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Week 1, Spring

Well, welcome back Class 4!

We’ve had an excellent week in Class 4. The children have been looking after Rory The Lion, who needs help to use his Relationships Learning Powers. The children have been excellent role models and truly have been trying extra hard to use their Relationships Learning Power well! I am very proud of them.

We have started looking at a play based on the story of Alice in Wonderland, the children rehearsed a section about ‘The Tea Party’ and did an excellent job at demonstrating the adverbs, in the stage directions, through their acting. We have also changed the play into a narrative looking at the relationship between the lines in the play and written dialogue in a story. It has been tricky but we have been very resilient!

We have been learning about shapes, parallel and perpendicular lines and symmetry of 2D shapes in Maths. Remembering all the long names of shapes and the properties of shapes has been tricky but we have done it! Perhaps ask your child if they can describe the qualities of a parallelogram?

We’ve been learning a lot about Electricity in Science, challenging our deeper thoughts in R.E and started our Romans topic in History! Truly fabulous learning this week with completely enthusiastic members of Class 4!

We’ve had our Class Cake Day today! Thank you all so much for your donations and bake goods - they were very yummy!

Please note that our Class Assembly is 2nd February at 2:30pm - can’t wait!

Have a good weekend,

Miss Gale.


  • We are checking Class 4 home-school contact books on a Monday, please support your children to complete this everybday, with a comment about what they have read and an adult/guardian signature.
  • Swimming will continue on Monday, please ensure payment is complete
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It's almost christmas!

A very busy week again in Class 4! We have been learning about length, mass and time in maths this week and converting between these units. It was very interesting, we even measured the snowman going on our christmas hats! In English,we have been doing some fantastic descriptive writing based on the John Lewis Christmas Advert (Moz the Monster). We've been improving our work by using synonyms and new words we haven't heard of before. We even got a chance to "Magpie" ideas from others in the class. It's been lovely gettings into the 'christmas spirit' with Class 4 this week, please see the slip sent home with details for our Christmas party and what each child has suggested to bring (Monday 18th).

Reminders: Please label snack boxes and water bottles

Grid homeworks should be completed soon, 6 pieces are needed!

Christmas Carol Service is in the Church on Tuesdat at 2:15pm


Have a lovely weekend, Miss Gale

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Busy with Mexico

Class 4 have been getting 'stuck in' with our topic of Mexico this week. We have been planning and starting to write newspaper articles about our Skype calls with the lovely Sara in Mexico. The children have been working really hard on understanding the style of a newspaper as well as writing sentences in the present perfect tense - it is very tricky to get our heads round but there are fantastic sentences being written. 

In Maths we have started looking at area and perimeter, I think the children are definitely becoming perimeter experts now! Lets see how we get on with area... the hardest thing is remembering to write 'cm' after a measurement!

In PE children are still developing their football skills and have had lots of opportunities to work as a team and play matches against each other.

in R.E we have looked at some of the miracles of Jesus, retelling them as if we were there when it happened! We also discussed what these miracles mean to christians and how their actions can represent the ones of Jesus in the miracles. 

Fantastic week Class 4

Lovely to meet some more the parents on Thursday night, don't forget the remaining appointments will be on Monday. 



Please write in your child's home school contact book when they have read, this doesn't have to just be their school reading book as long as they are reading every day at home. 

Lots of children still have homework to hand in from The Home Learning Grid, please bring these pieces in on a monday. 6 pieces to be completed by the end of term! Fantastic all round so far!

Please keep labelling water bottles/snack boxes/ uniforms. We have lots left over or unclaimed. 


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Autumn 2 is getting busier!

What a busy, jam-packed week in class 4!

One of my highlights this week was definitely our science investigation involving drums and cornflakes! We made such a mess but it was a lot of fun learning about what vibrations are, in this way.

In Maths we have moved on to learning about area and perimeter, Class 4 blew me away with their knowledge of perimeter already! I was so impressed with how much they could remember.

In English we've been able to go back to our writing about Mexico and are our interview with Sara. I'm really excited to see what the children write about over the next couple of weeks.

in PE, the children's dancers are coming along really well. The children have a very good sense of rhythm and manage to create some fantastic moves.

As you know, it was assessment week last week. The children did so well to spend so much time concentrating for all the tests so a big well done to them again!

Finally, it was lovely tp see you all today at our family week session. It was truly a joy to see the children so happy to spend time with you and have a go at some tricky tasks!

Have a lovely weekend.


