Dear children, parents and carers,
Thank you so much for the thoughtful gifts, I really appreciate them. I will spend the vouchers wisely and treat myself to some new clothes! The bracelet is beautiful and it will always remind me of you all. The personalised art will take pride of place in my classroom and it will make me smile every time I see it. My super power is definitely being a teacher but you have all been my trusty sidekicks. Each one of you has made this year super for sure!
It has been an absolute pleasure teaching you all and I will miss you next year. If you all work as hard as you have this year, you will all be superstars!
Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely Easter holiday and are feeling refreshed and ready for the last term of year 4.
Our final topic for year 4 is World War II, where we will be looking at the out break of war in England in 1935 and the impact it had. To consolidate this unit we will be visiting Duxford imperial war museum on 2nd July.
In science our new unit is states of matter where we will be planning, investigating and evaluating lots of practical activities.
In DT we will be making a delicious war time stew using vegetables that would have been available through the period of the war. As part of this unit we will also look at rationing during the war and the impact it had.
In literacy we will start this term by looking at the topic of instructions followed by newspaper articles, letters and narrative poetry.
In maths we will continue to look at place value, shape, addition and subtraction of fractions, decimals and statistics.
In art we will be producing our own portraits and self portraits of key British figures during the war.
In computing we will be looking at coding as well as learning how to display data in excel.
This term year 4 will be swimming.
4AW will be swimming 18th April, 25th April and 2nd May
4C will be swimming 9th May, 16th May and 23rd May
If you have any queries please feel free to come and see us.
Miss Austin and Miss Cohen
Just a reminder that we will be leaving school at 9.00am tomorrow and you will need to being a packed lunch with you. You need to wear school uniform and comfortable footwear, school shoes or trainers are both acceptable.
Miss Austin and Miss Cohen
Public speaking competition
We just wanted to say a huge well done and congratulations to all of the children who took part in the Public Speaking competition at Anglia Ruskin University. In front of an audience of over 120 people, both teams spoke clearly and fluently whilst engaging with the audience. We are extremely proud of them and they should be proud of all their hard work and effort.
Well done Year 4.
Miss Austin and Miss Cohen
Half term homework (9th February – 23rd February)
As a year group, we are entering the British Science Association poster competition. You need to create a poster on A4 or A3 paper about anything involving exploration and discovery within any field of science.
E.g. space exploration, discovery of woodland habitats, evolution, electricity...the list is endless.
Please also practice your times tables and spellings. Your focus spellings are in your spelling journals. A copy of the year 3 and 4 spelling list is also in your reading record.
Happy New Year!
This term, our topic is The Romans. We will be studying how the Romans built their empire, how they lived day to day, Boudicca and many more areas. We will also be having a workshop on the 26th of April where we will be part of an interactive show (children will NOT need to dress up). We will also be visiting Colchester Castle on the 26th of March.
In English, we are looking at performance poetry and information texts. We are also taking part in public speaking workshops with a view to taking part in a competition against other schools in Essex. Please continue to work on the spelling rules that we are working on in class each week.
In Maths, we are covering a wide range of areas such as place value, mental and written addition and subtraction, fractions and properties of shape. Please continue to practice times tables at home.
In Science, our first topic is electricity where we will be exploring all things electrical and taking part in experiments and investigations.
We have added on some helpful websites where you can explore the different topic areas for this term.
Miss Cohen, Miss Austin and Mrs Wakeling.
Useful websites for topic of Romans
Useful websites for science topic of electricity
To all parents, carers and children,
Thank you for all of the lovely cards and gifts, it was very generous and thoughtful of you. We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Miss Cohen, Mrs Short, Mrs Owens and Mrs Young.
We hope that you all had a good half term break and we really enjoyed meeting your parents at the consultation evening. So far, our class have already had many successes this term with an excellent educational visit to a woodland habitat and a brilliant performance of a harvest poem during recent celebrations. We are already proud of how hard you are all working.
Well done to all children who have been awarded a Shining Star certificate!
In Literacy, our first writing focus will be poetry and we are looking forward to helping you to write and perform your poems.
Our spelling focuses are varied because we are continuing to practise words from the Year 3 and 4 list while also learning a variety of spelling rules and how words are made up.
Last half term we spent a few weeks revisiting homophones (same sound, different spelling and meaning) and now we are looking at prefixes.
Our first focus this half term has been using 'in', 'il', 'ir' and im' to make words have their opposite meaning.
As an example using the prefix 'im' to the root word 'possible' makes 'impossible' and so on.
Our maths work this week will start with calculating using money and move on to weight and measure.
Please don't forget to keep practising your times tables, you will need to use these a lot this year so being fluent will really help you. Keep revisiting each one from time to time. Remember last year you should have been learning your 3 and 4 times tables and in this term you should be trying to use the 6 and 9s. If you are secure on these then why not make a good start on learning the rest.
For your Literacy homework this week, you need to research an animal of your choice so that you have facts for your non-chronological report writing next week.
Fingringhoe Wick 11.10.17
Just a few reminders for the school trip:
Welcome To Year 4!
I hope that you all had a fantastic summer and that you are all refreshed from the long break and ready to engage in the exciting activities that we have planned for you!
During our first term, we will be focusing on Woodlands and will hopefully be going on a school trip to explore local habitats.
Our maths work this term will begin with number and place value, moving onto mental strategies of addition and subtraction, properties of shape, multiplication and division, fractions, position and direction and formal methods of addition and subtraction.
Science begins with characteristics of living things, classification, mini beasts and habitats.
Please remember to bring your full P.E. kit on the first day, as your first P.E. lesson will be on Tuesday. Please also remember a named water bottle and a snack for break time. You will also need a labelled, blue handwriting pen.
See you on Tuesday,