19 Jun 2015

Year 4 Week 23 2015

Your child will have brought home a letter about our end of year trip to Maximilain Park on 7th July.  We are all very excited, so please make sure that reply slips are returned to school!

This week, we have continued to prepare for Sports Day, working together in our teams to practise the events for the day.  It’s been lovely to see the support the children are giving to their peers when completing the different events.  It’s going to be close contest!
We will be having an extra PE session on Monday next week, so please ensure your child brings their PE kit to school with them on Monday!

In Maths this week, Mrs Pond-Barrett’s group have continued our work on area and calculating the area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes.  We have also been naming and describing 2D shapes; using the terms angle, right angle, sides, vertices, parallel, regular, irregular and opposite.  The children have also been identifying 3D shapes and recognising 2D shapes on the faces of 3D shapes.
In Miss Graham’s group we have continued to work on our mental strategies and looked at finding complements to 100.

We have had a poetry focus in Literacy this week.  In groups, the children learnt a section of a poem about the Tudors to perform and have been reading poetry together in unison.  We have also looked at kennings and had a go at writing our own!

Recreating the Battle of Bosworth in a comic strip
Comic strips retelling the Battle of Bosworth
Our Topic session focussed on the Battle of Bosworth bringing an end to the War of the Roses. and how Tudor battles were fought.  The children completed a comic strip retelling the events of the Battle of Bosworth.

Homework
Topic - The children have a mini project about William Shakespeare to work on. - Date for completion is Monday 29th June.
Maths - Miss Graham’s group have some Maths challenge sheets to complete.
Spellings - Your child will bring home a new set of spelling words to learn on Tuesday. - Please ensure that your child returns their yellow spelling folder on a Friday.
Music – ‘The Streets of London’ by Ralph McTell - Daily guitar practice for 10-15 minutes please!

Thank you for your continued support.  Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend!
Mrs Pond-Barrett
Mrs Whitaker and Mrs Porter