Welcome to Year 4
Kingfisher class is taught by Miss Hood and supported by Mrs DeQuincey and a second LSA
Swan class is taught by Miss Higginson supported by Mr Wan and a second LSA
Heron Class is taught by Mr Salisbury and supported by Mrs Shin and Mrs Salmon
Take a look at what we have been learning about at school.
There is also additional information for parents at the bottom of this page.
Autumn 2: How can we build community in Walton? Principle of Interdependence
Walton Festival of Light
We had great fun making lanterns for the Walton Festival of Light. It was tricky bending the willow into shape and we needed to work well as a team to help each other. We were pleased with the final results. 30 year 4 children then took part in the festival parade through Walton on Thames. We had a great time, despite the rain. Photos of the parade to come soon!
Year 4 have been busy researching information about Walton on Thames. Did you know that the first Walton Bridge was a wooden bridge built in 1750? We are using this information to create leaflets all about the town where we live. Take a look at the amazing front pages of our leaflets.
Autumn 1: How can we prepare for a Tudor Celebration? Principle of adaptation
Year 4 Great Works
On Monday 21st October year 4 celebrated their half term of learning! They had a fantastic Tudor day. The children got the chance to dress up in Tudor costumes, play Tudor board games, take part in Tudor drama and make pomanders. In the afternoon, the children shared their learning with their parents and confidently spoke about everything they have learnt this half term. Finally, they did a fantastic performance of Greensleeves as well as sharing their Tudor dances. They even had a visit from King Henry VIII himself!
Hampton Court Palace
On Tuesday, 24th September Year 4 visited Hampton Court Palace. We were truly blown away by how majestic and magical it was, not to mention the size! We were lucky enough to look at the kitchens, Henry VIII's apartments, the grounds and the Knot Garden. We had the opportunity to sketch some portraits and chimneys. Each class also had the chance to listen to Lady Elizabeth tell us all about Henry VIII and his wives. We now know NEVER to mention Anne Boleyn's name in the palace!
Year 4 LOVE reading!
The year four children are really enjoying reading books from the classroom book corner and choosing books from the library! We asked the children why reading is such a great thing to do and these were some of their responses:
'Reading helps you to find out facts and be more imaginative.'
'Reading gives you creative ideas.'
'Reading is the source of all knowledge!'
'Reading is fun and books can really make you laugh.'
The War of the Roses
To start off our enquiry, this half term we have been learning about the War of the Roses and the Battle of Bosworth. To begin our week we did some geometry, which involved using compasses to draw the perfect Tudor Rose. Later on in the week, we made Tudor roses using strips of paper. Year 4 are really looking forward to learning even more about the Tudors!
Information for parents
Click on the above link to see a PowerPoint for progression of maths skills at Ashley school. These will be useful so that you are able to understand the methods your child uses, which may be different to the methods you use, so that you can best support them. Please ask your child which method they use as it will differ for each child. The key is that they are comfortable and secure in the method they use.