Well, in the words of good ol' Victor Meldrew... I simply can't believe it... that we are in the penultimate week of this half term. Where has the time gone? Last week saw us present our class assembly on the Great Plague. i don't know about you, but I thought the children were fabulous. They spoke clearly and slowly and the assembly was terrific - well done to you all. In English, we have completed our stories based on the book "Clockwork" and have now begun a unit on non-chronological writing where we will be writing a leaflet based on the question: "Why is Paris so popular with tourists?" We have also begun our DT project this week where we aim to make a wallet to hold a passport sized booklet! Sewing is tricky! If you have any sewing that needs doing at home... well I'll leave the rest unsaid! I have also added a great game onto our class website page where children can practise their times tables in the same format as the upcoming tables test in summer. I highly recommend this game so... go on, give it a whirl, you can make it as tricky or easy as you like. Tomorrow sees a Sports Assembly at 10am and after school the Young Voices choir will be performing the songs which they sang in Manchester - all welcome. Next week is the Easter Decorated Egg competition - entries need to be in by Wednesday and the winner will be announced on Thursday. Also next week we are holding a Spring Disco! The disco begins at 4pm and ends at 5pm, there will be plenty of dancing (get your glad rags out!) and opportunities to gorge on pop, sweets and crisps. On Thursday of next week we will be holding the second Ukulele Concert to showcase our skills for this term. The concert will begin at 2.30pm and all are welcome, earplugs optional! On Friday 5th April, we break up for the Easter holiday at the usual time of 3.20pm. I hope you all have a smashing holiday and that the weather is kind to us. Wow, what a lot of information. I need a sit down now!
Home reading, as always, continues to be a high priority within school. Please help to improve your child's reading by listening to them read each night and questioning them about the books they are reading.
Spellings for this half term are on our class spelling page and a weekly test is usually done on Friday. Again please help your child by helping them to learn their spellings. Also check out the "Topmarks" website on our website links page. There are lots of super spelling games to help your child with their spellings.
Should you need to speak with either myself or Mrs Worden, please do not hesitate to come in and see us after school or make an appointment.
Don't forget the direct link to the Times Tables Rockstars student login page. ALL pupils have a user name and password for this web site which school has subscribed to to help the children learn their tables. If your child has lost theirs just bob in and see Miss Hamilton or Mrs Worden - we kept a copy of all the user names and passwords in case any got lost in the perilous journey from school to home!! I have now given out the user names and passwords to those children who said theirs had gone walkabout... so, no excuse - get times tables rockin' on the rockstars website!
Don't forget to check out the games on the website links. I have also added some grammar songs so the children can learn the different terms for grammar in sing-song fashion! Check them out!
I have also added the Year 4 spelling list to the spellings page. Children in Year 4 are expected to be able to read AND spell the words on these lists! Although some words do appear in the weekly spellings to learn at home, many are spellings which the children should know "in addition" to those they are learning at home. Again, please help your child to practise these spellings also... No rest for the wicked eh!