Year 4 Spellings

This week we have been looking at spellings using the prefixes anti- and inter-

Examples of the words we have looked at are:

  • antiseptic
  • antihistamine
  • anticlockwise
  • antidote
  • anticlimax
  • internet
  • international
  • intervene
  • interfere
  • interrupt

Year 4 spellings – Spring 2

The spellings we will be working on in Year 4 this term are below. Please help your children at home by taking time to practise the spellings and ensure the children understand the meanings of each of the words.

  • sentence
  • separate
  • special
  • exercise
  • regular
  • different
  • remember
  • although
  • through
  • complete

Please also remember to continue practising the children’s times tables and reading. Children should all have their logins for Timestables Rockstars. Please speak to your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Remembrance Day Display

We have been absolutely blown away by the creativity and thought the children put into their Remembrance Day pieces. We have put together a display of a selection of the children’s pieces. Here are pictures of some of the children’s work and a video put together by a Year 4 child.

Thank you to everyone at home for your support with these amazing creations.

   Remembrance song video

Year 4 Homework 03.11.17

For homework this week, we would like you to think about Remembrance Sunday. On Tuesday, we will be having a celebration assembly. We would like you to create something that we could share during this time. How you present it is up to you. It could be a poem, a reflection, or a piece of art work symbolising this important date.

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We would like homework to be in school on Monday 6th November. Thank you.

Year 4 Viking Day

Year 4 have had a fantastic start to their Viking day. We have all been so impressed with all the effort that has gone into the children’s outfits and shields…very creative. Thank you to everyone at home who helped to get these ready.

Here are some great pictures of some of the children’s efforts and our chance to see some real replicas of Viking weapons.

A Final Blog Post from Mr T…

As you are no doubt aware, today is my last day at Anne Dale after nearly 8 years at the school, working alongside many hundreds of children who have passed through Anne Dale’s gates.

I have been so very fortunate to have had the opportunity to teach so many of the children as they have moved through the different year groups and having seen the AnneDaleBlogs grow and grow over past years, I couldn’t think of a better way to say thank you and goodbye to both children and parents from the school community.children-in-need-day

My work here at Anne Dale has been a wonderful chapter of my teaching career, filled with a great many memorable moments (famed I am sure for the many Pantomime outfits that I have arrived to work wearing!). Thank you also to the many parents and children who have spoken with me recently – I am truly humbled by your kind words. Thank you.

Wishing you all a very enjoyable Christmas break, good luck for the future,

Mr Thorns.

What’s in the Box ~ English in Year 4

In English in Year 4 we are studying a poem by Kit Wright. In the poem there is four verses beginning with, “I will put in the box …”   In each of these four verses there are three things that Kit Wright will put in the box. Image result for Kit Wright

The next verse is about what your box is made from and last but not least the last verse is about what you will do in your box and that can be any thing you like, even things that are impossible! In Year 4 we have designed our boxes and we are now writing the verses and at some point we are going to write them out on the computer and pin them up on the wall outside our classroom. I know that because Mrs Paterson told us!

THE MAGIC BOX, by Kit Wright

I will put in the box…

the swish of a silk sari on a summer night,
fire from the nostrils of a Chinese dragon,
the tip of a tongue touching a tooth.

I will put in the box…

a snowman with a rumbling belly
a sip of the bluest water from Lake Lucerene,
a leaping spark from an electric fish.

I will put into the box…

three violet wishes spoken in Gujarati,
the last joke of an ancient uncle,
and the first smile of a baby.

I will put into the box…

a fifth season and a black sun,
a cowboy on a broomstick
and a witch on a white horse.

My box is fashioned from ice and gold and steel,
with stars on the lid and secrets in the corners.
Its hinges are the toe joints of dinosaurs.

I shall surf in my box
on the great high-rolling breakers of the wild Atlantic,
then wash ashore on a yellow beach
the colour of the sun.

[By Rosie B ~Digital Leader]

 

Maths in Year 4!

We’re learning fractions and times tables in Maths in Year 4. Some of us are trying to learn up to the 14 times tables!

Maths is sometimes very hard because there are always other ways to work it out! You sometimes get very frustrated but once you’ve worked it out you feel overjoyed and relieved. Maths is very fun at times.

[Written by Brandon D – Digital Leader]