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Sharp Lane Primary School

Aspiration, Belief, Commitment & Discovery

Year 4

Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

We had lots of fun celebrating the Queen's jubilee. We started the day by discussing who the Queen is, her importance in the UK / other Commonwealth countries and looked at her duties. 
We then looked at her family tree and a timeline of her life. We created lots of different crafts and finished off the day with a phase bingo session. We all had lots and lots of fun!

​​​​​Art

We have been experimenting with water colours before we create our final art piece later in the term. Today, we have been looking at creating different techniques.

We will be taking inspiration from Monet to create our final Egyptian piece!

 

Music- We had lots of fun learning to play the Ukulele.

River Nile NCR

We found out lots of information about the River Nile and made some NCR. Have a look at our fantastic reports.....

We had lots of fun in our outdoor practical Maths session today. We compared decimals using different measurements.

Science

We had lots of fun identifying the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions. We explored eating different food to discover the role of incisors, canines and molars. 

Egptian Workshop Trip - Pullman

We had a fantastic time at the Leeds Museum. We looked at Egyptian life and we explored some artefacts from this significant period of time. We really enjoyed mummifying a body and visiting a real Egyptian mummy that is 3,000 years old!

Easter Homework

Bucket List Activity Completed

Egg Day

Year 4 had lots of fun decorating eggs for the easter egg competition. 

 

Take a look at the eggcellent designs above...

 

Year 4 production 

 

Thank you all so much for coming to watch the performance. It was amazing and the children were fantastic! It is certain that we will all learn a few things we can do to protect our beautiful planet from the children. 

 

Fantastic performance- well done Year 4!

 

 

Coming to Sharp Lane Theatre.....

Science week! Exploring oolbleck and Issac Newton!

This week we have been super scientists!We investigated different melting points.

We have been inventors in Year 4 this week. We were tasked to create an invention that will protect our planet! Next week, we will create adverts for our products and will pitch them in front of Dragons in the Den!

World Book Day

Residential

On the 10th and 11th February, Year 4 embarked on a fantastic residential trip to Whitby! We started our adventure at Dalby Forest where we took part in GoApe, a 3K walk and played on the adventure playground. We had lots of fun listening to different animals surrounding us and playing hide and seek and predator in the picturesque forest! After Dalby forest, we headed into Whitby where we completed the 199 steps!

On Friday, we headed to the Danby Forest, Yorkshire moor centre where we took part in a river study and a compass workshop! Luckily, we didn't get too wet! Unfortunately, because we had so much fun at the Danby forest, we didn't have time to go to Ripon Cathedral. As we had such a fantastic and busy time, most of us fell asleep on the way home!

If I were in charge of our world…

Reading Challenge

 

We have set the children a challenge to take a photo of themselves reading at home. This can be reading to a pet or family member, in front of the Christmas tree or in the strangest place/pose possible! Once you have taken the photo, please email it to the school email with their teacher's name and class as the subject.

 

Email address: contact@sharplane.co.uk 

 

We look forward to seeing your excellent ideas!

Over the Christmas Period

As we approach the Christmas break, we wanted to begin by wishing you a very merry Christmas. We have been asked by several parents about what you can do with your child to support them with their learning. With this in mind; below is some different activity ideas and useful links that you can access over the Christmas period. 

 

Maths

Column addition and subtraction (4 digit numbers)- This can be done by creating numbers for your child for them to solve.

Times tables - https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

Hit the button - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

English

Story Writing - This can be done about a Christmas elf or any other creative idea you have. 

Diary Writing - Keep a diary over the Christmas period of all the wonderful things you do. 

Phonics

Phonics Play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Reading

Daily Reading - Please continue to record this in your reading record.

Epic Reading - https://www.getepic.com/ (Please sign up - This is free).

PE

Please Youtube 'Go Noodle' and 'Just Dance'. These will be easy to follow along.

 

Thanks, 

Year 4 Team

This half term (Autumn 2), we are continuing on our Journey to the centre of the Earth with a focus on Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We will be linking many areas of the curriculum to this topic. Here are some of the exciting things that we will be learning about:

  • History: Journey to Stone Age to Iron Age
  • Science: living things and their habitats
  • Art: Cave paintings 
  • Reading: Stig of the Dump 
  • Writing: Newspaper Reports, Stories and Poems
  • Maths: Place Value 
  • PE: Netball and Gymnastics 
  • Computing: Expresso Coding
  • PSHE: Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing - Growth Mindset
  • RE: How are important events remembered?
  • Spanish
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PE will take place every Tuesday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor) for all Year 4 classes. Children should come to school wearing their uniform and will then get changed into their PE kit on these days. 

 

BREAK IN!

There has been suspicious activity at Sharp Lane Primary. After the school disco, someone/ something had broken in. Year 4 children have been detectives and have identified the woolly culprit! 

Read the Sharp Lane Times to find out more information. 

Our WOW day! We explored the diet of Stone Age people by dissecting Stone Age poo!

Frosty the Snowman (with lyrics)

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (with Lyrics)

Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree (Official Lyric Video)

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Feliz Navidad- Jose Feliciano lyrics [HQ]

Twelve Days of Christmas with Lyrics Christmas Carol & Song

Merry Christmas Everyone - Lyrics

We Wish You a Merry Christmas with Lyrics | Christmas Carol & Song

This half term (Autumn 1), we are going on a Journey to the centre of the Earth. We will be linking many areas of the curriculum to this topic. Here are some of the exciting things that we will be learning about:

  • Geography: Tectonic plates, Volcanoes, Physical Geography.
  • Science: Investigating sound 
  • Art: Drawing using a range of techniques 
  • Reading: The Firework Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman
  • Writing: Character description, setting descriptions and adventure stories 
  • Maths: Shape, Angles, Time and Fractions
  • PE: Dance and Rugby 
  • Computing: HTML coding.
  • PSHE: Democracy
  • RE: What faiths are shared in our country?
  • Spanish: Greetings & Numbers.

PE will take place every Tuesday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor) for all Year 4 classes. Children should come to school wearing their uniform and will then get changed into their PE kit on these days. 

 

Reading 

It is an expectation in Year 4 that your child will read three times per week at home. This forms part of their homework. Please ensure that a comment is made and the reading log is signed by an adult. If your child is reading an additional book of their own from home, this can also be added to the reading log and will count towards their reading for the week.

 

Times Tables

By the end of year 4, children should know all of their multiplication and related division facts up to 12 x 12. In June, there will be a multiplication check so we will be practising frequently at school. Children have a log in for TTRockstars that can be used to practise at home.

New Sharp Lane Journey.mp4

Still image for this video

Groovy Guitars 

In DT, Year 4 have been making guitars. We designed, created and evaluated our guitars. 
 Take a look at our fantastic instruments….. future guitar players in the making!

Erupting volcanoes experiment !

This week in Year 4 has  been very busy!

 

We went on a sound walk around school and talked about the quietest and nosiest places and how they would change throughout the day.  We are also in the process of creating some wonderful artwork based on volcanic eruptions. We also used the VR headsets to explore Mount Vesuvius and we even managed to find Mount Merapi from our guided reading book!

 

In English, we have started to write some fantastic stories and we have worked really hard to choose excellent language to excite our reader. 

 

In PSHE, we have been learning about democracy and how our country is run. We went on a virtual tour around the Houses of Parliament and discussed matters around public spending.

 

In Maths, we have been working hard to learn to tell the time in 12 hour, 24 hour and digital formats.

 

All three classes have worked extremely hard so far this half-term and we have loved being on this journey with you all!

 

Miss Graham, Miss Jones and Mr Oakley

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