Week beginning 29th March 2021
Another fantastic week this week Year 4! You have been writing some fantastic stories in English, learning even more about fractions and how to add and subtract them in maths, and have made some beautiful artwork for the National Day of Reflection. As always, we are so proud of how well you have settled into school and the amazing progress you are making.
This week we will be doing some Spring and Easter themed work that will be full of fun activities and exciting learning. We hope you will continue to be as enthusiastic and determined in our last few days of term as you have been since you came back!
Remember to keep up the fantastic reading to your adults at home - you have AMAZED us this week!
Miss Forshaw's Book Recommendation #1
Now, Osberton have had the pleasure of reading this story before Christmas as their class reader. Many of you may already have the book, have spoken about it to friends and family, or maybe you haven't heard of it at all!
This book is about a young boy called Ahmet who moves to England from Syria, as his country is at war. He joins a new class knowing no English at all, and faces many difficulties in adjusting to his new life. This story tackles bullying, friendship, honesty, trust, community and school life, all within its 320 pages. "The Boy at the Back of the Class" will make you laugh, cry, shout and you will definitely fall a little bit in love with the characters!
If you have read this book and would like to share your thoughts on it with your classmates, let one of the Year 4 team know and we would love to showcase your book review!
Week beginning 22nd March
Hello Year 4!
What a fantastic second week you have had! You have already settled back into our school routines and have produced some amazing work. We are so proud of you!
In English, you have been reading Chapters 2 and 3 of Pinocchio, and have started to write diary entries using first person, past tense and emotions vocabulary. This week, you will continue to work on this story, just what will Pinocchio do with those gold coins? We can't wait to see more of your amazing work on this topic!
In maths, you have been working on equivalent fractions, and we are so impressed! You have found so many different ways to represent a whole, a half, a quarter and a third. This week, we will be learning about improper fractions, adding, and subtracting fractions. Let's do this!
In RSHE, you have produced some fabulous work all about feelings and emotions, based on the Disney Pixar film, "Inside Out". This week we will continue to watch clips from the film to help us with our RSHE work
WOW! You have blown us away with all of your fantastic reading. We can tell you have been working hard at home! We would like you to continue with your reading, read to your adults, to your pets, even to your teddy bear! Remember to log your reading in your reading diaries and bring these into school for us to see!
If you fancy a challenge - write or record a short book review of a book you have read! We would love to hear all about it
Keep a look out for Miss Forshaw's book reviews!
Welcome to the Year 4 page!
We use this section of the website to share what we are doing in the classroom and at home. Scroll down to see more...
Week beginning 15th March
On 20th March it is the International day of Happiness. Here's Pharrell William's song "HAPPY" to get us in the mood
Week beginning 8th March 2021
Welcome back Year 4! We are delighted to have you back.
This week we are going to make sure you all settle back into school routines smoothly. We know you'll have a mixtures of emotions coming back so we will help you with that.
This week we will be starting our new class book which we think you'll LOVE (and it should get you giggling)...
Year 4 have had a special BOOK WEEK (not just a Book day) and have completed many tasks to celebrate books and reading. Look out for pictures of Mr Stink, Wanted posters for the Highway Rat, Shelter designs linked to the book: The Explorers, creative book marks, potato book characters and more... Today we dressed up and took photos of ourselves reading in unusual places!
Click on the links below for some fabulous videos on online safety
Learn more about keeping passwords safe...
.....and keeping yourself safe online....
Now test yourself on internet safety by going on Daniel's interactive quiz! Can you get all the answers right? If not, turn to Ciran's information pack to learn more...
We have been learning the difference between acute angles, right angles and obtuse angles. Here is a different way to represent the different angles - made by one of our own Year 4s!!
We have been learning about Sound in Science. Daniel wanted to extend his learning to explain about pitch with different musical instruments. Click on the link below to see his PowerPoint presentation
To our lovely Year 4s
We're so sorry that we weren't able to say a proper bye bye before going into National Lockdown but we will be in contact every week to check that you are OK. We are incredibly impressed with all the remote learning that has been taking place already and we love the photos of work that you have emailed in to the Year 4 address.
