Time has rushed by in year 4 this week - already the end of week 3 in a new school year. We are settling in well and have become used to our class routines. Swimming is going really well - children have been brilliant listeners and the rate of improvement is super. They do like a little sing-song on a coach, which was also noticed on our trip to Parkview!
First, children explored the garden next to the cafe and Julie and Rachel, our guides were brilliant! They showed us all the vegetables they were growing - including a very unusual trombosini from Italy! The children wanted to weight-lift these - they were massive. We learned lots about how different seeds disperse in a variety of ways - using real life examples which we collected and brought back to school. There were so many questions from these curious learners that we didn’t get a lot of time to play afterwards. However, children did get to munch on fresh hazelnuts if they wished!
We have been digging deeper into our study of the Bible in RE. This week, we learned how to find bible references and we started to study the Old testament. We learned that God revealed what He was like to Abraham and chose him to be ‘father of all nations.’ In maths, we have been learning to round numbers to the nearest ten and hundred - solving some challenges that require us to think in lots of different ways.
Today we drew conclusions from our many experiments! We discovered that seeds need warmth, water and air in order to germinate, but not light. We also discovered that a plant needs leaves in order to grow healthily and that the stem of a plant has little tubes which suck up water to the flower. We are becoming little plant experts!
This week, Elise, Faye and Kaya all received a Bobby Bee certificate. You join in, listen attentively and as a result, you produce some astounding work. Well done!
Our swimming stars were James, Eli, Lily A and Megan. Well done!
Thanks for your prompt replies with the many numerous letters we have needed you to sign! Please bring in any outstanding paperwork asap. Thanks!
Have a lovely time out in the sun this weekend. God bless,
Mrs Lyons, Mrs Mather and Mrs Kennedy