Year 4

 

2018-19

April 2019

Year 4 Visiting River Church

As part of our place of worship unit year 4 visited the River Church in Canning Town, where we took part in various Easter activities. 

February 2019

Times Tables Rock stars 60 Seconds Challenge 

 

As part of Math’s Week, some of our talented mathematicians in Key Stage 2 took part in the annual Times Tables competition. This year we did things differently; the children competed in year groups to complete 60 seconds times tables challenge on Times Tables Rock stars. During the competition, each child had 60 seconds to answer as many questions which tested their times tables multiplication and division facts.

 

Here are some pictures of the winners. Well done!

 

Year 4:

Zaira – 31 questions in 60 seconds

Ruwayda – 41questions in 60 seconds (Joint Winner)

Ibraheem – 41 questions in 60 seconds (Joint Winner)

January 2019

Citizenship Week 

The children enjoyed dressing up as the person they would like to be in the future. There was an assortment of careers we had children that wanted to be fireman, beauticians, fashion models, scientists, judges, lawyers and doctors.

Well done to the children for being so very ambitious and a huge thank you to the parents whose continued support helps our amazing school to thrive.

 

2018-19

October 2018

British Museum

Year 4 went on a educational trip to the British Museum in October for our Ancient Egyptians topic.  We saw many artifacts and learned about their beliefs and way of life.

 

2017-18

March 2018

Easter

Year 4 went to St Johns Church in Stratford to learn about Easter. They enjoyed different activities from painting stained glass windows to creating Easter Gardens as they learned about why Easter is celebrated.

Torches

In our science lessons, we have been looking at electrical circuits. We had the opportunity to investigate the different components that make up a simple circuit. We then looked at different types of switches and designed and made one of our own. In our DT lesson we designed and made our own torches which had to include a working circuit that had a bulb and a switch. We designed and made our own switches to add to our torches. We used all our learning from our science lessons to help us in our DT lessons.

February 2018

Maths Bee

Congratulations to our Maths Bee finalists. After beating stiff opposition in a times-tables challenge in class, the four finalists competed against each other in the final. All four displayed their excellent times tables knowledge. The final result was first place Lillian, second place Ayat and third place Yusuf and fourth place Fabian. Well done to all of you.

History off the Page – Anglo Saxons

Year 4 took part in a History off the Page day where they explored what it would be like to be living as an Anglo-Saxon. They took part in several workshops, such as name painting, candle and amulet making. They were also taking part in some role play where they fought in battle against the Vikings as spear-men and archers. The children also became mini archaeologists where they were given dig boxes and were asked to classify the artifacts that they found.

 

Action Aid Visit

In February Year 4 were learning all about a village in India called Chembakolli. We had a special visitor, who works for a charity called Action Aid.

The people that live in Chembakolli are called the Adivasi. We had so much fun learning about life in a village in India. 
Did you know that the Adivasi people have to walk for miles to collect and carry water, for washing and drinking, on their heads?  We even tried some Indian tea which is called ‘Chai’.

 

 

January 2018

In January Year 4 was learning about stop motion animation. They learned about storyboarding and planned their animations based on a journey tale. The children learned to use Stop Motion Animation on the iPads to take shots of small movements which when played together would make a short motion picture. The children used modelling clay to create characters and cardboard to paint settings in preparation for their stop motion recording.

   

December 2017

Creative Writing

Earlier in the Year, the Year 4’s had an amazing creative writing day, we read the book Journey by Aaron Becker. We drew pictures of characters and settings, explored vocabulary and dramatized ideas to create our own fantastic stories about a journey. We created a class writing book in our best presentation which we keep displayed in our book corner to share with any visitors.

October 2017

In Year 4 we have been learning about London landmarks in our literacy lessons and geography lessons. The children have made fantastic models, art and poetry of different London landmarks for their curiosity projects. The effort that the children, parents and carers have put into these projects is amazing and shows their love of learning.

Trip to Tower Bridge

As part of their London as a city unit, Year 4 visited Tower Bridge where they also sketched the landmark using different techniques to create different textures. Yr 4 also explored how the bridge functions and they discovered more about our city through the ages.