All the remote learning is within the remote section of the school website. Go to:
The purple "CHILDREN" tab
(There is a direct link below if you want to click on)
If you have any queries or concerns about remote learning, just write us an email and we'll be in touch with you as soon as we can. Speak to you soon.
Lots of love from Mrs Ferullo and Mrs Cartwright x x
The Journey of a Strawberry By Lily
Week beginning 7th December 2020
Christmas is starting in earnest this week as we work on a Nativity project. More details to follow...
Click to watch Noah's song!
Click to find out about Poppy's healthy snack
It's getting very exciting in school as we approach Christmas. Parents - we have heard all about those naughty elves that are getting up to mischief in your homes!!
Today (Friday the 4th December) we had "Elf day" - a charity event to raise money for the Alzheimers Society. The children dressed up as elves for the day or wore red, green and white. Our donations will be sent to the charity.
During the day, the children learnt about what it means for people to suffer from Alzheimers and how it affects families. They also shared their stories about their own grandparents and how we are all trying to support family members through the Covid pandemic.
We did lots of exciting elf activities and also aimed to spread kindness by doing lots of good deeds over the course of the day.
Below are some photos taken during the day...
Daniel's fabulous PowerPoint
Elliot's science experiment
Rhouri's interesting facts
Eloise and her wobbly tooth
Week beginning 23rd November 2020
Dear Year 4
Thank you for all your hard work both in class and at home. The showcases are crammed with exciting work (see below). We are so proud of your progress so far this year and it was lovely to be able to pass on our compliments to your parents last week in our telephone parent consultations. Keep working hard on your reading targets, your handwriting and your times tables, and have fun with the creative homework activities.
This week in English, we will start the second section of Beowulf - when we meet Grendel's mother. In Maths, we will apply all our measuring skills to solve problems linked to perimeter.
Here's to a great week!
Lots of love from Mrs Ferullo, Mrs Cartwright, Miss Forshaw, Mrs Bennett and Mrs Woodward
Click here to look at Rhouri's egg experiment write-up
Week beginning 16th November 2020
This week we will be training to be reading detectives as we explore the story of Beowulf (it gets very exciting and gory this week). In Maths we will be learning about different measures: mm, cm and metres.
The homework is coming in thick and fast now - well done! The science experiments look very exciting, as do the recipes for healthy snacks and the drawings of animals & their teeth. We are loving the wobbly tooth stories and the different posters. Keep up the amazing work!
Love from the Year 4 team x x x x
Zackery's amazing digestive system model!!!
Charlie keeping healthy
Daniel's brilliant PowerPoint about giraffes
Elliot's fabulous PowerPoint about hamsters!
Week beginning 9th November 2020
Thank you for all the photos you sent in demonstrating how you keep yourselves physically and mentally healthy. We have a wonderful slideshow below which we will add to if we receive any more examples!
This week we have a very busy week - with Remembrance day on Wednesday and Children in Need on Friday. We will also be starting a new book in English: Beowulf and developing our subtraction skills.
On Friday we handed out the paper copy of this half term's creative homework. There is a link below if you would like an electronic version. Thank you for your brilliant work so far! We have already received wobbly teeth stories, research about animal teeth, healthy snack-making and one person has started the egg experiment! This will go on Friday's showcase so keep it coming.
Thank you for all your hard work and thank you to all the adults who are helping to support at home
Love from the Year 4 team x x x x
Pavinya's Bharathanadiya dance video that keeps her physically and mentally fit and healthy
This half's term creative homework (a paper copy was sent home 6.11.20)
Monday 2nd November 2020
Dear Year 4
We hope you have had a lovely break over the half term holiday.
This week's English will be focusing on firework poetry - analysing poetry, reading and performing poetry and then writing our own. In Maths, we will be continuing our work on addition and subtraction - using larger numbers and more complicated examples. In topic, we will be learning about Viking beliefs - including the different Gods they believed in and their rituals.
