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Welcome to Year Four!
Gecko Class
Miss Lloyd (Head of Year)
Mrs Sampson 
Crocodile Class 
Miss Parsons
Miss Hoskins 
Chameleon Class
Mrs Stubbs/ Mrs Burford
Mrs Armstrong 

Welcome to Year 4! In Year 4 we strive to provide children with new and exciting learning experiences which they are fully engaged in and enjoy. We have lots of new projects this year and a few surprises along the way, beginning with 'Chameckodile Adventures.'

A few reminders ...

Each child will need a named PE kit suitable for indoor and outdoor PE sessions. Our indoor PE sessions will take place every Monday and outdoor PE sessions will be on a Tuesday.

Indoor Kit:
 - Shorts
 - T- Shirt (House team colour)
 - Plimsolls or trainers.
Outdoor Kit:
- Tracksuit bottoms
- Sweatshirt
- Plimsolls or trainers. 
Outdoor learning sessions will also continue this year and you will be notified in advance. For this day children will need suitable clothing for being outdoors all day and do not mind getting dirty. These sessions will take place, despite the Great British Weather!
We really value the importance of reading at home and recognise the positive effect it has on the children's learning in school. We aim to promote and encourage children's enjoyment in reading and really appreciate your support. We would like children to read at home at least three times a week, with an adult signature in their reading record books. Children will continue to be rewarded for this in school.
Homework will be set on a Friday and will be due into school on the following Wednesday. Homework will always be related to what the children have already learnt, or will be learning at school. Children should spend 30 minutes of each piece of homework. 



Term 1

Chameckodile Adventures 
We kick started the new year with a brand new topic. It may appear to be a strange new word, but we wanted to really embrace Year 4 working together as a team to embark on a new adventure! It was lovely to see so many familiar faces again and we were very impressed by how the year begun, with a real sense of maturity, cheeky smiles and a real eagerness to learn (not to mention all of the smart new haircuts and shiny shoes). We can already tell that this is going to be another fantastic year with the children! The children have started to look at the world around them and how over time this has changed to effect how we live today. They have recognised different animal groups and have begun to delve deeper into the world of wonderful reptiles! We are all eagerly awaiting their arrival in our school next week ... 

Term 2

From Strength to Strength 

Term two saw the arrival of another new project, as well as an Iron Giant! During this term we immersed ourselves into ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes and let our imaginations run wild. We were excited to learn about electricity and used our learning to create our very own working light switches. The term ended with our Enterprise project, where the children made a range of wonderful Christmas decorations to sell at the fayre. Despite the cold, the children made a fantastic profit thanks to all of their hard work. We look forward to what the New Year brings!


Term 3

Getting To The Bottom Of It!

Getting to the bottom of it! Quite literally. Throughout this project the children have learnt all about what goes on inside the human body, with a particular focus on teeth and the human digestive system. The children identified the functions and names of the human teeth and got stuck into an experiment to identify which liquid caused the most damage to the enamel on our teeth. After leaving this for a week, it was not for the faint hearted! We also lost a few of our own milk teeth along the way this term!

We also became fully involved in the ins and outs of our digestive system, using a combination of tights, bread and orange juice to experience how our stomach works. Wet wipes at the ready! The children (and adults) thoroughly enjoyed getting stuck in and learning all about our bodies.

Term 4

The Show Must Go On.


It’s that time of year again! The curtains will once again draw open for our wonderful children on the big stage. Last year’s production is a tough one to top, but we are sure we are going to blow you all away with Year 4’s take on “Ali Baba and The Bongo Bandits.” We are so excited to begin rehearsals.

As well as rehearsing for our production this term, we will also be learning a lot about sound. We started the term being inspired by the stage production of “Stomp!” and went on to create our own performances, creating sound with our bodies and everyday objects found in the classroom. This encouraged us to find out more about how sound is made, leading us to become scientists in our own right and find out for ourselves!

We will also be using the text “Look what I’ve got!” written by Anthony Brown this term to write our very own playscripts.



Look at what we've been up to!
Upcoming Events...
Wednesday 13th September 2017 - Reptile visit!
Friday  26th January 2018 - Art Day
Thursday 22nd March - Year 4 Performance  6.30pm
Thursday 12th July 2018 - Year 4 School Trip - Shrek the Musical and Zizzi's 
Upcoming Documents and Links...



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