Parrot class teacher is Miss Llewellyn. The class Teaching Assistant is Miss Hart who works Monday - Wednesday. There is also a 1:1 Teaching Assistant called Mrs Matthews.
We all really look forward to working with the children this year. We will be learning through our amazing and creative topics from Potions to the Stone Age to Burps, Bottoms and Bile. Miss Llewellyn and Mrs Porter will be planning some super trips too to enhance our learning and bring it to life.
Term 3 so far - 20.1.2020
We kicked off our topic with a two-day road trip down Route 66. This provided a super hook and an immersive experience for the children to write about. We have located the countries of North and South America on a map and labelled the 50 states. This week, we finished writing a poem based on Ebeneezer Bleezer's Ice Cream Store, creating our own crazy flavours of ice-cream and making sure each line had the right number of syllables and rhymed. We are now working on a DT project with Year 1 in which each child in Year 4 has been paired with a Year 1 child and has been tasked with designing and creating a dream catcher for them according to their colour preferences and interests. The rest of the term will be filled with more amazing American geography and writing. Photos to follow!
And just like that, Term 2 flew by....
Here are some highlights of the term.
Week 3 - 11.11.19
This week, we celebrated Remembrance day by learning about WW1 through an online Ebook and discussion around some photographs taken during the time. We also learnt the poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae and Miss Llewellyn filmed it. Whilst we were at the church to film our poem, we were lucky enough to be invited to join in their Remembrance service where we heard the names of those who had lost their lives in WW1 and took part in the two minutes silence.
I would like to see all Reading Records brought into school everyday and I will be checking for 5 Star Readers every Friday.
Blue homework books must be brought in every Friday so the children can write in their new spellings and times table focus.
This week, we introduced the topic through our writing when we learnt and recreated a Stone Age poem. We also had a visitor come and speak to us about her job as an archaeologist and the Stone Age.
Week 7 - 14.10.19
The final week of term was a Science Week. We learnt about States of Matter through a variety of investigations and experiments. Everyone tried the hardest and we were able to have a brilliant time while still learning lots!
Week 6 - 7.10.19
At Lady J, we believe that children's well-being and mental health is really important. On Thursday, we took part in a Live lesson on BBC teach that discussed how we can recognise how we feel, look after our well-being and how to develop a growth mindset.
Week 5 - 30.09.19
I have been so impressed with all the amazing home learning that has been brought into class and shared in our weekly sharing session. There have been some brilliant potions and super recipes ideas and instructions.
Week 4 - 23.09.19
In English this week, we are looking at the final scene of Romeo and Juliet, when Romeo drinks the poison potion, not realising that Juliet is still alive. We acted out the scene and evaluated each others performances and suggested improvements.
Week 3 - 16.09.19
The children were full of excitement this week when we began the eagerly anticipated Quidditch lessons in PE. We practiced running so we could be good Seekers, Chasers and Snitch runners. We also practised throwing “quaffles” through the hoops so we can score points for our teams. Next week, we will practise dodging and defending and begin to play games the following week.
Week 2 - 09.09.19
This week, the children have been getting into their new routines including daily spelling and times table practice. Any extra practice they do at home will be really useful. All homework books were handed out in class and the spelling list and creative homework grid are linked on the general Year 4 page.
Week 1 - 03.09.19
We have had a super first week back at school. The children have settled in brilliantly and they have produced some amazing Witches Potions and have designed their own Hogwart’s Crest. I look forward to see more of their creative work this year.
This amazing display was created by my wonderful TA. Displayed are the children's personality potions that they created on our transition afternoons together before the Summer.