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Succeeding on the Journey through Lifelong Learning

Year 4

 

Set A

Set B

word

circle

work

decide

worm

medicine

world

exercise

worth

special

worst

cinema

war

decimal

warm

accident

towards

city

ward

citizen

In year 4 we have been lucky enough to make our own gelato. We put milk, sugar and vanilla in one freezer bag, and then put ice and salt in another. We shook it for 10 mins and the liquid became a solid.

 

 

 

Set A

Set B

key

centre

donkey

century

monkey

certain

chimney

resent

valley

experience

trolley

sentence

turkey

notice

hockey

celebrate

parsley

ceremony

journey

certificate

 

We have been working very hard in year 4 on our timetables and have been practising on computers to help us with our learning. If you would like to practise at home please clink on the link below.

 

https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/

 

Set A

Set B

other

science

mother

crescent

brother

discipline

nothing

fascinate

Monday

scent

money

scissors

cover

ascent

honey

descent

discover

scientist

wonder

scenery

 

Happy Friday!

 

This week for homework children need to practise their spellings and 8 timetables. For maths homework your child will either have a perimeter sheet or they will need to write out all of the timetables.

 

Set A

Set B

fast

girls'

last

boys'

father

babies'

class

parents'

grass

teachers'

pass

women's

plant

men's

path

children's

bath

people's

people

mice's

 

 

We have had a very busy week in Year 4.  In English we have been writing descriptive sentences about how Harry Potter is feeling. We have been focusing on using fronted adverbials and conjunctions. In Maths we have been dividing using the bus stop method. In Science we created our own water cycle which also links in with our Geography. Look at the pictures below.

 

Set A

Set B

hiking

submerge

hiked

subheading

hiker

submarine

nicer

subordinate

nicest

subway

shiny

superman

being

supervise

shining

superpower

scary

superhuman

scaring

supersede

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Friday! For home work this week students must practise their spellings, fill out their maths sheets and practise their 3 and 4 times tables as we will be testing them on this everyday.

 

Set A

Set B

patting

creation

patted

radiation

humming

indication

hummed

ventilation

dropping

regelation

dropped

dedication

sadder

abbreviation

saddest

translation

runner

dedication

runny

vibration

 

 

Year 4 has been working very hard this week. In maths we have been multiplying 2 digit and 1 digit numbers, as well as 3 digit and 1 digit numbers. In English we have started to look at diary entries in relation to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which is our class book.

 

For homework this week, students must practise their spellings, fill out their maths sheets and practise their 3 times tables as we will be testing them on this everyday.

 

Set A

Set B

want

information

watch

adoration

wander

sensation

quantity

education

squash

location

quality

exaggeration

squabble

concentration

squad

imagination

quad

organisation

quarrel

preparation

 

Welcome back to Spring 1

Welcome to 2020! We have started this term off strong. We have looked at different states of matter and have had debates about jelly and shaving cream being liquids or solids. In English we are reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which we are all enjoying. This term in homework, everyone will continue to get the spellings, but we will also be adding in some maths for the children to complete. If you have any questions please feel free to organise a meeting.

 

Spellings week ending 10/1/2020

 

Set A

Set B

copying

cereal

crying

serial

replying

check

marrying

cheque

carrying

through

flying

threw

trying

draft

drying

draught

skiing

stares

taxiing

stairs

 

 

Hard to believe that the first term of year 4 is almost over!! We have had such a busy week designing and creating our torches. We created a simple circuit and used split pins and a paper clip to create our working torches. Thank you to all the parents who brought in toilet paper rolls for us to use.

 

 

This is our knowledge organiser with pictures of our art and design project. Fell free to pop in and have a look at our learning.

