This week has been one of the busiest of the year so far, but also one of the most enjoyable!
We have kicked off our Literacy focus on persuasion with a video from an interesting character named ‘Harry Bloomfield.’ He explained that he has just won some money and really wants to travel to see the world. However, he is slightly scared of flying and a bit nervous about leaving the country! He gave the children a task to persuade him to leave his home comforts and travel somewhere exotic. From this, we have begun to develop our own travel agencies and will be looking at persuasive texts to help Mr. Bloomfield have his dream holiday.
Maths has been full of investigations and outside work, we measured out the real life dimensions of the Taj Mahal out on the playground and we were all amazed at how large it must be. We began to estimate different lengths and although it was hard at first, we got much better at visualising exactly what a metre looks like. We have been measuring our hands and using string to measure the length of Henna patterns. We are using this data to input in to Google Drive and eventually create shared graphs and files.
Tuesday was a truly wonderful day as we celebrated our India topic in style. The children looked fantastic and most importantly they all gave 100% effort in the various activities throughout the day. In Year 4 we have some superstar dancers, future Michelin starred chefs, Booker prize winning poets, cricketing champions and Turner prize winning Henna artists! It was a fantastic day and we are looking forward to reading all about the children’s own experiences in their recount homework this week (due in on 10/11/14).
Last but not least in an action packed week, we had the beautiful celebration of Loy Krathong on Thursday. It was lovely to see all the children in their Traditional Thai clothing and enjoying the spectacles of the day. The Thai department and Year 6 children did a great job with the assembly and each class got to make their own Krathong to take home. We hope you had a great evening however you celebrated.
Thank you for all your support this week and good luck to our footballers who are in Phuket and gymnasts in Singapore representing the school this weekend!
Year 4 team
Dear All Year 4 Parents and Children,
A big thank you for all your support this academic year. We really appreciate everything you have done for us and we all hope you have a fantastic summer holiday.
Mr Foster and the Year 4 Team
4RP have been working on their speaking and listening skills this term so the children narrated the story of Captain Blownaparte and the Sticky Footballs. We put our voice recordings over the video of the story and here are the results!
Mo, Jam, Amp and Game
Bobby, Namo and Kanz
Miu Miu, Pao and Kendrick
Por, Thyme and Font
Ping Ping, Pat and Pun
Honey, Mink, Nine and Jump
Naka, Tito and Jun
The school library will be open on 6 Wednesday mornings during the holiday, if you wish to visit and borrow some new books. All students MUST be accompanied by an adult who stays with them, and all other areas of school will be closed. This is a great opportunity to choose some books to share with your family, and support your child’s reading during the holiday. The library will be open 8.30-11.30 am on these mornings only;
• Wed 3rd July
• Wed 10th July
• Wed 17th July
• Wed 24th July
• Wed 31st July
• Wed 7th August
For more information please speak to library staff, or email email@example.com
We have had fantastic fun this week with all of our pirate activities. The children have built models of pirate related things and then used their awesome literacy skills to describe them. We have also carried on with our individual pirate activities. In Maths we have been learning about ratio, proportion and fractions and decimals. This has been challenging but the children have persevered and done very well.
Swim Gala – Cancelled – unfortunately there is not enough time to fit it into the final few weeks.
Friday 21st June – The children will find out who their new teacher is and visit them in their new classroom.
Pirate Day – Wednesday 26th June – All children to come dressed as pirates. In the school calendar, it says the parents are invited to come in during lesson one. Due to an error beyond our control, can we ask that you come in at 1.45 to share the work the children have done this half term
Thursday 27th June – Class Parties – In the afternoon, we will have our class party. Pam and Yam’s Mums will be in contact with you regarding food. The children can wear party clothes if they wish.
Friday 28th June – Last day of school – 12.40 finish.
Have a great weekend.
Mr Foster and Miss Nok