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2018-19

A few examples of home learning. Gladiators, rich and poor, a menu for a feast, mosaics, Roman ships and unusual facts.

The beginnings of our mosaics.

Y4 Liturgy-Friends

Year 4 delivered a small liturgy on Friday afternoon to the class to round off their work about friends. It consisted of work covered about our family and God's family. Pupils gave information about Solomon, Ruth and told the story of Joseph and his coat. Pupils read out prayers and listened to the song of Abraham.  

Y4 Liturgy-Family

Basketball Competition

Having practiced skills and game play over the past 5 weeks we ended with an inter house competition. Throughout the event there was some excellent dribbling by William, fantastic shooting by Leo and Josh, brilliant catching by Zuzanna and good all round play by Elena and Nicoll. After winning all three of their games the yellow team, Kirkstall came out on top. Well done to you.

 

Diversity Week

As part of our diversity week Y4 experienced Chinese Calligraphy. After looking at the history, tools and techniques used in Chinese Calligraphy the pupils set about writing the numbers 1-10 and 2,345.

Museum visit to explore the Romans.

Y4 had a fantastic day at Doncaster Museum today and discovered lots of new things about history and the Romans. The morning was spent exploring archaeology and its importance in learning about the past. Pupils looked at artefacts and discussed what they were and what uses they might have had. The afternoon was spent looking at the Roman invasion of Britain and the settlement that the Romans built in Doncaster. Pupils dressed as different Roman people from soldiers to rich and poor people and children. There was even a male and female Celt costume to see.  Activities included designing a mosaic, identifying the uses of artefacts, planning for a meal and playing a Roman board game. I must say that the behaviour and participation by all pupils was excellent. Thank you

Identifying features of diaries, representing numbers in different ways and being scientists by making observations.

Year 4 Representatives.

School council: Evie and Ola

Sports Council: Nicoll and Josh

Chaplaincy team: William and Tristan

Librarians: Annabelle and Zuzanna

 

We have been working hard in RE tracing back our family to make a family tree. In Maths we have worked together to solve problems and in PE we have begun our Street Dance.

Welcome to Year 4

Out discover topic this term is 'What Makes a Good Story' with a focus on the Romans.

 

PE days are:

Tuesday indoor

Friday outdoor

 

Homework will be given as a menu and will focus around our topic.

 

Pupils will be given the Spellings expected for Year 4 and will be tested regularly throughout the year.

 

There will also be regular times tables tests on all times tables to 12x12.

 

It is expected that pupils will read a range of books at home, not just the ones provided by school. Reading books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays. 

Long Term Plan of Learning for this year.

Term

Guerilla Topic / Question

Literacy Text ideas (TBC)

Literacy Genre (TBC)

Maths Mastery (TBC)

Reading teaching (TBC)

Reading area

Science

RE

Autumn 1

 

What makes a Great Story?

 

Romans

 

Visit Museum

Roman Myths

Escape from Pompeii-Christina Bullit

The Roman Record-Paul Dowsell

Roman Diary-Richard Platt

To inform

 

Recount events in Pompeii as a diary

 

Newspaper report

 

 

 

Number-Place Value

 

Number-Addition and subtraction

 

Measurement-length and perimeter

 

How to train your dragon-Cressida Cowell

 

Krindlekrax-Philip Ridley

 

The Firework-maker’s daughter-Philip Pullman

 

Gangasta Granny-David Walliams

 

Reciprocal Reading skills.

Predicting, clarifying, inferring, retrieval and summarising activities.

 

There will also be reading out loud to an audience and modelling by teacher.

Roman temple

 

 

 

 

 

Rocks

 

 

Domestic Church-Family

 

Judaism

 

 

Autumn 2

 

A drop around the world-Barbara Shaw

 

To entertain

 

Description of mythical creatures and God’s

 

Narrative writing a myth

 

 

Number-Multiplication and division

 

States of matter.

Baptism/Confirmation-Belonging

 

Advent/ Christmas-Loving

Spring 1

 

How can small actions eventually change the world?

 

Rivers

 

Possible visit Potteric Carr

DMBC litter pick around Lakeside.

River story-Meredith Hooper

The River: An epic journey to the sea-Patricia Hegarty

 

To persuade

 

Advert

 

Letter

 

Poster

Number-Multiplication and division

 

Measurement-Area

 

 

Mountain and River

 

 

 

 

 

Animals including humans

Local Church-Community

 

Eucharist-Relating

 

Spring 2

River song with the banana slug string band-Steve Van Zanot

To entertain

 

Poem-journey of a water droplet

 

Narrative writing

 

Fractions

 

Decimals

Living things and their habitat

Lent/Easter-Giving

 

Summer 1

 

Is it better to stand out or fit in?

