Ash class

Welcome to the Year 4 class page. 
Here you will find information and recent learning from Ash class. Please check back regularly to see what we have been up to. 
Maths Investigation day 2022
We worked together to solve number sentences that were around the Barton's Oasis area. We used our knowledge of numbers bonds to 10, number trios and  inverse to help us find the missing number. 
We enjoyed  learning outside in the sunshine. 
We investigated how to use wires and  batteries to light a light bulb.  We asked questions like 'What happens to the light bulb when you add more batteries?' and 'What happens to the light bulb when you add more light bulbs?'
Using Post-it planning we planned our own investigations to find the answers.
Sculptures in the local area
We followed the map around the Bersted Park Art Trail. We looked at the sculpture’s and discussed how each sculpture related to the local area.   
 Here are some of our sculptures we made, inspired by the local area.  We investigated how to join cardboard. We used joins such as 'fold', 'slot', 'flange', 'tab' and 'brace'.
Maths week 2022
Our theme this year is 'Money'.  We were surprised by the number of security features the Bank of England includes in the banknotes.  We practiced different methods for giving change and solved problems such as planning a party with a budget of £100.
Poppy Art 
We have been improving our skills with Oil Pastels. We have been learning skills such as blending, heavy and light pressure, stippling and cross hatch. 
We used these skills to make our Poppies. 
We celebrated Christingle  with Rev. Jo.  We were very careful with the candles ! 
Rev. Jo talked about spreading the message of hope. 
                                              Christmas Science 
Which material will keep Father Christmas's lunch cold for the longest?
First we predicted which material we thought would be the best. Then we planned our investigation using post-it planning. 
We found out that cotton wool  and cotton fabric kept our ice cube cold for the longest.
Science week 2023
We have had a very exciting and enjoyable few days !  Our focus has been the digestive system and we answered the questions:
  • What are the organs in the digestive system?
  • How does our digestive system work?
  • Do sugary drinks cause decay?
We have also been practicing our observation skills.
Year 4 Team 
Class teacher
Mrs Lewis 
Teaching Assistant
Mon   Mrs Williamson
Mon-Thursday   Mrs Hollomby
Essential information
  • PE is on Thursday and Friday . Please come to school in your school PE Kit on these days.  Please no earrings. 
  • Remember a water bottle every day.  
  • Remember a coat - we will be using the local area and the school grounds regularly.
  • Logins for TTRockstars, Mymaths and Seesaw can be found on the inside of your child's yellow reading record.
How can you help at home?
Please support your child to read and  practice their times tables regularly.  15 mins a day is more effective than once a week.