Year 4

Dear parents and carers,
Welcome to the Year 4 page for Flamingo Class (Miss Lynds), Falcon Class (Miss Morris) and Fox Class (Mrs May and Ms Kosir). 
Homework is given out every Thursday and collected in every Tuesday. Spelling tests are every Wednesday. Please find below the weekly spellings for your child. If you have any questions or queries about homework, please speak to your class teacher before it is due in. 
Children are encouraged to be reading regularly at home. This should be recorded in their reading diaries.
In Year 4, children are expected to learn all of their times tables. This should be recorded either in their homework books or by using the TT Rockstars app. If you have any questions about TT Rockstars, please speak to your class teacher. 
From the 2019/20 academic year, all state-funded schools and academies in England are required to administer an online multiplication check (MTC) to year 4 pupils. The national curriculum specifies that pupils should be taught to recall their times tables up to and including 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4. The purpose of this is to determine whether pupils can recall their tables fluently, which is essential for future success in Mathematics. 
Thank you,
Miss Lynds, Miss Morris, Mrs May and Ms Kosir. 
To support the children’s learning of Judaism, Year 4 visited Park Row Synagogue. This was a fantastic opportunity to explore a Jewish place of worship which is rarely open to the public. Children listened to talks about Shabbat, Kosher food and Passover. They handled artefacts and tasted some yummy snacks - our favourite was the honey cake!!
Folly Farm
On the first day of term 2, Year 4 visited Folly Farm to learn about sustainability. We learnt lots of facts about recycling, renewable energy and the importance of minibeasts in our environment. 
Did you know?
- It takes 50-80 years for cardboard to decompose.
- A plastic bottle takes 500 years to decompose!
- Minibeasts are essential to maintaining our environment.
- 3 types of renewable energy include solar, wind and hydro energy. There are solar panels at Folly Farm. 
Have a look at some photos below... 
In English this term, we have been studying the Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber. To help our descriptive writing of the storm, we worked in pairs to perform a weather report. We also wrote a range of similes to describe the waves, the sea and the sky in the Great Storm Cat. We then shared our creative ideas as classes! 
To link to our English story (The Mousehole Cat), we have used coloured chalks and pencils to create our own Great Storm Cat scenes. Take a look below to see some of our final pieces... 
Our second text this term has been 'Inside the Villains' by Clotilde Perrin. We put ourselves into the shoes of the villains to consider their sides of the story! Please see our pictures below of us acting out the Wolf trying to explain his reasons for blowing down the Three Little Pigs' houses... 



We have been studying living things in science this term. We have recognised that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways. We worked in pairs to create a classification key to group liquorice sweets based on their characteristics. We then used our knowledge of classification keys to help us group, identify and name a variety of living things. What living things can you find in your local environment?

Aspirations Day! 
We had great fun dressing up for Aspirations Day. There were teachers, gamers, carpenters, zoo keepers and so many more! 

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