Sequoia

Welcome to Sequoia Class - Year 4 at Newtown Primary School.

 

The teacher is Mrs Chauvin. Mrs Dolphin will also be teaching on Wednesday afternoon. Caroline is the teaching assistant for this class.

 

This year PE will be Wednesdays and Thursdays, which will be both outdoors. On Thursday, we do have the opportunity to learn some Tag Rugby skills with a sports coach. Please make sure that the children have the correct kit for those days, accommodating for all weather.

 

Homework books will be sent home on a Friday and are due in the following Wednesday. There is a list of suggested activities to complete as well as spellings and times tables to learn. On occasion, an extra Maths activity will be sent home to help consolidate learning. The children will get a chance to share what they have done with the class if they wish. There will also be a spelling test on Wednesday and a times table test on Monday. 

 

We do expect children to read and share books with you at home. There are no set days when they need to do this, but we do encourage at least three times a week and for children to record a review of each book in their Reading Journal once they are finished.

 

This term, Sequoia Class are learning about rivers, local and in the world. The children will complete many cross-curricular lessons to investigate river habitat; to learn about their importance; to explore their geographical features and think about how to care for them. Please look at our topic web below for more details.

Our trip to RSPB Bowling Green Marsh in February.

When we walked through RSPB Goosemoor nature reserve, we spotted a little egret and its cute, little footprints in the mud. A flock of Brent geese also flew over our heads. In the lookout, we used binoculars to observe different species of ducks. Here we can see wigeons. We did a group activity to learnt how to identify different species of birds according to shared characteristics. We were also lucky to spot a lapwing!
This year, Sequoia Class are Wildlife Champions! They will be working with Paul Martin from the Wildlife Trust on a number of projects, such as improving life for wildlife in the school, developing the garden as a learning space and habitat for wildlife and learning and educating others about how to protect our local wildlife.

Last Tuesday our class built a 'bug hotel' with the help of Paul Martin and his team. We all had a great time!

Half of the class went to Mincinglake Park for the project launch.