- Oliver's fruit salad
- Reading Open Afternoon
- World Book Day in Hedgehog Class
- The Day the Crayons Quit
- Our colourful assembly
- Easter egg hunt.
- Police Visit
- South Angle Farm
- Mrs Tatum's Garden Party
- Busy Bees
- Roald Dahl Day
- Hedgehogs Curriculum 2016-2017
- Home-School link
- Letters and Sounds
- Early Learning Goals
- New intake 2016
- Rabbits - Year 1
- Rabbit Class Trip to Newmarket Library
- South Angle Farm Trip
- Homework 2016 - 2017
- Letters 2016
- Rabbits Curriculum 2017-2018
- Resources for home
- Squirrels - Year 2
- Squirrels Curriculum 2017-2018
- Autumn 1
- Autumn 2
- Foxes - Year 3
- Rainforest Home Learning Projects - Autumn 2016
- V & A Museum of Childhood trip - Nov 2016
- Zoolab Animal Handling Experience - January 2017
- Christmas 2016
- World Book Day 2017
- Pizza making - June 2017
- Chocolate making - July 2017
- Science Session at Newmarket Academy - July 2017
- Healthy dessert making - July 2017
- Tesco Farm to Fork Trail - July 2017
- Pirate Day - Sept 2017
- Rainforest Home Learning Projects - Autumn 2017
- Roald Dahl Day - Tues 13th Sept 2016
- Foxes Curriculum 2017-2018
- Owls - Year 4
- Owls' Visit to the National Racehorse Museum
- Owls Class Visit to Bewilderwood
- Introduction to Italy-Making Pizza!
- Learning About the Digestive System
- Learning to Look After our Teeth
- Year 4 Visit to the National Horseracing Museum, September, 2017
- What's in Your Lunchbox? Year 4 Visit to Newmarket Academy, October, 2017
- Owls Class-Visit with the Planetarium
- Owls Class-Parents' Breakfast
- Owls Curriculum 2017-2018
- Learning Resources
- Bats - Year 5
- Bats Curriculum 2017-2018
- Badgers - Year 6
- Plantarium visit
- Badgers Curriculum 2017-2018
Owls - Year 4
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to the new and exciting second half of the autumn term. Our new topic is 'Inventors' and we will be putting on our 'lab coats' for science as we learn about some amazing inventions and try out some activities with electricity and electrical circuits. We will also be creating our own inventions and researching some people who helped to make everyday life and tasks easier with their amazing ideas.
Our swimming lessons will still take place every Thursday. Please ensure that your child has a swimming cap, an appropriate swimsuit and a towel. Our additional P.E. lesson will take place on Friday afternoon. Children will require black or dark blue jogging bottoms/leggings/shorts and a Paddocks Primary P.E. t-shirt and jumper (if it is chilly). Trainers and plimsolls are also required, to allow for P.E. indoors and outdoors. It is getting a bit chilly as winter is approaching, however, we will still aim to head outside for some fresh air and activity as often as is possible, so please make sure that your child has suitable warm P.E. attire.
Just as a reminder, homework will be given every Friday and should be handed in by the following Thursday. Your child will have a variety of tasks related to literacy, maths, science, spelling, reading comprehension and grammar and punctuation. These tasks will usually be a revision of what has been learned in class, however, it will occasionally be a starting point for future learning; regardless of the task, all Mrs. Hazelwood and I ask is that the children 'have a go' and try their best, as we want the children to enjoy completing homework, and see it as a fun challenge, rather than as a 'chore'.
Lastly, as requested by some parents last term, please see below some terminology that we have been/will be continuously using throughout our literacy sessions this year, which may be useful for you at home. We will also be sending home a 'Top Tips for Comprehension' help sheet in homework books, which you will be able to use when you are reading with your child at home, or while they are completing comprehension tasks at home.
YEAR 4 TERMINOLOGY
verb: an action word
Giovanni ran across the field.
noun: a person, place or thing
The cat slept peacefully.
adjective: describes a noun
The spotty, red tablecloth covered all of the table.
adverb: describes how, when or where an action took place
Sienna jumped joyfully.
Sienna left later.
fronted adverbial: an adverb that occurs at the beginning or 'front' of a sentence.
conjunction: a word used to connect words, clauses or sentences; there are subordinating and coordinating conjunctions (see helpful sheets in homework books)
clause: a sentence/group of words that makes sense on its own, containing at least a noun (main subject of the sentence) and a verb
The horse galloped across the field.
phrase: a group of words used to add meaning to a clause, which do not make sense on their own
after some time had passed in the garden because she was hungry
simple sentence: a sentence which has just one independent clause.
Gregory enjoys playing tennis.
compound sentence: a sentence that has two independent clauses
I found the clothes in the attic and I saw a large mouse.
complex sentence: a sentence which has a main clause and a subordinate clause
After the Cubs defeated the Raptors, they held a huge party.
I hope this has all been helpful!