It is definitely feeling like summer especially on Saturday at the fair. It was lovely to see so many of the Year 4 children attending and helping on their parents’ stalls.
This term has been very busy with many highlights. We have been learning about Anglo Saxon times and the children have particularly enjoyed learning about their beliefs in many gods.
One of our highlights was Healthy Mind;Healthy Body week. During this week, we learned how we can keep our minds and bodies well. Each day we did a run around the track and we spent a bit of time meditating and being mindful.This was a very calming experience and one which I hope children will continue to develop and use when they are worried, stressed or need focus..
We learned about sun safety, and through our science investigations with UV beads, we explored the importance of wearing high SPF sun-creams to protect us from damaging UV rays (even on a cloudy day). Children generated their own questions to investigate :
“Which sun-creams reduce the effect of UV rays the most?”
“Are more expensive brands more effective than cheaper brands?”
“Which materials are most effective at blocking UV rays the most?”
We made sun safety bookmarks and attached our UV beads to remind us of our sun safety rules:
Slip – on a T-shirt
Slap – on a hat
Slop – on sun cream
Seek – shade
Slide – on sunglasses
AND drink plenty of water.
The following day we attended Sports day where we showed excellent sportsmanship and supported our peers with words of encouragement and praise.
Additionally, we began to learn about the Five Ways of Wellbeing. Connect, Give, Notice, Be Active and Keep Learning. Through a range of activities we explored each of these areas and hopefully the children will now adopt some of the strategies in their own lives. We learned how to sign our names as part of our learning a new skill. We loved this!
On Friday, we ended the week with a focus on healthy eating . The children created their own overnight oats in a jar – a very healthy alternative to sugary cereals.
Year 4 played in the annual music concert demonstrating how far they have come in learning their stringed instruments. A beautiful recital Year 4. Well played!
We have many many words to learn for the summer production so please remember to keep practising at home. It will be well worth it, as the production promises to be spectacular!