Friday, 9th February 2024

The children in Year 4 had another busy week with lots of practical learning opportunities.

In English, the children published their final non-chronological reports showing off some beautiful handwriting and excellent drawings to accompany their scientific texts.

In Maths, the class moved onto calculating fractions of amounts using bar modelling before further advancing to exploring fractions beyond a whole.

In RE, the children used  artificial intelligence technology to take a 3D virtual tour of The Temple in Jerusalem in Jesus’ time. By doing this, they gained an even better understanding of how Passover was celebrated in the past. They created travel brochures for families arriving into Jerusalem at the time, giving them practical advice on where to go and what to see. The class also spent time to plan their next set of Acts of Worship that the children will run themselves in their Liturgy groups on Friday mornings.

In Science, the class carried out practical enquiries about gases that they have planned last week, applying observation skills and drawing conclusions. They weighed gases using a simple balance scale; they heated gases using hot water to see how the particles move upwards and created gases by combining water as their liquid and effervescent tablets as their solids.

In Art, the children experimented with gestural drawing techniques and created a ‘layered colour’ still life, focusing on composition, lines, texture, light and shadow.

On Tuesday, we had a particular focus on how persuasive design technology and online content can influence users’ thought, feelings and behaviour as part of our Safer Internet Day learning. The children showed good understanding of how some built in features such as clickbaits or pop ups work and how they change our behaviour online in a negative way. The class also showed excellent knowledge of strategies to cope with upsetting or harmful content online.

Next week Wednesday, Year 4 (along with all ks2 classes) will walk down to the church to attend the Ash Wednesday Mass. Please ensure that the children have hooded coats for the walk as the weather is quite unpredictable at the moment.

Also: Please bring in a small plastic plant pot next week as we will be planting bulbs in them. Thank you for your support with this.


Have a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga

Home Learning Due back on Tuesday, 13th February 2024
Spelling Words where ‘au’ makes an /or/ sound

Next week’s words: invention, injection, action, hesitation, completion, stagnation nomination, migration, communication, selection


or alternatively download the comprehension materials attached:

Explorers- text

Explorers- questions

Explorers- answers



Log into your account and complete the assigned activities all consolidating equivalent fractions and moving onto adding and subtracting fractions.