4S have started to learn all about sound in Science and so in this week's lesson, the children investigated different vibrations, as sound is a type of energy made by vibrations causing movements in air particles.The experiments included strumming and plucking ukuleles, 'dancing rice' on drums and seeing the effects of different sizes of tuning forks in water (a rather wet experience for some!). They identified how pitch and volume could be altered by the size of the vibrations and how vibrations accurately created sound by moving through the air as sound waves. Although it was a rather excitable (and loud) afternoon, lots of learning and fun took place, which was great!
'Thank you to everyone who managed to attend the 'Meet The Teacher' session last Friday. It was lovely to meet with those of you that were able to make it; I hope you found the session useful and informative. For those of you that were unable to attend, I have attached a copy of the power point presentation that I used, so that you will know what was discussed. You should also have now received all of the correspondence that was distributed. Please could you make sure that you return the 2 letters regarding Photographic Permissions and Internet Agreement Forms, signed, as soon as possible - I'd be most grateful.
As always, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or concerns.
Welcome back... I hope you all had an restful and enjoyable summer holiday.
The children have had an action packed day finding out all about life in Year 4. They have worked hard by producing excellent examples of handwriting and presentation skills and explored the qualities of good talk partners.
Expectations for Year 4 have been shared along with the timetable for the Autumn Term, which has been attached below for your information.
A reminder that the children need to have a named P.E. kit in school every day please. They are also encouraged to bring a named water bottle in to school that they can keep in the classroom.
I intend to compose a blog each week to keep you updated with what is going on in 4S, but I also look forward to meeting you at the Meet the Teacher session.
As always, if you have any queries or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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 Mrs Steward 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. Money raised will go towards two charities; Suffolk Refugee Support and Syrian Refugee Relief Fund.
It's going to be tough so any support you can offer will certainly help!
Thank you in advance!
A new week begins and so we have begun to look at a new book called 'A River' by Marc Martin.
On Monday, we looked at the beautiful front cover and thought about we thought might happen in the book. Will it be fiction or non-fiction?
Today, we learnt new vocabulary ready to read the book tomorrow!
How many of the new words can you remember? Can you put them into a sentence?
For the last few weeks, we have been reading James and the Giant Peach.
We have learnt lots of new vocabulary (how many words can you remember?) and have imagined being James to write a diary entry.
This week, we read up to chapter 8 where the two ghastly aunts have been inviting the public to come and see the peach and making a fortune out of it.
Next week, we will be a reporter for the Rushmere Times to write a newspaper article all about this strange happening.
In our topic this term we are leaning about Mountains, Rivers and Coasts.
This week, we had an email from Mrs Humphrey telling us that she is climbing Ben Nevis in May half-term and she was asking if we could tell her more about the mountain and what she should pack.
The children wrote some excellent email replies, thinking carefully about the advice they gave Mrs Humphrey to ensure she has a successful hike.
Read one of the replies below.
We can't wait to find out how Mrs Humphrey gets on.
We need your help!
Please start keeping your glass jars ready for our Christmas craft morning which is on Friday 24th November. For example you could bring in a jam jar or a sauce jar. Each child needs at least one jar in order to join in. But if you have extras please do bring them in. Jars must be clean and the previous label removed.
Just a reminder that it is our school trip to Colchester Castle on Thursday. Please ensure that your child arrives at school on time as the coach will be leaving just after 9am. We will be back in time for the end of the day pick-up.
Please ensure that your child does not have any nut products in their lunch box. We have been informed that a child from another school who has a severe nut allergy will also be there.
School uniform must be worn on the trip.
Any questions, please do ask me tomorrow before or after school.
I hope you all had a lovely half term break.
We've had a very busy first day back.
In English, we have started a new book called 'A Nest Full of Stars'.
We spent the lesson predicting what we thought the book would be about. The children came up with some lovely imaginative ideas! At the end of the lesson we read some of the book and found out it is a book full of poems.
Later this week, we will be writing some of our own poems.
Watch this space!
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