Hello Year 4 and Happy Easter,
Miss Hamill and I were thrilled to speak to so many of you this week and we're really glad you're all managing to keep active and busy. You will be pleased to know that during the holidays we will not be expecting you to keep up with the work in the packs however we would still ask that you practise your spellings/handwriting/timestables. A suggested timetable will be put on this page for post-Easter learning along with any suitable resources we find that might be useful.
Finally, in these uncertain times, we think it is important to remember that Easter day is the time to celebrate new dawn, new opportunities, and new life. Make the time to celebrate the extra days you've had with your family, the opportunity to try new skills and know that through the love of Jesus Christ this challenging time will come to an end!
Miss Hamill and Mr Branch
Weekly Update 30/03/2020
Hello Year 4 Gang!
Hopefully, you are all keeping safe and well and you have been enjoying the sunshine over the weekend!
Over the course of this week, Mr Branch and I will be hopefully speaking to you all to find out how you are doing and to see how you are getting on with your home learning tasks.
In terms of work, I am sure that you have been working hard on the activities that we have sent home and I imagine you will still have a few of these to complete. Additionally, I know that Mr Branch has been setting some extra tasks on MyMaths for you guys to complete. If you have been unable to log in to your MyMaths then please let us know at school and we can send you your details. Hopefully, the extra tasks and the useful websites that we included on your letters home, will have kept you busy. If you would like some more activities, I have attached some Early Bird tasks for you.
Over the Easter Holidays, Mr Branch and I would like to challenge you to read a new book and to write us a book review. You have all impressed us so much with your reading over the past term, it would be wonderful to hear about some of the great stories that you have discovered. For those of you that enjoy listening to stories, David Walliams has released some free audio books for children to listen to. The audiobooks can be accessed from his website.
Finally, if you would like to do some extra exercises or mindfulness activities, there is a wonderful website called GoNoodle. I use this in the mornings to help me wake up. There are lots of dance routines and games to play as well as lots of relaxing activities to enjoy too. You can create your own character, who will grow stronger with each activity that you complete.
Mr Branch and I will be in touch very soon. We are missing you all terribly and we are looking forward to returning to school and seeing you all.
Look after each other, keep positive and stay safe.
Miss Hamill and Mr Branch
Weekly Update 23/03/2020
Dear Parents and Children,
I hope everyone is feeling fine and are well into the pack of activities. Just a quick message to say i'm missing you all and I can't wait to hear about all the wonderful things you have been doing. Stay safe and see you all soon!
P.S. Parents - I am adding an activity each day to the mymaths.co.uk website. Logins and passwords are the same as last year but I have them all if needed.
Dear pupils and parents,
I thought that I would give you a little message whilst you are all at home and keeping safe. I am really missing you all very much and I am looking forward to seeing you all in the not too distant future. I hope that you are all safe and managing to keep up with your home learning packs. I know that before school closed, you all spoke of the exciting activities that you have planned at home. I can't wait to hear about what you have been up to when we return.
Hopefully the packs are keeping you busy and you have found the online links useful. In the next few days, I will try and update you with some more useful links that I have found. I know that there are lots of PE fans in Hawthorn class so if you didn't already know, Joe Wicks is doing some daily exercise classes on YouTube. Remember that although we are expecting you to work on your packs we also want to remind you, to have some fun!
I will be in touch again soon.
Take care and be safe,
As part of careers week, Year 4 pupils were given the opportunity to meet some amazing people with some incredibly interesting jobs. The children from Hickory and Hawthorn class were surprised to discover which person matched which job. It was wonderful to meet so many interesting people and get an insight into the different careers available.
World Book Day
Here are some wonderful pictures of Hawthorn Class dressed up as their world book day characters. It was amazing to see such a variety of characters from such a fantastic range of stories.
This term, Hawthorn Class have been experimenting with how sound travels. The children explored different sound stations, discovering how sound travels in vibrations, from a source and into our ears. Unsurprisingly, it was an extremely noisy lesson but an enjoyable one none the less.
On the 3rd March, a group of Year 3 and 4 children went to Huish Park to meet the author, Tamsin Cooke. They had tremendous fun creating their own evil villain and super hero to go on a quest to reclaim the world cup. At the end of the session, the children were presented with their own signed copy of a book from Tamsin.
This term, pupils in Year 4 have been learning all about India. As well as having the opportunity to explore a variety of different parts of Indian culture, pupils in Hickory and Hawthorn class have been experimenting with variety of Indian art techniques. Here are a few pictures from our recent Rangoli Art afternoon.
Year 4 Lunchtime Sports Club
In November, Year 4 visited Glastonbury Abbey to enhance their learning of Tudors. Despite the cold weather, they had a fantastic time exploring the ruins of the abbey and picking various herbs and vegetables used during the 16th century. They also had the opportunity to create their own Tudor toothpaste which, although useful, was absolutely disgusting! Before they left, there was just enough time to dress up as monks and learn about how Henry VIII set about removing monasteries. See above.
Pupils in Year 4 had a science lesson outside in which they looked at invertebrates and their habitats.