Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 2.10.17

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

Links to the Easter script and song words

Please find below, links to the Easter script and song words (in case any children have mislaid them!).  Children should know their lines and be well on the way to knowing all song words this week.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PXEh8ovn6uQWczcVmR7JD-I3i9UXLCazlxBEiviDUow/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HldMg4S_eceMipLWHd2bHf5t2LirSpKc2FAXZaPND9I/edit?usp=sharing

Many thanks for your support,

Year 4

Literacy – Thursday and Friday

Just a note to say that the children will be choosing a way to learn our Science Fiction text – ‘The Black Box’ in literacy for the rest of this week.  They will have a choice in their teams to either: act the story out, use mini figures to act it out, write/draw a text map.  If the team requires mini figures, they may bring them in!

Many thanks

Year 4

Free Reading Friday

A reminder to children that tomorrow (Friday) is our first ‘free reading Friday’.  This means that children (with permission from parents/carers) are able to bring in any suitable reading material to school, for example: kindle, comics, cookery book, newspaper, other electronic devices (that you can read on).  

Don’t forget to dress up tomorrow as your favourite book character and bring your 50p if you would like to buy a book in the book sale!

Weekly note 09.01.17

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 09.01.17

Well that was a quick week! It’s great to be back and see all the children, they all sound like they’ve had a wonderful Christmas.

Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Numeracy: We will be focusing on written multiplication methods. This term we are really going to push the children hard into learning their times tables.There will be lots of fun activities and games but a high expectation for the children to be practising regularly. Please use the blog for some useful advice and weblinks:

http://stmartinsyear4blog.edublogs.org/2016/10/03/rainbow-targets-multiplication-and-division/

Our aim is for ALL the children to know ALL their times tables by heart by the end of the year-please help us with this target!

We will also be giving the children their new Rainbow Targets on doubling and halving-see homework books next week.

Literacy: The children have been set a challenge by Wallace (of Wallace and Gromit fame) to design their own invention. This will then be the basis for some explanation writing. The children might like to think about and discuss their ideas with you at home. Let the creativity flow!

Literacy writing targets will be sent home in their homework books.

Science: we will be starting our new topic on electricity, building and exploring circuits.

Lost Property: we had a lot of lost property left at half term please could all uniform and PE kit be clearly named so we can return lost items.

Reading: thanks for some of the offers for help in hearing readers. If you arrive at school at about 2:30pm to sit in the car park why not join us and hear some readers instead of waiting on the playground in the cold? Let us know if you can help.

Thank you for your cooperation and your continued support.
Year 4 team