Year 4

Welcome to Year 4.

Year 4 is a year of exploration and uncovering the exciting secrets of our world through amazing themes that broaden and stretch our children's imaginations. We enjoy investigating civilizations greatest achievements and hereos, as well as marvelling at nature's most incredible creations.

 

Staff In Year 4

Year 4 Class Teacher - Mr Satchwell

 

Learning In Year 4

Click here to view the Year 4 Curriculum Map.

Click here to view the Year 4 Timetable.

Click here to view the Year 4 Topic Web for Autumn 1.

Click here to view the Year 4 Topic Web for Autumn 2.

Click here to view the Year 4 Topic Web for Spring 1.

Click here to view the Year 4 Topic Web for Spring 2.

Year 4 Class Blog

Spring 1

This half term has been filled with a variety of interesting themes and topics. One of the most memorable events was our school trip to the Hare Krishna Temple! On the trip we were able to look around the shrine and learn about the murti’s and ceremonies held there. Afterwards we got to dress in traditional Hindu clothing with the girl’s wearing saris and the boys trying on a turban. In the afternoon we explored the cow sanctuary, feeding them carrots and learning about why cows are sacred to Hindus.

We continued to learn about Hinduism in the classroom, learning about how Hindus worship their deities in the home through the use of the Puja tray and how Hindu’s worship in the Mandir (temple.)

 

In English our focus has been on the story of Jemmy Button and on poetry. We have been analysing poems all to do with our environment and weather with the hope of writing our own natural disaster poem at the beginning of the next half term.

 

Some of the most fun we have had in the classroom has been in science as we have been learning about sound through a series of experiments. The experiments have helped demonstrate that importance of vibrations and how materials absorb these vibrations to mute the sound.

 

Finally in art we have been looking at creating landscapes in the style of Ana-Maria-Dias and David Hockney. With a firm focus on vibrant colours and perspective.

     

 

 

Autumn 2

This half term has had so many highlights. In English and Geography, we have been learning all about the rainforest and the many species of animals that live in each layer and how each layer is pivotal to the survival of the ecosystem. Not only that but we have researched the pros and cons of deforestation and what can be done to save the rainforest.

In design and technology, we created castles, initially using nets to plan the design then using those same skills to make our own nets for our castles. We used cardboard, as it is a stronger material than paper.

We have done a lot of fundraising as well this year, raising a large profit from our Christmas fair stall as we sold Christmas Santa decorations out of salt dough. We are excited to get new board games with the money we all raised. We have also been brining is many tins to contribute to the Muswell Hill food bank. We did this to provide support over the festive period.

Finally, we had the success of our first ever ukulele concert, we have learnt so much in the last two half terms and are looking forward to our next concert in Spring!

   

 

Autumn 1

This half term year 4 have been very busy, one of our biggest themes was the Romans in History. We visited Verulamium, Roman Museum in St. Albans. In the museum, we got to see lots of artefacts that were thousands of years old. There was also the remains and skeletons of a Roman family and some of their belongings. We took part in an artefact workshop where we were allowed to handle a Roman bowl for grinding seeds and we learned about how Romans kept themselves clean. In school, we were able to learn about Roman formations, making shields and writing instructions for how to form a ‘testudo’ (turtle) formation.

 

In Science, we have been learning about the Digestion system, completing experiments that recreated the stomach and intestines. We made our stomach using a bag, orange juice and crackers. Learning about how stomach acid breaks down what we eat. Both experiments were really disgusting but fun and interesting. In the final lesson, we were challenged to draw a diagram of the digestive system and recall everything we had learned.

 

In English, we wrote instructions on ‘How to hatch and train a Sea Monkey.’ This is with reference to our class book Oliver and the Seawigs. Whilst we read the book, we also acted out some of the scenes and wrote poetry based on one of the evil characters called the Thurlstone.

 

All of this has happened without even mentioning the start of ukulele. So far, we have learned two new songs, as well as how to tune our ukuleles and strum in time with each other.

Year 4 Class Music Lessons

In Year 4, the whole class takes part in weekly music lessons, learning to play an instrument together.  These are taught by a specialist music teacher from the Haringey Music Team and it means that by the of the year, every child in the class will have had the opportunity to learn to read music. 

We hope that through these group lessons we can nuture an interest, passion or talent for music in our children and give them the opportunity to perform for infront of families building their confidence.

This year our Year 4s are learning the ukulele!

