A huge well done to the children pictured for getting their bronze turbo tables certificates today! On to silver for those children and those who weren't able to get all of them right today will have another chance next week!
The children are using this space to record everything they know about the Christmas story!
Please note Forest school dates for Rowan class are as follows:
Children will need to come into school in old clothes that can potentially get dirty! They can also bring wellington boots in a bag!
PE for Autumn Term 2
Please note that until the end of the Autumn Term 2, Rowan class will only have PE on a Wednesday. We will get the timetable out to parents for forest school when it is confirmed. For tomorrow (Tuesday 3rd November) all children in Rowan class need to wear their normal school uniform.
I'm looking forward to welcoming the children back into school tomorrow!
What a lovely day Rowan and Poplar classes had when our very own Egyptologist came in to talk to us all about Ancient Egypt. Ask your children what they learned!
Star of the week
The star of the week for last week was Harrison. I chose Harrison because he works hard every day and always models great behaviour.
This week's star of the week is Ellie! She has been a reading super star and has read at home FIVE times this week. Well done Ellie!
Star of the Week
The star of the week for last week was Porscha! I chose Porscha for her hard work in English and for her positive attitude in the mornings!
Rowan class had a fantastic time at our Egyptian day. We tried some Egyptian foods, learned about hieroglyphics and did some Egyptian art. Thanks to all the parents who helped get their children into role with their dressing up!
PE days for Autumn Term 2020
PE will be held on the following days:
Tuesday 29th September and Tuesday 13th October.
Learning at home
While children are not in school, please find below the work we would like them to complete. We will update this page regularly with further work.
Children can also access the following websites to support their learning:
- Spelling shed https://www.spellingshed.com/
- Times table rock stars https://ttrockstars.com/
- Information about the water cycle https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/z3wpp39
- Information about electricity https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zj44jxs
The current work set for the children can be found on the pages below.
Please make sure children are reading for 15 mins a day.
In addition, here are some ideas for projects that children could complete at home:
- Make your own board game based on a myth or legend.
- Make your own comic based on a myth or legend.
- Make a flip book animation.
- Do some cooking and write the recipe.
- Make a home for a bug or insect. You could keep a journal of the activity you see there. Which bugs visit? How do they behave?
- Create a piece of art using rubbish that would normally go in the bin.
- Learn a poem off by heart - here's some to get you started https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/children/
- Create a model of an artefact from the Saxon times.
- Learn how to sew or knit something.
- Create a model or picture diagram of the water cycle.
Week ending Friday 24th January
It has been another busy week of learning in Year 4.
Our work in English has been focused on the features of explanation text, which over the coming week will lead to the children planning and writing their own work about the Anglo-Saxon system for crime and punishment; this ties in with our History theme.
Work in guided reading has supported our learning on explanation texts, while in Rowan class we have been making good progress with our class story 'The Legend of Podkin One-Ear' by Kieran Larwood.
We have moved on to division in Maths, working practically at first then moving on to more formal written methods of calculation.
Science this week continued this term's work on the changing state of materials, while in Art we began work on making replica Anglo-Saxon huts using paper, lolly sticks, straws and pasta; this seems to have been very popular and will continue into next week.
Don't forget that next Monday we have Harry Cadwallader in to work with the children for the afternoon.
Please keep going at home with lots of practice on Times Tables.
Week ending 17th January
It has been an interesting week for Year 4 as Mr Milum has moved to Year 6 and Mr Selby has taken on Poplar Class for the time being.
We have been working on our History topic on The Anglo Saxons and explored the rather gruesome world of their justice and punishment system. HOT NEWS: you should receive a letter over the next day or two about a planned workshop for the children in school on Monday 3rd February.
In science we discovered that the gas in fizzy drinks weighs something through very rigorous stirring, and on Friday the two classes had a joint lesson in the hall which combined music with French; there are some very talented singers in the year group!
Work in English focused on Explanation texts and linked with the Anglo-Saxon theme, while in Maths we continued working on developing multiplication skills.
Homework has been sent home - please don't hesitate to speak with us if you have any queries about this.
