Remarkable Romans!

We have had a great start back in Year 4.  The children are working incredibly hard and representing St Mark’s brilliantly at swimming.

To start our Roman topic, the children explored a range of interesting artefacts.  Can you work out how all these items link together?

Key Dates:

28th January – Portals to the Past visit at St Mark’s
– 12th February – Roman Day!

Bread Making!

As part of our DT work this term, Year 4 have made some bread.  We tried a basic bread roll last week and evaluated what went well and what we would improve.

Today we have baked our own bread roll, adding an ingredient of choice.  Our bread looked amazing and tasted delicious.  We have developed our kneading technique and our bread rolls rose much better on our second bake.  Here are some photos of our bread rolls:-

Project Outcome

Year 4 have been working really hard this term on their geography project.  They have enjoyed interviewing the parent/grandparent community as well as enjoying a visit from Bloor Homes last week.

The children have demonstrated great teamwork to create their own housing companies, designing their own settlement for Basingstoke Golf Course.  They will be presenting their ideas in their classrooms on Friday at 2:30pm.  Parents and carers are welcome to attend.

Settlement Design Map by LAB JPS

Settlement Map by Town Homes

Happy Half Term!

We have had such a busy half term and the children have loved learning about Ancient Egypt!  Our topic after half term is a geography based unit focusing on the United Kingdom.

Here is a reminder of the half term homework set last week and due on 4.11.19.

We would like you to collect some information about a place in the UK which is special to you and your family. It could be another town or city which you have lived in or visited on holiday or for the day. Perhaps where your Grandparents or another family member lives.

You can share your ideas in any form (poster, postcard, factfile) you like but please include:

  1. A map showing where the place is, so we can locate it on a large map at school.
  2. Name the county the place is in.
  3. Find out a city which is near by.

Please bring your homework to school on 4.11.19

We hope you have a restful half term break and look forward to seeing you on Monday 4th November.

The Year 4 Team

Curriculum Morning

Thank you so much to everyone who was able to come to the Year 4 curriculum morning.  It was great to have so many parents/carers joining in with our Year 4 maths learning.  If you were unable to attend, please do see the presentations on the main school web page.

Attached is a copy of the rounding game which we played.  Please do continue playing it together and come up with your own versions of the game if you want to.

Times Tables RockStars

RockStars proved to be hugely popular last year and helped the children to make considerable progress in learning their times tables facts.

As it is a new school year, we have reset the children’s RockStars accounts. Teachers will be handing out their logins this week.

RockStars is continuously improving with new features; this year, it has some new tools which help to assess where your child is currently with their times tables knowledge in order to tailor some of the questions to suit their needs and also give feedback to their teacher.

When your child first logs in, they will first need to choose a new ‘rockstar’ name. It would then be beneficial for them to play the ‘Gig’ as this gives an initial assessment and a baseline speed so that they and their teachers can see their progress over time.

If you have any questions, please pop in and speak to the class teacher.