We made it!
To the end of term, that is. We have had such a busy first term. We looked at slavery and the Civil rights movement for English, multiplication and division in maths, the Vikings in topic and electricity and inventors/scientists in science.
We have made tree decorations, baubles and lots of paper chains. At our Christmas party we sang Karaoke, played musical statues and sleeping lions! What a competetive bunch they are!
From the 23rd April 2020 to 23rd May 2020, it is Ramadan. This is an annual religious observance by Muslims all around the world. It is a time for prayer, reflection and community.
I have included a few activities that I have found online that you may wish to do during your time at home.
I also found an interactive colouring activity and an interactive word search. Enjoy!
Mr Bruder reads...
It has been a long time since I was last able to read to you all. Below is the book that I will be reading to you.
Young Rebecca Swann is joining her aunt as a lady-in-waiting at the court of Queen Elizbaeth the First. In her secret journal, Rebecca records how she learns to behave like a courtier, falls in love and uncovers a plot against the Queen.
Read her diary and find out what life was really like for a young Tudor lady-in-waiting.
Easy Peasy Plays - great songs and musicals for primary/nursery children and schools. Check out more here - https://easypeasyplays.co.uk This song is great for assemblies, classes, choir, children etc. It's about healthy eating and is a really funky song that's fun to sing. It is also ideal for harvest/autumn assemblies.
Welcome to the Year 4 Class of 2018-2019
The first 2 weeks back have flown by and we have jumped straight into our learning. It has been great to see so many confident smiles already approaching the new challenges of the year.
There are lots of exciting things happening this year, particularly the Ukulele concert with the other Kite schools (details to follow). I am currently looking into organising our first class trip to Winchester Science Museum. Once this has been confirmed I will get details sent out to you.
Spellings this year will build from Year 3, where they may be some crossover to address to ensure we have covered all the Year 3 and 4 spelling words. Spelling logs will be handed out on a Tuesday and should be handed in the following Monday before the spelling test.
Homework for Year 4 is set on a Wednesday to be returned in by Friday of the same week. Any changes to this will be notified within the children's homework books. In addition to this, children should be reading, practising spellings and times tables daily. (Reading records are on the way).
It was lovely to meet so many of you at the parent welcome meeting last Thursday. If you have any further questions, please do let me know.
As we encounter new challenges and explore new adventures this year, more will be added to this page. In the meantime, here are just a few of things that last year's class took part in.
Viking Day Workshop
On 5th February, we were visited by 'Helgie the Viking.' He certainly made us jump when he said hello from his hiding place!
We started the day re-enacting a Viking shield wall with the shields we made in art. This was very loud, but we worked together to ensure there weren't gaps in our walls.
One of our favourite parts of the day was getting to hold the various different weapons that Helgie brought with him. We even got to try the helmets on (though they were very heavy).
It was great fun dressing Mr Bruder and Miss Welch up in Viking attired, though we don't think they found this as fun.
We learnt lots all about Viking daily life and really enjoyed the Viking food game after lunch. Did you know that they didn't eat much fruit as they believed it was poisonous? And there were no rabbits in Britain during the Viking period!
The afternoon consisted of learning how Thor got his hammer through drama, and a short re-enactment of a Viking burial.
It was a lovely day and everyone looked great in their costumes.
Happy New Year
We hope you all had a lovely break over the Christmas holidays. It certainly made a difference having a full 2 weeks off this year!
Firstly, myself, Miss Welch and Mrs Noyce would like to say thank you for all of our cards and presents.
We have lots of exciting learning happening this term and I am currently looking into a workshop that could come into school linked to our history topic of Invaders and Settlers. I will let you know of details as soon as I can finalise a suitable and interesting one.
You may have heard that this term Year 3 and 4 will be teaming up to put on a production. This is a very exciting opportunity for them to showcase their acting and singing abilities. Full details to follow in due course.
As new things happen I will keep you up to date as soon as possible.
An easy and fun way to learn your nine times table. Join us and sing along!
Websites that will help with your child's learning.
http://teacherresources.michaelglass.com - Here is a great song put together by a virginia teacher to help his students to learn how to read a clock. The catchy song teachers students about hours, minutes, seconds, minute hand, hour hand and so much more about facts about how to tell time.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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