2016-17

July 2017

Science Week

During Science week, we had a visit from some very special friends from the farm. We had the opportunity to stroke the different animals. Our favourites were the three little new born piglets that shied away from us. During Science week we also took part in some interesting investigations, in Year 4 we made slime and spaghetti towers.

PE Week

Mr Roach organised for us to have an amazing PE week which included wheelchair basketball, boxercise and the KS2 sports day.

Natural History Museum

We visited the Natural History Museum to look at the collection of living things; we identified the different predators and preys to create food chains. We also visited their wildlife garden to identify the different habitats and organisms we could find. We took part in a workshop were we looked at teeth of different animals skulls and classified if they were a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore. We also had to guess their diets by looking at the type of teeth the animal had. Also, we were one of the first schools to view the new blue whale skeleton in the main gallery of the museum.

Culture Week

On Monday we had a very special tea party, everyone in the school enjoyed sandwiches, cakes and juice as celebrated the arrival of the royal family (year 5 children dressed up as the royal family). During Culture Week, our topic was the Caribbean Islands; we created powerpoint slides related to the different islands and took part in a Steel Pans workshop! We brought in food to share with everyone and dressed up in traditional clothing. Mr Jordan visited us and shared stories of growing up in in the Caribbean. 

June 2017

Iron Man Workshop

We had an Iron Man workshop in the KS2 hall, in our Literacy lesson we re-wrote the opening chapter of the Iron Man. We dramtised parts of the story in the workshop. As well as this, we made a class Iron Man, using just our bodies. Each group were responsible for a different part of the Iron Man. It was particularly fun for us to move together as a class, representing the Iron Man’s body.

 

RE Hindu Weddings

Ms England organised for a very special visitor in our RE lesson, she introduced us to a Hindu visitor, who told us the traditions of a Hindu wedding. We even got the chance to wear the outfits and take art in a wedding ceremony.

May 2017

Geffrye Museum Visit

For our Art Chairs topic we visited the Geffrye Museum, we had the opportunity to look at chairs throughout the times since the 16th Century and how they have changed. We also sat in the museum garden and used water colour paints to paint beautiful flowers.

An artist called Tim came into school to help us make willow chairs. We enjoyed working together as a team to construct our chairs. They are displayed in the KS2 corridor.

April 2017

History off the Page – Vikings

Year 4 took part in a History off the Page day where they explored what it would be like to be living as a Viking.

March 2017

Book Week

During book week we had a visit from a famous author – Ann Fine, she has written the book ‘The boy in a Girls Dress’, which we read in class as our love of reading book. Ann Fine has written many other books for children, she shared her experience of writing with us.
During book week we invited our parents to come into school and share our love of reading with us.

 

Torches

In our science lessons, we have been looking at electrical circuits. We had the opportunity to investigate the different components that make up a simple circuit. We then looked at different types of switches and designed and made one of our own. In our DT lesson we designed and made our own torches which had to include a working circuit that had a bulb and a switch. We designed and made our own switches to add to our torches. We used all our learning from our science lessons to help us in our DT lessons.

 

Science Museum

We visited the Science Museum to take part in their EduLab, this is where they set up many different scientific investigations that we had a chance to take part in. Our topic in school is Electricity, we had the opportunity to test out different electrical circuits as well as completing other scientific investigations.

February 2017

Action Aid Visit

Year 4 have been learning all about a village in India called Chembakolli. We had a special visitor, who works for a charity called Action Aid.

The people that live in Chembakolli are called the Adivasi. We had so much fun learning about life in a village in India. Did you know that the children in Chembakolli earn money in school by sewing?
Did you know that the Adivasi people have to walk for miles to collect and carry water, for washing and drinking, on their heads?  We even tried some Indian tea which is called ‘Chai’.

Maths Week

During maths week, our parents were invited into our classrooms to take part in out Maths No Problem lesson. We had such a great turn out of parents in year 4. They helped us with finding equivalent fractions in class.

The Problem Solving Company worked with children in Year 4 .

We had the opportunity to work in  teams to solve maths problems in the KS2 hall. We had to lego building structures using our memories.