What a great few weeks we've had back at school! The children have made an excellent start to their topic on Water and are looking forward to a workshop on the subject in a few weeks.
In Religious Education, we are now looking at the Christian faith and, in particular, what the Christian faith says about Salvation.
We are continuing to practise our skills in spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG) and our PE dance unit this term is Cats!
This week, the children have been practising and performing their own road safety jingles inspired by our Guided Reading text: The Hodgeheg.
We have also been exploring Perimeter in Maths and have a few new games to practise.
I attach a parental information guide regarding the X table text that ALL Year 4 children across the country will take this year. Please encourage your child to continue to practise these at home!
Thank you to all those parents and guardians who attended the recent Parents Evenings- it was lovely to talk to you about your child's progress. For those who couldn't make it, please contact the Office to sign up for a slot on Wednesday 18th December from 15:20.
Thank you also, to all those parents who have already signed up to bring in party food for our Christmas party next Thursday (19th December) it promises to be a lot of fun!
As our first topic; Land Ahoy! ends, we are looking forward to starting our new topic: Water, Water, Everywhere! However, until January, we wish you a very happy Christmas and look forward to welcoming you all back in 2020!
Isle of Tune
It has been another busy week in Year 4. We have continued to develop our Computing skills using Powerpoint, explored prefixes, and looked at the Hindu belief of Karma. This week we will begin to use our Computing skills to create a simple comic strip, continue our understanding of triangles and quadrilaterals and learn about the Hindu festival of Diwali!
Shoot the different types of triangles
Times Tables https://www.timestables.co.uk/11-times-table.html
This week, Year 4 took on the world of triangles! We have been looking at how to identify them and their proper names.
We also continued our work on adverbs after we showed that Berrow HAS talent with our version of 'The Adverb Song'!
Coming soon...our fascinating facts about the humble octopus using the chrome books!
What a busy week! Excellent effort in handwriting and the children were amazing in their first Chromebook session.
In our learning about Hinduism, we learnt about the act of puja (prayer) and the significance of all the items that are found at a shrine (prayer space).
We are nearly half-way through our reading challenge for this term. Try your best to make your 5 'Home Reads' each week and keep bringing in your photographs of you reading in crazy places!
Remember; swimming starts this Friday!
X2 practise- ascending order then random ordering of questions.
Know your angles! The question asks you to select and drag up the correct angle to squirt water at different items.
Super learning about angles this week! Well done to all those who entered the Time to Measure Up challenge!
Read the target angle and move the guide line to estimate where that angle would be on the protractor.
It's all change on the leader board for Maths Prodigy but who will be up there next week?!
Many thanks to all parents and carers who managed to attend today's Welcome to Year 4 meeting.
If you weren't able to attend today, or would like a reminder of what we spoke about, we've attached the presentation below.
What a great first week Year 4 have had!
There are already photos on the 'Get Caught Reading' board, showing reading happening in some very wild and wacky places! Make sure YOU get caught reading too!
The children have made a great start with the topic 'Land Ahoy' and have been learning about Roman Numerals and Angles this week. We have looked at some of the attached games during lessons.
Today we had visitors from the Berrow Kite Festival showing us the amazing Blue Whale Baby kite and teaching us some whale facts. Seeing the world's largest mammal in kite form next week at the kite festival, will be a sight to behold!
X10 practise-focus on speed and accuracy.
X10 practise-focus on multiples of 10.
Review angle types from yesterday: Tic, Tac, Toe game
Welcome to Octopus Class!
We are really excited to be starting the new term with the project; Land Ahoy!
Lots of exciting things will be happening, so make sure you regularly look at this class page.
Who will be teaching the class?
On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Mrs Schroeder will be teaching the class. On Thursdays and Fridays, Mrs Baldwin-Wheat will be teaching.
When is PE?
On Monday afternoons the children will be taught by a qualified PE coach. Please make sure the children have their PE kits, including appropriate footwear and socks on Monday. Swimming lessons will start on Friday 27th September and continue until Friday 6th December.
If your child needs an asthma inhaler or any regular medication, please make sure this is in school and is in-date.
When is homework set?
The most important thing we want children to do at home is to read. Ideally we would like children to read for at least 10 minutes each day, but longer would be better. It is also really beneficial for them to have stories read to them, particularly chapter books. Please initial your child's reading record every time you hear them read. If they read 5 times in one week, they will get a raffle ticket in the jar ready for our end of term book raffle-the more tickets, the better the chance!
Every Monday the children have spellings set for a test on Friday.
There will be Maths homework set on a Monday (to be handed in on Friday) and optional homework tasks based on your child's learning in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG).
If you have any questions, please phone the school Office and we will call you back, or you can pop in after school.
Mrs Baldwin-Wheat and Mrs Schroeder