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Welcome to Year 4 Holly Class!

 

Class Teacher: Mrs Briggs

Class TA: Miss Sloly

HI TA: Miss Maclaren

 

email: hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

PE Slots - please come to school wearing your PE kit on PE days

Tuesday: outdoor PE (white t-shirt, school jumper, joggers/leggings, trainers)

Wednesday: indoor PE (white t-shirt, shorts, trainers)

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 19.09.22

This week we have looked at the different animals found in the rainforest and looked at ways we could group them.  We then went of J2E and created a branching database.  I know they would love to share these with you so please ask your child to log into their J2E account.

 

In Maths we had the tricky task of placing 4 digit numbers onto a blank numberline.  We all did extremely well when the numberline was numbered, but it was a bit harder to work out when the numberline was blank!  However, as always, Year 4 put their utmost effort into working this out!

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been learning how to use adjectives to describe in French.  Ask your child what words they might use in French to describe your pets. 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 26.09.22

Next week, we will be gathering vocabulary at the beginning of the week ready to write our own stories of life in the rainforest.  We will be using the book ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ to base our stories on. 

 

In maths, we will be using our knowledge of number bonds to 10, 100 and 1000 to support problem solving questions to 1000.

 

In French next week we will continue to use our adjectives and animal vocabulary and our work will be based on Rod Campbell’s storybook “Dear Zoo”.  If you have a copy in English at home, it might be worth a little read to refresh their memory of the story.

 

Stars of the Week – 23.09.22

This week, our stars are

 

Hailey and Tommy

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information – 26.09.22

 

Please can we remind you that for PE days, long hair needs to be tied up and earrings need to be removed. 

 

 

Zoolab this week!  The children are very excited that Zoolab will be visiting us on Tuesday (27th September), if you child has any phobia or fear of animals, please let me know beforehand!

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 12.09.22

It has been another wonderful week in Year 4!  We are all so impressed with the learning attitudes of everyone in Year 4; even when things get trickier, no one gives up or gets disheartened.

 

In topic this week, we have been drafting our information texts about the Amazon rainforest.  We have used our laptops to research key facts and thought carefully about the Year 4 writing expectations when forming our sentences.  The finished leaflets will be going to Year 3 to help them when they start in Year 4!

 

In Maths this week, we have continued using place value counters and grids to add and subtract thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones from 4-digit numbers. Take a look at our fantastic work on the gallery page! We also introduced Gattegno charts to help with this too. 

There have been no fluency or arithmetic tests this week as we have been completing baseline activities, but next week they will start again.  Children will bring home marked fluency and arithmetic tests each day so that you can see where you may need to support further at home.

  

Bonjour! In French this week, we began our new topic “Cher Zoo” (Dear Zoo).  We looked at the names of lots of different zoo animals in French and noticed lots of similarities with the English words. You could log into your Busy Things account to practice.  Go to Busy Things, KS2, Year 3/4, languages, French and click on the animal worksheet. 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 19.09.22

Due to the Queen’s funeral, school will be closed on Monday.

 

Next week, we will be look more into the different animals we may find in the rainforests around the whole.  We will look at grouping and classifying these in our science sessions.  

 

In maths, we will be using our place value knowledge of 4 digit numbers to plot numbers on a blank numberline.   

 

 

In French next week, we will be learning how to write the names of the animals. 

 

Stars of the Week – 16.09.22

This week, our stars are

 

Varvara and Katya

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information – 19.09.22

Please can we remind you that for PE days, long hair needs to be tied up and earrings need to be removed. 

 

 

Zoolab – this has now moved to Tuesday 27th September as the original date is now a bank holiday.  Thank you to everyone for your prompt payment with this, we still have some monies outstanding but are confident these will all be paid so that we can go ahead with the exciting event!

 

Please visit Home Learning for our homework for this week.  Homework is expected to be handed each by Thursday each week.  There is a Tuesday lunchtime club for any who think they may not be able to complete it this week.

 

Cycle to School Week; 3-7th October

We are encouraging everyone to take part and make a pledge.  See letter and poster below!

 

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 5.09.22

We are so proud of how well everyone has returned to school after the summer break!  We are clearly enjoying our new topic ‘Thunderous Rainforests’ and already know so many facts about rainforests and the animals that live there.

 

We have really enjoyed using our 1:1 devices and class and some of our favourite lessons have been Typing Club and Spellings Blast!  Children can log into these at home too using their usual username and password (pop us an email at Holly Class if you have lost these!)

