What a fantastic show the children gave last night at the Harpenden Public Hall. The children behaved well and coped admirably with the heat while they were waiting under stage for their turn to perform. The rousing performance of 'Cumbanchero' was fabulous and we hope it has been a great experience for the children to be involved in such a production. A special mention to the Orchestra and Choir members who have attended regular practice sessions with Mr Bishop at the end or start of school. Their hard work really paid off and they were able to give such a confident performance.
Well done to all the children (and parents) who completed the Harpenden trail over half term holiday. We hope you found it informative. We have continued with our topic since half term and explored the effect of the railway coming to Harpenden and from a geography perspective have begun thinking about plotting land use in the town now using our digital mapping programme 'digimap'.
In Science, we have been experimenting with different conductors and insulators in simple electric circuits. Part of our curriculum involves taking a part a plug and looking at how it is wired. It would be therefore helpful if the children can have some 'hands on' experience of this at home; perhaps taking a plug apart with adult supervision.
In Maths, both sets have been revising in preparation for our final assessment week next week. It would be beneficial that children make sure they get to bed early and are fully focused so they can 'show off' their best skills!
In English we have completed a short unit on a story from another culture. The children have written from the perspective of Gregory in 'Gregory Cool'. We plan to pick up this unit again towards the end of the term so if the children spot any stories from other cultures at home and would like to share them, that would be most welcome.
Next week, as we have said, is assessment week so there will be no separate spelling list but we are sending home red books to provide an opportunity to look over and recall all the spelling rules covered this year for a final spelling test next week. All assessment tests taken next week will be feedback in the end of year report.
Have a great weekend!
The Year 4 team