Teacher :Miss Lehan
Hello and welcome to Goldsmiths class. We are looking forward to sharing our progress and the learning taking place in our class with you this year.
We have P.E on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week and it is really important that your child is properly equipped for these lessons with T-shirt, shorts, trainers and as the weather gets colder, track suit bottoms.
Every child will be sent home weekly homework,consisting of spellings and timetables on a Friday . This will need to be brought back to school the following Wednesday every week.
Reading record books are sent home daily. It is important that every child reads on a daily basis and has their book signed. This book should be brought to school every day.
If you have any questions I am available at home time each day. Tuesday - Friday
Term 4 Week 4
This week, year 4 received a letter from the Queen .After studying the topic of London, at the beginning of the year, Year 4 wrote letters to the Queen - and they got a reply.
This week Goldsmiths have been enjoying learning all aspects of science through British Science Week .
We have been focusing on exploration of space and discovery of Earth
We built bottle rockets and even launched them .
Term 4 week 3
Term 4 Week 1
Term 3 week 5
This week we have explored the question
What is a fraction?
Ask you child this question and let them explain their learning to you.
We have also been learning what equivalent means. We used our knowledge of the word 'equivalent' to find equivalent fractions
Can your child answer this question ? Why not ask them ?
This week in literacy we have been using our knowledge of explanation texts to write our very own invented text using the question
Why was the Victorian era better at the end than the beginning?
We focused on two major changes within the Victorian period.
Schooling becoming free and available to all children and the abolishment of workhouses
Ask your child which they chose and the reasons why their choice improved the lives of Victorians
Term 3 week 4
This week in maths we have learnt how to find the area of a rectilinear shape
First we investigated counting squares
We quickly progressed our learning to finding the formula to find area
L X H = A
Can your child explain the formula.
We will be focusing on a non-fiction text for the next 2 weeks.
See below our modelled text for the children explore , use create a tool kit and to have visual access to a quality explanation text example
Term 3 week 3
Term 3 week 2
A letter was sent home with your child today .
Year 4 have an exciting opportunity available to them next term. Next term a 1 day long history workshop will be visiting Year 4 to explore the Victorian era . This will include authentic resources , dressing up , crafts , drama , role play and many more exciting and engaging activities .
Please remember to return your slip, with the relevant money attached, to the office as soon as possible.
If you have any questions please come and see me.
Term 3 Week 1
This term's topic in year 4 is The Victorians. Will be exploring Queen Victoria , health care , Workhouses , industry and much more.
This term in science Goldsmiths will be studying electricity. They will be covering different types of electric , circuit building and the components of a complete circuit.
Term 2 Week 6
Term 2 Week 5
star of the week
In Literacy we are now focusing our writing style on discussion texts
What do you need in a discussion test ?
What could be discussed?
Who are better boy or girls ?
Should school uniform be scraped ?
Television should be banned after 6pm
In Science we have been learning about the different types of teeth in the human mouth
Can you name the different types without looking ?
Ask your child what the function of each type of tooth is ?
Term 2 week 4
Term 2 Week 3
A big thank you to parents who joined us today for our Art Workshop.
The children really enjoyed sharing their learning a creativity with you .
Star of the Week
Term 2 week 2
This week in literacy we have been innovating our wishing story based on Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
Star of the Week
Sebastian for his endeavour to improve his handwriting with great results well done we are proud of you.
Term 2 Week 1
This term our topic is still London .
In literacy we will be studying a new text "Gangtsa Granny " by David Walliams.
It is about a boy who hates visiting his granny until he finds out she is an international master jewel thief. He is shocked to discovery her next target ... The crown Jewels .
Ruby for showing leadership by following the school rules and helping others
Maths Term 2 week 1
This week we have been learning about perimeters.
Ask your child when they might need to know perimeters.
Can your child work these out ?
Term 1 week 7
Star of the week
In maths we are looking at place value and using our knowledge of it to solve calculations.
Use a place value grid and counters to help solve this sum.
5432 - 4321 =
2345 - 1211 =
6735 - 2334 =
2232 - 1113 =
5222 - 1103
Term 1 Week 6
An example of our Maths learning this week
Ask your child to explain what they have learnt
How many parents are coming on the trip?
How many did he find over the rest of the week?
How many pieces did Joe clean up?
How many did Mr Askew eat?
Fluency: Use the inverse operation to solve these problems.
Include a number sentence and working out!
What number did he start with?
What number did she start with?
What number did he start with?
Week 5 Term 1
Goldsmiths are proud to be following the school values. Have a look at who has earnt a values certificate.
Literacy Week 5
We have been exploring our new text map and non- chronological reports
Ask your child what chronological means
Ask your child what are the features of a non - chronological report.
What an exciting week. We have had a lot of fun learning.
Maths Term 1 Week 3
We have been exploring , investigating and classifying quadrilaterals this week
Ask your child what a quadrilateral is .
We have been exploring the meaning of words to help us learn new language .
This week the prefix quad
Look at the above words. Using them to help. Ask your child what they learn about them this week.
How does it help you to understand the word
What an exciting week ee have had.
Brooklyn - For constantly showing all of our school values and being an amazing role model to all of his class members. You show respect at all times and endeavour to always achieve your best . Well done Brooklyn I am very proud of you .
Roald Dahl Day
Goldsmiths enjoyed learning about all the stories created by Roald Dahl today . We particularly focused on The Twits. We had great fun created DISGUSTING beards inspired by Mr Twit. To make them even worse we added real food just like the book. Cornflakes, sardines, cheese and ketchup.
Roald Dahl Day
Wednesday 13th September
I am excited to announce that Goldsmiths well be celebrating Roald Dahl day on Wednesday 13th September. We ask that your child dresses up as a character from any Roald Dahl book and bring a £1 contribution for charity.
This will be an exciting day with many fun activities taking place throughout the day.
Here are some characters for inspiration.
Jacob - For giving 110% in his learning and contribution in class. For showing maturity and being a fantastic role model .
Well done we are very proud of you.
Maths week 1
This week we have been learning about place value
Th H T U
We have been ordering and comparing numbers beyond 1000 and mentally adding and subtracting numbers beyond 1000
Challenge your child to complete this task
-1000 -100 starting number + 100 +1000
Literacy week 1
In Literacy we have been exploring the book 'A Walk in London' by Salvatore Rubbino
It is a journey story about a mother and her child walking through London and experiencing the famous landmarks London has to offer.
We have been developing understanding through drama recreating the landmarks using just our bodies and developing our writing buy applying inverted commas to our stories.
Ask your child to explain when and why we use inverted commas
How many famous London landmarks can your child name?
In addition to weekly spellings
Your child should be able to read and spell all these words by the end of year 4