It was lovely to meet some of you at the parents meeting earlier this week. If you were not able to attend the meeting then the information that was given out has been sent home in book bags.
In Phonics this week we have been practising the 'th' and 'sh' digraphs. We have particularly enjoyed practising reading words that feature these sounds when playing the dinosaur eggs game:
In Maths we have been practising counting forwards and backwards in steps of 1, initially to/from 10. We have practised using our counting to help us to identify missing numbers on a number track.
In English we have continued our work on The Train Ride story. We have focused on what we could notice about the train including using size adjectives, colour adjectives and any other adjectives to give more information about the train.
We've had a busy but fantastic start to the new school year. To immerse ourselves into the world of Charlie and the Chocolate factory we sampled some different sweets to tantalise our tastebuds and get us thinking of some tasty descriptions for our writing.
In maths we began by looking at Roman Numerals and this week we have moved onto rounding numbers to 10 and 100.
In Science we thought carefully about how we might choose to classify living things. We also began our Topic work on the Anglo-Saxons and Scots examining artefacts to find out more about their lives, exploring timelines and in Art, starting work on researching and designing our own Anglo-Saxon brooches.
On Friday we went into year 1 to share some books with the younger children as part of National Read a Book Day.
We are delighted with how well the children have settled into year 4 and hope that they continue to work as hard as they have been!
As part of our work on The Train Ride story in English, Mrs Smith led a drama session focusing on train journeys. We had a great time imagining that we were on a train journey to London and to the seaside. We thought carefully about what we might see out of the window on our journey.
For National Read a Book Day, we joined together with Year 4 to share some of our favourite books. It was lovely to see the children reading to each other and talking about the books that they had chosen.
We have had a great first few days in our new class. Take a look at some photos of the activities that we have been doing:
For our final week of our Change 4 Life extra-curricular club we went on a trip to the park. It has been great fun this term thinking about how we can be more active and using lots of fun equipment/ trips out into the village to help us to make active choices.
We have really enjoyed taking part in lots of active learning this term including active maths lessons. Take a look at the photos from a couple of our lessons where we worked in teams to complete the number ordering and money recognition games.
We worked together to bake bread using an early 17th century recipe as part of our work on the Great Fire of London. We took it in turns to follow the steps of the recipe such as measuring out the ingredients, mixing the ingredients together and kneading the dough. We enjoyed tasting the bread once it had baked in the oven.
In Cole Class we have been lucky enough to have use of a moth trap for the past few weeks. We've put it out a few times and been foiled by the weather, but yesterday we thought the forecast looked good, and went for it! We were thrilled to find the trap full of moths this morning- most were small and flew away straight away, but we found some really lovely specimens too.
The one at the top is a buff tip, which looks just like a little stick! The bottom left is a buff ermine, which is really furry. The bottom right was difficult to identify, but we think that it's a small emerald.
We'd like to say a big thank you to Barbara, who lent us the moth trap and allowed us to get close to these amazing insects.
We had a fantastic time at the KS1 Quad Kids competition last week. The competition involved teams of 10, taking part in four events (50m sprint, 300m run, throwing and a standing jump). The children were very focused and determined, and came away with three individual prizes for top scores, as well as the main team prize! Congratulations to both of our teams, as well as Tilly, Will and Cory, who scooped those individual points total prizes.
Thank you to all of our parent helpers on this event, as well as to Miss Leggett for organising.