Welcome to Year 4
Hello year four parents,
For the people who are unsure of who I am, I am Mr Owen. I will be the Year 4 teacher this year and cannot wait to help support your children in their learning journey. In Year 4, we have a great team that strive to assist your children in developing their academic and social abilities. We have two Teacher Assistants in year 4, Miss Arif and Mr Ali. The Teaching Assistants and I will be working closely together to ensure your child is being taught an extensive, engaging curriculum.
I understand that as parents you will be eager to know what your children will be getting up to inside and outside of the classroom. Therefore, this page will be an excellent way to display all our hard work throughout the academic year. The children have made a brilliant start to year 4 and I am sure they will make you proud of their achievements this year. The work produced so far has already made me proud to be their teacher. They are enthusiastic to learn and you will see this in the work they produce. Looking forward to showing this very soon, so make sure you check up on our progress.
Click Here to view Year 4 Curriculum Overview for Autumn
This week the children have been working hard to improve their presentation throughout all their work books. The children are completing a handwriting task that will help improve their fluency of writing.
In maths, the children have been calculating the perimeter of the mysterious shapes on the carpet. We do not yet know who placed them on the Year 4 carpet. However, we have learnt how to work out the perimeter left behind. Therefore, we will be very close to finding the mysterious person soon.
In English, the children have been working in small groups to produce a descriptive write about their own Loompa Land. As a class we wanted to put our own twist on ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.’ We noticed that in the story there wasn’t much information about Loompa Land, so we have created an extra scene that could possibly be published in the Roald Dahl book. We have focused on using powerful adjectives and similes to help create an interesting scene.
Anti Bullying Week
The whole school this week have been involved with ‘anti-bullying week’. In year 4, we have produced pledges and posters that show our awareness of bullying. Also some children provided an action plan to tackle bullying in our school and how to help prevent it in the future. The children chose the slogan ‘raise your hands against bullying’ to get their message across to the school.
Celebrating children in need - 16.11.2018
For children in need, the children created their own board game that raised awareness of what the charity provides for people who are less fortunate than ourselves. The board game had to include a competitive maths element. Therefore, the children created questions that strengthened their ability to complete previous methods taught last term. For example, some children had to complete column addition and subtraction questions before they could move on to the next place. They really enjoyed the lesson and it was a pleasure to teach them about children in need this week.
Our children enjoyed having their Pudsey Bear treats during lunchtime today. Thank you to our lunchtime ladies.
Science visit 15.11.2018
Carlton were lucky enough to have a visit from a scientist today. They learnt all about friction. He had a child hovering around the floor, had a child making friction with giant hands and had a child removing a table cloth without smashing the plates.
Carlton celebrating Remembrance Day
Carlton celebrating the festival of Diwali
The children have been using technology this week to research definitions and access interactive games for maths. The children worked as a pair to compete against their peers, their high scores were then recorded on the working wall. They really enjoyed the competition amongst their friends.
Scary Maths! The children have been working hard on solving maths challenges that link to Halloween.
Anti - Bullying Week
Monday the 12th November is Anti Bullying week. Please click on the link below for ideas to discuss with your child at home. Please click here for the link.
Carlton Firework Extravaganza - 07.11.2018
The Great Carlton Walk - 17.10.2018
We had a wonderful afternoon participating in our School Sponsored Walk 2018.
It was a lovely afternoon walking to the Dewsbury Town Hall were the Deputy Mayor Mumtaz gave us an inspirational speech alongside Councillor Masood Ahmed.
This marked, International Walking to school month as well as promoting health, empathy and whole school community spirit. Keep Walking !!!
In year 4, we have a new interactive display called ‘Prove it to me!’ The children have been using the new display wall effectively to improve their reasoning and problem solving skills. Each week there will be different challenges for the children to accomplish. The work completed will only further improve their understanding of place value, addition and subtraction.
In maths this week we have been looking at representing 4 digit numbers in a variety of ways using concrete objects. We have also been using our prior knowledge of Roman Numerals to play board games that the Romans use to play.
In science this week we have been looking at how our teeth are formed. Through experimental activities the children were allowed to sample different types of food to distinguish the impact on teeth.
Over the 6 weeks holiday, the children have produced some excellent resources for our topic ‘Romans’. Their dedication in researching and creating these resources was excellent. Thank you for any parents who supported their children through this holiday task.
In Guided Reading this week the children have been introduced to a new book called The Spiderwick Chronicles. They have a clear understanding of chapter one. The children have chosen a crucial character within the book and have tweeted a message impersonating their emotions and ideas. Their understanding of the new characters have been excellent.