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Year 4

18 He Lives In You.wma

11 Be Prepared.wma

14 Hakuna Matata (Part 1).mp3

15 Hakuna Matata (Part 2).mp3

08 I Just Can't Wait To Be King.mp3

11 Be Prepared.mp3

18 He Lives In You.wma

Spellings given out Friday 6th March (Bluebirds) Monday 9th March (Woodpeckers):

words with 'soft  c', spelt with 'ce'

centre

century

certain

recent

experience

sentence

notice

celebrate

ceremony

certificate

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon! 1

The Circle of Life

[Intro]
Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba
Sithi uhm ingonyama

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama
Ingonyama


Siyo Nqoba
Ingonyama
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala

From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There is more to see than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done

There is far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high
Through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round

It's the Circle of Life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
'Til we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle
The Circle of Life

 

Can you feel the love tonight

 

[TIMON & (PUMBAA)]
I can see what's happening (What?)
And they don't have a clue (Who?)
They'll fall in love and here's the bottom line - our trio's down to two. (Oh.)

The sweet caress of twilight
There's magic everywhere
And with all this romantic atmosphere

Disaster's in the air

[Chorus]
Can you feel the love tonight?
The peace the evening brings
The world, for once, in perfect harmony
With all its living things


[SIMBA]
So many things to tell her
But how to make her see
The truth about my past? Impossible!
She'd turn away from me


[NALA]
He's holding back, he's hiding
But what, I can't decide
Why won't he be the king I know he is
The king I see inside?


[Chorus]
Can you feel the love tonight?
The peace the evening brings
The world, for once, in perfect harmony
With all its living things
Can you feel the love tonight?
You needn't look too far
Stealing through the night's uncertainties
Love is where they are

[TIMON]
And if he falls in love tonight
It can be assumed

[PUMBAA]
His carefree days with us are history

[TIMON & PUMBAA]
In short: Our pal is doomed

 

 

One By One

Chorus: Translation of Chorus:
Ibabeni njalo bakithi [Hold on tight, my people]
Ninga dinwa [Don't get weary]
Ninga phelelwa nga mandla [Don't lose your strength]
Siya ba bona [We can see]
Bebe fun' ukusi xeda [They wanted to hold us back]
One by one
Ngeke ba lunge [They will not succeed]
One by one
Sizo nqoba [We will win]
One by one
Ngeke ba lunge [They will not succeed]
One by one
(Repeat)

Sizo nqoba [We will win]
Ngoba thina [Because]
Siya zazi [We know who we are]

Ngoba thina [Because]
Siya zazi [We know who we are]

Ngoba thina [Because]
Siya zazi [We know who we are]

Zobona bayabaleka [Come and see]
Zobon, zobona [The cowards are running away]
Zobon, zobona
Zobon, zobona
Zobon
Amagwala

Ibala lami [The color of my skin]
Elimnyama [That is dark]
Ndiya zidla ngalo [I'm proud of it]

Ibala lami [The color of my skin]
Elimnyama [That is dark]
Ndiza kufa nalo [I will die with it]

Ibala lami [The color of my skin]
Elimnyama [That is dark]
Ndiya zidla ngalo [I'm proud of it]

Kumnandi [Oh yes]
Kwelakakith Eafrica [It's beautiful in Africa]

03 Circle Of Life With Nants' Ingonyama.mp3

17 Can You Feel The Love Tonight.mp3

/Users/Nigel/Desktop/17 Can You Feel The Love Tonight.mp3

02 One By One.mp3

Spellings given out Friday 7th and Monday 10th February:

submerge

subheading

submarine

subordinate

subway

superman

supervise

supersede

superpower

superhuman

Next lot of spellings with -ation endings being given out on Friday 31st January and Monday 3rd February:

creation

indication

ventilation

relegation

dedication

demonstration

translation

vibration

 

Here are the lyrics to our new Roman song which teach you many things about life in Roman times... have a go at singing along!

 

Just like a Roman  (from https://www.singup.org)

(All) In circa forty three A.D.,
The Romans came from overseas,
And thanks to archaeology,
We know a lot about them.

Gonna tell you how to
(Part 1) Eat like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Eat like a Roman,
(Part 1) Drink like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Drink like a Roman,
(Part 1) Dress like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Dress like a Roman,
(Part 1) Think like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Think like a Roman,
(Part 1) Pray like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Pray like a Roman,
(Part 1) Build like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Build like a Roman,
(Part 1) Slay like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Slay like a Roman,
Party like a Roman.

