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This week’s spellings (to be tested 22nd April)
20th April – New targets for Year 4.
Welcome back to summer term! This is always such a fun time with sunshine, playing on the field, sports day (fingers crossed) and rounders (to name a few)!
The learning in the classroom is also going to be equally exciting and fun as we embark on our new topic: Ideas that changed the world. This is such a brilliant topic and will encompass a lot of science (physics) and design technology – the children are already really excited and have made some wonderful inventions already (see our Owls in Action page) It will be a practical topic with lots of experiments, discoveries and designing – it really will encompass all of our curriculum values (click here for more information). The curriculum map below gives you more details about this topic – if you have any expertise please do contact us, as we can always arrange Teams meetings or pre-record interviews to show the class.
A few practical matters:
As before, I will be teaching Monday – Thursday with Mrs Blazer, Mrs Green and Mr Russell helping throughout the week. On a Friday, the children will have PE with Mr Colbeck first, followed by music with Mr Cooper and then art with Mrs Chisolm on Friday afternoon. Children can come into school in their PE kits on Fridays. Appropriate clothing (school PE kit) must be worn.
Madame Brown will continue to teach French on a Tuesday, followed by ukulele with Mr Cooper – please ensure ukuleles are in each Tuesday please (not Fridays).
Children need to come into school ‘weatherproofed’ for break and lunch times. The field and playground is split between the pods at lunch, and so children will need a change of shoes in case the field is muddy. Waterproof jackets AND sun hats are also key, as well as sun cream when the weather eventually gets warmer.
Spelling tests will continue on a Thursday. A hard copy will be stuck in your child’s home book, but I will also upload each group onto this Owls page each week. Remember, be creative with learning – writing out in chalk, repeating in the car, using pens in the baths – any way to engage the children with this overlearning.
I will be setting the Year 4s mental maths targets each Tuesday, ready for a test the following week. These are based on multiplication facts once again, as a quick recall is so important if your child is to make good progress.
‘Ideas to change my world’
On a Thursday afternoon, we are going to have a philosophy lesson. This will involve thinking and discussing a question, picture or prompt. After the class discussion, the children will bring home their ‘ideas’ book, and it would be nice for the family to discuss the topic or question as well. All guidance and instructions are in the child’s ‘ideas’ book, but if you have any questions, please do email me.
Many thanks for taking the time to read this. Once again, if you have any worries or concerns, please email the office or use the email email@example.com.