WELCOME TO 2020!
Not just a new year but a new decade, and the children have returned full of enthusiasm and ready to learn. We have been rehearsing actions for our model text – The Rainbow Dragon – to which the children devised some inventive ways to express the different sentences. In maths, we are continuing to look at multiplication & division, investigating a variety of methods and selecting the one most appropriate for the calculation. Sound is our topic in science, so we moved around the school looking for the noisiest and quietest areas. We then used musical instruments to ensure Year 4 was, in fact, the noisiest area that afternoon! It is our good fortune to have Mr Roberts with us during P.E. on Friday afternoons until half term. We will be alternating between gymnastics and dodgeball this term and we had lots of fun trying out our balances this week.
The children have all been given a Newsletter and a Homework Grid which they should have brought home on Friday. This gives an overview of the term and some suggestions for activities at home. Remember, spellings is on a Friday morning – the children have the words in their Reading Diary.
Wednesday, 11th December 2019
After our week of testing, we were pleased to return to our more exciting activities last week which included preparations for the Christmas Fayre. In year 4, we made shortbread biscuits in traditional Christmas shapes then decorated them with icing, silver balls and jelly shapes.The class were all given the opportunity to eat some of their delicious biscuits before delivering the rest for sale at the Fayre.
Another event which took place last week was the final of the Year 4/5 football tournament. It was an extremely cold evening but the children put on a magnificent display – working hard as a team – to secure third position. 19 teams originally entered the tournament, so to come third is very impressive. Well done!
This week we have continued to work hard on our diary entry in literacy and our 6x tables in maths. I am looking forward to reading about the activities of the elves that many of the children have been telling me about.
Next Tuesday is the class Christmas party. Please come and select an item of food to bring in, from the list outside our classroom, when you drop off or collect your child from school.
We still need P.E. kits in school so ensure your child has their full kit everyday, including joggers, if required.
Friday, 15th November 2019
What a busy 2 weeks since half-term. Year 4 have been reading and evaluating war poetry during their book talk sessions and produced some amazing work to commemorate Remembrance Day.
As part of our literacy lesson, the children re-enacted a scene showing how children might react when they were evacuated during the war. Some good emotion was shown by several groups,as you can see!
We were fortunate to have Premier Sport deliver a fencing session to the whole class – a thoroughly enjoyable experience for all the children. They learnt some new skills and new vocabulary – maybe you can challenge them to remember the name of the equipment we used?
Our Year 4 & Year 5 football team were amazing and succeeded in winning their group which has resulted in them being in the finals of the competition,to be held in early December. A fantastic achievement.
This week the children have been busy trying to gain as many points as possible for our school on RockStars TimesTables. The competition ends at 7.30pm this evening so we will all be eager to find out how successful we have been.
Please can you ensure all children have their P.E.kit in school every day.