WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL YEAR 4! 

This term’s Learning Journey is…

Autumn 2 – States of Matter

 

Autumn 1 – The Iron Man

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LEGOLAND and Synagogue trips!! 
Check out our photos below…

Week 2 – Photos – Google Drive

National Poetry Day Competition!
There were so many fabulous entries for our National Poetry Day competition! You can find an online gallery of all the shortlisted entries here…

Shortlisted entries 

The overall winners in each category were:

Year 1 & 2: Jago Buckley (2R)
Year 3 & 4: Eliza Forbes (3O)
Year 5 & 6: Sasha Barrett (5R)

In RE lessons, year 4 have been learning about the Jewish festival of Sukkot in which Jews remember the protection and love that God gave to the Israelites during their time spent in the wilderness after the exodus. Children had a go at building their own sukkah, which is a temporary shelter that has a roof made of plants and leaves and is decorated with harvest fruits and vegetables. The stars and rain that can be seen or felt through the foliage of the sukkah remind Jews of God who is always there, always sees them and always cares. Mr Mitchell demonstrated how Jews wave a Lulav (made of myrtle, willow and palm) and Etrog together in all directions to give thanks to God. It was excellent to see children working together to build their sukkah, asking questions to develop their understanding and demonstrating tolerance and understanding.

RE: Sukkot

In Science lessons, children have continued with their electricity unit and can now identify components within a simple circuit. Children loved having a go at creating their own circuit; they were amazed when they were able to make the bulb light up and explain how it worked!

Science: Electricity

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Year 4 Weekly Book Blog 

The Year 4 Book Blog is run by our Hazelwood Year 4 pupils. Children who read 4 or more times per week are put into a random draw on a Friday and the chosen child from each class is given the opportunity to add to our Year 4 book blog on the school website. The selected children can review any book they wish but have to have read it all the way through! They are then invited to type directly onto the school website and click ‘update’ to watch their review ‘go live!’. We encourage all children to read at least 4 times per week in year 4 and celebrate all reading whether it be a newspaper, magazine or school reading book.

Week Ending Friday 24th September:

Name: Alessandro and Razvan 4M

Title: A Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Author: Jeff Kinney

Synopsis: Greg Heffley starts a new school. He makes new friends at the school but meets some mean older bullies who play tricks on him. He gets his revenge on these mean older children with lots of funny tricks.

Opinion: This book is really funny and we think everyone should read it. Our favourite bit is when Greg’s brother Roderick touches some really stinky cheese! Greg is really scared of his brother touching him it and it is really funny.

Score: 5 out of 5.

Week Ending: Friday 29th October 2021 

Name: Sofia Visheva

Title: Tom Gates

Author: Liz Pichon

Synopsis: The book is about Tom Gates in school . He thinks he is the top of the class nearly… but he was never top of the class.

Opinion: I really love reading this book . Its one of the best book I have read so far.

Score: I give this book a 10/10.

Week Ending: Friday 5th November 2021 

Name: Nihad Rezkallah

Title: Fairy Unicorns

Author: Zanna Davidson

Synopsis: Zoe waited until the house was quiet and her Great – Aunt May had gone to bed. Then, she crept out of her room, down the stairs and through the back door into the garden. The moon shone full and bright in the night sky, showing the way to the the oak tree at the end of the path.

Opinion: The book was fantastic cool and inspiring to read .I love this book so much.

Score: I rate this book an 10/10.

 

Name: Chloe and Summer – 4M

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Synopsis: This book is about the Earth and it’s place in Space. It also discusses celebrating different people and being together with other people. Oliver Jeffers wrote this book to teach his son about the World.

Verdict: In our opinion, this book is amazing because you can learn about lots of interesting information. Our favourite parts of the books include a fantastic section on the diversity of different people, and a wonderful exploration of the different parts of the world and the animals that live there.

Score: 5 out of 5 (this book is amazing!)

Name: Beyza Gyulyustan

Title: Superpower Showdown

Author: Alesha Dixon

Synopsis:  A girl called Aurara has met her biggest  mission yet. From her last mission Mr  Mercury has escaped. Every time Aurara tries to chip of information from Darek Varemore ( her evil cousin) she fails , but from one sentence from Darek they made a deal. The deal was that if Aurara braeks Darek out of jail he ( Darek) would take Aura to the Aurara Borealis ( were the light of the world was first found. This is also because Aurara has a superpower which is light.) and help her to restore the light of the world. So Aurara did the thinds from the deal. But  while going she knew something was wrong. As so she was right! Darek had LET HER TO A TRAP! And there in a cave Aurara saw her great great great uncle Noan  which he filled in the gaps of Aurara’s mind Just in time came Alfred saving the bean family. So all of them got into a fight and it was Aurara vs Noan, they blasted and blasted. Aurara had been on the groud from the dark magic. Chasing each other again and again until they were finally outside. Much to Auara’s luck, her powers were Noan’s weakness and BLAST, Aurara defeated her enemy!

Opinion: I thought that this book was very adventurous and exciting – a great read!

Score: 10 out of 10!

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Key Year Group Dates to Remember: 

Monday 6th September: Children back to school!
Thursday 9th September: Meet the teacher at 9am
Thursday 7th October – National Poetry Day and Scholastic Book Fayre beginning 
Tuesday 12th / Wednesday 13th October – Individual Photographs 
Tuesday 16th November-
Parent Consultations
Thursday 18th November –
Parent Consultations
Friday 19th November –
Jubilee Day (School Closed) 

Don’t forget to check the newsletter for whole school dates too! 

 

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List of good revision websites and books:
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/
www.cgpbooks.co.uk
www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/

List of spelling websites:
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling & grammar
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling : Play
Crickweb | KS2 Literacy
spelling – Topmarks Search
English Spelling Games and Activities
http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html
http://www.spinandspell.com/game.swf
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/lookcover/lookcover.html