WOW! We have been amazed at Year 4’s creativity over half term. We have celebrated such a range of volcano projects including: top trumps, monopoly, 3D models, presentations and even cake! Thank you so much for your support with this project. The children’s learning has really been enriched by these projects.
Here is a selection of some of the models.
We have had a lot of fun learning all about volcanoes this term. We have explored Iceland and researched what causes volcanoes. To develop this learning further, here is this half term’s homework:-
Choose one of these activities to complete and bring into school by Wednesday 6th March.
- Write an acrostic poem using the letters from the word ‘VOLCANO’.
- Make a 3D volcano model.
- Create Top Trump cards for volcanoes around the world.
- Design a board game inspired by our volcanoes topic.
- Research and present findings in your own words about different types of volcano.
Happy new year to you all and what a start to the new year it has been! The children have all begun to settle to our new routine already.
We were all so impressed with the three classes during their first swimming session on Wednesday. The children were very well behaved and enthusiastic, but noticeably tired in the afternoon.
We were expecting that hats would be given to all of the children, unfortunately, the hat were provided on loan. If you could provide your child with their own hat, this would make life easier for them and enable them to have more swimming time. We are all looking forward to Monday’s session.
We look forward to getting our teeth into our topic; How to Move a Mountain, all about earthquakes and volcanoes this term.
Mrs Tunnicliffe, Mrs Happy and Miss Hardy
Thank you so much for your contributions to our Reverse Advent Calendar so far, we really appreciate it.
Just a reminder that we are only asking for contributions for one day on the calendar. This is a voluntary contribution for a very good cause. Please find a copy of the letter attached.
Many thanks for your continued support.
The Year 4 team
It’s been lovely to see so many more children using RockStars to practise their times tables. If the children play enough in ‘Garage’, ‘Studio’ and ‘Sound-check’, their speed is measured to show their progress.
Last week, we looked at who had the fastest rock speed in the school. Here are the speediest players in each year group:
Kalel ‘Sean Hulsey’ = 17.65 seconds per question
Kayla ‘K.Scogin’ = 23.08 seconds per question
Benjamin ‘Al Who’ = 5.22 seconds per question
Aiden ‘Five Blackpoolrock’ = 12.24 seconds per question
Samuel ‘Terry Sherwood’ = 12.5 seconds per question
Ayush ‘Justin Reading’ = 1.29 seconds per question
Daniel ‘Vic.T.Hendrix’ = 1.67 seconds per question
Jonathan ‘Johnny Hatrix = 1.78 seconds per question
Amalie ‘Roxy Coppola’ = 0.93 seconds per question
Amy ‘Fruity Floyd’ = 1.52 seconds per question
Leo ‘Benjamin Rockpaperscissors’ = 1.67 seconds per question
Imogen ‘Libby Stitch’ = 0.96 seconds per question
Sophie ‘Emily Malkmus’ = 1.13 seconds per question
Nayra ‘Ann Manning’ = 1.16 seconds per question
Well done! Come and see Miss Goddard to collect your RockStars certificate this week.
Next time, the winners of each year group will be those children who are showing resilience in learning their times tables. This will be children who are practising a lot at home and not giving up, even when they are finding their times tables tricky. These children will be announced in a couple of weeks.
Our past competition winners are displayed outside Year 3 in our RockStars ‘Hall of Fame’ – come and take a look if you can.
We hope that you have all had a lovely half-term. Thank you to those who have already brought in the homework. If you haven’t had a chance to complete it yet, do make use of the weekend! If you have already completed it, please use your homework time to practise your times tables and your spellings.
We look forward to hearing all about your chosen locations on Monday!
Mrs Tunnicliffe, Miss Hardy and Mrs Happy
Battle of the Bands!
The ‘Battle of the Bands’ has been running for 5 days now and it’s great to see so many people playing at home.
Only 2 days left in the competition so how are the scores looking?
Year 2 are currently beating Year 3.
Year 4 are currently beating Year 3.
Year 5 are currently beating Year 4.
Year 5 are currently beating Year 6.
Overall, it seems that Year 2, 4 and 5 are practising lots at home. Year 3 and 6 are going to need to up their game a little in order to beat their opponents!
Log on to gain points for your Year Group’s ‘Band’ whilst also earning yourself lots of coins to spend at the online shop.
Next half term we are learning about the UK.
We would like you to collect some information about a place in the UK which is special to you and your family. It could be another town or city which you have lived in or visited on holiday or for the day. Perhaps where your grandparents or another family member lives.
You can share your ideas in any form (poster, postcard, factfile etc.) you like but please include a map showing where the place is, so we can locate it on a large map at school.
Please bring your homework to school by Monday 5th November
What an amazing first half term we have had! The children have all settled really well and have enjoyed our learning this half term.
Some highlights include: mummifying teddy bears and writing the instructions to go with this; making our canopic jars and painting them and publishing stories about ancient Egypt.
The children have really been engaged with our Maths this half term and are developing their reasoning skills. They are thoroughly enjoying the problem solving tasks.
The Year 4 Team