Welcome to Year 4 Mrs Neesam's Class
Spring Term 2019
Happy New Year, I hope you all enjoyed Christmas with family and friends.
It's exciting to enter 2019 with new topics to explore and I'm sure that we will have lots of fun learning together.
This term, we will learn about the Earth's structure and study volcanoes and earthquakes. This is a Geographical centre of learning that will enable pupils to understand how living near Earth features can affect lives. There will be many opportunities for collaborative work, independent research and drama. The Creative Geography Overview featured below demonstrates how subject connect through this topic.
Can you find out the answers to some of these questions?
What causes volcanoes and earthquakes>
How are they formed?
How do volcanoes and earthquakes affect the lives of people living near them?
What is the difference between lava and magma?
Pupils are asked to bring their reading book and log to school each day as this will enable me to provide a comment to inform you when Guided Reading sessions have taken place. Please spend time with your child discussing the setting, characters and development of plot to further their understanding of the text. Children are encouraged to clearly note dates and pages read. Feedback from parents/carers is always greatly appreciated.
Homework will be set each Friday and should be completed and returned in the folder provided the following Friday. Weekly homework will include a Maths based activity to reinforce learning which has taken place during the week and a spelling activity. The children will be tested each Friday on the spelling words and they will be assessed each Monday on times table facts.
We have P.E. sessions each Monday and Tuesday and our current units of study are Netball and Gymnastics. Please ensure full P.E. kit is brought into school and that items are clearly labelled.
We had a great time marching together through the streets of Chester with our shields following a Roman Gladiator. We visited the Roman Gardens and the Amphitheatre where teachers fought for their lives using mighty nets and shields!
In the museum, we pretended to be archaeologists and studied Roman artefacts.
Enjoy looking through our photos.
We enjoyed an Enrichment Curriculum Day at Stanley High in November. Our learning supported our current Roman Topic and we had the opportunity to analyse sources in History and design and make a Roman shield in Art and Design.
We plan to use our shields on the playground to practice the 'Tortoise Formation' and follow the commands of Mrs Neesam when lining up. I wonder who will make the best Roman soldiers?
Sports Ambassadors at Stanley High led Games activities in the Sports Hall for us to enjoy during the afternoon. It was a great day.