Welcome to Hawk Class.
We are all looking forward to working hard this year to show off our amazing skills in every lesson. We are very lucky to have Miss Porter as our class teacher and Miss Lang to support us in learning.
We have our own class email! If you would like to contact us, please do so with the secure form below- we will be checking it regularly. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
PE will now be on a Monday and a Thursday.
Children should be coming into school dressed in their PE and will remain in their PE kit for the entire day.
Thank you for your support.
Term 2 – Would I be a Spartan or an Athenian?
On Monday, we came to school dressed as Ancient Greeks. This is because our new topic is all about Ancient Greece. We tried some of their food and most of it was very delicious. Although most of us tried them, the olives were disgusting! Mason thought they tasted lovely though.
In writing, we started to read our new book called ‘The Green Ship.’ We can’t wait to go on many adventures with Alice and Thomas. We will keep you updated on their adventures as we read the rest of the book.
We really enjoyed coming into school in our mufti clothes on Friday, so we could raise money for Children in Need.
We are all very excited to be back in school and we are ready to continue with our learning.
This week, we have started to look at addition in maths, using the dienes to help us show our column additions. We have been working extremely hard to make sure we are presenting our maths work as best as we can!
In writing this week, we have been researching churches to write a non-chronological report about them. We have learned many new facts such as; the alter is where Christians eat the bread and drink the wine that represents Jesus’ blood and body.
In order to finish our enquiry on ‘Why does it snow?’, we looked at the water cycle this week. Not only did we learn the processes - we really struggled to pronounce precipitation – we also learnt a song about the water cycle! Using our knowledge, we drew our own water cycle AND created a comic strip of Drippy’s journey around the cycle. Look out for pictures of our work coming to the website soon!
Term 1 – Why does it snow?
Wow! What a long term we have had. We have really enjoyed the start to Year 4 and the new, exciting challenges that we have.
This week, we have been looking further at states of matter. We focussed on the melting process this week. Miss Lang helped us to melt chocolate, wax and butter. We all thought the butter would be the fastest to melt but it wasn’t! Surprisingly, it was the chocolate.
We would also like to thank Sam and Lynn from Bristol Sport for all their help with our netball skills this term. We showed them all of our skills during a netball game in our last lesson.
After creating clay poppies on Friday, we had the opportunity to paint these on Monday afternoon. It was really fun to get to use acrylic paint – even though we had to go very careful not to get it on ourselves. We had to take great care to make sure we painted the petals red and the middle black!
We have been revisiting our knowledge of Roman Numerals from year 3 this week in maths. We have looked at numbers up to 100 (C in Roman Numerals). Look out on our homework this week for some opportunities to show off our knowledge by adding and subtracting Roman Numerals.
On Tuesdays, we are lucky enough to have the sports coaches helping us with our PE skills. This week, Mason took the opportunity to become the class photographer and took many pictures to show what we do in our PE lessons.
In science this week, we were investigating whether air has weight. We did this by blowing up a balloon and seeing if it weighed more than a balloon that wasn’t blown up. We also looked to see if water weighed more than air by filling another balloon with water!
We found out that air does have weight, but not as much as liquid! As well as this, we found out helium doesn’t weigh as much as air and therefore it floats. We are waiting to find out what will happen if we leave the balloons for a while!
We had a blast making clay poppies ready for Remembrance Day. We followed the instructions that Miss Kearn gave us and each made one! We cannot wait to paint these next week!
What a busy week we have had in Hawk class this week. We have been using the computers to research how to survive in snowy conditions. We wanted to know what Ivan would need to make sure he could safely find his brother whilst searching through the frozen forest in the snow.
We have started to look at decimal numbers in maths, using counters to help us understand the difference in whole numbers and parts of a number. We have looked at tenths and hundredths.
In English, we looked at complex sentences and how they work. We noticed that the subordinating clause could go at the beginning or the end of the sentence, and it would still make sense!
This week, we have been super busy learning all about rounding. Not only have we been rounding to 10, we have also been rounding to 100 AND 1000!! We have been trying it as well as applying it to use it and prove it questions.
We have been trying really hard in PE this week, with Lynn and Sam. They showed us a couple of new shooting games called poison and minions. We really enjoyed it, especially when we got to make our class mates our minions!!
In science this week, we looked at what the different states of matter are. We looked at the difference between solids, liquids and gases and even listed some of each. To ensure we understood to completely, we went outside and pretended we were the particles making up the matters. See us in action in the photos below! Ask us to tell you which ones we are, we will be able to help!
This week, we had our WOW activity to introduce our new enquiry, ‘Why does it snow?’ We made fake snow and had a chance to play with it before making instructions to show what we did. We had a chance to show off our art skills as well when we looked at how to make snowflakes and gave them a go. It was really hard to follow the instructions from a video!!
On Wednesday, we had a special visitor come into school to teach us how to sing. He told us that we have to make our Tyndale Voice and we can’t wait to share it with the world. It was really fun and we got to sing new pop tunes instead of the old songs we used to sing!
This week we have been continuing our work with the crayons! On Wednesday, we showed off our listening skills by working with our talk partners to give clear instructions. One of us had a picture and had to instruct our partners to draw a matching picture.
This week, we have been looking at the book ‘The Day The Crayon’s Quit’. We enjoyed trying to guess why each colour decided to quit and thought it was hilarious that poor peach crayon was naked.
We worked together to create group crayon drawings. It was really hard because we were not allowed to share the colours and had to work as a team. We haven’t finished these yet, but we wanted to show you what they look like so far J.