This year our class teacher is Miss Cook, our teaching assistant is Miss Simpson Orelbar and our learning support assistant is Miss Mason.
This week in year 4...24.09.21
Miss Cook's Friday Mantra:
I am ambitious.
‘If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.’ Maya Angelou
What another full on week in Year 4 – we have been getting through lots of wonderful work this week. We have been publishing our Fantastic Mr Fox scripts, counting forward and backwards in 10s,100s,and 1000s and exploring negative and positive numbers.
Check out our awesome writing:
In RE we have been writing Harvest Festival prayers, in computing we have been analysing and playing educational games, in PSHE we have been discussing feelings and emotions and in art we have been drawing self-portraits ready to create a piece of pop art.
Class assembly madness! This week we have been working hard to learn our lines, sing our songs beautifully and create some incredible actions and gestures. The teaching staff in Year 4 have been working hard to create some wonderful props to accompany the children's awesome performing skills. We can't wait for you to watch. The class assembly will be performed on Thursday 30th September 2021. EKKKK! Very exciting.
Next week, we will be finishing our class assembly, finishing our unit on Fantastic Mr Fox and we will be exploring Roman Numerals, in maths.
On Monday at 8:30am in the main playground, Mr Correia and I will be holding round one of our netball trials. Year 4 and Year 5 boys will be on Monday and Year 5 girls and Year 6 will be on Tuesday morning. I hope to see lots of you there.
National Fitness Day 2021 – Wednesday 22nd September 2021
At St Peter’s we value the importance of regular physical activity to enhance both mental and physical well-being of all children. In honour of National Fitness Day, every year group took part in the daily mile, either around the school playground or around Ravenscourt Park. The children did amazingly and all tried their very best – even the teachers did! Remember, we have a weekly KS2 running club with Mr Thomas and Mr Correia, which the children can attend if they wish. There is still chance to sign up; we have some talented runners in the school.
Each week I will showcase our ambassadors for the year. Starting off, as a new ambassador role this year, here are our sports ambassadors:
Two very happy children!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Miss Cook and Year 4
This week in year 4...17.09.21
Miss Cook’s Friday Mantra (affirmation):
I am a writer.
You can make anything by writing – C.S. Lewis
I have been very proud of the children this week, their behaviour and attitude has been great – I am so pleased with the progress and focus they have made. I can already see the progression since the first week of term – bravo Year 4, keep it!
Check out some of our wonderful work this week:
In Year 4, we aspire to learn to read as much as possible and read stories and poems from different cultures:
In English, we have finished our script writing on Fantastic Mr. Fox and now we will focus on learning and performing our class assembly. After our class assembly, we will be venturing back in time to analyse, write and discuss Norse Myths.
In maths, we have been rounding 3/4-digit numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. The children have been embedding the rules when it comes to rounding and then have been applying this to real life contexts. In whole class discussions, we have been taking about the purpose of rounding and how it might be incorporated in day-to-day life.
In RE we have been discussing the eight core concepts in the Bible: God, Creation, The Fall, God’s People, Incarnation, Gospels, Salvation and Kingdom of God. This half term we will be exploring stories about God’s People and we started the unit by discussing what we already know from our prior experiences.
In art we have been drawing self-portraits ready to create our first piece of Andy Warhol inspired Pop art; in computing and in Spanish we have been naming animals, including farm animals.
Thank you to those who joined our virtual open evening last night, it was a pleasure to see you.
Have a wonderful weekend, stay safe, be mindful and see you Monday.
Miss Cook and Year 4
This week in Year 4...10.09.21
Miss Cook’s Friday Mantra:
I am compassionate.
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
Our first full week is complete, and what a wonderful week we have had. The children are making brilliant progress and are getting back into the routine of school life.
This week I have been very proud of the children in English, they have been adapting scenes for Fantastic Mr. Fox: writing play scripts. We have focused on including exciting adverbs, verbs and onomatopoeias (bang, crash, haha, etc.).
In maths, we have been exploring place value; we have been comparing 4-digit numbers using the greater than and less than symbols, we have been plotting 4-digit numbers on a number line and we have been identify the value of each digit in a 4-digit number. As the week progressed, we started to confidently grasp this concept. In History, the children started their Viking and Anglo-Saxon topic; in Science, they started explore sound; and in RE, they have been discussing the different concepts you can find in the Bible.
The children have been thoroughly enjoying their PE lessons with our new PE coach, Mr Correia - check out the cool photos we took today!
Please ensure that the children are reading for 20-30 minutes each evening; this must be logged in their diaries. Thank you so much to those who are flying through their books. Moreover, library books will be chosen on a Tuesday afternoon.
Homework will be set on Google Classroom on a Monday and on a Friday. Thank you to those who submitted their work this week - feedback has now all been provided.
Next week in English, we will continue to look at script writing and will begin to create our own scenes for Fantastic Mr Fox. In maths, we will continue to look at place value. You'll be excited to know that our class assembly is approaching fast - scripts will be sent out next week.
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the last of the summer weather,
This week in Year 4…03.09.21
Miss Cook’s Friday Mantra – each week I will start our blog with a mantra (a quote/positive affirmation) which will encourage the children to believe in their abilities and to help promote a positive mental attitude.
This week’s mantra is:
"I am beyond capable."
I am so proud of the children for returning to school with such enthusiasm, confidence and eagerness to learn. A massive welcome to the new members of our class! They are going to be fantastic additions.
What a lovely couple of days we have had, and I am so impressed with the improvements I have seen already. It is my absolute pleasure to be teaching the children again this year; it is lovely to see the growth they have made since I last had them in my class, and I am happy to see their personalities still shining bright.
This week we started the week by ‘Celebrating What Makes us Different’, and the children created beautiful artwork containing all the things which make them unique and special. This piece of art resulted in not only great artwork but also cultivated interesting and thought provoking conversations.
This term’s Christian value is ‘Compassion’ and we have been writing prayers about how we can be compassionate, sympathetic and empathetic. I loved reading the prayers, they were written with sensitivity and maturity. Well done, Year 4!
In English, we will be reading and analysing Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox: the play script version and the chapter book. We will be dramatizing the story and getting into character as we act out some scenes.
In maths, the children will be exploring place value of four-digit numbers, comparing the value of four-digit numbers, and placing numbers up to 10,000 on a number line.
On Monday you will receive this year's timetable along with other key objectives for Year 4.
Please make sure you are reading at least five times a week for 20-30 minutes and recording this in your reading log. In the back of the reading log you will see a list of key spelling words for Year 3/4. In the front of the reading log you will see some example comments which will help Miss Simpson-Orlebar, Miss Mason and I understand how reading is going at home. Reading books will be changed on a Monday and a Thursday - please indicate if the book is finished. Library days will be confirmed on Monday via the timetable which will be sent out.
Homework will be on a twice weekly basis. Spellings, timetables and a piece of English work will be set on a Monday to be completed by the following Friday. A second piece of homework: mathematics or English will then be set on a Friday to be completed by the following Monday. All homework will continue to be set on Google Classroom. Green homework books will be sent home, for those children who wish to record their ideas on paper, these books do not need to be returned to school.
Have a wonderful weekend,