Year 4 Newsletter
Friday 8 May 2015
What have we been busy doing over the past week?
Topic: The children really enjoyed our topic studying what effect war had on children in the 1940s. They made gas masks, ration books, wrote letters home to parents and newspaper articles about the effects of war. We've now moved on and started our unit of work on Rainforests. This week we have done map work, looking at continents, the equator and countries which have rainforests. We will focus on rainforest plants first, followed by animals, people and finally environmental implications. Please see me if there are any experts at home that would like to speak to the children about an aspect of the rainforest!
Literacy: We are continuing our focus on writing newspaper articles and the children have begun to design and write the front page of a newspaper based on endangered rainforests.
Maths: We have been using column addition to add money in both euros and pounds and this week have been rounding numbers to the nearest ten, hundred, thousand and beyond.
Thank you to Maddie and Violeta's mothers for accompanying us to the Haagse Bos last Friday. It was a wonderful afternoon with the children working in groups to design and make a shelter. It was a fitting way to say farewell to Mrs Mac. I hope you enjoy the photos I attach with this newsletter, showing how well the children worked.
Just a reminder that Miss Karlis will finish work on 11 May and Mrs Conallin will replace her. There will be no school on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 May, so enjoy an extra long weekend!