Settling in to Year 4
We hope you have had a fun filled summer break and are refreshed and ready to start your new and exciting learning journey in Year 4! On our first day back we started off by sharing our experiences from the summer holidays – lots of very unique and interesting spades to look at, linking to our transition theme of ‘Sam and Dave Dig a Hole’. We then spent some time getting to know our new Year 4 area by making classroom maps, complete with key and lots of attention to detail. We also created our class charter, thinking about what expectations we have of ourselves and each other. There were lots of really great ideas and the children took real pride in discussing them. We will return to this regularly in the year.
After our first day, we launched our first topic – Scrumdiddlyumptious! One of the questions we will be thinking about during this topic is ‘How has chocolate changed our world?’. To start thinking about this, we looked at some of the different people involved in chocolate production and the implications the chocolate industry has on these people. We also thought about Mr Wonka’s chocolate factory and designed our very own chocolate factory posters using water colours. They are so eye catching and would definitely encourage visitors the chocolate factories; we are going to love having them on display! One of the highlights of the week was our chocolate bar making. We had to work in chocolate design teams to firstly agree on what we wanted the bar to be like, then we melted and marbled the chocolate and finally added the delicious toppings. They look so professional, as if they were made in Hotel Chocolat – a company we are creating leaflets for this half term.
It has been a brilliant first few days getting to know the new Year 4s and we can already tell they are going to be fantastic. Have a look at the pictures to see us settling in.
Welcome to Year Four!
We are very much looking forward to the year ahead and have lots of exciting things planned in!
Left to right : Miss Hanafin (Ash class teacher), Mrs Teasdale (Y4 LSA), Mrs Lemar (Y4 LSA), Miss Grove (Pine class teacher), Mrs Folan (Y4 LSA)