Well what a busy first week its been!
Thank you to all those parents that were able to attend Friday's 'Meet the Teacher' event. It was lovely to meet with you and share what your children will be learning in Year 4. (A copy of the presentation will be added to the Year 4 page for those that were uable to attend)
The children have experienced the full flavour of a week in Year 4 experiencing different lessons and new challenges. In literacy we have started looking at 'A Picture book of Jesse Owens' which links into Black History Month; in numeracy we have been revisiting our learning on place value and in science we have started our new topic 'Whats that sound'.
The children have all been given their new spellings to learn for this weeks test on Friday.
PE lessons have now started with our PE coach, so please would you ensure that your child has the correct PE kit in school each day. These will be sent home for a freshen up each half-term!
ICT & Photo Permission forms - please ensure that these are returned ASAP so that we can ensure we have necessary permissions in place. Unfortunately we are unable to publish any photographs taken in class until these have been completed.
Welcome to a new term at Rushmere Hall. The children have made a fantastic start today and have returned to school ready for new challenges. We have a busy timetable this term but I will by trying to update my blog every week to keep you informed of the work we have covered during the week and the new topics we have coming up.
Please can I remind parents to ensure that the children's' PE kits are in school every day, and that ALL items of clothing, shoes etc. are clearly labelled with your child's name.
Water bottles are permitted in class but these should be placed in the tray provide and not be on the children's desks. The only liquid permitted is water.
Just to remind parents that you have the opportunity to come and meet me on Friday 14th at 2.50pm in the classroom, while the children will be in a special assembly, when I can let you know a little more about the year ahead and Year 4 procedures.
I look forward to your continued support with 4B and to working with your children over the next academic year.
We are approaching the end of another academic year with great speed and still so much to do.
Thank you to everyone who came and supported during the sports day last week. The children were amazing and although a little hot and bothered, they all enjoyed themselves.
Thank you also to everyone who attended the Summer Fayre. It was lovely to see so many people stop and enjoy themselves.
This week will be the last swimming lesson of the term as next Friday is the final day and the children will be busy with other activities.
The school library is now closed for the end of term. Could I please ask that all outstanding books be returned to school.
In preparation for next week, could I please ask all of the children to bring a plastic carrier bag to school so that we can ensure they bring all of their belongings and any books home at the end of the week.
Thank you for your continued support, it is always appreciated.
Sorry for taking so long to update you with our news but I thought that if I waited until today then it would all be fresh in your mind ready for the week ahead.
Our sports afternoon is on Thursday of this week. The latest information we have on this is that children can now come into school wearing a top with their team colour. All of the children know their team colours and should be able to help you.
Summer Fayre is on Friday afternoon at the end of the school day. At the moment the forecast is good so I hope that people will come and spend some time and support the school.
All of the children took a letter home last week about a wildlife and nature day. Outings must link in with curriculum topics and unfortunately we have been unable to book another outing for the children due to unacceptably high costs. Because it is a small year group the cost of the coach has to be shared between fewer children and this is the most expensive element of each outing. This time the costs of the coaches pushed the total cost of the trip to an unacceptable amount. As a result of this we have done our best to arrange a day within school with visitors coming in to work with the children instead. Please can you return all signed permission slips etc by the end of the week.
Thank you for your continued support.
I can't believe that another week has gone by already.
The children have worked extremely hard over the last 2 weeks and have now completed all of their end of year assessments. I am so proud of the positive attitude they have demonstrated.
Thank you so much for your support with the geography challenge. The children have used their information this week to create a fact file about their chosen river. Some of the work produced has been amazing and the children all enjoyed this session.
In PSHE over the last few weeks we have been looking at 'Right and wrong' through moral dilemmas. This week we have started to learn about empathy and what it would be like to walk in someone else's shoes.
This will continue over the next few weeks. Hopefully, our lesson next week, as part of our refugee week, will make this concept easier for them to understand.
In Science we will continue to focus on space and astronauts, and will be looking at Yuri Gagarin and the space race.
In PE the children are working hard to develop their athletic skills ready for sports day. We look forward to seeing you there.
Thank you for your continued support. Have a lovely weekend. See you next week.
Welcome back to the second half of the Summer term. I hope that everyone had a lovely restful break. The children have settled back into lessons quickly and have been completing some of their assessments this week. The will continue next week and then lessons will settle down to a normal timetable again. I have been impressed by their positive attitude and hope that this continues.
We have started a new topic in Science called 'We are astronauts', and this week we looked at the phases of the moon. All of the children have been given a homework sheet to track these over the next month. Please help your child to complete this as it will improve their understanding of what is happening during a lunar cycle.
We have also started a new topic in art - this half term we will be painting so if you have not already done so, please ensure your child has an art shirt in school. This helps to protect their uniform and means they can be involved in the activities without worrying about their clothing.
Swimming lessons are going well. The children all have a positive attitude and appear to enjoy their time in the pool. All of the children are making good progress and confidence in the water has improved immensely.
In Geography this week they have been using laptops to research the greatest rivers in the world. They have all worked extremely well within their groups and have found some interesting facts. Please encourage your children to continue their research at home as I will be setting them a challenge today.
Thank you for your continued support. Have a lovely weekend and I will see you all next week.
The half term holiday is now here and the children are ready for a rest and time to recharge their batteries. As homework they have their normal spellings to learn for their spelling test but each child also has a small piece of homework based on time. Please work with your child on this as this is an element they have been struggling with during lessons and some extra support will be extremely beneficial.
A huge thank you to everyone who came to our class assembly last week. The children were so excited and had worked hard to put it all together, it was lovely to see that they were so well supported.
Our end of year quizzes have started, we have completed 2 this week and the others will be completed after the holiday. I am trying to keep it low key for the children to ensure they don't get worked up and we get the best possible results from them.
Enjoy your break everyone, see you after the holiday.
We are 4B!