Welcome back to the final half term of the academic year... I can't believe it! Our topic for this half term is entitled Hunted and is a science based topic. To kick start our learning, we have been on a fab trip today to Brockholes Nature Reserve. The children have had a great time hunting for mini-beasts, making mini-beasts from clay, doing a spot of "twitching" and learning about different habitats. To end the day, we built our own habitat for a creature of their choosing. Much fun was had by all. Next week will see some of the children off on a residential trip to the Lakes... does the fun never end? That's all for the moment. The new spellings for the half term are in the spelling section, also please encourage your child to learn the times tables facts to 12 x 12... the test is almost upon us!
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.
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!