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Year 4


4B4DM

Class teacher: Mrs Bradshaw 
Class teaching assistant: Mrs Simpson 

Hello and welcome to life in 4B. We like to call ourselves the 4B superstars because every day we strive to be the best that we can be to enable us to achieve our dreams. We are a very competitive class who like to work as a team to achieve the highest scores, whether this be during our weekly electronics sessions or during our own class quizzes. We are lucky enough in 4B to have been together for two years now, so we all know each other and our personalities well. We are able to have fun and laugh together whilst at the same time putting 100% into our work each and every day. We are looking forward to the challenges and fun that Year Four will bring and we will approach all of these together as a team!  

Topics:  

We have four exciting topics planned this year, which all begin with their very own launch day where we become hooked into the learning from the beginning. The topics will all end with a topic showcase whereby the we share and display the work which we have completed and the knowledge which we have learnt on our journey. 

Our first topic is called Road Trip USA. Here the we will begin by learning about the location of the USA on a world map before looking closer at some key states and taking a road trip through these states to learn more about some of the famous landmarks which can be found there. On our journey, will also learn about some of the famous American icons including Frank Sinatra during our Music lessons and Martin Luther King during some of our PSHE lessons.  

Traders and Raiders is our first History based topic in Year Four. This topic develops our knowledge of Britain’s early invaders when we learn all about life in both the Anglo Saxon and Viking times. During this topic, we will learn all about the Anglo Saxon and Viking culture, chronology and key events. Here, we hope to visit the York Viking Museum attraction to extend our knowledge and experiences further outside of the classroom. 

Blue Abyss is another fabulous topic which has more of a Science element to it. During this topic, will learn about the human uses and physical features of the sea.  We will also be able to develop our knowledge of ocean layers, food chains, habitats and pollution. If allowed, we will be able to visit an aquarium to explore the marine life and their habitats close up.  

I am warrior (a topic where we learn all about the Romans) provides us with a chance to develop our History knowledge even further. This topic is full of gross and interesting facts that will grip the children from start to finish. From learning about disgusting Roman habits to Roman inventions that we still use today! We will also learn a lot about the country of Italy and in particular Rome which is the original home of the Romans.  

English texts:  

Our first text this year is LEAF by Sandra Dieckmann. This is a book which promotes themes of compassion, fear and loneliness, This book tells the story of a polar bear been carried upon the dark waves towards the shore of a wild wood. The native animals hide in the trees, too frightened to approach the stranger. Watching the bear collect colourful leaves from afar they name him Leaf.Leaf places the leaves over his body and charges through the woods towards a cliff and into the water. The animals realise Leaf is attempting to get home and they come together to help the stranger return to its family. 

What we are looking forward to this year:  

In 4B we are looking forward to developing our teamwork skills even further as we begin our second year together. We can’t wait to start our new topics and learn more about the world and the history behind it. We are also looking forward to being in our new classroom which it UPSTAIRS! At school, we have had a new running track, so we cannot wait to get out and be able to use it. We also look forward to, hopefully, being able to go on some more exciting trips this year.  

School roles:  

During Democracy week, 4B held their own class elections to vote for children in the class who wished to have a junior leadership role within our academy. These roles included, playground warrior, class librarians, school council members, science ambassadors and class ambassadors. The roles above mean that children in our class have the chance to have their say and ensure their voices and opinions are being heard whilst at the same time ensuring all children are happy and been treated equally and fairly. 

Important information about life in Year   

In Year Four, we will continue to ensure we are always showing our MASTER values using our own master value passports as well as ensuring that we are following the whole school rules at all times both within the classroom and around school.  

This year we are lucky enough to be starting our enrichment afternoons every other Friday where we will have the chance to choose to enrichment activities to participate in which could include activities such as sport gardening, art and ICT. We look forward to working with our fellow classmates to learn new skills and to further develop existing talents.  

Year Four is an important year to ensure we are confident with our times tables as this is the year in which we will take the soundcheck. Our teachers are giving us lots of chance to practice our times tables in class by using the laptops, taking part in games and completing our weekly times table rainbow test. However, we know we need to continue to practice these skills at home each week to help us to increase our speed.  

Each week we take home spellings and times tables to practice before our weekly tests in school. We also take home a home reading book to share with our families, and we have some super questions in the front of our reading diaries which our families can use to test our understanding of what we have read. You have heard all about our exciting topic above. Well each half term we get to complete two exciting topic homework tasks which can include a variety of skills such as being creative and making something or using our research skills to find further information on a certain area. We love brining our topic homework back into school to share with our fellow class mates.  

