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It has been a privilege to welcome The Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, Bishop of Lichfield into school, and Mrs Wedgwood , CEO St. Chad’s Academy Trust to formally open and bless our new extension.

Spring Term

Week commencing 4th April 2022

 

The week got off to a great start with our much anticipated trip to Cadbury World. Normally reserved for the end of the day, we started our visit with a trip to the gift shop which was a good experience for the children to manage their money and put some of their decimal learning into place.

 

We then went to the George Cadbury room where we had an educational talk on the Rainforest that included their locations, weather, temperature and the animals that live their.  The children got to see what a cocoa pod looks liked and use the animal props.  Joey was selected as king (we had to bow down to him) and he got to wear a special headdress.

 

After lunch, we began our tour of the factory. We tempered and wrote our name in chocolate. We learned about the Cadbury family and the work they did to improve the lives of their families as well as experience the Cadabra ride amongst other things.

 

Our visit ended with the 4D experience where we all screamed our hearts out on the rollercoaster.

There is no homework over the Easter holidays apart from spellings and Times Table practise.

 

circle
century
centaur
circus
princess
voice
medicine
celebrate
celery
pencil

Week Commencing 28th March 2022

 

This week has been Faith Art week where we have brought art and religion together. Our overarching theme has been angles and the children have used various materials and techniques to draw different interpretations of angles. We had sketches, take your pencil for a walk, oil pastel transfer and painting over crayon. As a Year 4 cohort we worked in teams to create a wire sculpture of Mother Earth (angel of the Earth). The children really enjoyed seeing the angel come to life. 

 

Homework this week is multiplication tables practise.  Find the hidden picture by answering the multiplication questions and colouring in the answers in different colours.

 

This week's spelling:

seen

scene

whose

who's

affect

effect

here

hear

heel

heal

 

This week we had an FA coach come into school to train and play football games with the children.

Week Commencing 21 March 2022

 

Well done Year 4 on a great week.

This week's homework is English, pages 33-34 are to be completed and returned to school no later than 30th March.

Spellings:
group
height
particular
potatoes
separate
surprise
through
various
though
woman

Week Commencing 14th March 2022

 

May I start by saying how fantastic the half term projects were. We have been blown away by the children's efforts and ideas with the task. Thank you very much for your support with this.

In maths, we have been continuing our work with fractions. This week we have been adding and subtracting fractions.

In English, we have been using persuasive language to create an advert for a chocolate bar.

In science, we have been using our previous knowledge of plants and applying this to plants found in the rainforest.

Homework this week is maths, pages 29 and 30 are to be completed no later than 9th March.

Spellings:
expression
discussion
confession
permission
admission
impression
obsession
procession
omission
concussion

Week commencing 10 January

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

This week in maths this week, we continued using our multiplication skills in many different ways including the short written method.

 

In English, we have been continuing with our book the Great Kapok tree.  The children are writing a letter in the role of the logger to explain why they didn't cut down the tree.

 

We have been learning more about the layers of the rainforest in our topic and some of the animals that live in each layer.

 

Homework this week is maths.  Children are to complete pages 22 and 23 by Wednesday 18th January.

 

Spellings:
courageous
outrageous
nervous
famous
adventurous
disadvantageous
ridiculous
carnivorous
rapturous
torturous

Kind regards

Mrs Scaife

Week Commencing 3rd January 2022

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Although a short week, we have made a good start on our learning of the rainforest.  So far we have learned: what a rainforest is, where they are located in the world and about some of the plants and animals that live there.  We are also starting to learn about deforestation and the disappearing rainforests through our class text The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry.

 

In maths, we have been focusing on commutativity by multiplying 3 separate numbers and the different ways those numbers can be arranged, i.e. 2x3x5, 3x2x5 and why they give the same answer. 

 

In science, we have been learning about states of matter and the characteristics of solids, liquids and gasses.  Why not ask your child if they can recall some fact to you.

 

Homework this week is English.  Pages 25 & 35 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 12th January 2022.

 

Spellings:
poisonous
dangerous
mountainous
marvelous
perilous
tremendous
enormous
jealous
precious
disastrous

Kind regards

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