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The Romans are invading for the summer!!!

VE Day Celebrations

 

On Friday 8th May we shall be reflecting and celebrating this important day of remembrance.

Here are some useful information resources which you can view to learn more about what the day stands for.

There are activities which accompany the information.

17.04.20

Dear parents,

I hope that you enjoyed the Easter break and were treated to sweet things and fun with your family. I had a great time and was given plenty of chocolates to eat! 
We are busy at school preparing activities for you to try next week on the wonder themes week of celebrating everyone who looks after us. Check out the activities on the website under ‘pupils’ and scrowl to the bottom of the list to find the ‘themed weeks’.

You can now share your efforts on the assignment page on the google classroom. This has been great at keeping Kingfishers children engaged in their learning at home and sharing their thoughts and asking for help from their friends. 

You can communicate with me directly via email. I am always here to help in any way I can. You or your child can also chat to me via the google classroom and save work in their folder for me to mark, comment on and return to them the same way.

Following the themed week, I shall be uploading weekly work on the class remote learning web page, and daily additions on the google assignments section of the google classroom, as we are replacing the paper copies with digital ones following the extended lockdown period.

Please can you acknowledge that you can access these digital resources, as if you have a problem with this, I can help you.

many thanks

Mrs Stiles

Summer term

 

Our new summer topic will inspire us to travel the world in search of special times and unusual trinkets.

 

I am hoping to delay starting this properly until after the lockdown but I will keep adding some daily additions to the google classroom to hint of things to come! 
 

if you have any old, empty matchboxes please can you collect them.... I’m not giving anything else away for now!
 

Guided reading book: Paul Fleischman, The Matchbox Diary.

If you can buy a copy for you child to use, that would be helpful. Enjoy the pictures and be inspired by how his life changes.

Dear Parents, 

You can now see Kingfishers singing the chocolate song on the google classroom, we all enjoyed singing about our favourite treat!!!

WORLD BOOK DAY

Scrowl down to see us sharing stories with each other. We had such fun and loved coming to school in our night clothes!

Spring Term Topic:

Our Imaginations: Mythical Lands (What can we make cont.)!!!

 

We are loving reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling. We are hoping to write to you as part of our English lessons and persuade you also to try the book!

 

There are plenty of exciting moments with Shrove Tuesday on Tuesday 25th Feb, where we all learnt how to make pancakes during R.E and then enjoyed tasting them! Thank you Mrs Latty for helping with the cooking. 

 

World Book day is coming up soon, so look out for photos of us reading to the younger children, and rather excitingly we are going bell boating on March 20th, April 21, and April 28, more information to follow!!

Spring Term Topic:

Our Imagination: Iron Man, what can we make?

Friday 7th February,

We had an inspirational time with the author C S Clifford who taught us some trade secrets when story writing and share some enjoyable workshops.

Thank you for spend the day with us, please scrowl down to see our photos.

Kingfishers.

 

Wow what an amazing day we had on our Harmony day, sharing wonderful experiences with 200 children in year 4 from the SAET trust. Thank you to everyone who made this such a success.

Harmony Day: celebrating our wonderful world and ourselves

In Year 4 we shall be focusing on the Principle of Geometry using a nature walk with Wyre Forest Rangers to Redstone Caves as our stimulus.

 

Based at St Bartholomew's School we can get to know other children from schools across the SAET Trust, whilst experiencing six different workshops in nature. We shall toast marshmellows over lunch in forest school and then share the activities in future lessons back at school.

 

The day promises to bring excitement, fun and collaboration between our children.

Iron Man Models

Our Spring term topic of "Our Imaginations: Iron Man and what can we make?" is proving to be immensely popular. We have shared what can make regarding recipes and are hoping to cook on the open fire in Forest schools and make pancakes in preparation for learning about Lent in R.E. We are also planning to make items using iron as part of our Design and Technology topic. 

 

Our Iron Man Models were fantastic. We judged them according to whether they were original in design, creative, had been made by our ourselves and individual in design. As you can see many children gained prizes because it was impossible to choose an overall winner!

 

Please go down and see our pictures in the photographs section below.

Creative Topic Homework:

07.01.20

Using anything that you have around the house, please can you construct an iron man! Please ensure he is no bigger than 15cms tall!! Prizes for the best character.

Enjoy, many thanks

Mrs Stiles.

Dear Kingfishers,

 

Thank you so much for all our wonderful presents which you generously gave to us for Christmas, we do appreciate them.

 

Regards

 

Mrs C, Mr B and Mrs S

Spring term: January 2020, guided reading book will be:

Iron Man by Ted Hughes

If your child can have a copy of this it would help their learning in school, second hand is fine, it is £2 on Ebay! We will also be using the Wonder Garden as well.

