Mr Sussman

4 Kite

Welcome to Life at KPS for Year 4

Mr Sussmann and Mrs Thamu warmly welcome you to Year 4.

The aim of this page is to highlight some of the fantastic learning that has been happening in Year 4, this page will be updated monthly, with photographs and information about the learning we have completed during the month.

We hope you enjoy looking through these updates and do discuss your child’s learning with them to celebrate their success. We look forward to any suggestions you may have to make your child’s learning a pleasant experience.

Mrs Thamu

4 Crane

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September 2020

4 Kite

Year 4 Kite have started their year by discovering our prolific class bird the Kite. Our class has been particularly excited to see so many specimens flying over the school. We have used meditation techniques to imagine ourselves in the body of both the kite and a small mouse (its potential prey). The children have used this experience to create beautifully decorated poems about the Kite.

We have also been producing Kite themed flying kites which the children have taken outside on the playground to test.

We have worked together on producing a class charter which the children developed collectively. The charter encourages all of the children to follow the class rules as well as being positive, encouraging and believing in themselves.

We have also been reading our class book, Till Owlyglass by Michael Rosen. Till Owyglass tells the story of some naughty children who learn about the infamous medieval trickster Till who uses his guile to turn a mirror on the foolishness of others. The whole class is looking forward to all the rest of the stories we will hear this year.

4 Crane

To start year four, we have been looking at our aims and aspirations.  We discussed what this meant and how we could illustrate our thoughts on paper to display on our ‘Flying High Board.

Respect in the classroom and the wider environment was discussed and the children created their own class charter which they signed and also sealed with their hand prints.  Rules specific to the current situation were discussed with great enthusiasm and children produced posters to ensure all were aware.

We have also looked at our bird of Sikhi – The Crane.  The children have learnt the significance of the crane in our Gurbani. We have taken a vast amount of information and learnt how to annotate it, allowing us to extract the relevant parts. We revised using a dictionary to look up any words we did not understand. As a class we brain stormed some amazing adjectives and looked at enhancing our work using similes.  We then proceeded to write a poem on the crane.

Using various types of shading, we have been sketching the crane.  The ancient Japanese art of paper folding – origami was great fun and the children loved making their own birds.

Our class book is ‘The Railway Children’ by E Nesbit.  The children love listening to the story and cannot wait to find out what will happen next.

Finally, it is lovely to see the children have great fun in sharing their ideas and coming together as a class.