This week was international Week and we looked at a variety of countries from Wales and Scotland to New Zealand and China.
The children also were given the opportunity to research and present on a country of their choice.
Listening to their passion and knowledge about the world was lovely and some even went the extra mile to bring in some food to try too!
Thank you to all parents and staff that helped make last week a real success.
Last week, we had our pupil coaching sessions. It was great to hear the children's views on their progress in Year 4 so far and what they think their next steps are.
They have all worked incredibly hard so far this year and should be really proud of themselves.
Overall, the biggest progression I've seen so far is in their times tables knowledge. Thanks to Times Table Rock Stars providing a fun way to support the multiplication learning we have been doing in school, all the children are miles away from where they were at the start of September.
Some of them are even quicker than me now!
This week we have continued with our American theme.
The children are very much looking forward to continuing their cross-stitch work in DT, where they are creating a Native American scene.
Many of the children found cross-stitch tricky to begin with but they persevered, were resilient and patiently helped each other.
It is great to see these skills being displayed by the children.
I can't wait to see their final creations!
This week we have begun learning about Martin Luther King and his fight against segregation in America.
This week the children will be writing their own 'I have a dream' speech and then a newspaper report as if they were there on August 28th 1963.
The discussions we have had so far have been wonderful, with all the children really engaged and shocked at the experiences of black people in that time.
I'm sure they will tell you all about it!
Welcome back everyone, I hope you all had an exciting and restful Christmas holiday!
We began our new Topic, Road Trip USA, with a Route 66 Day yesterday where we 'visited' 8 states. We had lots of fun and a display will be put up in the hall to show off all the fabulous work we did.
Just a reminder for P.E. kits:
Your child will need a P.E. kit in school all week.
Their PE lessons are:
Monday 14th January: Sports Coaches in for Lacrosse (Outdoors)
Monday 21st January: Dodgeball (Indoor)
Friday 25th January: Hockey (Outdoors)
Monday 28th January: Sports Coaches in for Lacrosse (Outdoors)
Monday 11th February: Sports Coaches in for Lacrosse (Outdoors)