Welcome to Year 4!
Welcome back to school!
This year your teacher will be Mrs Smith,
and the amazing support staff are Mrs Heeley (all the time) and Sara (last lesson).
You are also very lucky because we also have Miss Jowitt teaching you on a Tuesday afternoon.
Let's have a great year!
Summer 1 - Urban Fox!
Please ensure that you child is reading at home and writing a summary sentence in their reading record EVERY NIGHT, as well as practicing their timestables and doing any homework I have set. This is all very important for your child's progress throughout Year 4.
Thanks, Mrs Smith x
Exciting new writing competition hosted by BBC Blue Peter. Please follow the link for more details:
You can sign up online or via the paper form. I have some forms in class. Winners get the chance to meet Tom Fletcher, have their story published and have it made into a short cartoon for Cbeebies Bed Time Stories.
Every week your child will be sent home with spellings to learn for our weekly spelling test, they will have a school reading scheme book as well as a 'free-choice' book from our Yr 4 book shelf and they are expected to be practicing their timestables as much as possible. In the Summer, year 4 have a standardised timestable test which will be completed in school online. To support your child with this test, we have set up Timestable Rockstars which helps them to work on their timestables, their speed and also the format of the actual online test. https://play.ttrockstars.com/ttrs/dashboard
Throughout the year, your child may be sent home with additional homework. This homework will be based on what we are doing in class and will be set to give your child further opportunity to practice that particular area of work as it may be one of their targets or an area they could do with some more work on.
Reading books are expected to be brought in every day and spellings are due every Friday.
Our PE day will be Wednesday. Please ensure your child's PE kit is weather appropriate. We swim on a Friday, so please send your child to school in their PE kit with a waterproof coat and a warm hat (colder months) and wearing their swimming kit underneath, with a bag containing their underwear and a towel. Goggles are welcome if you wish to provide them.
I appreciate all the help and support from everyone at home. If you ever have any questions or worries, please feel free to catch me at the door
or email me: email@example.com
Mrs Smith :)
Year 4 had a fantastic time yesterday (17/5) at Askham Bryan Conservation Park. They were amazed by the different animals they encountered and learnt lots about carnivores, omnivores, herbivores and detritivores in the educational workshop!
There are some amazing pictures! See below...
Year 4 went to Climing Depot and absolutely loved the climbing walls! It was a great experience and we loved pretending we were climbing a mountain.
Year 4 have been learning about the Digestive System this half term. This afternoon, we made a demonstration of how the Digestive system works. We mashed biscuits and banana with water (saliva) and orange juice (stomach acid) and squeezed it through a pair of tights. We drained excess liquid and cut the end of the tights to make an anal passage. The children they made make-shift faeces.
The children really enjoyed the demonstration, we even had a few gags!
Yesterday, Year 4 competed in the Leeds KS2 Skipping Competition. After an amazing afternoon, a lot of hard-work and determination and some very big gasps for breath, the All Saints Year 4 class were crowned the CHAMPIONS! We came 1st place overall, with every child winning at least a bronze, silver or gold award in their own area of skipping expertise. Myself and all the staff at All Saints are over the moon and so proud of their achievement!
Yesterday, Year 4 went to Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation centre. They managed to see lots of interesting animals and learnt all sorts of amazing facts. Below are some pictures of what we got up to!
Your child's log in details are in their reading record.
World Book Day Harry Potter Competition!
In order to win: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with a magical Harry Potter themed prize. A trip to London to visit Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, the Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child awaits one lucky winner! There are also Harry Potter books and National Book Tokens up for grabs.
You don't need to do anything but fill in this online form.
Thackray Museum of Medicine
Year 4 really enjoyed their trip to Thackray yesterday. We had a workshop with a real Victorian teacher, learnt about some real people who lived back in the Victorian times and all about their lives. We had time to look around the museum at all the other medical artifacts and especially enjoyed walking through 'Disease Street'.
In Science, we have been looking at the different types and functions of our teeth. We carried out an experiment to test what different liquids did to the shell of an egg. The shell of an egg is made of a material very similar to our teeth. We placed 6 eggs into 6 different liquids (Coca Cola, Coke Zero, Milk, Orange Juice, Vinegar and Water) and left them for a week. After a week, we took the eggs out of the liquid to see the effects.
Pictures of our experiment are below:
Year 4 had a great day on Tuesday at the Leeds City Museum. They learnt loads about Ancient Egypt and had the chance to see a REAL MUMMY! Pictures below.
Year 4 had fun today in Science. We re-created the Human Digestive System which resulted in the creation of poo! Ew! See pictures below: