October 23rd 2018
Thank you to all parents/carers who attended the meeting about Conwy residential.
CLICK HERE for the information we shared at the meeting.
We will require a £10. deposit before we break up for Christmas.
Letters will be sent out after half term.
The autumn term is always a busy time for children in Year 4 with lots of new learning taking place. In our Science work we will be studying “Sound”, our Geography learning will concentrate on “Asia” and our DT planning will focus on “Healthy Eating”. History is taught chronologically so we will be learning about the Anglo Saxons, which will link nicely to Anglo Saxon signs in Art. To enhance the children’s history learning we will be visiting Tamworth Castle during the week commencing 5th November. More details to follow.
English and Mathematics will continue to be taught daily and focus on key writing skills and mathematical calculations. Times tables are an area requiring continuing improvement, please encourage your child to learn and revisit tables they are struggling with as this knowledge aids so much of their learning in maths. There will be a strong emphasis on learning times tables this year up to 12 x 12.
For more details about our learning this term, please click on the Autumn Term Curriculum Overview.
During the Summer Term, your child will have the opportunity to complete a Level 1 bikeability training course. In order to participate children will need to be confident riding a bike and will need to bring a bike and helmet into school. More details to follow later in the school year.
Also during the Summer Term, there will be a residential stay at Conwy. More details will follow during the term.
Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
Year 4 PE sessions are:
Class 13 – Tuesday and Friday
Class 14 – Tuesday and Thursday
Class 15 – Monday and Tuesday
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times; PE kits can be purchased from the school office. We ask that children also have an outdoor P.E kit for the colder months. This should consist of trainers, jogging bottoms and a tracksuit top.
Water bottles are available at a cost of 20p each. We will continue with morning toast up until close of register and should you wish, children can bring a piece of fruit to school for their morning snack.
Children in Year 4 receive regular homework: purple creative homework books will continue and phonic spellings will be given out on a Wednesday and tested on the following Monday. Children will also be tested on age related spellings, these will be given out on a Friday and tested on the following Friday.
Look at our amazing creative homework!
We composed some emotive poems and created some super poppy pictures to commemorate Remembrance Day.
Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Tamworth Castle where they had the opportunity to dress up as Anglo-Saxon soldiers, take part in an archaeological dig and re-enact a battle! The children were a credit to Elston Hall, asking relevant questions and impressing the staff at Tamworth castle with their knowledge about Anglo-Saxons.
We loved celebrating Elston Hall's 80th anniversary! It was fun to experience school life in the 1930's.
In DT we have been learning about healthy eating. Our healthy sandwiches were delicious!
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. We anticipate a busy and exciting term ahead and we thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
Photos from 2017/2018
Year 4 getting to grips with their hand signals!
Year 4 have had a wonderful experience at Aldersley High School learning about cells and acids. The pupils participated in a range of activities.
Classes 13 and 15 enjoyed their trip to Aldersley today. Both classes enjoyed carrying out science experiments. Class 13 were able to use the microscopes to look at onion cells. Class 15 looked at how metals react with certain acids.
Well done to Rithik, Kai, Zaara and Katelyn who participated in the Year 4 Mathematics Challenge at Wolverhampton Girls' High School! Our four mathematicians enjoyed mental challenges and logical problems whilst competing against 70 other teams! We are still awaiting official results but are extremely proud of the effort and focus of them all!
This afternoon Year 4 were lucky enough to have the opportunity to participate in a fencing workshop. The children enjoyed learning the techniques required within the sport.
Year 4 Asia Day
Year 4 enjoyed a unique school day this week, as we celebrated our Asia day. Children were invited to come dressed in Asian clothing or wear the colours of an Asian country's flag. We even had some children who drew the flags onto t-shirts.
We started our morning by making Chinese flags and fortune cookies. We then danced our socks off in the hall to some Indian music, which we all enjoyed.
After play we learnt about Rangoli patterns and the importance they have during Diwali. We even created our own designs on the playground using chalk.
The highlight of our day was tasting Asian food including; rice, poppadums', chickpea curry, prawn crackers and chapattis. It was very tasty and lots of the children were trying food for the first time which was good to see.
We hope all the children had a fantastic day celebrating our Geography topic of Asia.
Please click on the link below for the powerpoint from the parents meeting on 27th November about Year 4's residential to Conwy.
Year 4 welcomed the Fire service to inform us about fire safety. We learnt what we should do to prevent a fire such as fitting smoke alarms and closing our doors when we go to bed. Also we learnt what to do if we were in a situation where fire was present.
Look at our fantastic homework!