Class Teacher – Miss M Saville
Learning Support Assistant – Miss S McEnhill
Swimming - Monday morning
PE - Tuesday
I am Miss Saville, this is my second year working at Silkmore in year 4 and I am looking forward to all the exciting learning that will take place this year. When I was younger, I swam for Shropshire, played water polo and volleyball and also competed at National level in synchronised swimming. I love anything Disney or Harry Potter related which shows through my countless trips to Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World in Florida – it’s my happy place! When I am not in Disney, you will probably find me at the theatre… I love watching shows all over the country with my mum.
Autumn 2 Learning
Wow! What a fantastic Autumn term Year 4 have had! We have completed 5 mini-missions now and we are looking forward to what our next adventure might be!
At the end of Autumn 1, we focused on science learning all about pond life, habitats and ecosystems in our mini-mission ‘Pond Patrol’. We really enjoyed our trip to Radford Bank where we were joined by Mr Hadley who taught us all about pond life and showed us how to pond dip. We searched for creatures that we could find in the canal and made lots of exciting discoveries.
Next, we completed our mini-mission ‘Who Eats What?’. In this mini-mission, we were tasked with helping Mr Wolf who had been wrongly imprisoned in the State Penitentiary for Unruly Creatures for eating Grandma. We had to convince the police that Mr Wolf was innocent and that it wasn’t possible that he could have eaten Grandma. Using our knowledge of food chains and digestion, we wrote a convincing explanation text to send to the police. We are still waiting to hear from Mr Wolf about his final sentencing.
At the beginning of Autumn 2, we took a look into the past and discovered all about the Romans in our mini-mission ‘Veni, Vidi, Vici’. We learnt that in Latin, this means I came, I saw, I conquered. This mini-mission really focused on the different representations of the past and how these can differ depending on how the event was viewed by people at the time. We really focused on the Roman invasion and how we can look back and see this as a great thing to happen to Britain due to the things that they built and invented that impacted on modern day. However, we also looked at Boudicca, the Queen of the Icini tribe who were imprisoned, beaten and driven from their houses by the Romans and how this could impact on how the invasion was seen.
In our Christmas mini-mission, we have all been scouted by Santa to become elves to help him in his workshop. In order to become elves, we needed to go to elf school to see what ranking of elf we could get to. We have been focusing mainly on our use of figurative language in order to write a setting description of Santa’s workshop, using artwork by Thomas Kinkade as our stimulus. We worked hard to include similes, alliteration, metaphors and personification in our writing and we can’t wait to see what jobs we will be awarded by the end of the mini-mission!
Miss Saville is really proud of us all for our hard work and dedication this term and she hopes that this continues after Christmas!
Reading and Spelling
Year 4 will take part in reading and spelling for 20 minutes each day. Their spellings will be written in their home school diaries to practice at home. We appreciate all the support you will give them to help practice at home in preparation for their tests. Reading books are needed in school every day so there is every opportunity to develop your children's reading skills.
Year 4 go swimming every Monday morning so please ensure they have the correct kit in school for this.
PE sessions are on a Tuesday afternoon and may be completed outside so tracksuits and trainers are advised. Earrings must not be worn for swimming or PE.
Music is delivered to Year 4 by 'Rock It' Music on a Tuesday.