 

Spellings week ending 14/3/19

 

Set A

Set B

copier

accept

copied

except

happier

affect

happiest

effect

cried

aloud

replied

allowed

tried

weather

dried

whether

driest

whose

funnier

who's

 

 

Words ending week 6/12/19

 

Set A

Set B

find

interest

mind

experiment

behind

potatoes

old

favourite

cold

imagine

gold

material

hold

promise

told

opposite

every

minute

everybody

increase

 

Only three weeks left in the Autumn term, this year is already moving at rapid speed! We have been working very hard on our science topic of electricity. We have designed circuits and understand what we need to do to make it work correctly. Below are some pictures of us working hard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just a quick reminder that homework is given out on a Friday and needs to be returned on a Tuesday signed by a responsible adult. Children must also practise their time tables every night, as they are now being tested on them twice a week. Furthermore the reading record must be signed by a responsible adult every day, even if the child has not finished the book. If you have any questions please let me know.

 

Words ending week 29/11/19

 

Set A

Set B

flies

though

tries

although

replies

dough

copies

through

babies

breakthrough

carries

thought

cries

bought

dries

brought

marries

fought

families

ought

 

Words ending week 22/11/19

 

Set A

Set B

cry

musician

fly

politician

dry

electrician

try

magician

reply

mathematician

sly

dietician

shy

statistician

terrify

technician

sky

clinician

multiply

beautician


This week in year 4, we have been looking at the poem Lucy Grey by William Wordsworth. The class looked at
he language used in the poem and acted the story out to reinforce what the narrative was about. In science we have started our new topic on electricity. The students had a discussion about what the world would be like without electricity. Finally, we designed our Roman peg doll that we will be making in D&T.

 

Words ending week 8/11/19

 

Set A

Set B

camel

expression

tunnel

discussion

squirrel

confession

travel

permission

towel

admission

tinsel

transmission

bagel

possession

hazel

profession

vowel

depression

jewel

impression

 

 

Welcome back to Autumn 2

What a busy week we have had! Year 4 did a fantastic job delivering an assembly to the whole school on Diwali. Children in the class learnt their lines off by heart and spoke in a very loud clear voice for all the other students to hear. Other members of the class acted out the story of Rita and Sita brilliantly and the performance was enjoyed by all.

 

Week ending 1/11/19

 

Set A

Set B

table

expansion

apple

extension

bottle

comprehension

little

tension

middle

corrosion

able

supervision

wobble

fusion

multiple

conclusion

dazzle

persuasion

riddle

suspension

 

Can you believe that we have already finished the first half term? Time has flown! Over the break the children’s homework is to practise their spellings that they have been given over the first half term. I will be giving them a dictation test when they are back incorporating some of the spellings from Autumn term 1. Also, Magali our French teacher has asked the students to draw a flag of their country and write a word from their culture and explain it. For example, I would draw the Australian Flag and a word that is part of my culture is G'day. G'day means good day, how are you?

 

Enjoy your break and your time off.

 

 

Week ending 11/10/2019

 

Set A

Set B

door

division

floor

invasion

again

confusion

wild

decision

children

collision

climb

television

parents

revision

most

erosion

only

inclusion

both

explosion

 

 

We have had a busy week in year 4! In English we have been focusing on using adjectives to write a character description of the evil King Amulius from the story of Romulus and Remus. Some of the words we have used in our work include; deceitful, horrid, wicked and ruthless. In maths we have been practising our column method for addition with exchanging. We have also finished our Dean Russo tigers which look absolutely brilliant and are now on display outside the art room. Finally we conducted our science experiment which involved eggs being soaked in either mouthwash, vinegar and coke for over a week. We then did a fair test and dropped the eggs from a meter height to see what happened to it. It was very interesting and messy.

 

Week ending 4/10/2019

 

Set A

Set B

gem

medal

giant

meddle

magic

missed

giraffe

mist

energy

scene

jacket

seen

jar

board

jog

bored

join

which

adjust

witch

 

 

This week in year 4 we have been rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and thousands. All students tried really hard on this difficult subject. We have also started our Dean Russo tigers. They are looking great! We will be finishing them off next week.

