Year 4 - Ben Macdui
Welcome to Ben Macdui! We are a hard working class of Year 4’s who love making new friends and helping each other. We work together as a team so that we can all achieve our full potential. We NEVER give up! We persevere even when things get tough. In fact we LOVE challenging ourselves as we strive to be the best we can. We take pride in every piece of work we do and even when we do make mistakes – that’s okay because we learn from them and consequently improve our work and move forward. And that’s how we roll in Ben Macdui! Our motto is: It’s okay not to know, but it’s not okay not to try!
Life in Ben Macdui is awesome! This term our topic is ‘Bright Sparks!’ We are learning about Electricity in Science and are reading ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes in English. This week we have looked at Surrealist art and have painted our own imaginary worlds in the style of the Polish painter Jacek Yerka. Our imaginary worlds will become the setting of the missing chapter - ‘The Search for The Lost Ear’ – that we are going to write about the Iron Man when he disappears into the sea at the end of chapter 1. Mrs Palmer, Mrs DiMambro and Mrs Livesey can’t wait to read our stories because they know that they will be full of literary devices such as similes, personification, alliteration and metaphors! We are very talented writers in Ben Macdui!
Doing lots of reading helps us become better writers and we know that we should read at least three times a week. Many of us read every day! Mrs Palmer checks our School Diaries every Monday to check that we have been reading at home and that our parents / carers have signed to say that we have read. If we have, we get to put our names into a raffle to win a prize! We have spelling lists given to us on a Monday and we have a week to learn them before we getting tested the following week. If we get full marks we earn a Class Dojo point for doing our best! Maths and English homework is given out on a Friday by and must be handed in by the following Thursday at the latest. P.E is on Thursday and Friday, please make sure your kit is always in school.
In Ben Macdui we use all of our learning powers (resilience, perseverance, making links, using support materials, etc) to be the very best learners we can be!!! Who wouldn’t want to be in Ben Macdui?????!!!!!!!! We ARE the best!!!!!!!!!
Autumn 2 2018 - Chocolate Bonanza