Happy Half-Term!

This final week of the half-term has been packed with exciting activities. On Thursday we had a parent visit to give an awe-inspiring, and incredibly informative, presentation about the animals and habitats of the Maasai-Mara National Reserve, Kenya. The children listened intently and were fascinated to learn so many interesting facts about animals such as flamingos. cheetahs and hippos. On Friday it was 6C day, where the children were put into groups with others from their house teams across years 2-6. They took part in activities centered around creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, commitment, courtesy and curiosity. Everybody, including the staff, thoroughly enjoyed the day, with a range of tasks on offer and the out-of-the-ordinary opportunity to work with different children.

The fun is set to continue into the second half of the Autumn term as on Thursday 3rd November we have a Design Technology day. Wrapping up our topic of ‘Animals and their Habitats’, we will be designing and making animal sock puppets. If you are able to, please send in a clean sock (an old one will do) for your child to use for this task – the brighter, the better!

We are also requesting any packaging that you would normally send to the recycling bin to assist the children in creating ‘junk sculpture’ in Art as part of our new ‘Iron Man’ topic. We would be grateful for any clean and dry cardboard boxes/tubes, yoghurt pots, bottles and caps you can send in, thank you.

Finally, everybody has worked so very hard this half-term, so please congratulate your children on a great start to year 4. Well done! We look forward to hearing about what you’ve been up to over the school holiday and continuing  the next half-term so positively.

We wish you a restful and enjoyable break.

Mrs Atkins, Mrs Stewart and Miss Hill

CAFOD ‘Wear it bright’

Friday was a very successful fundraising day in school.  We had an assembly in the morning to kick start our day where the volunteers from CAFOD spoke about the cause and why it is so important to raise money for CAFOD.  Some of us spend some pennies buying lovely cakes from Year 5 or guessing the number of sweets in a jar.  We will be announcing the child who was the closest with their guess later this week.

We have started looking at how to stay safe online.  I have attached a link to the CEOP cyber café website to explore alongside your child.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/cybercafe/cyber-cafe-base/

Year 4 Team