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Year 4 Blog 2017/18

November 2017

  • Year 4 Reading Challenge

    Published 27/11/17, by Lucy Hazlewood

    Starting to see some very interesting evidence from children to prove they have read the six books in the reading challenge.  This is a 'Hodgeheg' cake from Charlie.  Remember your teacher will be asking you before the Christmas holidays to prove you have read the books and if you have good evidence for all six prizes will be awarded. 

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  • Spelling Bee

    Published 24/11/17, by Lucy Hazlewood

    The spelling bee competition is almost upon us!  Which will be the class that takes the trophy?  There are three weeks left to make sure you know the words on your chosen list. 

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  • Volcano Exhibition

    Published 24/11/17, by Lucy Hazlewood

    What a superb way to end the week!  Year 4 children have put so much hard work into their homework projects on volcanoes and the result was exciting, creative, informative and (in some cases) tasty.  We had volcanoes with real fireworks, cake volcanoes, some with air blowers inside, stop animations, booklets, diaries and many other wonderful ideas.  There was such as buzz as all of the parents and relatives saw all of the wonderful and varied creations.  Thank you to all the children for their many hours of hard work and for thinking outside the box.   

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  • Perimeter Maths Homework

    Published 24/11/17, by Lucy Hazlewood

    Maths homework was given out to Year 4 children today involving the perimeter a ferret runs around the rooms of a house.

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  • Volcano Exhibition

    Published 19/11/17, by Lucy Hazlewood

    On Friday 24 November, we will be opening our doors at 2.45 pm for children to show adults around our Volcano exhibition.  Please be aware, you will need to sign yourself in at your child’s class door and take them back out through this door.  Only the Year 4 area will be open to relatives.

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  • Biscuit Tectonics

    Published 14/11/17, by Lucy Hazlewood

    Geography rapidly became everyone's favourite subject today as the children learned all about tectonic plate movements using biscuits and chocolate icing.  They had to move the biscuits to represent a divergent, convergent or transforming plate movement and we learned all about how this creates volcanoes.  It was a delicious way to learn!

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  • Christmas Fayre

    Published 10/11/17, by Lucy Hazlewood

    We are beginning to look forward to our Christmas festivities which include the Christmas Fayre on Tuesday 12 December in which Year 4 and 5 children will be singing.
    Children need to arrive at 7.00 pm to their normal classrooms and bring their song lyric booklet with them.  If your child has lost theirs, they can find a copy below.  There is also a copy of the letter with more details. 

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  • PSHE - Manners

    Published 10/11/17, by Lucy Hazlewood

    This week we are focusing on manners in PSHE lessons.  We did some drama today where the children acted out the wrong way to behave and then the correct way.  They definitely enjoyed not opening doors for people, shoving them as they walked past and interrupting each other.  They should be saying please and thank you a lot more so listen out for it at home over the next few weeks. 

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  • Class Treat - Slime!

    Published 10/11/17, by Lucy Hazlewood

    HB7 have been working really hard to earn 20 laurel leaves toward their class treat which they have now achieved.  Their choice of treat - making slime.  It was messy but fun and they children even learned about non-Newtonian fluids whilst doing it. 

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  • Sumdog Competition

    Published 07/11/17, by Zoe Duggan - Webmaster

    During our half term sumdog competition, just over two thirds of the children from the year group took part.  We are very proud of the children who made it onto the top 10 of our leader board:

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  • Volcano Project

    Published 03/11/17, by Lucy Hazlewood

    The children in Year 4 have been incredibly excited that they are going to be learning about volcanoes this term and cannot wait to start their volcano projects at home.  These will be shown off in their 'museum exhibition' on 24 November 2017.  

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  • The Ice Palace

    Published 01/11/17, by Zoe Duggan - Webmaster

    Today, year 4 started our new unit on ‘The Ice Palace’.  In the story, Ivan lives in an ice-covered land where winter is long and unforgiving.  We explored the language we might use to describe this frozen place by feeling and looking at ice.

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