Year4 Kusama Class Newsletter – Friday 9th September 2016
Dear Parents and Carers,

 

What an exciting week it’s been! Thank you all so much for a fabulous start to Year 4.

 

 

Notices

 

Please ensure your children have a full PE kit in school each week. The children must change for PE at school, and should not arrive in a kit. Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays.

 

Make sure all your children’s items are clearly labelled.

 

The children need to line up in the junior playground in the morning and you can collect your children from the same place at the end of the day.

 

Kusama class notice board will be positioned opposite their lining up spot just by the entrance that the children use.

 

English – This week the children wrote a recount of their Summer holidays and they revised some spelling, punctuation and grammar. We assessed their spelling and handwriting and have started re-reading Roald Dahl’s The Witches.

 

Next week we will continue to focus on this text and begin to write character profiles.

 

Maths – This week we have been looking at place value, and partitioning numbers into Thousands, hundreds, tens and units.

 

Next week we will continue to explore place value, comparing numbers, ordering and writing numbers to at least 50.

 

Topic

This week we started our Anglo Saxon topic and created an imaginary passport. The children started to find out about who they were and why they came to Britain.

Next week we will be thinking about where and how they lived. We will visit Queens Wood to re enact life as an Anglo Saxon. Please let me know if you are free to help out next Thursday morning.

 

Homework

 

This will be set on Fridays and will need to be returned by the following Tuesday.

Do let me know if you have any difficulties with the spell anywhere program that we currently use to practise spellings.

This coming Tuesday 13th September would have been Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday.  We will be celebrating the work of one of the world’s greatest children’s storytellers in school but would also like your child to bring a piece of work in from home.  By Tuesday 13th, please could your child either draw or write a description of their favourite Roald Dahl character.  This should be no larger than A4 and should have their name and class clearly written on the reverse.

Have a great weekend,

Trisha