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. 

 

 

P.E AND DANCE DAYS

P.E. is on Tuesdays.

Dance is on Wednesdays.

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

Monday 7th September - First day of Autumn Term

Friday 25th September - Whole school individual photographs

Thursday 1st October - Black History Month

Monday 5th October - Parents' evening

Thursday 8th October - Parents' evening

Friday 23rd October - Break up for Half Term

Monday 2nd November - Non-Pupil day

Tuesday 3rd November - Children back to school

Monday 16th November - Anti-bullying week

Thursday 10th December - Human Right Day

Friday 18th December - Break up for Christmas

 

MEET THE TEAM

AUTUMN TERM

This term, we will celebrate our dreams and aspirations by ultimately creating a picture book that captures what ‘free to be me’ means to us. We will recognise that life isn’t plain-sailing and we may need to overcome barriers but that no characteristic (including race, religion and gender) within us should limit us. 

 

 

Friday 16th October 2020- Maths

This week in Maths, we have been learning about the columnar method for subtraction. Kites worked amazingly with their learning partners to understand what happens when exchanging. We took it in turns to represent using place value counters and the columnar method. Miss Drohan had great fun scrubbing the tables ready for Lunchtime! 

Furthermore, Kites were incredible at their Spanish this week. Check out the Spanish page on our school website to see some of Kites' writing and speaking in Spanish!

Friday 9th October- Writing

This week, we have immersed ourselves in our new Year 4 text 'Sulwe'. Sulwe is a powerful, moving picture book about a young girl (Sulwe) whose skin is the colour of midnight. The text is about colourism, self-esteem and learning that true beauty comes from within.We created a story map to help us learn the structure of the text and to support us when retelling the story. Check out our learning below.

Friday 2nd October- PE 

This week, Kites have continued to develop their gross motor skills by learning the skills required to play indoor cricket. We have learned how to throw a ball as a bowler and expand our catching skills as a fielder. In addition, we have also developed our batsmanship. Great team work Kites!

Friday 25th September - Learning Journey and Maths 

This week, we've continued with our second writing journey of the year based around the text 'Bill's New Frock'. The book highlights how differently girls and boys can be treated through the main character, Bill. We decided to explore how gender might affect the way we experience life.  We considered the statement "Girls shouldn't be allowed to play on the field at break and lunch times."  We shared our opinions as we responded to the statement and discussed how it made us feel. We we started to look at how to present this in a discursive text to consider the different points of view.  

On Friday, we consolidated our Math's learning of place value by a game of Top Trumps. Together, with our learning partner we had to order the cards in ascending order based on their weight (kg) before playing a game of Top Trumps with a focus on 4-digit numbers.

Fantastic learning this week Kites, you've all done brilliantly. 

 

Friday 18th September 2020- Maths​​​​​​ 

This week, we have been exploring numbers up to 10,000. We have used our place value knowledge to represent up to and including 4 digit numbers using resources. On Friday, we took our learning outside to create a human number line. We made headbands with a 3-digit number and 4-digit number on and together in our teams we ordered ourselves. Team B took an early lead and created a number line from 0-1,000 quickest. However, Team A turned things around and created their number line from 0-10,000 first. Well done Kites! 

Welcome back Kites - Friday 11th September

It's been so lovely to see you all back in school and what a first week we have had together. In Kites, we've been consolidating our place value knowledge and taking on rounding for the first time- you've all done amazingly! Leading up to Roald Dahl day on Sunday (13th), we've been reading 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me and reflecting on why they work so well as a team. We've started to think about our own amazing talents, skills and personalities that make us unique and how we can use these to work as a team with our learning partners. In Science, we have started learning about the seven life processes and used the acronym 'MRS NERG' to help us identify living things in our woodland. Check out our Science learning below!

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