Spring Term's REAL Project
'Where will my wellies take me?'
What better way to spend our Spring Term, than rambling through the fields that surround our school and taking in our local area? Well, our next REAL Project will give us the opportunity to do just that as we venture off to find out, ‘where our wellies will take us.’
Throughout the project, we hope to create memorable experiences for the children by: visiting the Central Library to explore their historical archives, taking part in a village trail to find out what makes Scartho unique, popping in to see Reverend Sheena at St. Giles to ask her questions about religion in this area and, of course, by pulling on our wellies for some muddy, grubby exploring. This will all culminate in our public exhibition, which will be a community ramble hosted by the children themselves.
During our English lessons, we will explore the exquisite text, ‘Where My Wellies Take Me’ by Michael Morpurgo, which inspired the whole project. Using the images and poetry as a stimulus, we will aim to emulate Morpurgo’s work with our own descriptive writing. This learning journey will then be showcased in our sketch books, which we will look forward to sharing with you.
Alongside this, we will also enjoy reading a range of class novels: Charlotte’s Web and The Boy Who Biked the World being just two of them.
We're beginning Spring term with a look at measures, finding perimeter and area. Our first 'CBL' will be in second week back, where we will be developing our effective participator learning skill and challenging ourselves by reasoning. Before the first half term ends, we will also be revisiting two of the four operations: multiplication and division.
After half term, we'll continue our maths lessons with fractions, before moving on to decimals).
We have a big emphasis on making sure we learn our times tables in Year 4, as to meet end of year expectations, all children need to know up to their 12x tables. Help at home is vital to ensure your child grows in confidence with number and multiplication facts, and their love of maths continues to develop.
You can follow your Year 4 teachers on Twitter, with regular updates, photographs and reminders of what's happening at school.
You can also email us directly.
Miss Fawn: Nichola.Fawn@scarthojunior.co.uk
Mrs Goffin: Katherine.Goffin@scarthojunior.co.uk
Year 4's PE/Games days are Monday and Tuesday - a full kit is essential.