  • Wednesday is non-uniform day - please see newslater for more information.
  • The children have come home with their parents' evening appointment. 
  • Full PE kits need to be in school, labelled please.
  • Water bottles and snack boxes still aren't all named and therefore there are lots left in school frequently. Please label them.
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Week 1 of Autumn 2!

Another busy week in Class 4, welcome to Autumn 2!

We've started our new topic of Comparing Places - We are looking at the U.K, Greece and Mexico!

On Tuesday we had a letter arrive for Class 4 from my friend Sara, we then got to interview Sara over Skype because she is currently living in Mexico. It was really cool to find out some facts about life there and learn some spanish!

In Maths we are using our multiplication skills in different ways, getting ready to move onto long multiplication of big numbers! Please support your child with learning their timestables.

The Greek Urn are now finished and I must say, they are amazing! The children have done a great job with Mrs Archer. Some will be going on display in the front entrance so look out for those!

I hope you have a great, restful weekend!

Miss Gale.


Correct Kit is needed in school at all times

Please label snack boxes


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The end of Autumn 1

Well Class 4, what an amazing half term! We have done so much it’s hard to write everything down.

Here are some of my highlights:

- Meeting you lovely bunch,

- Singing “Let it grow” at Harvest Festival

- Learning some Indian Dance moves -

Watching you become more confident with addition and subtraction 

- Noticing how much you are all trying to use your learning powers

- And of course, reading your amazing poems in English today.

You truly have blown me away with your talent in poetry this week, you should all be very proud of yourselves for this week and all your achievements this term! Have a lovely half term, a well-earned rest, I can’t wait to hear all about your adventures! Miss Gale


• Homework will be due the first Monday back.

• Choir trip is also on first Monday back.

• Bring your clean PE kits back to school, please have the correct kit!

• Read lots and record it in your home-school contact book.

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Week 6 - Chocolate experiment!

Well what a great week it has been! We have done so much great learning, I am feeling very proud of Class 4!

We have moved away from Greek Myths now and have started our poetry topic with two excellent poems. We have been getting into character and developing our performance skills by reading them aloud.

In Maths we have been doing sequences and making links between sequences and times tables, I think we all found it a bit tricky to understand at first but we have done a fab job of using our resilience learning power!

I think one of the highlights this week was our chocolate experiment! We have been learning out melting and freezing and materials changing states. So, today we got to melt chocolate! We used a microwave, hot water and the heat from our hands to see how different temperatures would affect how quickly the chocolate changed from a solid into a liquid. We then poured the melted chocolate over ice cubes to see the reversible change! The Chocolate turned back into a solid mess!

Class 4 have had a superb morning using all their scientific language, please head over to the class gallery for a selection of photos of our experiment.

Class 4 are doing so well at the moment, please give them lots of praise at home! Mrs Shipp and I are so proud of them!

Have a lovely weekend, Miss Gale.


-        Home learning from the Grid must be completed by the end of next week, which is 6 pieces in total!

-        Half term starts next Friday at 3:15.

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Hedgehog day in week 5!

And that’s the end of week 5! I can’t believe it!

We’ve had another busy week in Class 4. In English, we’ve learnt about Hedgehogs and finished our version of the story of Icarus. In Maths, we’ve continued with column addition and subtraction, we even took a route round Mount Everest!

We’ve also looked at the different roles of people who lived in Ancient Greece and created “missing” posters. We looked at the symbols that represent Christianity with Mrs Wilson and played a symbol game!

In PE we’ve been developing our ball skills and played a whole match in our class, we also have been getting lots done for our Indian Dance, I think it is time to put all the ideas together!

Some of Class 4 went to a Rugby event on Thursday. They had a great time and scored very highlight on each event, especially team work! It was lovely to hear that the children represented St Ippolyts really well, worked well as a team and respected all the different adults who talked to them.

Today was Hedgehog day! Thank you so much for all the donations, we really enjoyed learning about and meeting our prickly friends. Keep an eye out for photos on the Gallery.


-        There are two weeks left to hand in a total of 6 pieces of homework from the Grid. Well done to those who have finished all 6!

-        Homework book is due Monday morning, spellings will be tested Monday morning.

-        Please sign your child’s home-school contact book every day, even if they read independently. Mrs Shipp and I will be checking every Friday morning!

-        If your child went to Rugby, they need to wash and return their purple top please.

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What a week!

