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Welcome to CS Lewis Class!

 

We are Year 4 pupils and our class teacher is called Mr Hopkins. Our lovely teaching assistants are called Mrs Gosal and Miss Treacy. We all work hard and try our very best. We follow the School Code and make sure that we are kind to everyone.

 

We do PE on Tuesdays and Fridays but it is best if PE kits are kept in school for the whole term. That way we are able to do extra PE easily if we want to. Kits can then be taken home for a wash at half term.

Remember, school PE kit is:

 

  • plain white T-shirt
  • plain black shorts
  • daps or trainers
  • plain black joggers and a warm fleece for outdoor PE in the colder weather
  • no earrings (please remove studs or provide tape to cover)

 

Please bring your reading book and record book into school every day and take it home again each evening. Part of the ongoing home learning is to read daily. It is really important for parents / carers / older siblings to hear children read as often as possible and talk about the book - this is still important even though your child is a fantastic fluent reader! Don't forget to keep track of your home reading in the book provided, as this will earn you merits and entry into our Golden Book! If you read 5 times at home per week, you will receive 2 merits.

 

Keep an eye on this page for updates and information about our class.

 

Term 1

This term our theme is CS Lewis – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. We will be enjoying this amazing book while improving our own writing skills! In French, we will be revisiting the vocabulary we learnt in Year 3 and learning how to greet one another and respond in French as well as learning the colours and numbers to 20. We continue to use our PSHE scheme (Personal, Social, Health Education) - called SCARF (Safety - Caring - Achievement - Resilience - Friendship). This term, we focus on friendship and keeping healthy. This scheme covers all areas of personal and social education as well as developing British values.

Curriculum Meeting Information for Parents

Term 2

 

In Term 2 our topic will be Can We Live More Sustainably? We will have a non-fiction focus in English where we will be exploring this question further and producing adverts and leaflets to persuade people to live more sustainably. We will also be trialing a Read, Write, Perform unit of work which will be based on Information Texts about wild animals who are in danger of losing their habitats. This unit of work will help to improve our inference and deduction skills, allow us to become sophisticated writers and even give us the opportunity to produce our very own David Attenborough style documentaries - we can't wait! In Maths we will be focusing on Measurement and Multiplication & Division as well as consolidating all the skills we have been learning since the start of the year.   We continue to use our PSHE scheme (Personal, Social, Health Education) - called SCARF (Safety - Caring - Achievement - Resilience - Friendship). This term, we focus on Healthy Relationships. This scheme covers all areas of personal and social education as well as developing British values. Please see the Term 2 Overview document on our class page for a more detailed week-by-week break down.

 

As ever, we would welcome as many home projects as possible this term - we were blown away by the quality of those produced in Term 1 and it would be lovely to see every child produce at least one project at some point in the year.

Week 2 Blog by Lily-May and Riley G

 

So far this term we have learnt lots of things. First, we talked about our new topic called 'How Can We Live More Sustainibly?'. We thought about ideas such as: recycling, using less plastic, walking or riding to school instead of driving and using less electricity. We have also been learning about palm oil and rainforest destruction.

 

We have had our first swimming session and have been put in to our swimming groups for the term. Surprisingly, only 3 children got the deep end!

 

Amazingly, we got a chance to go in the Life Bus and see Harold, Kiki and Derek. The life Bus taught us how to live healthily and have a more balanced diet. Harold and his friends went to a theme park and Harold went on a ride that took him to another planet where everyone and everything everyone does is the same. Harold (and us) learnt a valuable lesson: everyone is different and that is good because if we were all the same, life would be pretty boring and annoying.

 

We have enjoyed telling you all about our first 2 weeks back at school!

Week 4 Blog by Cairon and Jaymii-Leigh

 

So this last couple of weeks we have done lots of fun things such as singing for the KS2 Christmas show at the church. We've learnt 7 songs! We've even learnt some songs in Latin and classical songs so that we can sing in Ladyfield Church in Chippenham.

 

In class we have been learning about wildlife and sustainability. Sustainability is all about how to be eco-friendly and protect the planet. Being eco-friendly is really important in Lewis class. It is important because animals are going to be extinct if we don't look after the planet so please help them!

 

Swimming is very important to us too and our last swim will be Monday 10th December.

 

Sadly, the Santa Run had to be cancelled because of the weather but it might be happening this |Friday (14th December) instead so make sure that children wear a Christmas themed jumper, a woolly hat, jogging bottoms and trainers.

 

Next week we can't wait to watch the KS1 Nativity!

Term 3

 

This term has been very exciting for everyone! We have been learning so many exciting things about the Romans and their impact on our local area and the city of Bath. We have been on an amazing school trip to the Roman Baths in Bath with Year 3. On the trip we got to make mosaics and dressed up as Romans and we also drank the MOST disgusting water (but we were told it was good for us!). We walked around the baths and went in the hot room, the cold room and the warm room. We had an amazing experience. frown

 

In English we have been writing our own Roman myths based on the story of Neptune and Minerva and we also wrote biographies on a famous Roman figure called Boudicca. She was a fierce woman and lead a rebellion against the Romans which was very strange for back then.

 

In Maths we have been working hard on our arithmetic skills as well as spending time looking at area, perimeter and fractions. It's been a great term - we can't believe how quickly it has gone!

 

Reported by Lili and Oskar

World Book Day 2019!

Week 2 Blog:

 

We all had a lovely half term and came back to school refreshed! Our new topic is 'What's it Like to Live in Wiltshire' where we are learning all about our local area and the fantastic things to see and do in Wiltshire. Last week we really enjoyed the Year 3 and Year 6 violin concert in the hall - they were amazing! We are now having a lovely time learning how to play the violin with Mrs Tyson!

 

We also had a lovely walk to the library where we shared some stories with the librarian and had the chance to take out some books. On Thursday 7th March we all dressed up as our favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day. World Book Day is all about encouraging children to read more and share stories. The book we are reading in class is called The Pasta Detective. We are all enjoying it so far!

 

On Friday it is Red Nose Day and we are all practising for a talent show. We can't wait for next week because we gte to go to the museum.

 

We hope you have enjoyed reading this blog!

 

By Lily and Rhianna

Lewis Class' visit to the library

Lewis Class' Visit to Chippenham Museum

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