Monday 21st September 2020 - English
In English, we have been researching all about wolves! We used the iPads to find interesting facts and we then typed them into our class Padlet. Take a look at our work by scanning the QR Code or clicking on the link below. The password is Pandas1
Currently, homework is on Times Tables Rock Stars and Spelling Shed. Your child will get a new assignment each Tuesday which is to be completed by Friday. If your child doesn't know their login, please talk to me or email me at email@example.com.
Music - Friday 18th September 2020
In Music this week, we listened to Mamma Mia by Abba. Unfortunately, we can't sing at the moment BUT we did have lots of fun finding the beat and dancing along.
Watch our groovy moves by clicking the link below:
Golden Award - Friday 18th September 2020
A massive congratulations to Jasmine for winning the Golden Award in Pandas this week!
You can watch the virtual assembly by clicking the link below:
**MESSAGE FROM MISS RIMES**
It has come to my attention that there has been some issues about the children going to the toilet. Of course the children may go to the toilet whenever they need to, we do encourage them to go at the appropriate time; such as break and lunch. I am sure you understand that due to Covid-19, we have had to be stricter with children getting up and leaving the classroom, this means we are operating a one child in the toilets rule. This may mean your child has to wait for another child to come back. Thank you, Miss Rimes & Mrs Edwards.
Science - Thursday 10th September 2020
In Science, we are looking at Forces and Magnets. We discussed the different types of forces, such as impact, friction, push and pull. On Thursday we went outside and explored different forces using the play equipment. We then came inside to write about what we found out.
Geography - Thursday 10th September
This week in Geography we have been looking at Rainforests. We looked at where in the World Rainforests are located. On Thursday we discussed how our Rainforests are being destroyed and what we can do to help. We pretended to interview each other; asking 'Why are the rainforests being destroyed?' (Trees are being cut down for timber), 'Why is deforestation a problem? (Animals lose their homes and native tribes losing their culture), 'What can be done to save the rainforest?' (Don't waste electricity and replant trees).
History - Tuesday 8th September.
We have been recapping Maya Civilizations in History this week. We have discussed their rituals, their culture and even did some Mayan Maths! On Tuesday we went outside and pretended to be Ancient Mayans. We acted out weddings, markets and rituals.
We have had so much great fun in our first two days as Pandas.
Someone secretly ruined our classroom so we had no-where to learn! We had to work together to build our own classrooms/dens in the forest area.
We also were inspired by the title of our English book, The Wolves in the Walls, and decided to work hard to draw our very own wolf pictures - they look amazing!
I am so excited for the start of this year and to meet you all! We have so many exciting things planned already and I can't wait for us all to get started! Things may seem a little different, but we have all worked really hard to still make school a safe and welcoming environment for you all.
Please remember that Year 4 learning starts at 9 am and finishes at 3:20 pm, each year group has a different start and finish time to keep us all safe. Should this change, a letter will be sent out. Every child will have to be brought in and taken home by an adult, they cannot walk to and from school on their own.
In English, we will be looking at The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman which is a brilliant book that I am sure you will love as much as I do. Throughout the year, we will also be looking at a collection of poems by Michael Rosen, starting off with Don't Put Mustard in the Custard.
In Maths, we will be starting the year thinking about place value, and I'll add more detail about that as we go through the unit so you can support your Pandas learning at home.
In History, we will be looking at Ancient Greece and their way of life. A topic which I cannot wait to delve in deeper with you all.
In Science, we will be starting off with the Animals including Humans topic; looking at the digestive system and our teeth (we already have some great experiments lined up for you!)
In RE, we are thinking about what kind of world Jesus would want.
Our PE day will be Thursdays. Please have your child come into school wearing their PE kit on this day. PE will start on Thursday 17th September. We, unfortunately, won't be swimming during the first half term.
Reading Records need to be handed in on a Friday, and will be returned on a Monday. Reading scheme books will only be changed on a Monday.
Mrs Edwards is our Panda TA and will be with us every morning and Wednesday afternoon.
If you have any questions, queries or worries, please don't hesitate to speak to me. I am available on the playground from 8:40 am every morning or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks, and see you all on Thursday 3rd September!