"Xie Xie!" Lulu and Candy
This afternoon we had a go at the ancient Chinese tradition of paper cutting. We also learnt how to make paper lanterns. We were taught by Lulu and Candy from the Confucius Institute at Southampton University supported by the UK Shaolin Temple.
We will be exhibiting our lanterns at a competition in January and if we win will be part of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Southampton on January 25th 2020.
It was a really fun afternoon and we even learnt how to speak some Cantonese!
In Year 4 you will find Ms. Bandey (Monday and Tuesday), Mrs. Andrews (Wednesday - Friday) and Miss Tarling.
Wow! One half-term of Year 4 gone already. We hope you've had a super half term break and are ready for all the exciting things we have planned for this half term. As always, please feel free to pop in and ask if there is anything that you or your child are unsure about. You are always welcome to come into the classroom between 8:35 and 8:45 in the morning or to chat to us after school.
This term we'll be finishing off our Ancient Egyptian topic and making our very own museum. In Geography we'll be finding out about how we find and describe locations in the world and our experiments in Science will be all about solids, liquids and gasses. We're also really looking forward to our Christmas performance at the end of term. You can find out more about what we are learning this half term in our curriculum newsletter.
Our Power of Reading book is Bill's New Frock by Anne Fine.
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. As well as listening to your child read, please ask lots of questions to deepen understanding. Even very independent children benefit from this!
Can you help?
It would be a real help to have volunteers to hear children read before school until 9:00am. This would just involve listening to one or two children read for 15 minutes or so after dropping your own child at school. If you feel that you can spare some time, please speak to Ms Bandey or Mrs Andrews.
PE in Year 4 will usually be on Thursday.
Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school with appropriate footwear. If your child wears earrings please make sure these are removed for PE days or taped up before coming to school. It's always advisable to leave PE kits in school, as lessons can change at short notice.
Encourage your child to choose a task from their home learning booklet each week and to complete it in their home learning book. Children will receive dojos when they return their home learning (by Thursday each week please). Home learning books are then marked and returned on Friday ready for the following week.
Our new classroom is where the old Class 4 used to be. It's next door to the Nurture Room, by the stairs that used to go up to the staff room.
It's even bigger than the classroom we had at the end of last year!
We look forward to seeing you all in our new classroom on Wednesday :-)
Mrs Andrews & Ms. Bandey