Year 4 Class News

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Science: magnets and magnetism

Posted on Sunday 09 May 2021 by Mr Wilks

In our science learning this week, we have been learning all about magnets and magnetism. We’ve been able to group materials based on whether they are magnetic or not.

We learnt that iron is the main magnetic metal so metal objects which contain iron will be magnetic.

We have also learnt that magnetism is a non-contact force. Ask your child to see if they can remember some of our recent learning:

What is a contact force?

What is a non-contact force?

What are the forces have we learnt about so far?

Here are some pictures of us during our science learning today. Ask your child to see if they can explain what is happening in the photos!

Great learning Y4!

Answers to the questions are below!

What is a contact force?

  • a force that requires contact for it to work

What is a non-contact force?

  • a force that doesn’t require any contact for it to work

What are the forces have we learnt about so far?

  • push, pull, twist and friction

Living and Learning: oral hygiene

Posted on Friday 07 May 2021 by Mr Wilks

In this week’s Living and Learning lesson, we’ve been learning about the importance of oral hygiene.

We talked about dos and don’ts when it comes to oral hygiene. Here are some of the dos:

  • brush teeth twice a day for two minutes
  • visit a dentist regularly
  • drink water
  • eat foods low in sugar
  • floss

Here are some of the don’ts:

  • forget to brush your teeth
  • drink a lot of fizzy drinks
  • eat foods high in sugar
  • spit out toothpaste straight away
  • rinse your mouth with water after brushing your teeth as it washes away the fluoride (which helps prevent plaque

I was really impressed with how much the children knew and got some good tips!

TTRS tournament winners (wb 03 May)

Posted on Friday 07 May 2021 by Mr Wain

Hello again to all of the Times Tables Rock Stars out there,

Well done for all the engagement with TTRS you’re doing so far – keep it up!

BREAKING NEWS:

The results are in. We have our ROCK STARS OF THE WEEK.

With an outstanding 1920 points, this week’s winners are Y6!

Well, well, well… Y6 are on a streak now! Well done to Y6 – a thoroughly deserved victory.

Y3, 4 and 5 need to keep up that engagement with TTRS to reclaim the coveted guitar!

Remember to give your teacher a nudge as the week goes on if you’ve not yet had a chance to play on TTRS. If you’d like to play at home and would like a reminder of your login details, let your teacher know.

All the best TTRS!

TTRS tournament winners (wb 26 April)

Posted on Tuesday 04 May 2021 by Mr Wain

Hello again to all of the Times Tables Rock Stars out there,

It’s been great having you all back in class and seeing how much you are all improving with your times tables!

BREAKING NEWS:

The results are in. We have our ROCK STARS OF THE WEEK.

With an outstanding 2006 points, this week’s winners are Y6!

A massive well done to Y6 for finally beating Y3! Great effort.

Y3, 4 and 5 need to get their hands on the coveted guitar. Will next week be their week?

Remember to give your teacher a nudge as the week goes on if you’ve not yet had a chance to play on TTRS. If you’d like to play at home and would like a reminder of your login details, let your teacher know.

All the best TTRS!

Cricket opportunities

Posted on Thursday 29 April 2021 by Mrs Taylor

Here’s some information about Dynamos cricket that has started at local cricket clubs.

Dynamos for KS2

What is it all about? Click the link for a short video:  https://www.ecb.co.uk/video/1627073/introducing-dynamos-cricket-this-is-our-game-

Find your local centre and book here:  https://ecb.clubspark.uk/Dynamos/SearchResults?&gclid=Cj0KCQjw38-DBhDpARIsADJ3kjm2dd01lHGEYp5ZR7QdfKTCG1qQiyMOUJOY6v8B1eK8tkaUi-hOMQgaArIKEALw_wcB

Computing: sequence in algorithms using Scratch Jr

Posted on Thursday 29 April 2021 by Mr Wilks

In our computing lesson today, we’ve been learning about how important sequence is when creating algorithms.

The children have been creating an animation of a conversation between two or more characters. They had to sequence the conversation really carefully so that the it happens in the correct order. To get this right, children had to tweak and debug their algorithms.

TTRS tournament winners (wb 19 April)

Posted on Wednesday 28 April 2021 by Mr Wain

Hello again to all of the Times Tables Rock Stars out there,

It’s been great having you all back in class and seeing how much you are all improving with your times tables!

BREAKING NEWS:

The results are in. We have our ROCK STARS OF THE WEEK.

With 384 points, this week’s winners are Y3!

That’s now seven times in a row (yes, seven!) AMAZING!

Y4, 5 and 6 need to get their hands on the coveted guitar. Will next week be their week?

Remember to give your teacher a nudge as the week goes on if you’ve not yet had a chance to play on TTRS. If you’d like to play at home and would like a reminder of your login details, let your teacher know.

All the best TTRS!

Skip into summer

Posted on Wednesday 28 April 2021 by Mrs Taylor

This term, all classes will be taking part in the West Yorkshire Skip into Summer project with Skipping School. We are excited to be part of the 136 schools and almost 33,000 children taking part!

As part of this project, we have skipping ropes available to buy at a subsidised price of £3.

If your child would like to buy a rope, to keep learning their new skills at home, they will be on sale, outside the Year 1 classroom in the middle playground, 3:10-3:30pm on Thursdays and Fridays. Exact change would be helpful.

The Captain Tom 100 Challenge

Posted on Tuesday 27 April 2021 by Mrs Weekes

On Friday, we will be deciding which charity we’ll be supporting this year. As our first fundraising event, we’ll be taking part in the ‘Captain Tom 100 Challenge’. Each class will be doing something 100 times on Tuesday 04 May. All we ask is that each child brings in 100 pence (it doesn’t have to be 100 pennies, it can be a £1 coin!) and all money raised will be donated to the charity we have chosen. There will be a bucket at the gate for you to leave your donation.
Here are the details of what each class is doing:
Reception – creating 100 handprints
Year 1 – running 100 laps of the new playground (100 in total so an average of 3 each)
Year 2 – 100 skips
Year 3 – 100 bounces of a basketball
Year 4 – 100 skips
Year 5 – running 100 laps of the new and old playground (100 in total so an average of 3 each)
Year 6 – 100 goals scored as quickly as possible
Thank you for your support – we will let you know how much money we raise!

Tennis opportunities

Posted on Saturday 03 April 2021 by Mrs Taylor

As tennis restarts, here are details of some local clubs offering camps and lessons.
Alwoodley Tennis Club are hosting tennis camps for both weeks of Easter.
Roundhay Tennis Club have spaces on the 12th, 13th, and 16th April 9am-12pm for ages 3-10. Click here to book.
Adel Tennis Academy have a number of activities taking place including Easter Tennis Camps , in the week commencing 12th April, and junior tennis classes, that children are welcome to join.