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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4.

Year 4 is a year of exploration and uncovering the exciting secrets of our world through amazing themes that broaden and stretch our children's imaginations. We enjoy investigating civilizations greatest achievements and hereos, as well as marvelling at nature's most incredible creations.

 

Staff In Year 4

Year 4 Class Teacher - Mr Satchwell

 

Learning In Year 4

Click here to view the Year 4 Curriculum Map.

Click here to view the Year 4 Timetable.

Click here to view the Year 4 Topic Web for Autumn 1.

Click here to view the Year 4 Topic Web for Autumn 2.

Click here to view the Year 4 Topic Web for Spring 1.

Click here to view the Year 4 Topic Web for Spring 2.

Year 4 Class Blog

Spring 1

This half term has been filled with a variety of interesting themes and topics. One of the most memorable events was our school trip to the Hare Krishna Temple! On the trip we were able to look around the shrine and learn about the murti’s and ceremonies held there. Afterwards we got to dress in traditional Hindu clothing with the girl’s wearing saris and the boys trying on a turban. In the afternoon we explored the cow sanctuary, feeding them carrots and learning about why cows are sacred to Hindus.

We continued to learn about Hinduism in the classroom, learning about how Hindus worship their deities in the home through the use of the Puja tray and how Hindu’s worship in the Mandir (temple.)

 

In English our focus has been on the story of Jemmy Button and on poetry. We have been analysing poems all to do with our environment and weather with the hope of writing our own natural disaster poem at the beginning of the next half term.

 

Some of the most fun we have had in the classroom has been in science as we have been learning about sound through a series of experiments. The experiments have helped demonstrate that importance of vibrations and how materials absorb these vibrations to mute the sound.

 

Finally in art we have been looking at creating landscapes in the style of Ana-Maria-Dias and David Hockney. With a firm focus on vibrant colours and perspective.

     

 

 

Autumn 2

This half term has had so many highlights. In English and Geography, we have been learning all about the rainforest and the many species of animals that live in each layer and how each layer is pivotal to the survival of the ecosystem. Not only that but we have researched the pros and cons of deforestation and what can be done to save the rainforest.

In design and technology, we created castles, initially using nets to plan the design then using those same skills to make our own nets for our castles. We used cardboard, as it is a stronger material than paper.

We have done a lot of fundraising as well this year, raising a large profit from our Christmas fair stall as we sold Christmas Santa decorations out of salt dough. We are excited to get new board games with the money we all raised. We have also been brining is many tins to contribute to the Muswell Hill food bank. We did this to provide support over the festive period.

Finally, we had the success of our first ever ukulele concert, we have learnt so much in the last two half terms and are looking forward to our next concert in Spring!

   

 

Autumn 1

This half term year 4 have been very busy, one of our biggest themes was the Romans in History. We visited Verulamium, Roman Museum in St. Albans. In the museum, we got to see lots of artefacts that were thousands of years old. There was also the remains and skeletons of a Roman family and some of their belongings. We took part in an artefact workshop where we were allowed to handle a Roman bowl for grinding seeds and we learned about how Romans kept themselves clean. In school, we were able to learn about Roman formations, making shields and writing instructions for how to form a ‘testudo’ (turtle) formation.

 

In Science, we have been learning about the Digestion system, completing experiments that recreated the stomach and intestines. We made our stomach using a bag, orange juice and crackers. Learning about how stomach acid breaks down what we eat. Both experiments were really disgusting but fun and interesting. In the final lesson, we were challenged to draw a diagram of the digestive system and recall everything we had learned.

 

In English, we wrote instructions on ‘How to hatch and train a Sea Monkey.’ This is with reference to our class book Oliver and the Seawigs. Whilst we read the book, we also acted out some of the scenes and wrote poetry based on one of the evil characters called the Thurlstone.

 

All of this has happened without even mentioning the start of ukulele. So far, we have learned two new songs, as well as how to tune our ukuleles and strum in time with each other.

Year 4 Class Music Lessons

In Year 4, the whole class takes part in weekly music lessons, learning to play an instrument together.  These are taught by a specialist music teacher from the Haringey Music Team and it means that by the of the year, every child in the class will have had the opportunity to learn to read music. 

We hope that through these group lessons we can nuture an interest, passion or talent for music in our children and give them the opportunity to perform for infront of families building their confidence.

This year our Year 4s are learning the ukulele!

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