 

Image result for ted hughes iron man

 

Forest School will remain on a Tuesday morning for the rest of this term, please wrap up warm if the weather forecast is cold, as we love being outside whatever the weather.

 

Fantastical report writing:

We are very proud of our non-chronological reports written about world environmental issues, they are now displayed in the corridor and in the classroom. We are also using the Wonder Garden book as a starting point to write poetry about our wonderful world. We are particularly inspired by this book, thank you so much for buying us a copy.

 

Wow, what an amazing time we had listening to Jacob's whole school assembly. The atmosphere was uplifting and informative. We really are an amazing class and an amazing school! Look at our pictures on the photos sections below.

Autumn Term Topic:

Wonderful World: Special Places and Things

 

We have taken the opportunity of exploring current environmental issues and poetry writing whilst using the new guided reading book (the Wonder Garden by Kristjana Williams) as our information starting point and stimulus. It will also be a chance to design our own front covers, following her wonderful artistic style.

 

 

 

Over the half term holiday please can you ensure your child has a copy of the book and has read it, there will be no other homework. It is time we all had a little break! Enjoy the rest time before that big C word gets mentioned!

The Wonder Garden Book

Thank you all for celebrating the Egyptians so much during out topic work. We have loved learning about this time in history and exploring facts and tastes from this time and location.

Autumn Term topic 1: Wonderful World: Ancient Egypt

 

Following an amazing year as Woodpeckers and a wonderful summer break Mr Bishop and myself, Mrs Stiles are ready and rearing to go! We have new topics chosen by the children before the summer, new ideas and lots of creative, inspirational energy to share. Some aspects of the curriculum are familiar but we have altered and tweaked things to make them new and exciting for this year Kingfishers.

 

Our topic theme for the autumn term is our Wonderful World which includes Ancient Egypt for the first term. Thereafter we will branch out to include the natural world, special places and things. Our topic will drive our English lessons and all other aspects of the curriculum so watch out to see how creative we can be! Maths will be more discrete, using problem solving to gain confidence and independence.

Key Information

Timetable

 

Year 4: Autumn Term 2019

 

8.50  9.00

9.00 - 10.00

10.00

10.15

 

10.15 10.30

10.30 – 11.30

11.30-11.45

11.45

12.30

12.30-1.00

 

1.00 - 2.30

2.45 - 3.00

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Core subject

 

 

Core subject

 

 

 

 

Foundation subjects

 

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning Task

 

Buddy Talk/

Handwriting

Maths

Calculations

 

Comfort Break/Break Games

Values Assembly

SRW/AC

English Skills

Grammar, Punctuation and spelling

Independent time: Silent Reading/Topic Research 11.30-11.45

Outdoor Activities 11.45 – 12.10

Lunch in the hall 12.10– 12.30

Newsround/Guided reading/Contribution time

 

 

Spanish

Mrs Hall

 

RE

Mrs Stiles

Mindfullness Activities

 

Tuesday

Maths

Calculations

 

Circle time/Break games

English Writing

Topic based learning

Science

 

Wednesday

Maths

Calculations

 

CEL Theme

rota

English Skills

Grammar, Punctuation and spelling

 

Topic based learning

History/Geography

Thursday

Maths

Problem solving

 

Circle time/Break games

English Writing

PE, Gym & Games

With Mr McDonnell & Mr Bishop

Friday

Maths

Problem solving

 

Celebration

Assembly

SRW/AC

English

Reading comprehension

 

Topic based learning

  1. Forest School
  2. Computing
  3. Art & Design
  4. DT
                             

 

PE

PE will take place on a Thursday afternoon, with Mr McDonnell and Mr Bishop.

Please make sure the children have PE kits in school, which are labelled with their name tags. Many thanks.

 

Homework

English and Maths homework will be given on a Tuesday, marked and returned as soon as possible. Topic homework will be set at appropriate times during the year.

 

Forest School

Forest School will take place on Fridays as part of a rotation of activities, please can you ensure that your child has the appropriate kit for these sessions.

 

Reading

Guided reading text:

Emma Carroll

Secrets of a Sun King

If your child could have their own copy of this book it would support their learning.

Children will be give silent reading time daily so please ensure that the reading records are returned to school. We appreciate you reading with your child at home, thank you for supporting us with that.

 

Spellings

We have weekly spellings which are practiced daily in school. These will come home for you to review at home, the test will be every Tuesday.

 

Times tables

We will continue to practice a times table each week. The test is every Tuesday.

 

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Letters

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