White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School

WELCOME TO YEAR 4 KITES

Kites are powerful, yet graceful creatures and journey through life with a strong sense of togetherness. As the oldest of the lower key stage two, our class feel passionately about working together as a team and helping those around us. 

 

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

Monday 11th November - Anti-bullying week

Friday 15th November- Children in Need

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 (Miss Drohan) or alternatively please contact a team leader (Miss Durnford and Mrs Foster).

ldrohan@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

 

REACH OUTDOORS

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

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 Kestrel 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- Column method of addition 

This week, we have been using the place value grid to help us understand what happens when adding a 4-digit and 4-digit number together with multiple exchanges. Once we understood the exchange we could then confidently and accurately use the written column method of addition. After half term, we will be using this learning to help us with the column method of subtraction.

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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Tuesday 8th October 2019- Teeth 

Today, Kites learned about the different teeth and their function in the human mouth. We all had a go at eating a pear with just our incisors and it was quite tricky (and a little messy)! We then had a go at eating some crusty bread, we discovered that our canines were useful at tearing the bread into smaller chunks. Take a look at our pictures below.

Wednesday 2nd October 2019- French 

This week, we have been extending our language skills, by learning how to have a simple conversation in French. We can now ask and respond in French to - What is your name? How old are you? Where do you live? Check out our pictures below from our French languages afternoon .

 

Monday 23rd September 2019- Maths- Negative numbers

On Monday, Kites took their learning outside! We formed a human number line from -15 to 15.

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Friday 20th September 2019- Learning Journey

This week, Kites had great fun during drama. We acted out key parts of our class text- Bill's New Frock to create a story board. We used our story boards to help plan our diary entries. Kites used their expressions to convey what the main character, Bill, may have felt during each scenario.

Tuesday 17th September- Science

This week, Kites have been exploring how dangers to the environment such as pollution, can pose a serious threat to all life on Earth. We created a food web which highlighted the effect dangers to the environment can have on living creatures. Check out our food web below.

 

Thursday 12th September 2019

This week in Kites, we have continued our learning of the place value system and have developed our mathematical language when comparing numbers. We have extended our understanding of 4-digit numbers and can now use less than and greater than symbols accurately when comparing 4-digit numbers.

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Thursday 5th September- Maths- Place Value

In Kites 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. Check out our pictures below.

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