Sun Safety

A reminder that children should all have a named sunhat with them at school throughout the summer term.  It would be great if they could come every day with a water bottle (they are able to refill) and sun cream that has already been applied.

Many thanks,

Year 4

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 19.06.17

Wow!  What an EPIC week we have had!  The children have been working hard in the mornings and then have been busy during the afternoons trying out one of their chosen activities.  We hope they have all had a wonderful time.  We have!

Here’s what’s coming up this week:-

Sports Day: THIS Wednesday (21st) 1:00-3:00pm. Parents very welcome. Children need to come into school in PE kit- house colours please! (Normans – blue, Tudors – yellow, Stuarts – Green and Saxons – red).

The first part of the afternoon will be team games to gain points for their houses, feel free to walk around and cheer on! The second part of the afternoon will be races and relays. Please ensure children have sunscreen on before school, hats, plenty of water and any medication (inhalers need to be full and in date and please dose up with antihistamines for hay fever suffers!)

Numeracy: We will be identifying trees in our environment and working out their ages. Also, we will be looking at coordinates.

Literacy: Using Google Drive, we will be writing our own persuasive text on the 3Rs.

Geography: We will be continuing with our ‘Habitats’ topic.

Please could Lihou permission and medical information forms be handed in as soon as possible and any outstanding payments.

Many Thanks

Year 4 Team

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 12.06.17


What a great start we’ve had to our last half term! Thank you to those who attended the Lihou information evening on Monday, we appreciate your time.

Here’s what’s coming up this week:-

Sponsored Swim: Tuesday 27th (13.00 – 14.00) for Mrs Dowding’s class,  Friday 30th (9:00-10:00)for Mrs Karia’s class and Tuesday 4th for Miss Dyke’s class (13:00-14:00). If you are planning to come and watch your child swim please give us an indication of time so we make sure you don’t miss them and any offers of help to count lengths are gratefully received-just drop us a line!

Lihou trip:  A reminder that medical forms for Lihou should be handed in ASAP (including parent helpers).  Please note that extra copies of forms are available on the blog.  Mrs Dowding’s class – please note that you DO NOT need to bring in bags for Lihou on the morning of Wednesday  28th June, they can be brought down to the drop off at Lihou in the afternoon.

EPIC Week: The children should have brought home their letters stating which activity they will be doing throughout the week. Please take note of the instructions provided.

Numeracy: We will be focusing on problem solving involving sequences and patterns and looking at data handling.

Literacy: We will be substituting our own ideas on a persuasive text about Oatlands Village.  

Geography: We have started our new topic ‘Habitats’. Children will be exploring the habitats within the school grounds and designing their own species that could be found there.

Sports Day:Wednesday 21st June. We are currently making the arrangements for this exciting event. Please feel free to join us in the afternoon!

Many Thanks

Year 4 Team

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 05.06.17

What a busy half term we have.  It’s hard to believe we only have half a term of year 4 left!  The children have all worked incredibly hard and we have been very proud of them.  We hope you all have a restful half term!

Here’s what’s coming up after half term:-

Numeracy: Children will be revisiting written methods of multiplication and doing some assessments to show their learning and understanding in numeracy.

Literacy: Children will be exploring a range of adverts and leaflets about places in Guernsey. They will be learning a persuasive text. Also, they will be doing some reading assessments during Guided Reading sessions.

Science: We will be starting a new topic about habitats.  

Lihou:  There will be an important information evening on Monday 5th of June 5pm for both parents and children. Please see separate flyer. If you are unable to attend then please let the class teacher know.

We will not be setting any formal homework over the holiday, however children should be continuing with their reading challenge, working on rainbow targets and using Mathletics.

Many Thanks

Year 4 Team

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 22.5.17
Another great week with some super story writing!  Well done to Miss Dyke’s class for doing a super class assembly on Friday, they all worked very hard and Miss Dyke was very proud of them all.  Here’s what’s coming next week:-
Numeracy: We will be looking at time and 3d nets.
Literacy: Children will be planning and writing their own stories with issues,  dilemmas and problems showing what they have learnt about this type of story.
Geography: The children will be continuing their  research about the 3 R’s.  This will help prepare them for writing a persuasive leaflet later in the term.

A reminder to ensure all children have applied sun cream before school and bring a named sun hat now that the weather is beginning to get warmer.

Many Thanks
Year 4 Team

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 15.5.17

We’ve had another busy week; the children enjoyed inventing their own ‘trashion’ and taking part in the ‘Trashion Show’. They worked well in teams and were very creative with their outfits! Well done to Mrs Dowding’s class for doing a fabulous class assembly today, they worked very hard and Mrs Dowding was very proud of them all.  Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Numeracy: We will be looking at ratio and proportion and using outdoor learning to help us understand the concepts. Please could children bring their coats to school just in case.

Literacy: Children will be planning and writing their own stories with issues,  dilemmas and problems based on our learnt text ‘The Canal’.  

Geography: The children will be researching more about the 3 R’s.

PE:  Please can children bring their PE kits on MONDAY as we will be doing athletic timings and for their usual PE lessons.

Walk to School Week: Please see email and letter sent out this week. Please encourage your children to walk to school this week, they may join the walking bus service. Walking is good for both your health and the environment.

Have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

Many Thanks

Year 4 Team

Weekly Update for week beginning 08.05.17

We’ve had another exciting week; wombling, weighing rubbish and we even had Deputy Lindsay De Saumarez visiting to talk ‘rubbish’ with us too! It was fantastic!

Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Numeracy: We will be looking at written methods for division.  

Literacy: We will be learning ‘The Canal’ short story to fit in with our theme of stories with issues, problems and dilemmas.

Geography: There will be a ‘Trashion’ Show as part of our Geography topic on Thursday 11th of May. Please could children bring in rubbish to recycle into a ‘desirable’ fashion item.

PE:  We will be completing our running timings this week so ALL classes will need suitable PE kits on MONDAY (as well as normal PE lesson times during the week).

Mrs Judd:  Mrs Judd will be having her knee operation next week and we are expecting her to be off for around 4-6 weeks.  We all wish her the best of luck and a speedy recovery! We will miss her!

Enjoy the Liberation celebrations.

Many Thanks

Year 4 Team

Weekly update 1st May

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 01.05.17

Welcome back, we hope you all had a lovely break and enjoyed the sunshine. It’s been lovely to see the children again and they’ve had great fun on the tip trip today! The children were really well behaved and many adults commented on this, including the reporter from Channel TV! Tune in at 6pm tonight to watch, listen to radio Guernsey and look out in the Guernsey Press for us too!

Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Numeracy: Please see homework books for children’s new rainbow target on addition and subtraction. Please practice regularly at home.

Next week we will be wombling around the parish to collect rubbish which we will then use for data handling purposes.

Literacy: Exploring stories with issues and dilemmas, which includes script writing and focusing on one particular text called ‘The Canal’. We will be learning the story through actions and text mapping.

Geography: The trip to the tip was the launch of our topic on the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle). We will be learning more about our own environment and how we look after it- including a visit from Deputy Lindsay De Saumarez.

New classes: This week the children were asked to make five choices of who they would like to be in a class with next year, they are guaranteed at least one of their choices. Classes will be revealed next half term.

Lost property: At the end of last term there was a lot of lost property, please name things that children bring to school!

Last but not least, Mrs Judd will be absent from Monday 8th May for her rescheduled knee operation. As planned before, Mrs Dowding will be taking her class full time.

Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday 1st May.

Enjoy your long weekend.

Many Thanks