Our Learning for Summer 2
What we will be learning in Summer 1:
English - Narrative writing and The Land of Road by Jenny McLachlen
Maths - Time, Properties of Shape and Position & Direction
Science - Sound
Geography - How important are the Rainforests?
Physical Education - Tag Rugby
Music - Singing
Values - Courage
Learner Attitude - Reflective Learner
Our Class Novel
The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood
Monday 18th July - Friday 22nd July
Achiever Focus - Progress
Achievers of the Week - Will, Mila and Peter
What a week of extremes we've had! A big well done to Year 4 for coping with the heat on Monday and Tuesday - it was tough, but we carried on! On Wednesday, we enjoyed watching the Year 6 end-of-year performance of 'Value Verse - The Musical'; we're still singing the songs now. We were also lucky to be able to visit Chester Zoo on Thursday. It was an excellent day seeing all the different animals of the world (and many, many ducks). Most of the groups enjoyed the boat trip around the 'Islands' section of the zoo and whilst we couldn't spot the lions, some of us did manage to see the tigers.
Arts Week 2022
This week we have taken part in some wonderful activities representing all of the Arts. On Tuesday, we participated in a singing workshop led by the National Youth Choir. It linked wonderfully to our Science topic as we talked about pitch, temp, piano and forte. On Wednesday, local artist Paul Pickford came in for an art-based workshop. The theme was 'houses' and we looked into the designs of canal boats. Using these for inspiration, we created designs on tiles and printed these onto a fabric banner. To end the week, we had a whole-school singing celebration themed around our value of 'Love'. Year 4 did extremely well singing 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' and 'Love Train'.
On Wednesday 6th July, Year 4 competed in a tag-rugby tournament against 2 other local schools. It was a nail-biting derby playoffs for a place in the final against 4S and 4H. 4S pipped them to the post and I am pleased to say that 4S won the final against Davyhulme. Well done to all in the team who played!
Sports Day 2022
4S had a fantastic day at the Trafford Athletics Club competing in many events. Everyone did their very best and I am so proud of the determination and courage that the class showed.
Well done to Arion and Darcy for reaching 2.6 metres in the long jump!
Well done to Freddie for throwing the welly 13 metres!
Well done to Arion for throwing the javelin 11.9 metres!
From the sprint and long races, Phoebe, Arion and Casper then went on to represent Year 4 against other schools in the finals.
Monday 27th June - Friday 1st July 2022
Achiever Focus - Resilience
Achievers of the Week - Troy, Casper, Sara
Reader of the Week - Frank
A massive 'well done' to 4S for completing the final assessments of Year 4. They should all be extremely proud of the learning they have completed this year and the new knowledge they have shown off. To end the week, we went to Victoria Park to complete some Geography Fieldwork tasks. We linked the fieldwork to our learning unit of 'Rainforests' and made a comparison between the nature areas within Victoria Park and the tropical rainforests. We used the learning from this weeks lesson (based on the layers of the rainforest) to help us look for similarities and differences. Take a look at Freddie, Peter and Myah's work to learn more about the rainforest layers.
Monday 20th - Friday 24th June 2022
Achievers of the Week - Anandrai, Oliver and Lucie
Reader of the Week - Freddie
There's been some great learning going on in Year 4 this week. We've looked at angles in Maths, scene-setting in English (and practising our editing skills) and lots of reading of our exciting class text - The Land of Roar. In Geography, we've been meteorologists by giving our own weather reports based on the climate in tropical rainforests. We also took part in a webinar hosted by the W.W.F., listening to a scientist explain the work that he does in the jungles, which included some fascinating pictures of the animals found in the Amazon. In Science, we went on a walk around the school to listen out for different sounds, creating our own sound maps. We used compasses to help us be more accurate with pinpointing the location of the sounds.
Tuesday 14th June 2022 - Sound Workshop
Year 4 were excited to have the Mad Scientists come in to kick-start our new science topic: Sound!
We learned about the vibrations sound makes and how it travels through solid, liquids and gases in waves.
Working together, we had a go at seeing how we can make sounds higher and lower in pitch.
Here's some of the pictures of the day: