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Welcome to Hawthorn class!

Welcome back to Year 4. We are very excited to begin this new year with you. We have lots of fun learning in store for 2019 and are eager to get started!

Weekly Updates

W/C 7/1/19


This week we have had a big focus on Maths - solving a riddle set by Maths Man, enjoying a fun day of art, competing in a whole school Maths quiz and exploring maths in the real world.

More fun to come next week.  Make sure you have got your TT Rockstars costume in hand!




In English we have started to read 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpergo. An adventure story to get our imaginations soaring.

Here are some pictures of Mandalas we created during the Maths in Art day.

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W/C 3/12/18

This week in Maths, we have been looking at solving 1, 2 and 3 step word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We used many different written methods and mental methods where necessary. 


In English, we have started to write non-chronological reports on our Christmas Superhero. We did some drama based on our character and were interviewed in the hot seat. Keep your eye out for some of the final non-chronological reports next week.


In Science, we continue to investigate circuits and what changes are made when more than one electrical component is added, more than one battery is added, if the switch is placed somewhere else within a circuit and what happens if there is a break. 


In Reading, we have been reading lots of superhero texts to link with the writing we have been doing. We gathered as much information as we could and 'magpied' words and phrases to use within our writing. 

W/C 26/11/18

This week in Maths, we have been dividing 2 and 3 digit numbers, using the bus stop method. We progressed to using remainders. We also worked on our multiplication , addition and subtraction, answering word problems in context. 

In English, we wrote newspaper reports based on 'The Magic Finger'. We had to put a twist on the story before writing our reports in a newspaper format. We then went on to our own Christmas Superheroes so we can write about them next week. Please see some pictures below. 

In Science, we have looked at series circuits and how electricity travels. We learned all of the correct symbols for different electrical components before becoming electricians and investigating some true/ false statements.  

W/C 19/11/18

On Friday, the children of Barwick took over the school. They panned and prepared everything throughout the day and had to ensure that everything ran smoothly. The teachers started the day with a morning briefing held by the children. After that, pupils ran the Achievement Assembly and handed out the awards to those that had won. Year 4 pupils took the register and sorted out lunches before Bethany started the spelling quiz/ lesson. The children were thoroughly engaged and learnt about this week's new rule. Alex and Oscar then took a football quiz after teaching the children about Barcelona and Leeds United. Laila and Lyra spent time teaching children the features of a story before allowing them to spend time planning and writing their own. Samantha and Teagan ran a well prepared Spanish lesson before Mia and Thomas delivered an energetic PE lesson. The day finished off with Emily and Abigail recapping the rules of cursive handwriting. We celebrated the day for Amara and Laila's Birthdays! Please check out the photos below. 

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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