Teachers: Miss Cooper, Mr Latham & Mrs Durkin
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Brand, Mrs Hunt, Mrs Snow
ESCOT CAMPWILD RESIDENTIAL: 28th - 29th JUNE 2018
Click the link below to find all the information and forms for this residential visit booked for June 2018. We will upload forms and information as they are shared with you.
Keeping you informed:
We send home a weekly review and home learning newsletter each Friday. This contains information about our learning that week and any home learning. It also has a list of key dates relevant to parents of year 4 children.
You can view and download copies of the current and past newsletters by following the link below.
You can find copies of any sheets used for English and Maths home learning by following the links below.
THE AUTUMN TERM IN YEAR 4:
The first half of term:
Our main topic for the first half of term is science based and called “Eyes and Ears”. You can view the overview of learning here.
We've been busy in year 4 with a number of visitors who have spoken to us about different aspects of our learning.
Our first visitor - Mrs Mayne - came to talk to us about her job as an optometrist. Mrs Mayne talked all about what she does, the sorts of things an optometrist might look at/for during an eye examination and what they might use. She also showed us some fascinating optical illusions.
We have begun our first quest of the year, all about "The Eye and the Ear". Here is a copy of the quest challenge sheet.
Lots of amazing scarecrows appeared in the playground as part of our harvest celebrations. Here are the scarecrows made by year 4 children!
Let's Get Cooking:
Miss Cooper has been busy cooking again! Ably assisted by Mrs Edwards, Mrs Acland and Mrs Slack, she has been helping 12 year 4 children master some of the basics of cooking!
Gum Boot Dance Performances:
After weeks of creating, learning, practising, refining and rehearsing our Gum Boot dances, we performed to a packed hall of visitors and relatives! Both classes performed their whole class and small group dances.
As amazing as we were, we couldn't have completed the dances without the expert tuition from Mrs Read! Here are a selection of photos, and you can see more here.
The second half of term:
Our main topic for the second half of term is technology based and called “Choc-a-doodle-doo!”. You can view the overview of learning here.
This year, for the first time, we were able to offer Bikeability training to children in year 4. Over three weeks, 56 children (from a total of 60) took part in Level 1 training. Level 1 focuses on safe and proficient riding of a bicycle, with the children staying on the school grounds. All children who have completed level 1 have been awarded their badge and certificate and can complete level 2 (out on the roads) either in year 5 or year 6.
Well done to all the children who completed the training!
Dental Hygienist Visit:
Jen, from Pinhoe Road Dental Practice, came to speak to us about looking after our teeth and gums. We learnt all about:
We also had the opportunity to use a disclosing tablet - check out our purple mouths!!
Multi-skills workshop at St Luke's (Exeter University):
We had a fantastic afternoon completing a multi-skills workshop at St Luke's. Mr Upston invited us along to work with the students on the PGCE course. We really enjoyed all the different activities we rotated around during the 1 hour workshop.
You can see more pictures here.