Une bonne semaine

24/01/2020 at 18:25


Over the past couple of weeks, the children have been learning how to sing the song Head, Shoulders, Knees and Feet… in French. I’m sure you will agree that 4K are very tuneful. Next week is 4B’s turn.

Our work in RE involved some quiet mindfulness time. During this time, they imagined and drew a special, happy place that they would like to be. Perhaps if your child is feeling upset or stressed, you could ask them to think about image to help them through.

In Maths, we have continued to practise the short multiplication method. This does require a good times table knowledge and so is still a major focus in all our work in school and at home.

English this week has focused on building towards the children writing their own chapter of the story, Bills New Frock. We have planned the dilemmas he may face and the next stage is to write the paragraphs.

Our learning log work over the next two week is to write a 500 work story. This is with a view to entering them into the BBC Radio 2 competition. All stories will be entered unless we hear that you would prefer otherwise. Stories can be written by hand but sending it to your child’s class teacher via email is preferable as we cannot edit or correct any errors when transcribing it. Word processing also allows for easier editing and correcting by the writer. If you need guidance or want to check the rules, these can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00rfvk1 and following the links. We look forward to reading your child’s stories. Good luck.

Finally, the Year 4 childen involved in the under 9s fotball cup match deserve a mention for their effort. Although they lost the match, there is plenty to be optimistic about as this was their first match as a team together. Well done L.J., Jack, Yaseen, Rhys, Isabel, Erin, Yahya, Todd and Milo.

Special mentions this week go to Todd, Zahra, Isabel and Isaac. Great week guys!

Have a great weekend.

Mr Beevers, Mrs Kroon, Ms Howells and all the Year 4 team.

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4K Science: Digestive system

18/01/2020 at 11:53


Where does all that food go?

We composed songs, wrote nmemonics and researched interesting facts about the digestive system – and had lots of fun!

Ms. Howells

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Stories and toilet talk!

17/01/2020 at 18:58


This week, the children continued their science topic around the human digestive system. They drew around one of their friends then cut out and placed the various organs and parts into the correct place on the paper.(Pictures of organs, not the children’s organs!)

Also, as part of the digestion topic, plus linking to our PSHE healthy living focus, we talked about the importance of washing hands.We demonstrated this by one child on each table dipping their hand into a tub of glitter then shaking hands with their neighbour. The hand shake was then passed on and on leading to a very sparkly room. The children then learned how to wash their hands correctly to ensure that all the glitter (germs) were removed.

On Thursday, half of the year group were involved with skipping practice. This was in preparation for the skipping competition in March. The other half were able to be part of the national BBC 500 Word Story competition live lesson. Last year we had plenty of brilliant stories entered and some of them progressed to the second round of judging. Hopefully, this time we may have a finalist. Next week’s learning log will be to write a story suitable for entry but there is no need to wait. We will give details next week but, if you wish to check, the rules are on the BBC website. Stories can be emailed to your child’s class teacher who will submit them. (Children who missed the live lesson will be able to watch it next week)

Special mentions this week go to Zuhra, Imogen, Vaughn and Alexis. Well done!

Have a great weekend.

The Year 4 team.

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Happy New Year to Year 4

10/01/2020 at 14:51


Hi all,

Year 4 have made a great start to the New Year and have already been focused and working hard!

Here are some belated photos from our Musical instrument making day last term.

Sorry we are a bit out of tune but having lots of fun !

This term we have a lot of exciting topics to fit in.

We have begun work on the Vikings in History which the children are really enjoying.

In Science we spent some time classifying vertebrates into their different groups. The children were very knowledgeable and I believe Mr Beevers has some photos to post from this work.

Edit – He has

In Maths we are continuing to work on Multiplication and Division. Please do continue to practice times tables with your child. For homework we have asked you to time how long it takes for children to fill in all their times tables. The government test that Year 4 will do in May will only allow them 6 seconds per question!

In PE all of 4K are now going to Gym Magic on a Wednesday morning and we leave at 9am so please ensure your child is on time on a Wednesday. 4B will all be doing dance with a professional dance teacher.

As part of PSHE we are doing about looking after our bodies and minds and staying healthy. We have therefore asked children to complete a 2 day food and exercise diary for Learning Log homework. This week we have looked at how our food is produced and at making choices about the food we buy. We focused particularly on eggs and the difference between free range, barn eggs and caged hens.

Enjoys your weekend,

Mrs Kroon and the Year 4 team.

We hope you have a great weekend

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Jingle Bells, all the way.

13/12/2019 at 18:26


On Thursday we spent the whole day making our musical instruments. The children all worked brilliantly to create a variety of pan pipes, rain shakers, xylophones, drums, recorders, and flutes. It was great to see everyone working safely and helping their partner to complete their projects.

At the end of the day, 4B formed their own orchestra to perform Jingle Bells.The harmony and rhythm is something to behold.

On Friday, the children learning guitar (plus their tutor, Julian) showed us their work over the past few weeks with their version of Jingle Bells.

Special mentions this week go to Lottie, Rhys, Isaac and Holly. Well done for for all your hard work, especially when making your instruments.

Have a great weekend.

Mr Beevers, Mrs Kroon, Ms Howells and all the Year 4 team.

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06/12/2019 at 20:52


All the PE groups took advantage of the fine weather at the start of the week and went outside for their activities.

Tchoukball is a relatively modern sport that is non contact and involves plenty of catching and throwing. The children’s skills are developing well, with team work and strategy starting to become used more.

In RE this week the children made Christingles. They learned about the history of the celebration and the significance of the parts of the Christingle itself.

Instead of farming in the depths of winter, the children have been enjoying music sessions with Ms Howells (and parent volunteer Mr Naysmith). The children have been using tuned boomwhackers to compose their own pieces and perform more familiar tunes.

Special mentions this week go to Madeline, Joshua, Sumayyah and Erin. Well done!

Have a great weekend.

Mr Beevers, Mrs Kroon, Ms Howells and the Year 4 team

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