Happy New Year! Welcome back to the Spring Term and to 2022! We trust you had a lovely holiday and look forward to a term full of learning and progress. 

The Spring term is always a busy time for children in Year 4 with lots of new learning taking place as well as consolidating previously learnt skills. English and Mathematics will continue to be taught daily and focus on key writing skills and mathematical calculations. Times tables remain a main priority right up to 12x12, and we appreciate your help in practising these at home. We will continue with regular Rockstar challenges in class, and at home, and our very popular ‘Superheroes’ work. We will also be sharing more information soon, about the upcoming Year 4 Times Table Statutory Test.

In our Science lessons, we will be exploring ‘Sound’ and ‘Electricity’. Our Thematic topic this term is entitled “Hey Mr DJ” and we will be learning about difference genres of music, instruments from around the world and famous bands and artists. Children and staff are really looking forward to our music icon focus day this Thursday.

As Geographers and Historians, we being by exploring the music across the world and through time, and then use our Music skills to discuss styles and structures of Music genres, using key terminology. We will be using our Computing, DT and Art skills as our topic develops further – more is set to be revealed soon!

Children will continue to receive spellings on a Friday, to be tested on the following Friday. Additionally, children will continue to receive 10 Age Related Spellings on a Tuesday to be tested the following Tuesday (referred to as Yellow book spellings). Please encourage your child to keep their Yellow Book in their school bag each week, to ensure these are used regularly – thank you.

Each week, we still expect pupils to read their school reading book and complete at least one journal task. It is vital your child has their reading book in school every day This term’s task are new, and based on vocabulary. Please support your child with reading regularly each week, and completing the written task, as it really will strengthen their understanding. They will also continue with their creative purple homework book.

Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children will be asked to remove or tape earrings before PE sessions. Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times; PE kits can be purchased from the school office. Water bottles are also available at a cost of 20p each. We will continue with morning toast up until close of register and should you wish, children can bring a piece of fruit to school for their morning snack.

PE days are as follows:
Class 13: Tuesday and Friday
Class 14: Tuesday and Friday
Class 15: Wednesday and Friday (Please note the day change from Autumn term)

Thank you, as ever, for your continued support,

Mrs A Brasier-Creagh (Year Leader)           Mr Holmes        Miss Hubble
            Class 14                                       Class 13              Class 15

 

November 2021

Our Year Four spelling team had a wonderful time on November 25th when they attended the Spell-it Challenge at Wolverhampton girls high.
Tarun, Vegnita, Barney and Deb competed in the quiz against nine other schools. The rounds included anagrams, compound words, finding hidden words and dictionary order.
 
All four children did us proud, not just showing their fabulous English talents but also with their wonderful manners and behaviour whilst representing Elston Hall. We are proud of them all. 
 

February 2021

Great Elston Bake Off

Year 4 wowed us with their amazing entries. Click on the cake to see a selection.

March 2020

So impressed with your creative digestive systems! 

 

December 2020

We enjoyed our Christmas themed science lesson. We predicted and made observations of what happened to candy canes in different liquids.

 

Fantastic seascapes in the style of Monet!

  

  

 November 2020

Incredible water cycles!

  

  

March 2020

Some great costumes in Year 4 for World Book Day.

 

Year 4 visited reception and enjoying reading a story to the younger children.

  

 

February 2020

Year 4 have thoroughly enjoyed creating music using the 'Garageband' App on the iPads.

  

January 2020

Year 4 introduced 'Hey Mr DJ' topic by having a fancy dress disco and learning about different genres of music.

 

December 2019

Fantastic completed seascapes in the style of Claude Monet!

   

 

Year 4 had a fantastic time at Birmingham Sealife Centre. There were many highlights of our visit such as watching the feeding of Gentoo Penguins, getting up close with giant rays and Reef Sharks in the Ocean Tunnel, jumping aboard the Polar Express in the 4D cinema and a surprise visit from Santa! The children behaved impeccably and were a credit to our school. 

  

 

 

 

Really impressed with the art skills in Year 4! Check out our seascapes in the style of Monet. 

 

 

Congratulations to the Year 4 children who took part in the spelling challenge at the Girl's High School. We were very proud of you!

  

 

November 2019

Year 4 had a fantastic afternoon with the Virtual Reality Team learning about the different layers of the ocean and the animals that they would find in each layer. They even went down to the trenches! Great fun was had by all!

  

  

Children enjoyed learning about how living things can be grouped in a variety of ways. They learnt all about insects, annelids, molluscs and arachnids! Children were so engrossed they wanted to carry out their own research.

  

Year 4 children were amazed that Aaron Becker could tell a story without words. They used inference skills to answer questions in their Whole Class Reading Session.

  

 

October 2019

We recreated a tsunami to help us learn about the effects.

 

Thank you to all parents/carers who joined Year 4's P.E class. We hope you enjoyed it as much as the children.

  

 

September 2019

Children are really enjoying their Fanta 'SEA' topic! Here are a few examples of our work so far!

  

Children wrote some super character descriptions for a suspense story.

In Maths children have been using place value counters to add 1,10, 100 and 1000.

 

 

 

May 2019

Year 4 had a fantastic time on their residential. They all enjoyed their time at Conwy, whether it was making their way down in to the Bronze Age Mines, taking a tram up the Orme, climbing the spiral stairs in Conwy Castle, eating ice-cream and chips on the beach, having fun in the arcade or relaxing in the youth hostel!

   

    

 

 

 

 

March 2019

Year 4 had a lovely day celebrating all things Asian! Children had the opportunity to make Chinese fans, design mehndi patterns, learn an Indian dance, create rangoli patterns, listen to Arjan play his dhol drum and participate in a delicious Indian feast made by Mrs Suwali! Thank you to parents/carers for providing children with their amazing outfits.

  

  

 

Look at our amazing creative homework!

 

March 2019

Year 4 children loved celebrating World Book Day!

Year 4 children thoroughly enjoyed their visit from West Midlands Fire Service. The children watched a short film to show how quickly fire spreads, then learnt about:

  • Smoke detectors
  • Escape plans
  • Emergency calls
  • Fire hazards
  • Stop, drop and roll
  • Pedestrian safety
  • In-car safety

During the session they learnt vital life saving skills.

 

 

November 2018

We composed some emotive poems and created some super poppy pictures to commemorate Remembrance Day.

Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Tamworth Castle where they had the opportunity to dress up as Anglo-Saxon soldiers, take part in an archaeological dig and re-enact a battle! The children were a credit to Elston Hall, asking relevant questions and impressing the staff at Tamworth castle with their knowledge about Anglo-Saxons.

   

 

  

October 2018

We loved celebrating Elston Hall's 80th anniversary! It was fun to experience school life in the 1930's.

   

Ring toss!

In DT we have been learning about healthy eating. Our healthy sandwiches were delicious!

 

 

Look at our fantastic homework!