4/5 BN may come to school tomorrow in coloured clothing. We will do a some of our activities which we had planned for our Brazilian day.
4/5 BN have a furry and cuddly friend staying in the classroom. His name is Milo and we have been taking good care of him, cleaning him out and giving him fresh food and water.
This week we have been visiting our new classrooms, which has been very exciting! We have also has a visit from Liskeard Library which included a scavenger hunt. They came to tell us about the summer reading challenge, which sounds exciting! (Information on the newsletter)
4/5 BN has been learning about Brazil and comparing it to Cornwall. We are going present all that we have learnt to the rest of 4/5 on Wednesday 21st July – the children have been working really hard on their bright and colourful posters and leaflets. On this day, it would be lovely if the children came in colour clothing as we are going to make some carnival masks, do some samba dancing and make samba music!
- Monday 19th – Sports day
- Tuesday 20th – YEAR 4 forest school
- Wednesday 21st – colour clothing for a Brazilian day
- Thursday 22nd- football training from Year 6 (£1 to enter)
- Friday 23rd- Last day and Mufti day
We have been so busy in 4/5 BN!
We have now finished our Maths unit of statistics and will be started the new unit of Time this week.
In English, we have been working on our information texts and have enjoyed starting to make these into colourful leaflets.
In our learning adventure lessons, we have made and evaluated Brazilian chocolate truffles and bright and colourful landscape paintings on canvas. We have also been regularly watering and weeding the top garden and hope to have some strawberries soon!
In science we have been doing an experiment! We poured different liquids in a cup with an egg shell to see what happens because they react similar to teeth. Soon we will see the results!
We have had a great start to our writing assessment by going on a dragon exploration! We role payed being dragon explorers and found some eggs!! We then made some fantastic dragon nests - such imagination from 4/5BN! We then used these ideas to plan our diary writing for next week.
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We hope you have all had a wonderful half term full of sunshine and fun.
We have been very busy. We have started our science topic for this half term: "Animals, Including Humans" and started to learn about the digestive system. This week, we have began our PSHE/SRE lessons on puberty, changes, having babies.
In Maths we are nearing the end of our unit of ‘Money’ and in English we are really enjoying our information text topic all about Brazil and are building up our geographical knowledge of the South American country.
We are regularly watering, weeding and checking our vegetables that we have planted. It was very exciting to see how much they have grown over the half term!
* Spellings go home on a Monday and it is important to practice these before our weekly test on Friday.
* It is vital that we keep working on our x tables. The children are being tested on a Friday and it is amazing to see some of them making leaps of progress! Keep it up :)
**Friday 18th June - wear YELLOW **
We have had a lovely term full of great learning!
In English we have worked hard on learning about, creating, writing and acting our play scripts. The children have loved sharing these and a few were brave enough to perform them to the rest of 4/5!
In Maths we have come of the end of our decimals unit and after half term we will be moving on to money. We will be order, comparing, converting, adding and subtracting pounds and pence. You can support this learning by practicing these skills at the shops or at home. The children have absolutely loved our Science and Learning Adventure topics. We have been looking at our local village, drawing maps and observing the development of the building site and considering the changes over the years in St Cleer. We also watched some very interesting videos about the mining period and how Caradon used to look and even tasted some Cornish (jam and then cream) scones. The children have brought so much enthusiasm to our lessons and have led our learning in many ways.
We look forward to next half term but for now rest, have fun and enjoy the sunny half term!
4/5 BN Team :)
We hope you have had a lovely bank holiday weekend!
We have been working hard in 4/5BN to clear out and weed our area in the top garden. The children have asked if we can plant some fruit and vegetables and we will soon be planting them! I know that some of you have started to grow some from seeds at home so if you would like to bring any in to add to our bedding area then please do.
In English this week, we continue to work on newspaper reports and in Maths, we will be in our second week on a unit about decimals.
Our Learning Adventure: "Near and Far: What does our World Teach us?" is well underway, with a strong emphasis on Geography. We have been walking in the village and looking at local amenities, as well as drawing maps and learning about OS symbols.
Welcome to the Summer Term!
This term we will be studying "St Cleer Village" and "Brazil" as part of our Learning Adventure: "Near and Far: What does our World teach us?"
We will be carrying out a lot of Geography, focusing on the human and physical geography of both places.