 

 

 

 

We have used our place value counters in maths to represent 4 digit numbers.  We were a little worried about numbers with thousands, but using the counters and the Dienes apparatus really supported our learning and we all made fantastic progress in just 1 week!  Take a look at our gallery page to see some of the photographs!

 

Bonjour! In French this week, we began our new topic “Cher Zoo” (Dear Zoo).  We looked at the names of lots of different zoo animals in French and noticed lots of similarities with the English words. You could log into your Busy Things account to practice.  Go to Busy Things, KS2, Year 3/4, languages, French and click on the animal worksheet. 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 12.09.22

Next week, we will be using our knowledge to write our own information texts about rainforests.  We will use our laptops to research life in the rainforest and to gather vocabulary that will help us with our reports.

 

In maths, we will be using our place value knowledge of 4 digit numbers to add and subtract thousands, hundreds, tens and ones.  We will use our place value counters to support us.

 

 

In French next week, we will be learning how to write the names of the animals. 

 

Stars of the Week – 9.09.22

This week, our stars are

 

Yad and Chingu

 

Well done to you both!

 

We have been so impressed with the behaviour and attitude to learning from ALL of Holly class this week – well done to everyone!

 

Parent/Carer Information – 12.09.22

Please can we remind you that for PE days, long hair needs to be tied up and earrings need to be removed. 

 

 

Zoolab – we are still waiting for some more payments to be made for our Zoolab visit.  At the moment, we do not have enough money to go ahead with the visitors.  If you are having any difficulties in paying for this opportunity, please arrange to speak in confidence with Miss Sims or Mrs Schalkwyk.    Payment should be made via your Arbor account.   You can view the letter here

 

https://rushy-meadow.uk.arbor.sc

 

https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/rushy-meadow-primary-academy/UploadedDocument/9023a4f2-6252-4a6c-a645-decdadef098c/zoolab-parents-letter-20222.pdf

 

This Term’s Learning – wb 5.09.22

Welcome back! Our new topic is ‘Thunderous Rainforests’  We will be looking at the location of rainforests around the world, animals we might find in rainforests, deforestation and much more!  It is a very exciting topic and we have lots of exciting activities planned!

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 5.09.22

We will be starting the week off with lots of activities to get us settled back into school.  We will go through the school rules and create our own class rules together.

We are very lucky in Year 4 that we will have access to 1:1 devices to use in class!  We will be learning how to use these devices and how to care for them!

 

In topic, we will look at the location and climate of rainforests around the world – using our new laptops to research all about rainforests.

 

In maths, we will be looking at 4 digit numbers.  We will be looking at the amount of thousands, hundreds, tens and ones in each 4 digit number.

 

In music, we will start our first Year 4 music project using Soundtrap!

 

Bonjour! In French this half term, we will be learning about animals, and we will start our new unit next week.  This week, we have been revising some of our learning from last year and we have learnt a new song.  Watch this video to recap this week’s song - click here 

 

We will start our PE lessons the first week back so please come to school dressed in your PE kits on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Wednesday is our indoor PE day and we usually request shorts to be worn in the hall – however, if it is a chilly Autumn day, you are able to wear leggings/joggers if you prefer this half term as we will not be using the apparatus.

 

 

 

Parent/Carer Information – 5.09.22

Welcome back!  We are very excited to get to know you all and start our fabulous Year 4 adventure together.  Please feel free to email Mrs Briggs on the Holly Class email if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Monday 5th September is our Hook Day!  We are asking everyone to come dressed as a rainforest animal!  Click here for the letter and please feel free to pop us an email if you would like us to print a mask out for you!

 

 

Zoolab – we have booked the amazing Zoolab company to come in and share some of their rainforest animals with us!  The cost of this experience is £9.98 per child and we are asking that this money is paid no later than Friday 9th September so that we can ensure we can go ahead with this fantastic opportunity.  You can view the letter here 

 

 

You can view all of the Year 4 letters on the Letters to parents 2022-2023 page or follow this link for the Year 4 letters

Year 4 | Rushy Meadow Primary Academy

 

Don’t forget to pop over to our class gallery

to have a look at the photographs of our new classroom, we will update this every week so you can see examples of children's work and photographs of some of our exciting activities.

Gallery | Rushy Meadow Primary Academy

 

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