Updates for March 21.3.23
March Dates 13.3.23
Learning update - 1.3.23
Welcome back! We hope you had a restful half-term break with your family and friends. The children have been busy, busy, busy! We have now completed our Science topic on Electricity and the children can independently and safely make various types of circuits with various voltages.
In Maths we have started learning about Fractions, understanding that fractions are parts which make a whole amount. Please encourage your children to retain the vocabulary taught at school. So far we have looked at the terms: numerator, denominator and unit fraction with examples.
In English we will be looking at various types of instructions and how to use imperative verbs effectively. The children will then learn how to write their own set of instructions.
In Design & Technology, we will be looking at how to design and create Torches!
Dates for your diary (reminders from the Friday Flyer)
Thursday 2nd March - World Book Day. The Book Swap will happen on this day, don't forget to hand in a used book in exchange for a book token. Your child will then have a chance to visit the book swap stall and select another book/s.
Friday 3rd March - Non-Uniform day. Children can wear their own clothing in exchange for a small donation for our Mother Day Sale. This will take place on Tuesday 14th March during the school day.
Tuesday 7th March & Wednesday 8th March - Parents Evening. Please ensure you have booked your slot. These slots are 10 minutes. If you are unavailable to attend, please let us know. We can arrange to meet you another day/telephone consultation.
Wednesday 8th March - As part of our RE learning Year 4 will interview Lizzie Berry who is our Children's Pastor linked with St Luke's Church. This will be an exciting opportunity for the children.
Thank you to our little bakers too for the treats this week, they were delicious!
Many thanks for your support as always,
Mrs Greer, Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Langton.
Swimming update - 14.2.23
Please note Swimming lessons will carry on after the half term break. We have five sessions left, please see the dates below.
- Tuesday 28th February
- Tuesday 7th March
- Tuesday 14th March
- Tuesday 21st March
- Tuesday 28th March
Many thanks for your support.
Learning update - 13.2.23
We have a few more lessons to complete in our Maths block of Perimeter and Length. In English the children have been working hard to produce their own poems and perform them with sound effects and actions. Videos will be uploaded in the next couple of days, please keep an eye out in the Photographs tab. In Science, the children will carry out an investigation to find the most suitable conductor and insulator.
Please continue to encourage independence in your children, remind them to take responsibility for their Spellings books and Times-table books. We have noticed that some children are not always bringing them in which causes delays in the day's routine and set sessions allocated every Monday.
After Half Term, it will be a busy week back with the children completing a Soundcheck on TTRS to track their pace and Times-table scores. Please encourage your child to log onto TTRS at least twice during the holidays to keep the momentum going and develop their memory recall. Please also refer to the handout sent out to you.
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Lastly, we would also like to invite you into the classroom one day after school to catch up/have a look around from 15:40 - 16:15pm. Please see this week's Friday Flyer for a confirmed date.
After the half term break Parents Evening and Mother day events will be taking place. Therefore, the look around the classroom will be re-scheduled for another date.
Have a lovely restful break.
Mrs Greer and Mrs Mitchell.
Learning update - 7.2.23
In Maths the children have been working hard to find the perimeter of rectilinear shapes. Our next Maths block is Fractions. This week in English we have started our new topic of Poetry. The children have been exploring and identifying different features such as repetition, verbs and rhyming couplets.
We would also like to inform you about the The Sparks Festival taking place in Leicester from Monday 13th - Sunday 19th February 2023. This is the 20th year of Sparks running events in Leicester. You can find out more information including some free events taking place on their website - www.sparkfestival.co.uk
Thank you for your support.
Learning update -25.1.23
Next week in Maths, we will be moving onto our new block of Length and Perimeter. In English the children have been learning how to structure a Newspaper report and will begin drafting their ideas. In Geography the children have learnt about Erosion and how to prevent plastic pollution. They will also learn about renewable energy.
The children have been enjoying their swim lessons at school. We are really impressed with them. Keep it up Year 4!
Spring 1 Maths - Multiplication and Division
We are currently teaching the children how to multiply using the column method. We are moving onto multiplying a 3 digit number by a 1 digit number. Afterwards we will spend some lessons on division.
Many, many thanks to our parents for the Christmas cards and lovely gifts, it means so much.
We would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!
Mrs Mitchell, Mrs Greer & Mrs Langton
Letters have been sent out to confirm that swimming lessons will commence on Tuesday 10th January.
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- Reading is vital
Please date and sign your child’s reading diary each time you have heard them read. Any comments regarding their fluency, understanding or misconceptions are also helpful. When it is not possible to read to an adult, we encourage daily reading independently.
- PE will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. Your child must come to school in their PE kit. Please make sure all jewellery is removed and hair is tied back. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide your child with tape to cover any earrings worn.
- Please ensure your child brings a small bag/book bag into school. Our classrooms have limited space and at times rucksacks/backpacks can lead to trips and falls as there is not enough space in the cloakrooms to store them. If possible, please use smaller bags to transport daily resources needed in school i.e., lunchboxes and reading books. We understand this might not be possible for every child especially those attending clubs, childminders and family arrangements.
- Spelling tests
Spelling tests will occur every Monday. Children will then be given next week's spellings to learn for the following week. Please ensure they have their spelling book with them on Mondays.
- Times table tests Times tables tests will take place every Monday. Children should also be revising and practicing on TTRS. There are many modes on TTRS which do not include a timer. Please discuss with your child which mode they prefer. Please ensure they also have their times table book with them on Mondays.
We aim to visit the school library every Thursday. Should your child wish
swap their book for a new one please remind your child to bring it to school.