During literacy we have been reading, The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. This week the children have learnt about 'fact and opinion' and 'cause and effect' linked to this book. Ask them to explain to you what this means?
Enjoy your weekend.
The swimming pool has been fixed and so swimming lessons can commence next week. 4B will be swimming last lesson on a Thursday, so please make sure your child has an appropriate swimming costume (no bikinis or Bermuda style shorts), a swimming hat and a towel! Please can you make sure all of their equipment is named. There is an expectation that if your child is well enough to attend school, they are well enough to swim. There are obviously exceptions, so if you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
I will also be teaching swimming to class 4M on a Friday morning immediately before lunch. During this time Ms Markham will teach class 4B.
Following on from our learning about teeth in science, 4B were very fortunate to be visited by Mr Bentley's friend Mr Popat who is a dental therapist both here in the UK and also overseas in Africa.
We learnt a lot about how we should brush our teeth correctly, the amount of time we should take and the positive and negatives about owning a manual vs electric toothbrush. We also heard about the charity work Mr Popat undertakes in Uganda helping those less fortunate than ourselves to access dental care.
We also were introduced to the singing dentist...(ask the children), and Mr Bentley had a checkup in class. (Thankfully all was ok!)
We had a very successful rain forest exhibition in the secret garden on Wednesday. The rain stayed away and lots of visitors came! The animals looked fantastic and showed off the children's work brilliantly.
This afternoon, the children enjoyed visiting the secret garden to complete the rain forest quiz. Thankfully the year 4 animals have withstood the elements of the weather and we were all able to enjoy the hard work which was put in by all 3 classes to create them. Well done 4B!
Photos to follow due to a technical hitch...
Have a lovely weekend.
Summer Term Curriculum Overview and Homework Tasks
Curriculum Overview In Year 4 this term, we have some new topics being introduced that we are confident the children are going to enjoy. In History, we will be learning about Tudors, which also links well to the Shakespeare work we will be studying in Literacy and the school trip to Kentwell Hall that has been arranged for later in the term, which we are all very excited about! The Tudors unit will culminate in an exhibition in the School Museum. In Geography, we will be teaching the children some Geographical skills in a unit that will involve a study of the local area. In Science we will be studying ‘Living Things’ and ‘Brilliant Bubbles’ which is a particularly engaging unit that may involve chocolate! This term we are introducing a new D.T. unit in Year 4 where the children will make and design working torches, so they will be able to apply their science knowledge of circuits that they learnt about earlier in the year. R.E. will focus on Sikhism and Hinduism and in P.S.H.E. the children will become co-authors and produce a newspaper article and study a unit called ‘We are meteorologists’. In addition, the children will continue to work hard learning their times tables, so please encourage them to keep practicing these at home. As you can see, it will continue to be a very busy term!
Homework The Year 4 Topic Homework has been very carefully planned to link with the topics that the children are going to be learning about during the Summer Term. This time, we have also endeavoured to include more mathematical activities, so please encourage your children to undertake a range of tasks and possibly some that they haven’t tackled previously.
If you have any questions about your child’s curriculum this term, please do not hesitate to speak either with me. Likewise, if you would like hard copy of the homework tasks please let me know.
Year 4 would like to invite their parents / carers to the opening of their Rainforest exhibition in the Secret Garden after school on Wednesday 1st May. Refreshments will be available to purchase too. This should have taken place at the end of last term but was cancelled due to bad weather.
We hope to see you there.
Welcome back to the new term. I cannot believe how quickly this year seems to be going.
We have come to the end of a busy term and I am sure that like me the children are exhausted!
Next Term we will hopefully be starting our swimming lessons which will be on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that the correct kit is available in school each week as swimming is a compulsory subject and all children must swim. Please ensure that if your child needs to wear goggles that you complete the google policy document which was attached to the newsletter sent out last term.
Our class overview timetable for the summer term is detailed below.
Wishing you all a restful Easter break.
Congratulations to all Year 4 children for a very successful rain forest assembly to parents on Wednesday morning, which was very well supported by almost 100 audience members. It was a great opportunity for 4B to share the fantastic recorder playing that they have been learning each week in their music lessons.
In addition, the children recreated the sounds of the rain forest using body percussion, which was excellently conducted by William Herbert (4S), shared some super examples of descriptive writing - all of which was intermingled with a medley of songs, which each had a rain forest theme. A big thank you must go to Mrs Jones, who worked so hard to teach the children the musical elements of the
A reminder that next Wednesday we will be holding an event in the Secret Garden immediately after school, where animals made from recycled materials will be on display. 'Rain forest Refreshments' will also be available on sale, so it will be well worth a visit!
Finally, the Summer Term is fast approaching which means that the Year 4 trip to Kentwell Hall will soon be upon us. Please remember that your child will need a Tudor costume for this visit. In addition, a reminder that if permission and monies are not received to cover the cost of this trip, then the validity of the trip may have to be reviewed.
Rainforest Music Assembly which will be held on Wednesday 27th March 2019. 10am - 10.30am in the North Hall.
Our rehearsal was fantastic and this is definitely one you will not want to miss.
Come along and enjoy listening to the songs we have been learning in our music lessons as well as hearing children read some of the fabulous descriptions of the rainforest that they have written during our learning in geography.
Class 4B have a special job to perform in this assembly that you will NOT want to miss!
A retiring collection will be made to support our topic outcome work (Art Installation in The Secret Garden), and our planned trip in the summer term.
Please come along and enjoy celebrating our achievements.
Cross Country House Team Run
Today the children have enjoyed completing laps of the sports field in order to gain points for their house team. I was mega impressed with each and every member of 4B for embracing the challenge. I think a number of them may need an early night to recuperate!
We are 4B!