Welcome to Beech Tree Class!
Year 4 Beech is taught by Mrs Cahill with support from Miss Rushworth. Please feel free to come and talk to us before or after school!
Our current topic is 'Plays'
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Spellings - Children will be given spellings each Friday and tested the following Thursday. They can access the weekly spellings on our Spelling App by logging in below and clicking on 'Year 4'.
Maths/English - Children will be given a piece of homework every Friday. This must be completed and handed in by the following Thursday.
Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays. Children should bring their reading book to school each day. Please remember to record all your child's reading and sign their red reading record each time they read to an adult or independently. Children are expected to read at least 3 times a week, however those who make outstanding progress often read 5 or more times!
Children should aim to be fluent in all their times tables by the end of Year 4. Websites to help them with this are listed below:
Beech Tree Class go swimming every Wednesday morning. We also have a separate PE lesson every Thursday. Please ensure your child has their full kit in school every day (including trainers). Earrings should be removed for P.E, if this is not possible children must bring plasters or tape to cover them.
The children will be learning about water safety in swimming lessons over the next few weeks.
We walked to Yeadon Tarn as part of our Instruction work in English. We used some fantastic vocabulary including adverbs, position and direction words and time openers. Behaviour was also fantastic. See our class picture at the Tarn above!
Dodgeball club started for Year 4s. They have also been working extra hard on their swimming and tennis skills this half term in P.E and have been learning to play the chime bars in Music.
Those who took part in 'The Lion King Jr' should be very proud of themselves. They did a fantastic job of learning lines, committing to rehearsals and putting on an astounding performance in late May. Well done!
The children showed off their hard work for this term in our LKS2 Topic Assembly. Some examples of our fantastic work include volcano art work, singing the round 'Popocatepetl' and showing our skip dance from the recent festival. Well done all!
On March 19th to March 20th, the Year 4 children went on a fantastic overnight trip to Nell Bank. We took part in a range of team building activities and developed Science and Geography skills in pond dipping and orienteering. Behaviour and participation was absolutely fantastic and all of the children should be proud of themselves.
On 7th March, the whole school celebrated World Book Day! Beech Tree Class dressed up as characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as we have been reading it in lessons. The children produced some fantastic World Book Day-related work including measuring the perimeter of Willy Wonka's factory rooms and designing our very own chocolate bar!
In February, our children competed against 5 other local schools in the annual Leeds West skipping competition. There were some outstanding performances from our children, both individually and collectively. All the children took part in a skip-dance routine to 'Eye of the Tiger'. They re-created the boxing scene from the 'Rocky' movie which won us a silver certificate! There were some individual gold, silver and bronze awards as well. Congratulations to everyone in Year 4!
Year 3 and 4 enjoyed a day of Roman life. They made pottery, trained to be a soldier, fought a Celt and wrote like a Roman. A fantastic day was had by all!
Drama club performed their version of 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare at the Carriageworks Theatre. They put on a mesmerising performance to be proud of!
To mark 100 years since the Armistice was signed to end World War One, each class made poppies to place on our school grounds. We also travelled to Yeadon Town Hall to remember the fallen soldiers from Yeadon.
We enjoyed our afternoon at the Jewish Heritage Centre. We had a hands-on experience learning about the Jewish faith and how they live and worship.
We put on some absolutely fantastic performances of 'Primary School Christmas Musical' to friends and family.