We have been continuing to pick different acts of Kindness, each day this week, as part of our Advent Challenge. This week, we have been making an extra effort to use our manners, help others, play with people we don’t usually play with and SMILING!

in RE, we have been making links between the story of Mary and Joseph and Trust in God. We then thought about who else this reminds us of and what these stories teach US about trust.

In Maths, we have been rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We have done so well with this and are really starting to understand the HOW and WHY!

In English, we have drafted our own narrative. I have been really impressed with the children’s choice of vocabulary and the humour used in some of their stories. It has become apparent, however, that we need to work on our basic punctuation-capital letters and full stops!!! (Hence the English homework this week!)

In D & T we finished making our guitars….

This Friday we has the privilege of watching the Reception class’s nativity-which was amazing! Due to this, there are no award winners this week.

Have a lovely weekend, and keep up all the hard work!

Miss Slater and the Year 4 Team

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This week, we have been talking about what prayer means to us and why we pray. In our shared worships, we have been taking moments of silent prayer to talk to God about our own intentions as well as some shared prayers. This has all lead up to today when we took part in the Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. This was such a special occasion, as we had the opportunity to pray to Jesus, who was present with us in the Blessed Sacrament. We began the day with a whole school Mass to celebrate the Assumption and then we processed over to school, Fr Jim leading the procession with the Blessed Sacrament in the monstrance. In our individual classes, we then spent time to pray and adore Jesus, before the Bless Sacrament. The morning came to an end with the whole school gathering together again, as Fr Jim lead Benediction, in which we received a blessing. It was such a beautiful and peaceful morning and in Gabriella’s words, ‘it made me feel really refreshed and my heart feels full of love.’

In Maths, I have been sooooo impressed with year 4’s understanding and work on converting units of measurement. We have looked at the relationship between grams and kilograms and litres and millilitres, and used this to convert between the two.

In English, we have been planning our narrative, which we will draft next week. We have used the story of The Bogeymen and the Trolls Next Door to help us plan a new story, using the same characters and what we know about them.

In Science, we are investigating how distance effects sound, but more importantly, WHY? We have planned what we are going to do to investigate this, and we will carry this out next week. We can then use our results to answer the question WHY?

In D & T we have started to make our guitars. Steps 1 and 2 were to cut out our hole and paint the boxes. Here’s how we are doing with them so far….

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Well last week we were lucky enough to visit the Grundy Art Gallery, in town. While we were there, we got to look at some posters advertising Blackpool, some old and some more recent. From this we started to think about what we think represents Blackpool, and what Blackpool might look like in the future. The lady at the Grundy was so impressed with the ideas that the children came up with-what an imaginative and creative bunch!

Following on from this visit, on Wednesday, an artist from the Gallery, Lisa Wigham, came into school to deliver an amazing art lesson with the class. They all produced some amazing posters of Blackpool, using printing. Oh and guess what?! All of the children’s artwork will be displayed at the Grundy Art Gallery as part of the exhibition, in January! Watch this space, for details of when this will be, so you can go along and see the artwork for yourself!

Here are some pictures….

AWARD WINNERS:

Last week’s Golden Award went to Grace K for being a little star, who’s light is always shining! Grace always does the right thing and is a great example to follow!

This week’s Golden Award went to Leo! Leo tries his hardest in ALL that he does. He is a focused young boy, who, despite any challenges (including a broken wrist!) he faces, always perseveres and put in all his effort.

This week’s writing award went to Ryan for his much improved presentation of his written work. Ryan has been trying so hard to ensure that he writes in his neatest handwriting all the time-no matter what book or subject this is in!

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I have been blown away with the children’s work, this week. What a hard-working class I have-I’m very lucky!

Not only was I blown away by the quality of their Shakespeare writing, last week. they have produced some fabulous pieces on non-fiction writing all about The Battle of Edington, in our History lesson!

In our Read, Write, Inc English lesson, we have looked at a great story written in narrative verse. We will be using the story line and characters to plan and write our own story, which I have no doubt will be superb!

FRACTIONS! FRACTIONS! FRACTIONS! If you hadn’t already guessed, this has been our maths focus this week. Fractions are not the most straight forward concept to get your head around, but year 4 have been doing a great job at trying to. We have looked at what a fraction is, to begin with, before looking at equivalent fractions and we even touched upon simplifying fractions-we will continue with the next week.

