Happy new year and welcome back to our spring term.
We are delighted to have the children back in Turquoise class and we have lots of exciting learning planned for this half term
In English we have started a new text called, Who let the Gods out by Maz Evans. The children have already enjoyed the beginning of this story.
In Science our new topic is all about Sound. We will be learning about how we hear sound and the different parts of our ear.
In PE we will be doing tag rugby outside. As it is cold and wet it would be useful to have a spare pair of trousers and socks in their school bags.
Reminders - Children should be reading daily with an adult with at least 5 signed reads each week. These are checked every Monday but please have reading books and reading records in school everyday.
Keep learning times tables and practising them at home.
Turquoise class is taught by Mrs Middleton (Mon/Tue) and Miss Nunn (Wed-Fri) and will be supported by Mrs Dearne.
You will be entering the school through the end door, nearest the gates. Your coat pegs are located in the downstairs area by the girl's toilets, then head straight on up the stairs to Turquoise class!
Reading: 5 times a week is the minimum school requirement. This needs to be recorded in your Reading Record and signed by a parent or carer ready to be collected in at school on a Monday morning every week.
Spellings: We will give be given out on Fridays via Google Classroom and will be tested in school the following Friday.
Homework: There will be weekly maths homework posted on Google classrooms on a Friday that will be due in by the following week. There will also be a half termly homework grid, where children will choose 1 task to complete each week.
ALL LOG IN DETAILS ARE ON THE BACK OF EACH CHILD'S READING RECORD.
PE days will be Tuesday and Friday - please come into school dressed in your SCHOOL PE kits.
After school clubs will be running again from Monday 17th January! Don't forget to check out the Newsletter and sign up.
This half term we will be learning all about the Ancient Greeks and what they did for us today!
We have started to look into the religion of the Ancient Greeks and we are also learning about animals in Spanish.
In Art, we have started looking at their pottery, and are beginning to design our own. We look forward to you seeing the final designs!
Christmas Decoration Day
Children in Need
We have had some fantastic costumes for the teacher / student swap for this year's Children in Need! Below are a few photos of the outfits:
Here we have 2 Miss Nunn's and some PE teachers, a Mr Nunn squeezed by said PE teachers, a PE day Mrs Middleton with her trusty marking pen, a Miss Naglina, a Mr Wisby and a Mr Pierce!
We are already on the run up to Christmas, and we have had a fantastic start to Year 4 so far!
There has been some incredible progress in our students learning, including in their reading ages (remember, completing your 5 reads a week really helps with this!).
We learnt all about the differences between human and physical topography and the history behind some of the famous landmarks around Britain. The children particularly enjoyed learning the history behind Edinburgh Castle, Giant's Causeway and Loch Ness!
We also spent our English time learning all about the Max the Hodgeheg, focussing on creating instructions and thinking about road safety.
The class produced some brilliant drawings of the local church using different shading techniques such as cross hatching and contouring, and we have made an incredible start on the new language we are learning in KS2 at Tithe Farm. Children should now be able to tell you how to say a variety of animals in Spanish, and also how to greet someone!
One thing we do need to improve on as a class is our homework. Remember, all the instructions are found on Google Classroom, children have their log ins on the back of their reading records and receive homework each week.
Well done Turquoise on such a great start to the new year!