We have had such a great week! I have been so pleased to see how hard-working this class is-we all certainly have Growth Mindsets!

Despite the fact it's been a 4-day week, it has been jam packed full of learning!

In Maths, we have been looking at number bonds to 100 and using number lines to find the difference. I have been blown away with the work they have produced-and so many children have been really challenging themselves!

In English, we have been doing lots of reading! We all took our Star Reading tests, and I am pleased with how they ALL did. This has given us a good idea of our new ZPD ranges, and what our reading targets will be. I have also been pleased with the number of quizzes that have been taken, just in week 1 alone! We have also done a whole-class comprehension, making sure we always refer back to the text and use our inferential skills, when needed, to find clues within the text.

In Science and History the children have been mind-mapping all that they know about 'Electricity' and 'The Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings'. At the end of half term, we will do the same activity to show just how much they have learnt-and there's a lot to learn!

In RE, we have been looking at the Bible, and what it actually. We talked about how it is a holy book that tells us all about God's love for us and how it teaches us how to be a good follower of Christ, knowing right from wrong. This half term, we will book looking at many stories within the bible and what messages they contain.

Along with all that learning, we have also been practising our handwriting, playing flutes and clarinets and reminding ourselves about the importance of having a Growth Mindset.


It has been great to see so many children reading at home this week! Reading at home is so important in the development of the children's reading, and the amount they read at home really is evident in their school progress. Please make sure all the class keep up with their regular reading at home, and also ensure that when they do read it is dated and signed by someone at home. As I have not set any home work this week, I ask that you prioritised and encourage regular home reading. The little yellow 'Reading Logs' are for the children to record their quiz scores, in school. They may also be used to make notes on the book they are reading, if they wish to, but this is not compulsory.

Thank you, year 4, for a fantastic first week back. I am very excited for the year ahead, and I have no doubt that if you continue with the hard work and effort that you have shown this week, you WILL succeed!

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Slater


AuthorCatherine Slater