Weekly note 22.1.18

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 22.01.18

Another great week of learning!  The children have enjoyed lots of different measuring tasks this week and have been working really hard on their substituted stories.

Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Numeracy: Next week will be continuing to work with measures. This will be an outdoor practical experience as the children complete the “Year 4 Marvellous Measures Challenge!”

Please could the children bring their wellies in next week as most of our numeracy lessons will be outside in the mud!

If the children would like to do some preparation for the measures challenges then they could practice some conversions-follow the links!

Postage rates-find the weight and length of a parcel and calculate the cost of posting

Coconut ordering Select mass, length or capacity and then choose your challenge

Match the times! Practice telling the time-analogue and digital.

Read the scales

The fun family measures homework also supports this.

Literacy: We will be writing our own imaginary world stories and will be looking at a new spelling focus on plurals.  Can you find any plurals in your reading at home?

Science: We will be finishing off our electricity topic – researching electricity questions and presenting our findings.

Feel the Force Day: A date for your diaries…Friday 2nd February. We are planning a very exciting day of workshops and activities that investigate ‘force.’ You are invited to join us at any time in the day to share in your child’s learning. Feel free to spend as much or as little time as you want-no scientific knowledge required!

Art: The children will be drawing, painting and collaging spring flowers next week. Any materials that could be used for collaging would be gratefully received.

Book Week: The school will be celebrating book week during the week beginning 5th February.  This will launch Readathon and on Friday 9th February children are invited to come to school dressed up as a character from their a book.  For more information, please see http://stmartinsprimaryschool.edublogs.org/2018/01/18/book-week-readathon-dress-up-day-book-sale/

Have a lovely weekend and thank you for your continued support.

Year 4 team

Guided Reading

We hope you are all having a fantastic holiday!

In the New Year, we will be exploring stories set in imaginary worlds and will be reading and completing activities based on the story Charlie and the chocolate factory during our guided reading sessions.  If any of the children have a copy of the story (book or electronic version) they are more than welcome to bring it in.  Please ensure it is named so the copies don’t get mixed up.

If children would like to do any further reading based on stories set in imaginary worlds, please see the book list below.

Happy reading 🙂

https://docs.google.com/document/d/13OWBoKHyoaN7tRyR2jIXJdVRis9S_S8pOr5dpurnOHQ/edit?usp=sharing

Helpers!

Year four will be going down the church tomorrow afternoon at 1.20 to watch the year 5 Christmas performance. If any parents are able to join us, please let your class teacher know.

We also have our Christmas party on Friday and would love if any parents/carers could help set out the food for our lunch during the morning.  Again, let your class teacher know if you are able to spare an hour or two!

Many thanks

Year 4

Sewing help!

Thank you to those who have already offered to help with our sewing project over the next few weeks.  If there is any one else that would like to come in and help with some sewing (or even threading needles, tying knots etc.) here are the times we are likely to need help:

Tomorrow (Thursday 7th) 1-2pm

Friday 8th 1-2.30 pm

Monday 11th 1-3 pm

Tuesday 12th 11-12 and 1-3 pm

Wednesday 13th 9-10.40

Thursday 14th 10-12

Friday 15th 9-12 We also need help to set up the hall for the Christmas party!

Please let your child’s class teacher know if you are available.

Many thanks

Year 4 team

Weekly note 4.12.17

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 4/12/17

The children enjoyed a fantastic Tudor day on Monday!  We hope you enjoyed the entertainment and refreshments in the afternoon.  Many thanks to all our helpers for the day, without you it wouldn’t have been possible.  Here’s what’s coming this week:-

Numeracy: We will continuing to work on times tables and then moving onto data handling.

Literacy: We will be writing our own historical setting descriptions.

DT: Welcome to year 4 ‘The Apprentice!’  Please see our homework link for information.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aj_ED27Qainp3SXidEDooGGPz4nUAjyZQXPjQD_obTI/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any unwanted teddy bears, please bring them in as we will be deconstructing toys and looking at how they are put together and made.  This is an important part of the DT process.  It would be an idea to pre-warn the children that this will be happening!

We are very keen to have any willing volunteers to help thread needles and untangle sewing over the next few weeks! Please let the class teacher know if you can help at all.  We are planning to do these lessons on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.

Random act of kindness class advent calendar:  Each day a child in the class opens an advent envelope which contains a random act of kindness for all the children to have a go at.  These will continue over the weekend.  We hope you enjoy the activities suggested.  This weekend the children have been asked to:

Write a Christmas card to an elderly person (you could bring them in and we could send them to Le Platon) and donate a toy to the Christmas Fayre.

PTA Christmas fayre:  This will take place on Thursday 7th December, children can be collected from their classrooms at 2.15 to have a look around.  They must be accompanied by an adult.  Why not bring in donations, bake a cake or bring something for the bottle stall!

Enjoy your weekend!

Many thanks.

Year 4 team

Weekly note 27.11.17

 

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 27/11/17

We’ve had another brilliant week and enjoyed our final Epic Friday for this term.  A big thank you to all our helpers and we welcome any feedback you have.

This week is another busy week:

Monday 27th November is our Tudor day.  Children should come to school in their Tudor costumes for the day.  We look forward to seeing lots of you at 2pm in the school hall, any last minute helpers for the morning activities would be greatly appreciated.

Numeracy: Children will be taking part in some maths assessments in the first part of the week and continuing with our work on fractions. Please find a link to an interactive fraction wall to help the children practice.

http://www.visnos.com/demos/fraction-wall

Literacy: We will be focusing on setting descriptions based in the Tudor times.  Any reading of fictional stories based in the Tudor times would support this unit.

Science:  We will be starting an exciting new unit.  More details will follow next week.

DT: Our DT project will begin soon and we will be making soft toys. In the last couple of weeks of the term we will be busy sewing and if there are any parents/grandparents out there willing to give us a hand it would be much appreciated. Please let the class teacher know if you can help at all during the afternoons.

Details of the Christmas Party will be sent home soon. Please keep an eye out for the letter. Can we please also take this opportunity to remind you about the Christmas Fayre next week on Thursday 7th December 2-4pm.

Many thanks,

Year 4 team