Welcome back after the holiday. This half term we are continuing with our topic of 'Settlers and Scavengers'.
Children will be continuing to learn the recorder (A huge thank you to all the parents/carers who have purchased these for their child).
We are starting auditions and practise for the Y3/4 Production - Lights, Camel Action!. Letters about costumes will be sent home soon.
Please see below for this half term's Homework grid and spelling lists. The spelling tests will take place on Fridays. The homework is due in on Friday 8th December.
A reminder that children need to bring in their PE kits on a Monday morning, we will remind them to bring them home for cleaning on a Friday. As the weather it getting colder, children may need a warmer top to wear - please see the Uniform list for further details of this. Children will also need shin pads for hockey.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or concerns.
Congratulations to the following children who achieved a Bronze Certificate last week:
Cody Needham also achieved a Silver Certificate! Well done to all of you!
Year 4 children designed and made their own Celtic Roundhouses. They used a variety of materials, including those from the natural environment.
A specialist DT teacher came to visit today and showed the children some simple techniques to make their own Celtic jewellery. They just used string, foil, cardboard, PVA glue and black shoe polish!
This week, the whole school is looking at the theme of 'anti-bullying. Year 4 discussed that a jigsaw piece is like a person. When a person is alone they are ‘one piece’ but when they come together with others they make something very special – a community that fits together perfectly, just like a jigsaw!
In DT, children are making their own Celtic Roundhouses. They have drawn their own design and decided what materials are required to make it. Most materials we will provide from school, however children have been asked to bring in any other materials from home.
Please make sure these are in school by Tuesday 14th November.
Children in Year 4 have been challenged to choose ten books from the list below and read them by the end of term!
For each book read, they will receive 10 housepoints. Parents/Carers MUST sign their child's Reading Record to verify that they are reading the book.
Prizes will be awarded too!
Good Luck Year 4!
In computing this week, Year 4 used an online interactive programme to create their own Celtic Knot Designs:
Ask your child to show you their designs.
This week in Maths, the children are learning about the perimeter of shapes. Today we investigated different ways to try and find rectilinear shapes with a perimeter of 12cm.
In Literacy we are developing our story writing skills. Children watch the short film of the 'Lighthouse' and are learning about how to write a descriptive story which grips the reader and builds tension.
So far we have looked at what makes a good story and how we can include these in our writing.
Before break time, we were looking at fronted adverbials and what the different ones tell us. They can be divided into fronted adverbials that tell us the time, the manner, the frequency, the possibility and the place an action happened. To help us remember, we made some fortune tellers to test each other. Some children chose to write a subject on the top level, so if you picked the subject of a skeleton, you had to say a sentence with a fronted adverbial that included a skeleton. Some children put the headings and you had to start a sentence with that type. We made up some super sentences and it was a great fun way to practise our literacy skills.
We have been eating a lot of lollies in Year 4. This enabled us to make representations of
Roman Numerals with the sticks. We need to be able to use them up to 100 (C) in Year 4,
so we have been challenging each other to make them and guessing which numbers they are.
Can you read and write Roman Numerals up to 100?
This week, Oliver has been chosen as our Value Champion. I have been really impressed with his work attitude and the determination he has shown by taking his learning home and developing it, he has made some super artwork and a fabulous spear. Great job Oliver.
Dulcie is our Growth Mindset Champion as she has worked so hard this week. She has picked herself up when finding tasks hard, kept on trying and trying and the smile she has when she gets out of the other side of the pit makes my day. Keep up the good work.
Our Growth Mindset winner this week is Isabella who always starts at the right place and challenges herself to achieve more. Ben is our Values winner and determination is his middle name, he always gets straight on and completes his tasks to the best of his abilty. Two worthy winners.
We have Zach and Ella – Ella leaps into the pit every day and does her utmost to clamber up the other side. Zach has taken a bit of time to settle in but through determination now bounds in with everyone else. Super attitude.