Spring Term 2018
The Romans Are Coming!
Discover warring Britain: meet Claudius, Boudicca and Julius Caesar, and find out what the Romans did for us. Get ready for Gladiator School and learn alongside Spartacus and Spiculus: brave soldiers of the Roman Colosseum. When all that battling makes you hungry, relax, lie back and feast yourself on dormice and grapes, or perhaps roasted swan sprinkled with nuts? After that find out what life was like in Roman Wales, identifying Romans forts and discovering why the Romans came to Wales.
A huge welcome back to all pupils and parents. We hope that you have had a brilliant summer break and are refreshed and relaxed for an exciting term with the year 4 team of Miss Murray and Mrs Sim, along with classroom support from Mrs Maidment.
Our first topic is Misty Mountains...Misty Mountains peak above the morning mists, imposing and internal, rocky outcrops at their feet. We will discover how these giants are formed, as a fold or a block, dome or plateau. We will also follow the water cycle's course from peak to valley and meet the exceptional tribes of the hostile Himalayas. Finally the children will become explorers themselves as they plan a mountain expedition but beware...look out! What's that by that tree? Its footprints are huge! Have we found a yeti?!
Our weekly timetable and topic overview can be found below. Should you have any questions or queries about the upcoming term please do not hesitate to pop in and see your child's class teacher. We are really looking forward to the year ahead!
Mrs Sim and Miss Murray
Attendance- Remember our weekly target for class attendance is 97% so make sure you arrive on time and make that EXTRA EFFORT to attend even when you're not feeling the best.
Uniform- Blue jumper/cardigan with or without the Glyncoed logo, white shirt/polo shirt with or without the Glyncoed logo, grey trousers/skirt and black shoes. (Not trainers)
P.E. - Outdoor Games will take place every Thursday with indoor PE sessions on a Wednesday. We suggest that it is best for the children to bring their PE kit in on a Monday and take it home on a Friday to ensure it is always in school.
P.E kits are: White t-shirt with/without Glyncoed logo, navy shorts or navy jogging bottoms for outdoor lessons, black PE pumps for indoor sessions and trainers for outdoor games
Reading books- We will regularly provide your children with a reading book from our bug club library which is levelled correctly for their reading ability. To accompany this they should continue using their home/school reader record which is to be used when listening to your child read. You can make a comment in the journal that refers to how well your child has read the book (including errors made/parts they struggled with), how confident their reading was and whether or not they enjoyed the text. We ask that you aim to listen to your child read 3 times a week to accompany the various reading activities we provide in school.