 

Costume

 

Visit Cast to look at costumes and theatre.

Shakespeare play- Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

To inform

Biography about Shakespeare

Decimals

 

Measurement-Money

 

Time

Shakespeare Theatre

 

 

 

Sound

Pentecost-Serving

 

Summer 2

Shakespeare play-

Romeo and Juliet

 

 

To entertain

Play script

Description

Statistics

 

Geometry-Properties of shape

 

Geometry-Position and direction

 

Reconciliation-Inter relating

 

2017/18

 

Just a few snap shots of work this year.

Costume Design. Is it better to stand out or fit in? You decide.

Kurling - What an interesting and different sport to try!

Zumba

Zumba and Netball

Zumba was an experience that I will not forget and neither will the pupils. It was fantastic to get Creative and Miss Shelley in to demonstrate and take use through the routines. The pupils handled them with expertise, the staff not as well. It was all good fun and it was pleasing to see that everyone got involved and got a sweat on. Well done to all.

 

Netball

What a close tournament we had on Tuesday afternoon. After a couple of tight opening fixtures the goals started raining down and individuals excelled in both defence and attack. The final table had Blues on top. Well done to all of you.

Y4 Sports week. Basketball Winners Yellow-Kirkstall

Visit to CAST - We explored how a theatre is set out and what designs are used to make sure actors and actresses stand out.

Shakespeare work

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Class 4 have been improving their written stories by preparing dialogue by writing conversations between characters and performing them on camera.

Y4 Cricket

Well done class 4 for showing your excellent cricketing skills this afternoon.  Having played a series of games there was a close finish to the scores.There was some outstanding batting shown by Milosz, Bilal and Natalie in particular who scored 37. Bowling was just as impressive with George, Bilal, Matthew, Gvidas, Natali and Kuba each getting two wickets each. Equally in the field, superb catches were taken by Freddie and Zach W and there was impressive fielding by Georgie and Alex H.

The winnng team consisted of Freddie, Bilal, Matthew, Henry, Gvidas, Emily and Amelia-Jayne

 

 

 

Summer Term

Our topic this term, Is it better to stand out or fit in?

We will be looking into how characters are depicted in the costumes that they wear. Can we tell if a character is a goodie or baddie by how they dress? Pupils will discover how personalities are shared to an audience and will develop and create a costume that shows their personalities.

 

We will be reading The Firework makers Daughter as part of our reciprocal reading as well as exploring texts by William Shakespeare in Literacy.

 

Maths will see us cover decimals, money, time, statistics and geometry.

 

PE will consist of Summer games such as cricket, athletics, rounders, tennis and orienteering.

 

 

 

22.3.18

TAG RUGBY COMPETITION

Following on from our tag rugby focus we played out a mini tournament in class made up from teams representing Wigan Warriors, Leeds Rhinos, Doncaster Dons and Bradford Bulls. In a close contest Wigan Warriors came out on top courtesy of 2 more tries than Bradford and Doncaster. Well done to Henry, Seth, Zach M, Zach W, Matthew, Alex F and Abbie who were in the winning team.

 

A BIG well done to all the Year 4 pupils for today's showcase. Having prepared over the last few weeks it was lovely to see how enthusiastic they were to share their work with parents. 

Doncaster Rovers Visit

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Home Learning from our Topic

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14.12.17 As part of our light work about translucent, transparent and opaque materials we have made our own Christmas stained glass windows.

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7.12.17 Having designed our Greek pots we have started making them.

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7.12.17 Having designed our Greek pots we have started making them. 14

30.11.17 Class Assembly

A big well done to all the pupils involved in our 'Called' assembly this morning. I was so proud of each and everyone of them, with the way in which they spoke clearly and acted out the stories. Thank you to all staff involved with the organisation and to family and friends that attended.

30.11.17 Working with the In Reality Team on Advent.

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29.11.17 Play script writing begins.

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28.11.17 Planning to write a play script.

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22.11.17

Measuring length. We went around  the play ground measuring the different distances between two points.

How long is the basket ball pitch?

How far around the play ground?

 

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10.11.17

What's in the sock?

Finding out why light is important so that we can identify objects.

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18.10.17 Visit to Doncaster Book Awards.

