Welcome to Year 4!
Our Year 4 Class Teams for 2021/22 consist of
Mr Letts (4I)
Mrs Nagra (4J)
Mrs Short (4I)
Mrs Jones and Mrs Nathwani (4J)
The learning in Year 4 is crammed with fascinating opportunities to discover more about the history of our incredible planet. During the Spring Term, the children will look back at three of the most significant monarchs in British history, King Harold II, King Henry VIII and Queen Victoria. They will also explore the geography of Europe, including its countries, major cities and rivers. We are looking forward to an exciting term, with lots of opportunities for fun-filled learning activities.
If you want to carry on your learning about our exciting ‘Monarchs’ topic at home, then you could start by visiting this link: English Heritage - Kings and Queens.
Year 4 PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Please be aware that 4I will be going swimming from w/b 17th January 2022. 4J have already taken part in these sessions during the Autumn Term. Please familiarise yourself with our uniform policy in relation to PE, including health and safety requirements linked to jewellery.
Please ensure that your child brings in a water bottle and their reading book/record, as well as their link book, every day. Homework is set on a Friday, and is due in by the following Thursday. Children should be reading to an adult at least three times per week for at least 15/20 minutes each time. This must be recorded in your child's reading record.
Please ensure that any belongings are labelled - it makes it easier to return when left around school!
Updates about our current learning in school will be made available on this page, so do check back regularly.
Off with her head!
Year 4 pupils loved becoming experts in the six wives of King Henry VIII this week, helping to keep their classmates informed of the key details about Henry’s life. Some children even re-enacted important moments in his life!
Can you remember the wives of Henry VIII?
1. Catherine of Aragon
2. Anne Boleyn
3. Jane Seymour
4. Anne of Cleves
5. Kathryn Howard
6. Katherine Parr
How well did you do?!
Christmas in Year 4
The children in Year 4 have certainly been in the Christmas spirit this week, as we prepare for our last week in school before the holidays.
We have lots of festive activities to finish the term in style, including Christmas craft work, a viewing of a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ pantomime, and the creation of some creative Christmas poetry. Of course, we are also performing our joint Christmas Carol Concert with Year 3 on Thursday 16th December. The children have put in a lot of effort to practise their songs, with some musicians in the year group also giving instrumental performances. Year 4 are excited to present their show to Mr Archer in order to demonstrate their hard work and celebrate the end of term.
The Year 4 Team wish all of our pupils and their families a wonderful festive season, and a prosperous New Year.
Children in Need 2021
This year, for BBC Children in Need, the children dressed up in pyjamas or Children in Need attire to raise money for charity. Year 4 came out in force, and did Milby proud with their enthusiasm and generosity. In school, through in-class discussions and assemblies, the children learned about the important work that BBC Children in Need carries out, as well as exactly what happens to their donations.
Both classes also flexed their artistic skills by colouring in Pudsey Bear using the styles of Mondrian, Pointillism and Triangular Art. The children loved experimenting with these new art techniques, and we saw some outstanding finished pieces. We definitely have artists and designers of the future in Year 4 this year.
Computing: Have you heard of the PenguinPig?!
Year 4 children have been showing off their knowledge of how to keep themselves safe online in recent weeks, with the children producing some fantastic work and engaging in thought-provoking discussions in computing/ICT lessons.
Last week, the children read the number one best-selling story, ‘PenguinPig’ by Stuart Spendlow, and explored the deeper messages of the text: you should never believe everything you read on the internet!
4I and 4J had great fun in designing their own creatures, like the PenguinPig, to raise awareness of how internet users can be deceived by realistic scams. We had HorseSharks, ButterflyElephants, and even a PolarCat! Well done, Year 4.
Status Quo drummer visits Milby!
The children of KS2 were lucky enough to take part in a drumming masterclass led by former Status Quo drummer Jeff Rich on Thursday 14th October 2021.
Children in 4I and 4J learned about how drums have changed over the centuries, as well as being able to have a go with some percussion instruments themselves. Everyone enjoyed shaking their maracas and bashing their bongos in a big group performance at the end of the event.
It seems that we have some promising future drummers in Year 4!
Strange things are going on at the Water Tower!
Year 4 are enjoying reading our class text 'The Water Tower' by Gary Crew. The children explored Bubba's feelings and emotions as he entered the cold, damp water tower with his friend Spike. The atmosphere in the classroom was electric and the children really enjoyed this task. Well done year 4!