Welcome to Year 4 2016-17!
Our Teachers are
Mrs Williamson, Miss Kellyman, Mrs Garton, Mrs Wilmore and Mrs Taylor
If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to come and see one of us!
P.E takes place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Pleas ensure children have their kits in school on these days and all jewellery is removed. P.E is starting to take place outside, so please make sure you provide your child with appropriate clothing.
Home Learning projects are now given out at the start of each half term and due in near the end.
In addition, please help your child to practise their basic skills – Reading, Spelling and Number Club - every week. They will be rewarded for the effort they put into improving these skills.
Reading Diaries and Spelling books are checked throughout the week so please ensure your child brings their book to school every day.
We hope you had a relaxing and fun filled summer holiday and are now ready to start the new year with your brains switched on, buzzing with energy, to absorb your next topic.
Splish, Splash, Splosh is the title - what does that make you think of?
What do you know? What do you think you know? What would you like to know?
Here are some clues...
On Tuesday 13th October we visited Carsington Water to learn about water re-cycling, how reservoirs are built, and to help us develop pictures in our head when writing our Mystery story.
The weather was kind to us, even though it was cold, the sun shone all day. Here are just a few photos of the day.
In Autumn 2 our topic was Tomb Raiders.
We studied the Ancient Egyptians and learned about the amazing technology they developed over 3000 years ago.
Our writing developed through narrative texts based in Ancient Egyptian times, writing a mystery with an Egyptian merchant as our central character.
Spring 1 2016
January sees the start of a new year and a new topic - Whose Hoard?
Here in Tamworth we live close to the site where the amazing Staffordshire Hoard was discovered. Tamworth was the capital of Mercia and many Saxon Kings, Queens and merchants would have lived in , stayed at or passed through the vibrant market town. Who did that hoard belong to?
In this half term we learn about the Saxons through studying their most famous story - Beowulf. This story has passed the test the time and has been made into a Hollywood blockbuster and more recently a TV series. Saxons recognised Britain as a land that would offer them good farming, good weather (compared to the colder climate they came from) and good roads (left over from the Romans).
What evidence of its Saxon history can you find out about in Tamworth?
Into Spring 2 we go...
Our Topic is Wonderful Wilnecote. We learn about our local area and its surrounding cities, towns and villages. We have an opportunity to visit Birmingham Museum where we will catch up on our previous topics whilst developing a knowledge of our local area through artefacts and displays.
Do you have any interesting local history to share? Maybe one of your ancestors was famous in the area? Please let us know and we can all learn from you.
This term our Topic is called Power it Up. It is a science based topic all about electricity. We have two English topics linking to this; Explanations, where we will be designing our own invention and explaining how it works and Play scripts, which we will be basing on the electric Frankenstein!
It’s been a very busy term. We visited the Birmingham Museum to learn more about the Staffordshire Hoard. Later in the term we had a very special visitor- a Viking! Can you see his picture below? We spent an afternoon with him learning what it was like to live and work during this time in history. With sports day, the Summer Fair and days full of fun learning, we have had an amazing Summer Term in year 4.