Thank you very much for your support with our assembly, helping to learn lines, costumes, props and coming along are all greatly appreciated and make the event special. Thank you too for all the offers of help for our trip which went very well.
There are many exciting events planned in the next half term, outlined below. Please also check the school diary:
Dates for your diary:
School photos Tuesday 25th Feb
PA Quiz night Saturday 1st March (a flyer should have come home in book bags)
World Book Day dressing up day Monday 3rd March
Friday 14th March PA wine tasting evening
Friday 21st March Tog day for Sports Relief
Speech Competition Tuesday 25th March
Half day Friday 28th March
The children have brought a poem home today to learn during half term for the speech competition. They will have one session in school to practise during the first week back and then will be saying their poems to me to get through to the next round on Wednesday 5th March. I hope the children will be given every encouragement to enjoy practising their poems to family and friends.
As you will be aware, thre is no Open Day this year due to building work but there will be an opportunity for you to see your child’s work at the forthcoming parents’ evenings next term.
As always, I am available before and after school most days or please e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries or concerns.
I hope you have a safe and enjoyable half term.
This half term the children will perform, film and edit their own Theatre in Education film. KS
The children will analyse various poems and stories set in imaginary worlds. We will read The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. KS
The children will be planning and writing their own poems and fantasy stories. KS
Mrs. Allery’s maths group
This half term we will be focusing on Time: reading and writing times and time duration; Weight: reading scales recording using decimal notation, and practical estimating and weighing activities; Data Handling and probability; Addition and Subtraction involving three digit numbers using various strategies. RA
Ms Turner’s maths group
This half term we will be focusing on multiplication & division, doubling and halving using mental strategies. We will be revising place value including tenths and will be using all four operations to solve money and word problems. It will help your child to revise times tables to 10x and number bonds to 20 for instant recall. JT
This half term the children will be learning about ‘circuits and conductors’. They will learn about where electricity comes from and the dangers of electricity. The topic also includes the difference between conductors and insulators, how switches work and what makes a complete circuit. Their investigations will focus on changing the brightness of bulbs or speed of motors by adding cells and more components. EG
We will begin a new unit of work on ‘Britain since 1948’. This will involve looking at the Coronation of Elizabeth II and other important events from the 1950s. SS
We will continue our study of India by focusing on the village of Chembkolli and comparing life in an Indian village with our lives in Hillingdon. JT
After our successful trip to the Synagogue, we will be completing our topic on Judaism by looking at celebrations and customs. JT
This half term we will be learning about family members, pets and other animals. We will also be looking at different modes of transport. As usual we will be consolidating prior vocabulary and providing the children with lots of discussion opportunities. TW
We will begin by revising days and months and will go on to identifying the seasons. From here we will start a unit on house and home looking at vocabulary for the various rooms.This will link with work already covered on prepositions as we look at describing where things and people are in the house using singular parts of the verb être . RP/TMS
The children will complete their Scratch programmes. They will then learn how to record and edit sound and video. They will use these skills to support their work in drama. MHL
This half term we will be continuing with our Sound Colour topic, where the emphasis will be on composition, rehearsal, performance and evaluation. RA
We will be completing our Indian themed work and will be finishing the term with some Easter crafts. JT
We will be looking at the topic of “Good to be Me.” This will include discussions about hope and didappointment,hiding feelings, assertiveness and the fight or flight reflex. JT
PE & GAMES
In Tuesday games lessons Year 4 boys will participate in unihockey activities and Year 4 girls will participate in tag rugby activities. Girls may wish to bring old trainers or football boots in a small bag to change into as the field can get muddy, boys will need just trainers and no football boots. In PE lessons on Mondays the children will start some kwik cricket activities to develop their bowling, batting and fielding skills. SAW