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Cypress - Year 4

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Your teacher is: Ms Fitch

Class email address: cypress@kafed.org.uk

Iron Man Sketches

Literacy Peer Assessment 

 

After working hard to write the beginning of the story; The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, the children worked together to read and support each other to improve their written work.  

Welcome to the Summer Term

It has come round so quickly, but we are here, at the beginning of the summer term!  This term, our topic is 'All things Great and Small'.  

The children are already working very hard and have started learning about Ramadan and The Romans.  Please refer to the Year 4 curriculum letter to find out more about Year 4's learning for this term.

Summer Term Curriculum Letter

Science Week 14th-18th March 2022

 

During science week, Year 4 will be participating in two science investigations: Do taller people jump further than shorter people? and, Which sweet has the best elasticity?

 

Hopefully, the children will have great fun and learn a lot not only about science, but also maths with all the measuring and data handling involved in both investigations.

Which sweet has the most elasticity?

Can taller people jump further?

Book Week 

For book week this year, we are reading the story 'Here we are' by Oliver Jeffers.  The book is written by the author to his new born son and it introduces the world and everything in it to a newborn. 

 

It discusses, through beautiful illustrations; the earth, the environment, animals and people.  

We all chose two books from the School Book Shop to take home and enjoy reading :)

'Here we are' human bodies.

Our finished Human bodies

We wrote letters to the special people or pets in our lives

Our 'Who do you think you are?' display

Maths investigation 

 

Year 4 have been working hard to investigate patterns.  They have been completing patterns, finding the 10th and even 100th pattern in a sequence and some of us even went on to find the nth term.  

 

Science 

Today Cypress class were given a challenge to see if they could build a circuit and make a lightbulb light up.  Some of them managed to light up two or three bulbs in one circuit.  

Cypress Peoplescape Performance

Cypress class performance of their Peoplescape Theatre on migration.

We have started to make our moving chocolate CAM toys

Children in Need - Heroes day

Peoplescape Theatre 

 

Peoplescape theatre have been working with Year 4 using different drama techniques to explore themes around migration.  It has been lovely to hear the children's stories on their or their relatives experiences of migration.  

Science 

 

In Science this week, we carried out an investigation.  Cypress class tested which material would melt a chocolate button the fastest.  We tested foil, bubble wrap, paper towels and cotton wool.  We found out that foil melted our chocolate the fastest and the cotton wool took the longest.  Cypress class wrote scientific conclusion to share their learning.  

Storytime 

 

In Cypress class, we love to read and listen to stories.  During diversity month we have been sharing lots of stories by different authors.   These stories originate from different parts of the world and share ideas from different cultures.  This week, Aisha and Zain have shared the story Clean Up with the class.  

Geography 

We have been learning about the continents of the world and the difference between a 

continent and a country.  We have also been learning about the equator, northern and southern hemisphere and the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn. 

 

We blew up balloons and used these as our own globes and labelled them.  

Peoplescape Theatre

 

Year 4 have been lucky enough to get the opportunity to work on project with the Peoplescape Theatre.  This will involve 8 workshops in school and culminate in a performance that the children have created themselves.  The workshops will begin after half term.  However, last Friday (24th September) Peoplescape visited the school and performed for the Year 4 children.  The children were totally mesmerised and thoroughly enjoyed it

Our first Guitar lesson

Still image for this video

RE - Judaism

This half term, Year 4 will be learning about Judaism.  They will be learning some of the stories of Abraham.  They have already learned that Abraham is considered the father of Judaism by Jews because God made a covenant with Abraham and that is where Judaism began.

 

The children learnt what a covenant is and acted out a scenario where a promise was broken.

 

In order to help them learn the story of Abraham and Isaac, they split the story into 8 key parts and acted out the story in groups.

The class acted out scenarios where a promise was broken.

Science - Matters of state.  

In science the children have been learning about the key properties of matters of state.  We all turned into particles and acted as a solid, liquid or gas particle.   

Autumn Term Curriculum Letter

Important information for children returning in September:

 

On Thursday 2nd September children will be returning to school.

 

Mornings:

The gates on Elfrida crescent  will open at 8.45am and your child can come to school anytime between 8.45 and 9am using the yr 2/3/4 gate.  We are asking parents to stay outside school each morning.

Gates will be locked at 9am and you will need to bring your child to the main office to have them booked in.

 

Parents and carers of Yr  4 

Parents will be allowed in at 3.20pm. The children will be ready for collection at 3.25pm.

Parents will be allowed onto the school site to collect their children from the yr 3/4 playground.

Parents will be allowed to walk through the playgrounds to collect children from other year groups once on site.

 

Staff and sign posts will be present to navigate you to the correct playgrounds.

 

See you in September!

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