Welcome to 4W
with Miss Webster
Supported by Mrs Lilley and Mrs Thomson
Welcome to our class page. Here you will find all of the useful information you need in order to support your learning at home. Each week your spellings will be posted so that you don't have to worry about copying them down incorrectly. Any important messages will also be shared to ensure that you are kept up to date.
Keep your eyes peeled for updates throughout each topic, including pictures to show what we have been learning.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy, healthy and successful year in Year 4.
Let's get started!
We came. we saw, we conquered!
This term we are learning all about The Romans. We will be learning about the Roman Empire and its impact upon Britain.
We will be looking at the Roman army and key figures from Roman times such as Julius Caesar, Emperor Claudius and Boudicca. We will be investigating the Roman way of life and looking at the impact of their culture and ideas. We are really looking forward to a visit from a Roman soldier in the final week of this term.
On Thursday 2nd March, Norbreck celebrated World Book Day 2017. Throughout the day we took part in many book related activities including guess the character. Can you work out who we were?
During Spring 2 we are learning all about Africa. We will be looking at maps of the continent and the countries within it, as well as studying Africa's diverse cultures, landscapes and wildlife. We will be spending some time looking at South Africa, the impact of the Apartheid regime and the life's work of Nelson Mandela. We will be reading 'Journey to Jo'burg' by Beverley Naidoo as part of this topic.
From 6/02/17 to 10/02/17 we have had an amazing India week in Year 4! We started off researching India and finding out lots of geographical facts. We have been lucky enough to receive letters from the children at the Shining Light School in Pune which we have responded to and hope to remain pen pals with. We have also had lots of visitors over the week and been involved in lots of creative activities such as making a diva lamp out of clay, 3D elephants and lotus flower paper craft. We used our mathematical knowledge to plan a holiday to India using a travel guide and a set amount of money. In addition, we have studied Hinduism and set up a shrine in our classrooms for the children to look at. Overall, it has been a fabulous week for all to be involved in!
A quick note about MyMaths
Some of you are telling me that you are struggling to get on MyMaths at home. We have now checked all of your log in details in class and everyone's worked. Make sure that you are logging onto MyMaths NOT MyiMaths.
Off with their head!
This half term we will be looking into the wonderful lives of the Tudors. This is a fascinating period of British history and there are so many amazing facts to discover.
Why do you think this topic is called 'Off with their head?'
Welcome to term 2! Our creative topic this half term is 'Frozen.' We will be investigating all sorts of science based things linked to solids, liquids and gases. Why not check out some of these web links to give yourself a head start!
Lots of you seem to be missing the correct PE kit. Here is the list (taken from the school policy book and website) of what you should have.
White shorts Green shorts
White T shirt White T shirt
Black pumps Black pumps
Grey sweatshirt* Grey sweatshirt*
Grey track suit pants* Grey track suit pants*
Pump bag Pump bag
* For all year round outdoor games
Many of you are failing to bring shorts for indoor PE. Also, girls who are wearing tights as part of their uniform, need to remember to bring socks for PE lessons as you should not be wearing your tights.
Some of you forgot to take your homework with you today. I have put a copy of the homophones sheet in the learning log section of our class page. Just scroll down to see it.