It’s beginning to get a little bit Christmassy!


This week in English the Year 4 Team are daring to venture into a Christmassy mood with the introduction to an ‘Explanation Text’. Children will plan and draft their ideas to explain how Santa’s sleigh works! We’ve began with an elicitation (children demonstrate their explanation skills independently), and children were asked to explain how a hoover works. Children enjoyed it, letting their imaginations run away with them; a little like the ‘sit on’ hoovers that some were writing about! It should be fun….

Topic (Rivers)

Our children desperately need cardboard please. We are about to create a river journey and using a variety of collage techniques, intend to plan, research,  then create a magnificient piece of art work. We will display our new knowledge about rivers in our local area as well as rivers around the world.

Carols in the Playground

Year 4, 5 and 6 are now rehearsing songs for this  year’s Carols in the Playground. It would be a great idea for your children to begin practicing their singing skills at home and learning new lyrics to songs. Copying out the lyrics and drawing pictures or cartoons is an effective way of learning songs. Our performance will take place on Tuesday 17th December at 3.30 in the Year 6 play area. It would be fantastic to see parents and friends there, so pop the date into your diary.

Best wishes from the Year 4 Team