4C’s week

06/10/2018 at 09:23


Hello all.

Another extremely busy week for 4C.

In Literacy, we finished our explanations of the shirt machine. The children enjoyed editing and improving their work using editing stations. We also started our performance poetry topic. The children discussed what would make a good performance and performed the poem “The school kid rap” (videos to follow next week).

In Maths, we have looked at negative numbers and the children enjoyed challenging each other with our negative numbers board game. We have also been using super movers in our Maths lessons and the children have loved using Cyril the Swan to practise their four times table!

In Science, we have continued our work with electricity and looked at using switches in circuits this week. The children had the opportunity to explore and enquire whilst making a working circuit using a range of switches.

We have started making our electronic board games in DT. Thank you again to all those who brought shoe boxes in. I was very impressed with the great ideas the children had and I look forward to seeing the games progress.

Please can we continue to have a push on Extreme Learning. Unfortunately, our percentage dropped this week. Reading, Mathletics and Times Tables Rockstars are great ways to complete the Extreme Learning.

Special Mentions go to Khushi and Aaminah. Well done girls!

Have a good weekend.

Miss Chambers

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4K this week

05/10/2018 at 09:52


Hi all,

What a busy week in 4K.

First, on Monday we had our trip to Ledston Woods. The weather was kind and the children enjoyed the day out.  We’re learnt about what plants need to grow, seed dispersal and habitats. We learnt some amazing facts about trees. Did you know the oldest tree is 5000 years old?


On Tuesday, we completed a litter survey of the school grounds. We discovered that the most frequent type of litter was plastic and created some great bar graphs to show the different materials the rubbish was made from.


In Literacy we learned and performed a fun poem call The School Rap. The children worked well together to create excellent performances. Here are some of the videos if you click on the links. I hope the volume has worked on these.

In maths we worked on ordering 4 digit numbers. We have now moved on to negative numbers. After looking at thermometers and ordering negative numbers, we progressed onto solving sequences with negative numbers.  For homework the children have some number ordering riddles and problems.

Enjoy your weekend.

Mrs Kroon

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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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