# STEM Day fun to end the week!

Dear all,

STEM DAY fun ends another busy week in which we began to write our aboriginal stories and started our geometry unit in maths.

We explore the topic of SOUND today with various investigations into how sounds are made and how sound travels. We conducted an investigation into pitch, volume by making pan pipes and harmonicas and considered how we could change variables to change the pitch our instruments.

See our results investigations below:

Creating sound waves.

Investigation how sound waves travel and how they change with distance.

Investigation sound vibrations.

Playing our made instruments varying the pitch and volume.

Celebrations:

Golden Key:

4S: Maddie Gissing: ‘For using the gifts God has given her to be a positive, happy member of the class.’

4B: Daniel Tan: ‘For using the gifts God has given her to be a thoughtful, member person.’

Showstopper Writer:

4S: Promise Mndzebele: ‘For writing an effective story opening to an excellent standard.’

4B: Caris Mpario: ‘For carefully editing and re-drafting her story introduction.’

Reminders/Dates:

Sports Day Monday 1st July – Children to come in their PE kits. Remember to bring water bottle, suncream and a hat if hot weather predicted.

Camping Night – Friday 5th July. Parents who have offered tents will be contacted next week by the office staff.

If you have not given in your food choices and contact numbers, please do so as soon as possible as we will be unable to accept your child for the night without the permission/health/contact slip.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 4 Team

# Carnival!

Dear all,
In Maths this week, we have been applying our knowledge of fractions to decimals and have been solving problems. Once we have completed this we will be moving on to our geometry topic.
In English, we have begun our new topic linked to Australia, dreamtime stories. The children have collated appropriate vocabulary for their character and setting. They have also been recapping complex sentences with subordinate clauses and sentences with fronted adverbials, in preparation for a setting description next week.
In RE we have continued with our Pentecost unit. The children were thinking about the qualities of saints and some were evening thinking about saints in modern society.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the carnival this afternoon and what lovely weather too! We showed off the art work created with Mrs Pearson and shared two bush ballads we had learnt; Waltzing Matilda and the Kookaburra song.

Celebrations:
Golden Key:
4S: Bradley Polley: ‘For using the gifts God has given him to show focus and positivity towards learning challenges.’
4B: Savannah Gardner: ‘For using the gifts God has given her to be a thoughtful and resilient person.’
Showstopper Writer:
4S: Faith Martin: ‘For writing an effective non-chronological report for a mythical creature to an excellent standard.’
4B: Emily Long: ‘For carefully choosing and editing her vocabulary choices to make sure they were appropriate.’
Reminders/Dates:
Please continue to bring in the camping trip forms.
Friday 28th June – St Peter’s Fest from 5pm.
We hope you have a lovely weekend.
The Year 4 Team

# Friday 7th June 2019

Dear all,

In Maths this week, we have completed our measures unit with time. We were applying different strategies to aid with our problem solving. We will be revisiting our fractions and decimals and recalling ‘what we know’ to apply that to new learning on tenths and hundredths.

In English, we have been publishing and evaluating our non-chronological reports about our chosen mythical creature. The children have worked so hard on producing high quality texts that will hook, engage and inform their audience. The children will choose a selection to be sent to J.K Rowling.

In RE we began our Pentecost, unit by role playing The coming of the Holy Spirit and considering our reactions and actions as modern- day apostles.

Celebrations:

Golden Key:

4S: Sabrina McGannan: ‘For using the gifts God has given her to show thoughtful and kind actions to others.’

4B: Louis Read: ‘for consistently working hard all year.’

Showstopper Writer:

4S: Faith Martin: ‘For writing an effective non-chronological report for a mythical creature to an excellent standard.’

4B: Mikayla Black: ‘For effective editing of her report.’

May 2019 – Mathemagician of the Month:

4S: Isabel Thomas: ‘For challenging herself with her problem solving and reasoning in Maths.’

4B: Ethan Tinsley-Jones: ‘For his impressive learning on time.’

Reminders/Dates:

Fathers Day Sale – Wednesday 12th June for Year 4. Bring between £1-£5 in a purse or sealed envelope.

Friday 14th June – Sports Day – children to come into school wearing their PE kit. They will remain in their kit all day. If the weather is due to be wet, further details will follow as to alternative arrangements.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 4 Team