Thank you all for yet again a lovely yet snowy week!
A second week for us in the art studio which has yet again been wonderfully exciting. We continued with our work on migration, using art to express this through colour and birds. We created our very own flying bird using the colour that represents ourselves.
We have started to write diary entries continuing with the journey towards the border. Due to the bad weather, attendance and school closure, we haven’t quite completed the story or work that was originally planned so will be continuing with this in literacy next week. This is exciting for us all as this is a story we are well and truly engaged with!
Next week we will be back to our usual timetable. We will be learning about the creation stories in RE. In science we will be completing our sound topic off and beginning to look at digestion. We will be kick starting fractions off next week in MNP which will be exciting – have a little practice of what you already know at home ready to build on this knowledge next week!
There are a few reminders for next week:
- Tuesday 6th March will now be our world book day – dressing up as Where’s Wally or Where’s Wenda (there is no additional cost for this theme day)
I have changed the reading awards for next week. Each child who reads 4 times will now receive a raffle ticket to gain a chance of winning a prize from my selection of prizes.
Please remind your child to take their planners home each night as their spellings are inside too! The expectation is that all children read and complete 4 reading enteries each week starting from the Saturday and weekend. This can be their home reading book, Lexia, Reading eggs or a book of their choice (library book, newspaper) however for each entry to count, it must be signed by an adult at home for a stamp in class. This really does have such a positive impact on your childs progress so thank you so much for your support. I love to see what the children have been reading at home and it’s so lovely to celebrate this on a Friday.
It is so pleasing to hear such positive feedback about our behaviour. This is now being noticed by so many other adults around school and I could not be more proud! The children gained an extra playtime today due to their excellent commitment during their dance lesson this morning. More and more children are receiving their reward time and I have handed out more gold awards to children this afternoon. Something to really celebrate! Well done year 4!
Next week, all children who remain on GOLD AND GREEN from our behaviour traffic light system will receive and extra playtime on Friday. This involves no negative action on sleuth (during playtimes and after school clubs).
Our PE day is Tuesday, please make sure PE kits are in school as without them children will not be allowed to participate due to our health and safety policy. Please ensure jewellery is removed on PE days or are covered with a plaster. Thank you for your cooperation.
It will be our final week of self-control next week.
Homework this week is on our blog. It is a creative piece of writing linked to the life of a snowflake. Please type your entry on the blog or google classroom. I will try and respond to these in the week. Please ensure your child completes this challenge by Wednesday the latest. If homework is not in by this day, they will be expected to complete the homework in their playtime.
There are no set spellings this week – please continue to check your child is learning the Year 3 and 4 spelling list and any gaps from the Year 2 list that may need checking.
Thank you to all the children who have made a huge effort to come into school despite the freezing temperatures and icy weather conditions! Our attendance was 83% so we are still way below our target of 96%. Hopefully next week with improved weather, we will see more of our fabulous class in all week.
Thank you for all your continuing support, enjoy a very snowy weekend!
Take care and keep warm and safe!
See you all on Monday!
Mrs. Potter. x