Firstly, we would like to thank you for the beautiful flowers and vases you so kindly sent in for what was a very successful Open Day; your children have worked extremely well.
This is going to be an exciting half term as we begin to prepare for their residential trip to Flatford Mill, Suffolk at the end of May. There will be an information meeting, to which all parents and children are invited, where we will give you details of the trip and be able to answer any questions or concerns.
Dates for your diary:
- Tues 9th May - Flatford meeting 7 p.m. ( parents and children )
- Thur 11th May - Musicians’ Concert 7 p.m.
- Mon 8th - Fri 12th May - Exam week
- Mon 15th May & Tues 16th - Parents' Evenings
- Wed 24th - Fri 26th May - Flatford Mill trip
May we wish you all a very happy and relaxing holiday.
Very best wishes,
Mrs. Allery and Mr. Tovell
This half term, both classes will continue with their class readers, whilst in comprehension lessons, we will continue to develop the key skills of comprehension with our focus primarily on multi mark questions which require a real understanding of the text. DT/RA
This half term, we will continue and complete our writing of stories set in an imaginary setting. Then, we will begin instructional writing by looking at the key features of the genre, before creating instructions for board games we will be designing. DT/RA
This half term, the children will focus on how to convert between different units of measurement; they will identify and draw angles using protractors; they will consider money problems involving fractions and decimals; and they will compare and classify 2D shapes. We will continue to develop times tables and mental maths skills each week. RA/DT
This half term we will continue with pitch and volume by looking at various instruments. We will then consolidate learning on sounds and complete our assessment. The topic to follow is circuits and conductors where children will identify items that use electricity at home and at school. We will look at mains and battery operated appliances. The children will be learning about series circuits and components. The topic also includes the difference between conductors and insulators and how switches work. They will explore various materials to test for conductivity, make switches and investigate what affects the brightness of bulbs. EG
This half term we will focus on the following aspects of the Indus Valley: fashion and jewellery, examining artefacts, particularly the Indus Seals and everyday life in the main Indus cities such as Mohenjo-daro and Harappa. DH/EG
We will be comparing urban and rural settlements in the UK before visiting the village of East Bergholt to conduct a village study whilst on the residential visit to Flatford Mill. SAW
Year 4 will continue our study of Judaism and learn more about Jewish beliefs and customs including the Jewish New Year and Jewish prayer. DT
The children will begin the half term by learning the vocabulary for prepositions. This will then link to classroom instructions, looking at imperative verbs and the vocabulary for classroom equipment. The children will also learn to tell the time (o’clock and half past). RP
This half term we will be looking at things to do in our free time. We will then look at various sports and will practice expressing likes and dislikes. TW
The children will extend their software development skills by designing an interactive toy and programming a simulation of their toy. They will learn about the development process from concept to production and will present their final product to the class. MHL
This half term, we will be creating our own compositions, based on our continued theme of Sound Colour. We will continue working through Recorder Book 1. RA
This half term children will be investigating ‘Self-portrait’ using a range of different materials. They will also explore landscape under the title: ‘A Sense Of Place’. They will be looking closely at the work of John Constable, making comparisons with his great friend and rival Joseph Turner, all in preparation for their visit to Flatford Mill. AD
This half term the children will begin a theatre skills topic covering the basics of stage terminology and methods. AM
This half term our areas of focus will be courtesy, forgiveness and never giving up! RA/DT
PE & GAMES
We launch our summer sport programme after Easter and the focus in games lessons will be athletics. All the children will try each of the eleven events on offer at Junior Sports Day and will record their personal best time or distance for each. These results will contribute to their English School Athletics Award and the opportunity to gain a bronze, silver or gold award at the end of term. In PE lessons next half term the children will be developing their skills in cricket. Please note summer sports kit should be worn by everyone after Easter: a white polo shirt, black shorts with house ribbons sewn on the sides, white ankle socks, predominately white trainers, PE sweatshirt, PE jogging bottoms, a school sunhat and a water bottle. Please ensure your child has all these items with them for PE and games lessons. SAW