Autumn Term 2020
What an amazing start to Year 4 we have had!
The whole Year Four team has been blown away with how well everyone has settled back into the Birchwood Grove 'groove' and the wonderfully positive and successful way we have started this new term.
Through this author's study, we were introduced to a "courageous, cute koala" named Kevin whose own story definitely taught us that having a growth mindset is a wonderful thing.
What is a growth mind-set?
"It’s the belief that although we are born with a certain level of intelligence, we can develop it throughout our lives through effort, strategies, facing challenges, and learning from our mistakes."
Click here if you would like more information about what growth mind-set means.
With the achievements of Rachel Bright's characters at the forefront of our minds, we went on to practise and develop many skills of our own including: using sketching pencils to create texture, story writing with the use of expanded noun phrases and powerful verbs, the use of atlases to locate particular countries including Australia and to find information from various maps as well as exploring drama freeze frames to represent emotions and of course perfecting our Australian accents!
We will be starting homework challenges this week:
Daily reading and a weekly reading diary entry to be written either in home reading records or on Seesaw