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Welcome to the Year 4 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

Welcome to 4AF and 4LM

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Welcome to 4AF and 4LM!

What a super start to the year we have had! It has been great to have all the children back in school. They have settled well and have enjoyed lots of different activities this week.

This week the children enjoyed art in a day and looking at Hokusai as our focus artist. We discussed how print making was his famous technique and recreated our own versions of his famous print ‘The Great Wave’.

We have also started our new geography unit looking at the effects of natural disasters. The children enjoyed creating their own volcanic eruptions and had some super knowledge surrounding natural disasters! We cut open a scotch egg and discussed how it resembled the earth and its structure.

 

We can't wait to inform you more about what we have been upto over the next few weeks!

 

 

Start Your Brass Journey Today

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Watch the video below to see some musical opportunities that will be available to you next year!

Year 4 Using Showbie

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showbieDear Parents,

We have set the children in Year 4 up on Showbie. This is a free app that is downloadable on devices and can also be accessed through the internet browser. On here the children can upload pictures, videos or simply just tell their teacher what they have been up to whilst at home. We will share different websites that we think will be useful for the children to access whilst at home. We think this will be a good way to keep up to date with the children’s progress.

Log in details will be sent via text to Year 4 parents

Kind regards,

Year 4 staff team

Year 4 visit to Holy Trinity Church

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Class Assembly song

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Use the links below to practise for our class assembly!

All of year 4s class assembly song

 4MGs class song

 

Year Brass Concert

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We are extremely proud of all the year 4 pupils (and the year 5 and 6 children who also joined the concert) for putting on an outstanding performance this week. The year 4children have onnly been learning to play their brass instrument for 12 weeks. The progress made and musical understanding they are now demonstrating is fantastic. 

Well done children, a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon had by all who attended!

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Blue Peter Music Badge

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We have sent home the application form for a Blue Peter music badge. At Whitehouse Common, we offer many opportunities to learn musical instruments. As you know, this year your child has started to learn a brass instrument.

We would love to have these badges in time for the brass concert on 9th December. Please help your child complete the form at home, we have made a start in school. You will need to sign the privacy notice and give your consent for this application. If you need another copy of the form or further information then please see the website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/bp-music-badge 

Please return these as soon as possible.

Christmas Show Songs to Practise

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Please practise our songs for the Christmas show. The music and lyrics are below:

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Fire Safety Visit

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Today we had a visit form the fire service. They showed videos of how to keep safe in case of fire and the effects fires can have.

We then discussed our escape plans from our home in cas eof an emergency. We taked about shouting "fire!" if we were in danger and also about how to exit the house safely.

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The fire service showed us the safest place to have a smoke alarm in the home (hall and landing). They also told us that we can call the local fire service if we don't have smoke alarms fitted and they will do this for us for free!

Year 4 curriculum and INSPIRE workshops

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Thank you to those who attended the year 4 curriculum and INSPIRE workshops. 

Below are copies of the presentations used for you to access at home and refer to.

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Erupting Volcanoes

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Year 4 have been learning about volcanoes in topic. They watched volcanic eruptions and learned about how these occur.

Volcanoes are formed when magma from within the Earth's upper mantle works its way to the surface. At the surface, it erupts to form lava flows and ash deposits. Over time as the volcano continues to erupt, it will get bigger and bigger.

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The children created a representation of a volcano by moulding clay around a plastic bottle. They then used bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to create the effect of a volcanic eruption.

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Welcome to 4MG and 4AF

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What an amazing start to the year we have had! All the children have settled well. They all have a class job, which they are embracing well.

A copy of key information that has been stuck in planners is below:

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NB 4AF swim on Wednesdays!

Swimming starts next Wednesday and Thursday (18th and 19th) 

We have been learning to round to 10 and 100 this week.

Children have learned how many tens are in a number e.g. 87 has 8 tens. 783 has 78 tens! Did you know this?

You can find some rounding games to play here:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/rocket-rounding 

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