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Year 4

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...

Harriet's Viking Gods News report

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Elliot's Viking song!

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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!

Love

The Year 4 team x

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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)

Choose one each week and email us on a Friday. Every entry earns you team points!

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

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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: year4prospect@outlook.com 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 

Happy Summer Holidays!

 

Thank you for all your hard work, enthusiasm, determination, resilience, creativity, thoughtfulness and kindness.

 

You have been an amazing year group to teach and it was so lovely to see you in person today to say a proper goodbye!

 

Farewell for now and good luck x x

 

Goodbye Year 4

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

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

Year 4 - Time to Celebrate!

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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

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Moana by Robyn.MOV

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Alfie's wonders of the sea.mp4

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Ocean scene by James.mp4

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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

Art and Music - Year 4

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Water Xylophone - Homemade Harmonies with Ellen Chang

a 5 minute video showing how to make a water xylophone and how to play chords / pieces of music !

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 

Lockdown 2020

 

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!

year4prospect@outlook.com

Good luck everyone!

Lots of love from Mrs Ferullo, Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Bennett x x x

D&T - Under the sea with Year 4

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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 year4prospect@outloook.com

Go on - AMAZE us!! 

A message from Year 4

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THE READING CHALLENGE IS ON.....!

Miss Savage has organised prizes for the reading challenge so email us your photos / videos to: year4prospect@outlook.com We can't wait to see what you come up with!! Good luck from Mrs Ferullo, Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Bennett x x x
Lots of love from Year 4...

Sending lots of love & best wishes!!

 

It has been a long time since we have seen everyone's faces so we wanted to make a slideshow of our wonderful Year 4 with their messages. If you want to have your photo added, just email it to year4prospect@outlook.com

Friday 19th June - We are thinking about what WE can do for ocean conservation. Here are some of our ideas and logos...

Click here to look at William's PowerPoint on the problem of plastic in the ocean...

Click here to look at Chase's PowerPoint on ocean conservation...

Click here for Joe's powerpoint on plastic pollution...

Monday 15th June - Beyond Blue Planet !

 

To our wonderful Year 4 - Thank you for all your hard work last week. A record 94% of you accessed Learning by Questions at some point over the week! The miserable weather kept us inside for a lot of the time but you made the most of it by watching the Blue Planet, drawing, making posters, producing intricate food webs, making Lego versions of the reef, producing Powerpoints and writing about the how the coral needs to be protected. Enjoy looking at last week's showcase below including a few extra treats in the way of video and PowerPoint presentations...

 

This week we would like you to deepen your awareness of some of the environmental issues effecting our seas and oceans and get you thinking about what we can all do to help - even in lock-down, in Worksop - miles away from the nearest sea!

Please watch the short You tube video we have included and then choose which aspect of ocean conservation you want to learn about. We can't wait to see what you come up with!  Remember: your emails are the highlight of our week so send us your photos, messages and videos to year4prospect@outlook.com

Lots of love from Mrs Ferullo, Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Bennett x x x

Blue Planet II Plastic Pollution Awareness 2018

Sir David Attenborough's message on plastic pollution in the oceans.

Our special Friday showcase ! We have been studying the Great Barrier Reef this week and also looking at food chains. Look at what we've come up with...

Have a look at Bradley's video presentation on the Crown of Thorns starfish...

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Alfie's video on the Great Barrier reef...

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Click here to have a look at Joe's powerpoint

Explore the Great Barrier Reef !

 

Now that you have learnt about the aqualung, we would like you to visit a part of the world where divers love to explore! Yes, this week we would like you to learn all about the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Australia. We have collected lots of useful websites and video clips that will help you and I'm sure you'll find even more ! As always, it is up to you how you present your learning. Just remember: we LOVE to see your work so please email us your photos, videos and/or presentations to year4prospect@outlook.com and we will showcase all your fabulous work on Friday 12th June

Scroll down the page to find the links :

Listen to David Attenborough as he invites you on a virtual tour.

Learn some of the names of the creatures that live there and find out who eats who

By the end of the week will you we able to answer any of these questions:??

Where is the Great Barrier Reef? Why is it so special?

What lives in the Great Barrier Reef?

What is the main predator in the food chain in the Great Barrier Reef?

What is the Crown of Thorns starfish and how can it threaten the Great Barrier Reef?

How is Global warning affecting the coral ?

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Friday 5th June : Our wonderful Year 4 showcase

Thank you to everyone who has emailed us this week! We have received a wonderful range of work from: film makers, costume designers, news reporters, writers, artists, animators, engineers and scientists! Please have a look at our slideshow below but also scroll down the page to see Joe's animation and 3 short films made by our wonderful and talented Year 4s!

We have also received photos of your half term holidays activities so scroll down a bit further and see the half term slideshow we have created. You really are a talented bunch! Special mentions to birthday girl Maja, superfit Robyn for achieving another gymnastics certificate and our budding artist Jack who entered a competition with the airport and received a handwritten letter from a real captain, as well as some great prizes!

Our Manfish slideshow - all about Jacques Cousteau and the invention of the aqualung...

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Leo's a diver!.mp4

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Click here to see Joe's animation on powerpoint...

Manfish - What is it like to be a deep sea diver?

 

Welcome back Year 4!

We have a lovely treat for you this week: the story of Jacques Cousteau. Listen as the book 'Manfish'  is read to you and look at the beautiful illustrations. We have created a direct link below so you can listen and watch it over and over again!! Share it with the rest of your family and then decide on how you want present your learning. Will you become a film maker this week? Or a costume designer and dress up as a deep sea diver? Maybe you'll be an illustrator and create a storyboard or comic strip? Or a scientist and research into aqualungs? Whichever path you decide to take this week, remember to share! We LOVE seeing what you come up with and we will have the next showcase this Friday 5th June. Email us at: year4prospect@outlook.com

We can't wait!

Lots of love Mrs Ferullo, Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Bennett x x x

Manfish The Story If Jacques Cousteau

Calypso-A Tribute To Jacques Cousteau

Having a lovely break from work during the half term holidays and at least one Year 4 birthday too!!!

               WOWEE!

Dear Year 4,

Just when we think you can't do any better, you go that one step further!! Thank you for your incredible work on water this week! We have been inundated with photos, videos and PowerPoint presentations on the various Science experiments you have been trying out at home. We LOVE that you have got the whole family involved and have made the most of the sunny weather to explore FREEZING - whether it be coloured ice cubes, waffle moulds or whole hands ! ! Then there is the walking water experiment, the Elsa experiment and the floating oranges experiment. James and his Dad also explored STEAM and got a model of a steam engine to work!

Below is this week's FABULOUS showcase. Have a well-deserved rest, next week (as it is half term) and we'll write again on 1st June.

Stay safe love Mrs Ferullo, Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Bennett x x x 

Look at the SUPER SCIENCE that has been going on this week... all celebrating the marvellous properties of WATER!!

The Saul family trying an ice experiment!

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What happens when you add an ice cube to an already very cold glass of water?

James and his dad explore the power of steam

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WB 18th May 2020      Super  Science  week !

Your work just gets better and better!! Thank you for all your creations last week - we were blown away! So many of you managed the ocean in a jar challenge and loads of you researched into weird and wonderful sea creatures, many of them living deep below the water's surface where there is very little light. We have put all the photos that you sent in, in an impressive slideshow (please see below). 

This week is another practical week where we explore how amazing water is. We have found all sorts of experiments (some easy, some more challenging) for you to try out at home - using objects and that you have around the house. Get adult help and enjoy working as a family to impress us with your scientific skills. Remember: we LOVE seeing your videos and photos so email them to us at year4prospect@outlook.com by Friday 22nd May.

Lots of love, stay safe  Mrs Ferullo, Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Bennett x x x

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Friday 15th May - OUR SHOWCASE!!! Look at your fabulous work on layers of the ocean! David Attenborough would be proud...

WB 11th May 2020       Ocean in a jar challenge!

 

Thank you for all your incredible work last week!  90% of the year group accessed Learning by Questions where you learnt about the Desert fish, calculated with fractions and practiced your spellings and punctuation. Your Geography work was really impressive too! A special well done to all the Year 4s who emailed us photos, PowerPoints and videos. Your knowledge of the oceans and continents is fantastic and we loved to see the many ways you chose to present it: jigsaws, labelled maps, collages, drawings, posters, presentations and demonstrations! We have produced a showcase for you to see in the form on a slideshow (see below).

This week we want to deepen your knowledge as we explore the different layers of the ocean. What lives at the bottom of the ocean? How have creatures adapted to living there? What creatures live in the Sunlight layer compared to the Midnight layer? (Can watching Finding Nemo help?) By the end of the week, can you re-create the layers of the ocean: in a jar?  as a model ?  or as a picture?  There are plenty of websites to support (see below).

Good luck with all your research this week. Remember, we LOVE seeing your work and smiling faces so email us at year4prospect@outlook.com ready for the next showcase on Friday 15th May. Sending lots of love Mrs Ferullo, Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Bennett x x x

As a PowerPoint slide if you want to copy and paste weblinks...

Layers of the Ocean

Explore the ocean with Peyton. Take a dive in Peyton's sub to learn about the layers of the ocean.

Friday 8th May Showcase: This week we have been learning the names of all the oceans and continents - look at our wonderful work...

Ocean and seas

Robyn Hurst talking about oceans and seas (year 4)

WB 4th May    This week's challenge!

 

We were so impressed with all the work that was emailed to us last week - it was a great way to start our topic (look below for the slideshow).  We were also impressed with all your work on Learning by Questions. 40 of you accessed it last week and we were able to monitor your progress on our screens!

Now - ready for this week's challenge? We want you to start naming and locating all the continents, seas and oceans.

Will you be able to name all the oceans by the end of the week and show us where on the globe they are?  What is our closest sea ?  What is our closest ocean ?  What can you discover?