Useful learning links:  

Bug Club

Spelling Shed

TT Rockstars

Times tables

Topic

Class teacher: Mr Bell  
Class teaching assistant:  Mrs Hayes 

Welcome to Class 4DM! Step into our classroom and you will find a wonderful group of hard-working, respectful and enthusiastic children who will always provide you with a warm welcome.  Our lessons are always full of challenges that we strive to overcome through a positive attitude, teamwork and lots of laughs.  Our class teachers  are both named Mr Bell, which can get confusing at time, and our teaching assistant is Mrs Hayes.  They – along with Mrs Bradshaw and Mrs Simpson – provide us with great support and a lot of fun.  We experience lots of different subjects and have opportunities to try new things every day. 

As we move higher in the academy, we have greater responsibility and are determined to show this in everything we do; we have high expectations and goals and are dedicated to setting a great example of being an Eaton Park person to fellow pupils, staff and visitors. 

Topics:  

We have four exciting topics planned this year, which all begin with their very own launch day where we become hooked into the learning from the beginning. The topics will all end with a topic showcase whereby the we share and display the work which we have completed and the knowledge which we have learnt on our journey. 

Our first topic is called Road Trip USA. Here the we will begin by learning about the location of the USA on a world map before looking closer at some key states and taking a road trip through these states to learn more about some of the famous landmarks which can be found there. On our journey, will also learn about some of the famous American icons including Frank Sinatra during our Music lessons and Martin Luther King during some of our PSHE lessons.  

Traders and Raiders is our first History based topic in Year Four. This topic develops our knowledge of Britain’s early invaders when we learn all about life in both the Anglo Saxon and Viking times. During this topic, we will learn all about the Anglo Saxon and Viking culture, chronology and key events. Here, we hope to visit the York Viking Museum attraction to extend our knowledge and experiences further outside of the classroom. 

Blue Abyss is another fabulous topic which has more of a Science element to it. During this topic, will learn about the human uses and physical features of the sea.  We will also be able to develop our knowledge of ocean layers, food chains, habitats and pollution. If allowed, we will be able to visit an aquarium to explore the marine life and their habitats close up.  

I am warrior (a topic where we learn all about the Romans) provides us with a chance to develop our History knowledge even further. This topic is full of gross and interesting facts that will grip the children from start to finish. From learning about disgusting Roman habits to Roman inventions that we still use today! We will also learn a lot about the country of Italy and in particular Rome which is the original home of the Romans.  

English texts:  

Our first text this year is LEAF by Sandra Dieckmann. This is a book which promotes themes of compassion, fear and loneliness, This book tells the story of a polar bear been carried upon the dark waves towards the shore of a wild wood. The native animals hide in the trees, too frightened to approach the stranger. Watching the bear collect colourful leaves from afar they name him Leaf.Leaf places the leaves over his body and charges through the woods towards a cliff and into the water. The animals realise Leaf is attempting to get home and they come together to help the stranger return to its family. 

What we are looking forward to this year:  

In 4DM we are looking forward to developing our thirst for knowledge and being enthusiastic in order to maximize our potential. We will be looking to improve on our skills whilst also have a positive mental attitude towards all aspects of our learning. Furthermore, in 4DM, our ethos really is on that we are a team, and that we are all working together, so that we are all heading in the right direction to achieve. This developing of a team mentality, and a sense of belonging, is also something which excites us ahead of the year ahead. 

School roles:  

During Democracy week, 4B held their own class elections to vote for children in the class who wished to have a junior leadership role within our academy. These roles included, playground warrior, class librarians, school council members, science ambassadors and class ambassadors. The roles above mean that children in our class have the chance to have their say and ensure their voices and opinions are being heard whilst at the same time ensuring all children are happy and been treated equally and fairly. 

Important information about life in Year  

In Year Four, we will continue to ensure we are always showing our MASTER values using our own master value passports as well as ensuring that we are following the whole school rules at all times both within the classroom and around school.  

This year we are lucky enough to be starting our enrichment afternoons every other Friday where we will have the chance to choose to enrichment activities to participate in which could include activities such as sport gardening, art and ICT. We look forward to working with our fellow classmates to learn new skills and to further develop existing talents.  

Year Four is an important year to ensure we are confident with our times tables as this is the year in which we will take the soundcheck. Our teachers are giving us lots of chance to practice our times tables in class by using the laptops, taking part in games and completing our weekly times table rainbow test. However, we know we need to continue to practice these skills at home each week to help us to increase our speed.  

Each week we take home spellings and times tables to practice before our weekly tests in school. We also take home a home reading book to share with our families, and we have some super questions in the front of our reading diaries which our families can use to test our understanding of what we have read. You have heard all about our exciting topic above. Well each half term we get to complete two exciting topic homework tasks which can include a variety of skills such as being creative and making something or using our research skills to find further information on a certain area. We love brining our topic homework back into school to share with our fellow class mates.  

Useful learning links:  

Bug Club

Spelling Shed

TT Rockstars

Times tables

Topic

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