On Friday 11th of September we celebrated Roald Dahl Day. We all dressed up as characters from the well-known books. Ms. McCarthy read ‘Esio Trot’ to the class. We wrote Roald Dahl acrostic poems inspired by the writing of our favourite author. We then designed our own chocolate factories inspired by Willie Wonka and the Oompa Loompas.
Check out our lovely autumnal art. We experimented with water colour and worked with new techniques to create our masterpieces.
As part of our homework on Seesaw we had to compare leaves and fruits to identify trees. Some girls brought in their samples to school. We have them displayed on a class nature table.
We have been talking about Growth Mindset a lot in class this month. We have discovered that growth mindset is very important because, if you say something over and over to yourself, you start to believe it is true. We have been looking at fixed mindsets and usingaffirmations to help us develop a growth mindset. One of our favourite examples is;
Fixed mindset: Plan A didn’t work
Growth Mindset: Plan A didn’t work, but there are 25 more letters in the alphabet
Did you know, J.K Rowling was rejected by 12 publishers before publishing Harry Potter. She certainly has a growth mindset!
Weaving Well Being
We have been using the Weaving Well Being programme in class too. In 4th class the programme focuses on building resilience. We have discussed that resilience is the ability to bounce back. We acknowledge our feelings. We know it is not possible to be happy all of the time. But how do we deal with the worries and upsets that we sometimes face? We have been building a bank of resources to help us;
Jigsaw of perspective – we use perspective to see the big picture, not just the problems in our lives.
Lucky Dip of Distraction- we use a healthy distraction to help take our minds off problems or worries which we can’t do anything about
Planning pen- we ask three questions 1. Who can I talk to about this problem? 2. What should I do first? 3. What will I do if my plan doesn’t work?
Lesson 4 asks us to think about 5 people we can talk to about our problems and worries. Chat at home about who those 5 people might be.
At the start of every maths lesson we warm up with some mental maths. We have been answering questions based on numbers on a target board. We have been skip counting. We have been playing Queen of the Tables. Our newest game is Tables Snap. Tables are so important! Knowing them will help us later in the year when the problems get trickier. Emily gave us a great website to practice our tables at home https://www.timestables.com/
I hope you enjoy the last week of activities. There are some fun virtual tours again this week. There is a talent competition and some really fun art activities. We will also be finishing the novel we have been reading, Ickabog!
I can’t believe we are nearly at the end of the school year! I have been so impressed with all your work over the last number of weeks.
Keep an eye out on Seesaw for our end of year message before the end of the week. Have a brilliant week!
Can you believe it is the end of the school year already?! The last few weeks flew by. You have all been working so hard and I’m really proud of you all.
We have included some fun end of year activities for this weeks home learning- a summer bucket list, a talent show, some virtual schools tours and a few other activities. I think you’ll enjoy our final week!
Be sure to keep an eye on Seesaw during the week for an end of year message from me. I hope you all have an amazing last week of 4th class.
I hope you all had a great week and that you enjoyed the virtual tours.
Thank you for returning all your books.
Below are the Mental Maths answers for this week. Please correct your work using your red pen. If you’ve any questions, message me on Seesaw or your parents can contact me at: email@example.com
I am so proud of all the fantastic work you have done.