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'Learning to change the World' 'Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God' - Micah 6:8
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4SF

Welcome to our class web page where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find

information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit often to see our learning journey develop.

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Key Information

4SF have indoor P.E. on a Monday and outdoor P.E. on a Wednesday.

4SF's entrance point is through the classroom door leading onto the playground. At the end of the day, children will be released from the coloured spots on the upper part of the playground.

 

Times Table of the Week: 8

4SF's Rights Respecting Class Charter

Year 4 Overview 2021-22

Term 3 

 

 

Over the course of this term, Year 4 will be looking at protest. What does this mean? Why do people protest? What do they protest about and why is it such an important right.

There have many high profile protests in Bristol including important historical ones such as the Bristol Bus Boycott in the 1960's. This lead to national change and we want to take inspiration from this knowing that each and every one of us is able to make a difference by campaigning for change and being change makers.

Being athletes -Article 28 Access to education.

 

During our lesson, we learnt how to use our coordination skills to use opposite hands to opposite feet. Then it was made even trickier by trying to reach behind as well as in front. The last thing was to reach under twice. This was just the warm up!

On the balance beams we learnt that if 'we look where we want to go', use good posture and straight feet then we will be able to balance properly using great coordination.

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Balancing on the beam

No Pens Day!

 

Today was no pens day. We started the day by recapping the four strands of Oracy so that we could use them in every lesson. When we were writers we learned what formal language is and why it might be used. and had a go at speaking with our 'formal hats' on for different situations. Being mathemeticians we learned how to divide by 10 and 100 using counters and place value headings. Then, we learned all about Banksy by using our oracy skills to pick apart the text and summarising the information without stopping for one minute. We have really enjoyed using all of our oracy skills today!

Being a Historian

 

As part of our ‘engage’ for our new Enquiry ‘How can one person make a difference?’ 

We have been learning about Martin Luther King and his famous speech  ‘I have a dream’. This week, we watched a lot of videos about peaceful protests and the effects these had on our world. We were inspired by Greta Thunberg and Martin Luther King to learn and perform this iconic speech.

Term 2

This term, Year 4 will be continuing our enquiry "How can we change farming so there is enough food for everyone?"  We will be historians and geographers as well as scientists in order to conclude our enquiry.  We are going  to be delving deep into the world of the Anglo-Saxons and why farming was such an important aspect of their everyday lives and how it has impacted on our lives today. To finish our enquiry, we will be creating window boxes to help those who don't have gardens but will still be able to grow their own fruit and vegetables to use in their home recipes.

Term 2 Shining Star!

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Maths day!

Article 28 You have the right to education.

We started off our space themed maths day by realising that we had already experienced and used maths in many different ways- it was only just past 9am! Following on from that, we then had an amazing workshop lead by Lilly who shared with us The Golden thread in maths and how maths is integral in many, many different jobs.

In reading, we learnt about the space race and the first moon landings. All the answers to the comprehension questions involved maths. The main part of our day was taken up with looking at nets and then designed and built rockets. Once they had been completed, we then tested which rocket travelled the furthest by measuring the distance they travelled- maths again.

Term 1

This term, we are going focus on the Sustainable Development Goal - Zero Hunger. As a planet, it is our aim to achieve zero hunger by 2030. We are going to become scientists and understand how our digestive system works, how our teeth help us to chew, grind and tear our food ready for digestion and look at different food chains within the animal kingdom. We are also going to become historians, delving deep into the world of the Anglo-Saxons and why farming was such an important aspect of their everyday lives and how it has impacted on our lives today. To finish our enquiry, we will be creating window boxes to help those who don't have gardens but will still be able to grow their own fruit and vegetables to use in their home recipes. 

Farmer's Week: Article 27: The right to nutritious food

In week 6, we took part in Farmer's Week. We started by exploring what was meant by 'Farmer's market' and the term, 'Field to Fork'. We used this to help us order the stages of food production - from cow to yogurt; sow to sausage and bee to honey.

 

Next, we split into groups. One group was led by our resident gardener - Mr Evans in the allotment distributing and raking compost and planting seeds. In the other session, we were joined by visitors from The Travelling Kitchen who taught us how to make cous cous salad and feta fritters.

 

At the end of the day we got to taste the things Year 4 had made and share them with our parents and carers. We've had a great week being farmers and look forward to tasting more of our school-grown produce!

National Poetry Day

Article 31 - Rest, play, culture, arts.

What a fantastic day we have had! It started by a visiting poet coming in and amazing us with his poetry. He taught us about poetry which was great fun. We spent the day learning a poem off by heart to perform later in the day. We used actions to help us and thought carefully about how to use our oracy skills to help with the performance. 

Engage Day!

Article 6: Life, survival and development

Today we had so much fun spending some time in the allotment. Mr Evans taught us what an allotment is, what it is used for and the history of allotments. We were able to try some herbs such as rosemary and mint as well as picking and eating fresh strawberries. We also dug up some potatoes, spring onions and picked some sweetcorn and rhubarb. 

Library time!

Article 17: Acess to information

Today we spent some time in the afternoon going to the library to enjoy and share some of the new books. We loved sharing some of the stories with each other and relaxing in this space. 

Playpod Fun! -

Article 31: Rest, Play, Culture and Arts

In Week 3, we were finally allowed to play with our wonderful playpod equipment! We were able to experiment and have fun with a wide range of new and exciting junk that the PTA kindly sorted out for us.

Being Athletes - Article 31 the right to play and relax

Today we had a great first day with Sporting Chance! We learnt how to dribble and control a football and we can't wait to continue working on our techniques. 

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