 

Week ending 27/9/2019

 

Set A

Set B

badge

illegal

edge

illegible

bridge

illogical

dodge

illiterate

fudge

illicit

age

irregular

huge

irrelevant

change

irresponsible

charge

irrational

village

irresistible

 

This week in year 4 we have finished off our work on "The Day the Crayons Quit". We wrote some fantastic informal complaint letters focusing on using different conjunctions. Next week, we are starting our extending writing on our Romans topic. We Have been practicing the story of Romulus and Remus and will be retelling it in our English.

 

Spelling words week ending 20/9/2019

 

Set A

Set B

race

immature

ice

immeasurable

cell

impossible

city

immortal

fancy

imperfect

face

impatient

space

immovable

bicycle

impolite

circle

important

spicy

improper

 

 

Welcome to Year 4

 

Year 4 2019-2020

 

Welcome back all to school and to your new year 4 class. This year your year 4 teacher is Miss Cook and I'm very excited about this year and getting to know you. We will also have Miss Ogneva, Hina,  Chevonne, Nydia and Richard working with us.

 

Swimming will be on a Monday and PE will be on a Wednesday. Please make sure that you have the correct PE kit for both those days. 

 

Homework is given out on a Friday and will consist of spellings and times tables, which you will be tested on every week. 

 

Spelling words for week ending 13/9/2019

 

Set A

Set B

Write

Inactive

Written

Incorrect

Wrote

Inaccurate

Wrong

Insecure

Wrap

Incomplete

Wrist

Indefinite

Wreck

Infinite

Wrestle

Inedible

Wriggle

Inability

Wren

indecisive

 

 

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Summer Term 2019

Welcome back year 4 to the final term this year. This term we will be studying the Ancient Egyptians in history and our science topic is Sound.

 

I order to help you find some good website we have set up a wibki page with websites that we think you will find useful and interesting. To access these links simply click on the image below or on the link underneath it.

wibki page

 

 

https://www.wibki.com/schoolwebsites

 

Don't forget that we will also be having a times tables test later this term and practising your times tables every week will really help you. There are links on the maths page of the wibki page to help you.

 

 

Wimbledon Common Trip 2019

 

All of year 4 visited Wimbledon common on our annual trip there. Thankfully it was a beautiful day and the rain stayed away. We travelled there by bus and once there walked around the common using maps and compasses to help us navigate around. There was so much to see and we used our tree and bird keys to help us identify many of the species that live on the common. We also spotted a rabbit - for some reason it ran away from us? We also saw a lot of different birds species and they too flew away too! We even saw a few frogs in the grass areas near the pond and yes you guessed it - they hopped away! As we got closer to lunch time we managed to climb up and down the hills that are near the windmill. It was quite exhausting climbing up but well worth it when we were able to run down; some children even rolled down the hill. Mahy of the children had never been to the common and were amazed at how big it was and that there was so much to see. Hopefully some of them may return there again over the summer. It's just a but ride away from Putney bridge on the 93 so why not pack a picnic and race your parents and friends down the hill!

Homework 24.5.19

 

Set A Set B
non-stick Megan's
non-stop Ravi's
non-starter the girl's
non-smoker the child's
nonsense the man's
non-fiction the woman's
non-drip the school's
non-violent a dog's
non-profit a teacher's
non-believer a postman's

 

Homework 17.5.19

 

Set A Set B
exit can't
extend didn't
explode hasn't
excursion couldn't
exchange it's
export wouldn't
exclaim shouldn't
expel wasn't
external Mr
exterior Mrs

 

Homework 10.5.19

 

Set A Set B
autopilot station
autograph fiction
autbiography motion
autonomy national
automatic section
automobile addition
autofocus subtraction
autopsy potion
autocue option
autocorrect introduction

 

Homework 3.5.19

 

Set A Set B
antiseptic badly
anticlockwise hopeless      
antisocial penniless
antidote happily
antibiotic lovely
antivenom joyless
anti-ageing slowly
antifreeze quickly
antiperspirant careless
antigravity fearless

 

Homework 26.4.19

 

Set A Set B
interact  library
interfere summary
intercity February
international primary
intermediate dictionary
internet secondary
intergalactic boundary
interrupt ordinary
intervene salary
interlude necessary

 

Homework 5.4.19

You have all been given your two maths papers from your test this week. Over the spring holiday you need to go through the ones that you got wrong. Please get your adult to sign your tests.

