We’ve enjoyed the lovely hot weather and remembered to keep ourselves safe by following all the new guidelines.
We’ve had an extremely busy week learning about place value in Maths (working with 4 digit numbers) and looking at different representations (place value grids, counters, number line, Base 10 equipment). In English we have really enjoyed the first two chapters of The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We’ve got to a very exciting part and we have been discussing the very important matter of whether to keep him (our metallic giant) in the great big pit. We held a debate with speakers for and speakers against the motion “The Iron Man should be released.” This work will help us write our persuasive letters next week. We’ve done some work on replacing pronouns with more interesting noun phrases which are on our display.
We finished the week by listening to some of Year 6 candidates trying to persuade the children to vote for them to be House Captains. I have to say, the Year 6 children have produced some very professional persuasive arguments to win votes.
Homework can be found in the Homework section of this page. Please remember that Mathletics tasks should also be completed.
Enjoy the last few days of sunshine.
It was lovely to welcome all the children back to school and into year 4. The children looked smart in their uniform and ready to start the school year. In fact, we’ve had a really busy week. I’ve listened to all the children read and their reading books will go home next Monday.
They’ve have worked on creating family shields which will adorn our Art display board in class and had an Art lesson with Miss Tracey, our unofficial resident artist on Friday. We turned detective during our History topic of Anglo Saxons, Celts and Picts and looked at (pictures of ) objects found by archaeologists and discussed what we could learn from them. In Science – we have started to look at what makes electric appliances work and even rubbed balloons on our hair to produce static electricity.
School has been the ‘same but different’ – we’ve even been able to hold our school assemblies via Zoom and celebrated our ‘Stars of the Week’ on Friday. The children have settled down to the new procedures quickly.
After such a busy week at school (especially after 3 PE sessions!) – I’m sure they’re all ready for a relaxing weekend. Homework books went on Friday (please use the sticky back plastic to cover the books) – you’ll find the comprehension on web page to download. Mathletics tasks have been set and focuses on times tables this week. Please email me if you have any questions.
Have a great weekend!
Welcome to Year 4 Rosen!
I hope you had a wonderful summer holiday and are ready to start the new school year. It was lovely to meet all the children today and we spent the day getting to know each other. They have shared their holiday news of going to parks and beaches, visiting friends and family, swimming, snorkelling, sailing, camping and caravanning, crafting and gaming. Some of them made it as far as Barbados and Ethopia – some of them visited Dorset and Eastbourne.
We also discussed what would be the same and what would be different in school because of new and ever changing Government guidelines about keeping us all safe. The children have been following the new guidelines sensibly.
Our timetable will look similar to previous Year 4 timetables and the new timetable will be published on this blog in the next day or so. In Maths – Year 4 will be split into two groups. Mr Perry will be teaching the more independent group and I will be teaching the other group supported by additional adults. On Mondays (Gymnastics), Tuesdays (Cricket) and Fridays (PE – Kick London) the children should come into school in their PE clothes which they will keep on for the rest of the day. The weather looks fine and warm this week but make sure your child has long track suit trousers/joggers and a school cardigan or jumper for the cooler days ahead. . There will be no trips planned until further notice.
Reading books will not be issued this week but will go out every Monday and should be returned by Friday when they will be ‘quarantined’. Children will visit the school library every 2 weeks for 15 minutes only. Homework will be issued every Friday and should be returned by Tuesday. Mathletics tasks are part of the weekly homework and should be completed weekly.
I am looking to meeting you all properly but at the moment, all adults are encouraged to leave the school site as soon as you have picked up your children. Please do email me with any questions. If you would like to discuss anything in detail – we can arrange a face-to-face meeting or a Zoom call.