Congratulations 4B on successfully completing your first week in year 4. The children have made a positive start back and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them: we have had an exciting and fun-filled week! It has already been a real privilege for me to teach such motivated and enthusiastic learners.
This week, the children have explored Growth Mindset. We have learnt to love challenging our brains. Our favourite Growth Mindset mottos are ‘I will persevere, practise and train my brain’ as well as ‘ mistakes help me learn.’ When the children adopted a can do attitude, they were able to improve and experienced a lot of success in their learning.
In Maths, we turned into Place Value experts. Being Smart Solvers, we developed our problem solving and reasoning skills. As a lot of us have been inspired by the Olympics in Rio this summer, we based our literacy work on the inspirational story of the athlete Jesse Owens. According to 4B, one of their main highlights this week was our first lesson on WW2. The children turned into countries so that we could act out the outbreak of the war. In addition, 4B passed their History Detective mission by discovering who Britain’s allies and axes were. The children found out many fascinating facts on our Horrible Histories timeline trail as well which helped us answer some of our burning questions. I think it is fair to say that we cannot wait for next week’s lesson.
In order to make the most of our outdoor learning area, 4B also worked collaboratively with the other two year 4 classes. Together all three year 4 classes began to explore the secret garden by trying to find natural objects to match paint swatches! We had a great time and enjoyed teaming up.
I am looking forward to seeing you at the Meet The Teacher session on Monday, which will take place at approximately 3.45pm in the 4B classroom. If you are unable to attend, I will ensure all the information is sent home. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Enjoy the weekend!