Welcome to Class 4P's News Page
The year 4 teachers and teaching assistants would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you for all the support we have received from you during this difficult and uncertain time. It is our aim to update our pages regularly to keep you advised. We hope to see you all soon, in the meantime we would like to wish you and your families well. 23rd March 2020
Mrs Parton's Class
Welcome to 4P: Class of 2020 / 2021
Autumn Term 2020:
What a great start to this academic year we have had! The children really seem to have enjoyed being back in the classroom environment and we have all settled into our new school routine with enthusiasm, curiosity and more than a sprinkle of humour! I am extremely proud of each and every member of Team 4P!
We have been looking at persuasive writing in literacy - the children have produced some interesting and informative leaflets, persuading the reader to visit "Perfect Paris". There is a wonderful, cheery display which the children have produced themselves based on the book: "The Magnificent Thing". Our budding artists have also learnt how to draw the Eiffel Tower in art.
In maths we have been practising place value - moving on to addition and subtraction. We have concentrated on the 4 x tables in our Time for Tables lessons.
Possibly the highlight of this term has been our performance poetry - "Gran can you rap?" which the children performed in class. Sporting shades and caps and holding blow up microphones, they were brilliant!
I am really looking forward to seeing what the next half term has to offer...
Spring Term 2020:
A new decade and a new topic...
The children in 4P returned to school after the break to find a pilot and cabin crew to greet them. At Long Buckby International Airport there was much excitement - where was the flight destined for?
After being given a luggage tag, passport and boarding pass the children went through security and passport control before boarding a flight. We watched the plane take off and land - in New York!
During the rest of their journey through the USA the children baked all American chocolate chip cookies and made presentation envelopes, drew the famous cartoon character Mickey Mouse and listened to the fascinating story of Pocahontas, whilst making dreamcatchers.
Where will our journey through the land of "Stars and Stripes" take us next?
Autumn Term 2019:
We have come back to school this academic year eager to learn about our new topic: after settling in to our class and admiring our art work, we went on an archaeological dig. We found jewels and artefacts; tasted strange fruits (dates and pomegranates!) and used clues to find out what we are going to be studying. Hieroglyphs in the playground spelt out: ANCIENT EGYPT.
Come and see our amazing Egyptian artwork:
Summer Term 2019:
This term we came into school to find a mystery suitcase full of clues. It included a jar of pickles (gherkins), Paddington bear, a googly eye (one), a crown, a Lego tower, a sign and a picture of two children (both called Ben). Where would our next adventure take us?
LONDON here we come!
Spring Term 2019:
In the Spring term, Year 4 have been exploring space. We have gone "Out of this World" in literacy - writing our own space adventure stories. The children have also studied a different form of poetry - called Cinquains.
Here is our class Cinquain:
Rocketing, zooming, floating
Seven planets not stepped on
Bright, shiny Boiling, enormous
Shimmering, glistening, glinting Roasting, blazing, scorching
Very small lights Life creator
Stellar Heat ball
by Sophia by Dillon
The children also enjoyed preparing cupcakes, rocky road and moon rock cakes (rice crispie cakes) for their community tea. We welcomed lots of parents, grandparents and governors, who enjoyed a cup of tea and some sweet treats. It was a very busy afternoon - thank you to everyone who joined us.