Year 4 - Miss Corcoran and Mrs Armstrong

Electricity

Our new topic for the upcoming half term is ‘Could We Cope without Electricity?’ we will be spending a lot of time in the forest, experiencing life with no electricity. In addition to our topic, we will be taking a trip to Manchester Science and Industry Museum on Wednesday 28th November. 

 

Our class text for this half term is 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne which will involve various drama activities, poetry and story writing. Your child will also be writing a news report about a secret tunnel that has arrived at our school!

 

Forest School and Swimming

On Tuesday mornings there will be a Forest School session for children who will not be going swimming. We will be focusing on activities linked to our electricity topic such as creating an electricity Pylon made out of sticks! If your child is doing Forest School this half term, please ensure they bring appropriate clothing for the forest.

 

This half term will be very busy with lots of exciting things going on:

Wednesday 28th November: Y3/Y4 Class trip to Manchester Museum of Science and Industry.

Thursday 6th December: Scroogical performance.

Tuesday 11th December: Christmas Crafternoon

Monday 17th December: Y3/Y4 Christmas party.

Wednesday 19th December: 

Christmas jumper day (donations for Save the Children).

Christmas Carol Service at St Pauls Church 9:30am.

Christmas dinner day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some photo's from our trip to Manchester Science and Industry Museum.

Year 4 shown great team work and resilience when making simple electricity circuits and were able to explain what makes a complete or incomplete circuit! Well done.

Thank you, Peter Kennedy for coming to do a drama workshop with us!

 

Homework

Our homework is set weekly on Wednesday. There will be three pieces per week (Spellings, Maths and English or Topic) Homework is to be returned to school on the following Monday.

A homework club will run twice a week on Monday and Thursday for children who have not completed their homework, or those who need a little help.

Aside from this, we are encouraging the children to read daily, even if just for 5/10 minutes as it can really help children progress in their reading.

Spellings

Here are our spellings for this half term.

This Half Terms Awards!

Our Ambassadors this half term have been:

Kalson

Teigan

Aisha

Homework Heroes!

 

 

Useful Websites

Times Table Rockstars

Who will be our Rock Hero? Your child has been given a login to improve their score at home. Click on the link above to start playing!

 

A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along: https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/

 

A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and grammar:

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits/index.shtml

https://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm?wordlist=2255