A number of children have misplaced their homework and home spelling books. If this is the case, please check at home, and any other places where they may have been doing homework and send them in if found.
Our whole school topic for the Summer term is 'The Great Outdoors'. Below is a PDF showing the main ideas the children have planned for each Area of Learning and Experience.
After half term we will be focusing on Time in maths. The questions that the children are expected to tackle in Y4 relate to calculating duration, converting between 12 and 24 hour clocks and working with timetables. Please could you practise telling the time on analogue and digital clocks over the holidays.
Home Task: Make a 3D dragon
You could use crayon, paint, felt pens, tissue, foil etc.
No larger than A3. Please bring your dragon to school on Monday 26th February
Singing Solo: Y Deryn Du
The lyrics are below. These have also been sent home on an A5 slip:
Y Deryn Du
Dyna ti yn eistedd y deryn du,
Brenin y goedwig fawr wyt ti,
Cân, dere deryn, cân, dere deryn,
Dyna un hardd wyt ti.
Instrumental and dance performances will be judged on the Monday 26th - please remind your child to bring any instruments or music they will need.
Using Scratch to learn code
This term we have been learning how to code using the programming language Scratch. Lots of the children are very keen to practise at home, which is easy to do by either using the online editor or by downloading the offline editor onto your computer. The project we have started with is Boat Race which you can download below, but there are many others available for free from the Code Club website or Code.org. There is also another programming resource called j2 which is available through your child's Hwb account.
Scratch online editor (used online rather than downloading software onto your device):
Scratch offline editor (doesn't need the internet but requires you to download onto your device):
Code Club for projects and info:
Code.org for more info and projects for learning code:
We have had a great start to Spring Term, kicking off our exciting topic 'Magic and Mystery' with two immersion days. Below are some photographs from our Forensic Science workshop and our class planning session.
The children will all be bringing their Hwb passwords home this week. Please log-in over the weekend with your child to explore the resources available.
Please could all children who haven't already done so, return their yellow permission forms by December 7th. We will need these to enable the children to visit the church to practise for our carol concert. Many thanks.
We have been working hard on a special project, to design a new landmark building for Cardiff. After learning about famous buildings and architects, we used our Tasc Wheel to produce our own concepts. Working together in small groups, we narrowed our ideas down to one and refined this into an 'investor' presentation to class. Here are some of the pictures from our pitches.
Abacus Active Learn
Thank you to everyone for trying their logins. Please could you encourage the children to play and complete their games. They are a huge help when developing mental calculation skills. In order for them to be most effective children should attempt to complete bronze, silver and gold levels in one sitting. Please could you monitor the number of unplayed games your child has.