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States of matter day. February 2022
Summer Term Week 5:
Dear all, Please see folders for this week's timetable and Knowledge Organisers related to this term's topics.
Please could you send your child to school with a 2L plastic bottle. The best types are fizzy pop bottles. It would really help if you removed the label and washed it out. It will need a lid. We will be starting to plant our bottle rainforests next week.
Please note that there will be no homework over half term but please continue to read and practise your multiplication tables, especially 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 tables.
A polite reminder that as part of our Jubilee celebration on Friday, we will be wearing red, white and blue. Please make sure you wear suitable footwear because we will be having a lower key stage 2 rounders tournament. We will be eating jelly and ice-cream in the afternoon, if you have an allergy that we do not already know about please let me know immediately.
Finally, if you have not already done so please return the swimming forms as soon as possible.
A reminder that year 4 are required to take a multiplication test and this will take place during the first 2 weeks after half term. It is important that your child practises their timetables daily, not only to do their best in the test but more importantly knowing your times tables is fundamental to mathematics. As part of your child's weekly homework they are required to do 10 minutes of TTR 5 times a week. Please encourage your child to do this. If there are any difficulties, please let me know and I will try to help. We attach the Government information regarding the test. Other useful websites are 'Hit the button' and 'Super movers.' The links to these are below. There are also other resources such as: 144 which are in the folders' section.
Our Geography topic is the Rainforest and our class reader, which relates to this topic is 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundle. In Science, we will be completing our topic on electricity and then studying habitats and living things.
On Mondays, Mrs Davies will be teaching the following topics:
Computing : animation how to create a use stop motion animations. PSHE : physical and mental health and keeping safe , medicines and drugs. RE : How and why do people try to make the world a better place ? In music, the children will learn to: Recognise elements of the music e.g. the rhythm that establishes the mood and character, create a mood/ scene based on a given set of instruments and talk about the effect of particular sounds.
In Physical Education, Miss Gingell will be completing the unit on Yoga and then moving on to Orienteering skills, and on Fridays will be completing a unit on striking and fielding skills. PE kits to be worn on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please provide caps / sunhats and water bottles everyday but especially on PE days.
Please remember that tomorrow is a training day, so we will look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 20th April.
Our class Reader is ' The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell.'
Please see the exciting response to our questions about 'The Boy Who biked the world' from Alastair Humphries.
Also, please visit Seesaw to see some fantastic African Drumming by Owls.
Congratulations to Lauren for being awarded the trophy and to Evy for receiving the 'value blossom' for always showing respect.
This week's website links:
Listen to Valerie Bloom read her poem ‘The River’ https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/poem/the-river/
Explore the Amazon further using National Geographic Kids website. https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/physical-geography/ amazon-facts/
Amazon Rainforest: https://youtu.be/JEsV5rqbVNQ
Explorer Youtube Clips:
Chapter 1 https://youtu.be/G7lCzmS9GhI
Chapter 2 https://youtu.be/FBXnK1SRHQI
Chapter 3 https://youtu.be/ooQmf-23Muw
Chapter 4 https://youtu.be/6STMMzOvJfw
Thank you for encouraging your child to read daily. This is so important for both enjoyment, mental health and academic development. You learn to read and then you read to learn!
If your child can spend regular time on TTR and spelling shed this will also help them. Little and often is the key, but please don't worry if this isn't always possible, there has to be a balance. Down time, spending time with family and friends, being outside and doing physical activity are also very important.
A small task will be set on a Wednesday and this needs to be completed and returned every Wednesday.
Spelling Tests take place on Thursdays and new spellings are set on Friday.
Outdoor shoes / boots - if you have not already done so, please send in a pair of outdoor footwear in a named bag.
Thank you for your continued enthusiasm and commitment to learning. The majority of the class are achieving their target of reading daily and completing spelling shed and TTR at least 4 times a week. This is fantastic and please keep it up.⭐⭐⭐
Here is a link to a recommended Booklist for year 4, there are lots of great suggestions on here:
Here is a link to How to edit by Tom Palmer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUScPnDwzPU
If you want to log into Epic this is the link: https://www.getepic.com/sign-in Then enter the class code qrw6006 in the student code box. Enjoy!
Here are some Super mover links:
Fun vocabulary games: https://games.vocabularyninja.co.uk/?mc_cid=60790c68ca&mc_eid=d03234ee9e
Arrival Time: Just a polite reminder that year 4 arrival time is 8:45am. it is important that children arrive at their allocated time to avoid cross over of bubbles and also to ensure that your child does not miss out on key work. Some children have been arriving as late as 9am. This means they have missed vital TTR practice and morning work - this consists of practice maths questions, which reinforce taught concepts.