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.
5th and 7th March - Parent's Evening
15th March - Red Nose Day
27th March - 2pm and 6pm - Year 3 and 4 performance
28th March - 9.15am - Year 3 and 4 performance
Our topic this term is 1066.
What happened when, and how did William come to be called the Conqueror? Are you ready for a Norman invasion? A French Duke has staked a claim for our kingdom!
This topic is very creative with a history focus. We will be learning about William, Harold and Edward, the Bayeux Tapestry and looking at castles. In DT we will be designing drawbridges and castles. We will be learning about dealing with conflict.
Throughout English this term, our focus will be on Charlottes Web by E.B. White.
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!!
During this term we have been looking at Sound. We have being very lucky in Year 4 and have had a visit from the Kinetic Theatre, who performed a exciting and engaging performance on sound. In addition to this, we have had many fun practical lessons, which included, listening to local sounds and testing how sound travels down string to create our own string cup phones and one long one the whole length of the corridor! We have also built our own circuits in science to see how electricity works.