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Knowl Hill CofE Academy

"Together We Succeed"

Ashley Hill MAT

Part of the

Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust

Year 4

Welcome to:

Year 4's Class page.


Your Class teacher is Mrs Dickens

Your Class teaching assistant is Ms Butler



Our learning last week:


 STEM Week - This week we all became trainee engineers, our task was to create a fan to help Wallace and Gromit with their 'Soccomatic' contraption. The fan had to work using an electrical circuit and had to move a ping pong ball. We then had a go at being trainee programmers. Using Micro-bits we had to create a code to make a moving insect. We also had a careers talk from an Engineer who told us all about the many different engineers we could become and how we could do this.

English - We began looking at our new book this week - The Journey by Francesca Sanna. First we looked at some pictures and predicted what we thought the story would be about. It is about a family running away from their war torn country in search of safety. We wrote some contrast poems.


Maths - This week in maths we have continued our learning on length and perimeter. This week we were finding missing lengths in 2D shapes and calculating the perimeters of each shape.


Reading - In Guided Reading we are looking at webpages and how to navigate and find information. We then had to answer some comprehension questions on the information we found.


Science - This term we are looking at Animals including humans. The children have looked at teeth. They used disclosing tablets to look at plaques on teeth before and after brushing. We also set up an experiment to look at the effect some substances like coffee, milk and squash have on our teeth.


History - We have begun looking at the history of the Benin Kingdom in Africa. We learned that it was in what we now call Nigeria. We learned that the Oba was their king and he was thought to be a very mythical creature. We compared some paintings of a procession of the Oba and Queen Elizabeth I as they were about the same era.


RE - The children are looking at Christianity this half term. We are investigating the big question 'Why do Christians call the day Jesus died Good Friday?' We began by looking at the Big Story from the Bible and creating a timeline for the parts we have learned about: Creation, Fall, Incarnation, Gospel and finally Salvation.


PE - This term we are continuing our dance in preparation for this year's dance extravaganza. Moving on to Hockey and OAA.


French - The children are learning how to say what we are doing.


PSHE - We are looking at caring relationships and what makes a good friend.