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Y4 and Y5 attended the Doncaster Books Awards Launch on Wednesday. Whilst there, they listened to poems performed by Paul Cookson and even joined in with some of them. In the afternoon, they watched as James Riddle annotated poems whilst they were being read by Paul. He also told us that he is to illustrate the new Harry Potter Book. It was a brilliant opportunity to see poets and illustrators working collectively, something that the pupils will look back on in the future

19.10.17 More home work tasks.

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28.9.17

As part of our PE sessions we have been developing a game called zone ball, a lead into netball. After practising our pivoting, and pass and move technique we competed in a mini competition. After each house team had competed against each other, Fountains (Blue) were crowned champions. Well done Abbie, Emily, Gvidas, Freddy, Zach M, Holly and Mariam

22.9.17 Some of our home learning about Ancient Greece. The Greek alphabet, mythical creatures, vases, menus and family life.

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Work from last week. 11.9.17

We worked collaboratively on finding the Roman Numerals for different numbers, looked where Greece was and the countries nearby as part of our Ancient Greece topic work and began writing our own version of Jack and the Beanstalk.

 

Welcome to Year 4!

Homework - given on Monday's and due in the following  Monday.

 

PE - Wednesday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor)

 

Our Topic this term is 'What makes a Great Story?' We will use the Ancient Greeks to develop our work which will include a shadow theatre and the writing of our own myths.

 

 

 

 

 

2016/17

 

Summer Term Topic: 'Is it better to stand out or to fit in?'

This term we have been looking at costume design that reflects our own personality. We have enjoyed a trip to the Crucible and Lyceum Theatres and we were able to explore the costume department and what goes on behind the scenes of various productions. We were also privileged to receive a workshop about costumes made for productions which we were able to try on. We looked through a variety of mood boards at the theatre containing puppets designs and costumes.

We have also designed and created mood boards on costumes that we perceive to reflect our personalities, both on-stage and off. We have used a selection of materials and colour palettes to show the quality of our designs.  

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Our Rainforest Topic

The topic Rainforests was introduced by a visitor from Zoolab who delivered a ‘hands – on’ interactive experience. This really engaged the pupils and encouraged them to ask a variety of questions which extended their thinking and learning. We approached the project with a focus on the different layers of a Rainforest tree and the unique habitat that each layer of the tree provided to the plants and living creatures of the Rainforest.

Many areas of the curriculum were covered and this is an overview of some of the content covered by the Rainforest project.

Geography

To locate the World’s Rainforests and know the climate zone in which they are to be found. To learn all about the threats affecting the Rainforest focusing on deforestation. Conservation issues were a large focus of our project.

PSHE

Pupils recognised that they can impact their environment and community and recognised their roles as Global Citizens showing empathy.

Science

Pupils researched and produced food chains and food webs using the Rainforest habitat.

We focused on the four layers of the Rainforest tree. The pupils learnt about how living things have adapted to their ever changing habitats, and how ‘man - made’ events have impacted on their adaptations.

Design Technology

In order to design our Treetop Conservation Centre, pupils learnt about pulley systems and they designed and created simple pulleys.

The pupils designed and made Rainforest board games using Conservation issues as positives or negatives to achieve the aims of their games.

Pupils designed and made Rainforest creature masks to use in our end of project showcase whereby the creatures spoke to us about their dreams, hopes and fears for the future of the Rainforest.

Literacy

We based our literacy on three Rainforest texts:

  • The Great Kapok Tree

  • The Shaman’s Apprentice

  • The Vanishing People

From these texts we focused on the lives of the Indigenous people of the Rainforest and the impact of deforestation on their lives. We wrote diaries from the viewpoint of these tribes people. Pupils wrote letters to Conservation groups and their local MP about their concerns and hopes for the Rainforest.

Pupils wrote poems about the Rainforest and the creatures found within this habitat. We also produced newspaper articles on Deforestation.

Art

Pupils sketched and printed Rainforest creatures.

Using the project books as well as the IT devices, research played a big part in all curriculum areas of our Rainforest project.

Zoo Lab

We were privileged to have Zoo Lab come into our class this term. Caz, the animal expert, showed us the various types of animals closely related to our Topic work on Rainforests. We really enjoyed seeing all of the animals but our class favourite was the Madagascan Hedgehog.

St. Peter's Church Visit

We visited St. Peter's Church where we were greeted by Father Darren who kindly provided us with information about funerals to help us with our R.E work. We found out what happens at Funerals, the Vestments worn and the different symbols used within the service.  

Seated Volleyball Tournament

Following the Seated Volleyball tournament last year at Rossington All Saints, this term we made it through to the South Yorkshire Seated Volleyball Tournament held at the Sheffield Institute of Sport. The atmosphere was incredible as we were greeted by an array of sporting professionals. We demonstrated some good tactics and collaborated as a team. We placed 3rd out of a possible 5 teams and had a fantastic day.

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