Year 4 News: 12th September 2019

12th September 2019
What a great start to Year 4 your children have made.  They have settled in quickly, worked hard and have already demonstrated what positive role models are.  This will stand them in good stead as they move through Year 4 and onward.
 
Last week in R.E. the children reflected on attributes they have in common with God and chose one of them to work on as a reality in their lives.  
 
In Art, the children sketched wonderful self portraits, thinking carefully about proportion.  We will revisit this activity each term so that they can celebrate their progress.
 
We have studied a poem in literacy by Pie Corbett.  This week we tried to learn verses by producing actions and working with our friends to perform it.  'Six Ways of Looking at the Moon' contains lots of metaphors and wow vocabulary for the children emulate.  
 
We cannot stress enough how important it is for the children to know their tables.  This week in maths, they have looked for patterns in the 3, 6 and 9 times tables and found strategies to help reinforce some of these facts.
 
For the first time ever, so early in the term, four children have been awarded their pen licence for demonstrating consistently neat, legible and accurately joined handwriting. Congratulations to them.  We hope that others will be inspired by this and work hard to achieve theirs.
 
As part of our Learning Journey this term, we will be studying World War 1.  If you as a family have any stories, memories or resources connected to this, we would would love to have the opportunity to share in class.  Part of the study will involve visits to Hanbury War Memorial and research into local soldiers who served.