Welcome to Year 4
Class Teacher: Mr. Scurrah.
T.A. Mrs. Jones.
We have reached the last half term of this academic year but we don't intend to slow down yet. In fact, in Year 4 we have our foot on the accelerator and we intend to keep it there until the end of term!
In Literacy the children will learn how to write persuasive letters and design leaflets to encourage you to visit a tourist attraction. In Numeracy our focus is 'Shape, Angles and Symmetry' with some links to D.T. when we design and make 3d models of local buildings.
Our focus in Humanities is a local history study which will take us on a tour of Wyke finding out as much as we can about local buildings, their purpose, architectural style and era. If you have any knowledge about the history of Wyke, or photos of the area past or present, we would love to hear from you.
Below please find our current topic web. Also some photos of three famous buildings we will learn about and a slide show of year 4 on their geography field trip to Malham Cove.
Latest news - I can now confirm the trip to Shibden Hall, 8th July. We will be taking part in workshops about the history of homes long ago. Sounds great!
(Letters will be going out soon.)
Watch and make note of the key words.
Time flies here at Worthinghead Primary School - it's hard to believe that we are about to start the Summer Term! Learning in our school environment is always fun and if you scroll down you will see photographs of children engaged in various activities including 'Science-in-Puddles' and 'Woodcraft'. There is also a photo of Narinder who came to talk to us about Sikhism.
This term we shall be visiting The Yorkshire Dales to see the famous geographical feature and source of the River Aire, Malham Cove. This will be an exciting way to develop our skills as geographers and extend our knowledge about The Water Cycle.
Literacy and Numeracy skills are progressing well and Mrs. Jones and Mr. Scurrah have been delighted to see children's confidence grow in these two core areas. Homework, P.E. and Spelling Test are on the same days as last term and all other routines remain the same.
Year 4 worked well and made good progress last half term with some excellent examples of poetry in Literacy, splendid Mayan calendars made of clay for History/Art and some very organised science investigations about sound.
This half term has more exciting learning ahead with topics such as: Geography - 'The Americas', Science - 'States of Matter' and Literacy - 'Recounts' which will include explorers' recounts of their adventures.
Homework and P.E. are on the same day and routines continue as last half term. A visitor has been booked for the second week back to teach children some more amazing facts about 'The Science of Sound' in a practical and fun hands-on way.
Welcome back to school Year 4 and let's make 2015 a year of hard work and progress with some fun and laughs along the way. Lots of exciting learning this term with new topics in core subjects.
Maths: Data handling and Word Problems.
English: Explanation Texts and Images in Poetry.
History Topic: The Mayan Civilisation.
Science Topic: The Science of Sound.
(See the photos for an example of a Maths lesson with practical equipment to support learning. Also included, some photos of children making Oriental silk paintings with a visiting artist.)
P.E. continues to be Tuesday and Friday and children's spellings and homework given out on Friday.
Check the attached word doc for suitable sites children can use to research these subjects and to support learning in literacy and maths too.
Hello and welcome back to Autumn Term (part 2). Topics this term include: *Science - Animals and Habitats.
*Geography - Locations (Cities, Countries, Continents)
*Literacy - Stories from Other Cultures.
*Numeracy - Calculation Methods, Word Problems, Fractions.
Homework and spellings are on the same days. Both are given out on a Friday; homework is due in the following Wednesday, Spelling Test is on the following Friday. Children have been given reading books to take home along with a mauve Reading Record Book. We would warmly welcome help from parents and carers with reading so please fill in the record book whenever you hear your child read, or even if you just discuss a story.
Mr. Scurrah (Class Teacher)
Year 4 working on advanced gymnastics skills with Mr Morgan.
Year 4 Science - Moving and Growing -
Investigating ball and socket, hinge and gliding joints in our bodies.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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