We are going to keep an eye on the woodland area, by the pine trees during the year.Mrs Meredith wants us to find out about and record the animals that use the area as their habitat.
We had held our School Council and Eco Council elections. Thank you and well to all member of Willow who put themselves forward and took the time to write a speech, make a poster or model. It was a very difficult decision and the results of the vote very close.
Congratulations to Jack our School Council Rep and Elizabeth his Deputy.
Congratulations to Sophie our Eco Council Member and Dekster her Deputy.
I hope you all had a wonderful summer and enjoyed the extra few days off. We have a busy year ahead with lots of exciting units of work, trips and visitors.
During the first week we shall be doing some assessments to check children have the correct reading book, spellings and support as needed.
Pupils will continue to be set homework on a Wednesday which needs to be returned by the following Monday.
We have started a new unit of work which looks at the book ‘The Lost Thing’ written by Shaun Tan. It is an unusual book with lots of mystery surrounding this lost thing and the main character Shaun. Who are they? What does it do? Why is it there? Why would you want to have a bottle top collection?
These were some of the things we have been discussing this week and some of the questions we are hoping to find the answers for… if this is possible
As part of the Listen2Me Project we have started learning about our new instruments and how to play them in a controlled manner, the drums are very tempting to fiddle with!
At this early stage I can promise you a very loud and energetic performance at the end of term concert.
Happy New Year – sorry for the lack of blogs but we have had a new iPad, which is fantastic, however we have not been able to transfer the pictures from it.
The term seems to be rushing by so quickly! It is a very exciting year for Year 4 as it is the term we visit the Taro Centre and do the swimming unit of work. Congratulations to all of Year 4 who took park in the Inter Colour Team Hockey Festival during the first week of term. Jack won player of the year group and received a very nice trophy. Classes continue to take part in the Commando Joe missions and will be crossing river and erecting communication towers.
We have started our new unit of work in English – Beowulf. After having read some of the story we had to decide if he should go and fight the dragon or should he let the younger warriors go and fight him. Does age bring wisdom to help defeat brawn? What do you think?
After the debate we voted – only three members of the class thought he shouldn’t fight the rest thought he was a hero and should not run away from a battle!
All the children in Year 4 took part in their end of unit sports festival last week. It had unfortunately been postponed due to wet weather. CM Sports coaches commented on the skills and sportsmanship of the children. We wait to hear which colour team won the competition.
In school this week we have been reflecting on the events of World War 1. As part of this we have made poppies that will form part of a Federation art installation between the Infant and Junior School.
This term we are focusing on developing our writing stamina. Writing at length maintaining cohesion between paragraphs, correct and varied punctuation and interesting and engaging events.
Our first task, which came home with children on Tuesday, is to complete the story of The Lost Ship – we have looked at the image of the ship and discussed what, where and why it might be where it is. Pupils have bought the sheet home to talk through their ideas and tell you their story.
The Big Write session, in which the pupils will write their story inspired by the image is on Monday 5th November.