In Science we had fun using a drum and polystyrene balls to make links between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations-we made a mess of the classroom in the process too!

In a few weeks, we will be making our own instruments (linked with our Sound topic), in our DT lesson, so please can I ask if you have any shoe boxes at home, we are collecting them from this week.

Following on from Remembrance day, on Sunday, we have had a prayerful week. Not only have we been thinking about all those soldiers who fought, and died in the war, we have also been thinking about our personal, and shared prayer intentions. We have discussed how special and important prayer is, and how it helps to closen our relationship with God.

GOLDEN AWARD WINNERS:

Last week’s Golden award went to Tia for trying so hard with all her work form last week. Tia always tries so hard, and she is proving that this really pays off.

Last week’s writing award went to ALL of year 4. I was so blown away with their Shakespeare writing, I couldn’t possibly choose just one!

This week’s golden award went to Sophie. Sophie is such a great role model, always doing the right this and having such a positive attitude towards school.

This week’s writing award went to Lily for her very informative writing on The Battle of Edington!

Have a great weekend!

Miss Slater

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This week has been a really special week, not only was it our first week back after half term, but because we celebrated the feast of All Saints. On Thursday morning, we celebrated this special occasion, as a whole school, with Mass at Our Lady’s church. In class, we have been discussing the saints that we are familiar with as well as looking into some saints we didn’t know much about. What was really important, was that we realised that these people are just like us, and if we follow Christ’s example, just like they did, we could be saints one day too!! This year is also going to an extra special year, as it is The Year of the Eucharist. We will be doing lots as a whole school and in our classes to celebrate this important year.

Also this week…..

In Maths, we have been seeing how much we have remembered from before half term by completing our reasoning paper. It was soon clear, that we had not yet mastered fractions of amounts, so we went over this again in class. This is why our homework is all about fractions of amounts. We had to clear up some misconceptions, such as, ‘if the denominator is bigger then the fraction is always bigger’-I’d much rather have 1/3 or cake than 1/5 of cake!! Hopefully, the more time we spend on this, and look at different ways of working them out, we will eventually master this concept!

In English, we have been doing lots of drama to familiarise ourselves with Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors. Using active approaches, we now know the characters and storyline of the play, despite how confusing it becomes! To prepare ourselves for writing a detailed description of the port in Ephasus, that we hear about in the play, we did a word carpet. We used our senses to describe the port and used post-its to jot down our ideas. In partners, we then lead each other around the classroom using these ideas to help describe the port to our partners.

Here are some pictures of our ‘port walk’….

In computing, we have been focusing on e-safety. After a class discussion about the ways that we can ensure we are safe and feel happy when we are online, the class produced some great information posters…


This week’s GOLDEN AWARD went to Reece for his ‘growth mindset’. He has such a positive attitude towards his learning, and sees every mistake as a challenge and a learning point. Keep it up, Reece!

Have a lovely weekend, and get ready to keep up the hard work, come Monday!

Miss Slater

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Well, we have had an action packed week!

In Science we have been investigating which materials are electrical insulators and which are conductors. We did this by testing different materials in our circuits, and recorded our results in a table. Here are some pictures, showing some of the materials we tested…

We were very lucky this week, as we got to try our hand at fencing. A fencing teacher came to our school, and each class had the opportunity to have a lesson with him. We learnt some fencing lingo as well as poses. We had great fun…

To end our week, we had great fun making some Viking long ships. These will look great on our history display…

Thinks week’s awards….

GOLDEN AWARD-This went to Mya for being an absolute pleasure to teach! She’s a great role model

WRITING AWARD-This went to Audrey for her great ‘big write’. She used some fantastic vocabulary to help paint a vivid image in the reader’s mind.

MATH AWARD-This went to Vinny for his great problem solving skills! He did so well, his name was published on the NRich website!

Keep up the hard work, year 4!

Miss Slater

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This week, we completed our first ‘big write’. We drafted, edited and then copied up our writing so it was display-ready. I was so impressed with everyone’s pieces of writing and how well they edited , using their purple polishing pens. Editing writing is not an easy task, so I was so pleased to see everyone go back to their work and make improvements-it really does make a big difference!

