# Hard work pays off!

Hello everyone,

We hope you are all having a lovely week so far.

We would like to start by thanking you all for the fantastic reading and the time that went into children’s reading passports for this Autumn term. What a turn out it was for year four, especially Koalas who brought in 30/32 passports! Record breaking! Well done to Kangaroos who also recieved a fantastic turnout. Keep your eyes peeled for the Spring reading passport challenge. I wonder whether we can get a full house!

Miss Jackson-Nash managed to snap a pictures of the children’s reactions.

…And the winners are Koalas!

In English, the children have been continuing to explore Anthony Browne’s book ‘The Tunnel’. They are now putting together a plan so that they can start to write their own ‘transportation’ story. The skills we will be using include expanded noun phrases, adverbs, show not tell words (such as hands tremebling to show the character was scared) and speech with accurate puncuation.

In Maths, the children have been working hard on their fraction work. We have explored different equivalent fractions, the effect of dividing numbers by 1/2 , 1/4 , 1/3, and noticing patterns when dividing by 10, 100, 1000. Next week we will be starting our geometry unit which wll include christmas symmetry and to find Father Christmas by using coordinates and translations.

Some quick reminders –

• Friday 11th December 2020- Christmas Jumper Day. Please send children in with a christmas jumper and we ask that you kindly donate a can of food to go towards our christmas foodbank.
• Monday 14th December 2020 – As Koalas (4JN Miss Jackson-Nash’s class) won the reading passport challenge, they have been rewarded an afternoon session with CM sports. So please ensure that children in 4JN come into school with their warm PE kits.
• Tuesday 15th December 2020 – Year 4 Christmas dinner.
• Thursday 17th December 2020-  Last day of term for the children.
• Friday 18th December 2020 – Inset day.
•  Spellings, vocabulary homework, online maths homework and reading journals to be in by Thursday 17th December.

We hope that you have a lovely and restful weekend. We look forward to seeing the children for one last busy week of the Autumn term.

Miss Jackson-Nash, Miss Honeywell and Mrs Cairns