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Thursday 25th March 2021
A HUGE welcome back and well done to everyone for working so hard though lockdown!
The children have all settled brilliantly back in school and it has been fantastic to see them engaged and enthusiastic about their learning. We have been impressed by the way they have slotted right back into the routine of the school day and how amazing their behaviour has been.
We have been working really hard learning about Greek mythology, Athens and Sparta, writing our own myths, making mythological creatures, working with decimals, understanding Holy Week, enjoying our new French programme 'Salut!', making mosaics and keeping ourselves healthy and happy! PHEW!!
Pictures of their awesome work will appear here shortly!
After the Easter break, we will be learning about electricity in our Science, money and rounding in Maths and all about rivers in our Geography topic!
Year 4 Key worker children working hard in school!
The children in school are really missing their friends at home but we have enjoyed doing the same learning! We have been having messy fun making Aboriginal dot
paintings based on the Dreamtime. Have a look at some of them in progress...
Friday 8th January
Thursday 7th January
Online learning Wednesday 6th January
Welcome back videos from your teachers!
Hello Year 4 and welcome back to school/not school!
Your teachers have recorded a short message for you. Click on the link for your class to watch!
17th December 2020 - Christmas video message
Phew! What a busy term it has been! Although the run up to Christmas has been very unusual this year, we have had a lot of glittery, gluey fun and taken part in some challenging festive maths and a Christmas themed Haiku poetry slam! We have missed rehearsing and putting on a performance this year but we have recorded a video message to share with you. We hope you enjoy watching it.
Wishing you a very healthy and happy Christmas and a peaceful new year. See you all in 2021!
1st December 2020
We have been having a lot of fun in our English lessons over the last week, exploring the features of a news report. We have watched Newsround to listen to the style of reporting, searched through copies of the children's newspapers 'First News' and 'The Week' to look for headlines, pictures, captions and the 5 Ws (ask us what they are!), and turned the classrooms into studios, where we became newsreaders and delivered the news to each other!
We are now looking at The Fairytale Times and learning how to turn well-known fairy tales into newspaper reports (with a twist!). We will need to be concise, formal and be very careful using the simple past and past progressive tense to make sure our stories make sense!
Have a look at some of us in action...
In our Maths lessons, we have been practising and refining our measuring skills and learning how to convert between mm, cm, m and km. We have also used these skills to add and subtract different lengths, solve problems and develop our verbal reasoning.
'Because we know that there are 10mm in 1 cm, we know that in 9cm, there must be 10 X 9 mm in 9cms, which is 90mm'.
We are going to extend our learning by using our knowledge to calculate the perimeters of rectilinear shapes!
25th October - Welcome and half-term overview
Welcome to our new-look blog!
We have really enjoyed getting to know the children over the last half term and they have settled back to school and our daily routines brilliantly. It has been a real pleasure to see and hear the classrooms buzzing with (sometimes noisy!) activity, curiosity and creativity after such a long break. The children should be very proud of themselves.
In response to feedback from our virtual Parents' Evenings, you will find attached here an overview of what we have been learning since September. It has been a very busy half term and there are also links to useful websites on our main Year Group page that will support most of our areas of study, should the children want to practise at home. We hope you have a restful break and look forward to welcome the children back on Tuesday 3rd November.