Having traveled around America for our first Geography topic this term we are off to the Alps. We will be looking at how mountains and formed and the reasons people visit the Alps for holidays. Our Literacy is linked into this too and we will becoming travel agents, creating brochures to persuade people to visit which we hope to share with you soon.
If you want to help at home perhaps you could look online on travel sites to see the sort of activities people go to the Alps to do.
As we learn more about the USA , why not play along at home with this super drag and drop game about the key states.
We would like to thank children, parents and carers for their incredibly generous donations to our harvest collection. The food will be used by a local food bank to support those in need.
In Maths this week, we have been looking at adding numbers quickly and efficiently. When the calculations become too difficult to do mentally, we have used place value counters to help with our understanding.
This week we will be sending home some very special invitations to pop in and see us.
The informal drop in session is a short (around 15 mins) pop in to allow you to see your child’s new classroom, meet the teacher and get to know some of the important routines. More formal parent’s meetings will still take place later in the term but this was a good opportunity for parent’s/ carers to see how their child was settling in to their new class. We hope you will be able to join us, just come in with your child at 9 o’clock …
4WY = Wednesday 11th October
4LN = Thursday 12th October
Wow! What an adventure we had this week. Despite the wet weather, we had an amazing visit to the Chestnut Centre.
We saw lots of amazing animals and learnt about their habitats. There were some fabulous opportunities for us to get very close to the animals too. During the day, we learnt many animals are at risk because of changes humans make to their habitats which was sad to discover. However, we also learnt that there are many positive things we can do to help animals and plants too which is what conservationists (like the people at the Chestnut Centre) would love us to do.
The RSPB website has some lovely information children and parents might like to look at to take this learning further:
The staff at the Chestnut Centre looked after us brilliantly and we would like to say a big thank you for teaching us so much. We also would like to thank our parent/ carer helpers who came with us and made the day possible too!
We made animoto videos of our trip to give you a flavour of the sorts of things we were up to:
During our first couple of weeks we have thoroughly enjoyed reading our year group’s book, ‘The River Singers’, by Tom Moorhouse.
It is a beautifully written story about a family of water voles living by the river.
We have made collages of the river and neatly copied out our setting descriptions to stick onto them. We are very proud of the final product!
We would like to give a very warm welcome all children (along with their parents and carers) to the Yr 4 blog page. There are lots of exciting things that will be going on in Year 4 and it will be lovely to share them with you via the blog. The children have made a good start and are starting to get into good routines and this week we will start giving out regular homework.
In Mrs Lees/ Miss Neil’s class homework will be given as follows,
Maths : given on Thursday to be handed in on the following Tues
Literacy/ Topic : given on Tuesday to be handed in the following Mon
In Mrs Wilding-Young’s class homework will be given as follows,
Maths : given on Tuesday to be handed in on Thursday
Literacy/ Topic : given on Wednesday to be handed in the following Mon
In both classes children should read for 15-30 minutes every night to gain fluency in their reading and ensure they have accessed a wide range of texts. They should write page numbers in the diary. Parents are asked to comment on how they feel their child’s reading is going at least 3 times a week; this will ensure a green on effort cards and of course help the children to value and enjoy their reading. We would like to thank you for your time and effort with this as we know it can be a struggle too fit into busy lives.
Please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Year 4 team should you have any concerns.
Mrs Lees, Miss Neil, Miss Wilding-Young and Mrs Rhodes
Welcome to Year 4 and the new school year 2017-2018.