Another busy week in Class 4. I have to say, I'm so proud of class 4 for their singing of "Let It Grow" on Thursday. The Harvest Festival. really was amazing and so nice to see some many people there to support the children. In Maths we've moved onto column subtraction and in English we've started written our versions of the story of Icarus in 1st person - I can't wait to read them! The children have been busy making their Urns with Mrs Archer too and they are looking fantastic. We had a lot of fun looking at "tricky" substances in science today, figuring out if they are Solids, Liquids or Gases. It got a bit messy! It was really nice to get the laptops out with Class 4 this week for Computing and RE.


- Homework due on Monday

- There are three more weeks to hand in 6 pieces of homework from the grid, don't leave it until the last minute!

- Open Session is on Monday from half 3! I'm looking forward to meeting some parents!

Have a lovely weekend, Miss Gale

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Class 4 loved Luke Temple!

What a busy week again Class 4! I think many children will agree, the highlight of our week was meeting Luke Temple and finding out about his books, it was amazing! We've been busy writing our own version of the Greek Myth Icarus and working hard on addition in maths! We've finalised our plans for our Greek Urns in art and ordered a timeline of events in Ancient Greek history. We've also learnt about How Jesus is represented in Christianity and design Anchors to represent the things that keep us feeling "anchored". It was great to see so many children involved with the clubs that started this week. We starting learning our song for the Harvest Festival - Let It Grow. It sounded amazing today, well done! I'm so proud of Class 4s attitude to learning this week! We've had an excellent weel all round. Reminders - Harvest Festival is on Thursday. Please practise the song - Spelling test on Monday - You need to hand in six pieces of homework from the grid by half term! Have a good weekend Miss Gale
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Week 2!

Well that’s week two done! Well done Class 4 another busy but fab week.  The children were really excited to tell me about the Art they started with Mrs. Archer on Monday. We’ve also started looking at Greek Myths and had fun trying to pronounce all the names of Gods and Goddesses. In Maths we’ve continued to look at place value with base 10 equipment and we worked very hard to understand how we can re-group 4 digit numbers - I was so impressed with everyone’s determination to figure it out!

We celebrated Roald Dahl day by designing our own sweets whilst listening to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory being read aloud. We’ve also been working really hard to understand more about our Learning Powers and how we can use them. We discussed which ones we can improve in whilst we are in Class 4! If you would like to read more about Building Learning Powers, there is a page on the website under the ‘parents’ tab.


  • Mrs. Archer would like the children to bring in cylindrical cardboard/resources for art. Things like the inner tubes of toilet rolls.
  • Maths Homework was set on Tuesday and due in Monday morning.
  • Spellings will be tested on Monday morning.
  • The Home Learning Grid went home on Tuesday, we had a discussion about how and when we could complete the 6 tasks over the next 5 weeks (before half term).
  • Club allocations have gone out and clubs start on Monday!

Have a lovely weekend Class 4!

Miss Gale 

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Well done Class 4!

Wow! Well we've had a busy first week back in Class 4., and to top it all off we won the first Tidy Cup of the term! We've discussed our class charter, what we would like you achieve in class 4 and written excellent book reviews about our favourite books!
In maths we've been polishing our place value skills and using base 10 apparatus to represent this.
We have talked lots about the value this term which is Respect and we've also written about people who inspire us like Jesus inspired Christians! We have even been on a flight to Greece!! 
It's been really lovely to get to know Class 4 a little bit more this week and I can't wait to see what this term, and year, has in store for us!



  • PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Homework starts on Tuesday and will need to be returned the following monday (please refer to the separate homework letter).
  • Please read every day and write it in your home school contact book, this needs to be signed by a parent/carer!
  • We are celebrating Roald Dahl on Wednesday afternoon, have a think about your favourite Roald Dahl book.

Miss Gale

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Class 4 Homework - 19th April

Maths Homework

For your homework this week, please practise telling the time! There are a few websites below that have games you can play to help you with this or you can ask some adults at home to test you. Make sure you are choosing the option that is best for you! Remember, telling the time is a life skill and it is very important you practise.




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Spring 2, Week 1

We have had a very busy week in Class 4. We have focused a lot on fractions and decimals this week. Not only have we looked at adding and subtracting decimals, we have thought about ordering, comparing, finding equivalent fractions  and multiplying  and dividing by 10.  For our next step, we will be looking at percentages and how they link with decimals and fractions.

Yesterday we linked geography and science together and created the water cycle in a bowl! It was really interesting to see it and the children made fantastic observations. The children worked really hard to understand the water cycle and the difficult vocabulary. They have all produced lovely pieces of work that reflect their understanding.

As a class, the spelling results were far better this week then they have been in a while! Thank you for spending time and encouraging your child to learn their spellings.

Today, all children wrote in their home school contact books their homework for the weekend. The children have been asked to research the planet or star they were working on today. They can then present this how they like.