 

Just like last week, it is up to you how you present your findings. Good luck and keep up the amazing work - we're already excited about what you are going to show us!     Love Mrs Ferullo, Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Bennett x x x

 

 

Kids vocabulary - Our Planet, Earth - continents & oceans - English educational video for kids

FRIDAY SHOWCASE  1st May - SUBMARINES

Thank you for all the work you've sent in this week! We have been impressed with the Science experiments on floating and sinking as well as the model making, artwork, music making and extra research! Please look at the slideshow below and see if you can spot your work!

SUBMARINES!! Look at the fantastic Science that you guys have been doing to launch our new topic...

Blue Abyss

We are very excited to launch our new Year 4 topic for the summer term!

This week we are going to start thinking about explorers of the sea by focusing on submarines.

 

It is up to you how you present your findings. We would LOVE to see your photos / work so email us at year4prospect@outlook.com and we will showcase some on the website on Friday 1st May!

 

 

OUR SUPERHERO QUEST! Look at these photos showing: acts of kindness, being messy, being noisy, staying energised, side kicks and costumes for our Superhero project...

You are ALL superheroes!!

 

Thank you to everyone who sent in photos, Word documents, PowerPoints and videos - they were AMAZING and demonstrated to us how brave, positive and innovative you all are!

 

We saw so many acts of kindness: Bethany is completing a fundraiser for her cousin who has Cystic Fibrosis and is particularly vulnerable during this time. Every day during April, Bethany is running 3Km as her daily exercise to raise money.  We also saw children writing letters to friends and family to send their love and we saw you thinking of genius ways to stay in touch with grandparents. What was lovely to see was how you were all looking after each other in your houses: looking after Mums and Dads, helping with younger brothers and sisters and looking after your pets. Many of your family members had been your 'sidekicks' so keep looking after them! 

 

You guys are messy and noisy!  We loved seeing all the creations you had made: delicious cakes, paintings, chalk drawings, volcanoes - how creative you all are! We also loved to hear (and watch) you guys learning how to play the guitar, the piano and make up your own dance routines to music. Keep sending in those videos! 

 

Staying energised:  What you made very clear was that you are keeping fit and healthy during this time which is GREAT! We saw bouncing on the trampoline, running, gymnastics in the garden, ball skills, dancing in the house, going for walks with your family, bike rides, paddling pools, rope swings... there is no end to your ideas.

 

We have managed to put together a slideshow (see above) of some of your photos. For those who sent in videos, we have captured some images from your video - hope that is OK!

Well done to all of you. Stay brave and stay safe!

Lots of love from Mrs Ferullo, Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Bennett x x x

laughWelcome to the Summer Term!

 

We know that things feel a little strange at the moment but we're so proud of you for staying safe and positive during this time. 

 

We love hearing from you and seeing what you've been doing. Keep emailing photos to year4prospect@outlook.com and we will showcase as many as we can - updating them each Friday!

 

This week we're launching "Learning by Questions" which is a great app for practicing our Maths and English. All you need is the internet and a device like a phone, tablet or laptop (see the letter on the website for more details).

 

Each day we will be texting you a code which takes you to 3 activities chosen by us: Maths, Reading and Grammar  Get as far as you can. The app gives you feedback and handy hints, if you don't get it right first time. You may not reach the end but 20 minutes on each will give your brain a really good workout!

 

Next week we will be launching our new topic: Blue Abyss (very exciting!) and don't forget the Superhero competition gets judged this Friday!

 

Good Luck!

Mrs Ferullo, Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Bennett x x x

 

HAPPY  EASTER!!

Dear Year 4

We hope you are all safe and well.

Thank you to all those who have emailed us work already - we have LOVED seeing examples of the work you have completed at home and we'll keep adding them to this page!

If you weren't sure of the address, it is:

year4prospect@outlook.com

 

For now, we want you to have a lovely Easter with your family (maybe you'll create an Easter egg hunt and send us photos?). You also have Miss Savage's Superhero quest to complete over the Easter break (see the top of the home-learning page of the website). We have seen the prize that she has got ready for the Year 4 winner and we can wait for one of you guys to win it! The judges will be announcing the winners on Friday 24th April and one of our friendly staff will deliver it to your house. All you have to do to enter is send photos of your heroic deeds to the email address above. Good luck!!

 

After Easter, we will be sending out weekly 'missions' to complete based on our new Summer term project: Blue Abyss. You will absolutely love all the work on seas and oceans including learning about the different sorts of creatures that live under the water,  submarines, scuba diving , looking after our oceans... and lots more!

 

So, keep looking on here for updates and we look forward to you emailing us your photos 

Stay safe, lots of love

Mrs Ferullo, Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Bennett x x x

 

 

We are looking forward to reading these fantastic texts this term!

Have a look at all the exciting learning we have planned this term!

​​​​​​Welcome to Year 4

 

2019-2020

 

The children have all settled into their new classes very well and are already working really hard.

We have started our exciting new topic 'Raiders and Settlers' which promises to be a definite favourite with the children.

PE is on Thursdays this half term and homework will be handed out on a Wednesday, to be completed by the following Monday.

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to come and see us.

Mrs Cartwright, Mrs Ferullo & Mrs Bennett

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