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Year 4 - Hawthorn

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I feel very lucky to be teaching Year 4, especially after teaching the same class in Year 2. I look forward to all the amazing things we will be doing this year so please ensure you keep checking the class page for all the updates throughout the year!


Communication is extremely important, therefore if you feel the need to contact me, you can call in for a quick chat if I am available at the time. Alternatively, you can book an appointment with me if necessary or e-mail me on the e-mail address below.


Many thanks,

Mr Mennell

Weekly Updates

W/C 12/11/18

This week in Science, we have been looking at the genius that was Thomas Edison. We researched his inventions and wrote a biography about him. We also looked how technology/ electricity has changed over time and created Venn diagrams, Diaries and safety posters. 

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This week in Maths, we have started to look at dividing. We worked hard with Mr Mennell and Mrs Nicholson to ensure we could confidently divide by 6. 

This week in English, we have started reading 'Billionaire Boy' by David Williams. Based on the story, we have learnt about time conjunctions and fronted adverbials so we can include them in next week's newspaper reports. 

In Spanish, we learnt all the terminology we would need to know when visiting a zoo in Spain. We learnt how to ask for the entrance, tickets, different animals and the exit. 

W/C 5.11.18

This week in Maths, we have been looking at multiplication and division. We have been recording plenty of work in our books and creating different games/ activities. Take a look at some of the pictures below to show how we have been working together to develop our knowledge of the 6, 7 and 9 times tables. We also created our own Maths Museums to show what we have learnt so far in Year 4. We had to go around other museums and use our mathematical knowledge to understand what other groups had been trying to represent. 

This half term in P.E, we will be participating in Archery and Hockey. We have only had one archery lesson but we are already starting to follow the footsteps of Robin Hood. We were working on the correct technique and safety methods. 

In Science, we have been learning about Thomas Edison and his fabulous inventions. We have learnt all about his life and later on in the half term, we will be looking at how electricity is created and undertaking experiments of our own. Keep a look out for photos to follow!

W/C 12.10.18

This month, we have been celebrating Black History Month. As part of our topic, we had a specialist dance teacher who came in to teach us some African Style Dancing. We then worked in groups to make up our own routines and showed them to the class. Take a look at some of our pictures below. 

This week, we have been creating our own stories based on The Firework Maker's Daughter. We have been including lots of ambitious vocabulary and the objectives we have learnt so far. We have also been doing some drama based activities. 

Next Monday, we will be creating our own African Masks for Black History Month. We have started our initial designs in class. Take a look at a few of them in the pictures below. 

W/C 8.10.18

This week, we have been learning a lot around road safety. The Road Safety Team from Leeds came in to teach us everything we need to know when near a road. We learnt the Green Cross Code and now we always remember to THINK, STOP, LOOK and LISTEN!

In Spanish, we have been learning different body parts. We worked as part of a group in order to label and write different sentences about different body parts. We love Spanish and we're getting better by the week.   

In maths, we are continuing to learn about addition and subtraction using the column method. We are now working with 4 digit numbers, ensuring we know how to add and subtract by renaming. 

In English, we have been learning how to use a range of different conjunctions, such as 'therefore', 'however' and 'although'. We have also recapped on the importance of paragraphing so we are prepared to plan and write our own stories next week. 

W/C 1.10.18

In science, we have been doing lots of work around Space Week. We were able to study any aspect of space we wanted to and produce our own information texts. The space topics looked at astronauts, rockets, planets and the Space Race. We also used the Ipads to research some information. 

In RE, we have been learning the story of Adam and Eve. We worked in groups to look at different parts and predicted how the story would unfold. 

In maths, we have continued to round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We know what place value columns we need to look at in order to determine which number it should be rounded to. We are getting fantastic at it!

W/C 24.9.18

In maths, we have been learning to round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We know what place value columns we need to look at in order to determine which number it should be rounded to. We will continue to look over this in the coming weeks. Remember to complete the rounding activity on My Maths!

On Wednesday, we celebrated European Languages Day by looking at a variety of different languages with Miss Greaves. We learnt how to speak in some Spanish, German, French and Dutch. 

In P.E, we developed out coordination and accuracy skills with Mr Peate. We did many activities then had to build up different towers to protect or knock an object off. We did a variety of different throws. 

W/C 17.9.18

In maths, we have been learning to count on and back in 10's, 100's and 1000's. We have been identifying numbers and where they should be placed in a sequence. We had competitions against different partners when adding and remembering some out times tables. Have a look at some photos below.  


In ICT, we have been using our word processing skills to create a document based on a topic of our choice. We have been learning how to copy, paste, drag and resize images for our documents and change the size and font of our lettering. 
In P.E we have been performing many different activities, working on coordination, balance, speed and agility. Mr Peate and Mr Mennell have both taught us many new skills, which we obviously loved. Take a look at some photos below. 

W/C 10.9.18


This week in English, we have been writing about, and creating drama scenes on, some Roald Dahl stories. We have also been learning about the life of Dick Turpin in our 'Heroes and Villains' topic. We have written many facts we have found out including some year 4 objectives. Please see our pictures below. 

In maths, we have been focusing on place value of a 3 and 4 digit number. We have also been counting on in 25's, 50's, 100's and 1000's from any given number. We solved problems both individually and with a partner, wrote about the use of maths in every day life and created our own board games based on our learning. Please take a look at some of pictures below. 
In our Art lessons, we took to the beautiful grounds of our school to practice our scenery sketching techniques. We produced some lovely pictures and enjoyed our outdoor learning experience. 
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