Please allow me to clarify the following.
For the Christmas parties on Thursday, children should come to school wearing PE kits. They can get changed into party clothes for their class parties. This could include antlers/festive hats and so on, but normal non-uniform clothes are also fine! If children prefer to stay in school uniform, then this is also ok. Please ensure your child has brought in their secret Santa gift prior to this date.
On Friday, kindly note that there will be no after school activities and children can be picked up from the usual place outside the Prep School entrance straight after afternoon registration.
Many thanks for your continued support,
Dear parents of children in 4AW, 4MD and 4LP,
Due to the Principal’s end of term assembly, there will be no specialist lessons on Friday. This means that children will not need to bring their swimming kits!
4LS had such a wonderful time visiting the Gurdwara! Have a look at our video of the trip here.
Friday 7th December 2018
As the Christmas holidays fast approach there has been no lapse in the effort or enthusiasm from the children at school this week; a highlight of which was our trips to the Sikh Gurdwara. Our warmest thanks go to all of the parents that gave up their time to show us around.
Our focused work still continues however classes are having slightly more flexible timetables as we complete some large projects and pieces of work ahead of the end of term. It has been really enjoyable to allow children extended time on projects and to see them able to really focus for extended periods to achieve a really high level of outcome. In Literacy, we are adding final flourishes to our leaflets and those that have been completed and published are on their way to Miss Brown. In Numeracy, we are continuing our work on time looking at how we can apply our knowledge to word problems. We will consolidate this term’s work with some Christmas themed Maths problems next week.
In Humanities, we are now finalising scripting, filming and editing our weather reports using the iPads and green screen technology. We can’t wait to see the finished products. In Art, the batiks are nearly complete and look fantastic, we are feeling incredibly proud of our work. Now that we have applied the hot wax and paint we will iron them to finish and add some final detail before displaying them in the Year 4 corridor. In Computing we are finishing our work with Scratch; coding Rangoli patterns. As Scientists we have created an algorithmic version of a classification key which we are now inserting hyperlinks into before sharing them with the Year 3 children.
Wishing you all a very happy weekend ahead of the final week of term.
The Year 4 Team
- All week – Charity Christmas cards on sale
- Tuesday 11th – 07:30 New Parents coffee morning – Chatrium
14:45 – Christmas concert rehearsal – Memorial Hall
- Wednesday 12th – Christmas concerts: 1:00 and 3:00 – Memorial Hall
- Thursday 13th – class parties
- Friday 14th – 12:50 – Term Ends
As part of our comparative religion and PSHE curriculum, we enjoyed an informative Gurdwara visit. After Langur, we were given a guided tour which included visiting the Guru Granth Sahib as well as a question and answer session. Many thanks to our Shrewsbury parents for their invaluable assistance, and to Mr Donno for his organisation.
4CL had a fabulous morning exploring the gurdwara. As well as learning about the different activities that happen in the gurdwara, we enjoyed tasting the langur in the langur hall, and saw the Guru Granth Sahib on its bed. The children were impeccably behaved and sang songs on the bus all the way home!
Please see attached for information about the Year 3 and 4 Sports Day which will take place on 15th January from 10am. We hope to see as many of you there as possible to share in the fun and support your children.
The Year 4 team
Sports Day Junior Poster Year 3-4 2019
Today, 4LP and 4MD visited the Sikh Gurdwara. We learnt about the Sikh religion and their Holy place of worship. We indulged in the tasty Langar and we saw what it is like to worship in the temple. The children showed great respect and asked some insightful questions about Sikhism. Thank you to everyone involved in making this trip possible.
Friday 30th November 2018
It has been another full week in Year 4 with special note of the wonderful fun that everyone had participating in our inter-house football competition.
In Literacy, our work on creating a persuasive leaflet has been completed and we are now finalising publishing them so that they can be presented to Miss Brown for her consideration. We hope that we have managed to help her to make some environmentally friendly and fun choices for her holiday. Moving forward we will be using our previously learnt persuasive writing skills and applying them to a formal persuasive letter. As our ongoing desire to help the children to become conscientious global citizens we will be linking our writing to the global goals to see how we as a community can support ensuring that we look after our local environment.
In Numeracy, we are continuing our work on time. We are looking at reading the time to the nearest minute on both digital and analogue clocks as well as developing our understanding of the difference between 12 and 24 hour times and how we can convert between them. Again, any discussions that you are able to have at home where you are asking the children to tell the time or work out the difference between two times will greatly support in reinforcing our learning at school.
In Humanities, we are becoming meteorologists! Combining our geographical and ICT skills we are researching weather patterns and using this information to write a weather report. This will then be filmed using green screen technology so that we can be real life weather men and women. Next week all classes will visit the Sikh Gurdwara, Gurdwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha as part of our work on religious buildings which we undertake in Year 4. In Art, the tricky work begins as we apply hot wax to our final designs ready to then be dyed and painted. Again, as the children are working with hot wax and fabric dyes please can you ensure that they have an art shirt or apron in school. Computing continues our work using scratch. As Scientists our Google Slides are progressing nicely as we create an algorithmic version of a classification key to share with the Year 3 children once completed.
As the end of term rapidly approaches we are noticing that the children are tired after a long and busy term. We hope that you all manage to have a very restful and happy weekend.
The Year 4 Team
- All week – Charity Christmas cards on sale
- Monday 3rd – 4MD and 4LP trip to Gurdwara
- Tuesday 4th – 4CL trip to Gurdwara
- Wednesday 5th – M. the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Birthday: School Closed
- Thursday 6th – 4AW and 4LS trip to Gurdwara
– Farmers Market (Morris Forum) 14:00 onwards
4CL took to the art room this week and began the careful process of tracing over their beautiful batik design using a tjanting and liquid wax. It was a bit tricky to control the runny wax, but we think the final artwork will look spectacular!