of us moved on to converting hundredths into decimals!