Tuesday, 15 January 2019
The parent's information session for year 4 will be this Thursday at 9am in the training room. Please come along and hear about the fun we will be getting up to this term and ask any questions you might have. I look forward to seeing you then.
Friday, 11 January 2019
Home learning - Year 4 - Spring Week 1
11th January 2019
Times Table Rockstars
We are busily practising our times tables using the Times Table Rockstars website. The children have their own rockstar characters and various challenges to complete in order to earn coins. These coins can be exchanged in order to update their avatar whilst learning times tables at the same time. Knowledge of times table facts supports fluency in number and gives children confidence in Maths. I would therefore like the children to log on and earn some more coins, if you are unable to access the site then see if you can think of some fun ways to remember times table facts. Here are some rhymes we use in school:
5, 6, 7, 8 - 7x8=56
Wakey, wakey rise and shine 7x7 is 49
I ate and ate until I was sick on the floor 8x8=64
I can do times table tricks 6x6=36
Login via the pupil links page on the school website, your login details will be sent to you via marvellous me.
Year 4 Singing Resources
Over the next few months we will be rehearsing six songs to sing at the annual year 4 DASP singing festival. We were lucky enough to have Mrs Trevorrow from Thomas Hardye School to come and teach us some of these songs on Thursday. We will be continuing to learn these over the next couple of months ready for a performance at Thomas Hardyes in March (details to follow). Please take time to have a look at the lyrics to the three songs we’ve learned so far:
Food Glorious Food
When I Grow Up
The resources are available at daspmusic.co.uk>resources>resources for students>Year 4 singing concert resources - Happy singing!
Monday, 31 December 2018
Next term promises to be lots of fun in year 4. We have a few weeks to complete our World War II topic (as it seemed to get eaten up by Christmas) and then we dive straight into the Human Digestive system! We have our fly to the line STEM competition to complete and will be heading to Florida (courtesy of POW airlines) to find out more about the life of Sea Turtles. We will have the opportunity to investigate animals and plants further with special expert help in class and from visiting parents. We also have a Science week at the end of term. Can't wait!!
As we are now well into year 4 and in preparation for middle school I would like to invite everyone to bring in their own pencil cases to begin the new term. So if Father Christmas brought you some stationary or if you are heading to the sales, perhaps have a look for a pencil case to bring into school for the start of the new term! I got a rather nice sequined number (thank you - you know who you are!) Some useful things might include: Pencils, Pencil Crayons, A rubber, Pencil Sharpener, small ruler and a handwriting pen (we like the Berol ones, but any pen that makes your writing look neat is acceptable). We are also planning a few changes to the layout of the classroom on your return... #growingup.
Well, after finally waking up from a much needed sleep I've finally got around to thanking you all for a fabulous Autumn term and your kind Christmas gifts and cards. I hope you all enjoyed Christmas and it is now time to look forward to a new term. We have achieved so much already in year 4 and a new year brings new challenges! Onwards and upwards in 2019, and enjoy the rest of your well deserved holiday.
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
What a wonderful Carol Service this evening. A big well done and thank you to our readers from year 4: Louis, Inzi, Jasmine, LilyRose, Josie, George, Harry N, Euan, Matilda, Rubi, Jamie, Sophie and Nell were fantastic. Marvellous me points are winging their way to you.