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**Welcome to Year 4!**

Chestnut

Year 4 Curriculum guide and how you can help (click)

Welcome to Year 4!

I'm Miss Ife, the year 4 teacher at Coppice Farm Primary School. This page is dedicated to information about year 4, useful information across the school year we are involved with and a celebration of our hard work!

P.E. this half term (Autumn 2 2018) is taking place on a Monday. Some children will be going swimming (your child would have received a letter if it is their turn) or will be doing P.E. with Mr Lindsey.

Forest School will take place each Thursday. Please ensure your child has the appropriate clothing for this.

Extreme Reading Challenge: October Half Term Challenge!

Don't forget to take a photo of your child reading in an unusual location over the October half term holiday. The winner from each key stage will receive a prize!

Autumn 2018 Newsletter

Below is the Autumn 2018 newsletter which contains important information about the year. You should have received a paper copy of this but if not, just let me know and I can get one to you.

Forest School Smores - 25th October

Today in our Forest School session, we had ANOTHER fire! As a treat for the last week of half term, Miss Ife, Miss Jordan and Mrs Harrison brought in biscuits and marshmellows to make some smores. The children (and adults) really enjoyed putting their marshmellows on the fire and getting sticky!

Some of the girls also helped to sprinkle some wild flower seeds onto our Forest School area. Hopefully over the next year, they will grow!

Halloween Disco Decorations

Mr Brewster gave our class the important job of creating some Halloween decorations for the disco which took place on Thursday 25th October. The children really enjoyed creating spooky silhouettes and they looked fab on the night!

Forest School Art - 18th October

Some of the children chose to create some Forest school art today. They were given a paper plate with a hole cut out and sticky back plastic circles. They then chose different leaves to create a design to go inside the paper plate frame. These are currently on display on our classroom window. They look fantastic!

Retelling Aesop's Fables - 10th October

Our English topic is currently Fables. Today, the children were given a fable in small groups and they had to retell the fable to the rest of the class. The other children then had to work out which moral belonged to that fable from a given list.

Recommended Reading

Children in our class have been recommending books to other children by filling in a 'recommended read' cover. Daisy said she enjoyed Space Race because she liked the characters, even though one of them was mean!

Forest School - Our first fire! 4th October

Our first fire at Forest School involved toasting marshmellows on the fire. Some of the children also used the saw to chop some of the larger logs down.

Art - Mon 1st October

The children used pastels to draw pictures of a given plant. We discussed the different colours found within the plants and about including as much detail as we could.

First Golden Time! - Weds 19th September

The children earned their first Golden Time session today after a fabulous few weeks at school. Well done Chestnut, you deserve it!

Rainforest Climate - Mon 17th September

This afternoon, the children were given information about an area of the world which contains a rainforest. They had to talk about the climate of their country and what the weather was like today. They presented this in groups as a weather report. 

Maths - Place Value Game

This week in Maths, we have been looking at numbers beyond 1000. For this game the children worked in pairs. Each player took turns to throw the dice and decide which of their 4 boxes to put the number in they had just thrown. Firstly, they were trying to make a number larger than their partner's. Then the player with the smallest number was the winner. Finally, the children had to decide on a target number and whoever's number was closest won. The children had such fun!