There are 20 children in Dragonflies class. Miss Travers is our class teacher. Keep an eye on the web site for all of the exciting things we have in store!
Just to remind you all, please collect your children from the main playground after school. This is the same for dropping them off in the mornings. Please remind your children not to ride on their bikes or scooters in the school grounds.
Year 4 is an exciting one and have lots of fantastic experiences and topics planned throughout the year. To help your child have a deeper understanding and to help make their learning more purposeful and enjoyable we would be grateful if you could assist them with any homework that has been set including the weekly Fab 4 Reading and basic multiplication knowledge, 2x - 12x tables.
Our Fab4 scores this term have not been as good as they could or should have been! Let's make sure we can improve on this next term and ensure more children can achieve this goal, getting their reward!
We have PE every Monday afternoon and a session with Mini Kicks every Tuesday morning.
Monday 10th June- International Day
Wednesday 12th June- The Deep
Tuesday 25th June- Trip to St. Giles
Our topic this term is Blue Abyss!
We are so excited to learn more about this topic. Some of the children have already created their own posters, PowerPoints and models about plastic pollution.
During this topic, we will be learning all about coral reefs, marine life, the location of seas and oceans around the world, the HMS Challenger and the sinking of the Titanic. This topic links nicely with our focus book in English- Kasper Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo. We will also be having a go at creating different art work including sea scapes and designing our own sea creatures/devices.
This week the children were very lucky and had the opportunity to visit our local church St Giles' in Balderton. Whilst at the church the children learnt about the history of the church and its features, such as, the font which was made around 1340 and was mounted onto its present stone and tiled plinth during the Victorian Restoration of 1882. In addition to this, the children were able to enjoy fun packed activities which included:
The children thoroughly enjoyed their experience and the staff and church members commented on their excellent behavior and very mature and educated responses to questions!
Over this term, we have shared lots of exciting memories! We had great fun with the YMCA visit, Kinetic Theatre and many of the year 4 students attended Young Voices at Sheffield Arena. Young Voices was an amazing experience for our children and they made us all so incredibly proud. The children worked very hard and learnt the songs and the dance routines too. Whilst at Sheffield arena we were joined by 5000 other school choirs, Tony Hadley, Urban Stridez and even Beau Dermot who had attended Young Voices a few years ago which was a real inspiration for the children and an example of never giving up on your dreams. It was a day to be remembered by all!!
We have also been on our residential to Sheringham in Norfolk! All of the children had a fantastic time and tried new foods and activities.
This term the children had the opportunity to go on their first residential to sunny Sheringham. While we were there the children visited the Amazona Zoo, enjoyed a trip out to spot the common seal and grey seals, investigated a jewel heist on the train and were serenaded by the local shanty men! In addition to this, we were joined by the National Trust and enjoyed creating beach sculptures and looking at the sealife.