Welcome to the Year 4 Class Page
The Year 4 Teachers are Mr Edwards and Mrs Todiresei
The Year 4 Teaching Assistants are Ms Roberts and Mrs Bushby
We hope you enjoy seeing what we have been learning about on our page
In Maths, we recently played a game using dice, a place value grid and dienes blocks. We had a friendly competition with our partner to see how quickly we could go from 500 all the way down to zero, using subtraction. Great fun was had with rolling dice and using maths apparatus to help us towards the finish line!
In Literacy (above), we continued looking at the Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Ledgemore. We talked about the books and saw how important reading was to light up Morris' world and change his reality. We then talked about our favourite books and used that to give us ideas for our own book (either for Morris or for younger children). We created a cover and a blurb for our books! We hope you enjoy them,
We role played the myth of Venus and the chaos that happened between the gods as they fought for her favour! The children did a great job of understanding the motivations of the characters, how they would act and how they might have spoke.
We noticed that consonant suffixes (-ment, -ness, -ful, -less, -ly) are added straight onto most root words, without any change to the last letter of the word.
Exceptions are: 1) argument 2) Root words ending in -y, if the root has more than one syllable, for example. merriment, happiness, plentiful, penniless, happily.
We played a game, using root and suffix cards to build words. Team members had to agree that a real word has been created. At the end of the activity, partners challenged each other to spell words created by roots and suffixes, and then used the card to check.
We found some roots can be used to create many related words, e.g. mind – mindful, mindless, mindlessness, unmindful, mindfulness