What a lovely, exciting week it has been. We have experienced a lot of awe and wonder this week as we thought about God’s creation. We each examined a leaf and looked at the intricate patterns, different shapes and veins running through it. Just one tiny part of God’s creation, yet so amazing! We wrote poems/prayers praising God and asking Him to help us look after our world. They were beautiful.
Today, as part of our English lesson on explaining seed dispersal, we learned about the humble dandelion and how it awaits the wind to disperse each seed by individual parachute away from the adult plant. It is a great time of year to look at seeds and dispersal as all the flowers are dying - why not have a look round the garden and find the seeds of plants growing?
Also to practise the language of explanation, children have been pretending they were Goldilocks and explaining how it came about that they ended up causing such disaster in the 3 bears’ cottage! I have been VERY impressed with how hard they have worked.
We have also cracked on with maths this week - Roman numerals at the beginning of the week, moving on to exploring our own number system. We are understanding place value - this means really getting to grips with the value of each number and what it means. We are trying hard.
Children enjoyed flute this week - they learned how to play their mouthpieces. It can take quite a while to master how to blow correctly so don’t worry children if you do not get it right away. Next Monday, there is no flute lesson, but the Monday after they should be bringing their flutes home.
We are continuing with all our plant investigations. Poor Harcourt’s plant is losing flowers rapidly as it only receives 10ml of water a day. We have a plant without leaves that is looking pretty sad too! We have discovered that seeds need warmth to germinate as the ones in the freezer have not! We also think that they need air, because the one immersed in water is not germinating either! However, the one growing in a paper towel has germinated which proves they don’t need soil. Children are really enjoying drawing conclusions from these investigations.
It was lovely to see so many parents (some familiar) on Wednesday evening. I am getting to know your faces now! Below is a link to the powerpoint presentation I gave, in case you could not make it.
Children this week have voted for their Year 6 house captains and Year 6 have been given all their positions of responsibility. Our class have also voted for their class councillors who will represent year 4 in school council meetings. Well done Georgia and Daniel.
In our first week of learning certificates, Clayton received a Bobby Bee certificate for always joining in every lesson and buzzing with enthusiasm. It is lovely to see you believing in yourself like Bobby Bee!
Emma received a Cooper Crab certificate for being such a focused learner - you are always ready to learn and you listen to every word. Well done for managing distractions.
Monday - dance auditions for any children wanting to take part.
Wednesday - Parkview trip. Normal time
Thursday - Swimming - prompt at 8.30 please
PE days Monday- Mr Nay’s sports club at lunch, Wednesday - Yoga, Thursday - swimming, Friday - PE outside.
Choir begins on Monday 30th September
Please bring all paperwork back on Monday so we can update our records.
Please could we ensure children have their reading books every day.
Please visit the Discover part of our website to look at recommended snacks to bring in each day.
Have a beautiful Autumn weekend with your family looking at God’s wonderful creation - especially those beautiful children!
God bless, Mrs Lyons, Mrs Mather and Mrs Kennedy.