Our teacher is Miss Fitzgerald and our teaching partner is Mrs Bentley.
This week's homework is ...
(Test on Friday)
CGP pages 7 and 22.
(Back in School on Monday)
CGP pages 4 and 5.
(Back in School on Monday)
Please don't forget that we are asking the children to arrive in the Junior hall at 8.20am on Friday the 19th of October to ensure that they have time to have their photographs taken before we leave for our trip. Please ensure that any siblings are also brought to the hall so that sibling photos can be taken.
Over the last few weeks we have been having a wonderful time learning about the ancient Egyptians before our trip on Friday. In forest school Mrs Millin showed us how the Egyptians might have made bread in her pizza oven. We also made some Egyptian honey cake and ate it warm with honey icing- it was delicious!
We also had a go at making some mummies! Don't panic, we used tomatoes, no children were harmed in the making of these mummies! The children scooped out the insides just like the Egyptians would have removed the organs. Then they covered the tomatoes in a mixture of salt and baking soda not too different to the ancient process the Egyptians would have used.
We are really looking forward to our trip to the Ashmolean on Friday so that we can learn even more about the ancient Egyptians!
On Friday the 19th of October the children in Year 4 will be going on a trip to the Ashmolean Museum for a workshop on Ancient Egypt. Could you please make sure that any return slips and payments are with the office or completed on Parent Pay by Friday 5th October.
If you would like to be a parent volunteer on the trip we are looking for a few parents per class. Please speak to your class teacher if you are available to come, we would love to have you!
Please remember that we have asked the children and any siblings that you wish to have a group photo of to arrive at school promptly at 8:20am to ensure that they can have their picture taken before we leave. If your child is not at school at this time, we cannot guarantee that they will be able to have their photograph taken. We are very sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Last week the children had the opportunity to learn some basic first aid. They learned how to put people in the recovery position, CPR, how to call for help from the emergency services and what to do with minor burns, etc. I was very impressed with everything they learned and the engagement of the children in the sessions. Thank you to First for Safety for delivering the sessions and to FOM for raising the money to make the experience possible.
Thank you to everyone who brought in a prop for Roald Dahl Day! We had giant peaches, dream jars, snozzcumbers, marvellous medicine, golden tickets and witches hats just to name a few. Over the course of the day we listened to some Revolting Rhymes, played "Mrs Trunchbull says ..." and had a great time discussing all things Roald Dahl.
Welcome back to school everyone!
It is so great to see so many familiar faces in Seacole class this year, I am so pleased that I get the opportunity to teach the wonderful children in Year 4.
So far this term we have hit the ground running with our class read, How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. The children have enjoyed hearing about the main character Hiccup and his dragon catching adventures. Our first English unit of the term will be based on the book and I am already excited by the enthusiasm the children are showing when we finish each chapter.
This term there will be a weekly spelling test, this will take place on a Friday. This week we are focusing on words with 'aw' spelt augh and au.
To begin the term our focus in maths lessons is place value. If you would like to see how the unit will progress the small steps are below. We will also be focusing on our times tables this year and would love it if the children could practice the weekly tables at home. Each child has a log in for Times Tables Rockstars which is a really fun way to practice ready for the weekly test (starting next week). If you have any issues logging on to the website please let me know.
Our first topic of the year is the Ancient Egyptians. Some of the areas we will be looking at are tombs, mummies, hieroglyphs and Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. We will also be going on a trip to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford for a very exciting Egyptian workshop, check back here and on Parent Pay for more details very soon. If you would like to do a project about Egypt at home you could choose one from the topic web bellow. If you do choose to do a project I would love to see it in school on Monday 15th of October.
Seacole will be going to Forest School on Wednesdays and PE kits should be in school on Monday and go home on Friday every week.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!