Lots of plants around school are flowering at the moment but we discovered that there are plants that never flower or produce seeds in this week’s science task.
It’s good to see how much more confident the children have become in using the four maths operations. In September memorising times tables facts was tricky for some children but now formal written multiplication of numbers with 2, 3, 4 or 5 digits is no problem at all. Other maths news: the boys beat the girls in a Sumdog competition this week. They answered almost twice as many questions as the girls. However, next week we’ll do the contest again but this time the winning team will be the one that answers the most questions correctly.
On Thursday we learned to make iMovie trailers. The children choose a genre and then add video, photos and sound effects. Next week we’ll turn the classroom into a cinema and watch the finished films. I hope I don’t choke on my popcorn.
My choices Gold Book were Lubaya and Liam. Liam has made outstanding progress: 24 months in maths and 26 months in reading. He has a great attitude both in class and in the playground. Liam is enthusiastic, and always positive and kind. The most pleasing change in Lubaya in Year 4, has been to see the growth in her confidence. She has gained a tremendous amount of belief, resilience and determination and that has had a massive impact on her progress and potential for the future. 19 months progress in Maths and 14 in reading.
Annual reports were given out today. I tried to have a bit of fun by teasing the children about what I had written but nobody was fooled. They all knew that they had a lot to be proud of, and despite occasional barks and growls they know that I care for them deeply. I have tried really hard to find the right words to express my thoughts and feelings about how your child has progressed in Y4 but please let me know if there is anything that you would like to discuss.
5 days left. I hope that they are days that we will never forget.
Have a great weekend.