Class Teacher (Monday & Tuesday)
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For Spring 1 we will have P.E on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please wear your P.E kit on these days.
Spring 2 Timetable
Happy New Year!
January has been an exciting month for Angelfish class as we have started some great new topics.
In our geography lessons, we have been exploring the fascinating topic of volcanoes. I am delighted that children created many home learning projects to decorate our classroom. The effort and creativity displayed in these projects is amazing! Thank you to all the parents who helped at home!
In P.E, we are focussing on space-themed dance routines. Through this engaging and energetic activity, students have been able to combine their love for dancing with their curiosity about the vastness of our universe. It has been great to see their improvement in coordination, rhythm, and teamwork.
As we get closer to the upcoming multiplication check in May, we are working hard to master our times tables. The students have been diligently practising their multiplication skills, both in the classroom and at home. We would like to encourage parents to continue their support by regularly revising times tables with their children on TTRS. By doing so, students will be well-prepared for the multiplication check and will develop invaluable mathematical fluency that will benefit them in their future. We will be holding a parent meeting on Tuesday 30th January. Please join us!
In literacy, we have been exploring the captivating world of Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Our students have been honing their writing skills by crafting stories based on characters with flaws, drawing inspiration from Dahl's rich storytelling. It has been incredibly rewarding to see the imagination and creativity our students have displayed while developing their characters and narratives.
It has been a month filled with exciting activities and experiences in Year 4.
Our trip to the library was a great success, and the children showed enthusiasm in learning how to rent books. It's fantastic to see them developing an interest in reading and using the library as a valuable resource for learning. Visiting the local church to understand how some Christians celebrate Christmas, was a brilliant opportunity for the students to gain cultural insights and foster respect for different traditions and beliefs.
In maths, we have been focussing on shape. Children are now confident when finding the area and perimeter of 2D shapes. We also learnt about the different types of triangles and how to identify them.
Our PE sessions have been dedicated to hockey skills, and the children have displayed great enthusiasm and teamwork during these sessions. It's wonderful to see them embracing physical activities and learning new skills.
Completing our ancient Greek topic in History provided an excellent opportunity for the children to explore and understand the wonders of ancient civilizations, fostering a love for history and curiosity about the past. The children have loved this topic. Next half term, we will move onto Geography.
In science, the students have been actively involved in investigating states of matter, and they have enjoyed investigations.
The Christmas winter wonderland party was a highlight for the children, and it was heart warming to see so many of them enjoying the festive activities and creating special memories together.
It has been a busy month in Angelfish class. We have welcomed our new teacher Mrs Wharton who is having an amazing time teaching at Maybury! We are about to begin a new class text of ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’.
In Science, we have been investigating states of matter by learning more about solids, liquids and gasses.
In DT , we have been researching marble runs and will soon be creating and evaluating our own. This has been great fun and we have learnt a lot about structures.
Maths lessons have focussed on measure this month. We can now convert between different units and we have improved our knowledge of area and perimeter.
We enjoyed an amazing workshop this month. Life Space is an engaging way to learn about keeping your mind and body healthy. We discussed what makes us different and how we are all unique.
This month, Angelfish have settled into Year 4 and have completed some fantastic learning.
In History, we continued to zoom into the intriguing world of the Greeks, studying their daily life, culture, gods, and myths in a workshop led by Mr Dilly.
In Maths, we have mastered formal written methods for addition and subtraction of 4 digit numbers. We are not experts at exchanging and regrouping along with being able to solve problems.
In Literacy, we have focused on writing recounts. Understanding the features and including a variety of fronted adverbials to advance our writing.
This week it is International Week and our class have been learning about China. We made vegetable rice to sell at the food event and enjoyed our Chinese decorated classroom. We are able to find China on a map and sketch some Chinese dragons.
Wow! What a great start to Year4! The children have started angelfish class giving 100% effort every day! We have reminded ourselves of our school values and have been ensuring that everyone is happy in our calm classroom.
In Literacy, We have been using ‘Where the wild things are’ as our stimulus to create our own ‘wild’ stories with interesting settings. We have been reminded of expanded noun phrases and adventurous vocabulary.
In Maths, We have been learning about place value, focussing on rounding, ordering and comparing numbers up to 10,000.
Ancient Greece is our focus this half term. We have been using sketching skills in Art linked to Greek theatre masks and we have been archaeologists in History finding artefacts.
Last week, We had a special visit from Chertsey Museum to show us some special artefacts.
In our P.E lessons, we have been using team building skills to complete challenges. We used communication skills to help our partners reach a destination.