Friday, 3rd February 2023

The children, this week, completed some shared writing before planning and writing their final extended narratives based on our class story, ‘The Spider and the Fly.

In Maths, they spent the week converting between units of length, mass and capacity before extending that towards converting between units of time.

In Computing, the class completed practical activities to model the Internet as a network of networks, including switches and routers and thought about ways to keep networks safe.

In PE, they created longer routines with the same Roman theme, whilst in art,  they used pastel crayons to add colour and texture to their still life.

In RE, the children looked at the structure of the Beatitudes and used different sources to help them explain these. They came up with some lovely reflections and could articulate their beliefs well.

I wish you all a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga

Please see below your Home Learning

Home Learning
Spelling https://www.edshed.com/

Set 18- challenge words

Please log into your account and practice this week’s spelling words.

Reading https://readtheory.org/

Please log into your account and complete two activities.

Multiplication https://ttrockstars.com/

A new resource, simulating the MTC, is also available and would be very beneficial for children to access:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

No registration is necessary.

Study Ladder https://www.studyladder.co.uk/

Please log into your account and complete the ‘time conversion’ activities in your assigned pod.

 

 

 

Friday, 27th January 2023

The children in Year 4, completed activities to develop sentence structure in English, before planning for their extended piece retelling a familiar story from another character’s point of view. In Math, the class focused on converting units of measurements (length, mass and capacity) developing their understanding of when to multiply and divide. In Science, they started their new unit, ‘States of Matter’, grouping and classifying materials according to being liquids, gases or solids. In Pe, they extended their Roman themed motif to a way of travelling across space and composed a 16 count long routine in groups. In Computing, the children role played computer networks, taking up the roles of computers, switches and routers to gain a deeper understanding of the internet as a network of networks. In Art, the class looked at different still-life artists from different periods to compare their style, colour scheme and technique before attempting their own versions following one of the artists. In Re, the children looked at the Beatitudes using Matthew’s Gospel and ‘translated’ them to modern language in order to make them more meaningful to their age group.

Have a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga

(I apologies for the lack of photos this week, I am dealing with a technical issue at the moment, but they should appear as normal, next week)

Please see your Home Learning below:

Home Learning
Spelling https://www.edshed.com/

Words ending in -ious, -eous

Reading https://readtheory.org/

or alternatively, download the attached documents:

The Parnsnips- questions

The Parnsnips-text

 

Multiplication https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Study Ladder https://www.studyladder.co.uk/

Please complete the activities in the assigned pod, all based on conversions of mass and capacity. Please do not worry that they are labelled as Y6 material; we cover them in Y4.

 

Friday, 20th January 2023

This week, in Year 4, the children learnt about Buddhism as part of their Other Faith Week. First, they used iPads to research the main beliefs of this ancient religion and commented on the similarities between Buddhism and Christianity. Then they watched video clips about Lumbini in Nepal, one of the most visited Buddhist Pilgrimage places in the world that became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. During the week, they also looked at Buddhist symbols and made origami Lotus flowers.

In Maths, the children continued their learning of decimal numbers and extended it towards numbers with 2 decimal places whilst also placing these numbers in context when converting between units of measurements.

In English, the class carried on in their unit of ‘The Spider and the Fly’ focusing on sentence structure.

In Science, they completed learning summarizing their understanding of Sound, whilst in PE they began their new unit of dance with a Roman theme. They also enjoyed their first swimming lessons and it has been great to see their confidence in the pool.

In Art, they created still life sketches using pen and pencil, thinking about outline, shadow and texture.

For our next D&T project, please may I ask that you send in a clean 0.5l plastic bottle with lid, labelled with the children’s name. Please send these in, by Monday, 30th January 2023. Thank you in advance for your support with this.

Have a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga

Please see your Home Learning below:

Home Learning
Spelling Please practice this week’s spelling words

Words ending in ‘-sion’

https://www.edshed.com/

Reading Log onto Read Theory and complete 2 activities

https://readtheory.org/auth/login

Or alternatively complete this comprehension activity:

Quiet Heroine

Quiet Heroine-questions

Multiplication Please log onto TTRockstars and spend 20 minutes practicing your mixed facts.

Huge well done to Aanay, Raylan, Chloe A and FinnMcB who lead our current class board; all with above 100,000 points. Keep up the good work!

https://ttrockstars.com/

Study Ladder https://www.studyladder.co.uk/

Please complete the activities in your assigned pod, all related to converting measurements of length.