 

Set A Set B
length even
strength break
purpose steak
history great
different move
separate prove
suppose improve
therefore sure
knowledge sugar
difficult eye

 

Homework 29.3.19

Set A Set B
solve television
solution treasure
insoluble usual
dissolve division
solvent vision
sign pleasure
signature measure
assign occasion
design usually
signal leisure

 

Word of the week  = glimpse 

noun

  1.  

    a momentary or partial view.

    "she caught a glimpse of the ocean"

    synonyms: brief look, quick look;
    •  

verb

  1.  

    see or perceive briefly or partially.

    "he glimpsed a figure standing in the shade"

    synonyms: catch sight of, catch/get a glimpse of, see briefly, get a sight of, notice, discern, spot, spy, sight, note, pick out, make out; More

 

Can you use it in a sentence as a verb or a noun?

 

Family weekend at the Victoria and Albert Museum

 

On Saturday Mrs Thompson, Miss Cook and Yemi met a group of year 4 student outside school and travelled to the V&A museum together. We had a fantastic day creating designs in both 2 and 3d. We were also able to go and watch a short play aboutPolito's Royal Menagerie. We even had a few past students join us! Thanks to Yemi, the artist that has been working with us and to all the parents for getting up early on a Saturday and coming with us to the museum.

Family weekend at the V&A

 

Homework 22.3.19

 

Set A Set B
phone word
phonics work
microphone worm
telephone world
homophone worth
real worst
reality war
realistic warm
unreal towards
realisation ward
 

 

Science week paper airplane challenge

Science week paper airplane challenge 1

If you want some help making a paper plane for our science week challenge why not try this website. Click on the link below to go to the site. Remember to bring in your planes on Wednesday 13th March.

 

http://www.amazingpaperairplanes.com/simpledesigns.html

Reading Bingo Challenge

Homework Friday 8th March 2019

 

Set A Set B
centre key
century donkey
certain monkey
recent chimney
experience   valley
sentence trolley
notice turkey
celebrate hockey
ceremony parsley
certificate journey

 

Year 4 Multiplication test

 

 

As of next year the government are introducing a times tables text for the year 4 students. You will have to answer 25 questions and you will be given 6 seconds to answer each one. If you want to practice your times tables and make sure you are ready for this test click on the link below to take you to the Collins free times tables test

When you go to the website you will be able to change the settings so that you can practice specific times tables or all of them. You can also change the number of questions and the amount of time.

Homework Friday 1st March

 

Set A Set B
science other
crescent mother
discipline brother
fascinate nothing
scent Monday
scissors money
ascent cover
descent honey
scientist discover
scenery wonder

 

Homework Friday 15th February

 

Set A Set B
girls' fast
boys' last
babies' father
parents' class
teachers' grass
women's' pass
men's plant
children's  path
people's bath
mice's people

 

Homework Friday 8th February

 

Set A Set B
submerge all
subheading ball
submarine call
subordinate walk
subway talk
superman always
supervise small
supersede wall
superpower fall
superhuman altogether

 

Year 4 Barnacle Bill acrostic poems

Year 4 Barnacle Bill acrostic poems 1
Year 4 Barnacle Bill acrostic poems 2

For pirate week we had great fun learning about the golden age of pirates. We learnt nautical terms, pirate language, details about what it was like to be a pirate and we even met Barnacle Bill. To honour him we have written an acrostic poem about him.

Homework 1.2.2019

 

Set A

 

Set B

 

creation patting
radiation patted
indication  humming
ventilation hummed
relegation dropping
dedication dropped
demonstration sadder
abbreviation saddest
translation runner
vibration runny

 

Maths Olympics

 

In order to improve our times tables every week we challenge ourselves with a Maths Olympics test. The test is limited to 3 minutes exactly and ranges between 24 and 100 questions. As you move up the medals, it becomes more challenging. Below is a list of the times tables that you need to complete for each level. Every week we expect you to practice the times tables for the level that you are on. By the end of the year, you need to know all the times tables up to 12x12.

