Welcome to 4J with Miss Jones and Miss Thompson
Hello! 4J are a class of 25 children. We are a happy and enthusiastic class who love to be challenged in every lesson! We are full of energy and ready to learn! We are very excited to start our journey as year 4 children. 4J always try their best to 'Strive for 5' and are going for gold in their times tables. 4J, Miss Jones and Miss Thompson are looking forward to a fantastic year!
4J have been learning about sound in their Science. They have experimented with different parts of their body to control pitch and volume. They have been learning about different vibrations and how they are created. Here they are blowing raspberries on different parts of their body to find out how different pitches can be created.
4J used thesauruses to find new and interesting words to enrich their writing. They had an opportunity to magpie different ideas from their classmates.
4J enjoyed learning about different triangles. They used straws to create the 4 different triangles and investigated the different properties of each type. They used their knowledge to complete different tasks and challenges.
4J unfortunatel had a very rainy day. After working hard all day they relaxed with a quick Joe Wicks PE lesson. They really enjoyed jumping around and letting off some steam.
4J used their new knowledge of different groups of animals to classify animals into different groups. They classified animals based on characteristics they chose. They used Venn Diagrams to organise their animals and learned how to overlap groups to account for animals that fit in more than one category.
The Viking crew in our class novel does a lot of sailing. They often encounter storms and have to battle waves and wind to get to safety. In order to begin to understand how a storm sounds, 4J were split into groups and given different instruments. They were asked to create a storm with a crescendo.
4J went on a hunt for different invertebrates around the school grounds. They investigated different habitats and found as many different invertebrates as they could. When they returned to class they used classification keys to identify the animals they had found. 4J took advantage of the fact that it was raining and tried to see if they could get some worms to come up. They had great fun jumpng about in the rain!
In order to learn more about their class novel, 4J took part in a scavenger hunt. They had to find lots of different pieces of information relating to the author, illustrator and back ground of the novel. They learned some new Viking words and some interesting facts about the time priod the novel is set in.
4J have had a fantastic time with their Sweet Mix project. They have enjoyed every stage of planning, organising and selling their sweets. A huge thank you to everyone who bought our sweets.
4J have been lucky enough to get some extra PE. They have enjoyed playing cricket over the last few weeks. They have learnt lots of new skills and improved their old skills.
4J have been reading a new class novel called 'The Saga of Erik the Viking' by Terry Jones. The main character, Erik, has a choice to make. 4J put themselves in Erik's shoes and created a conscience alley to help them make their own decision. We then read the book to find out what Erik did.
4J have enjoyed learning about Hundertwasser. They have enjoyed mimicking his style and have created their own collage lollipops to decorate our art wall.
4J had a fantastic time on an Easter Egg Hunt. They had a great time racing around finding all the hidden eggs. Thank you to Miss Nicholson for organising this!
4J have been very dedicated with their mile a day. They always put in 100% effort. Today they had a special group of visitors doing the mile with them. Despite the wet conditions, they had great fun running with their superheroes from the kitchen! Well done to Mrs Magill and her team!
4J used their online research skills to find information about different Islamic charities. They learned abut the importance of helping others in the Islamic faith and how they organise support around the world for many different causes. They read news reports about how groups of Muslims came to Cumbria to help with the flood clear up.
4J learnt about rhetorical questions today. They matched rhetorical questions with potential answers and then had a go at writing their own. These rhetorical questions are an important part of our independent writing.
As part of our Mental Health Day we listened to a reading of The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy. We talked about the ideas in the story and chose our favourite quote. We used the quote to decorate a page from the book.
4J worked in pairs to divide a number into halves and quarters. They learned to find fractions of amounts and represent their learning in lots of different ways.
4J had a great lesson learning how the French alphabet has different sounds from the English alphabet. They practised the sounds and played a game of hangman in French.
4J learned about and practised the movements that Muslims complete during prayer. They watched videos and learned about the importance of each step of prayer.
4J had a great time completing Red Nose Day themed activities. There were some great nose designs.
4J continued their learning on fronted adverbials. They learned to spot the adverbial in a sentence and then re-wrote the sentence with the adverbial at the beginning.
4J enjoyed their first lesson learning about and using money. They used coins to help them solve a difficult problem. We worked through all the parts of the problem together as a class.
Even though we were in lockdown we still had tons of fun completing the home learning tasks. We played lots of sport competitions and enjoyed doing lots of different things.
4J had a fantastic time preparing for Christmas. They have done lots of fun actvities. They did so many things including crafts from around the world, painting our Christmas mugs and creating a banner. They had a yummy Christmas dinner and enjoyed the Snow Queen pantomime. Thankyou to the Cracty Workshop for the help with the mugs and thank you to the kitchen staff for Christmas Dinner.
4J learned how to describe turns in Math. They directed their partner around the playground and then created a simple path in their books. They then instructed their partner how to draw their path and checked the answer was accurate.
4J really enjoyed their visit from the Life Bus today. They had lots of fun learning about ourselves and how to be healthy. They loved exploring the inside of the human body and joining in lots of activities.
4J had a brilliant day. They created some fantastic costumes and really enjoyed their party. They followed a potion for a witches brew, testing their understanding of capacity. They found it very interesting that all the brews were different colours!
4J used their rulers to measure the perimeter of the classroom. It took a lot of rulers but we finally managed it! We then did some clever conversions to find out the perimeter of our classroom in metres and kilometres.
4J worked with their partners to sort and order different types of nouns.
Welcome to 4K with Miss Kinsella and Mrs Johnston!
Hello! 4K are a class of 35 children, 10 boys and 25 girls. We are a happy and enthusiastic class who love to be challenged in every lesson! We are very excited to start our journey as year 4 children and learn lots of new and exciting things. 4K always try their best to 'Strive for 5' and are going for gold in their times tables. 4K, Miss Kinsella and Mrs Johnston are looking forward to a fantastic year!