We hope that everyone arrives back for Spring Term refreshed and ready to learn. We have now said goodbye to our Ancient Egypt topic and are welcoming in The Rainforest as our new topic. As part of this topic we will be going on an exciting trip to the Sharston Industrial Estate to visit the Longley Lane Recycling Centre. At the recycling centre the children will learn all about how and why we should recycle properly and the impact this has on the planet and conservation but most importantly, they will get to see the amazing machinery inside the centre, which for want of a better word, is seriously cool.
The 2nd and 3rd week of term will have our final two swimming lessons
Homework handed out on Fridays
Homework handed in by Thursday morning (latest for marking)
Reading journals handed in on Thursdays for marking
PE kits brought in - this term's P.E (Basketball & Gymnastics)
Water bottles brought in
Healthy Snacks - Fruit, Rice Cakes, Veg etc
Year 4 is a great year for the children with lots to look forward to including 3 exciting trips; a production and swimming, among the usual learning. Below is an outline of the some of the topics children will learn in Year 4.
The Water Cycle
Animals in their habitats
The Human Body (Teeth and Digestion)
It's been a busy term and a long time since the page has been updated but I have a moment to spare now and 4DS have had lots of exciting new learning experiences which I'd like to share for you all; starting with the school trip. The behaviour on the trip was fantastic, your children all represented Heyes Lane admirably.
One particularly memorable part of the trip, of which I was extremely proud of the children, was when they held their shields and practised Roman Army formations for almost an hour in the blisteringly cold rain. As a person from the North East, I felt particularly pleased that the next generation can tolerate the good old Blighty weather.
I have uploaded some pictures and videos of the trip below for your enjoyment.
26/09/16 - Science
On Monday 26th September, 4DS were put to work (as they rightfully should.) Under the harsh stare of the foreman Mr Swinburne, they used their knowledge of circuits to test every single piece of electrical equipment in the science cupboard. To bolster their understanding of life in olden times, they were paid nothing for their services. Despite this, much learning took place and smiles were on faces.
Hello and welcome to 4DS!
My name is Mr Swinburne and I'm new to Heyes Lane Primary School. I've enjoyed meeting and working with all of the children in the early weeks of the Autumn term and am looking forward to a positive year to come.
I will keep our class webpage up-to-date with important information and photographs of children's learning throughout the year. Please keep checking back for updates!
PE kit consists of:
White t-shirt, black shorts/leggings, pumps/trainers for indoor games. Trainers must be worn for outdoor games, and children will have bare feet for dance and gymnastics. Please make sure your child has their named PE kit in school every day.
Our PE lesson will be on a Thursday morning (Thursday P.E this half term will consist of an 'active life' session delivered by a sports coach aimed at increasing our overall fitness levels!) After the children have finished P.E and had a snack they will get changed again and be ready to go to the leisure centre for their swimming lesson.
(Please provide your children with a snack on Thursday as their back to back P.E and swimming lesson will be physically demanding and a snack will help them get the most out of these sessions.)
Please ensure PE kits are in school every day, as our lesson could change depending on the weather.
Children should read each day and complete reading journals. Reading can be done independently or with an adult but it is always really helpful to discuss what you've read with someone who can ask you some questions about it. Mrs Cody and I will be checking reading journals every Thursday whilst the children are at swimming. Each entry into the journal will earn them a house point and if children provide in-depth comments about the books they have read then there is the chance for them to earn stars as well.
(In depth comments include a child; writing about a word they learned the meaning of, plus an example sentence; a review of the part of the books they have read including what they liked or didn't like about it; a comparison to another book; or any other comment which shows a deeper understanding of the text they have read. )
These will be sent home every Friday and spelling tests will take place the following Thursday.
Maths and Literacy homework:
This will also be given out each Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday.
Our Autumn topic is: The Romans!
The children who completed their homework projects have all had a chance to present them to the rest of the class and what was clear was the amount of effort which had been put in by both the children and the parents. Myself and the children learned a lot about the Romans from these projects.
On a Friday afternoon 4VG will be taught by the wonderful Mrs Potts who will be covering R.E and French.
I will be there for the children's pick ups every day except Friday afternoons should you have any questions.
All the best