Even though it’s been a short week, we’ve crammed an awful lot in! Thank you to all those parents and carers who came to the residential briefing on Thursday. The children and staff are all very much looking forward to the trip to Ayutthaya on 13-14 June. Please note that consent and medical forms need to be returned to the class teacher by Thursday 16 May. It was lovely to see so many children supporting our charity partners through today’s non-uniform day. Thank you for supporting this incredibly important initiative. Please note it is 4CL’s class assembly on Tuesday 14 May, if you would like to watch the assembly, please come to the Memorial Hall from 7.45am.

Literacy

In Literacy this week we have been exploring more about Ancient Egypt, and beginning to plan our adventure stories set inside the inner chambers of a pyramid. Children have looked at life and artefacts in Ancient Egypt, and will be writing their stories up using the plans they make.

Maths 

In Maths this week we have been exploring angles and shapes. The children have been on an angle hunt around the school, identifying acute, obtuse, right and reflex angles. They have ordered these and have begun looking at the properties of shapes.

History

Children have looked at the stories behind the pyramids. They have investigated how the pyramids were built, and have created their own plan for building a pyramid

Art

We have been exploring printing in art this week. The children have used polystyrene tiles to explore how to print Egyptian shapes. They have also investigated blending different colours to produce a range of colours and tones.

Science

The children have continued looking at food chains this week, creating their own, and identifying the producers and consumers in a variety of habitats. They have also identified the herbivores, omnivores and carnivores, and worked out whether they are primary, secondary or tertiary consumers.

Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 14th May – 4CL Class Assembly, 7.50am Memorial Hall

Wednesday 15th May – Junior Music Summer Concert

Tuesday 21st May – Egyptian Day (no need to dress up)

Friday 24th May – Last day of term 3a. School finishes at the usual time and You-Time! runs as normal.

Thursday 30th May – Term 3b commences (Day 4)

Wednesday 5th June – World Environment Day

Many thanks, and have an enjoyable weekend,

The Year 4 team