Class Blog for Class 4

Week ending Friday 25th September 2020  

Hello everyone,

This week, we continued our learning based around the story, ‘Here We Are’. The children were very enthusiastic about space and star constellations so this is what we focused our learning on this week. The children learnt the science behind day and night and the researched star constellations; they made their favourite constellations with marshmallows and spaghetti. Maybe they could point some constellations out to you one night! We also linked our art lesson based on texture and tone, to the Solar System; the children learnt how to make objects look three-dimensional (3d) and then tried to draw 3d planets in the Solar System using their new skills.

During maths this week, the children have been building on their place value knowledge by rounding numbers, and comparing and ordering them, with some children working on numbers in the millions.


Our writing this week has focused on organisation, layout and writing accurate sentences using accurate punctuation, which the children have applied to their own planet fact files.
During the coming week, we shall embark on a writing project shared by the rest of the school and other schools in our MAT. The writing will be based on a version of a well-known traditional tale, the name of which I will let the children share with you on Monday.

On Thursday afternoons, we will be starting orienteering sessions. This will involve running on the field so please can the children bring trainers in on Thursdays. These can stay on their pegs until needed that day.  


Things to remember for next week:

* Trainers to be brought in on Thursday.

*Forest school on Tuesday afternoon. Children can come into school on Tuesday wearing their forest school clothes.

*Bring in wellies/outdoor shoes in a named carrier bag so that they are available to use when we complete learning tasks outside. These can be left on the pegs in the cloakroom.

*Please remember that we are trying to reduce the number of things that are brought in from home so please only bring in essential items such as a rucksack with packed lunch, drinks bottle, reading book, reading record and coat. Many thanks.

Please do send me an email if you have any questions or queries: sporter@pelyntprimary.co.uk

Have a lovely weekend!

Ms Porter
 

 


Week ending Friday 18th September 2020  

Hello everyone!

We have had a busy week in Class 4. We’ve enjoyed getting stuck into our learning centred around the book, ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. 

As we read the book, the children discussed what they found interesting and what they would like to learn more about. Space was very popular so we learnt interesting information based around the planets in our Solar System. I hope that the children came home sharing some of their facts with you. The edible Solar System they made on Friday brought about lots of great discussion work- the children explained and justified their choices in their Solar System creation and compared theirs with other children’s in class. We will continue to focus on this book next week too.


During our maths learning this week, we have been focusing on place value; the children have been looking at different ways to represent numbers and the value of each digit. They’ve represented numbers on number lines, using base ten, place value counters and using part-whole models. They have also been problem solving and taking their maths learning outdoors.

It has been great to see that some of the children are reading at home; I particularly enjoyed receiving a picture of dogs being involved too! The messages that you have written in their reading records are very useful as they provide us with another channel to communicate about their reading so thank you for taking the time to keep us up to date with how reading is going at home.


Things to remember for next week:

*Forest school on Tuesday afternoon. Children can come into school on Tuesday wearing their forest school clothes.

*Bring in wellies/outdoor shoes in a named carrier bag so that they are available to use when we complete learning tasks outside. These can be left on the pegs in the cloakroom.

*Please remember that we are trying to reduce the number of things that are brought in from home so please only bring in essential items such as a rucksack with packed lunch, drinks bottle, reading book, reading record and coat. Many thanks.

Please do send me an email if you have any questions or queries: sporter@pelyntprimary.co.uk

Have a lovely weekend!

Ms Porter 

 


Week ending Friday 11th September 2020  

Hi everyone!

We have had a fantastic week in Class 4 where we’ve been busy learning our new routines with our class bubble. It’s been great to see the children talking and playing together so brilliantly. We’ve been blessed with warm, dry weather which has definitely helped our transition back to school. We are so lucky to have a large and varied outdoor space, which we have been using daily as part of our learning.

Our learning this week has been focused on emoji icons, which has allowed us to discuss our feelings, thoughts and emotions. The children acted out different emotions, selected emoji icons, which best represented how they are (and have been) feeling and designed a new emoji to summarise all their own thoughts and feelings.

We also created a collaborative piece of artwork based on our class bubble. The children thought about what they enjoy doing and what would go in their own personal bubble; the display represents how all the children's bubbles along with mine and Mrs McLaren’s bubbles fit nicely into our Class 4 bubble. The children also created a piece of artwork about thought bubbles, which again was based on their thoughts and feelings. 

For the next couple of weeks, we will be focusing our learning around the story, ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers where we will be considering our place within our community and the wider world. The children will be directing the learning direction for this topic with the questions it generates from their interests.

Thank you to those of you who have brought in wellies/outdoor shoes. As previously mentioned, we are planning on being outside for our learning as much as possible so it is great if the children have these on their peg so that they are to hand to avoid them going home in muddy school shoes! Please bring these wellies/shoes in a named carrier bag.


Our forest school afternoon is going to be on a Tuesday, Miss Edwards has said that on these days, the children can come into school wearing their forest school clothes, if they wish. This will avoid changing at school and a possible muddy uniform!

Please do send me an email If you have any questions or queries: sporter@pelyntprimary.co.uk

Hope you have had a lovely weekend!

Ms Porter



 


Welcome to you all 

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Class 4’s Class Blog! Here you will find weekly information about Class 4 and our learning. It feels so good to be welcoming you back to school, whether you are joining us from Class 3, are new to the school or are returning to Class 4. Mrs McLaren and I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer and we look forward to seeing you in class on Monday.

We understand that there will be mixed feelings about returning to school but please try not to worry; you certainly won’t be the only one; we are here to help you. We have lots of fun and interesting activities for you to take part in during this coming week focused on settling in, getting to know each other and learning about our class bubble.

Please don’t hesitate to ask if there is anything that you are unsure of. If you are thinking it, I am sure someone else will be too! My email address is: sporter@pelyntprimary.co.uk

As Class 4 children are the eldest in school, they have permission to bring a school bag with them into school with their lunch and drink in.   Their lunch will remain in their bag, on their peg until it is required.

We are planning on being outside for our learning as much as possible so please could you bring in some wellies/outdoor footwear (something you don’t mind getting muddy and using for forest school) in a named carrier bag, these will need to stay in school on your peg for this half term. For the time being, please don’t bring in any outdoor clothes to change into.

Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you soon.

 


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