Friday 9th November 2018

It’s been a week of poetry in Year 4 this week.  The children have been working in houses to write and perform poetry which culminated today in a ‘Poetry Slam’ performance and competition.  Congratulations to all finalists who all wrote and performed fantastically but special mention to the runners up Schweitzer and the winning house Suu Kyi.  Today, as a whole school, we marked an act of remembrance ahead of Remembrance Day on 11th November.  Please look at the blog for further information and pictures.

In Literacy, the focus, as mentioned, has been to work collaboratively to use all of the poetry skills that we have learnt to write a poem in groups.  We also thought about what makes a good performance and have been practicing speaking clearly and engaging our audience.  Next week we will begin our new unit on persuasive writing so be warned that the children might be trying to persuade you to do all sorts of things!

In Numeracy, our work has focused on division and using the short, or ‘bus stop’ method to divide.  Throughout we have been using our known times table facts to support us.  It is a Year 4 expectation that your children will be fluent with recall of their times tables so please continue to support them with this. Next week we will be focusing our learning on area of shapes.

In Humanities, our work on our topic of India continues and we continue to develop our ma skills as we plot routes around cities in India.  In  Art we are now beginning to take the inspiration that we have been researching and are starting to design our own batik patterns.  Again, can all children please ensure that they have an Art apron or old T-shirt with them as we will be working with wax and inks.  In Computing we are coding using a programme called Scratch where we will learn to draw shapes that will eventually form Rangoli patterns. Our work in Science has continued with grouping, sorting and classifying different organisms.  Please continue to refer to the Year 4 Firefly page has links to Geography, Art, Spelling and Home Learning resources, all of which are available using the children’s login.

Next week is a particularly busy one so please note below the upcoming notices.

Many Thanks,

     The Year 4 Team

Notices:

  1. Monday 12th     – Anti-Bullying week commences

        – Children to wear odd socks to school (100 baht voluntary                     donation)

        – Loy Krathong outfits for sale (all week)

  1. Tuesday 13th  – Year 4 India Day – children can come in their Diwali outfits for this day as     (Please let your class teacher know if you do not want your child to use henna on their skin)
  2. Wednesday 14th – Diwali celebrations – children to come to school in Diwali outfits/traditional Indian attire

         – Celebration assembly (no house shirts)