- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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,
I hope that you have all had a lovely summer holiday. We have a very busy and exciting new term ahead in Year 4, and I am looking forward to seeing the children this Wednesday.Our topic for this term will be 'Our Community' and we will be visiting the National Racehorse Museum early this month, and partaking in many other interesting and exciting activities (more information to be provided later on). We will also be continuing with Mathematics Mastery and learning how to play the guitar with Mr. Morley, every Wednesday morning :0)
Our swimming lessons will begin next Thursday, on the 14th September, and will carry on until the end of July. Please ensure that your child has a swimming cap, an appropriate swimsuit and a towel; if you wish for your child to wear goggles, I will need a brief, written note giving permission, as the swimming teachers at the leisure centre will not allow them to wear goggles without this written permission. 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.
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 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'. All homework will be looked at by myself or Mrs. Hazelwood and Team Points will be given for effort, neatness and/or accuracy. The homework is not marked in as in-depth of a manner as the children's schoolbooks, but please be assured that it is always looked at and acknowledged and the children who need additional assistance will be provided with this, should difficulties be spotted.
The Year 3 drink bottles have been passed up, however, as I'm sure you can imagine, by Year 4, they are looking very rough. We are asking that if possible, it would be helpful if you could send your child to school with a new drink bottle, which they can take home regularly to wash. Additionally, it is important to note that for simplicity sake, the children will not need to bring their own pencil cases to school this year as all resources will be provided; this being said, all Year 4 children will be writing with black pens, and though we will be providing pens, should your child wish to use a special writing pen of their own, they can bring this into school and we will write their name on it.
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.
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!