We will be handing out this half term's creative homework in the next few days - with the first deadline on Friday 13th November. For THIS Friday (6th) we would like you to send in a photo of you doing something that keeps you physically healthy or mentally healthy (or BOTH!)
So far we have been sent in photos of children baking, reading, fishing, swimming, trampolining and bike riding. We want to fill a display board with all your ideas and examples so see what you can think of!
Here's to a super week!
Lots of love from all the Year 4 team x x x x x
Amazing homework videos
Harriet's Viking Gods News report
Elliot's Viking song!
Monday 5th October
Dear Year 4
What a fabulous Friday showcase!! There were over 100 photos last week showing all sorts of creative Viking work - we loved it!
This week in Maths we are counting in different ways: in 5s, 10s, 100s and 25s. We are also starting to look at negative numbers and Roman numerals.
In English, we are studying a new book: "In my Heart". This is going to help us with our fronted adverbials and similes. Your writing is getting better and better so we can't wait to see what you come up with next.
Keep up the amazing work and we look forward to your emails
Love from the Year 4 team x x x x
Daniel's amazing presentation about Viking Gods
Monday 28th September
To our wonderful Year 4s
We are so, so impressed with all the creative homework you are emailing to us. It is an absolute pleasure to look at all the baking, making, drawing, writing, presenting...that you are doing at home and we love sharing it all in the Friday showcase (see below).
In school, you are working incredibly hard on your English and Maths, as well as your physical health, mental health and our Viking topic.
This week in English we start our new book: The Colour Monster and we look forward to reading your Monster diary entries by the end of the week. In Maths, we are becoming experts on 4 digit numbers. This week we are practicing how to use the < and > symbols, fill in missing numbers on a number line and round to the nearest 10.
Let's make it another great week!
The Year 4 team x
My Movie 1.mp4
Monday 21st September
What fabulous creative homework you have sent in so far! The Friday showcase (see below) is full to bursting with Viking runes, Viking bread, posters, maps.... we can't wait to see what you send in next!
This week we are studying the book "Tiger days" in English and continuing our work on place value in Maths. By the end of the week we will be experts at dealing in large numbers!
Keep up the fantastic reading at home! Here's to another great week
The Year 4 team x x
Monday 14th September
Hello Year 4 - What superstars you were last week!!
Thank you for all your hard work in the classroom and at home. You produced some excellent work linked to our book:"After the fall" and we loved seeing all your photos of you reading at home (do look at last Friday's slideshow below...)
This week we begin our new Year 4 topic on the Vikings. We will be finding out where they came from and when they invaded Britain. We will be making time lines so that we can make sense of our history.
This week we will also be sending home some information on our creative homework tasks for the Autumn term. Every task earns you at least 2 team points so choose an activity that interests you and email us your photos for the Friday showcase! We will give you a paper copy to take home but we're showing the choices below and if you want to copy and paste the web links, we've included the PowerPoint with all the details.
Go for it Year 4!
Lots of luck
Mrs Ferullo, Mrs Cartwright, Miss Forshaw, Mrs Woodward and Mrs Bennett x x
Your choice of homework activities for the Autumn term (1)
PowerPoint describing the autumn term's homework - in case you want to copy and paste web links...
Lily B's imovie on her visit to the Jorvik Viking Centre
Welcome to Year 4!
To our new Year 4s
What a fabulous start you have made to being in Year 4!
Already you have got to grips with the new routines and procedures including remembering which gate to use and washing your hands regularly.
It has its perks: I know you are loving your new trays full of equipment that is just for you (no sharing Pritt Sticks anymore!) You are also enjoying more space on the playground and having your own box of playtime equipment (thank you Henry for counting it all back for Osberton!)
This week we start our new book "After the fall" based on what happens to Humpty Dumpty after he falls off the wall. We have lots of great activities planned throughout the week all related to the book.
Homework will start properly next week.
