Kingfishers are resourceful, hardworking and as the oldest children in the Year 3/4 team, we also bring vibrancy and imagination to our daily learning.
Welcome to Yr 4 Kingfishers
Kingfishers' class teachers is Mrs. Foster and Miss Eales (Monday morning). Their Learning Support Assistant is Mrs. Proctor.
Our theme this term is Discovery. We will be learning about famous discoverers and explorers. Our reading and writing will take us on quests and we will discover new genres, authors and stories. We will take an exciting trip to discover a new skill- watch this space! Our learning will be chosen by us as a class and what we want to discover. We will use our imagination to build new worlds, follow our dreams and discover the world around us. We would like to invite you to our talent show at the end of term, where we will showcase the skills and knowledge that we have discovered!
For more information on our curriculum, see our Summer Term plan.
PE days: Tuesday and Thursday .
Home Learning will be given out on a Friday and collected in the following Wednesday.
Team Leader: Mrs. Foster
If there are any issues or concerns please feel free to come in and see the her. Alternatively, you may contact her via email:
Skiing trip to Plymouth ski centre - Friday 8th May
Inspirational Day at PCC - Thursday 21st May
Swimming lessons begin at Brixham pool - Tuesday 2nd June
Year 4 Summer Curriculum Plan
WHAT A TALENTED BUNCH WE ARE!!
To celebrate the end of our exciting theme Discovery, the children in Year 4 performed a talent show showcasing their newly discovered talents! We discovered that we could write poetry, perform backward walkovers and draw houses! Well done everybody!
Paddleboat Theatre Company
Paddleboat Theatre Company have been working with our children working on a variety of drama skills. The children have had to make puppets out of plastic bags and have had to use their bodies to make everyday items like a toaster! The children have really enjoyed this experience - especially the banana song!
Investigating which material Mr.Penguin should use to muffle the sound of the diggers!
Skiing at Plymouth Ski centre - Friday 8th May
What an amazing day we have had!!!!! The children have tried their hand at skiing, tobogganing and sno tubing. We linked this trip to our theme of Discovery by actually gaining first hand experience of how Scott must have felt when he trekked across Antarctica. Luckily, the weather was kinder to us than it had been to Scott!!!!
Colour mixing in Art.
Our intrepid discoverer, Columbus, has now reached another island on his voyage to America! The supplies on his ships are getting low and he needs to make sure his crew of 18 men are well fed. The problem is the island's currency only consists of 5ps and 2ps! We had to budget and plan a meal to feed the crew on the ship. Every person on board had to have a dinner (meat, x2 vegetables and bread), a pudding and a drink. We had to find the lowest price meal. In order to do this investigation, we needed to apply tables knowledge as well as our adding and subtracting skills. It was great fun!
As part of our ongoing learning of sound, we have been trying to investigate if sound travels through different mediums. We made telephones out of string and plastic cups. It was great fun! Even Mrs.Tomkinson joined in!! We found out that sound does travel through air, water and solids.
As part of our theme, we have been learning about Christopher Columbus. We made up a currency that a native tribe used on one of the islands Columbus visited. They only used 7p and 4p coins. We had to use our addition and subtraction skills to help us find out how we could pay for items if they were not a multiple of 7 or 4. Could you work it out??? We did!!!
Can you play Three Blind Mice using glass bottles and water????? We can!!!!!!
Year 4 Spring Term Curriculum Plan
Science in Kingfishers
Have you ever wondered what the parts of our digestive system are and what their function is? Well you could ask any member of Kingfishers because we have been learning all about it!!! We have made life size models of each part and have used a QR code to direct us to information about what they do. Visit our display of Doug and his Digestive System to find out more!!!
Hola from Kingfishers!
Today saw the first ever Spanish Day at White Rock! We were so lucky to have Illusion Flamenca come into to school and teach the children one of Spain's most traditional dances - flamenco! Also, Mrs. Robinson, a parent of a child in Year 4, cooked Spanish omelette and paella for us! It was DELICIOUS!!! Not only have we cooked and danced but we have made fans, designed our own picasso plates and have prepared chicken and chorizo salad! What a fantastic day we have had! Adios!!
Book day in Kingfishers!
We had a great day! First, we shared our favourite books with Year 1 children. This was a brilliant opportunity for us to read and talk about books with younger children and for them to read their books to us. After that, we went to visit Torbay book shop. We carefully chose a book and read them in the shop. We got quite a few funny looks as were dressed in our theme costumes!
Story writing in Kingfishers
This half term, we are basing our learning around The story of Ferdinand - a bull from Spain who would rather smell flowers than fight in a bull ring! The children are writing their own versions of the story and created a storymap to help them retell the story.
Our story maps
Problem Solving in Maths
We have been putting our skills in fractions to the test by answering various problems involving fractions. We have used lots of practical equipment to help us like place value counters, Numicon and fraction pieces.