Remember reading at home can make a huge difference. We love reading at school but we also need to make sure we read at home too.
Year 4 had a lovely treat this week, they had a special visit from the Fire service. The children learnt lots of vital facts about fires and how to make an emergency call. We had three fire fighters come out from the local fire station who demonstrated an interactive fun session focusing on fire safety. The children looked at different scenarios and planned safe fire escapes.
On Saturday 30th June the local Highgate Fire Station will be having an open day from 11.00am till 3.00pm. It will be fun packed day with lots of activities talking place. It will be al lovely day out for families moreover it will beneficial on learning all about fire safety.
4W had great fun performing their assembly on the Vikings. last half term year fours topic was on the Vikings, the children learnt all about the Vikings and where they came from. Below are some photos from the amazing assembly.
This term in geography we are learning about Eco Warrior. Children will explore some of the conservation issues surrounding the destruction of rainforest habitats and will make comparison between forest in Britain and the Amazon rainforest.
This term we are learning all about the water cycle and doing some research on the Great Rivers of the world. Besides that in art we will be doing some investigation of the painting style of Monet.
Below are some useful links to help you find out more information about this topic.
For your homework we would like you to create a model of The Water Cycle. You must include labels and information to show you understand the process of the water cycle.
Wild Water - Knowledge Organiser
For the next three weeks we are learning all about electricity and circuits. We are going to be doing some research on the history of electricity and we will be writing a biography on Thomas Edison.
For your topic homework we would like you to create your own diagram or model of either a simple circuit or a lightbulb. You must include labels and information to show you understand the diagram or model.
Here are a couple of examples but I am sure you can do even better!
We would also like you to do some research on electrical safety and how to be safe around electricity. Please create a safety poster that can be used to educate others.
Please return your homework no later than Monday 18th December 2017. You will receive 10 dojos if you complete both parts of the project. Please remember you need to do both!
The top three from each class will also get a prize from the ‘prize box!’
Last week your child came home with an electricity knowledge organiser. Please look at this sheet on a regular basis and talk to your child about the facts on there. Your child needs to be familiar with those facts in order to achieve the expected objectives for this unit.
All of the objectives for this unit are below;
This half term our topic will be Electrical Engineers, we introduced the topic by having a Wow Day . The children got opportunities to explore and try different activities; they made simple circuits, found information on how electricity is created and completed comprehension questions as well as having a go at different games like operation.
The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed this day, and it was a fantastic start to our new topic!
Trip to The Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
In the museum children had learned more about the Anglo Saxon. They participated in different activities and explored around the Art Gallery.
In Spring 1 and 2, we will be learning about the Anglo- Saxons. We will be exploring some interesting facts and finding of how they invaded Britain.
Below are some webpages with some interesting facts about Anglo-Saxons.
In this term, we have been learning about the functions of different teeth and the digestive system.
Click below to find out some interesting facts about teeth and the digestive system.
Some children have produced a lovely project about teeth and the digestive system well done to them. Thank you to parents/carers for their support. Here are some pictures of their fabulous work!
Thank you to parents and carers who attended the Healthy eating inspire workshop.
It is so important that the children learn their times-tables in year 4. They should know up to 12 times table by the end of this year.
Here are some resources to support learning at home (as discussed in the parent workshop).
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (this game is tablet friendly)
We will be sending a times-table poster home this week. It would be great if this poster could be put up somewhere at home so the children can practice everyday.