4G End of the Year 2018

25/07/2018 at 11:34


Well we’ve made it! The summer holidays have finally arrived and we are all due a well earned break!

I am so proud of each and everyone of you and I know you will do brilliantly in Year 5. You have all grown up so much since I took over in October and I know Miss Jones will have a great year with you.

I really hope you have all read your end of year report. It is a celebration of all the hard work you’ve done and you should be proud of yourselves.

Thank you for all my presents. I am blown away with the generosity shown, as is Miss Morgan and Mrs Hodgson. Enjoy your time off and I look forward to seeing you all in September (from across the field in Year 1!).

Mr Garlick


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4G Horton-in-Ribblesdale

17/07/2018 at 16:55


We have had an amazing day in wonderful North Yorkshire, strolling around the little village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

We first stopped off at Dry Rigg Gritstone Quarry to look round. We talked about the fact that Horton was originally a miners village and that some people who work there are 3rd generation miners.

Then, we went into the village and looked around. Sadly, we didn’t do our traffic survey as the council were doing road works to the north of Horton so it was access only to the village. Funnily enough, there was even less traffic than usual.

Therefore went for a longer hike along the River Ribble. Halfway through we stopped and had a wonderful picnic. After that, we finished off our hike, including crossing a small beck and headed back into Horton. We stopped off at St Oswald’s Church and had a look inside. It was a beautiful Norman church and it fuelled some lovely conversations linking in with our work on the Vikings. We then stopped off at the Pen-y-ghent cafe and did our bit for the local economy. It is normally closed on Tuesday but because we are such a lovely school they opened up for 20 minutes for us to come in.

After a final toilet stop we swung by the local school that sadly closed down last July. The children were amazed at the size of it!

I am immensely proud of all the class and I couldn’t have asked for a better day out with them. A massive thanks to Mrs Young, Miss Morgan and Mrs Wallace for coming with us and well done 4G!

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4K Horton in Ribblesdale

14/07/2018 at 10:01


Hi all,

We have had a busy and exciting week in Year 4. The children have been a pleasure to be with all week and are showing a real maturity and positive attitude at the end of Year 4.

We continued to work on equivalent fractions in maths. In Literacy we worked on using noun phrases and descriptive writing.

Our trip to Horton was so much fun. The children were well behaved and seemed to really enjoy themselves. The couple that run the shop commented on the fact that the children were very polite which was nice to hear. Here are a few pictures:

We we returned, we wrote a leaflet persuading people to visit Horton. Next week we will have a debate on where is better to live, Horton or Farsley.

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4G’s week 13.07.18

13/07/2018 at 08:02


So the end is near but that’s not stopping us from working our socks off!

In Literacy, we have been inventing our own room that could be part of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory! The children had to draw it and then describe it using noun and adverbial phrases. There were some great ideas, including a Savoury Room with a delicious gravy lake from Yaqoob. Yummy!

In Numeracy, we have been revisiting some objectives from early in the year to make sure we have mastered them as well as practsing our times tables using Mathletics and TT Rockstars

On Wednesday, we all took part in what was described as another epic Sports Day. The long run was back as well as all the usual favourites.

On Thursday, 4G met Miss Jones in preparation for Year 5. She reported that the class were lovely and all made a good first impression!

In Topic, we have been preparing for our trip to Horton-in-Ribblesdale, next Tuesday. We have been using OS maps to locate things in and around Horton to give us an idea of what we might see or not see!

We have also been working on our Islamic e-books, using Book Creator on the iPads! They are coming on nicely but still need a bit of work before we publish them.

Make sure you check out the class training like a Jedi. It was great fun and I was really impressed with the level of concentration and commitment they showed. Click the image below to see the video.

Congratulations to Darcie and Elissa for their Special Mention awards this week.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mr Garlick

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4G’s Train Like a Jedi

12/07/2018 at 12:05


Over the past few weeks we have been trying to be more physically active in class. We have been using the Change4Life website to help action this idea.

We have been learning some Jedi moves.

The Resistance needs you!

Calling all friends of the Resistance, the First Order are fast approaching and the Resistance need as much help as they can get during their darkest hour. This is your chance to help, so get ready!

Through this fun Train Like A Jedi video, Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones will guide you through 12 special moves which will help you master the ways of the Jedi. Be strong, healthy and prepared for when the Resistance might need you.

The 12 moves become one Jedi training routine. Don’t worry if you can’t manage them all at once – some of them need a bit of practice. And once you’ve mastered these don’t be afraid to have a go at creating your own moves too!

Once you have finished the training, these Jedi skills will be valuable in the next part of the journey – a series of secret challenges during the summer holidays.

Have fun, work hard and Train Like A Jedi. May the Force be with you!

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4G’s week 06.07.18

06/07/2018 at 15:25


Has anyone noticed that the weather’s been a bit warm?

This week in 4G we had a great time learning about Farsley. We walked down Town Street and conducted a traffic survey. We thought about why we saw the types of vehicles that we saw. We also the plotted local amenities onto a map. We then thought about what it would be like to live in a small village in North Yorkshire in preparation for our school trip on the 17th July.


In Maths we revisited fractions and the children showed great progress in their understanding for the last time we looked at it. We also started using an awesome website called TT Rockstars. Every child now has their own login details to help them practise their times tables. You click the image to go to the website.

In Literacy we have been working on descriptive writing using noun phrases and adverbial phrases. The children enjoyed watching clips of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and describing their own version of the chocolate room. Next week they will be creating their own food room.

We did our final SRE lesson this week. We focused on emotional changes and looked at different scenarios and talked about how we could react if put in the position.

We have decided to stop homework now. Children can practise times tables, go on times tables rock stars, practise their spellings or go on Mathletics if they have time to keep learning at home. Please make sure that you hand in both the maths homework book and Learning Log.

Your child has been given a letter detailing Sports Day next week. It includes their team colour. We will be sorting out the events next week.

Congratulations to Bethany for her Special Mention Award this week.

Have a stunning weekend and come on England!

Mr Garlick

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