I hope the children thoroughly enjoyed their time at Flatford Mill. I am confident that the children, although tired, have found the experience fulfilling. A good time was had by all!
Year 4 will be running a teddy tombola at the school fete. We hope you will be able to support this with offers of help to run the stall on the day or with donations of soft toys that are in need of a new home.
Some other dates to note:
Tues 10th June - Singing Competition.
Thurs 12th June - Singers’ Concert.
Mon 16th June - 14:00 Junior Sports Day.
Tues 17th June - 7:30 Transfer meeting with Mr Crehan.
Wed 18th June - Parents’ Evening.
Mon 23rd June - Parents’ Evening.
Fri 4th July - 4A coffee morning, followed by our class assembly.
Sat 5th July - Summer Fete.
Have a great half term break!
We will continue our unit on improvisation. KS
We will continue reading Grandpa Chatterji in the class reader sessions. Comprehension activities will be based on persuasive and information texts. RA
This half term the children will be reading, analysing and writing persuasive and information texts. RA
Mrs. Allery’s maths group ~ will be covering work on decimals and percentages; handling data and learning about mode and mean; shape and space - coordinates, reading, plotting and reflecting; perpendicular and parallel lines; angles, acute and obtuse using protractors; volume and capacity.
Ms Turner’s maths group - this half term we will be studying: compass directions and angles (please ensure your child has a semi-circular protractor to bring to the first lesson), mental and written methods of division and multiplication, equivalent fractions, sixths, eighths, mental methods of adding and subtracting numbers to 10,000, time durations and pictograms.
The children will come back from their Flatford Mill trip full of great ideas and knowledge about habitats and different types of organisms. They will feed back and discuss their findings and deepen their learning and understanding of how organisms adapt and survive in their environment. They will also learn about how we classify and sort plants and animals using biological keys. Our investigations will focus on measuring conditions in habitats which involves using data loggers. EG
We will be concluding our topic of Britain since 1948, focusing mainly on major events, including the Football World Cup in 1966, Decimalisation, the Young Princes and the Millennium, to name but a few. RA
We will continue with work on comparing a rural and urban location using information collected on our field trip to Flatford Mill and the village of East Bergholt. On our trip the children made observations, took surveys and conducted interviews to build up a picture of life in a rural environment. We will use the data collected to create graphs to analyse and draw conclusions and make comparisons between the town of Uxbridge and East Bergholt. JT
This half term we will be learning about War and Suffering, the work of different charities and how we can support them. We will then be discussing our neighbours in a local and global context, discussing similarities and differences and how we can work towards getting on with each other. RA
We will work on the theme of clothes, looking at describing outfits for different occasions. The pupils will be introduced to the 1st and 3rd person present tense singular of key verbs. TMS
This term in Spanish the children will be role playing ordering food in a cafe and will produce their own menus. We will spend a few weeks looking at hobbies and sports and will finish the term looking at different places within a town and learning how to ask for directions. TW
In this second half of the term the children will develop their skills in creating web pages using HTML. When they have a good understanding of the underlying programming required for web sites they will also be introduced to Google Sites, which will allow them to create multi-page web sites more quickly. MHL
This half term we will be learning about the musical elements following the BBC Music Workshop programme, Infinite Diner.
In recorder sessions the children will continue to work through Recorder from the Beginning Book 2. RA
We will be creating 1950s pattern designs and football world cup mascots, along with summer fete posters, focussing on layout. JT
We will be discussing changes welcome and unwelcome and our responses to them. We will be learning how to deal with feelings that arise from change and discussing rejection and acceptance. RA
PE & GAMES
All of our Sports Day trials are now completed and the children will be informed of their events for Sports Day after half term. They will have the opportunity to practise these events in the lead up to Sports Day. We will also be starting the school tennis tournament after half term and the draw will be on display on the PE notice board. Matches will be played during games and PE lessons. Please take time to check your child’s PE kit over the break and ensure that they have the correct summer kit, that it still fits them and that house ribbons are sewn on in preparation for Sports Day. SAW