This term, we have begun reading the text “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” by Kate DiCamillo. Although we have not yet read very much, we are already totally enamoured with Edward, feeling like he is real rabbit and we are already empathising(and occasionally despairing) with his behaviour. He is quite a pompous, vain and arrogant character ( much like the Paw family and the Gods we have read about earlier in the year). The children have particularly enjoyed writing in role as Edward in his pompous tone using his vocabulary, such as “excruciating”, “grotesque”, “specimen” and “maw” (to name just a few).
Finishing off from last term, we published our newspaper articles and many of these are on display.
Thank you for the outstanding science homework submitted. We enjoyed playing our instruments together in a junk orchestra as well as testing the ear defenders for their sound insulating properties.many children have fed back that the homework was “fun” and they enjoyed doing it.
This term, we begin our living things and their habitats topic in science. We have had one of our forest school sessions during which the children have learned to identify and classify trees as well as pond invertebrates. Mrs Quirk’s new pond is thriving!
In maths, we begin our new learning journey learning to take measurements, read scales and convert between different units of measure. The more practical use of measures at home in baking, gardening or DIY the easier it is for children to develop a good understanding of this topic and the everyday application of this maths skill. So, get them helping and measuring!
Progress in learning times tables has been fantastic with the majority of children beating their scores weekly in the Wednesday times table challenge! Please keep up the regular practice to increase fluency and speed of recall. Who will be joining the 100 club next?
Hinduism is our new topic in RE and the children are thoroughly enjoying learning about the Hindu belief system. We have explored “puja” and Aishvene, from year 5, came and shared her knowledge with the class, bringing in objects from her home too. We have compared duties, responsibilities and “Dharma” with the Ten Commandments. Additionally, we have learnt about reincarnation, good and bad karma, and we have created our own Moskha Snake and Ladder board games.
Great news! Two of our pupils won the science poster competition which was judged by staff at Sevenoaks School. Both came from Year 4 and were awarded THE most amazing prizes for their efforts.