Welcome to Teyr!
Teyr class is a Year 4 class taught by Mr Donnithorne on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday morning, Thursday and Friday. Mrs. Gartside teaches us on a Wednesday afternoon to cover Mr Donnithorne's PPA.
Miss Smith and Mr Tanser are our brilliant classroom assistants.
-Our PE day is Monday. Please make sure that your PE kit is in school every week.
-New homework is set every Friday. Please make sure your homework is handed in by Wednesday.
-Spellings are sent home every Monday. We have a weekly spelling test on a Friday.
News from the classroom
Week beginning 19th March
In TEYR Class this week we have been doing assessment papers in English and Maths. The children did everything to the best of their ability and worked so hard and consistently with such a great can do learning attitude that they have now filled their marble jar. This means the children will now be choosing an activity to do in school on the last day of term as a special treat. We have also successfully completed building our Viking longships. They are looking great with a coat of paint and their shields, masts and sails in place. In Science we experimented with temperatures and looked at what happens when coloured ice melts – the liquid particles mix together.
News from the classroom
Week beginning 12th March
In TEYR Class this week we have been looking at subtracting fractions, including taking fractions away from whole numbers. We wrote up our final versions of our How To Train Your Dragon chapters into our books. In our topic work we have added some more layers of papier mache to our longships and also put on the masts. They’re looking good. On Tuesday we visited Geevor Mine and went to four workshops exploring the history of how the rocks of Cornwall were formed, heard a story about a child miner, had a tour of Geevor and explored some of the clothes and tools men, women and children used to use down the mine. A fascinating trip. Another excellent week.
In TEYR Class this week we have continued looking at improper fractions in maths. We have now extended our fractions knowledge to look at mixed fractions and adding fractions. We have continued to prepare our chapter for How to Train Your Dragon and created our star character and designed and described our scenes for the chapters. In our topic work we have started building our Viking longships and we are clearly going to have a fearsome fleet in a couple of weeks. On Wednesday Sally Crabtree came in to help us celebrate World Book Day (how fantastic the pupils looked in all their finery, thank you for all the hard work you all did with their costumes). The children listened to her songs and then helped her write and sing songs. Then they had great fun creating a gruesome story about a giant. A good week.
In TEYR Class this week we have been looking at improper fractions in maths. The children have been working out how many pizzas they would need for 13 friends to have ¼ each. In English we are building up to writing our own chapter for our class book ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ by looking at how to write speech with the correct pronunciation. We also looked at how to grab the reader’s attention by using fronted adverbials. The children have done a great job and I’m looking forward to reading their chapters when they write them. In our topic work we researched information about Viking longships to prepare for designing and building our own longships. And of course, all the children were absolutely thrilled to play in the snow at break time on Wednesday morning. I had to admire their ambition and creativity as they made snow angels in 1mm of snow! Great fun.