Year 4 - Beech Class

Miss Heather

Year 4 Teacher/ Computing & British Values Lead

Mrs Hoar

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Chapman

Teaching Assistant

Autumn 2
 
We are really enjoying continuing with our Roman Vs Celts topic this half term. The children are so inquisitive and eager to find out how the Romans changed Britain and what life was like here before their invasion.
 
In English this term, we have taken a look at some Roman history through the book Escape from Pompeii. We used this as a stimulus to write our own 'escape' stories titled 'Escape from Lapland' and 'Escape from Charlestown'. We have had a big focus on use of personification, direct and indirect speech, fronted adverbials and ensuring homophones are used correctly. I am always blown away by the children's fantastic imaginations! 
 
In maths, we have recapped formal methods for addition and subtraction and moved on to learning how to add and subtract 4-digit numbers in this way. They have shown great problem solving skills and of course, we have focused on learning our times tables! Many children have continued to move their way up the Times Tables Rockstars leaderboard. 
 
In R.E we have started to learn about Hinduism with Mrs. Simpkins and she has been very impressed with the children's questioning and open-mindedness. In computing, we have moved on to information technology where we have been using the Chromebooks to create Google Slides presentations about one of our Year 4 recommended reads authors, Nicola Davies. The class have demonstrated their listening skills in learning how to insert and format images, use spellcheck when typing up research from the internet and create clearly presented slides. 
 
On Remembrance Day, we shared the book, 'Where the poppies now grow' and created some beautiful water colour Remembrance poppy wreaths in art. The children have also enjoyed another virtual workshop, this time a musical session from the BBC ten pieces project. After the session, we used the iPads to create some incidental film music of our own on the Keezy app. 
 
We're now looking forward to the build up to Christmas and sharing more of our learning with you!
 
Stay safe,
Miss Heather
Autumn 1
I have attached a list of Year 4 recommended reads for you to browse - there may be some titles on there that you fancy reading at home. Enjoy!