It has been another glorious week of sunshine and we have taken advantage of this by moving a few of our lessons outside. On Monday afternoon, we worked in the shade of a tree to practise translating co-ordinates and later spent a session outside cooling down as we created posters for the upcoming Summer Fair. Take a look at some of our completed posters. A winning entry and runner up will be chosen from each year group, and I’m sure you’ll agree that 4DE definitely have some contenders! Please remember that for our school fair to be a success, we need as many contributions as possible. The PTA has requested that Year 4 donate ‘something in a bottle’. Absolutely anything (in a bottle!) is fine, although I’m sure we all have our own preferences! Thank you to those of you who have already made kind donations. If you have anything else you would like to donate (toys, books, unwanted gifts, etc) then these can also be brought into class or taken to the office and will be greatly appreciated.
In Mathematics, we have also had a lot of fun learning our times tables. The assessments have reminded the children how much easier maths is if you LEARN YOUR TIMES TABLES!!! To further motivate them in this challenge, I have split the class into two ‘bands’ on Times Table Rock Stars, and your child will now be a valuable member of Space Bananas or THRASH! (Please ask children for the correct way to pronounce this). I have set up a Battle of the Bands and it is a very close contest. THRASH! were well out in front to begin with but Space Bananas are making a strong comeback. Please encourage your child to practice as much as possible. After a single session practising in the ICT suite, I have noticed an enormous improvement in the weekly times table quiz. Well done!
Everyone has tried really hard to remain focused in spite of the warm weather as it has been our summer assessment week. I have been really impressed with everybody’s effort and concentration. The class have really shown that they are ready for Year 5, both academically and in their maturity, which is fortunate as this week has also seen the children visit their new classes. Everyone was really excited to visit their new teachers and classmates and I am sure they have a great year ahead. The current Year 4 teachers have made sure that the new Year 5 teachers are aware of how lucky they are to be receiving such fantastic children next year! I am really going to miss them and their infectious (sometimes crazy) personalities!