We are introducing Digital Leaders across the school. One Digital Leader will be chosen per class and they will have various responsibilities including being a technical expert within their class and helping their peers to use digital technology. They will also be responsible for ensuring that the iPads are charged and looked after carefully. The Digital Leaders will be required to attend regular lunchtime meetings with all the other Digital Leaders where they will learn their responsibilities and be taught how to use apps more confidently as well as learning to use new apps which they can then show their class.
Interested children will be asked to apply for the role by filling in an application form. This process will start to give them awareness of the real world of work and how you have to apply and interview for a job.
The children have had an assembly to introduce them to what being a digital leader will involve and have brought home an application form if they are interested. Please talk about the role with your child and help them to fill in the application form if they would like to apply. It needs to be returned to your child’s teacher by Friday 13th October.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Karia.
Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 9.10.17
A fantastic week with a very informative assembly about recycling on Monday-well done for those who bought their tins in! We are really pleased with the hard work and creative ideas that has gone into the Tudor Monarch posters at school-amazing! Here’s what’s happening in the coming week:-
History: Our trip to Castle Cornet is on Monday 9th of October. Buses will leave school at 9:15 and return for lunch. School uniform can be worn but please remember a warm waterproof coat. Click on the link for more details.
Numeracy: We will be continuing with our written method of subtraction and then solving 1 and 2 step word problems.
Literacy: We will be beginning our unit on poetry. Bring in any poetry books you have at home to share with us if you want!
Homework project: a reminder that you are invited to add to your team’s posters on the monarchs. The more creative the better!
Harvest Festival: We will be watching the Year 3 Harvest Festival Performance on Tuesday at school. Children can bring in a Harvest box filled with non-perishable items that will then be distributed by the GVS to the elderly in our community. Click on the link to see more.
They may also wish to write a letter to the recipient of their box using the school address as they may then get a reply.
Halloween Disco: The PTA work really hard throughout the year to put on events for the children to enjoy however these can only go ahead with the support of parents to help. The Halloween disco is coming up soon (for details please see the poster below) and the PTA need some more parents to volunteer to help for the hour while their children are at the disco. Help is needed to man the glow products stall and the snack stall as well as general crowd control. No experience is necessary! If you don’t have the time to join the PTA, please consider helping out for an hour at one of their events. If you are able to help with the Year 3 and 4 disco, please could you either contact the PTA directly at StMartinsPTA.firstname.lastname@example.org or let your child’s class teacher know.
Miss Green’s Class will be sailing on Friday 13th and 20th of October Could you please make sure children are dressed with warm clothes as it’s getting colder.
We are also looking forward to the Rhubarb Theatre group performing for us on Thursday afternoon.
School council candidate presentations will take place this week (they should be no more than 2 minutes long) and then elections are on Friday. Good luck everyone!
The children will be saying their team goodbyes this week.
Phew! What a busy week!
Have a good weekend!
Year 4 team
Please find below a link to a video of our first sailing session. As you can see we didn’t let the rain put us off and we can’t wait for this Friday!
Please can you let your class teacher know if you are able to help on Monday morning on our Castle Cornet trip. We will need 2 helpers per class for the trip. Buses leave school at 9.15 and we will return to school by 12. We are looking forward to learning even more about the Tudors!
We’ve had another super week in year 4! We have been really pleased with the way the children have begun to learn their Rainbow targets. Miss Golland’s class had a wonderful first sailing session, they are looking forward to next week.
For your information here’s what’s happening this week:-
History: The children have begun working on team posters on their Tudor Monarch. For homework, children may wish to produce something extra that they could add to their team poster e.g. using an app like Morpho to create a video, making some extra fact cards or visuals that could be added. More information is available in the topic section of the blog.
Numeracy: We will be looking at word problems and improving our written addition and subtraction methods. Please practice times tables and Rainbow targets and go on Mathletics-this is the homework this week!
Literacy: The children have all worked hard this week writing their story from another culture which they should be proud of. This week they will be producing their final piece of writing in this unit. We will also be doing some reading and spelling assessments through the week.
School Council: A reminder that children who would like to stand for School Council elections should prepare a short presentation (no more than 3 mins) or poster to share with their class. These presentations will take place week beginning 9.10.17)
Sailing: A reminder that Miss Golland’s class will be sailing next Friday (6.10.17). The same arrangements as the previous week applies.
Recycling Week: On Monday 2nd October school is hosting a special assembly to launch the island’s Recycling Week. Please send your child to school on Monday with a clean tin or can to recycle. To help celebrate Recycling Week we would like to invite families to make their own Recycling Pledge. To give you some ideas of how you might like to begin or improve recycling at home there is lots of information on the Recycling Guernsey website www.gov.gg/recycling
We hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Year 4 team
Tudor Monarch extras
This homework is optional! It is a bit of fun and could be a family project which carries on the learning we are doing at school! Share our enjoyment of the Tudors-you may learn something!
Bring it in whenever it is ready-there is no time limit!
The children have been busy researching their chosen Tudor Monarch and are now making team posters to show what they have learnt. For your homework we’d like you to create something to add to the presentation that gives additional interesting facts about the monarch.
The way you present can be as creative as you like e.g. powerpoint, Morpho, a model etc.
Think about the examples you were shown from last year and look on the blog for links to more creative and imaginative examples.
Enjoy watching some of the highlights from our final sailing session on Friday. The children had a wonderful time and we hope the other two classes enjoy their sessions just as much!
Click on the link to see what they got up to.
Scroll down on this blog page to find ideas for games and activities to help the children with their targets.