Year 4 - Miss Corcoran and Mrs Pollard

The Water Cycle and Rivers

 

This half term we will be learning all about the Water Cycle and rivers.

 

 

 

This half term will be very busy with lots of exciting things going on:

Tuesday 10th September: Photographer

Wednesday 11th September: Roald Dahl theatre group performance.

Friday 13th September: Roald Dahl dress up day.

Wednesday 25th September: Macmillan coffee morning 

Tuesday 1st October: Harvest assembly

Wednesday 2nd October: National no pens day

Wednesday 9th October: Y4 Class assembly

Thursday 10th October: Parents' evening

Wednesday 23rd October: PRIDE awards assembly

 

 Useful Websites

Times Table Rockstars

Who will be our Rock Hero? Your child has been given a login to improve their score at home. Click on the link above to start playing!

 

A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along: https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/

 

A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and grammar:

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits/index.shtml

https://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm?wordlist=2255

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science Experts!

We have been discussing and exploring the properties that make a material a liquid or a solid.

 

Solid and liquid particles...

It's a bit gassy!

With a magnifying glass in hand, we investigated what happens as we slowly pour water over solids.

We sprayed tissue paper with an oil scent and used our senses to find it in the classroom. The children were very successful with this and found them every time! We discussed how smell travels. 

Finally, we used 2 EMPTY plastic bottles. One with a lid tightly fastened and one with no lid. The children had to squash both bottles but soon realised the fastened bottle wasn't empty and it was filled with lots of air!

 

Homework

Our homework is set weekly on Thursday. There will be three pieces per week (Spellings, Maths and English or Topic) Homework is to be returned to school on the following Wednesday.

A homework club will run on Thursday for children who have not completed their homework, or those who need a little help.

Aside from this, we are encouraging the children to read at least four times a week, even if just for 5/10 minutes as it can really help children progress in their reading.