In Year 4 you will find Ms. Bandey (Monday and Tuesday), Mrs. Andrews (Wednesday - Friday) and Miss Tarling.
Welcome back after the Christmas holidays! We hope you've had a super holiday 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 will be developing our History knowledge by learning about the Romans and their invasion of Britain. History is a favourite subject in Year 4 and we are really excited about our new topic. In Science we will be investigating electricity and we are looking forward to developing our Spanish vocabulary - the class have been really enthusiastic about the new words and phrases they have learnt so far.
There is more information about our learning this term in our curriculum newsletter.
Our Power of Reading book this term is Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.
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.
A Special Musical Experience
During assembly on Monday 16th we were treated to a mini harp recital. Musician Lizzy came to perform for us and explained all about her harp and how it works. Class 4 got to have a try at the end of assembly and all made some 'magical' sounds! If you would like to see the photos just pop into Class 4 and take a look on the ipad.
Friday 13th December
Not 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' but... 'The Chinese Lion Who Came For Lunch'...
Today Class 4 had a visit from a Chinese Lion ! The Lion told us he is looking forward to seeing us present our Chinese Lanterns at the NST City theatre on Friday 11th January. During Monday the 6th and Tuesday 7th January we will be designing and making Chinese style paper lanterns around the theme of our school Learning Powers.
On Tuesday 26th November Class 4 opened their very own museum. Thank you to all the museum visitors for coming.
What a great way to celebrate and share our learning!
"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!
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