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Welcome to Year 4!

 

In Year 4 you will find Mrs Watson, Mr Fielder, Mrs Lynch and Miss Miller.

 

How is the last half term of the year already?

We hope that you have had an enjoyable half term break and that the children are ready and refreshed for learning again.

 

Please look below to find out what we are learning this half term. The children will be bringing home the Summer 2 Home Learning Booklet by the end of the week, but a copy is also attached below. This week's home learning can either be from last half term's booklet or can be another task chosen by the children.

 

We keep adding photos at the bottom of this page, so keep checking!

Wow! We have moved into our temporary classroom. It's huge!

Wow! We have moved into our temporary classroom. It's huge! 1
Wow! We have moved into our temporary classroom. It's huge! 2
Wow! We have moved into our temporary classroom. It's huge! 3
Wow! We have moved into our temporary classroom. It's huge! 4
Wow! We have moved into our temporary classroom. It's huge! 5

Our New Classroom

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The children were given a brief look at our temporary classroom. There are some bits left to tidy and set up. You are very welcome to come in with your child and have a look in the mornings from 8:35 to 8:45, when we start learning. At the end of the day, the children will wait in class until we can see you in Tree Top Grove. We will then send your child out to meet you. Please let us know if your child is walking home on their own.

The doors open at 8:35 ...

Please do come straight into the classroom if you would like to talk about anything.

The register is taken and work begins at 8:45am.

You are always welcome to come in any day after school (Mr Fielder on Friday afternoons).

Can you help?

We would love to have some more volunteers to hear readers. Can you stay for fifteen minutes to hear some readers until 9:00am? Please pop in and let us know if you are available.

We are reading 'The King of Space' by Jonny Duddle. We will use this to inspire us to write an explanation text.

We are reading 'The King of Space' by Jonny Duddle. We will use this to inspire us to write an explanation text. 1

Rex looks like an average 6 year old, living on his parents' moog farm and going to mini galactic citizen school, but he's going to be King of Space! With the help of unsuspecting friends, Rex creates an army of warbots with dung-blasters and begins his conquest of the known worlds. But when he goes too far, only one person can save him from the wrath of the Galactic Alliance - his tough-talking mum!

We have added lots of new books to our book corner. The children are really enjoying reading them!

Please encourage your child to read daily and read to your child as often as you can. We will continue to build on the independence your child gained in Year 3. Books can be changed as soon as they are finished. These are located in the corridor by the playground door. Please record which books have been read in your child's reading log book. If you wish to comment, please do, but may we ask that your child shows this to us if you would like a reply?

 

Thank you to all those who entered the St Denys Class Reading Slogan competition.

Well done to Ava, whose entry won the popular vote in our class: "If your brain needs feeding, do some reading!"

P.E.

PE is now on Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons - however, it is advisable to keep appropriate kit in school all week, as this can sometimes change. Please ensure that every piece is named. This will help us to return lost and found items to their owners more easily.

We also have swimming every afternoon from Monday 25th February to Tuesday 12th March.

Curriculum

Please see the half termly curriculum bulletin (below) for more detailed information about all of our curriculum for this half term.

Children should choose one task per week and may bring this to school once finished and by the Thursday of each week.

We will be aiming for quality, rather than quantity and will be looking for examples of good effort in presentation. The percentage of home learning returned from each class is announced in assembly on a Friday morning - help us to win each week!

For those children who find it difficult to complete home learning in the evenings, I am happy to provide a space to do this in class at the beginning of Tuesday lunchtimes.

Times Tables

We will practise our times tables with Times Table Rockstars. This half term, we will continue to focus will be on quick recall of the 3x, 6x and 11x tables. We will  also practise 2x, 4x, 5x and 10x tables. We can really see progress where children have been practising at home. Thank you for your support!

You can check with your child every Friday to find out their Rock Status for the week.

The children have been given log on details for TTRockstars and can practise at home.

 

                                           www.ttrockstars.com

 

 

We thoroughly enoyed using the dance mats. Sorry for the quality of some of the photos - we were having too much fun moving!

Looking After Our Teeth!

We learned about the different types of teeth and their functions and made models to show these.

 

We had great fun showing any plaque with disclosing tablets. Some of us used the tablets after lunch, as you can see!

Then we investigated the best way to clean our teeth, making sure that all the plaque was removed. Look how sparkly clean they are after brushing!

Picture 1 Before
Picture 2 After

Egyptian Day and Exhibition at Highclere Castle October 2018

We were able to look at artefacts that were 3,500 years old and enjoyed using hieroglyphics and dressing up in the education room!

We made Ancient Egyptian death masks using papier mache.

... and some from clay! Which material do you think was the most successful?

We made a paper chain of all our random acts of kindness ... we hope the children are being kind at home too!

We made a paper chain of all our random acts of kindness ... we hope the children are being kind at home too! 1
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