4C’s week

28/09/2018 at 16:21


Hello. 4C have had a brilliant week this week and everybody has worked very hard.

In Literacy, we have pulled all of our work together and have started writing our explanations of the shirt machine. The children have worked hard to grasp the style of an explanation text. We will be looking at editing and improving these next week.

In Maths, we have continued our work with place value. We have looked at subtracting 10, 100 and 1000 and ordering and comparing 4 digit numbers.

Maths homework includes learning the 4 times table as we will be practising this in Times Tables Rockstars next week.

The children have started thinking about what electronic game they would like to make in DT so please keep sending in your shoe boxes.

The children are still enjoying their swimming and PE sessions.

We have continued with Mamma Mia this week and the children started learning parts of the song on the glockenspiel.

Learning Logs and Maths Homework were sent home yesterday. Please can children also remember to complete their Extreme Learning. Times Tables Rockstars, reading and any extra learning the children do at home all count.

Special mentions go to Sophie and Grace. Well done both of you and keep up the good work!

Have a good weekend,

Miss Chambers.

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4K’s week

27/09/2018 at 19:53


Hi all,

We have had another fantastic week in 4K. The children are working so hard in every lesson. Well done 4K!

In maths we have looked at adding and subtracting 10s, 100s,1000s and 1s. We have been ordering 4 digit numbers and solving a range of problems. Next week we will begin working on negative numbers and finding the difference between negative and positive numbers.

In Literacy the children have written some fantastic explanation texts about a mysterious shirt machine. Learning log homework is to explain how there own invention of a magical machine works.

All children returned their homework and we would like to try and keep this up. We are also doing really well in the extreme learning challenge with a score of 93% last week!

The children have received maths homework on place value. We are now all moving on to learning the 4times tables. Even if your child knows these we are aiming to complete 60 questions in 3 minutes or less. Please encourage your child to go on Times Tables Rockstars at home.

The children are enjoying all their different PE sessions.

We had great fun in OAA searching for places that had been photographed around the grounds.

We have planned our electronic games today and the children have had some imaginative ideas. Please keep sending the shoe boxes in.

Don’t forget it is our trip to the Ledston Estate on Monday where we will be working on tree indentification. Please send your child in a tracksuit and with a packed lunch. They may wear school hoodies or their own hoodie. They will need wellies or walking shoes/boots.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Kroon and the Year 4 team


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Super science session in 4K

22/09/2018 at 08:25


This week in Science, as well as making simple circuits with electrical components, we made human models to show how a circuit works.

Our human models featured Jimi the power cell, Amba and Sonny the lights, connected by The Human Wires. The tennis balls were the electrons.

Look carefully at Jimi and you will see his negative and positive shoulders. The children learnt that the electrons are pushed from the negative to the positive  terminal.

Another super Science session: it is good to see how well 4K work as a team. We are all looking forward to the rest of this sparky topic.

Ms. Howells

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Electronic games, singing and magic shirt machines.

21/09/2018 at 16:44


Hello. We have had another very exciting week in 4C.

We have continued our work on explanations in Literacy. We have started to look at a video called “The shirt machine” and have designed and labelled our own shirt machine.

In Maths, we have started looking at place value and the children have worked hard to solve tricky problems such as:

‘My number has a 3 in the tens column. The hundreds digit is 3 more than the ones digit. The digits add up to 14. What could the number be?’

We thoroughly enjoyed our Music session. The children continued learning the song “Mamma Mia” and had great fun finding the pulse and then practising the song.

We also started our ‘Electronic Games’ DT topic. In this first lesson, we looked at a variety of electronic games including: steady hand games, quiz machines and operation games. We looked at how the games worked and what materials we might need to make our own electronic board games. This will ultimately involve the children making their very own. The children will need a shoe box to do this so please start sending in any spare shoe boxes from home.

Maths homework went out today. Please also ask the children to keep practising on Times Tables Rockstars – it is very clear that they are enjoying this as they are getting very quick at recalling them in class!

Thank you and have a good weekend.

Miss Chambers

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4K this week

20/09/2018 at 21:44


Hi all,

We have been working hard this week in 4K in Literacy, learning about a Shirt Machine that creates fun and magic shirts. The children imagined and sketched different parts of the machine. Here are some of their fantastic designs. I have been really impressed by their creative writing and imagination.

In maths we have been working on place value with 4 digit numbers. The children have enjoyed and persevered when solving problems such as:

My number has a 3 in the tens column.

The hundreds digit is 3 more than the ones digit.

The digits add up to 14. What could the number be?

They have partitioned four digit numbers and placed them on a number line.

In Science we investigated the impact of humans on the environment and had a great discussion about rubbishy, pollution and global warming. The children started their electricity topic, building a variety of circuits.

We begun our DT topic by disassembling some electronic games. We looked at steady hand games, quiz machines and operation. We will be planning and building our games soon . The children will need a shoe box so please save any shoe boxes that you have at home and send them in whenever you can.

This week we have sent home maths homework on place value.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Kroon



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Another busy week for 4C!

14/09/2018 at 16:31


Hello everyone,

4C have had another busy week this week!

In Literacy, we have started looking at explanation texts. We first looked at different types of text and discussed the features of different types of writing. We then looked in more detail at explanation texts and even did some role play explaining why the Co-op was closed.

We finished our Roman numerals topic in Maths and began looking at place value. This included some of the class acting as a human number line!

The children also had their first swimming session this week. They were very tired afterwards but seemed to really enjoy it.

We also continued our electricity work in Science and even made our own circuits. Children explored the different ways we could get a bulb to light up and some even joined circuits.

Maths Homework and Learning Logs went out today. Times Tables Rockstars logins are stuck in the front of the Maths homework books so please get practising.

Thank you,

Miss Chambers




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