15/09/2017 at 20:25
Welcome again to our 4C blog.
It has been another busy week and the children are really settling into the routines of Year 4 now.
On Monday afternoon the children began their half term rotation of activities including cooking, coding, art and farming. I was lucky enough to be treated to a bowl of gnocchi and delicious pasta sauce using fresh produce from the farm – I even asked Mrs Sloan for the recipe so I can have a go at home myself! These sort of activities really demonstrate the wonderful experiences our children at Farfield can be exposed to – this doesn’t happen in every primary school out there!
In maths this week we have continued our work on place value. We have identified what each digit within a four digit number represents, found different ways to partition a number and have used part-part-whole models and bar models to help us visualise these partitions. We have also continued to practise our 6x tables.
In literacy we have identified different text types and their features and have started our work on explanation texts.
We had a really fun and hands-on science lesson this week with the children exploring different circuit components, including, batteries, wires, bulbs within bulb holders, buzzers and motors. The children had to work through a number of challenges and make certain circuits, drawing and labelling their completed circuit each time.
Swimming began on Tuesday afternoon – all the children were assessed by pool staff at Bramley Baths and will start in their groups on Tuesday 19th September. We also started our PE sessions on Thursday afternoon with children taking part in tag rugby, athletics, OAA or cycling.
Extreme Learning began this week – we started the week very well but this did drop off a bit towards the end of the week. We finished with a weekly average of 83%. I have set the class the challenge of getting over 90% this next week.
Maths homework has been sent out again this week and I know that children are continuing to use Mathletics in addition to this. Learning logs are due back into school this next week.
Congratulations to Anju and Gita who were both celebrated in our Special Mention Assembly on Friday afternoon.
15/09/2017 at 09:54
The children have had another fantastic week this week. They have been concentrating and working hard.
In maths we have continued to work on the place value of 4 digit numbers. Next week we will begin looking at negative numbers and Roman Numerals.
In literacy we have been looking closely at the features of an explanation text. We have worked on using conjunctions and time adverbs to order the steps. We watched a video of how to launch a hot air balloon and then ordered the steps using time adverbs like first, next and after that.
In Science the children are building circuits today with Miss Howells. They are really looking forward to this practical work.
Next week we will begin thinking about building our electronic games. Please could you send shoe boxes in if you have any at home.
The first swimming session went well. The children were assessed and put into groups. Amazingly everyone remembered their kit! Well done 4K!
For homework this week, the children need to complete work on place value. Please can they also practise the Y3/4 spellings that were sent home in their learning logs.
Mrs Kroon/ Mrs Howells
10/09/2017 at 16:31
Hello all and welcome to the 4K blog. The children have made a fantastic start to Year 4, listening well and picking up the new routine quickly! Well done 4K!
We begun the new school year by writing a newspaper report about our holidays and collecting leaves to identify trees in the school grounds. In maths we begun work on the place value of 4 digit numbers. We also looked at maps of the world and found out about different continents and countries
Our main topic this term is electricity. The children will begin by building a variety of circuits and will finish the term by making electronic games. Please can you save and send in any shoe boxes that you have at home so we can use them for our games.
Swimming begins this Tuesday and you should have received a letter detailing what your child needs to bring. Our PE day will be on Thursdays and children can wear their red hoodies on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Our Literacy topic will be on writing explanations. The children will sometimes receive spelling lists to learn on a Thursday but should also keep practising the words that they don’t know from the Year 3/4 list in their learning log homework books.
In maths we are continuing work on place value. I have set times tables practise for homework. This should be handed in by Wednesday please. I have also asked the children to try and achieve at least 1000 points on Mathletics each week. This week they should go on the place value games. It is now possible to download Mathletics onto children’s tablets and I find this is a quick and easy way for them to use it if they have a tablet.
I will be teaching the class Monday to Thursday and Miss Howells will be teaching on a Friday.
I hope you have all had a great weekend.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me or ask when you drop your child off.
Beth Kroon/ Rebecca Howells
08/09/2017 at 20:51
Welcome to our 4C blog.
I would like to start by saying a huge thank you to all the staff and children for making me feel so welcome and part of the Farfield family; I have thoroughly enjoyed my first week at the school.
It has been a busy first week – we have undertaken some ‘settling in’ activities and we drew self portraits on Tuesday afternoon, focussing on using different sketching techniques. I was very impressed with the results!
We have also spent time using the fantastic school grounds for a walk – finding, identifying and sorting leaves from all the different trees around us.
In maths this week we have looked at sequences of numbers as we begin our work on place value. We have also recapped on the 3x table and explored the relationship between this and the 6x and 9x tables. Maths homework has been sent out and children have their Mathletics passwords stuck into the front of their maths homework book.
In Literacy we have reflected on our summer break and the various adventures we have all encountered! We planned and wrote about events in the summer holidays in a newspaper report.
Electricity is our focus in Science this half term and we began by identifying electrical items and then sorted these in a Venn diagram for those that are mains powered and those that are battery powered.
Next week we will be starting Swimming (Tuesday afternoon) and PE (Thursday afternoon). An email has been sent out and all children should have brought home a letter about the arrangements for swimming.
Congratulations to Umayr and Sarah who were both celebrated for a fantastic start to Year 4 in our Special Mention Assembly on Friday afternoon.
Please take a moment to refresh yourself on our blogging guidelines as we start a new academic year.
26/07/2017 at 17:44
Well after an emotional last day, I just wanting to say thank you to you all. The last 11 years at Farfield have been amazing. I have met and worked with some remarkable people, young and not so young and the impact they have had on my life will stay with me forever.
I am completely overwhelmed with the messages and gifts I have received from past and present children, parents and families. Even though I am a Coventry lad and Moortown resident, I feel proud to have been part of the Farsley community for so long. I can’t thank you all enough.
To the Year 6’s I want to wish you all the best for the future. I was lucky enough to teach both classes in Year 4, with Mrs Kroon, Mrs Wilson and Mrs Cruse. I sat in the End of Year assembly today with the biggest smile on my face, thinking about the all the fun and hard work we did during Year 4. You are a special year group, full of amazing young people who will make an impact on the big wide world as you grow up. The grit, determination and passion you have shown, during your time at Farfield, will definitely take you on to great things. Make sure you show your new school what a Farfield child is!
To my current class and all the other classes, I want to say thank you. The happy and funny Mr G that I have read some much about in my cards, is only that because of you all. It is easy to be this person when I am surrounded by such amazing, happy people myself, who want to grab life with both hands.
Finally, I would like to thank my Farfield family, all the staff, past and present. You are an amazing bunch of people who I truly love. You have brought so much joy to my life. The children of Farsley are blessed to have such brilliant people teaching and caring for them.
I hope you all have a fantastic summer and I look forward to seeing what amazing things you all get up to next.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
21/07/2017 at 20:06
We had a great afternoon at Fanwoods and the children that missed it earlier in the year were pleased to have the chance to go. The weather brightened up just in time and the children thoroughly enjoyed getting stuck in.