Welcome to class 4L!
Our class teacher is Mr Lumsdon. If you have any questions or you would like to talk to him about anything, he is on the KS2 playground before and after school every day.
In 4L we are all positive and we like to ensure that everybody is promoting a growth mindset. We understand that in our work sometimes mistakes are just steps towards learning. Most importantly, we absolutely adore history which is Mr Lumsdon’s favourite subject too! We often link it to our learning in maths and english too.
This half term we are enjoying our Science work about sound. Using the Greenfields principles of science, we have worked with different instruments, we have worked in different locations and we all now understand that sound is the vibrations of air particles hitting your ear drum!
In Enquiry we are working on answering the question “What if you were born in the 1900s?” We wanted to find out about what children used to do for fun in the 1900s, and then we moved onto looking at different leisure activities and where people would go on holiday. One of our favourite lessons so far was when we looked at some old toys and even an old sewing machine! Mr Lumsdon had it hidden away in a locked box and we have to guess what was inside the box.
Here is an example below of some of the writing we have been doing. We have written recounts in first person; a travel guide to the Lands Beyond; conversations between characters and much more.
In Maths we are continuing to develop our reasoning skills so that we can share our understanding with each other. We regularly use Talk4Maths to solve problems as a class. Here is an example of some of the fantastic maths work we have been doing in our books.
To find out what we are learning about each half term, the Year 4 curriculum plans can be found here.
Each half term we have a learning reflection event to celebrate the work we have been doing. Our parents and carers are invited into school so that we can show them what we have been learning.
In Year 4, we also work on developing good learning habits. You can see them all by clicking on this link: GCPS Learning Habits. Mistakes are a part of life and when we make them in our lessons, they usually lead to learning! Having a Growth Mindset, Going for Gold and thinking of ways to improve our work ensure we try be the best we can be and earn lots of Greenfield stars and house points!
Important things to bring to school:
Water Bottles – children can bring their own water bottle into school and store it by the sink in the classroom. Please make sure that water bottles only have water inside.
Reading Folders – children need their reading book and reading diary in school every day.
PE – children need their PE kit in school every day. PE kit consists of a white t- shirt, black shorts and plimsolls/sand shoes.
Homework – Homework is sent home every Friday and needs to be completed and returned to school by Wednesday morning.
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