- Please don't forget how cold the weather is - all the children need to come to school with an appropriate coat for these conditions
- The children all know which times table they are working on - this is a major focus for the whole school, so please help them by spending some time on them at home
Week ending Friday 10th January 2020:
Year 4 will begin their study of the Anglo-Saxons this half-term. We spent our first History session exploring when the Anglo-Saxons fitted onto a Historic chronological timeline. Children researched the dates for the Historical periods that they had previously studied (Romans, WW1, Great fire of London, StoneAge) and plotted in chronological order onto a timeline.
We began to look at what happened within the Anglo-Saxon era and will continue exploring specific aspects of the period over the coming five weeks.
Our worship assembly this week began our study of the PRAISE values. Perseverance was explored in a variety of context and demonstrated by children playing games where frustration may set in, however the reward of persevering and reaching the goal was well worth the effort.
Week ending Friday 20 December 2019:
During this week, children learnt about a variety of Poetry.
On the first day of Poetry Week, Year 4 gave to me, a beautiful piece of Haiku Poetry.
On the second day of Poetry Week, Year 4 gave to me, 2 Christmas cards full (haiku and Tanka) and a beautiful piece of Haiku Poetry.
On the third day of poem week, Year 4 gave to me, 3 Christmas stanzas, 2 Christmas cards full (haiku and Tanka) and a beautiful piece of Haiku Poetry.
On the fourth day of poem week, Year 4 gave to me 4 published poems (Haiku, Tanka, Cinquain and Acrostic), 3 Christmas stanzas, 2 Christmas cards full (haiku and Tanka) and a beautiful piece of Haiku Poetry.
Pupils enjoyed visiting different classes in mixed year group classes. We were very proud of Year 4 and the job they did as role models for the younger children. Children created some amazing Christmassy crafts that would make anyone feel the festive spirit.
Worship Church Service
KS2 visited St John the Evangelist on Thursday morning for our Christmas Service lead by Reverend Dan. Churchfield Voices performed some fantastic music as well as all KS2 children singing songs learnt during our singing worship assembly.
Week ending Friday 13 December 2019:
We reflected on previous learning and used dienes blocks to represent three and four digit numbers.
Year 4 Scientists learnt about the water cycle to solve our pirate related problem – Pirates often ran their drinking water supply dry which was torturous when surrounded by sea water.
Year 4 children applied their knowledge of the water cycle to use a distilling experiment (quickly heating and speeding up the water cycle) to evaporate the water and leaving the salt behind, the water vapour then condensed and dripped pure drinking water into a new jar.
Pupils wrote instructions for pirates to complete this experiment so they would never run out of drinking water again!
Our worship assembly this week continued the Christmas Nativity story. Clergy spoke about the length of time that the wise men spent travelling and that they were led by their faith in the new king. Next week concludes the Nativity story.
Term 2, Week 6 Photos
Term 2, Week 6 Homework
Week ending Friday 6 December 2019:
Pupils have continued to design their Treasure chest in this week’s Design and Technology session. Children continued developing their design to achieve the brief of designing a water tight treasure chest that will be appropriate for the Churchfield Pirates. Some design features to overcome are waterproofing, hinges that will be water resistant and ease of transport.
Our worship assembly this week began by looking at the start of the Christmas Nativity story. Children were encouraged to think about the Three Wise Men and their journey and faith in the new King.
Term 2, Week 5 Homework
Week 4 Homework
Week ending Friday 22nd November 2019
In History, Year 4 began looking at life on-board a pirate ship. Year 4 can now explain the various jobs on board a ship and how life would have been working in one of these job roles. We applied our knowledge of diary writing to create an entry from their chosen job on-board.
Term 2, Week 3 Homework
Term 2, Week 1 Homework and Spelling
Each week in Year 3/4, the children are expected to complete the following homework:
- Reading at least 5 times a week. Each week should be recorded in your reading record book. Remember that this can be any reading you choose to do - your school book, your favourite magazine, a sports' website or anything else you are interested in.
- Practising your times tables - learning our tables to 12 x 12 is really important. Each child has a times table book. They should complete one page of practise each week ready for a test on Friday. There are 5 boxes on each page, so practise once a day to keep your times table knowledge fresh.
- Practising your spellings. Every week we have a spelling test - please practise your spellings ready for their test on Friday.
Please see your child's teacher if you have any questions about the homework.