ST JOSEPHINE BAKHITA
Please send your child to school every day with a water bottle.
Homework will be given out on a Monday and handed in on a Friday. Spelling tests will be given on a Friday.
Reading books will be given out each week on a Monday and we ask you to return them on a Friday. We will not be issuing Reading record books to any children but staff will keep a record of the books read by your child. You may also like to do this at home.
The returned reading books will be kept in ‘class quarantine areas’ for 72 hours before being given out again, to help minimise any possible virus transmission.
Please only send your child's reading packet to school on a Monday and a Friday.
Children should read every night (even if it is one page).
If your child needs additional reading material then
Oxford Owl is a fantastic site, on which you can access lots of reading books, just like the ones we send home from school. They are all colour banded, just like the ones we have in school, so the children will be familiar with them.
Click: "My Class Login"
Class Username: Year4C#
Class Password: books
PE lessons are on Friday afternoon. Due to the current situation, PE sessions will be taken outside. Please ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing in their PE Bag - Tracksuit bottoms and a jumper. Mr Lord has also asked for the children to have a spare pair of socks in their PE kit bag. The children will also need to be sent into school with a warm coat, with a hood.
The children have been making electrical circuits using wires, batteries, bulbs and motors.
Today we went outside to build our Egyptian Shadufs. We gathered all the materials we needed in the school grounds and then we worked in groups to build it. We had to make lots of adjustments to make it balanced and we had to persevere when we had a problem.
We did a great job and all of our shadufs could take water from the water bowl.
Today we spent the day learning about Armistice day. We began the day with an assembly all about Remembrance. We then completed a reading comprehension about War and then we read the poem "In Flander's Field"
We performed the poem and analysed the features of it. We then went on to create pictures from the war and we then placed our poems over the top of our pictures.
We were very respectful when doing our 2 minutes silence and all agreed how we should all remember the sacrifice of those who have died or been injured for our freedom.
Today we have been learning about Egyptian Shadufs. We found out why they were important for farming in Ancient Egypt. We looked at how they were made and then created a prototype in readiness for making a large one outside next week.
AUTUMN TERM 1
Well what a great first half term we have had!
We have been so busy in class. We have been learning to write using the Jane Considine "Write stuff" approach. Initially we found it quite demanding but now we are using much better vocabulary and writing more interesting sentences. We have been reading and enjoying Roald Dahl's BFG and in Religion we have studied the family tree of Jesus. We have learned all about St Josephine Bakhita.
In Maths we have covered place value and addition and subtraction of 4 digit numbers and in topic work we have been studying ancient Egypt. We have made clay models and printed using heiroglphics. We have carried out research on Egypt and made our own papyrus paper and used it to create maps of Egypt.
We have worked really hard and have earned a good half term rest.
Friday 20th November- Well done to Callum, Patrick, Adam, Isaac, Lucy S, Danielle and Evie who are all in the top ten spellers in school.
Year4c continues to be top spelling class this week.
Well done everyone. Keep this up!
Best effort in times tables this week Wiktoria.
Well done to Danielle who is number 2 in the school.
Super movers- Spelling- https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42612499
Super movers - Noun phrases-https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42612499
8 times tables- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4JZ0p1LDFA
11 times tables- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD_PUvNTk1s
Super movers- Rounding a number. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42952306
Super movers- Negative numbers- https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42612499