Curriculum Map Y4 Aut 2020
World Book Day
What an amazing day of fun activities and fantastic costumes. We really appreciate all of the effort everone went to. The costumes were incredible.
Y4 had a wonderful time creating stories which they shared with Y1. They were fabulous role models and Y1 really enjoyed their alien adventures.
A visit by author Dan Worsley.
Dan came to work with Y4 to help inspire us to create marvellous stories about a strange alien creature. As always, Dan was amazing and Y4 loved working with him.
Our digestive systems.
We had fun recreating the digestive system to demonstrate what happens to our food once we swallow it.
Number day in Y4.
We loved problem solving and really enjoyed incorporating maths into our PE lesson. In the afternoon we practised saying and reading numbers in French by playing some really fun games. Best of all we managed to raise some money for the NSPCC through wearing our number themed outfits.
The Life Education Bus
We had an exciting visit to the life education tent today. It was really interesting to use the virtual reality t-shirt and learn about keeping our bodies healthy.
Gung Hay Fat Choy
Y4 and Reception loved working together to create chinese lanterns to celebrate the year of the rat. Y4 were delightful role models.
We have been experimenting with using organic mediums to create some beautiful creations for the Lytham Heritage competition. Y4 loved collecting natural materials to enhance their charcoal drawings.
Jujitsu taster session
The introduction to this fantastic sport proved to be a big hit with Y4. Our Y4 experts were extremely impressive too.
Year 3 and 4 had an absolutely magical party.
Y4 loved it when a team of fabulous Physios came to talk to us about keeping our bodies healthy.
Trip to Southport Eco-Centre
We had an AMAZING time on our school trip. We learnt so much more about the water cycle and looking after the environment. We came back to school feeling like well-equipped eco-warriors!!! Miss Booker was so proud of our behaviour, manners and how well we got involved with everything. The teacher at the eco-centre sent a lovely email to Mrs Willott about us and these are some of the words he said:
"What an amazing group of children you have! Their behaviour, manners and attitude towards learning throughout the whole day was impeccable, throwing themselves into all the activities and supportive of each other at all times."
Today, we presented our projects based on our current topic 'Water Water'. Miss Booker was SO proud of us!
Y4 Science Projects
Below are photos from our 'MAKE IT FLY' Science Mission that we embarked on as part of Science Week. We made paper helicopters, paper aeroplanes and tested them out whilst asking ourselves the following questions: Which design travels fastest and why? Why do these designs behave differently to a scrunched-up piece of paper? How do our paper planes compare with the shapes of real planes we've seen? Which way does the helicopter spin? Can we make it spin the other way? What do we notice if we make the front of the plane heavier?
Y4 Science Day
World Book Day Activities!
Well Book Day was very interesting in Year 4... The day started with Miss Booker passing around a mysterious 'object'. We had to use our imaginations to guess what it could be! We decided on a dragon egg and we thought to ourselves, "what if it hatches?" well... we'd have to train it! Luckily, Miss Booker had a very useful book to hand 'How to Train your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell. We read chapter 1 and after finding out more about dragons, we designed our own Top Trumps cards and used them to battle against each other :) SO MUCH FUN! We look forward to reading the rest of the book.
Y4 Book Day Activities 2019
World Book Day Costumes!
Miss Booker and Mrs Booth thought we all looked FANTASTIC!
Y4 Book Day 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit from Phil Walker. He read his book 'The Snots' to us and told us about everything that inspired him to write the story. It was fascinating and we look forward to him coming back again!
Y4 Phil Walker
Year 4's EXTRAORDINARY EGGS-PERIMENT!
As part of our topic on Teeth & Digestion, we have carried out an experiment into how different liquids can affect our teeth. To do this, we have used eggshells to represent teeth and a variety of liquids; coca cola, water, milk, lucozade to name a few. We will observe any changes over the next week. It's very EGG-CITING!
We left our eggshells in the different liquids for a week. Then, we discussed how we could record our observations and using magnifying glasses, we examined the effects the different liquids had on the eggshells. It was amazing! This experiment taught us that we need to be careful with the drinks we choose in order to look after our teeth!
Y4 Teeth Experiment
NSPCC Number Day
Using our multiplication skills to try and get four in a row! We worked SO well as a team :)
Y4 Number Day
We had so much fun!
Y4 Samba Workshop
Dan Worsley Workshop
WOW! What an amazing morning we have had designing our character 'Bazza' for our short story that we are writing with the help of amazing author and story-teller; Dan Worsley. We are so excited to write our stories and edit them!
Y4 Writing Workshop
We have been choosing some delightful books off our beautiful bookshelf! We only have it for 2 weeks as it is travelling around other schools in Lytham and St Annes but we have absolutely loved having it in our class.
Today, we started our new topic on Teeth & Digestion. We explored the 5 different types of teeth and their functions!
Clay Models: Plague Doctor Masks
Today, we have been designing and making clay models of Plague Doctor masks which we know all about! We will be painting them next topic lesson. Miss Booker thinks we did amazing.
