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French in 4B

June14

4B have been learning about clothes and colours in French with Mrs Donohue. At the end of her lesson I (Mr Hall) set the children the challenge of finding out what ‘le maillot jaune’ is and why they will be hearing a lot about it in the next few weeks. Do you know what it is? If so, leave a comment!


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Welcome back!

June9

Welcome back 4b!

I hope you are all ready for an exciting last half term in year 4!

To find out more about what we will be learning about this half term follow the links below 🙂

Leave a comment and tell me what your looking forward to learning about the most!

Topic overview Summer 2

summer 2 newsletter year 4 PDF


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Scratch (by Mr Hall)

May23

4B have been learning to program a computer using Scratch software which they can access online http://scratch.mit.edu. Programming has become an important part of learning about technology to meet expectations in the new curriculum. It develops children’s thinking and problem solving skills, builds resilience and is great fun too! Using Scratch is a great way to add to the experience of learning to program and also to learn about e-Safety.

Your child can use Scratch without registering with the site. However, to enable your child to be able share the programs and games they create they will need to register with the Scratch community. This allows them, their friends and their family to see what they make at school and at home. They can also view programs created by other people to see how they have been made and can make changes to adapt it to create a similar game of their own.

The site lets anyone in the world see what you have created. Anyone can leave comments about your work. This is fantastic way for children to get feedback and can be very encouraging. They may get suggestions of ways in which they could improve their game. There are many benefits but also the risk that someone might leave a comment you don’t like. The Scratch Team includes a group of moderators who work each day to manage activity on the site and respond to any reports of misuse. When logged in, your child can delete any comments they do not like and can report anyone who is not following the community guidelines. It is extremely rare to see an inappropriate comment but we feel we should let you know that this could occur.

Scratch has guidelines for use which you agree to when you sign up:

* Be respectful. When sharing projects or posting comments, remember that people of many different ages and backgrounds will see what you’ve shared.
* Be constructive. When commenting on other’s projects, say something you like about it and offer suggestions.
* Share. You are free to remix projects, ideas, images, or anything else you find on Scratch and anyone can use anything that you share. Be sure to give credit when you remix.
* Keep personal info private. For safety reasons, don’t use real names or post contact info like phone numbers or addresses.
* Help keep the site friendly. If you think a project or comment is mean, insulting, too violent, or otherwise inappropriate, click ‘Report’ to let us know about it

The e-Safety aspects of being part of the Scratch Community will be explained to your child. We are writing to suggest that your child signs up with the Scratch Community so they can further their computing learning at home, and share the great work they are doing.

Here are some useful e-Safety messages for children using Scratch (and other websites):

* Use a safe alias
* Keep password and personal information private
* Give positive feedback to others
* Recognise copyright in terms of acknowledging other people’s ideas
* Recognise inappropriate content – consider whether others would find a project or comment mean, insulting, too violent, or otherwise inappropriate
* Know how and when to report inappropriate content and when deleting a comment is the sensible action
* Consider appropriate length of time to spend online creating and playing games

We would suggest you have a look at the website http://scratch.mit.edu to make sure you are aware of how it is used and that you are happy for your child to be part of the Scratch community. They have a page for parents which may answer any questions you have http://scratch.mit.edu/parents/, or you are welcome to arrange a time to come into school to discuss this with us.

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Anglo-saxons

April13

Today we began our journey back in time to the Anglo-saxon period.

What was your favourite part of the lesson?

What did you learn today?

anglo saxons

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Wow starter

April13

wow starter

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Things we are looking forward to …

April11

What are you most excited about learning about this half term. Don’t forget to explain your answer :).

Write your answer in the comment box below!

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow 🙂

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Summer 1 reminders

April11

PE
This half term we will be having PE lessons on a Monday and Tuesday. You must ensure you have your PE kit in school at all times because some weeks we might have to change our PE day (due to the weather).

Homework and Learning logs
As always homework and learning logs will be handed out on a Friday and they MUST be returned by Thursday at the latest.

Spellings and times tables
We will be having weekly tests in both of theses areas. Practice makes perfect!

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Summer 1

April11

Welcome back 4b! I hope you are ready for a very busy, exciting half term!

To find out what we will be learning about click the link below:

topic overview summer 1

Don’t forget to also check out the Year 4 Summer 1 newsletter 🙂

Newsletter summer 1

Antoni Gaudi

March14

This week is Science Week. We will be learning about Antoni Gaudi who was an architect.

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Can I create hyperlinks in a blog post?

March14

Last week, years 3 and 4 learned how to insert hyperlinks into a word document to make the content interactive.

This week you will be creating hyperlinks in a blog post, which will be published on your class blog. The post will be about Antoni Gaudi, an Architect you will be learning about all week in Science week.

Watch this video to see how to do it…

Your challenge is to…

1. Copy and paste the following text into a new blog post.

This week is Science Week. We will be learning about Antoni Gaudi who was an architect.

2. Create a post with a link to facts about Antoni Gaudi – use the link below:

Antoni Gaudi: Facts and Information

3. Find out what an architect does, and link to a site which will explain this.

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