Celebrating Diwali

To celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali, we made “Barfi”, which is a traditional hindu sweet that is usually made and eaten during Diwali. We mixed sugar and water and boiled it until it thickened. Then we added milk powder and poured the mixture into a tin to set. We didn’t like the smell when we were making it but it turned out to be delicious! Here are some photos of us making and enjoying the Barfi.

Year 4 Homework WB 19.10.17

Remember to practise your spellings and multiplications and to read your reading record every night (30 minutes). Please remember to get your reading record signed also – indicate the name of the book and pages being read eg. Charlie and the Glass Elevator, Pages 1 – 52. Use the web links on the year 4 page for Numeracy and Literacy games to practise your skills. Homework is due in on Tuesday 31st  October.

Numeracy

Complete the ‘finding fractions of amounts’ worksheet in your books. Remember, draw the diagrams like we’ve been doing in class to help you!

Literacy

Complete the Reading Comprehension in your books.

RE

Log onto the RE blog again and have another go at answering the AT2 question. Can you write more than last time?

AT2- Year 4 (Autumn 1)

Art

Make a Hallowe’en poster or prop that we can use to decorate the classroom for Hallowe’en. The scarier the better!!!

 

Rosary for the Month of Mary

As it is the month of Mary, Year 4 spent some time in the Prayer Garden On Thursday 12th October. Before we went to the Prayer Garden, we learned about the Rosary, and in particular the Luminous Mysteries, which are only said on a Thursday. We found out that the Luminous Mysteries are the mysteries of light. There are five: The Baptism of Jesus, The Wedding at Cana, The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God, The Transfiguration and The Institution of the Eucharist. We said a special prayer for each of the luminous mysteries before praying a decade of the rosary together as a year group. It was nice to take time from our busy days to reflect and pray to Our Lady.

 

Year 4 Homework WB 12.10.17

Remember to practise your spellings and multiplications and to read your reading record every night (30 minutes). Please remember to get your reading record signed also – indicate the name of the book and pages being read eg. Charlie and the Glass Elevator, Pages 1 – 52. Use the web links on the year 4 page for Numeracy and Literacy games to practise your skills. Homework is due in on Tuesday 17th October.

 Numeracy

Complete the worksheets on equivalent fractions that are in your homework book.

Literacy

Write a diary entry for our trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum. What did you learn? What was your favourite part of the trip? Any fun moments that stick out?

Topic

Research Alfred the Great and write down five things that you have found out. Why is he known as Alfred the Great?

Trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum

Year 4 went on a trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum on 10th October to learn more about the Anglo Saxons. We set off early in the morning, the tube took a long time to get there but we had lots of fun travelling. When we arrived we got to look around the museum. We were amazed at how old some of the artefacts were. We were looking for objects from the Anglo Saxon era, so from around 400 – 1066 AD. There were computers in the museum to help us find what we were looking for. We even found a room where we could dress up in Anglo Saxon clothing. A lady from the museum held a workshop for us to tell us more about the Anglo Saxons. She showed us a timeline which really helped us to visualise just how long ago the Anglo Saxons lived. We got to learn about 3 different artefacts from that era. First was a beautiful brooch which would have been used to pin clothing together. We found out that the Anglo Saxons traded with many people to get different materials to make these brooches and we had the opportunity to design our own. Next we looked at a religious carving of a cross. It had Christian symbols on one side and pagan symbols on the other as the Anglo Saxons were pagans first before being converted to Christianity. The final piece was another cross but it was much smaller. We found out that inside it was a human finger! Archeologists think it may have been a saints finger which would make the cross much more valuable and holy. We had lunch in the museum and got to look around some more before we made our way back to school. The tube home was busy and we were all very tired. Luckily, some of us got seats and we went for a nap. We had so much fun and learned a lot too!

 

Here are some pictures of our trip.

 

Year 4 Homework WB 05.10.17

Remember to practise your spellings and multiplications and to read your reading
record every night (30 minutes). Please remember to get your reading record signed also –
indicate the name of the book and pages being read eg. Charlie and the Glass Elevator, Pages 1
– 20. Use the web links on the year 4 page for Numeracy and Literacy games to practise your
skills. Homework is due in on Tuesday 10 th October.

Numeracy
Complete the addition and subtraction sheet that is in your homework books. Remember to
use the column method and carry or borrow when needed!

Literacy
Complete punctuation sheet in your book.

Black History Month
We have been learning about Black History Month and Barack Obama. Research your own
famous historic black figure and write down five things you have found out in your book.