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Year 4

Wow! We are already coming to the end of week two and the Summer holiday seems a long time ago. We’ve had a great time getting to know your children and they’ve all settled well and made a fantastic start to the year.

We have been very busy starting all our new units of work. In Science we are looking at States of Matter and the children had great fun with an experiment trying to find a way of getting an alien (jelly baby) out of a hailstone.

Over the summer the year group were sent postcards from people holidaying all around the world, they have had cards from Abu Dhabi, Australia, Mexico and even Iceland.  They’ve then enjoyed using Atlases to locate all the countries and will go on to explore some of them in more detail.

In English we have been reading a book called the Clockwork Dragon and next week we are going to be starting our first Talk for Writing unit based on a dragon story. To ‘hook’ the children into our unit we had a very manic morning planning and making ‘Junk Dragons’.

We are also excited to let you know that this term your children are having a weekly music lesson with a qualified music teacher who will be teaching them how to play the Ukulele. We will then be holding a concert on Wednesday 6th December at 10am for you to come and here what they have learnt.

Another date for your calendar is Tuesday 14th November when we will be taking the children to the cinema to see Boss Baby.

We are all really impressed with the way the children have settled into Year 4 and the enthusiasm they have shown so far, we are looking forward to a great year ahead.