Watch this space for pictures of our complete writing display….

In maths, we have been using column method to add and we have been solving some tricky problems. It is great to see so many children challenging themselves and using different strategies to solve a problem. They have learnt this week, that sometimes in maths, it’s a case of trial and error-when something doesn’t work one way, try again a different way!

In Science, we observed the changes between one and two bulbs in a circuit. We then used these observation to then change other things in our circuits to see if it effected any thing, or cased anything else to change. Next week, we will be investigating what materials are electrical insulators and conductors.

In Art, we started to make Viking long ships. We were given a set of instructions and lots of different materials to construct our ships. Watch this space for pictures of our completed pieces….

During our last Science lesson, on Monday 15th October, we will be making our own torches. Please can I ask for children to start bringing in any cardboard tubing they may have at home. Kitchen roll tubes work well, however, for hygiene reasons, we cannot use toilet roll tubes.

For our Harvest Celebrations, Year 4 have been asked to bring in Packets of pasta or jars of pasta sauce. Please can we have these by Friday 12th. Thank you!

GOLDEN AWARDS:

This week’s golden award went to Claire for trying so hard in all she does. She has such a positive attitude towards her learning, and this really pays off! Keep it up, Claire!

This week’s writing award was really hard for me to decide, as all the class put so much effort into their big writes. I did, however, choose Joseph as he used some really powerful imagery in his work, and tried so hard to improve his own writing. Well done Joseph!

I look forward to another great week, but until then, have a great weekend!

Thank you for your continued support!

Miss Slater

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Well this week we have been making circuits, planning big writes, writing diaries, measuring length and so much more!

We have had so much fun in Science, making bulbs light up in our circuits. We quickly realised what equipment we needed to do this and after some trial and error, we all managed to make our bulb light up! We learnt so much from the mistakes we made along the way as well. We will be doing more work with electrical circuits next week too! Here are some pictures…

In maths, we have been busy measuring bees. We have been measuring things in and outside of the classroom, in m, cm and mm. We used the ipads to record all our measurements along with pictures of us doing the measuring too! We now have a display of this lesson outside the classroom, for others to see what we’ve been up to in maths.

It’s been an exciting week in English as we have been preparing for our big write! We have completed our plans now, and next week we will be writing our own chapter of the story ‘Lost or Stolen?’ that we have been studying in class. I am very excited to read all of year' 4’s fabulous pieces of writing!

GOLDEN AWARDS:

This week’s Gold Award went to Grace B for having such a positive attitude towards her learning, and other people around her-keep it up, Grace!

The writing award this week went to Tom for a huge improvement in his handwriting!

Next week’s writing award will be very tricky for me, as I know all of year 4 are going to produce some amazing pieces of work!

Keep up the hard work, year 4, and remember EFFORT=SUCCESS!!!

Have a great weekend!

Miss Slater

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Well, we have had yet another great week in year 4. We are really growing in confidence and I have been so pleased to see so many children really rising to the challenge with their learning.

In Maths, we have been looking at place value in 4-digit numbers. We know how important place value is as their is a big difference between 3 ones and 3 thousands. In class, we have been adding multiples of 10, 100 or 1000 to 4-digit numbers and also comparing numbers, using the <, > or = sign.

In English, we have been looking at the story ‘Lost or Stolen?’. We have been familiarising ourselves with the characters and themes in the text, as well as looking at some really powerful word/phrases used. I have been so impressed to hear that some children have been using these ‘power’ words in their every day conversation now!! We will be exploring the text in more depth next week in preparation for our own Big Write!

In Science, we have been looking at what objects run on electricity. We also looked at how objects are powered-battery or mains? We watched a great little video clip that showed how electricity gets from the power stations to our homes!

In History, we have been making timelines and placing some key historic event on them, related to the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. We know the importance of chronology in History, and did a great job at ordering the events!

In RE, we have been making links between a story from the bible and how this shows God’s love for us-there were so many stories to choose from, as the whole bible is centred around God’s love for us and his teachings.

The class have been very excited this week as they had their first music lesson with their new instruments (I was asked about 100 times, on Thursday morning, when their music lesson was!). When they have returned their instrument letters, they can then take them home to practice as well!

