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Year 4 Mrs Millane

'where everyone is somebody'

Fabulous Fox Class

 

Mrs Avison, Mrs Tyler and I would like to wish you a very warm welcome to Year 4 and to our class page. 

We do hope you have all had a wonderful summer break and are ready for an exciting new year! We are looking forward to welcoming you back, so we can start our learning journey, full of curiosity, challenges and celebrations!

 

Please keep browsing our class page for important updates, resources to support, timetables and most importantly, the children's learning.  We feel that open lines of communication between the parent/ guardian, child and teacher are the key components to promoting a positive educational climate which is conducive to learning. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school to arrange a time, or if you wish, drop me an email: 

tracy.millane@hawthorn-tree.lincs.sch.uk 

 

Looking forward to seeing you all, Mrs Millane.  

 

In Geography, we have been looking at 'Mountains and Coasts'. We had the opportunity to visit our local coastal area, seeing how they were formed as well as visiting the wildlife centre, to understand the importance of the sea life and how we can protect our planet - RECYCLE - REUSE - REDUCE! An important message for all! As a treat, we were able to relax (for a few minutes after lunch), and enjoy the sunshine. A PACKED, FUN & ENJOYABLE day....

In Science, we have been investigating 'SOUND'. Last week, we looked at 'PITCH', finding out if the length, thickness and tightness of a string affected its pitch. We tested, by making our own stringed instrument to draw our conclusion!

Our D & T project this term is SCONES!!

We had a fantastic time following instructions from a recipe. Mrs Adams was amazing, showing us all how to bake the perfect scone. After they had cooled, we had afternoon tea (minus the tea), with jam and cream.......a perfect way to end the day of learning!

We researched and investigated different types of scones and had a delicious afternoon.......YUMMY!

Reading Cafe - At Hawthorn Tree Primary School we value reading with the children. This year we are encouraging our children to read for pleasure, to read and be read to by adults in school and adults at home so that they can enjoy reading and further their educational opportunities in life, aspirations and career opportunities. We invited parents to our reading café where the children had a chance to read with their child in class, enjoying that special moment with a drink and a biscuit.

An AMAZING World Book Day... a virtual school event with author, John Patrick Green - Book quiz - Guess the character - Bookmark competition - Dance workshop and of course...dressing up as a fabulous character!!!

Today in maths we did ‘Student Led Conferencing’. This developed new, valuable skills, such as evaluation and critical thinking through analysing and commenting on each other’s work. Allowing us to see the work of others through a different lens. Conferencing empowers children and they begin to apply what they are learning to their own work, assessing their own learning in the future.

Take a look at what we are learning this term

We are holding an exciting competition taking place over the Christmas holidays and we need YOU to take part!

 

All you need to do is encourage your children to read and take a photograph of them reading in the most unusual place. You could read upside down, with your pet… the possibilities are endless!

Photos should be emailed to:

                           tracy.millane@hawthorn-tree.lincs.sch.uk

Entries need to arrive no later than Wednesday 17th January 2024,

If you haven’t got access to email, you can print your photo and bring it to school! Entries received after the 17th January will not be entered into the competition.  

This competition will be judged in 3 categories: Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, a prize for each winner.

 

Winners will be announced during our Friday Celebration Assembly.

 

We can't wait to see your entries.  Good luck and happy reading!

We were excited with the opportunity to take part in Waterstones Virtual Author Visit. Taking place on Zoom, we had a live presentation from the author S. F. Said, giving the children the chance to hear about his book, characters and writing processes. S.F. Said presented his award-winning novel TYGER, which we were delighted!

We were delighted when we received a letter from the author Lindsay Littleson. We were so inspired and were given the opportunity to enjoy her books!

We visited the Guildhall Museum, where the Pilgrim Fathers were locked up following their failed escape bid at Scotia Creek.

Yesterday, we joined Waterstones Virtual Author Visit. This was a perfect opportunity to encourage reading for pleasure, introducing children to new books as well as fabulous author & illustrators, and to help inspire a love of reading even in the most reluctant readers. This virtual visit supported children’s creative writing and encourage a love of reading for pleasure. The live presentation from the author, gave children the chance to hear about the authors book, characters and writing processes.

Meet our class 'School Councillors' and 'Computing Ambassadors'. They had to prepare a speech as to why they would be suited to the role. They presented to the class with confidence and voted as our representatives! Congratulations!!!

Match Attax - we were pleased to receive Topps Match Attax Trading Cards

Homework and general information

 

 

Each week, your child will be set homework which links in with the learning taking place within the classroom that week. We encourage you to support your child with the tasks which have been set, alongside listening to your child read at least three times a week. 

 

Maths

Maths Homework will be given out on a Friday -  to be handed in the following Wednesday. This also includes 10 minutes of TTRockstars each week. This is a brilliant way to recall timetables and support your child's learning and overall understanding. 

Reading

Reading at home, as well as school, is a fantastic way of supporting your child’s learning. Discussing books and providing meaningful reading opportunities outside the classroom can foster a lifelong love of reading. 

Throughout the year, 'Going for Gold', reading challenges will be set and celebrated throughout the school. We also have a class reading challenge, where the children can receive raffle tickets for the number of times they read to an adult each week (1 raffle ticket every 2 reads). These tickets will then be entered into a raffle, where you child could win a gift.

NB: Children need to read at least 3 times a week, with their reading record book signed by an adult. Your child’s reading book and records MUST be brought in daily, to monitor reading between home and school. We value any comments made by parents/ guardians in relation to reading.

Spellings 

Your child will bring spellings and an activity home each Monday, which are to be returned the following Monday to be tested. The activities are there to help your child understand the meaning of the word. 

P.E

This will take place on the following days; Monday - Indoor / Thursday - Outdoor (weather permitted)

Your child will need black/ navy shorts, white T-shirt, joggers and a long-sleeved top with plimsolls or trainers. For safety reasons, if your child has pierced ears, please could they bring tape to cover, if unable to take out. Long hair needs to be tied back. 

 

NB: If your child is struggling with their homework, please ask for help.

 

Weekly Timetable 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a look at what we will be doing this term...

Optional Homework - Some fun activities for you to do, relevant to the topics we will be covering this term...enjoy!

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