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

Weekly Update for the week beginning 20th November

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 20.11.17

Wow!  What a week!  We were extremely lucky to have an art expert who came to show us a Tudor portrait today.

 We all learnt a lot about the painting and are hoping to put this knowledge into our own Tudor portraits next week.

We also started to look at a very famous Tudor portrait of Elizabeth I called the Armada Portrait.

If you would like to read more use the following link:-

Royal Museums Greenwich

Well done to Miss Green’s class who performed their class assembly on anti-bullying on Monday, they were fab!  https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/anti-bullying-weeks-gone/anti-bullying-week-2017

We had a spotacular day today for Children In Need, thank you for all your donations, the children looked great if a little spotty!

Here’s what’s happening next week:-

Numeracy: we will be learning about fractions.

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

Literacy: the children will be writing up their own inventions for Tudor crime and punishment-some are quite gruesome!

PE: Please could children bring in OUTDOOR PE KIT on any PE day as the hall is now out of use for Nativity rehearsals.

Art: Having been inspired by our real live work of art and we will be making our own Tudor portraits, again if anyone is able to come in and help for these, please let us know.

Tudor day:  We are looking forward to seeing you all on Tudor Day on Monday 27th November.  We can’t wait to see the children in their Tudor costumes.  Please let us know if you are unable to get hold of one.

Have a good weekend and thank you for you continued support.  

Year 4 team

Weekly note 13.11.17

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 13.11.17

We’ve had another successful week and the children have been working hard.  Well done to Mrs Dowding’s class on their assembly.  We are looking forward to Miss Green’s class assembly on Monday.

Here’s what’s happening this week:-

Numeracy: We will be continuing to learn about written multiplication and division.  Remember to keep working on your times tables to help with this.

Literacy: Children will be inventing their own Tudor punishment and will be writing an information text based on this.

History: Teams will be continuing to put together films about different areas of rich and poor Tudor life.  We have loved seeing some of the extra bits of work that some of you have done at home, please keep this coming in!

Tudor Day (27th November): is fast approaching. We have a fun day of activities planned and you will be invited to come in at 2pm and share our work in the afternoon. We still need some help with the workshops please as there are some cooking activities. Please let us know asap if you can help – even if it’s for an hour!

Children In Need:  School Councillors will be selling hairbands (£2.50) and wristbands (£1.00) to their classes on Monday and Tuesday.  Children are able to buy one item.  Don’t forget to bring in your pennies!  Spotty mufti is on Friday 17th November with a suggested donation of 50p or more.

Homework:  As with last week, please could children make sure they are learning lines for their class assemblies and practicing their songs.  Don’t forget that you can still be doing any extra researching of your Tudor topic to help with your film!  Mathletics, Times Table Rockstars and reading should be being done regularly too.

Have a lovely weekend!

Many thanks,

Year 4 team

Weekly Update 7.11.17

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 7.11.17

We have had a great week back after half term!  Mrs Dowding’s class have been busy rehearsing their assembly ready for Monday.

 

Here’s what’s happening this week:-

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

PLEASE keep practicing those Rainbow Targets and times tables at home.   

Literacy: We will be continuing with information texts based on Tudor Crime and Punishment.

History: We will have a visit on Tuesday from a Tudor apothecary.  The children will be continuing to prepare their group presentations.  Don’t forget you can do things at home to add to your presentations too!

Tudor Day (27th November): is fast approaching. We have a fun day of activities planned and you will be invited to come in and share our work in the afternoon. We really need some help with the workshops during the morning, especially as there are some cooking activities. Please let us know if you can help –even if it’s for an hour! Don’t forget to get your Tudor costumes ready.

Art: During the week of 20th November, the children will be making their own Tudor portrait.  If there are any parents/grandparents that would like to help, please let your class teacher know.

P.E: A reminder that children now need to bring their outdoor PE kits instead of swimming kits.  Miss Green’s class on a Monday and Miss Golland’s and Mrs Dowding’s classes on a Wednesday.

Class assemblies: Over the next few weeks each class will have lines to learn for their class assembly. This should be done as part of their homework.

Children In Need: Is on the 17th November. Children will be able to buy a headband or a wristband at the beginning of that week. Headbands will cost £2.50 and wristbands will be £1.00.

 

Another busy week!

Year 4 team

Weekly note 30.10.17

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 30.10.17

What another busy week we have had.  The children have all been working hard and Miss Green’s class enjoyed their final sailing session today.  We would just like to say we have had a fabulous half term, thank you for all your positive feedback at parents evening.

Here’s what’s happening after half term:-

Numeracy: We will be looking at problem solving and sequences.  Remember to keep practicing your times tables and Rainbow targets over the holidays.   

Literacy: We will be learning about Information texts based on Tudor Crime and Punishment.   In Guided Reading we will be researching this too.

History: We will be continuing our research on different areas of Tudor life  (Buildings, Food and Clothes).  See if you can do any extra research or make any resources for your group film e.g. PicCollage, model making, baking.

PE: Swimming has now finished so children will need outdoor PE kits for those times.  We will also be welcoming the Sports Commission for our Games sessions.

Epic Fridays:  The children have been told their activities for this terms Epic Fridays.  These will begin on the first Friday of next half term.  More information to follow.

Mrs Dowding’s class assembly:  Children from the class will be able to read through and begin to learn lines (script and song link will be on the blog).  Children will also need a Tudor costume for the assembly (let Mrs Dowding know if you are unable to get hold of one as we have spares).

Have a restful and enjoyable half term holiday.  We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Year 4 team