As you can see, it has been another week full of great learning, and again I have been pleased with the number of children taking quizzes!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and come back on Monday, ready for what I KNOW will be another great week!

Miss Slater

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We have had such a great week! I have been so pleased to see how hard-working this class is-we all certainly have Growth Mindsets!

Despite the fact it's been a 4-day week, it has been jam packed full of learning!

In Maths, we have been looking at number bonds to 100 and using number lines to find the difference. I have been blown away with the work they have produced-and so many children have been really challenging themselves!

In English, we have been doing lots of reading! We all took our Star Reading tests, and I am pleased with how they ALL did. This has given us a good idea of our new ZPD ranges, and what our reading targets will be. I have also been pleased with the number of quizzes that have been taken, just in week 1 alone! We have also done a whole-class comprehension, making sure we always refer back to the text and use our inferential skills, when needed, to find clues within the text.

In Science and History the children have been mind-mapping all that they know about 'Electricity' and 'The Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings'. At the end of half term, we will do the same activity to show just how much they have learnt-and there's a lot to learn!

In RE, we have been looking at the Bible, and what it actually. We talked about how it is a holy book that tells us all about God's love for us and how it teaches us how to be a good follower of Christ, knowing right from wrong. This half term, we will book looking at many stories within the bible and what messages they contain.

Along with all that learning, we have also been practising our handwriting, playing flutes and clarinets and reminding ourselves about the importance of having a Growth Mindset.

HOME READING

It has been great to see so many children reading at home this week! Reading at home is so important in the development of the children's reading, and the amount they read at home really is evident in their school progress. Please make sure all the class keep up with their regular reading at home, and also ensure that when they do read it is dated and signed by someone at home. As I have not set any home work this week, I ask that you prioritised and encourage regular home reading. The little yellow 'Reading Logs' are for the children to record their quiz scores, in school. They may also be used to make notes on the book they are reading, if they wish to, but this is not compulsory.

Thank you, year 4, for a fantastic first week back. I am very excited for the year ahead, and I have no doubt that if you continue with the hard work and effort that you have shown this week, you WILL succeed!

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Slater

 

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I cannot believe that our time together in year 4 in nearing an end. What a great year it has been!

This has not, however, stopped us for cramming these last few weeks with great learning opportunities.

In English, the class got to act out a selection on play scripts  that some of the children has written. I was absolutely blown away by the success of this...there are definitely some budding directors in this class!

In Maths, we have been working together to solve some problems, looking at what we have learnt over the year. This has been a good opportunity for us to see how much we have learnt and those target areas for year 5.

In Science, we have been making and explaining a variety of food chains. We learnt the scientific words for plants and animals in food chains. Please ask us what producers, consumers, predators and prey are!

In Art, we have been doing some pencil sketches of Our Lady's church, as we have been looking at the church community in RE.

The children will be spending Monday morning with their Year 5 teacher, Mrs McVey, as part of their 'moving up' morning. I know the class are ready to show off just how amazing they are!

I am so pleased with how far all the class have come, during our time together in year 4, and I'm even more excited to see them grow even more as they continue on their learning journey.

Let's make our last week together, in year 4, a good one!

Miss Slater & the Year 4 team.

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In RE, this week, we have been looking at different ways in which we belong to something. We discussed many different clubs/communities/families that we belong to and this the lead us to looking at how we belong to the Church. We were writing about the very special sacrament of Baptism, and how this is when we join the community of the church,  and we do this because we share the beliefs of other people in our Church.

We all felt so loved and special, knowing that we ALL belong in God's family!

In Maths, we have been collecting and interpreting data. We collected data in a tally chart, a pictogram and a bar chart...it's amazing how many different ways you can present data.

In English, we have started to prepare for writing our own play script, inspired by the characters and story line of the traditional tale 'Rumpelstiltskin'. The class have, once again, been showing off their amazing acting skills, this week. We will be writing up our play scripts next week.

In Science, we have just started our new topic all about human teeth, the digestive system and animal food chains. We have shared what we already know, and we will start looking at the different human teeth and functions, next week.

This week, we have also had a Sport's Day practice...don't forget that this is on the morning of July 5th (Thursday) so please come along and cheer on your child.

