Week beginning 20.1.20
Welcome back after a very busy Christmas period. I don't know about you, but I am glad to return for some routine. Days just seem to fly by and you never know what day of the week you are on. Anyway, Spring term. This terms topic is called 'Art of Food'. It covers all about the digestive system and by the end of the term children will be able to explain how our digestive system works. We will also be hoping to get a visitor in school to talk about your child's teeth and how to keep them white and shiny.
This week in school is 'show off what you can do' week, as I like to call it. In other words - test week. Children will be taking a number of tests to show how far they have come since September. So please make sure they go to bed early and have a nice healthy breakfast in the morning. Hopefully, your child will come home and be able to tell you how hard they have tried during their tests.
Week beginning 16.12.19
As we approach the final leg of Autumn term, class 4C have been really busy coming to the end of their topics. In English, we have been finishing writing our newspaper reports based on The Plague. Children have really enjoyed finding out about what had happened and have really brought their newspapers to life using journalistic language. In topic we are completing our end of topic assessment to see how much the children have learnt and can remember about The Plague. Including, why the Plague Doctor wears what he does and how The Plague spread. Children have really impressed me in terms of how interested they have been about this topic. I must admit it is my favourite topic to teach!!
We have also been getting into the Christmas spirit by playing party games and making little crafts. It is really nice to see the children working together and smiling and getting on. The BEST time of the year.
One last thing to say, and that is I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year. I shall see everybody on the Tuesday 7th January 2020. Doors open at 8:40am.
Where do the weeks go? It is fast approaching the Christmas holidays and 4C have already covered so much. The children have been learning new skills in various subjects and have enjoyed learning all about the Plague. For our WOW starter this half term, we had a visitor who came in to explain where The Plague came from. He gave us a brief introduction which made all the children excited to learn it in lesson time. Children have enjoyed this topic so far and are always asking when we're learning more about The Plague. Some fantastic homework has been brought in. From great explanations of The Plague Doctor's uniform to actually designing The Plague Doctor's mask. Children have really gone to town. Children have wrote some fantastic explanations of how The Plague arrived in the UK and how it spread so quickly.
We will also be linking our maths work with our topic work by creating bar graphs to show the number of deaths caused by The Plague. In Maths this Half Term, children have covered various units and learnt about Perimeter, Mental Multiplication and Division, Statistics and Written Multiplication. Children have found lots of short cuts to be able to mentally multiply and divide numbers and have found a quick way to learn their 9 times tables. (video in Maths section).
Children have absolutely loved English work so far this term. Children have gone from writing their own stories based on The Pied Piper to being in the process of writing their own newspaper articles on The Plague. We have been gathering lots of content so the children completely understand what to include and how to write a newspaper article. We have got in role of the character's by role playing during the time of The plague. We have also read a class novel to gather lots of details about what the streets were like. Children have really enjoyed reading various newspapers.
P.E this half term has been invasion games (indoors) and Net and Wall games (outdoor). Children have learnt lots of new skills and have worked well in pairs, small groups and teams. Children are beginning to understand more about tactics and applying attacking and defending skills in order to score points. We have some really talented children in 4C.
Our class have created a winter scene for the new displays in the hall. Children used the technique of Mono Printing to create their picture. After they had dried, children carefully painted these and they have turned out fantastic.
Week beginning 9th September 2019
We're here again
With all our friends...
We certainly are! Welcome back after the summer holidays and how quick did it go?
This term we are starting our new topic called Sparks Might Fly. This topic is Science based and we will be learning all about electricity.