This week, our aim is to get everyone organised with a reading book that they will keep at home (you'll have one in school too). Your homework is to practice reading it LOTS and then have your photo taken reading your new book. Please get your adult to email us the photo ready for our first showcase on Friday (11th Sept). We will also print off the photos for a display in the classroom.
Friday will be the day for handing in any finished reading books. New books (if needed) will be issued on a Monday.
Parents - thank you for all your support and patience. You've done a great job already! You should be incredibly proud of your children who are settling back into school life really well. We appreciate how strange it must be for you, as parents, especially as we won't see you on the playground as much. Please stay in contact by using our Year 4 email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to reply as soon as we can.
Here's to a fantastic week together!
Lots of love from all of us in the Year 4 team
Mrs Ferullo, Mrs Cartwright, Miss Forshaw, Mrs Bennett, Mrs Woodward x x x x x
Friday 17th July - Time to celebrate!
It has been an amazing year and you have accomplished so many wonderful things - both in school and at home. We are incredibly proud of all your achievements so this week is about reflecting on everything we've done this year!
This is our final, final showcase of the year so enjoy what people have sent in so far and we will continue to add your photos, videos and presentations until the end of term .
Good luck everyone as you get creative one last time!
Lots of love from Mrs Ferullo. Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Bennett x x x
Click to see Joe's powerpoint
Friday 10th July - Let's get creative with Art & Music!
We didn't know we had so many budding musicians! Scroll down for some impressive performances on the piano plus some wonderful ocean scenes...
Under the sea by Chase.mp4
Moana by Robyn.MOV
Alfie's wonders of the sea.mp4
Ocean scene by James.mp4
Monday 6th July - Let's get creative!!
This is our last week on our Blue Abyss topic. Next week we will move onto our transition work from Year 4 - Year 5!
You have covered a great deal over the last 10 weeks (just scroll down the page at all the different showcases to remind you of your brilliant work). For our final week, we would like you bring together all of your knowledge to produce something really creative linked to under the sea/ocean. Can you make an ocean habitat and compose some music to go with it? This is our Art and Music week so we've made another video and collected images and websites that will give you plenty of ideas (see below)!
Don't forget to take photos of the whole process and we'd love to receive videos of your music! This will be one of our last showcases so whether you have emailed before or not PLEASE have a go this week and send us your work - we can't wait!!
Mrs Cartwright, Mrs Ferullo and Mrs Bennett x x x
Friday 3rd July - Our Dazzling DT Showcase!
You have gone from stunning us with your reading challenges to amazing us with your design and technology skills! The challenge this week was to incorporate an element of sewing. We have had toy jellyfish, starfish and many other sea creatures. We have also seen you as interior designers and we have a costume designer this week (look out for Tilly's Sea Ghost costume below). As always, we have created a showcase slideshow - enjoy!
Year 4's Reading Challenge
WOWEE Year 4!! What stunning entries we've had this week! We have had 150 photos sent for the reading challenge with most people managing to reach the target of 10 and two Year 4s completing ALL 20!!
Well done for all your creativity in finding interesting books to read, unusual places to read them and sharing your reading experiences with your lovely families! Please look at the showcase slideshow and spot YOUR entries...
Prizes will be awarded soon!
Can you make an underwater creature?
It's Design and Technology week, this week, so watch our video that explains all. Photos of you taking part in the reading challenge are starting to be emailed to us so a BIG THANK YOU if you emailed us last week. Miss Savage has prizes ready to be delivered to your door but we need photo evidence if you want to be entered into the competition - so keep sending those emails in even if you never have before - you have until Wednesday 1st July!
Good luck everyone!
Lots of love from Mrs Ferullo, Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Bennett x x x
This week's choices for our Design and Technology week...
click on here if you want to print out the document
Here are some images to give you some ideas....
Our Reading Challenge!
We are starting to get some great photos of you guys reading in unusual places! The deadline is Wednesday 1st July so we will hold off the showcase until then!
You have to be in it to win it - simply email your photos to email@example.com
Go on - AMAZE us!!