Year 4 News
Half Term Reading Challenge!
We have got an exciting challenge for Year 4 this Half Term - we would like to challenge the children to 'Get Caught Reading' over the half term break!
We challenge them to ‘get caught reading’ either a fiction or non-fiction book, comic, magazine or newspaper in a place that may be special to them, unusual or different in some way. As evidence, we would like them to be photographed reading their book.
Some ideas of places may be cuddled up in bed, in a treehouse, at the dinner table, in the park… I am sure the children will think of some more imaginative ideas!
The photographs need to be handed in to your child’s class teacher by Friday 1st March 2019. Please ensure that your child’s full name and class is written clearly on the back of the photograph. The photographs will then be very carefully considered and a winner, along with three runners-up, will be chosen. Runners-up will receive a house point each and the overall winner will receive three house points!
After the deadline has passed, we plan to use the photographs to create a display in school to celebrate reading in Year 4, so we are sorry to say that we are unable to return any photographs submitted.
Thank you for your support in encouraging your child to read. Happy reading! :)
Our Spanish Pen pals have answered us back!
"Dear penpal..." This is how the children from Trinity and Wolfson class decided to start their letters to children from a Spanish school some months ago, but why?
A friend who lives in Spain contacted us to ask something: "As I am an English teacher in Spain and you are teaching English children in the UK," he started, "how about exchanging letters with our children, so we can develop Pen PAL relationships?" "Yes!!!!" we answered... So, from that day we started to put various ideas together so both, Spanish students learning English and native English speakers could share cards and letters from each other, that way all our students would build confidence and would develop further their English skills.
Also, Pen pal letters provide the opportunity to break down classroom walls. They will provide an avenue to create better writers via an authentic audience. Every student will know that not only someone is actually going to read their letter, but also respond it.
Children from a school in Sevilla received our letters before Christmas and here in Cambridge, we have just received our letters inside these colourful envelopes ✈️✈️
Have you ever had a Pen PAL?
Thank you for joining us for our Science Cafe today!!!
We hope you had a really good time and enjoyed doing some activities with your children. We appreciate all your feedback and we'll take this on board for our next Learning Cafe.
We can't wait to see you there! What subject will it be linked with...? Shhhhhhh...
Miss Sanchez and Miss Hill
Happy New Year everyone!
Year 4 had a fantastic day at the Greek Workshop - we played Ancient Greek puzzles and board games, completed a quiz and learnt all about Ancient Greek armour and weapons. We even took part in our own mini Olympics!
Have a look at some of the pictures from the day :)