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Year 4 - Dolphin class

Welcome to Dolphin Class!

 

Miss Randall teaches Dolphin class and is supported by Mrs House and Mrs Scriven.

 

Watch this space for some regular updates to find out about our amazing learning!

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In English, the children have been working hard, using their research based on their favourite singer, to create a non-chronological report. They have now published their writing to create a class book. In maths, we have been learning about co-ordinates. The children started by describing the position of shapes using a single quadrant co-ordinate grid. Then, they began to plot co-ordinates and from these points create a range of polygons. They finished off with describing translations using co-ordinates. We have also been learning all about Easter in RE this week. We explored the religious Holy week: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The children got into character as Mary and wrote a diary entry for each day to express her feelings. They also became detectives to try and piece together some evidence to identify a Christian. 

W/C Monday 1st April 2019

 

What a wonderful week we have had!

 

Talent Show.

Well done to Seal Class and to Dolphin Class who won the Talent Show last week!

All of the classes performed brilliantly. Every single pupil in Seal, Penguin, Dolphin and Whale classes were a credit to themselves, their class and to their teachers. We all enjoyed watching you share your singing and dancing skills. 

 

Easter Egg Hunt. 

Today, Friday, the children have been on an Easter Egg Hunt and have won various goodies after finding ten hidden eggs around the school building.  We hope that they enjoy their treats. 

 

Playlist Topic Showcase Afternoon. 

Thank you to all of the families who came along and supported our Playlist Topic Showcase afternoon. 

The children all sang their talent show song entries and shared their Playlist Topic books that were filled with all their learning from this term. Some of their learning has included:

- Music-inspired artwork that they created after studying work by Kandinksy and Klee. 

- Science work on 'Sound' and the science behind how we hear things. 

- Leaflets about their favourite singers and pop stars.

- English work on 'The Bear and the Piano' as well as many more lessons...

 

We would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter Holiday. 

From the Year 3/4 Pod smiley

W/C Monday 25th March 2019

On Monday Year 3 & 4 started thinking about their favourite popstars or pop groups. Then they did some further research in their IT lessons and made notes so that they could spend the rest of the week planning and drafting their own information leaflets on their favourite musicians.

 

On Wednesday afternoon we all had a wonderful time throughout the school. We all mixed classes to decorate crosses for an RE project being run by local churches. The children were kind and caring to one another and helped each other and shared resources. It was a lovely afternoon filled with creativity and friendship between the classes.

 

Finally, on Friday the Year 3 & 4 Pod are looking forward to the eagerly anticipated Talent Show that is taking place at 10am! The children have been creating their own class songs with their own individual lyrics to perform to the lucky Orca Class! The children have all worked hard on this and we’ll have to wait and see which class will become the lucky winners of this competition.

 

After school the children will be having a fantastic disco kindly arranged by our school’s PTA. We are all very grateful to the volunteers who put so much time and effort into providing wonderful opportunities for the children in our school.

Enjoy your weekend!

 

Next Week:

  • Friday 2pm – Topic Showcase - a chance for you to come in and see what your child has been learning about this half term.

This half term our topic is... 

 

 

During this topic we will be learning about music, sound, songs in different languages and music-inspired art.

Playlist:

 

The children will be learning about different styles of music, creating music-inspired art (after studying the abstract work by Klee and Kandinsky).

 

In science they will be learning about sound - how it is made and how people hear.

 

The children will also study the story, ‘The Bear and the Piano’ and they will learn more about narrative from this text. 

 

In English and topic lessons the children will go onto studying song song lyrics as well as practising their year 3/4 spellings and grammar skills.

 

Times tables - remember to practise using Times Tables Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/

 

 

Spelling: 

The National Curriculum outlines the spelling rules that children will learn in Year 3 and Year 4:

  • Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them (such as dis– and –sure)
  • Spell further homophones (such as except/accept)
  • Spell words that are often misspelt
  • Use the possessive apostrophe accurately (plurals)
  • Use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary

See: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/at-school/subject-guides/spelling-at-primary-school/

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