Furthermore, we will be cooking (food technology) and will make a traditional Brazilian dish. We will also listen to music from the country and hope to try out some traditional Brazilian dance!
Our English unit is "Writing Newspaper Reports" and in Science lessons, we will be "Living Things and their Habitats" and "Animals. including Humans." These units will fit in very well with our work on Brazil.
We want to do some growing and planting and hope to make plant pots for every child which can be displayed at the front of the school.
The other two Year 4/5 classes will also be studying South American countries- Peru and Chile- and we will be making passports so that we can visit each other`s classes to learn more about their country!
In Games lessons, we will be learning the skills to play tag rugby. We will continue to learn French each week and our RE this term will focus on Judaism. Our PSHE sessions focus on 'Relationships' and then in the second half of the summer term 'Changing me'.
* Bikeability will take place this Friday for the Year 4 children who were not able to take part during the Lockdown. If helmets and bikes could be brought into school on Thursday, we will keep them in a safe place in the school building overnight.
* We will continue to have PE with Mr Jones on a Monday (please continue to wear your PE kit to school on a Monday.)
* Parent Consultations will take place on Tuesday 27th April and Wednesday 28th April. You will receive an email to book your allocated slot.
* We are having a push on telling the time and times tables. It would be very helpful if the children could work on these at home.
Please keep reading too!
* We will continue our forest school session on Wednesdays- please wear your usual school uniform and bring wellies or a spare pair of old/outdoor shoes.
Thank you for your continued support
Year 4/5 Team
We have had a really good couple of weeks back at school and have been very busy getting stuck in to some great learning! The children have been full of enthusiasm, which has been so lovely to see.
In Maths we are focusing on Angles until Easter, the children have also applied their knowledge of angles to their art lesson and have completed some AMAZING pieces of art! We have also have an ongoing projected across year 4 and 5 to design, create and evaluate silk paintings. These are looking beautiful- we can not wait to share them with you.
Our Science lessons continue to focus on "FORCES" and have learned about Gravity and Water Resistance and Air resistance and next week are looking at Mechanisms. In R.E. we are learning about Hinduism, the children have found this very interesting to learn about all the deities and their qualities.
In French last week we looked at the phrase "Je peux." (I can) and a variety of verbs and this week have learnt to say some animals.
We have been having lots of fun in our Forest School session on a Wednesday! Remember to wear school uniform and bring in a pair of old shoes or wellies. Our Forest School session is in the afternoon so you can bring them in a bag to put on coat pegs. Please make sure that they are labelled clearly with your child’s name.
There will be no spellings next week (29th March).
**When schools were closed, children in 4/5 were given the option of making a presentation of their choice. If children have made a presentation and would like to share them, please could this be emailed to email@example.com before we break up for Easter. This will make it easier to find.**
**Year 4s - Jenny Nash will be in school on FRIDAY 23RD APRIL to carry out Bikeability with the children who were not in school during Lockdown, so please return your form and start to get your bike ready so that you will be able to participate. ***
We have had a lovely week, welcoming you all back to a normal routine. It has been a delight to see all of the children again and to have everyone back together.
This week has been full of great learning, energetic activities, creative masterpieces and much more!
Here are some key pieces of information:
• We will have our P.E. lessons on MONDAYS, so the children will need to wear their P.E. kit to school.
• We will have FOREST SCHOOL on WEDNESDAYS. Children only need to have old shoes, trainers or welly boots for this lesson, so they must wear their school uniform. (It is rare that we will get very muddy).
• FRIDAY is ‘FIT FRIDAY’ so the children will need to wear their P.E. kit to school.
• Our Learning Adventure for this term is “What Inspires a Great Creation?” so we will be continuing to do lots of creative tasks, involving ART, Music, DT (Silk Painting) and Forest School.
• The children have been told that they can do a mini project on something that inspires them. We will share these on 1st APRIL – the last day of term.
• We will be going back to the BLOG PAGE on the school website. Please refer to this for weekly updates.
• On a Friday afternoon, the children will have a 45 minute music lesson with an inspirational music teacher, Mr Warwick.
If you have any questions or anything that you want to catch up with us about, please get in touch by ringing school or emailing.
Best Wishes, Mrs Nute and Mrs Bartlett.
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Monday 19th July Sports Day for KS1 and KS2 - come in PE kit with a drinks bottle please.
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