Year 4 March Update

It has been so great to have a full classroom again, we have really covered a lot in a short space of time.

In literacy, we have been making links to our science topic of ‘Living things and their habitats’. We have written an information text on an endangered animal of our choice and a piece of persuasive writing considering a balanced argument for and against zoos, and forming our own opinions.

As mathematicians, we have learnt strategies for adding and subtracting fraction and formal multiplication and division.

In our creative subjects, we have been learning guitar in music and developing our sketching skills in art.

In computing, we have been learning all about computer networks, how they communicate and link to the internet through a router.

As geographers, we have been exploring the earth and how it is divided, learning about the equator, longitude and latitude and the topics of cancer and the two poles.

As you can see, an extremely busy few weeks with lots of fantastic learning. Have fabulous Easter break and we will look forward to seeing you all again after.

Miss Booth – Year 6 Class Closure

Dear Parents and Carers,

Unfortunately, I have been informed of a positive case of COVID-19 and as a result, now have to close Miss Booth’s year 6 class. One of the children became ill with symptoms last Tuesday after being in school on Monday, and has been isolating since. We were notified today of the test result and have been advised that all children and staff in this class, will need to isolate until midnight on Thursday March 25th. All children will be expected back in school on Friday 26th.

I have liaised closely with the Telford and Wrekin Health Protection Hub and the Local Authority.
I appreciate that this may be concerning for you, especially as the children have only just returned, but I would like to reassure you that the school risk assessments are tight, all health and safety measures have been very strictly followed, and no other class bubbles have been affected currently.

I apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards

Yvonne Crilly

Headteacher

Newsletter 5.3.21.

Good afternoon!
Please find attached this week’s Woodlands newsletter. We hope that you enjoy looking at all the pictures from World Book Day and some of the learning that has been happening both in and outside of school.
Have a great weekend-see you ALL on Monday!!!Newsletter 5.3.21ewsletter 5.3.2.1.

Assembly1.3.21

Good Morning!
This morning’s Picture News assembly poses the question: Should we choose products based on their packaging?
The Coca-Cola company is testing a new paper bottle as part of a long-term strategy to remove plastic from its packaging. The sample bottle is made by a Danish company from an extra-strong paper shell that still contains a thin plastic liner. The overall ambition is to create a 100% recyclable, plastic-free bottle capable of preventing gas escaping from carbonated drinks.
We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!

Assembly 1.3.21 Packaging

Year 4 Remote Learning W.C 1.3.21

I hope that you have all had a lovely weekend and manged to make the most of the glorious weather we have had.

Please see our weekly overview below:

overview

Daily planning will be posted throughout the school day on our Class dojo pages so remember to check regularly.

This week in literacy, we will be using our descriptive writing skills to write a character description of the character description Merlin from our class story ‘King Arthur’. We will be focusing on using expanded noun phrases, similes and making high level vocabulary choices to make our writing more interesting.

In maths this week, we will be finishing our work of the short, written method for multiplication and then moving onto the formal division written bus stop method for division, with no remainders.

 

In our foundation subjects, we will be focusing on rhythm, pulse and dynamics through body percussion and song. For computing, we will be recognising how network devices make up the internet and connect via routers.

 

As well as all of this, we will also be celebrating world book day on Thursday in school and at home. On Thursday, we will be inviting you to share your world book day clues via a TEAMs meeting (more details to follow). Then on Friday, we have a virtual visit from an Author as well as completing other World Book Day activities.

Whole School Reopening 8.3.21

Dear Parents and Carers,
As you will all have undoubtably heard (and have been eagerly awaiting) the Government have announced that schools will open to all pupils again, from March 8th 2021. The staff team and I are all really excited about this announcement and are very much looking forward to welcoming all of our children back to school…our school building just does not feel the same without everyone here!
Just a few reminders for you to consider before the children come back:
All COVID Safety measures will remain the same, (one way system, 2m social distancing, wearing of face masks etc) at both the start and the end of the day and whilst the children are inside (and outside) the building. Please see our risk assessment for full details.
Chn will be encouraged to follow the ‘hands, face, space’ guidance as before and will continue to sit as they were before Christmas, side by side, each having their own equipment and materials.
Chn will be required to wear full school uniform unless it is a PE day. Please can you ensure that on those days, the children are also wearing the correct PE uniform – thank you.
I would ask you to also ensure that you keep in close contact with school and let your child’s teachers know if you or your children do develop symptoms.