What a busy week this has been! We started our block of swimming lessons at QMC this week in really hot temperatures. The children have coped with this really well and are thoroughly enjoying improving their swimming skills. There are three groups at the pool with the beginners and middle groups having teachers in the water with the children. This has helped enormously with those children who were very nervous in water at the start of the initial session. Thank you for sending in swimming kit – nobody has forgotten yet! One request – several children have the same towels. Please could you name them to avoid confusion. A name on the small label is a tremendous help, especially when we are checking for lost items in the changing rooms before we leave.
This week we have been continuing with our work on Goth Girl. This novel has proved very popular and has given the children many opportunities to use their creative skills. This week they have designed their own character in the style of Chris Riddell and are busy writing small booklets about them. These will later be placed on the class bookcases for others to read.
Maths has been Fractions Madness! We have been learning to use the Bar Model to find fractions of quantities. Please ask your child to show you how they would find three quarters of 28 using the bar model!
It was lovely to see so many of you at the Summer Fete tonight. The weather was perfect and a good time was had by all. Thank you for your support.
Remember it is an INSET day on Monday but we look forward to seeing the children again on Tuesday.
Enjoy the sunshine,
The Year 4 Teaching Team