White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School

WELCOME TO YEAR 4 KESTRELS

Kestrels are enterprising and creative, and they approach all their endeavours with focus, commitment and enthusiasm, so they can soar above the land.  As the older members of the year 3/4 team, the Kestrels use all these skills to be positive role models to the whole White Rock team.

 

THIS TERMS THEME

'The Same But different ...'

For more information about this scroll down to our Curriculum map.

 

P.E AND DANCE DAYS

P.E. and Dance will be on a Tuesday.

Please ensure that your child has the correct kit in school all week. We will ensure that they are sent home at the end of every half term.

 

HOME LEARNING DAYS

Home Learning will be handed out on a Friday and collected in on a Wednesday. This will give you the opportunity to explore aspects of your child's learning if you wish.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 26th September - European day of language

Tuesday 1st October - Thursday 31st October - Black History month

Friday 18th October - Anti slavery Day

Monday 4th November - UK Parliament week
Wednesday 11th December - Year 4 Learning Celebration

 

MEET THE TEAM

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If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see your teacher (Mr Beattie) or alternatively please contact a team leader (Miss Durnford and Mrs Foster).

rbeattie@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

sdurnford@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

lfoster@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020

AUTUMN TERM

 

Autumn term curriculum map

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REACH OUTDOORS

Please see below for more information about our Reach Outdoors Residential coming up:

Monday 4th November 2019 - Geography

In Kestrels, we wanted to find out where Grandpa Chatterji lived. We knew he lived in India but we did not know where that was. We used co-ordinates on a world map to locate certain countries. We found out that India was 20ºN and 78ºE!

Thursday 31st October 2019- Grandpa Chatterji 

This week, we have been immersed in our new class text- Grandpa Chatterji. Firstly, we wrote a character description and read them to our Kingfisher or Kite partner. Our partner drew what we described and we reflected on what we could improve for the next time we write a character description. We then used our reflections to plan a character description for Grandpa Chatterji and Grandpa Leicester. We made sure we included expanded noun phrases to add extra description as well as prepositional phrases. Check out our learning below!

Wednesday 16th October 2019 - SPaG

This week, we spent time investigating apostrophes. We found out you can use an apostrophe to show that you have omitted some letter when you are joining words together. We played a game and matched the correct words with contracted word. Check out all the fun we had! 

 

Wednesday 9th October - African Dance Workshop

As it is Black History Month, Year 4 had the opportunity to take part in an African Dance Workshop this week. All the children had big smiles on their faces throughout and really enjoyed learning some traditional African moves to live drumming.

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Thursday 3rd October - Science - Teeth

During Science, Kestrels have been looking at teeth! We looked at the marks we made when biting into an apple. We then looked at all the function our teeth have. Take a look at our learning! 
 

Thursday 26th September - Maths - rounding

Rounding rounding rounding! We played a fun game with dice to consolidate our rounding skills! We look at rounding numbers to the nearest 10. 

Wednesday 18th September - Learning Journey

Before we started to write our own diary entries. We created a storyboard of our class book 'Bill's New Frock'.  We acted out key parts of the story to give us a clear idea of how Bill was feeling. Take a look at our amazing drama! 

Tuesday 17th September - Science 
During Science Kestrels have been exploring how dangers to the environment can pose a serious threat to living things. We created a food web which highlighted the knock on effect damage to one living creature can cause!  
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Wednesday 11th September- Maths- Place Value

In Kestrels we have been looking at place value focusing on ones, tens, hundreds and thousands. We have used a variety of resources such as diennes, bead strings and place value counters to facilitate our learning. We then played a game to consolidate our learning. We had lots of fun! 

Thursday 5th September - Learning Journey - Who am I?

Our theme for this term is "The same but different", Kestrels have been looking at similarities and differences between themselves and other children from around the world. We have focused on simple and compound sentences to make our writing more interesting.

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