Heads Up for Guide Dogs

Dear all,
We end the week with our Heads up for Guide Dogs day, which was well supported by the whole of St Peter’s. Year 4 led a whole school assembly to inform the children about the benefits of a blind person have a guide dog, training from pup to dog and what the fundraising money can be spent on. A big thank you for your support in this cause and we will update you with our fundraising total in due course.

In English this week, we have continued our topic exploring the book ‘Jemmy Button’. The children wrote persuasive sentences to Jemmy, which have included a variety of different connectives/conjunctions – our grammar learning this week. They then had a chance to role play their persuasive piece from either a bias or balanced viewpoint. This verbal rehearsal will lead into writing to Jemmy next week.
Please continue to encourage your children to take part in the reading challenge; the prize for completing the reading challenge and being drawn from the hat on Friday 22nd March is a trip to Rock Up in Whiteley.
In Maths we continue our addition and subtraction topic. This week have been focusing on subtraction using a variety of practical resources to support the written methods, which include exchanging. Please support your child with securing their times table knowledge. Challenges are set on Sumdog as homework and all children are expected to take part. If your child has lost their log-in, we are more than happy to provide another copy.
Golden Key:
4S: Anna Manuel: ‘For using the gifts God has given her to share her learning and focus more on work tasks.’
4B: Jake Street: ‘For using the gifts God has given him to become a more resilient learner.’
Showstopper Writer:
4S: Logan Pipe-Edwards: ‘For producing descriptive sentences to show character’s emotions.’
4B: Taylor Bryden and Lily Gozukucuk: ‘For creating well thought out sentences and working well as a team.’
Wednesday 20th March – Deadline for the Spring Reading Challenge. Children to hand in the booklet to their class teacher.
Home learning expectations are 10 minutes per day each on a Reading, Spelling and Maths activity. This needs to be updated each day in the home learning diary and this is checked on a Thursday.
We hope you have a lovely week.
The Year 4 Team

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