Final Week

What a busy week! We have been finishing our learning for this half term this week. On Wednesday morning the children enjoyed watching and participating in a pantomime. Thursday afternoon we enjoyed a candle lit carol service as a whole school, a lovely way to end the term.

Showstopper writing

4s – Joshua Hill – for writing an extended piece of writing showing great commitment.

4B – Mikayla Black  – for developing her writing in response to feedback

Golden Key

4S – Nicole Chen – For using the gifts God has given her to improve her attitude an commitment to her learning.

4B – Emily Long – For using the gifts god has given her to be a respectful and helpful member of the class.

We hope you have a relaxing Christmas break and we look forward to seeing you all in 2019!

Year 4 Team

Penultimate week!

Dear all,

The week ends with a fabulous Christmas Jumper Day. A big thank you for all your contributions to go towards Save the Children.

 

In English this week, we have nearly completed writing the text for our explanatory leaflets. We will complete next week and then publish our explanation leaflets for how to care for a magical snowman. Look out for them in the school office!

Just another reminder of links for suggested book reads for Year 4. Please find attached a suggested link for some challenging suggestions of new reading.

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-4-pupils-ks2-age-8-9/

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/book-of-the-month/our-picks-of-the-best-childrens-books-coming-out-in-autumn-2018/

In Maths, we have started our Geometry unit. This week we investigated different problems associated with angles, properties of shape and different types of lines (parallel, perpendicular, diagonal). Next week we will continue with shape and look at symmetry with a Christmas theme. We will be continuing to focus on developing the children’s times table skills and related division facts as these will help the children in our upcoming fractions unit.

We have had many queries about greater depth questions on Sumdog. With every 100 questions completed there is a new and greater challenge.

In RE, we continue with our Advent unit looking at the ancestry of Christ through scripture relating to the Jessie Tree.

Celebrations:

Golden Key

4s: Albie Brough: ‘For being a helpful and thoughtful member of the class.’

4B: Joseph Lyon: ‘For showing commitment to his learning.’

Showstopper Writer:

4S: Nicole Chen: ‘For writing an introduction to hook the reader.’

4B: Alfie Wingrove-Cross: ‘For his effective opening to his explanation text.’

Reminders/Dates: 

Monday 17th December 2.15pm Year 4 Music concert in the school hall. It would be lovely to see as many of you there as possible.

Wednesday 19th December – Christmas Lunch

Friday 21st December – Inset Day

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 4 Team

7th December

Dear all,

In English this week, we have designed layouts for our leaflets. We also consolidated our learning on causal conjunctions. We have had requests from parents for suggested grammar websites for Year 4. Please find attached a suggested links:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

http://www.kmtuition.co.uk/ks2english.html

Also, we have had requests from parents for suggested book reads for Year 4. Please find attached a suggested link for some challenging suggestions of new reading.

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-4-pupils-ks2-age-8-9/

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/book-of-the-month/our-picks-of-the-best-childrens-books-coming-out-in-autumn-2018/

In Maths, we have bought our measures unit to a close. This week we investigated different perimeter lengths. The children enjoyed the challenge of finding different perimeter lengths, for a set of ‘paving stones’.  We are continuing to focus on developing the children’s times table skills and related division facts as these will help the children in our upcoming fractions unit.

In RE, we continue with our Advent unit looking at prophesies for the birth of Christ.

Celebrations:

Golden Key

4s: Jacob Chapman: ‘For contributing more in groups and class to help his learning.’

4B: Tilly Horton: ‘For being a resilient and enthusiastic learner.’

Showstopper Writer:

4S: Benji Ford: ‘For thinking critically in RE.’

4B: Eva Hirmiz: ‘For her critical thinking and reflection during RE.’

Reminders/Dates: 

There is a Carol service at Sacred Heart on Wednesday 12th December 6 -7 pm. It would be lovely to see as many of you there as possible.

We have had many queries about greater depth questions on Sumdog. With every 100 questions completed there is a new and greater challenge.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 4 Team