Year4

Weekly Review 31st May

Friday 31st May 2019

Welcome back and we hope that you had an enjoyable few days over half term. Please allow me to offer huge congratulations to all of our Speech Day prize winners, it was wonderful to be able to celebrate these successes with parents as well as the students.

Back in the classrooms, we have now completed our learning on Ancient Egypt and are about to immerse ourselves in our new topic… Bright Sparks.

In Literacy, we completed our newspaper reports surrounding the death of King Tutankhamun.

In Numeracy, we have completed our unit on translations and coordinates. We begin our learning on Statistics next week.

In Science we will consider electrical safety before examining a range of electrical components. During Art, we completed Egyptian themed designs incorporating our printing skills.

Have a great weekend!

     The Year 4 Team

Notices:

Monday 3rd June – School Closed to celebrate HM Queen’s Birthday.

Tuesday 4th June to Friday 7th June – Book Fair (Books @53) outside PE Hall all week. A great opportunity to stock up on books to read over the holidays!

Tuesday 4th June – 4LS class Assembly. Parents of children in 4LS are warmly invited to attend the Memorial Hall for 7.50am.

Wednesday 5th June – World Environment Day. Children are invited to wear House tops and PE shorts.

Thursday 6th June – Year 3 to 5 Movie Night (Optional. 3.45pm to 6.30pm. Tickets cost 200 Baht through your child’s class teacher)

Please remember all details concerning the Residential visit on the 13th to 14th June can be found on our Firefly page via your child’s secure login. Could we kindly request that any remaining invoice payments be made to our accounts department.

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No PE, Thursday 30th May

Dear all,

Due to Speech Day rehearsal, there will be no PE on our return to school on Thursday 30th May. Can children please come to school dressed in their normal school uniform. 

We apologise for any inconvenience,

Many thanks,

Alan Wright

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4CL celebrate the secrets of Ancient Egypt!

4CL had a wonderful day exploring the talents of Ancient Egypt, as well as deigning and creating our own shaduf, to transport water, we watched a fish get mummified and played a game of trick or truth!

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Weekly review – Friday 24th May 2019

We have had a fantastic final week of term 3a in year 4! Egyptian Day on Tuesday was fantastic. Children had the chance to delve into the lives of Ancient Egyptians, cracking hieroglyphic codes, playing games, some designed and made their own shaduf, and we all got to watch Dr Sullivan mummify a fish! It has been another excellent half term, and thank you for your support with their learning. Please encourage them to read each night over the holiday, and record their reading in their reading records. Please remember your child needs to have their blazer in school for Speech Day on Friday 31 May.

Literacy

In Literacy we have continued looking at newspapers and the possible theories behind the death of King Tutankhamun. Children have created headlines, captions and written up their own theories on what killed King Tutankhamun.

Maths

In Maths we have been looking at lines of symmetry in 2D shapes. Children have also looked at translating and reflecting shapes, and they have identified the number of lines of symmetry in a range of shapes.

Science

In Science the children have consolidated their knowledge of animals and their habitats by creating a Kahoot quiz to share with their classmates, testing out all they have learned this term. Why not see if you can complete your child’s quiz at home?

Art

In Art we have been continuing to look at printing techniques, looking at different materials we can use to print with, and the effect those materials have on the final prints.

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

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

Friday 31st May – Speech Day

Wednesday 5th June – World Environment Day (Children to wear House shirts and PE shorts)

Many thanks, and have an enjoyable half term break,

The Year 4 team

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Egypt Day in 4MD!

4MD’s Egyptian day was packed with learning as we developed our understanding of  Arabic; the language used in modern Egypt today. We also learned about the Ancient Egyptian game of Senet, which was enjoyed by King Tutankhamen, as a board and pieces were discovered in his tomb. We also completed fantastic Egyptian art work using our printing skills. To learn about mummification, the children watched a ‘live’ demonstration and the mummification of a fish. The highlight of the day was a cryptic treasure hunt using hieroglyphics. 

 

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Weekly review – Friday 17th May 2019

While there is still a week left of this half term, we are beginning to look towards the next half term already! Please remember to send in your child’s blazer in preparation for Speech Day, these can be left in the classrooms until they are needed. There will be a rehearsal for the children in 30th May and then the day itself begins at 8am on Friday 31st May in the Memorial Hall. Thank you for sending in your child’s consent forms for the upcoming residential to Ayutthaya. We are very much looking forward to the trip, as are the children!

Literacy

In Literacy we have started looking at newspapers and the possible theories behind the death of King Tutankhamun. Children will be designing their own front pages for a newspaper based on the theories they have looked at in class. Was it a scorpion, a snake or something more sinister that brought about the end of the Boy King…?

Maths

In Maths we have continued our geometry unit, this week we have been looking at parallel and perpendicular lines and the properties of different quadrilaterals. Ask your child to spot any they can around the house!

Science

In Science the children have been moving on from food chains and looking at food webs. They have looked at how different species are interdependent, and how habitats can be changed when there is a threat to any single part of the food web.

 Art

In Art we have been continuing to look at printing techniques, using string on printing plates and forming it into Egyptian themed designs.

History

We have been examining Egyptian gods and creating our very own set of top trump cards. Children looked at what the different Gods were said to be in charge of, and compared different aspects, such as their popularity and their importance to Ancient Egyptian society.

Dates for your diary:

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! run as normal.

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

Friday 31st May – Speech Day

Wednesday 5th June – World Environment Day

Many thanks, and have an enjoyable weekend,

The Year 4 team

 

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4CL showcase their talents!

4CL took to the stage to showcase their learning so far! They sang, danced, acted and spoke beautifully about their learning in class. Thank you to the parents of 4CL for coming to watch and for helping your child learn their lines!

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Weekly review – Friday 10th May 2019

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

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Year 4 Residential

Dear all,

Many thanks for all those who were able to attend the briefing today. All the information provided can also be found on Firefly, using your child’s secure login details. Kindly follow the link below:

https://my.shrewsbury.ac.th/year-4/residential

For convenience, the kit list can also be found below:

We are looking forward to an enjoyable and enriching experience, and as ever please ask if there is anything further we can help with,

Alan Wright and Leanne Pearson

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Angling for an angle in 4CL

The children of 4CL went on an angle hunt around the school, photographing and ordering angles from the smallest (acute angles) to reflex angles.  Ask your child if they can identify any angles at home!

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