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4 HAZEL - Mrs Stevens

Mrs Stevens - sstevens@st-peters.wakefield.sch.uk

 

A big welcome to year 4, we are really looking forward to working with your child and you throughout the year. We are really excited that school feels like it is beginning to return to normal (Pre COVID) but we will continue to cautious as the safety of the children is still paramount. We will be updating the class pages with photos and the exciting things we have been doing as often as possible.

 

In year 4 we work as a team, we help and support each other as we become more independent learners. We have the St Peters & Clifton Spirit at the heart of what we do and we are proud of our achievements big and small.

 

Our Curriculum

Autumn 2 - Year 4 are looking forward to a half term packed full of fun and learning. Our theme is...’Raid, Invade and Stayed’ as in History we look at different the tribes and groups of people that came to Britain after the Romans left our shores. In English, we will be reading a version of the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf and some Myths and Legends from the Viking era. We will create diary entries, character descriptions, poems and write our own myths. Our Maths focus this half term will be converting lengths, measuring the perimeter of rectilinear shapes and working on our multiplication skills. In Design and Technology, we will design and create ear defenders that could be use by a Viking during battle. Our topic will culminate in a Viking day in week 6 where the children can dress up and will take part in different craft activities.

 

Important Information

PE days are Monday and Tuesdays. Please send your child in their PE kit on PE days and they will stay in it all day. All items should be named. Outdoor kit is required at the moment.

Spellings are been done in school every morning so your child will not be bringing home a spelling book. Children should use spelling shed to practise their spellings and they will be given out on Wednesday and then tested the following Wednesday.

Reading is a very important skill that the children need to access all areas of the curriculum, you can support us with your child’s reading journey by listening to your child read for 10 minutes every night. This can then be recorded in the reading record.

Mathletics activities will be set for homework on a weekly basis.

 

We have had a great start to the year and can’t wait to learn and grow together as a class over the next academic year.

Science Day

We explored the affects of global warming on Science Day.

 

 

Carol singing at Elm Lodge

English - Beowulf

Year 4 really enjoyed reading a version of the epic Anglo Saxon poem Beowulf and worked really hard to write their own diaries as if they were the warrior after his famous battle with the monster Grendel.

 

Computing - Programming

Year 4 are learning how to use algorithms (precise instructions) to control programs. Using LOGO they have moved the turtle to create shapes and letters.

 

Science - Sound

Year 4 have been having a great time investigating the different sources of sound and how it travels to our ears. They have created their own string telephones and used different instruments to explore how high- and low-pitched sounds are made.

 

PE - Basketball

This half term Year 4 have been developing their basketball skills with the coach. They have been practising different passes, the best way to defend and attack and controlled dribbling.

 

Diwali Day

Year 4 had a fantastic time learning about and celebrating Diwali. They dressed in bright clothes, tasted Indian food and making diva lamps from clay and paper kandil lanterns.

 

Achievements

The members of Hazel Class are not only busy during school time but do loads of exciting extra curricula activities too - we love to celebrate these things with each other.

 

Mathletics Trophy

We have been doing a fantastic job with our maths homework. We have won the Mathletics trophy for the 3rd time! - Mrs Stevens is so proud of them.

 

Art - Sculpture

Using Henry Moore as their inspiration, Hazel have worked hard to create design and create 3d sculptures. They made masks and then created their own figures manipulating them into different positions.

Hazel Class have learnt loads of new skills in PE - In Rugby they have been practising how to pass the ball correctly and dodge an opponent using this is games of 'Tag Rugby'

In Hockey they have been learning how to dribble accurately and safety as well as how to shoot and stop the ball. Finally, they all did a fantastic job running the cross-country laps with some excellent times.

What Bright Sparks!

We have really enjoyed our 'electricity' topic this half term. Creating series circuits and learning about conductor and insulators.

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