Monday 7th June marks the last half term in Year Four.
Our final topic is 'Wild Plants'.
MONDAY 7th JUNE - A reminder to you all to come dressed up in something floral, or a plant design. This can be a T Shirt, hat, hair band, mask, scarf or face paints.
On Thursday 10th we will be taking part in a Churches Count on Nature at our local St Mary's churchyard. Fingers crossed for this continued dry, warm weather.
We will be having Reading and Spelling tests the first week back.
There won't be the usual spelling tests on Monday to Wednesday. New spelling word lists will be sent out towards the end of the week, after I have had a chance to look at the results in case I have to move anyone to a different group.
The online tests for Reading and Numeracy are now available for you to see at home. You will have to Log on with your Hwb details. Any problems, I can have a look with you in school.
Enjoy the sunshine year Four.
Earth Day Thursday 22nd April 2021
We have had a very productive day. We found out loads of information about this annual event and have linked it in to our topics for the Summer Term.
Most of the day was outside for the activities, I have shared these on a PowerPoint along with some of their photographs.
The children took plenty of photos of the items they found, made Journey Sticks, were fascinated by the ants and woodlouse they found under logs, stones and leaves, and all of this took place in the beautiful sunshine.
We found out that the G7 Leaders Summit is due to be held in Cornwall in June. We'll be interested to find out what decisions are made and we'll be ready to write them letters about what we think from the children's point of view too.
I have ordered a Pollinator Paradise pack, due for delivery next week, along with some infrared, movement activated cameras so that we can see what wildlife visits our school every 24 hours.
We also have a Climate Change Workshop booked in on May 20th.
It has been so lovely to see the return of our children. A huge thank you to all of our Year Four parents for the brilliant support and encouragement your children had for their home-learning during this second lockdown. We know it has been difficult, but also rewarding to some extent too. You have been able to have an insight and share in the type of work that your children are involved in on a daily basis.
Back here in school, the children have shared their experiences of working at home and many have realised the positive benefits of being back learning in the school environment.
This second week, most have settled back into the routines and timetabled days really well. Already we are seeing their confidence growing as they start to remember previous work and want to be returning to the familiar structure of being in school with their friends and teachers.
When we return after Easter on Monday 12th April, our new topic will be starting. The children have chosen 'Animals', and the focus will be; How animals have adapted to changing environments and loss of habitats due to climate change.
The children have been discussing what they would like to do for this 'Hook Day'.
They decided they want to dress as animals (onesies), wear animal masks, or come in with animal face paints. so, a heads-up for you.
Have a lovely Easter everyone.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back safely on the 12th of April.