Have a great weekend 

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Science - Space Website

Yesterday in our science lesson we used a website that showed us the solar system in great detail. The children were really interested in this and so I said I would put the link to the webiste on here so they can have a look at it at home! Enjoy! 


Miss Walker 

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Class 4, Spring Week 4

In maths this week we have been doing short division and some of us having been doing long multiplication. We have decided we all need to practice our times tables and counting up in 6s,7,s and 9s.

In science, we have been learning about space. On Tuesday, Mrs Peddie cane in and did science with us. The first thing we did was get the fact cards and then shared our own fact cards with other people. Then we wrote all the facts down to make a poster.

In English this week we have been thinking of our own character and setting for our mystery and suspense story. It has been fun thinking up lots of different adjectives we can use.

Some of us Year 5’s played against William Ransom last night. The B team lost 4-0 but they tried their best and played well. The A team won 1-0, Jimmy scored a goal kick!

From the Class Four Bloggers – Max, Frank, Barley and Thomas.

Just a quick reminder that it is very important children learn their spellings each week. Scores from spelling tests are continuously getting lower and many children are saying they haven’t learnt them or not had time to. Please encourage your child to learn spellings as this will not only improve their writing but will help build their vocabulary knowledge.

It has also become apparent that many jumpers and fleeces are being left in the classroom and around school, many of which do not have names in. It is extremely hard for children to recognise their things and for adults to help them find lost items. Please try to label all school uniform, including PE kit.

Miss Walker  

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Class 4, Spring Week 2

This week in English we have been writing instructions for how to make a robot. First, we drew our robots and then we annotated them. The next day we wrote an advert for our robot and explained what it does. Today we have written a full set of instructions, including and introduction, equipment list and conclusion.

We have been practicing our column method and mental maths skills for addition and subtraction this week. We really need to keep practicing counting, adding and subtracting in our heads.

Written by the Class 4 Bloggers – Max, Barley, Frank and Thomas.

Class 4 have worked really hard this week on their class assembly. Thank you to all those who came to see it, we hope you enjoyed it! Thank you also to helping your children learn their lines. They did a great job!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Walker  

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Class 4, Spring Week 1

Class 4 really thought about their learning this week and have worked very hard to develop their questioning skills. A focus has been on asking questions, which all the children did successfully in our lesson on Rivers. Thursday afternoon we went outside to watch the water run downhill to understand how rivers flow. We were lucky enough to watch the rain coming down to make the source of this ‘river’. Mrs Shipp then added water so we could see what would happens with waterfalls. Although it was a bit cold, some of the questions we had originally thought about began to be answered.

Today we had our class trip to The Fitzwilliam Museum. The children were really engaged and took part in the museum led session really well. They also explored the galleries independently! The children’s behaviour was impeccable and we had some lovely feedback from the staff at the museum about them all.

Homework this weekend is a speaking a listening activity. All the children have been asked to find an adult at home to talk about what they have been up to day and what they have learnt. It would be great if you could support them with this and ask them questions to develop their recount skills.

As we had our trip today we were unable to do a spelling test or turbo tables, do not worry, this will be completed on Monday morning.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Walker

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Class Trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Just a few reminders for tomorrow – Friday 13th January

Please arrive at school at 8:30am in usual school uniform. Children will need a coat.

All children will need a packed lunch, including a drink, in a disposable bag. Please remember no fizzy drinks, sweets or foods that may contain nuts.

Weather permitting, we will arrive back at school before the end of the usual school day.

See you all tomorrow! 

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Autumn Week 15

For this week’s blog, all of class contributed their ideas and decided on what they wanted to talk about. Enjoy!

In class 4 we have had a lot of Christmas fun! Our Christmas party was Tuesday, we had a lot of fun and stuffed ourselves with delicious food – thank you for your contributions.

A couple of weeks ago we made angels and stars which we have taken home to hang on our Christmas trees. We made our angels with different styles of shiny paper and then covered them in glitter. For our stars we used 2 sheets of white felt, cut in the shape of a star and sewed them together. We then added glue to create our glitter design. Everyone had different ideas so they looked really good dangling in the hall from our hoop.

During this advent period Miss Walker brought in her special Christmas tree advent calendar. Every day she chooses one person to hang the decoration on the tree, they are called the Christmas Star of the Day (named by Chloe).

Class 4 would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a happy new year!


From, Class 4


Just to say thank you all very much for your kind Christmas gifts. I am blown away by your generosity. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and I am looking forward to seeing you all in the new year!

Miss Walker

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