Miss Bottomley and Mrs Airey's Year 4
Welcome back everyone after the Easter Holidays! We have enjoyed hearing about your time with family and friends and are glad you are well rested and ready to get stuck into the last term of the academic year!
Firstly a huge congratulations to all for a wonderful performance of ‘Porridge’ at the end of last term. Mrs Airey and I are so proud of you and all you achieved.
This term please remember to bring your reading records in weekly so we can see how much you have been reading at home and books can be changed if necessary. A reminder that each week children should all be reading for at least 15 minutes a day and practising their multiplication tables, as they have a weekly test on a Thursday. Homework will be set on a Friday and will be due in the following Wednesday. (Homework is always a follow on activity to consolidate what has already been taught in class)
Brass will continue this term on a Tuesday so please remember to practice at home and bring your instruments in for your lessons with Mr Wright.
This term we will also be swimming so please bring in your swimming kit every Thursday starting 2nd May. PE will continue every Friday.
I am looking forward to the term ahead although with some sadness as I will be leaving at half term to start my maternity leave. I have loved teaching year 4 this year and will be sure to bring the baby in for a visit when he or she is here to meet you all! Interviews are being held for a teacher to take over my role for the last half term of the summer so you will be updated with any developments. Thank you for all your support!
Here some websites you might like to look at to find more about the Ancient Greeks!
When a crime wave hits Happy Valley, there's a caseload of mysteries to be solved! Who's stolen Ma Hubbard's recipe book? Who's kidnapped Marigold the cow? And what dirty secret is Papa Bear hiding behind his Porridge empire? It's down to Private Detective Jack Spratt to uncover the terrifying truth in this tale of mystery, mayhem and breakfast cereal!
Join Jack, Goldie Lox and a cast of crazy characters including barmy billy goats, loopy lumberjacks, a potty police squad and a runaway cow in this brand new side-splitting musical comedy. It's a familiar tale, told like you've never heard before with familiar fairytale folk brought to life as you've never imagined! Porridge has all the ingredients of a delicious production - packed with spoonfuls of sparkling songs and bowlfuls of belly-laughs, this hilarious show will leave your cast and audience wanting seconds and shouting for more!
We are very excited about performing this new production and we will keep you updated on progress, costumes and props.
Our science topics this term are Electricity and then Sound. As well as understanding how electricity is used around the home, we will be constructing circuits and conducting an investigation on switches. In the Sound topic, the children will make a string telephone and investigate the best material for sound proofing.
The children received a new homework book at the end of the autumn term and their old one was sent home for them to keep. We will continue homework in the new homework book for the spring term where they can record their spelling practice. Like last term, each week the children will have an activity which will follow what we have been learning in class that week. In addition children should all be reading for at least 15 minutes a day and practising their multiplication tables, as they will now have a weekly test on a Thursday. Homework will be set on a Friday and will be due in the following Wednesday.
This term we will be giving dojos to those children who are reading regularly at home. We will be encouraging children to bring their reading records in weekly, with the comments/reviews and parent’s signatures in, so we can monitor the reading that is happening outside of school.
Welcome back after the summer! It's is so lovely to see you all and catch up about your time off school.
This term our topic is 'Fenland life' and we will be celebrating everything that is great about living in our local area! If anyone has friends/family members who know more about the history of the area please let Mrs Sassoli know as we would love to find out more!
We are learning how to write describe story settings in English and information texts about Isleham. We will be learning about place value and numbers in maths and revising strategies for adding and subtracting, moving on to division and multiplication next half term. Remember to keep practising your times tables at home!
Here are some websites below to help you learning:
Keep looking at this page for more details and also photographs and explanation of their learning!
Living Things and their Habitats will be our new Science unit of work.
We are toy designers Prototyping an imaginary interactive toy