The final Summer term is upon us as we delve into a Geography based topic which continues with a study on Europe where we will be researching, comparing and contrasting cultures and climates. The topic flyer is attached to the bottom of the page so that you can see what other activities we have planned.
In Literacy we continue our volcano theme with 'The firework maker's daughter' where we learn about the Fire-Fiend and the Goddess. We will be writing instructions and play scripts.
The Science continues this term with states of matter whereby the children will plan and carry out their own enquiries and draw conclusions. Children will explore a variety of ways to identify, sort, group and classify liquids, solids and gases. Throughout the unit children work scientifically by gathering, recording and presenting information in different ways. They will explore in-depth how water changes state, exploring melting, freezing, condensing as well as a particular focus on evaporation. Finally, they will learn about the stages of the water cycle, creating mini water worlds and an interactive water wheel to represent the different stages.
Look out for update on our Twitter account which can be accessed through the parent news tab. We will be updating you regularly with pictures and news from our learning in school.
As ever, Please ensure that the new Home School record books are in school every day as they will be used to communicate homework as well as reading. All children have access to The Reading Cloud (information under the Learning for Life tab) and have the opportunity to have a reading book from here. Please have them record the book and the pages they read each night in their reading record and sign weekly.
An updated copy of the timetable for 4DT Summer 1 is attached below, along with important information for this Half Term. All children have been issued with usernames and passwords for Education City, Espresso and Sumdog and they are encouraged to have a go at objectives covered in class.
Children now have a username and password for SPAG.com in their diary. Look out for occasional grammar homework tasks.
We are looking forward to another busy half term!
Bikeability Wednesday 20th March
Year 4 children had fantastic time learning how to stay safe while riding their bikes. They learned how to check their bikes using the ABC principle and how to perform maneuvers such as; braking efficiently, turning and signalling and weaving. Both instructors said how pleased they were with all of the children who participated and looked forward to return to Leasowes to deliver Level 2!
Tamworth Castle Thursday 21st March
Children had a fabulous day exploring the grounds of the castle where they were able to handle artifacts and replicas from the Tudor age. Through role play, they are able to experience life as a Tudor servant and before meeting the lady of the castle. Trying on the clothes and armour proved popular with all and a stint in the pillory was a must for many! The children were a credit to the school and asked many insightful questions throughout the workshops demonstrating a real love of learning.
We turned our classrooms into poetry cafés and recited our Haikus based on the Battle of Bosworth.
Mrs Thomas and Mrs Dodd
- PE: Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Sports Day: Wednesday 19th June
- Values: This half term we will be looking at Love.