Phoenix - Year 4 - Mrs Kidd

Welcome to Year 4 Phoenix Class.

Phoenix Class staff: Mrs Kidd and Mrs Backhouse.

Throughout this year, we are planning to study the following topics:

  • Potions
  • Traders and raiders
  • The Blue abyss
  • Road trip USA
  • Burps, bottom and bile
  • I am warrior

Children are encouraged to bring a water bottle every day. We also welcome children to bring in a piece of fruit to have during fruit break (around 10am each day).

Our P.E day will be: Tuesday. Please make sure you have full PE kit, which consists of: shorts, t-shirt, trainers or pumps and jogging/tracksuit bottoms during winter times, along with a water bottle. Although, water bottles should be brought to school every day.

Year 4 times table target is to confidently recall and use the multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12.

Within the class, children are rewarded with dojo points for a variety of things, such as: good work, displaying good behaviour, being role models, spelling test results, winner of games, manners and bringing their reading books etc. Highest point scorer will receive a prize from Mrs Kidd's prize box.

Homework consists of literacy, numeracy and spellings. It will be given on a Friday and expected to be handed in on the following Friday. Parents/carers can sign the front sheet to acknowledge that they have seen it and use it for comments. Homework plays a huge role in support children'' learning.

Reading is a major focus within school, please encourage your child to bring their reading book to school every day and read at home as often as possible. Children will be expected to read at home at least three times week, this can include children reading to themselves. A sticker will be awarded for every time you read at home (maximum 7 per week) you will be able to use the stickers to 'exchange' items from school, ranging from stationery to teddies.

If you have any questions/concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Home Learning during School Closure due to Covid-19 Coronavirus

Keep checking our social media channels which are linked via the school website - you will be able to see what everyone has been up to, listen to a story or poem on our YouTube channel, complete (or beat) Miss Moxon's weekly challenge and keep up to date with news from Mr Brian's blogs.

You don't need to print anything off if you don't have a printer - just have a go at the questions in a notebook or on a piece of paper. If you do some work you are really proud of then get your grown up to take a picture and put it on our Facebook page or Twitter so we can see it! It has been lovely to see all the wonderful things that you have been up to. It makes us very happy to see you happy and well.

REMEMBER - You don't have to complete these activities in one go! Take your time and do a little bit each day ... You can use this time at home to have fun with your family too!!!

We are more than happy to answer any questions or support your child's learning with extra support/resources if needed as we understand that this is a difficult time for all.

Contact e-mail addresses:

Elizabeth.kidd@ivanhoeprimary.co.uk

olivia.moseley@ivanhoeprimary.co.uk

Charmaine.wall@ivanhoeprimary.co.uk

Home Learning - Summer 2 Week 2 - commencing 08/06/20

Hello everyone - here we are with another home-learning update. We hope that you are all well and keeping safe! We miss all of you.

Reading activities for George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

SPaG

MATHS - Money

This is week two of our Money topic - Summer 2 Maths - Money

The objectives and vocabulary are the same as last week.

Here are some new websites to support your children's learning.

Just like last week, here are the resources to use but 'playing shop' is a great way to learn how to recognise coins and how much they are worth, it also doesn't involve printing of anything.

You could make labels and practise buying and selling items.

As well as using coins and just asking questions - if you have a mixed bag of coins for example; How many ways can we make £1? We could have five 20p coins and one, we could use ten 10p coins, we could also use two 50p coins.


Help for for Lesson 4. Using 1/4, 3/4 and 1/2

When finding 1/4 - you divide the amount by 4.

To find 3/4, divide the amount by 4 like you would for 1/4 and then subtract 1/4 from the original amount. That will give you 3/4.

To find 1/2 - divide the amount by 2.

Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5
Comparing Money Estimating - Rounding Estimating Amounts Using the four operations (adding, subtracting, multiplication and division) (a) Fractions and Money Activity

(b) Checking your Change - this can be done practically
Arithmetic 2a Arithmetic 2b Arithmetic 3a Arithmetic 3b Roman dot to dot using Multiplication
and Division

All Y4 - Summer 2 Week 2 Maths activities for all

Home Learning - Summer 2 Week 1 - commencing 01/06/20

Hello everyone - here we are with another home-learning update. We hope that you are all well and keeping safe! We miss all of you.

Reading activities for George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

MATHS - Money

This half term, we would have been covering Measurement. Part of this topic is 'Money'.

Here are the National Curriculum Objectives:

  • Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence.
  • Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places.

The key vocabulary that children would focus on are;

Money, currency, pence, pounds, decimal point, partitioned, convert, equivalent, order, ascending, descending, estimate, underestimate, overestimate, approximately, round down, round up, coins, total, altogether, one hundred, multiples, inequality.

Useful Web links:

Here are resources to use but 'playing shop' is a great way to learn how to recognise coins and how much they are worth, it also doesn't involve printing of anything.

Also, you could use coins and just ask questions - if you have a mixed bag of coins for example; How many ways can we make 10p? We could have five 1p coins and one 5p coin, we could use five 2p coins, two 5p coins.

Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5
Finding amounts using £ and p Making amounts using £ and p Partitioning & making amounts Converting pound and pence Ordering amounts
Arithmetic 1 Roman dot to dot using multiplication Ultimate times tables Roman dot to dot using division Arithmetic 2

All Y4 - Summer 2 Week 1 Maths activities for all

Home Learning - Summer 1 Weeks 6, 7 and 8 - commencing 18/05/20

Hello everyone - here we are with another home-learning update. We hope that you are all well and keeping safe! We miss all of you.

MATHS - Fractions

You can use the link to watch some videos to support this learning : https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Here are some resources for your maths learning - we've set them for groups but you can have a go at all of them.

  Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5
Mrs Kidd Count in fractions (1) Count in fractions (2) Count in fractions (3) Add 2 or more fractions (1) Add 2 or more fractions (2)
Miss Moseley / Miss Wall What is a fraction? Equivalent fractions (1) Equivalent fractions (2) Fractions greater than 1 (1) Fractions greater than 1 (2)
What is area? Making Shapes Counting Squares Comparing Area  

MATHS Countdowns

All Y4 - Number and Place Value Activities

Reading activities for George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

SPaG Countdowns

Conundrums

Have a go at finding the hidden word, then make as many words as you can using those letters.

Topic - Traders and Raiders

Home Learning - Update 04/05/2020

During this half term, our learning would have been about the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. They were named 'The traders and raiders'.

Please see the following Home Learning Introduction for further information about 'The traders and raiders', Maths and Literacy learning for you to do at home.

Take care everyone. We miss you.

From Mrs Kidd, Mrs Backhouse, Miss Moseley, Miss Nettleship, Miss Wall and Miss Whitaker.

 

Home Learning - Summer 1 Term

Hello Y4! We hope that you are all keeping safe and well. We have loved seeing the photos and posts on our school Facebook page. Well done everyone.

We've put together a little update of things that you could do.

Shortly, we'll do another update about the Summer topic - Traders and Raiders.

Take care everyone. We miss you.

From Mrs Kidd, Mrs Backhouse, Miss Moseley, Miss Nettleship, Miss Wall and Miss Whitaker.

Home Learning - Spring 2 Term

Please see below some links for your child/children's home learning.

Spring 2 Term 2019/20

Our topic is called Road Trip USA.

Buckle up, sunglasses on - we're going on a road trip across the good old US of A.

During this half term, we're going to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. We're use our map skills to navigate your way around some of the most famous landmarks and send a post card home.

We'll learn to send an email to book a day trip, asking the necessary questions.

We shall look at the history of the Iroquois Tribe; Native Americans with amazing customs and traditions; such as Dream catchers and Totem poles.

Here you can find some information about our topic, such as; the book list, glossary and home learning ideas.

Spring 1 Term 2019/20

Our topic this half term is 'Potions'.

Our Spring 1 Learning

The Y4 classes recently had a trip to the Millennium Art Gallery ...

Autumn 2 Term 2019/20

Here is the Y4 Curriculum Overview - Autumn 2 2018/19 for this half term.

Our topic is called Misty Mountain Sierra.

'Mighty mountains rise above the morning mists, imposing and eternal.'

During this half term, we're going to learn about going up in the world, noticing how the weather changes, the higher up that we are.

In the classroom, we'll use maps, information books and websites to write about where the highest mountains are found, learn how to use a compass and make 3-d mountain models, inspired by the magnificent mountains of the world.

We shall also look at the water cycle and the changing states of matter.

Here you can find some information about our topic, such as; the book list, useful facts and home learning ideas.

Our Autumn 2 Learning

Topic - Misty Mountain Sierra : During Art and design, we used a variety of techniques to create a more realistic effect. These techniques were hatching, contour hatching, cross hatching, stippling and random hatching.

Then, in class we transferred our Art skills to use on clay. First, we practised making different shapes and then we added the different techniques to create a more realistic texture.

Numeracy : In Numeracy, we worked out length and perimeter of a variety of shapes.

Autumn 1 Term 2019/20

 

 

 

Our Y4 topic for Autumn 1 is The Romans...

Our Autumn 1 Learning

Topic - The Romans : We have designed our own Roman shields based on what is important to us, as individuals.

These designs will be made from paper, into cardboard ones.

Numeracy - Time : At the beginning of the term, we participated in different activities to help us learn aspects of telling the time. We made a 'clock' outside on the playground, using hoops, cones, rounders poles and most importantly, ourselves.

We played games, matching the analogue clock face to the digital times, using both 12/24 hour times.

Year 4 Music Lessons

Phoenix Class currently have a brass instrument lesson once a week, taught by the Doncaster Music Service. All the children have an instrument 'on loan'. We have Cornets, Trumpets, Baritones and Euphoniums.

We sing songs and have to get our lips to relax before playing. Ask your children about the *songs we sing (click to view).

The Blue Abyss Projects

Before the Summer, Year 4 learnt all about the 'Blue Abyss'. During the holidays, the children were asked if they would like to creatively show their learning about the layers of the Ocean and what lives there.

A huge thank you to everyone who took part and for all the support from home. They were all amazing and unique. We enjoyed listening to each other presenting the projects, explaining what the projects were teaching us, as well as how they were made.

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