Time flies when you’re having fun! Cherry Class have had a brilliant start to Year 4 and have been working hard across the curriculum and have grown in maturity and increased their levels of independence already!
In Maths, we have worked hard to build upon our place value knowledge, learning the value of digits, adding and subtracting 1, 10, 100 and 1000, as well as learning Roman numerals and ordering and comparing numbers to 10,000. We have also been spending a lot of time practising our times tables.
In English, we have enjoyed writing a narrative based on ‘Feast’ , a short Disney film. We have introduced new writing techniques, as well as developed techniques we were already familiar with. Our Guided Reading lessons have allowed us to explore ‘Roar’, which we are also enjoying as a class novel. We have continued to practise our written answers to a variety of question types.
We have enjoyed our weekly cricket sessions with Dom from Somerset Cricket. We have learnt life skills, such as resilience and teamwork, along with the cricket skills themselves – batting, bowling and catching. It has been great to spend time out in the forest again. Thanks to the thousands of conkers collected, we have been able to use tools to make necklaces as well as climb trees, build dens and play in the mud kitchen!
In History our focus has been the Ancient Greeks, we have explored who were the smartest Greeks, become familiar with who Alexander the Great was and identified what legacy the Greeks left behind, we have done all of this through a variety of oracy tasks, which has been great!
In PSHE, we have focused on ‘Being Me in My World’, we have had many class discussions on how we fit into our communities, and what democracy is, and putting that into practice by voting for our class school counsellor. Our Art lessons consisted of painting, and lots of it! We have learnt what a tint and shade is and how we can make them. Later applying this to 3-dimensional pictures.
A firm favourite of ours this half term has definitely been our Science lessons which focused on electricity. We are now able to build simple circuits using the electrical equipment. We later identified which materials were conductors and insulators and applied this knowledge into making our very own switches!
I hope that you all have a great half term and come back feeling refreshed ready for another jam-packed half term on the lead up to Christmas!
Remember, to keep checking the Longvernal Facebook Page to see what Cherry Class have been up to!
Homework – Children are to learn their personal spellings, read a minimum of 3 times a week (recorded in their reading log), complete a scrapbook style journal entry and complete 10 minutes of Doodle Maths. Ideally, children need to practise their times tables as often as possible.
Forest – Tuesday afternoon
PE – Friday afternoon
Welcome to Cherry Class! It has been a busy but exciting start to the year, establishing routines, and having fun with our friends again and of course, learning lots of new things!
We are really looking forward to Forest school and hopefully the sun keeps shining for our first session which will be on Tuesday 12th September and every Tuesday afternoon from then on. Forest school will take place regardless of the weather (unless extreme) so please can you ensure your child is wearing appropriate clothing (long sleeve tops and trousers) as well as bringing their wellies and waterproofs in a separate labelled bag to change in and out of, if necessary.
PE is on a Thursday afternoon, and we are excited to be having a cricket coach teach our PE lessons this half term. Please could children come into school wearing the correct PE kit (Longvernal P.E. t-shirt, black shorts or sports trousers and trainers). PE will be outside for the first term, so black Longvernal fleeces or green Longvernal jumpers can also be worn.
Homework - Children are to learn their personal spellings, read a minimum of 3 times a week (recorded in their reading log), complete a scrapbook style journal entry and complete 10 minutes of Doodle Maths and practise their times tables as often as possible.
We look forward to an exciting year! Keep checking our class page and the Longvernal Facebook page for updates!