Hello everyone and Welcome to Year 4!
Year 4 - Boreal Owls
Teacher: Miss Lois MacDonald
TA: Mrs. Julie Grayshon
TA: Miss. Beckie Sharples
This week we are learning...
English- exploring the story of The Great Kapok Tree
Maths- subtraction, focus on using place value to understand different subtraction methods
Guided Reading- this week we are exploring chapter 4 of our book.
Topic- exploring the four different layers of the rainforest and beginning to understand which rainforest animals reside in each layer
PSHE- understanding what is a risk, hazard, and danger
Science- explore the different animal species and being able to group them and classify them
Dear Boreal Owls and Parents,
Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year but now ready to get back to our classroom and continue on our learning journey, together! I plan for our classroom to not just be a hive for learning but also one that is filled with fun, laughter and smiles. I am very much looking forward to getting back to the classroom and share with you all that I have planned for this term.
This term, our topic is The Rainforest! I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to be teaching you one of my all time favourite topics! It also links in perfectly with our Science for the term which focuses on Living Things and their Habitats.
Spring Term 1 Important information
If you have any questions or wish to discuss anything with me, please let me know.
Miss MacDonald, Mrs. Grayshon and Miss Sharples
Whole Class Guided Reading
This term, we will be continuing with doing guided reading as a whole class and enjoying the same book together. The book we are going to be delving into this term is...
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Written and illustrated by C. S. Lewis.
If you have any copies of the story at home that you would be happy for your child to bring in and use in class, I would be extremely grateful. Having a copy of their own would be extremely useful to have so if you do not have a copy at home but are willing to buy your child a copy of the story that they can bring into a keep at school, would make a huge difference and be truly appreciated. Any books that come in would need to be labelled with your child's name and they will be kept at the front of the classroom, next to my desk, in our guided reading book shelf. Once we have finished the book, the children will then be able to take their copy home and continue to enjoy this book in the future.
Please feel free to speak to me about this if you have any questions or wish to discuss further.
Can you climb the Reading Rainbow?
A new reading rainbow challenge is coming to Boreal Owls this term and I have upped the level of challenge! We have discussed our new challenge today and the children are all very excited to take on the new reading challenges!
Pineapple Reading Rainbow Challenge
Plum Reading Rainbow Challenge and Pomegranate Reading Rainbow Challenge
Are you up for the challenge?!