Have a lovely weekend, and make the most of this amazing weather we have been getting!

The Yea r4 Team.

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This week has been jam-packed with fun activities, trips out and lots of learning! There are lots of pictures to have a look at too!

We had a great time on our trip to Fairhaven Lake. We did some bird watching, mud-dipping, surveying and much more! Here are some pictures of our day...

In our Fit2Go lesson, we learnt all about the eatwell chart. We now know the balance of foods we need to be eating. We got to sort foods onto a huge eatwell chart ourselves....

In English we have been looking at play scripts and next week we will be planning and writing our own. We looked at the play script of a folk tale called 'The Fly and the Fool' and on Tuesday we acted the play out...

Date for your Diary:

Sports Day is on 5th July, commencing at around 9.30am.

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As another half term has gone by, we are only one half term away from year 5!

This week has been a great week for me to see how the children are doing with their Maths, Reading and Writing. I have been so impressed with the efforts from ALL the class, who have worked so hard, and have shown just how far they have come. It is amazing to see the progress the children have made, since they joined year 4, in September. It is also a great opportunity for me to use this last half term together to focus on those things that will help each child to progress even further, before year 5.

With the weather being so pleasant these past couple of weeks, we have managed to seize a few outdoor learning opportunities....we've done some outdoor maths (measuring), some planting and some orienteering too!

I have not set any homework over half term. However, it is still important for the children to keep up with their reading...if the weather stays like this, what better way to relax in the sun, than with a good book (and sun cream!)?

I hope you all have a well deserved break!

Miss Slater

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This week, the children have blown me away with their final pieces of artwork, inspired by that of Romero Britto's!

They have mixed patterns with vibrant colours and emulated the cubism-style approach that Britto uses, to create some images that really pop with colour and they look so effective!

Here are some pictures of completed pieces, that will be displayed next week, outside the classroom:

In Geography, they have been looking at the different layers of the Amazon Rainforest. Each child created our own posters with the labelled layers on, and attached pop-out descriptions of each layer. They had rainforest music on in the background, to give them a feel of what sounds you might hear.

Here is some of our work:

In Maths, year 4 have been classifying triangles and quadrilaterals, using a classification key (we will be using classification keys in science, next week too!) This was really tricky but they did a good job! They then got each other to think of a shape and used their classification keys to see if their questions worked!

In RE they re-enacted the story of Pentecost, as we celebrate this feast of Sunday. I was, yet again, blown away by the acting skills in this class! Each group retold the story in such great details through and active approach. This will stand them in good stead for the written piece of work on it, next week.

Reading-this class are doing really well with their reading and taking quizzes. However, it has come to my attention that some children are not getting their reading records signed at home, when they read. This means they are not getting stickers, and my record looks as though they are not reading at home all. Please can all children ensure they are making a record of every time they read at home-I want to give out lots of certificates next week!

Thank you!

Miss Slater 

 

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In RE this week, we have been looking at the Ascension of Jesus. As a whole school, we celebrated this feast day on Thursday, over at Our Lady's Church.

In class, we read the story of Jesus' Ascension back to heaven, and then in small groups we acted it out. This really helped us to retell the story, in our own words. Next week, we will be delving further into the story and thinking about why Jesus returned to Heaven and what he promised his disciples before he left earth.

Here are some pictures of us re-enacting the story...

In Maths, we have been working out the area of shapes. We realised that we can do this by counting the cm squares inside the shape, or if it is a rectangle or square, we can multiple the length by the width. Next week, we will be finding the area of 'L' and 'T' shapes-this will be tricky as we may need to separate the shapes into two rectangles and find the area of those before adding these areas together. We are ready for the challenge!

In English, we have been focusing heavily on the correct and accurate use of punctuation, in our writing. We were given a whole passage of text, that had almost no punctuation in it and our challenge was to edit and improve it. We found our there were 42 edits to make in total! This activity really highlighted the importance of punctuation, particularly full stops!

In Art, we have combined the use of patterns and vibrant colours to create a piece of artwork, inspired by that of Romero Britto's. Watch this space for pictures of our completed pieces of work, next week!

