Welcome to Year 4 Mrs Neesam's Class
Spring Term 2019
This half term, we will learn to understand similarities and differences through the human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom. We will compare our coastal town of Southport with the Lake District. Children will have opportunities to use maps at different scales, relate photos to maps, study aerial views and look at land use patterns. They will learn to appreciate how some of these aspects have changed over time.
The Spring Term 2 Creative Geography Overview below features how subjects connect through this topic making it fun and exciting to study.
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 Wednesday and Friday and our current units of study are Swimming and Netball. Please ensure full Swimming/P.E. kit is brought into school and that items are clearly labelled.
Creative Curriculum Week- March 2019
We explored the effects of plastic pollution on our environment this week and have held interesting class debates. The story, 'The day the ocean went away' by Sam Haynes captured our interest immediately and we were saddened to learn that a huge amount of unwanted plastic is thrown away carelessly. This ends up in our rivers and oceans causing a problem to marine life. Scientists warn that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than sea life.
We have made a class pledge to use refillable bottles more frequently, to try and carry our goods in fabric rather than plastic bags and to generally recycle plastic with greater care.
In class, we created posters, wrote newspaper reports and a letter to our MP to raise awareness.
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.