Welcome to Year 4 - Hawthorn
Our teacher is Mrs Akhtar and our teaching assistant is Mrs Zafar.
We are also supported by Miss Hill.
There are 29 children in our class, 16 girls and 13 boys.
- Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
- Respect everyone and everything.
- Be a good listener and try your best.
- Be proud to be in the Victoria team.
- Show good manners.
Homework is given every half term based around the topic we are learning about. The work may range from project work where the children will be required to create something 3D or carry out some research about certain aspects of the topic. It will be varied over the year so that they cover all the subjects.
All children in class are expected to read on a daily basis to further develop their reading skills such as comprehension and fluency of reading. Children are also given the opportunity once a week to use the reading corner to promote reading during their guided reading sessions.
Year 4 Writing and Reading targets
Knowledge organiser - electricity
Year 4 Behaviour Ambassador - Autumn 1
Our Behaviour Ambassador for Autumn 2 is Arfat who was selected because he always sets a fantastic example in all lessons.
Water bottle monitors - Irfan and Lola
Book monitors - Malaika and Amina
Reading book corners - Hajrah
Our 'Have a go Hippo' award was given to Reyhaan for his excellent effort in Maths with subtracting four digit numbers in the columnar method. Star of the week was awarded to Roshni for her fantastic attitude and effort in all lessons across the curriculum. Well done to both of them.
As part of our British values we have been discussing democracy and how we can influence decision making through the democratic process. The class took part in a mock election with a ballot paper of nominees to elect the Class representatives for School Council, Sports Council and Eco Warriors. The children were given opportunities to present a speech to their peers to persuade them to vote for them. We looked at how the democratic system works in Britain and the advantages and disadvantages of this.
We discussed that the rule of law protects everyone and how we need school and class codes to distinguish right from wrong and also how these may differ from some religious views and opinions.
Through our PSHE lessons, we have discussed and modelled freedom of speech via pupil participation in circle time and class discussions and debates. We respect and promote our cultural and religious differences by celebrating multicultural festivals.
Every time the children complete a book they add a leaf to our tree. By the summer we will have a very colourful tree full of leaves!
Our Author this half term has been E B White. We have been reading 'Charlotte's web as part of our reading for pleasure
Author for Autumn 2 - Anne Fine
Our Author for Autumn 2 is Anne Fine. We are reading 'Bill's new frock' as part of our reading for pleasure.
Our reading corner has been designed to entice children to read more with a variety of genres to choose from. Over the academic year, children will write the names of completed books on a leaf and stick this onto our reading tree. So by Summer we have a blooming tree of books read over the year. Children are encouraged to read at home at least four times a week.
On Friday 4th October, Year 4 visited Packington farm as part of our Creative Curriculum topic - field to farm. The children enjoyed the trip thoroughly and took part in a range of activities such as: giant nest building, pond dipping, walking around the farm and matching the grains and seeds to the foods
As part of our English work on play scripts based on 'The Twits', Year 4 took part in acting out their favourite scenes. The children enjoyed this thoroughly and were able to demonstrate a very good understanding of how plays are written.
As part of our work on 'Charlotte's web' Year 4 went on a spider hunt in the school woodlands. We found many spiders and webs along with many other insects and creatures. Our next task was to build a spider web using a wide range of materials from the woodlands.
Some of our year 4 children took part in a music concert at Abbot Beyne on Friday 15th November. Our children performed very well with other schools and made us very proud of them. We had a whole year 4 performance to the rest of the school on Tuesday 19th November.