Welcome to Year 4
A very warm welcome to Year 4 from Mr Rich and Mrs Comins!
In Year 4 the children have the opportunity to build on their successes from their time in Year 3. They are now well into the swing of things in Key Stage 2 and looking forward to the year ahead. In Year 4 we always try our best and are not afraid to make mistakes. We have a ‘can-do’ attitude towards our work.
We will be exploring lots of exciting, engaging and interesting cross-curricular topics this year. These include: ‘Extraordinary Egyptian’, ‘The Iron Man/BUZZ Electricity’, ‘Home and Away’, ‘Romans Rule’, ‘Amazing Animals’, and ‘Marvellous Mixtures’. Some of these topics will have a Creative Homework project linked them, giving us the opportunity to show our interests, strengths and talents.
Regular reading at home and school will be encouraged along with an emphasis on learning times tables and the spelling of key words - as these skills will all help greatly with the English and Maths topics in Year 4.
Maths homework will be given out on a Friday, to be completed by the following Friday. Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested the following the Monday, as part of these spellings your child will need to write them in sentence to prove they understand the context of the word. You can find all the times tables and Year 3/4 spellings in your pupil planners so make good use of these.
Mr Rich, Mrs Comins and the children promise to work hard so that we are able to be the best we can be!
Keep checking out our page to see what we get up to!
Our lovely chickens arrived back at school on Tuesday - how they have grown! A BIG 'thank-you' to Mrs Salmon for looking after them so well whilst on their extended 'holiday'. We are enjoying watching them explore their fabulous new home and caring for them....
Diamond Jubilee afternoon tea
We kicked off our Diamond Jubilee celebrations with an afternoon tea for the grandparents of the children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Our guests were treated to tea and cakes, some of which were made by the children, and an afternoon of Jubilee crafts.
Blunderbus - ‘The owl who was afraid of the dark’
Blunderbus visited the children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 this week, for a performance of 'The owl who was afraid of the dark'. The children all enjoyed the fun-filled show before taking part in follow-up workshops in the afternoon. It was a fabulous day despite all the owl poo...!!
A rather windy Trekking Tuesday!
Today we went outside to explore the wind! We chose items from the 'Windy Day Box' and ran, watched, twirled, waved and chatted about what the wind was doing to the material and ribbons.
Our egg rolling competition was a success! All of the eggs were beautifully decorated, but looked very different once they reached the bottom of the hill!! We stood in a line behind a log at the top of the hill, and let go of our eggs after 3. The...
Bring Your Pet to School Day
For one day only, pets were allowed to come to school! We had lots of dogs and cats, a hamster, a rat, a guinea pig and a hen visit us! We asked lots of questions and found out what the animals eat, where they live and if they can do...
Space Centre Visit
Take a look at the photographs from our very exciting visit to The National Space Centre in Leicester. We went on a big yellow bus, flew to space on a rocket and looked carefully at the planets and stars. We had a great day!
Click on the link below to listen to the sounds of letters and other phonemes. http://www.focusonphonics.co.uk/index2.php?action=underestand Watch how Magic Pencil writes it! http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/cvc/magicpencil/
Check your letter formation
Please click on the links to take you to how we form our letters at Abbey Gates!