Clapham Road,
Bedford.
MK41 7LG
Tel. 01234 352879

'Opportunity For All To Succeed'

 Welcome to Year 4

News update: the steel pan play day planned for 31st March has now been cancelled. 

Welcome to Owls Class in these difficult times please support your child at home, see below there is plenty to do.

Mrs Goodwin, Mrs Barker and Mrs McHugh wish you a warm welcome to Owls Class website.  Throughout this year, we will be updating this page with all the latest pictures and information.  We hope that you all enjoyed our Christmas production, Children of the World.  The children had a great time learning their lines and really enjoyed performing in front of an audience.  We are sure you were equally as proud of the children as we were.

White Rose, the maths curriculum we currently use in school, has created home-learning for most year groups. It will be updated regularly.It relies on worksheets but most of them do not need to be printed off, so children could work on paper.

Here is the link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

Children's author, Oliver Jeffers, is also reading his books live on instagram then putting them on his website daily. Go to https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books. His books are charming and beautifully illustrated too!

 

The following link: https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html… sends you to a fantastic resource of different levelled e-reading books. All for free!

Accessible homework for Year 4 for the next 2 weeks.  Please learn the following spellings ready for testing after Easter

Week 5 Spellings are: solve, solution, insoluble, dissolve, solvent, sign, signature, assign, design and signal.

Week 5 Spellings group B: seat, team, read, speak, tweak, repeat, mayhem, flair, could and would.

Week 6 Spellings are: length, strength, purpose, history, different, difficult, separate, suppose, therefore and knowledge.

Week 6 Spellings group B: toy, enjoy, loyal, decoy, oyster, soya, squeal, preach, don't and children.

In case of school closures in the forthcoming weeks we have prepared some work for the children to complete ...

Online Purple Mash https://www.purplemash.com/sch/livingstone

My Maths https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

TT Rocks https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

Further support for English, Maths and Science can be found on BBC Bitesize select the following

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

In Maths we are working on decimals, revision of fractions and practise of all 12 times tables.

In Literacy, please use the grammar games suitable for year 4.

In Science we are doing liquids, solids and gas.

In ICT we are writing for different audiences, appropriate work has been set in Purple Mash.

In Topic we are looking at Italy, why not have a go at producing a mini topic on Italy for example currency, volcanoes, main cities, places of interest, learn some Italian words, etc...

Spring 2

We are learning about Italy and the 20 Regions

We are looking at different towns and cities in Italy.  You can see the Collosseum in Rome, Capri habour along with a view looking down towards Capri Habour, Castle Nuovo in Naples, a street setting in Sorrento, a gondola in Venice and pool view in Sicily.

WorlBooDay

Owls celebrated World Book Day in their pyjamas with a good book!

Every Monday Owls visit the school library and choose a book of their choice....   

What's your favourite book?

Steel Pans

In our English lessons this half term we shall be reading The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo this will take us to the velds of Africa.

Our topic for this term is Volcanoes.

Part of our Volcano topic will be looking at tectonic plates and how volcanoes are formed.  We shall be attempting to make our own working models.

In year 4 we will be spending lots of time learning all our times table in preparation for the National test all our children will take in the summer.   TT Rocks is a great way to  challenge yourself and compete against each other.  Remember you can access this from home too!

  By the end of Year 4 we want everyone to be a times table expert.  Good Luck 

Cooking Club has been a great success...

Music on Wednesday

This week we are being creative.  The children were making their own tunes with the glokenspiels.

Year 4 visited Holdenby House on Tuesday 15th October 2019.  The children took their gas mask boxes and identity cards.  They were put into 3 groups and experienced a cooking session along with a practical session on repairing clothing,  they used scraps to make rugs and wool to make pom poms.  The major gave instructions and took us to and underground shelter, he explained how gas masks work for a baby and the children practised hiding under the table.

Black History Month

On Monday 14th October we had a local artist Anne-Marie visiting us to make African inspired coil pots.  The children had great fun building up the coils and designing their individual styled faces. Take a look at them working.

Hydro veg

We had a visit from Sue to help us set up our hydro veg.  Gardening club is already looking forward to the first crop.  Both KS1 & KS2 cooking clubs will be using these ingredients to source some of their recipes.

Click the download button to download the Year 4 overview for the year 2019-2020

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Our Autumn Topic was

World War II

 

Our Autumn topic was all about World War 11 we visited Holdenby House in Northamptonshire on Tuesday 15th October 2019.  The children had a great time as you can see by the photographs. 

Dates for your diary: Parents evening will now be administered via a telephone call rather than person to person.

Please be ready for your allotted time slot when either Mrs Goodwin or Mrs Barker will call.

Parents evening : Tuesday 17th March 2020

Parents evening : Wednesday 18th March 2020
 

This half term, Year 4 will learn about sound.  We will be going on a sound walk, looking at the ear and finding new ways to communicate.  During the 2nd half term we will be looking at states of matter.

 

In IT, the children will be using Excel to explore spreadsheets. 

Remember the children can log onto MyMaths, Purple Mash and TT Rocks at home.

This Year P.E.is on Wednesday's and Thursday's. Children in Owl class need to come to school dress in their P.E. kit on Thursday however on a Wednesday the children will get changed in school and go home in their PE kits.   You will need: blue t-shirt, black shorts and outside trainers. (A jumper and joggers if the weather is cold).