Year 4 Information
Please do download our Information Booklet to find out more about the routines and expectations in Year 4. You may also wish to take a look at the Y4 Curriculum Map, which shows you the topics we will be covering in different subjects over the course of the year. Please do talk to us if you would like more information.
We are keen for parents to support your children’s learning at home as much as possible. To help you do this, we produce a half-termly information sheet, outlining our main topics and giving suggestions for how you might follow them up at home:
We also produce a Year 4 “News of the Week” bulletin that your child should bring home each Friday.
Middle Years Phase Leader
Middle Years Phase Leader
KS2 Sports Day
KS2 Sports day was a great afternoon. Everyone tried their best and ran, hopped, cycled and much more. Well done everyone.
Congratulations Centaurs on winning the cup!
Year 4 Roman Projects
In the second half of the Spring Term, the Year 4 children were set the challenge of creating a project based on our Roman topic. Some people researched and presented information; some created an Roman artefact, model or piece of art. On the last day of term, we showed one another our finished projects.
Whats been happening, Year 4
Middle Years Production
Below are photos from our wonderful Pirates of The Curry Bean.
Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
World Book Day
To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 7th March, all pupils at Queen Edith dressed up as animals! Look below at some of our lovely photos.
We all linked our English work to the book Welcome by Barroux. Reception children made their own islands inspired by those in the book. Year 1 designed a welcoming place for the monkeys from the story to stay in. Year 4 wrote inner monologues imagining that they were in that situation. Later Years pupils looked at Welcome and also Leaf, The Day War Came, The Island and The Arrival and found out about refugees around the world before writing diary entries, imagining that they were in that situation.
Year 3, Year 4
Years 3 and 4 Treasure Chest Cuboids
Children from Year 3 and Year 4 have combined learning maths with our pirate-themed production to produce treasure chests. The 3D shape of a treasure chest is a cuboid, so we cut out a net, then folded and glued the flaps carefully. We decorated our cuboids to look like treasure chests.
For World Book Week, the whole school is reading “Welcome” by Barroux. It is about three polar bears who are separated from their home, and are refused entry onto other animals’ islands. In Year 4, we wrote about what the polar bears were thinking after being rejected for the third time. The children were challenged to write it as an internal monologue, rather than narrating the story. The children excelled at giving an insight into the bears’ emotions. In order to bring their monologues to life, we recorded each child reading their writing. You can find the audio file with your child’s voice on it stored under their table group name.
In Year 4 this half term we have been learning about electricity and what you need to make a circuit. In this investigation, we were trying to figure out which materials are conductors (allow electricity to flow through) and which materials are insulators (don’t allow electricity to flow through). We found out that most metal objects were conductors and most other materials like plastic, cloth and paper are insulators.
In Year 4, we have been learning about decimals. When you multiply a number by 10, you move all the digits one place to the left. When you divide a number by 10, you move all the digits one place to the right. We learned that if a digit in the ones column moves to the right, it goes into the tenths column, after the decimal point. Notice how the decimal point has a chair to sit on; that’s because it never moves!
Year 4 St Faiths Maths Challenge
Four mathematicians from Year 4 travelled to St Faith’s School for the annual Maths Challenge, competing against children from 30 other schools. In teams of two, they had to do rapid mental addition, find the next number in sequences, make 24 using given numbers, and other fun challenges. Both teams did really well and were excellent representatives of our school!
Year 4 Movie Trailers
We watched a short film featuring a Little Sprout at Christmastime, then we used iPads to make our own movie trailers. Just like real trailers, ours have photos and short video clips, titles, effects and backing music. Here are a few examples – we hope you like them!
Event, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Netherhall Cross Country Competition
It was a beautiful day for the Cross Country competition held at Netherhall school on Friday 30th November. Attending the event were runners from years 3 to 6, with separate races for boys and girls. It was wonderful to see the team spirit of Queen Edith, who represented the school brilliantly, and persevered to run the 1500m course. A huge well done to all of the children selected to run and an extra special congratulations must go to Josiah and Emma for bringing back a gold medal!
Micro Bit Programming
Some children have been learning how to program the Micro Bit, which is a small processor with 25 LEDs for a screen and two buttons you can use to control it. Here is a game of Rock Paper Scissors where the players press a button to choose Rock, Paper or Scissors, then show the screen to their opponent.
This week some Year 4 children brought their bikes into school and practised their cycling skills with the Bikeability Team. The weather was perfect and they really enjoyed learning how to be safer on their bikes.