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This week we have been learning a lot about Brazil. As a starting point for our geography topic, we used atlases and our globes to investigate where abouts Brazil was in the world. We looked at what continent it was in and what other countries were in that continent too. When we compared the size of Brazil to the UK, it made us realised just how big a country it was-we even made estimates of how many UKs could fit in Brazil. We also research the countries in the world that were bigger than Brazil, and found out it was the 5th Biggest country in the world!

On our own maps of South America, we labelled the countries, capital cities, surrounding oceans and the Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn.

In art, we were introduced to the art of Romero Britto, who is a Brazilian artist. We had a 'silent debate', where we offered our thoughts and opinions on 7 different pieces of his artwork-we quickly realised he has a very distinct style of art, which uses vibrant colours as well as lines and patterns. We then went on to use block, vibrant colours in a piece of our own work, inspired by that vibrancy of Britto's art.

Here are some pictures of both the 'silent debate' and our own art work...

Next week, we will be looking at the climate in Brazil compared to where we live, and the reasons for the differences. This will all be leading up to us doing lots and lots of work and research on the Amazon Rainforest.

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Can you believe we are in Summer Term already?? Time to prepare for Year 5!!

Although this has been a short week, we have managed to fill it with lots of new learning. In maths, we have been looking at 5-digit place value as well as negative numbers. On Monday, we will be solving some temperature and money problems, involving negative numbers-I was very impressed, today, with how well they did with comparing and ordering negative temperatures. In English, we have started to look at a new story, that will be the inspiration for our next 'Big Write'. This story is set in Pakistan, and we have learnt quite a bit about the culture in Pakistan to give the story context. Next week, we will begin to look at the powerful vocabulary and phrases used in the story and characterisation.

Next week we will also be starting our new Geography topic 'Brazil and the Amazon' and our Science topic 'Living things and their Habitats'....so plenty more new learning to look forward to!

I have not set any homework this week, with it being a short first week back. I will send spellings home on Monday and they will be tested on Friday.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Slater

 

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This week has been a very special week as we prepare ourselves for the week leading up to the Death and Resurrection of Christ.

In RE we have been making links between the events that occurred on Holy Thursday and beliefs about Jesus. We looked at the story of Jesus washing the feet of his Disciples, reflecting that he is not any ordinary King, but a servant King, sent from God to serve others.

In preparation for our Easter Reflection Assembly, we have been re-enacting Jesus and his Disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane. We will also be sharing some beautiful reflections and prayers and we have learnt a lovely hymn to end our assembly. 

Parents are welcome to come and join us in this reflection, which will begin at about 9.15am on Tuesday morning. It would be lovely to see you there!

Also this week, we have been seeing how far we have come with our reading and maths. I have been so impressed with the effort EVERY child has put into their assessments, and from these the children can see their own strengths and areas for development.

As there is no homework over the weekend, let's use this as an opportunity to read, read and read a little more! I expect lots to be ready to take a quiz, on Monday!

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Slater

 

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As our journey through Lent continues, we are all continuing to grow!

In RE, we have been celebrating our differences! We don't all look the same, have the same interests or even the same beliefs, but one thing we know we all have in common is God's love for us! How special is that! We have been writing, in depth, about what everyone in the world has in common, and we have been doing really well at supporting our ideas with references from the bible.

In Maths, we have been reading and writing time on a 24-hour clock. We have been focusing particularly on the p.m times, and have been getting our head around that fact the 1 o'clock is 13:00 and the hours continue to go out until 11 o'clock, which is 23:00. Although some of us found this confusing to begin with, we have found ways to work p.m times out, using our understanding that there are 24 hours in a day.

In English, we have been drafting more amazing pieces of writing. We are writing an alternative ending to a story we have been studying, which is set in Victorian London. We will edit and improve these extended pieces of writing on Monday.

In History, we have been investigating how we know so much about Ancient Egypt today. After all, there were no videos or cameras back then as it was 1000s of years ago! We looked at some images of artefacts and paintings and did some detective work to find what clues these images gave us to what life was like in Ancient Egypt.

On top of all this amazing learning, we have been doing lots of reading! As part of the 100 million minutes challenge, we have been clocking up the minutes at school, as well as at home. Collectively, we read over 6000 minutes as a class. How amazing! Keep up this reading at home!

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