Year 4 - Honest Hippos
Miss Parsons - teacher
Mrs Lennox - TA
- Welcome to Honest Hippos!
- Class Newsletter
- Class Curriculum
- Look at us learn!
- Our Outdoor Learning
- Homework Activities
In year 4, our teacher is Miss Parsons and our TA is Mrs Lennox. We are going to have a great time together!
We are going to enjoy so many different things this year from learning about Ancient Greece to understanding where our water comes from! We will be exploring the world we live in now and what has come before us. We will encourage each other to be the best we can be and have a lot of fun doing it!
We can't wait to get started.
Here is an overview of what books we will be looking at in each term and what our topic question will be in those terms.
Leon and the Place Between
Werewolf Club Rules.
|I wonder what the Ancient Greeks have done for me?||I wonder where my water comes from?||I wonder how the Romans changed my world?||I wonder how rivers, volcanoes and mountains are made?|
This document will share with your the overview of our learning for the whole academic year: Curriculum Overview, Year 4.
Weston-Super-Mare Water Recycling Centre TripIn Term 2, we are answering the question "I wonder where my water comes from?" We went to Weston Super Mare Water Recycling Centre and learnt how water is treated when it comes in from the sewers. We also thought about what went we put down the into the drains and the effect they have on the environment.
Steel PansWe are lucky enough this year to be learning the Steel Pans. Each week, we have a lesson where we have been learning to play the G Major scale and some Christmas songs.
Wow Event Term 1
In Term 1, we were answering the question, "I wonder what the Ancient Greeks have done for me?" We started the topic by dressing in traditional Greek clothes and trying different Greek foods.
What we'll build!
To start the term, we read the book What we'll build. In Maths, we had a go at building different shapes and patterns with blocks.
In Term 2, we celebrated Outdoor Classroom Day. We went for a walk to find Autumn treasures such as leaves, conkers, sticks and pinecones. Then we took them inside and made some pictures of Autumn designs, faces and our names.
There are many things you can do at home to help your child with their learning.
First of all, we would love you to read for 10 minutes a day at home with your child. This can be them reading to you or you reading to them. Choose a favourite book or use a book from school. Please record this in your blue reading diary. Children who read 4 times at home in a week will earn themselves a merit!
We would also like your children to practice their times tables at home each day. We would recommend using Times Tables Rock Stars to do this as your child already has an account through school. 10 minutes a day will support them in learning their times tables. Children who practice at home for 40 minutes each week will get to spend time with our Bank Leaze bunnies: Rocky, Star and Multi! Click here to head to TTRS.
Every child at Bank Leaze also has a Sumdog login. This will help them practice all the maths skills that they need to be successful in their year group. Click here to head to: Sumdog.
Times Tables and Spelling tests:
Every Friday, children will be tested in school on Arithmetic and spellings. Spellings will be sent home termly, put on the website and set on Showbie. Arithmetic practice will be set on TT rockstars and Sumdog weekly. On Friday, children will receive a score out of 10 which will be recorded in reading diaries for parents to see. Please ensure Reading diaries are brought into school daily.