Y4 Clay Models
Children in Need Fun!
After taking lots of care to design and paint our special pebbles, we took them to our beautiful school garden today where we respectfully placed them.
Today, we started our golf sessions with Chris. The session was fun and informative and Miss Booker thinks we will develop lots of skills over the next 5 weeks.
We've had a lovely time painting our poppies for the special Remembrance display!
Ordering 4-digit Numbers :)
Y4 Ordering Numbers
Our New Topic...
Today, we were given lots of different clues to help us guess what our new topic was. WE WERE RIGHT! The Great Plague...
Y4 Great Plague
We are so lucky to have had a drama workshop delivered by Mrs Cleasby today! The children were absolute superstars and all got fully involved.
Y4 Drama Workshop
Superhero's for a day!
Thank you Blue Moose Dance for coming in and helping us to unleash our inner superhero's through music and dance. We loved it!
A huge thank you to Fylde Flyers who came into school to deliver a session on Quidditch. We had lots of fun and had to use lots of skills in order to play the game accurately.
We have started running the daily mile and we are really enjoying it! We are setting our own personal goals and thoroughly enjoying the benefits of daily exercise.
Daily Mile Y4
Today, we have been learning all about the history of Roman Mosaics. We then designed and created our own!
What a GORGEOUS day we’ve had on our trip to Ribchester; learning even more about Romans, handling artefacts, dressing up as soldiers and a beautiful picnic by the river. The children were amazing; they listened so well, got involved with everything and made Miss Booker and all the staff feel extremely proud!!
Year 4 Ribchester Trip
Sports Day was SO much fun! We absolutely loved it :)
BRITISH WEEK = BEST WEEK!
What an absolutely amazing time we have had this week celebrating our British Values, learning all about the Royal Family and famous landmarks. We thoroughly enjoyed it... as you can see below!
Y4 British Week
Drama Workshop - Macbeth
What a fantastic morning we had exploring Macbeth through drama. Huge thank you to Mrs Cleasby for helping us deliver an outstanding performance at the end!
British Value Medals
As BRITISH WEEK continues, we have been designing, making and painting our very own British Value medals!
Y4 Salt Dough Medals
Assembly on RESILIENCE
Today, we taught Year 3 all about RESILIENCE and they taught us all about TOLERANCE.
Y3/4 British Week Assemblies
We have kicked off BRITISH WEEK by exploring and learning all about our British Values.
Y4 British Values
This morning, we were lucky enough to have some wonderful French visitors; Madame Salanson, Madame Hayes and Estelle. We asked questions in French and everything was then translated to help us. It was FASCINATING learning the differences between school life in France and school life in England! It was also a great opportunity to practice our French. We found out that at Estelle's school:
- children do not have a school uniform
- school is closed on Wednesday afternoons
- each class has a pet; Estelle's class have 2 turtles which different children get to take home every weekend
- the school has its own swimming pool
- everyone has hot dinners
Y4 French Visit
Year 4's First VIP's!
In Year 4, we now have weekly VIP's. It is VERY exciting! Well done to the first children to receive this fantastic title.
MARVELLOUS MONDAY MATHS!
Today, we worked in mixed groups to find the effect of multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100.
Y4 Place Value
We have started a new topic in Science where we are exploring different types of rocks. Our wonderful TA, Mrs Booth, created this fantastic, interactive display for us so we can show off our scientific knowledge!
We have put together some amazing stories that Miss Booker is VERY proud of! We have also had some time to type them up so that we can publish them in a class book.
As part of our current topic 'Plants' - we are using our knowledge of water transportation to investigate whether temperature affects how quickly water is transported up the stem. To do this, we have used daffodils and food colouring... We are excited to see the magic happen!
Y4 Daffodil Experiment
BRILLIANT BOOK DAY!
Well Book Day was very interesting in Year 4... The day started with Miss Booker discovering a mysterious egg outside our classroom!! We found out that it might be a dragon egg so we chose a book to help us prepare in case it hatches! After reading chapter 1 and finding out more about dragons, we designed our own Top Trumps cards and used them to battle against each other :)
Y4 Book Day Activities
WORLD BOOK DAY 2018!
We have had a fantastic day in Year 4 celebrating World Book Day! So many wonderful, creative outfits and some really exciting activities :)
Y4 BOOK DAY
We have been learning how to classify animals and worked really well in groups to produce these fantastic posters.
Y4 Classifying Animals
Quelle heure est-il?
As part of our French lessons, we have been learning how to say the time and how to ask for the time... dominoes style!
We have started learning about co-ordinates this week with a very exciting game of battleships!
A huge thanks to Jittabugs who taught us 4 different dances from 4 countries. It was so much fun and Miss Booker LOVED the Spice Girls dance! Even better, it was all to raise money for a wonderful cause.
Year 4 Danceathon
In ICT, we have been learning all about using PowerPoint; adding pictures, copying&pasting, inserting text boxes and adding transitions. The children presented their finished pieces of work beautifully and listened to each other so well.