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Summer Term 2

 

It is the final half-term ! Yet again we have so lots of fun activities planned for the final half-term.

Firstly, our topic is called Land of the Living and this is all about living things, plants and animals. We will be doing a lot of outdoor learning,researching animals. exploring the use of classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in the local environment. This term we will also use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods. 

 

Charlotte's Web  by E.B.White is the text that we will be using in English and Guided Reading. This is an ideal text for our topic as it is based on a farm where we meet Wilbur the pig and many other fantastic animals. As part of English we will be writing a persuasive letter to Mr Zuckerman ( a character from the book), persuading him not to kill Wilbur the precious pig.

 

The weather is getting lovely and warm so we will be doing a lot of outdoor learning including PE. Please make sure children have their PE kit in all week as we intend to  take advantage of the warm weather. Please make sure your child has a water bottle and sun hat.

 

Creative Homework show is on the 5th July. I have attached a homework menu with some ideas for this.

Our trip to Castleton is on the 21st June which we are all really looking forward to. smiley

 

Please feel free to come in and speak to me about your child's learning, school experience or anything you may be concerned about.

 

Thank you Miss Chakanetsa smiley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Term 1

 

Hello and welcome back,


It is the Summer Term wow! How exciting. Well, for the first half of the summer term we will be doing an interesting Science based topic called “States of Matter”. In this topic we will be experimenting with lots of solids, liquids and gases. We will be exploring the three main states of matter and identifying their particles.The topic is bound to bring out our scientific side. As part of our launch activity we will be having a classroom based science morning. Warning! Prepare to be in awe and get your hands messy.

 

Our text for this half term is George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. This text fits in quite nicely with our topic because as we read about George making his potions, we will be making some of our very own gruesome potions too. As we read through the text we will be doing some Journalistic Writing in English and reporting back the effects of George’s medicine on Grandma.

 

The weather is getting warmer now, so we hope to do PE outdoors as much as possible. So please bring both your indoor and outdoor PE kits into school. PE will be on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

Please feel free to pop in and speak to me if you just want to know how you child is getting on or have any concerns.

 

Miss Chakanetsa smiley

Red Nose Day

Making Music with Mr Smith

Reading Our Brand New Bibles

Spending Quality Time with Pippin

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Baking Delicious Cupcakes

It has been a fabulous start to  the half  term. World Book  Day has been such a success and it has been wonderful to see the children dressed as their favourite characters.

 

Our class Reading Book for this half  term  is The Firework Maker's Daughter  by Philip Pullman. We will be using this book in our English lessons, Guided Reading and  during Story Time. As a class we have already read the first few pages and can't wait to find out  what will happen next. Although we do have enough copies to share, it  would be beneficial for children to have their own copy of this book as we will be  using quite a lot.

 

PE is on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon.

It is best to have both indoor and outdoor PE kits in  school. This is because we aim to  do PE outside  as much as possible however the weather does not always permit.

 

Parent's Evening  is on  the 15th March. An appointment letter will be sent out soon.

 

Miss Chakanetsa smiley

 

 

World Book Day

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On the 25th of January we had a whole school Chinese New Year Assembly.

Year 4 painted and wrote the Chinese numbers and symbols for  1- 10.

We also taught everyone how to count in Chinese.

Take a look at our lovely pictures on this page. no

Chinese Numbers and Counting 1,2,3 ...........

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We used our counting skills to add up our scores during bowling and we worked in teams.

What's Cooking ?

Interesting India Creative Homework Menu

Spring Term 1

 

Hello and Welcome Back!

 

I hope you had a wonderful festive break and fabulous New Year’s celebrations.

 

We have lots of exciting learning planned for 2017 and we will be starting with a topic called “Interesting India”.

To launch our topic we will take part in a workshop on India which will be delivered by an EMTAS (Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service) teacher. This will be a great way of getting us even more excited about our topic and giving us an insight into India. As part of “Interesting India” we will learn about the location of India on the world map, the climate, the religion and daily life.

 

We will have exhilarating opportunities to cook some Indian cuisine using some of the flavoursome and aromatic spices from India. Our learning will take us on an imaginary journey through India as we sample some of the culture such as the music, art and dances.

In Geography we will study the types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water of India. Our main focus will be a small village in India called Chembakolli where the Adivasi tribe lives.

 

Our class book will be ‘Grandpa Chatterji’ by Jamila Gavin. We will be using this text in both English and Guided Reading therefore acquiring a copy would be advantageous. This book will provide us with stories about Grandpa Chatterji who comes to visit from India and has so much wisdom to share. We will use this book as inspiration for our writing about stories from a different culture, fiction writing and non-fiction writing such as fact files about India.

 

Please note these important days:

 

Creative Homework will be shared on Wednesday 5th April 2017 at 2pm.

 

PE will be on a Wednesday and Friday (please keep PE kits in school all week)

 

Outdoor PE will be on a Wednesday please ensure you have suitable clothing for this.

 

Homework will be given out on Friday and needs to be handed in on Wednesday.

 

Spelling will be given out on Friday to be tested on the following Friday.

 

Please encourage children to read at least 3 times a week. Reading Records will be checked on a Monday.

 

Please do not hesitate to pop in and see me if you have any questions. I am also available at the end of every school day if you have any concerns.

 

Miss Chakanetsa smiley 

 

Making Christingles

Children in Need Day

Our Amazing Autumn Term Creative Homework

Autumn 1

 

 Hello and welcome back! My name is Miss Chakanetsa and I am very excited to be working here at Tickhill St Mary's CofE Primary School as your Year 4 Class Teacher.  smiley

 

In Laughton we have created a vibrant and amazing classroom environment with lots of engaging class displays and a cosy reading snug. Our topic for this half term is Vicious Vikings and Smashing Saxons! We looked forward to embarking on a journey back in time to find out what these Settlers and Invaders got up to. As a launch for our topic we will be archaeologists for the day at Doncaster Museum, where we will carry out an archaeological dig and find artefacts, which will help us to learn more about our topic.

 

As part of our learning journey we will be doing lots of creative art such as designing our own Viking longships, Anglo-Saxon shields and helmets. In addition to this, we will be doing some Geography through map work and researching where the Vikings and Saxons travelled from and to. To link with our topic in English we will be reading Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo. We will then be writing our own Myths which we look forward to sharing with you. 

 

Year 4 will also be leading the Harvest Assembly in church on the 23rd of September at 2pm. We have something quite extravagant in store for you so please come along and be amazed.

 

I believe we have a fun and exciting plan for this half term smiley!  

 

Please note these important days:

 

PE will be on a Tuesday and Friday (please keep PE kits in school all week)

 

Homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be handed in on a Wednesday.

 

Spelling will be given out on a Friday to be tested on the following Friday.

 

Please encourage children to read at least 3 times a week. Reading Records will be checked on a Monday.

 

Please do not hesitate to pop in and see me if you have any questions. I am also available at the end of every school day if you have any concerns.

 

Miss Chakanetsa smiley

 

 

We now know how to be safe on the road because we had Pedestrian Training.