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 teamSports 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
4LP have been busy learning how to read and write time, using both analogue and digital clocks. It’s a difficult concept to understand, but the children have shown great determination towards achieving their lesson objectives. It would be helpful if they continued to practise telling the time at home too.
Friday 23rd November 2018
Year 4 would like to take this opportunity to wish all families a very Happy Loy Krathong. We had such a lovely day on Thursday seeing all of the children in their spectacular outfits and making Loy Krathongs for the children to take home and float.
In Literacy, we continue with persuasion, learning skills of applying emotive language, modifying statements and the power of 3. Next week we will be pulling all of our hard work together and writing our leaflets to present to Miss Brown.
In Numeracy, we have begun our unit on time which we will work on until Christmas. Time is a notoriously difficult unit for children so any extra conversations you can have at home asking your child to tell the time, or how many minutes it is until the next hour or half hour will assist. At the moment we are focusing on units of time (seconds, minutes, hours, days etc) and the relationships between them so that we can confidently convert between seconds, minutes and hours.
In Humanities, our map work continues by creating climate maps of India. In Art, we have created our final designs for our batiks ready to colour match and then begin our work on the final product. 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 we are now building on our skills using keys to classify and we are going to begin to create our own key to classify animals which are indigenous to India using google slides.
The Year 4 Team
- Monday 26th – Book Fair begins
- Thursday 29th Inter house football – children to wear house shirts and have football boots and shin pads or signed parent disclaimer letter
- Friday 30th – World Aids Day – own clothes day, suggested 100 baht donation