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Congratulations to Angelina who earned her GOLD CERTIFICATE!!! Well done Angelina :)

Spring 2019

 

 Welcome back!!

Spring is in the air and we have lots to look forward to.  The spring term is short and we have a lot to pack into the next 10 weeks.  Here are just a few of the fun and exciting things we have in store...

The main focus for us will be a special project we are going to run with Tullie House to create a ‘pop-up’ museum in school based on the Egyptians.  The children will visit Tullie House and find out how museums are run and then we will set up our own mini-museum in school featuring a range of the children’s work, artefacts, games and much more.  This is a great opportunity for the children to get to grips with the topic and hopefully achieve an Arts Award for their efforts.

Dates for your diaries;

7th Feb               - Full day session at Tullie House (Packed lunch required).

14th March         - Year 3 and 4 football tournament,

27th March         - Pop-up Egyptian museum in school – All families are welcome from 2.30pm onwards.

Literacy

We are starting with explanation texts where the children will be explaining how and why things are as they are.  They will be looking at the inventions of Wallace and Grommit and putting their own words to the ‘cracking contraptions’.

We will then be looking in detail at ‘The Green Ship’ by Quentin Blake. A book which will really stretch the children’s imagination. We will have a focus on characters with a writing focus on character descriptions and emotions.

In addition to this we will be looking at poetry, having a go at Kenning poems and also performance poems, and looking in-depth at the work of Francesca Simon, author of the Horrid Henry series.

Numeracy

In numeracy this term, we will continue with Big Maths, with lots of mental maths challenges and at the end of each week, we will have a timed test.  Please keep practising with your children at home...practise makes perfect!!  Mathletics is great for this.  Encourage your child to go onto the site and have a go at the different topics.  Can they get their Silver and Gold certificates?  Congratulations to those of you who already have but don't stop there.  The world maths is a great place for the children to go and test themselves and increase their speed.

This term we will be looking at a range of topics; shapes, money, time, fractions and decimals.  We will also be practising our written methods for multiplication and division.

  

 Science

In Science we will focus on two different topics, forces and electricity.  

We have already looked at friction and we’ll investigate air and water resistance and the children will have opportunities to create their own tests. Also we get to investigate magnets! The children will have fun testing the strength of different magnets we have in school.

In electricity we are very fortunate to have a Brightsparks day.  An expert will guide us through how we can make different circuits including light bulbs, sound a buzzer and start a motor.  We begin with the question ’Where does electricity come from?’ and finally joining cells to create our own circuits.  We will also be looking at the dangers associated with electricity in and around the home.

 RE

Using the Come and See materials, we will be looking at three main areas this term; Community, giving and receiving and self-discipline.  We will start to understand the roles of different people within our community and see how their jobs enhance our lives, not just from the point of view of the Church but all those who care for others.

Looking at how and why our Church community comes together leads us onto our second topic about giving and receiving, especially in the context of mass.  The children will have the opportunity to understand better the different parts of the mass and why they are celebrated.  We will deepen our understanding of the different parts of the mass and try to create links between them and the Bible.  We especially focus on the travels and teaching of the Apostles, especially the letters they wrote, for example St Paul's letter to the Corinthians.

Finally we look at self-discipline and how it should be part of our lives.  Whilst it may be hard to complete, we look at the benefits and opportunities that arise for us as Christians around Lent.  We look at how Christians prepare for Easter and the events that are celebrated.

 PE

In PE we will be playing tag rugby and combining it with the Haka, the New Zealand war dance which they perform prior to playing.  The children will try to create their own war dance and find out the symbolism and history behind the Haka.

As you can see we have a lot to pack into this term.  It should be fun and I’m really looking forward to setting up our own museum!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come in and see either myself or Mrs McGlasson.

This is just a taste of what we will be doing and I’m really looking forward to teaching this class.  If you have any questions about our curriculum, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

 

 

 

 Year 4 trip to Stocks Wood Forest School, Rosley

We had the most fantastic time at the forest school at Rosley; toasting marshmallows, bug hunting, pond dipping, building dens, creating cocktails in the mud kitchen or simply chillin' in the hammocks.

 

Many thanks to Julien and Claire for making the day go so smoothly and being the perfect hosts.  

 

Have a look for yourselves....

 


KPI's for Numeracy

KPI's for Writing

KPI's for Reading

 

 Autumn

 Spring

Summer

RE

 Family: People

 

Belonging: Called

Advent / Christmas - loving:gift

Community

 

Giving and recieving

 Giving:Self-discipline

 

Pentecost - New life

 

Building bridges

God's people

 

Sikhism

 

Science

States of matter - Solids, liquids and gases 

States of matter - Solids, liquids and gases 

Electricity

Forces 

Living Things and their Habitats

 Living Things and their Habitats

 

ICT

E-Safety Unit

Multi-media - Create a Comic

 

(Mathletics all year)

 

 

E-Safety Unit

Word processsing

 

E-Safety Unit

 

 

P.E.

Football

 

+ Relax kids(all year)

Yoga

Tag Rugby / Dance - The Haka

Tag Rugby / Dance

Cricket

 

Athletics,

 

 

P.S.H.E

 

Friendship

 Safety

Resilience

 Care

Achieve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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