Thursday 15th October 2021
Once again the children have had a busy week, including finding out about life in Anglo -Saxon villages, learning how networked devices make up the internet and creating their own piece of artwork in the style of Quentin Blake. They also had the opportunity to work with other teachers as part of their learning linked to the theme of ' We are all children of God' illustrated by the story 'The Prodigal Son'.
The children wrote impressive diary entries to show their understanding of forgiveness and created comic strips to retell the story in their own words. The maths task proved interesting and challenging. 'How would you spend your money?' gave rise to discussions and calculations linked to selfish and selfless spending decisions.
In our effort to become less reliant on paper copies, you will notice that the English and maths tasks that have been set for Home Learning are to be completed online. The Login for Spag.com has been stuck into the back of the reading journal. Your child has been given a letter to explain how to access and complete Mymaths. Please read this and check the instructions below which are self-explanatory. If there are any problems with access to a computer, your child can attend homework club on a Friday lunchtime.
As always, stay safe and enjoy the weekend.
The children have had a busy week and are settled into the school routines. They enjoyed the Roald Dahl day last Friday, although I am not sure that they liked their new teacher. It was fun reading examples of ' Revolting Rhymes' and recognising the importance of an illustrator to enhance the reading experience.
The children will be creating artwork in the style of Quentin Blake and have already started on this learning journey.
Please remind your children to read every day and to present any written work to the best of their ability. A handwriting task is included with this week's Home Learning so please support your child to take great care over this.
As always, stay safe and enjoy the good weather while it is here.
Meet the Teacher
Please see below for the power point that was shared at the meeting on Tuesday. This gives an overview of the organisation and expectations in Year 4.
Autumn Term 2021
Welcome back to school for the Autumn term and to year 4. I hope you had a lovely summer break, experiencing new things and spending time with family and friends. I am looking forward to the new term and sharing the topics with you. We have a busy time ahead with lots of interesting learning planned. Our first-half term unit is ‘Sparking an Interest’ as shown on the topic map below.
PE is twice a week, Tuesday a.m. and Friday p.m. Please ensure that your child has an indoor and outdoor PE kit in school, including training shoes, as we also have the daily mile and outdoor activities linked to out topic. Due to changeable weather, please also send your child to school with a waterproof coat or jacket.
An apron or cover up is required for art lessons. All belongings must be named.
As per usual, Home Learning will be handed out on Thursday and is due back on Tuesdays. If your child is struggling to complete any of the tasks, write a short note explaining in the book. Reading books and reading records should be in school every day. We do provide stationery but children may bring in pencil cases; we aim for children to take responsibility for their own belongings.
Mrs Burgess has sent out an informative letter explaining communication channels, school uniform expectation, start times etc. so please ensure that you read this.
Once again, we look forward to a new school year with the children in class 4.
Ms Hardie (class teacher)
Mrs Muldoon (teaching assistant)
Mrs Walters (teaching assistant)
MULTIPLICATION PRACTICE LINK
Below is the link for the multiplication check as promised.
Please try and practise as often as possible to ensure your child is familiar with the layout and time pressure. We will also be using this website to practise in class. The multiplication check will be carried out in June.