Welcome to Year 4!
It's so lovely to have you all back in school and ready to learn again!
The Year 4 team
Miss Bevan - Class teacher 4B (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Miss Clark - Class teacher 4C (email: email@example.com)
Mrs Treharne - Year 4 Learning Support Assistant
During the current COVID19 situation, please use school emails to contact us about any non-urgent issues.
Anything more urgent can be passed to us via the main school office.
Friday is PE day and children should have a change of footwear, under present COVID conditions, children will not be getting changed into a full PE kit, but they must have trainers or pumps to change into. They will be learning sports that require no contact such as dance and fitness while restrictions remain in place. Due to current restrictions, swimming will not take place until at least after half term.
This half term, using Augustus and his Smile as a stimulus, we will be developing our English skills by writing about Augustus' journey to find his smile. In Geography, we will learn more about the location of tigers around the world and using clues from the text explore his journey around the world. In Art, we will be using print to replicate illustrations and Henri Rousseau’s work, in particular "Surprised! Tiger in a Tropical Storm."
Mrs Collinson wants to improve the Quad and pond in KS2. We will be carrying out a simple scientific experiment looking at the types of creatures that can be found in and around our school grounds and classify accordingly. We will also write a non-chronological report about pondlife (including fauna and flora) to help Mrs Collinson decide how to improve the quad to support Science at Racemeadow.
Who Eats What?
As part of our new mini-mission ‘Who Eats What”, year 4 recreated the organs of the digestive system using some everyday items; a plastic bag to represent the stomach and a pair of tights to represent the intestines. Using orange juice as stomach acid, we digested biscuits, bananas and crackers. Once we had squeezed all of the possible nutrients out, what was left was excreted!