Children will be working in groups of two or three next week to build a Viking Longboat and Viking Long House. Could all children please bring in as much of the following: small boxes, spare cardboard, straws, lollypop sticks, foil, kebab sticks, milk bottle caps and any other useful materials you think they could put to good use. Thank you
Please remember to have your PE kit in school for Monday and Friday each week. Long hair must be tied back and jewellery removed.
- Using cm. squared paper draw 5 irregular shapes. Next measure and mark each side. Underneath each shape calculate their perimeters.
BY MONDAY (SOONER IF POSSIBLE)
- E-mail to the class teacher, in no more than 3 sentences, your favorite moments in year 4 and talk about what you feel you have achieved this year.
- My targets – These should include two things which you would like to improve in year 5.
On a sheet of A4 paper children will draw part of a chosen rainforest creature and use mark making techniques we have taught them in school to add detail. Close observation and attention to the finer details will be the key to success.
Note to parents
Before the children start the art task, lead them to watch a clip on youtube called “Austins Butterfly.” They have seen this in school but it’s an excellent teaching tool and will do no harm to watch it again. This will help you in supporting your children.
First google “Layers of the rainforest” to find out about them prior to our lesson in school. Draw their own representation of them and label each layer. They can use materials to collage their picture or colouring pencils, water colours or just mark making. No felt pens please.
This project should be completed and handed in by Wednesday 5th May.
Please could you all remember to keep every plastic milk bottle top you can as we need them for our art lessons. Thank you.
Our new topic for next term is ‘Rainforests’ so in preparation for this we are setting the children a mini project over the Easter holidays. Please produce a five page, A4 booklet about five animals that live in the rainforest. Each page should focus on one animal and should contain equal amounts of pictures and text.
Some of the information you could talk about includes what the animal eats, its habitat, how it is adapted to the rainforest and what its characteristics are. This should be handed in on Wednesday 20th April. Please don’t copy and paste large chunks of text, write it in your own words.
Have a great Easter break!
Mrs Lody and Mr Lagdon