Samphire Hoe - Thursday 16th May 2019
What an amazing and educational day the Monkeys had at Samphire Hoe! They thoroughly enjoyed the activities that were led by the rangers throughout the day. We learnt how to make aquifers and use classification keys during pond dipping and mini-beast hunting. We went on a beach scavenger hunt and even made smelly pots from the plants found on the nature reserve! Fun was had by all!
The Monkeys are now at the end of term 4 and in need of a well earned break! We hope you all have a lovely rest and plenty of fun and we look forward to seeing you in the summer term!
World Book Day
Monkeys have spent 3 weeks completing literacy based tasks around the picture book Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. These have included writing a prequel, justifying reasons for packing items in the character's suitcase and designing a fact file on penguins. Alongside this, they have had a fun day of junk modelling with the aim of designing and making a boat that floats.....we put this to the test!
Maths is fun.....(and yummy)
What better way to introduce the new topic of fractions than to get a letter from the Prime Minister herself! She requested that Year 4 helped to work out whether there were a fair amount of their favourite sweets in packets by working out fractions... she also let them eat the research!
Reading Record Rewards
Help your child to earn themselves table points by listening to them read and signing their reading log. For every signature, they will earn a table point. These will be reviewed every Monday. Ask your child what kind of Monkey they are!
Monkey Class Home Learning!
Miss Morinan and Mrs Jenner were so impressed with the Monkeys efforts in their home learning task. There were such a wonderful range of pyramids made with so many different materials - Well done Monkeys!
Please be aware that children should be bringing their spelling folders in on a Monday, ready to receive their weekly spelling list and be tested on the previous week's spellings.