 

Level

Times tables

Quarter finals

X10

Semi finals

x2 and x5 tables

Finals

X2, x5 and x10

Bronze

x2, x3, x4, x5 and x10

Silver

x3, x4, x6 and x11

Gold

x7, x8, x9 and x12

European championship

All tables – 60 questions

Olympic medal

All tables  - 100 questions

 

If you want t practice online try using this website to help you

http://www.timestables.me.uk/

 

 

Spellings 25.1.19

If there are any words that you are not familiar with please make sure that you look them up in a dictionary or speak to someone on your family about them.

Set A

Set A

Set B        

information hiking
adoration hiked
sensation hiker
preparation nicer
education nicest
location shiny
exaggeration being
concentration shinning
imagination scary
organisation scaring

 

 

Happy New Year 2019!

 

Welcome back year 4! Mrs Thompson and Miss Cook are really looking forward to the spring term as we have some exciting things planned.

 

In English, we are going to be reading the Butterfly Lion in our guided reading sessions. We have chosen this book not only because its a great book but it is also written by Michael Morpurgo whose farm we are going to visit in the summer term (There are still some place available for this amazing trip so if you are interested please speak to your teacher or to Janet in the office)

 

We will be working with an artist and The Victoria and Albert Museum this term on a project. This will involve us visiting the museum to create some artwork which will eventually be displayed in the V&A! There will also be an opportunity for you and your parents to visit a weekend workshop at the museum where you will have the opportunity to work with the artist creating some of your own artwork. The artist will also be coming into school on the 15th  January and you will have the chance to meet her. Yemi is a textiles artist and before she went to university studied at the Fulham girls school!

 

Letters will be sent home shortly to tell you what dates we will be visiting the museum and when the open morning is. Luckily you should all have a fabulous calendar that your child made which you can mark these dates on!

 

 

Our multimedia snow-globe calendars

Our multimedia snow-globe calendars 1
Our multimedia snow-globe calendars 2
Our multimedia snow-globe calendars 3
Our multimedia snow-globe calendars 4
Our multimedia snow-globe calendars 5
Our multimedia snow-globe calendars 6

Money Money Money....

 

We have been very lucky to have Cecelia from Ooberkids come into year 4. Over the next few weeks she will be teaching us all about money. Our first lesson involved learning about economics and what makes a market. 

 

On  the Ooberkids website there are a lot of videos that you can watch to help you learn more about this very useful topic.

To find out more click on the image below or go to this website

https://members.ooberkidsrepublic.com/

 

 

Year 4 2018-2019

 

Welcome back all to school and to your new year 4 class. This year your year 4 teachers are Mrs Thompson and Miss Cooke and we are both really excited about this year. We will also have Chevonne, Jonathan and Nydia working with us.

 

Swimming will be on a Monday and PE will be on a Wednesday. Please make sure that you have the correct PE kit for both those days. 

 

Homework is given out on a Friday and will consist of spellings and times tables, which you will be tested on every week. 

Welcome to Year 4!


Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites! smiley
For our Science topic this half term we are looking at states of matter. To start the topic off we used our categorisation skills and sorted a range of materials into either a solid, a liquid or a gas. The one material that everyone found hard to put into a category was shaving foam! After much debate we decided that it wasn't easy to classify but was probably a solid!
Alba form MEND came into our classes and gave us a workshop on sugar. We learnt just how much sugar there was un some of our favourite drinks. Just to make us make aware of how much this was we made piles of sugar cubes next to the drinks so that we could easily see just how much it was! We then looked at the sugar content of foods that we eat and were taught how to read the sugar content of foods. 
To start the year off we have been looking at calendars in Maths and so decided to make some in our Art lesson. We used mixed media to create these pictures. Our pictures were taken using a digital camera, we used paint and a sponging technique for the cloud background and cut out a silhouette for the cityscape.
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