Friday, 13th January 2023

Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for your lovely cards and the generous gifts.

This week, the children used different everyday items and materials in Science to create simple instruments and investigated them further to see how they can change volume and pitch; making connections between vibration and frequency.

In Art, they looked at Paul Cézanne and his still-life. After learning about his life and discussing his technique and style, the class started replicating his mark making and the effect it creates.

In English, the children started a new unit, based on the beautiful picture book, ‘The Spider and the Fly’. They have written short, interim pieces throughout the week, from advertisements to diary entries, whilst also constructing spider webs using paper straws to create a display area for their later extended writing pieces.

In Maths, the class completed some revisions before moving on to decimal numbers (multiplying and dividing whole numbers by ten).

In RE, we focused on the Feast of the Epiphany, explaining and reflecting on the gifts brought by the Three Wise Men.

PE days, this term will be Monday and Wednesday. Swimming will start next week; please make sure to give permission for children to attend via Schoolcomms.

Have a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga

Please see your Home Learning below:

Home Learning
Spelling https://www.edshed.com/

Set 4, List 12: Challenge words

Reading https://readtheory.org/auth/login

Please complete 2 activities

Multiplication https://ttrockstars.com/

Please spend 20 minutes practicing mixed facts.

Study Ladder https://www.studyladder.co.uk/

Please complete the activities in the assigned pod, all focusing on decimals numbers.

 

Friday, 16th December 2022

The children in Year 4 had a busy, festive week.

They enjoyed the snow at break times, building snowmen and snowball pyramids.

They performed during various Christmas music concerts, singing, playing the piano or the guitar. Members of the choir also performed during the upper ks2 music concert on Wednesday. Well done everyone; it has been a pleasure watching you play/sing so well!

The class also enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch! Happy faces particularly after consuming their puddings!

The children had opportunity on Thursday to watch the KS1 Nativity in the morning, whilst after an early lunch they walked down to the Wyllyotts Theatre to watch the Panto. The children really enjoyed the performance!

Today the class visited our school grotto and met Father Christmas. In addition, they enjoyed activities in the hall, dancing, party food and party games in class. A fitting end to this great week!

I wish you all a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga

 

 

 

SNow Day-12th December 2022

Dear Year 4!

I hope you will have opportunities to enjoy the beautiful snow outside. In the meantime, please see below some fun activities that you can complete at home.

Maths:

Snowflake draw the other half activity

Snowflake coordinates

Snow themed word problems

English:

christmas-elf-word-search-activity-sheet-

The History of Santa Clause-reading

Art:

Bells Mandala Christmas Colouring Card

Candy Mandala Christmas Colouring Card

Christmas Tree Mandala Card

Gingerbread Mandala Christmas Colouring Card

Reindeer Mandala Christmas Colouring Card

Snowman Mandala Christmas Colouring Card

It would be lovely to hear how you spent your day outdoors too, so take pictures if you can about snow angels or snowmen you built, gingerbread cookies you baked; basically any practical activities that you can share with the class this week!

Enjoy your day!

Ms Varga

Friday, 9th December 2022

This week, the children in Year 4 consolidated their scaling and correspondence problem solving skills before moving on to measurements. In English, they have written further paragraphs to their non-chronological reports whilst in RE, they compared the Nativity story according to Matthew to Luke’s. They also prayed the Jesse tree and practiced for their Advent Service.

It has been lovely to see many of you during Wednesday’s Service; the children read and sang beautifully and created a truly prayerful atmosphere.

Children form year 4  spent some time decorating the school Christmas tree in the hall and also made paper decorations to turn our classroom a little bit more festive. In D&T, they made greeting cards including mechanisms that will soon be ready to go home.

I wish you and your family a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga

Your Home Learning this week:

Home Learning Due by Tuesday, 13th December 2022
Spelling Please log onto Spelling Shed and complete the activities to practice this week’s spelling words.

Words ending in ‘-lly’

https://www.edshed.com/

Reading Please log onto Read Theory and complete 2 activities.

https://readtheory.org/

Multiplication Please log onto TTRockstars and spend 20 minutes practicing your mixed facts.

https://ttrockstars.com/

Study Ladder Please log onto Study Ladder and complete the tasks in the assigned pod, all relevant to our current Science unit, ‘Sound’.

https://www.studyladder.co.uk/

 

 

 

Friday, 2nd of December 2022

 

The children in Year 4 had a very busy week. They have written, edited and published the first parts of their non-chronological reports, whilst in Maths they continued their scaling and correspondence problem solving. In Science, they  looked at the parts of the human ear and identified their function. They also learnt about how sound travels through different mediums. In RE, they summarised their understanding of the Jesse Tree before moving on to listening to the Nativity story according to Matthew. We prayed the Jesse Tree in class every day and also walked to church to rehearse for the Advent Service.

