What a busy term!

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Posted by joannacumming | Posted in General News | Posted on 28-11-2017

Class 4 have been super busy this half term, as well as being expert scientists and making their 2 minute presentations, they have also written some fantastic Haikus and Kennings in our English lessons. Currently they are developing their skills in formal letter writing. They have taken the role of Hrothgar the Viking, who needs a new shield asap for his battle in Jorvik. Hrothgar is writing to a shield maker in his homeland of Norway. So far, the class have planned the content of their letter detailing their shield requirements and have written their openings. Watch this space for pictures of their letters.

The class have really impressed me with their maths skills. The last few weeks, we have covered addition, subtraction methods and applied our skills to reasoning problems. This week our focus is using the grid method to multiply TU by U. As soon as this skill is grasped, they will be applying it to problem solving. Please encourage your son/daughter to learn their tables as it helps massively in their everyday maths work. Our final topic before we break up for Christmas will be division strategies.

In our art work the class have been sketching the eyes, using a variety of sketching techniques they have learned through Piper. Experimentation of oil pastels in the next stage.

Book talk has a massive focus in our school and it is great to hear them discuss the texts we are reading. If you could listen to your son/daughter read at home afew times a week

Homework is now given out every Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday. It would be great if every member of the class could complete it on time.

Our P.E. sessions are every Tuesday and Thursday. Most of the class have their P.E kit in school but warmer clothing is definitely needed as we always go outside every Thursday ( unless it’s tipping down!). Our focus this half term has been hockey skills and balancing in gymnastics. The previous term, they created a fantastic Viking dance based on preparing for battle, marching to their ship before invading Britain. They were absolutely brilliant.

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