Welcome to Class 4!
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This term our topic will be Rainforests. We will be finding out all about where rainforests are in the world and what makes them such a unique habitat.
Class 4 Staff
Teachers Mrs Hard and Mrs Housley
Teaching Partners - Mrs Wraige
We have been blessed with a wonderful sunny start to term 5, so please ensure your child has suncream and a hat to protect them during the hottest part of the day.
We have started our rainforest topic by reading lots of facts about the world's rainforests and the weird and wonderful animals that live there. Our class novel is The Explorer by Katherine Rundell, which is about four children stranded in the Amazon rainforest after a plane crash. The children are thoroughly gripped and can't wait to find out what happens next.
In maths we have begun learning about decimals, particularly tenths and hundreths. On Monday in PE, we enjoyed our first cricket session with Mr Marshall. Please ensure your child always has their PE kit in school for Mondays. Our ukulele lessons continue this term so please make sure that ukuleles are in school for Tuesdays. Next week we have an exciting visit from Zoolab when we will get to meet some animals who live in the rainforest.
Have a lovely weekend in the sun.
Mrs Hard and Mrs Housley
Zoolab animal encounters: Tuesday 24th April time to meet some residents of the rainforest.
We have managed to secure tickets to hear Cressida Cowell talk about her new book during the afternoon of 9th May.
We have a date for our class assembly - Friday 25th May - do keep the date free if you can.
Mrs Hard's Book of the Month - April
Title: Song of the Dolphin Boy by Elizabeth Laird
It has been difficult to choose my book of the month for April as there are so many excellent books out there to choose from at the moment. However, I have selected Song of the Dolphin Boy as it is a gripping and moving tale of a young boy called Finn, who doesn't fit in with the other children in his small Scottish fishing village. But then, one day something unexpected happens to Finn and a whole new world is revealed to him. This new world brings troubles of its own and Finn realises he must turn to the Lighthouse Crew for help, but these are the same children that have always bullied and left him out. Can he trust them with his secret?
Mrs Hard's Book of the Month - March
My recommended book for year four this month is The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell. It is a fantastic adventure story set in a strange and magical land inhabited by Wizards and Warriors. Xar is a wizard boy who has no magic and is desperate to get it. Wish is a warrior girl who owns something forbidden, something magical. This book is funny, scary and a real page turner. I would recommend it to boys and girls, it is the perfect bedtime read to share with a grown up. They will enjoy it as much as you.
Home Learning Opportunities
Wednesday: Reading to an adult
Friday: RE Discussion