Friday, 7 October 2016

We have finished reading and studying the Iron Man in Literacy. The children have really enjoyed the book and have created some fantastic adventure stories of their own. We had a very creative afternoon on Wednesday when the children used lots of recycling to make their own Iron Man model. Mrs O'Brien was very impressed when she came to have a look at them all. 

In Maths, we have been learning how to tell the time and calculating time intervals. This is a very hard concept for all children, but 4A have been working very hard and have kept persevering. Next week we will begin to look at column subtraction. 

In Science, we have been looking at teeth. We have identified the main teeth and their simple functions. The children created models of their own teeth using different coloured play dough. 

Yesterday, Year 4 visited Hatfield House as part of our history topic 'The Tudors'.  A great day was had by all.  We were introduced to a few characters from the past including Catherine Parr and of course Henry VIII. Catherine Parr  taught us how to bow and greet Henry VIII.  We were told about the many weapons they used and even shown how to use a longbow! Have a look at 4K's blog to see the photos!

Please can I remind parents to sign up for their parent consultation slot if they have not done so already. 

Have a great weekend!
Miss Abbott 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Hi all,

The children have continued to settle in well and we have had a great few weeks.

Our Tudor topic is well underway and the children have been learning all about Henry VIII and his six wives. We will begin to look at the comparisons between rich and poor in Tudor times and learn all about Tudor schools. 

The children are thoroughly enjoying our Iron Man topic and have already created some fantastic pieces of work. We have been acting out particular chapters and then writing diary entries. I have been very impressed with the maturity of the children's writing and the wide vocabulary being used. 

We have been looking at the digestive system in Science. On Monday we had lots of fun recreating the digestive process using a toffee/banana sauce sandwich, a sandwich bag, water and a pair of tights.
Next week, we will be identifying and naming the main types of teeth in humans and their functions.

Finally a quick note about reading records. Children should be reading on a daily basis and recording this in their reading records. Mrs Holt or myself will check these on a Thursday so please ensure children bring their reading records in on this day. Children are encouraged to write in these throughout the day if they have been reading in the morning or afternoon!

Have a great week and lovely weekend!
Miss Abbott