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Welcome back to year 4 for the summer term! The summer term is packed with some fantastic learning experiences for the pupils to enjoy including our residential trip to Malham! We have had a brilliant year so far and would like to congratulate all the children on their performances in the play before we broke up! We would also like to say a huge thank you to all the parents that came to support the children and really make the show a success.
Our next topic this term is Water, which we base a lot of our literacy, history, ICT and maths around. This always proves to be a hugely popular topic and the children have already shown great enthusiasm towards it! We will be writing information texts on how to preserve water, as well as designing drink products to create and film an advert for!
As ever, we are all looking forward to our trip to Malham. There will be an information meeting held regarding Malham on 23rd May. It will follow on from the puberty meeting that will commence at 18:00 and will start at 18:30.
If you or your child have any concerns or quieries about Malham in the meantime, please do not hesitate to come in and talk to one of the teaching staff. We believe that this trip really helps children to become more responsible and gives them a chance to flourish outdoors, with their friends.
We have included some pictures of last years trip, further down the page, to give you a taste of what the children can expect!
CONTINUING THE SUPERHEROES MATHS CHALLENGE AND SMIRFS!
So far 'the super hero challenge' has proved to be hugely successful and we are delighted with the progress the children have made. We will be conitnuing this in to the spring term and are very grateful for all the support we have recieved with it. Pupils are also making great progress with their SMIRF targets and we ask that wherever possible, pupils spend 10 minutes a day working on their targets, which are stuck in to the front of their planners. We encourage a 'little and often' approach to homework.
Swimming will continue all year on a Thursday morning so please ensure pupils have appropriate kit with them. Again, it has been brilliant to see how much the children have improved with their swimming already this year as it is now a curriculum requirement for all pupils to be able to swim 25meters.
Our PE sessions will be Wednesday afternoons and pupils will require an outdoor kit, including wet weather kit, as we do try our best to go outside if at all possible.
4WC will continue their music lessons on a Wednesday so please can parents ensure children have their instruments witht them. The brass performance will be held in the hall, at 2.30pm on 19th July!
Pupils in year 4 have being looking at evaluating their own learning and have taken part in metacognition lessons; learning about how the human brain learns. This is helping them to take responsibility for their learning and to independently find strategies to progress their learning. To do this, we have been focusing on learning a new skill, touch typing, and evaluating the stages of learning we go through to become competent at a new skill. It centers around building a pathway over the synapses in our brains through practice. We are hoping that pupils will be able to apply this throughout the curriculum in the coming terms.
,We are looking forward to another fantastic term, if you have any questions or concerns please, as always, call in and speak to any of the year 4 team - Mr Calvert, Mrs Tranter and Mrs Thompson.
Some pics from this year's residential.
Thursday: The children have had a fantastic day, perfect weather conditions and are all in very good spirits! A massive congratulations to Emily, Izzy and Ava for winning what has been dubbed "the best Malham's Got Talent in history!" with Noah Ward and Buddy Taylor in second and third spots respectively! The children have been an absolute credit to the school and their parents! Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow - The Year 4 Staff.
Well done to all the year 4's who participated in "The Trial of Goldilocks" this week! Here are a few of the photos...
We had a fantastic trip to Oakwell Hall. The pupils gave a great account of themselves showing real enthusiasm and asking some great questions. This trip really helps to make our Tudor topic come to life for the children. A big thank you goes to all the parent helpers as well, for helping to make the trip so successful.