(All) They were very fond of feasts
And always wanted more to chew up.
With wine and veg’tables and beasts,
They stuff’d and stuff’d and then they threw up.
(spoken) (Bleh!)
Rich Romans lik’d to dress with flair,
In togas, cloaks and jewell’ry,
They would sometimes bleach their hair
With ash and vinegar and wee!
(spoken) (Eeouw!)

Gonna tell you how to
(Part 1) Eat like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Eat like a Roman,
(Part 1) Drink like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Drink like a Roman,
(Part 1) Dress like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Dress like a Roman,
(Part 1) Think like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Think like a Roman,
(Part 1) Pray like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Pray like a Roman,
(Part 1) Build like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Build like a Roman,
(Part 1) Slay like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Slay like a Roman,
Party like a Roman.

(All) They worshipp’d many diff’rent deities,
For ev’ry aspect of their life,
Mighty Jupiter was king of these
And Juno was his wife.
The Roman’s building work was great,
Their sewage system takes some beating.
The roads they laid were super straight
And they invented central heating.

Gonna tell you how to
(Part 1) Eat like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Eat like a Roman,
(Part 1) Drink like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Drink like a Roman,
(Part 1) Dress like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Dress like a Roman,
(Part 1) Think like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Think like a Roman,
(Part 1) Pray like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Pray like a Roman,
(Part 1) Build like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Build like a Roman,
(Part 1) Slay like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Slay like a Roman,
Party like a Roman.

They excell’d themselves at war
And conquer’d many other nations,
Three hundred thousand troops or more
Took very good organisation.
The Romans lik’d to have a laugh,
(spoken) (ha ha ha!)
Gladiator fights and chariot races,
A visit to the public baths
Would put a smile upon their faces.

Gonna tell you how to
(Part 1) Eat like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Eat like a Roman,
(Part 1) Drink like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Drink like a Roman,
(Part 1) Dress like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Dress like a Roman,
(Part 1) Think like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Think like a Roman,
(Part 1) Pray like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Pray like a Roman,
(Part 1) Build like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Build like a Roman,
(Part 1) Slay like a Roman,
(Part 2, echo) Slay like a Roman,
Party like a Roman.
(All)
 Party like a Roman.
Party like a Roman.
Just like a Roman.

Here is the backing track for our song

Spellings being given out : 

Friday 17th January Bluebirds

Monday 20th January  Woodpeckers: 

cereal

serial

check

cheque

through

threw

draft

draught

stares

stairs

Spellings

New spellings being given out on:

Friday 10th January (Bluebirds)

Monday 13th January (Woodpeckers)

accept

except

affect

effect

aloud

allowed

weather

whether

whose

who’s

Spring Term 2020

 

We have an exciting term of learning planned for year four. We will be investigating the Roman conquest of Britain and how the invasion changed the life of the celts and their leaders such as Boudicca for ever. We will also be considering how things that happened so long ago affect our lives today.  In science we will be experimenting with sound and finding out how our ears detect and use vibrations through the air in order to hear.

 

Spring 1 English Maths Science Topic
W/C 6.01.2020 Stories with historical settings

Number: Investigating Roman Numerals

Times tables revision

- Roman Britain
W/C 13.01.2020 Stories with historical settings Number: Multiplication Factors What do we know about sounds? Roman Britain: History Off the Page Day
W/C 20.01.2020 Stories with historical settings Shape: Area of rectilinear shapes How are sounds made? Roman Britain: Life as a Celt
W/C 27.01.2020 Persuasion texts Fractions: Unit and non unit fractions of amounts & Equivalent fractions - Roman Britain: Life as Roman soldier
W/C 3.02.2020 Persuasion texts Fractions: One decimal place How do sounds travel? Roman Britain: Boudicca
W/C 10.02.2020 Persuasion texts Fractions: Rehearse equivalent fractions How can we make the best string telephone? Roman Britain: Designing and making Roman catapults.

The Romans in Britain

The Romans in Britain 1

Take time to relax and enjoy being with your loved ones Year Four! Happy Christmas from Mrs Element, Mrs Coache and Mr Green xxx

Take time to relax and enjoy being with your loved ones Year Four! Happy Christmas from Mrs Element, Mrs Coache and Mr Green xxx 1

Wassailing

 

In year four we are learning a song called Here we come a wassailing... this is what it's all about!

Wassailing has been associated with Christmas and New Year as far back as the 1400s. It was a way of passing on good wishes among family and friends.

What is Wassail?

Wassail is an ale-based drink seasoned with spices and honey. It was served from huge bowls, often made of silver or pewter. The Wassail bowl would be passed around with the greeting, 'Wassail'.

