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Autumn 2 Week 6 Details:

Dear Owls, what a fun week. Thank you to all of the owls who were so enthusiastic and hard working on our Science and maths day. We are already looking forward to our next Curriculum day in the Spring term!

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On Thursday 9th December, we will be holding a Viking day and after school we will have a bonfire, listen to Viking sagas, eat freshly made soda bread (we will make it in the day - recipe below) and honey and drink hot blackcurrant ( Viking mead without the alcohol!) Pick up time will be 5pm. If at all possible, please can your child come to school in Viking dress. Please do not buy anything especially for the occasion. Long tops worn as a tunic or dark coloured dresses will work well. Please be mindful that we will be outside and it is likely to be cold, so lots of layers please. Please let me know as soon as possible if your child is unable to consume any of the above foods and drink. By Thursday, please can you bring to school 2- 500ml plastic bottles for our Viking long boat challenge.

Soda Bread:

 

500g plain wholemeal flour
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
400ml whole milk

 

 

Please can you continue to help your child practise their multiplication tables, it is vital that they are able to have a speedy recall of facts up to 12 x 12. It will really help your child with our mathematical units - currently multiplication and division and then our upcoming fractions' unit.

Congratulations to Jessye for being awarded the trophy and for Francesca for receiving the 'value apple' for kindness.

Please save the date: On Thursday 9th December, we will be holding a Viking day and after school we will have a bonfire, listen to Viking sagas, eat freshly made soda bread (we will make it in the day) and honey and drink hot blackcurrant ( Viking mead without the alcohol!) Pick up time will be 5pm. If at all possible, please can your child come to school in Viking dress. Please do not buy anything especially for the occasion. Long tops worn as a tunic or dark coloured dresses will work well. Please be mindful that we will be outside and it is likely to be cold, so lots of layers please.

 

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.⭐⭐⭐
Curriculum Information:

Week 5's book focus is:  

Our class Reader is 'How to train a dragon' by Cressida Cowell.


We begin next term by reading the fantastic book: 'Arthur and the golden rope' by Joe Todd Stanton. This links to our history topic on the Vikings and will be used as a writing stimulus. In DT, we will be designing, making and testing dragon egg carriers and in science, we will be learning about sound. In physical education, we will be creating a Viking dance and completing a unit on invasion games, which will include netball, handball and basketball type skills. Our focus will be teamwork and how to encourage others to be the best they can.

In PSHE we will continuation learning about friendships and relationships, with a focus on online relationships. In the next few weeks we will finish out unit on coding, during our computing sessions. Then our next unit is Online safety.
In RE, we will be considering: 'How do festivals and Worship show what matters to Muslims.'

In music, we will begin practising carols for our end of term event and learn to play and read musical notes.

 Useful Websites: 

I Don't like books - Never. Ever The End by Emma Perry. https://youtu.be/kIhJ2HKcgys (Assessed writing stimulus.)

Arthur and the Golden rope - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBzzKdlHpac

Remembrance Comprehension - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1VD84SLW8I

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-9-times-table/zr2gt39

Here is a link to a recommended Booklist for year 4, there are lots of great suggestions on here:

https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-4

Here is a link to How to edit by Tom Palmer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUScPnDwzPU

 

 

 

Homework: 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.
Outdoor shoes / boots - if you have not already done so, please send in a pair of outdoor footwear in a named bag.

Spelling Tests take place on Thursdays and new spellings are set on Friday.

Thank you for your continued support.

Elaine Wildman.

Investigating Cup Telephones - The most we have ever achieved!

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 Lauren's teeth!

 

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. 

Homework

Reading for at least 30 minutes a day, 10 minutes to an adult. Get whoever hears you read to write in the daily reading record daily and initial or sign it. On Fridays we will look at the reading records to celebrate all the reading that is taking place.

Daily TTR, we have also added 144 practice sheets to the files.

Topmarks Daily 10 level 4 is great for practising key skills. 

Spelling shed and look cover write check sheet. - Your login in is your Reading records

  

Useful Websites:

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:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-7-times-table-with-moonbeam/zjp8y9q
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-9-times-table/zr2gt39

 Fun vocabulary games: https://games.vocabularyninja.co.uk/?mc_cid=60790c68ca&mc_eid=d03234ee9e

  

 

Letter from Mrs Wildman & Mrs Meyer (click here)

Animals including humans - Knowledge Planner (click here)

Vikings - Knowledge planner (click here)