Well done to the choir for their lovely singing and to the children representing our school during the outdoor athletics competition on Wednesday. They came second!

We also welcomed the Bishop on Thursday and I was very impressed with the children’s mature and well-thought questions to him in class. They could also articulate clearly how we are building a better world in school, a question the Bishop was interested to hear about.

Thank you for those of you who have already sent in items for the class hamper; the collection is still carrying on so if you can, please send in a white item to contribute to the raffle.

Have a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga

Please see your Home Learning below:

Spelling- please use  your Edshed account to practice this week’s spelling words.  https://www.edshed.com/

Multiplication- please log onto TTRockstars and spend 20 minutes practicing your facts. https://ttrockstars.com/

Please practice your Advent Service song lyrics and make sure you learn the highlighted parts by heart. https://popepaul.herts.sch.uk/advent-service-songs/

 

Friday, 25th November 2022

The children in Year 4 this week, spent some time researching in preparation for their third extended writing piece, a non-chronological report. In Maths, they focused on counting in multiples before moving on to scaling and correspondence problems. In Science, the class carried out practical investigations regarding sound, linking it with vibration whilst in RE the children explained the meaning of the ‘O’ Antiphon prayers. We also walked down to the church to rehearse for the KS2 Advent Service. They attended karate on Monday and started their prototypes in D&T, creating their first two mechanisms.

Thank you for those of you who sent in thin cardboard pieces like empty cereal boxes or packaging materials.We would still be grateful to receive more, so keep sending them in if you can. Thank you for your support with this.

Have a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga

Please see your home learning below:

Home Learning Due in on Tuesday, 29th November 2022
Spelling Please log onto EdShed (SpellingShed) and complete some activities in the assigned set.

https://www.edshed.com/en-gb

spell words ending in -‘ation’

Multiplication Please log onto TTRockstars and spend 20 minutes practicing your mixed facts.

https://ttrockstars.com/

KS2 Advent Service Please learn the lyrics for all songs/hymns for the Service.

https://popepaul.herts.sch.uk/advent-service-songs/

 

Friday, 18th November 2022

The children in Year 4 published their Roman myths in the neatest before moving on to their next English genre, non-chronological reports. In Maths, they moved onto formal written methods for subtraction and played Bankruptcy, a competitive strategic game to put their operations into practice.

In Science, they used the school’s official site map to plan and later test fire alarms, thinking about volume, distance and accessibility. In RE, after looking at and understanding the symbols of the Jesse Tree, the class read the 7 ‘O’ Antiphons and researched their origins and importance. In History, they used artefacts to infer details about everyday life in Roman Britain whilst in PE, they further developed their  understanding of ways of travelling and simple balances and created routines in small groups using apparatus.

This week, the children also had a special focus on anti-bullying, celebrating differences, learning about the power of a smile and about how to give and receive kindness. The class also looked at scenario cards and came up with strategies to deal with them safely and effectively. They completed a ‘kindness bingo’ activity and made ‘kindness fortune tellers’ to write kind comments to a classmate.

For our next D&T project, please may I ask that if you have any empty cereal boxes, you send them in please. We are making mechanisms, with levers and we need thinner types of cardboard pieces for our prototypes. Sadly, thicker cardboard does not work, so please do not send in packaging materials (boxes, etc) unless they are the thinner paper pouches (Amazon uses them often). Thank you very much, in advance.

I hope you’ll have a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga

Please see your Home Learning below:

Home Learning Due in Tuesday, 22nd November 2022
Spelling Please log onto EdShed and complete the activities to practice this week’s spelling words:

where a suffix is added to words ending in ‘y’

https://www.edshed.com/en-gb

Multiplication Please log onto TTRockstars and spend 20 minutes practicing your facts.

https://ttrockstars.com/

Advent Service Please access the Advent Service songs and lyrics by clicking on the relevant blog on our page and start learning the songs by heart. We have already started practicing in class but it is essential that all children know the songs by the time we go to Church.

https://popepaul.herts.sch.uk/advent-service-songs/