 

There are three main ways of wassailing.

  1. The filling of a common bowl or cup often referred to as a 'Loving Cup' and passing it around a room to be shared.
  2. Taking a bowl of Wassail around houses
  3. A celebration of the apple harvest and the blessing of the fruit or trees.

 

Where does the name Wassail come from?

Wassail gets its name from the Old English term "waes hael", meaning "be well". It was a Saxon custom that, at the start of each year, the lord of the manor would shout 'waes hael'. The assembled crowd would reply 'drinc hael', meaning 'drink and be healthy'.

As time went on, the tradition was carried on by people going from door to door, bearing good wishes and a wassail bowl of hot, spiced ale. In return people in the houses gave them drink, money and Christmas fare (special foods eaten during Christmas time e.g. mince pies) and they believed they would receive good luck for the year.

 

 

Here we come a wassailing

Here we come a-wassailing
Among the leaves so green,
And here we come a-wandering, 
So fair to be seen, 

 

Chorus

Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail too,
And God bless you and send you a happy New Year,
And God send you a happy New Year.
 

 

Our wassail cup is made of
The rosemary tree,
And so is your beer of
The best barley, 

 

Chorus

 

We're not daily beggars
That beg from door to door,
But we are neighbours’ children
Whom you have seen before, 

 

Chorus

 

Spellings

Bluebirds class

Spellings are tested on Fridays with new list for the following week given on the same day.

Woodpeckers class

Spellings are tested on Mondays with new list for the following week given on the same day.

 

Next spelling lessons are:

Friday 29th November (Bluebirds)

Monday 2nd November (Woodpeckers)

Words being TESTED are:

expression

discussion

permission

admission

possession

profession

depression

impression

 

New words being given out are:

musician

politician

electrician

magician

mathematician

dietician

technician

beautician

Children are also given 2 different spelling activities every week such as word searches, crosswords  or handwriting practice and are encouraged to bring these home. 

 

 

 

During the second half of the autumn term year four will be investigating the geography topic of mountains of the world.

We enjoyed visiting Coventry Cathedral on Friday 18th October. We learned about how the German attack on our closest city affected its population and how Coventry is is a focus of reconciliation around the world.

Have a go at this place value board game!

Welcome to Year 4 Autumn Term 2019

 

A big welcome from the Year 4 team. This year we have lots of exciting topics to look forward to, starting with the Home Front where we will look at life in Britain during World War 2. Swimming will start on Wednesday in the third week of term. Please make sure you bring in your swimming kit (swimming costume, towel, goggles and swimming cap if your hair is below shoulder length) all labelled with your name! Our trip to Coventry Cathedral, is a fantastic opportunity to see how local life was affected by World War Two and is sure to inspire our learning this term.

 

Week English Maths Topic Science Computing/Music RE/PSHE
1

Stories with issues and dilemmas

‘Goodnight Mr Tom’

Number:

Place Value

The Home Front 

‘Outbreak of War’

Make Do and Mend

- - Class Expectations / Class Code of Concuct
2

Stories with issues and dilemmas

‘Goodnight Mr Tom’

Number:

Place Value

The Home Front 

Design a sock toy

Light

What do we need to see?

Online Safety:

Cyber bullying

‘Caring for Others.’

3

Stories with issues and dilemmas

‘Goodnight Mr Tom’

Number:

Place Value

 

Light

How can we make things easier to see at night?

Online Safety:

Super searchers

‘Caring for Others.’
4

Stories with issues and dilemmas

‘Goodnight Mr Tom’

Number:

Place Value

The Home Front

Air Raids

Sock Toy Sewing

Light

What do mirrors do?

Online Safety:

Too much information?

‘Caring for Others.’
5

Newspaper Reports

Coventry Blitz

 

Number:

Addition and Subtraction

The Home Front

Dig For Victory

Light

How can I make a shadow?

Online Safety:

Copy Cats

‘Caring for Others.’
6

Newspaper Reports

Coventry Blitz

 

Number:

Addition and Subtraction

The Home Front   Rationing

Light

How can you change the shape and size of a shadow?

Online Safety:

The Online Community

‘Caring for Others.’
7

Newspaper Reports

Coventry Blitz

Number:

Addition and Subtraction

The Home Front Evacuation

 

Coventry Trip

Light

Are your eyes safe in the sun?

Online Safety:

Cyber Superheroes

-
8

Newspaper Reports

Coventry Blitz

Number:

Addition and Subtraction

The Home Front

VE Party

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