Welcome back everyone, I hope you all had a lovely half term. It's hard to believe that we are now in the last half term of the academic year - the year has just flown!
A reminder for those children that still have homework outstanding (there are quite a few!) that 2 pieces need completing for the Summer Term. Also the Summer Trip to West Stow Anglo Saxon Village is only a few weeks away, so if you are still to return your money and permission form, please can this be done at your earliest convenience. More details regarding the trip will be shared with you soon.
Next week is Refugee Week where the children are going to be learning all about refugees around the world. In addition, to support the cause, myself, Mrs Bark, Mrs Ingram, Mrs Humphrey, and Miss Redgrave will be raising money by eating the same food rations as a Syrian Refugee for one school week. The rations for the week include:
I have attached the My Donate link below so that should you wish to do so, you are able to sponsor us for this very worthy cause. It's going to be tough so any support you can offer will certainly help!
As there are a few children absent and because it is half term next week, I have posted the spellings that need to be learnt. Your child should know which spelling group they are in.
As part of our learning about Shakespeare, the children have been analysing Shakespearean language. During the lesson they have discovered lots of new vocabulary and used this to good effect to insult each other! Have a watch of the following video and see if you can work out what they are saying to each other - they've been most offensive!!
A word of warning... if your child says you are 'nice', they may not be being as complimentary as you imagine!
We have been kindly supplied with some Anglo-Saxon artefacts from Sutton Hoo, by one of our very supportive grand-parents, Mr Harvey, which the children have enjoyed investigating. They were stunned by the weight of the chain mail and couldn't imagine how anyone managed to wear this along with other armour and fight at the same time! What do you think the big wooden 'spoon' is for?
Welcome back after the long weekend - I hope you all made good use of the sunshine? 4S certainly did this afternoon! As part of our studies of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', the children participated in a drama activity where each group had to freeze frame a given scene whilst the other children had to guess what they were interpreting. I have included photos of their freeze frames below - I wonder if you can work out what parts of the book they are portraying?
Today has been most exciting for 4S as a Zoo Keeper from Africa Alive has visited. The Zoo Keeper spent an hour talking to the children and the time just flew by. They were so engaged and asked some excellent questions. Following her visit, they all constructed enrichment toys for the zoo's animals which were taken back to Africa Alive for the animals to play with. Hopefully we will be sent some photos of the animals playing with them. Take a look at the lovely pictures below, that Lexie took for us. Didn't she do a great job!
I can't believe we are already entering our third term in Year 4 - the year has just flown by! I hope you all had a super break and that everyone is well rested in time for another busy term and hopefully some warmer weather!
You will all be shortly receiving the LKS2 newsletter which will detail all of the topics we will be studying during the summer and the dates for your diaries that we currently have, which includes an exciting topic trip to West Stow Anglo-Saxon village, as well as some planned visitors to school.
A reminder also that we will be swimming this term and lessons start this week on Thursday 19th April, 2018. There is an expectation that all children swim as this is part of the National Curriculum. Mr Fykin, in his last newsletter to you, explained the procedure should your child need to wear goggles. If this is the case, please make sure the relevant paperwork has been completed and returned to school, as without this your child will not be permitted to use their goggles.
Finally I would like to welcome Mrs Hoey, who is returning from maternity leave to wok in 4BD on Thursdays and Fridays following Miss Bozier's departure.
Two more children from 4S have used their imaginations to create some stunning board games linked to the Rainforest for their homework. The creativity on display is most impressive. It is clear that a lot of time and effort has gone into designing and creating these games and the children have had great fun at lunchtimes playing them with their friends, which has been a joy to witness. There is still time to hand homework in for the Spring Term, as there are a number of children yet to complete an activity...
We've had such fun this week making 3D shoes. The children designed and made their shoes with such enthusiasm; although many of the designs did change rather dramatically and the new designs originated rather organically when they saw the resources available to them! I have attached the finished products below for you to enjoy...
I promised some of the children that I would put a copy of our latest display on the blog, so here it is! All of the children did a brilliant job of creating everything that you can see and I'm sure you'll agree, it looks great. It even includes real Rainforest animal noises!
We are 4S!
Each week we will update our blog with activities, pictures and comments on what we have been learning!