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Class 4 in July

How is it already July!

We've been busy again with production rehearsals and it is looking very good! We are very excited for you all to see it - not long now! Please make sure your child has all of their costume in school from now on. 

Year 3 - Magpies - Black and white clothing

Year 4 - Servants - Black/brown/cream/grey clothing (lots of people are using last year's Victorian outfits - great idea!)

 

In Maths we have been learning about angles. In Science, we have learnt more about the digestive system! In RE today, we have looked at symbols to represent ourselves. We have almost finished the sock monkys (They are SO brilliant!)

 

Last two weeks Class 4...

Please don't forget to return report slips and parent questionnaires. 

 

See you at the summer fair! 

Miss Gale

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Class 4 in the summer!

We've been very busy in Class 4 these last few weeks as the production rehearsals are underway! The children have worked very hard to learn the songs and dance moves and are performing with great enthusiasm. Please ensure your child's full custome is in school, labelled, by Monday.

In English we have finished our unit of Explanation texts. We looked at a variety of different things to explain including some imaginative responses on how a TV actually works! The children have worked very hard with their writing these year and I have loved reading their recounts of our class book, Charlie Small.

In Maths we have become experts in short written division! They really got the hang of the bus stop method and it was really good to see so many links being made between multiplication and division. Today we took on some investigation challenges involving money - good work!

Enjoy the sunshine class 4, why don't you have a dance and practise the songs whilst in the garden this week?

 

Please ensure water bottles, snack boxes and all clothes are labelled as we having lots of things left behind!

Miss Gale 

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Class 4 Grid Homework - Computing

Here is the think to complete the Computing homework from the Grid.

 

https://game.kodable.com/hour-of-code

 

If you click 'play without saving' you should have full acess

 

Enjoy!

Miss Gale

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Nature Explorers and Zoo Researchers

We've had another busy week in Class 4 and I couldn't be more proud of them!

We had an excellent trip to RSPB Rye Meads where we explored their 'Secret Garden' for invertebrates. We looked under logs and tree stumps and fished with nets in the long grass and nettles. We then used classification keys to organise them invertebrates and name unusual bugs! We discovered a blue nettle bug and a yellow wasp beetle - none of us had even seen one of those before! Do take a look at the website for the photos and see if you can spot the massive slug that Amelia's group found! The staff at Rye Meads said that our children had 'amazing enthusiasm and impeccable behaviour' and I couldn't agree more! Well done Class 4.

In English and Maths we have been continued with our learning about Zoos. We created surveys which we then took home, thank you for all the fantastic and quick responses! This allowed us to collect results in our small groups so we had a wide range of opinions! We then created graphs, which were accurate and clear representation of using learning powers for presentation. Again, Class 4 have had such a brilliant attitude to this learning and have been brilliant researchers! 

Don’t forget next Wednesday is Sports day!

Also, talent show reply slips needs to be returned by Wednesday.

As the weather is getting hotter, please make sure your child has a hat and a bottled water. Both should be labelled.

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss Gale1

 

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Week 4, Summer!

 

Class 4 have had a fantastic week, impressing so many people with their learning!

We’ve started a new topic in English, discussion texts, which was started by discussing what to do with our village’s beloved hedgerow that was going to be destroyed by Farmer Crawley to create a diary factory. Destroying the Hedgerow affected so many animals and plants but building a dairy farm created new jobs and lots of money, what should we do? The children discussed their views with great reasoning and then wrote letters to Farmer Crawley explaining they views and wishing to persuade him. Now we’ve moved on to discussing Zoos and whether or not we agree with them, it has provoked some interesting reasons so far.

In Maths, we’ve continued to work on time with reading digital and analogue clocks. Some children have begun to solve calculations with time. We’ve definitely had to use our resilience learning powers with this one as it can be a little bit tricky.

In Topic we are continuing to debate whether Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome did more for us, I think our views change every day! So far we have compared way of life, sanitation and cleanliness.

We’ve continued to work on classification of living things and habitats in Science. We have learnt the different type of animals under vertebrates and use our knowledge to classify animals and create new animals of our own. We’re very much looking forward to our trip next week to tie in all our learning in real life mini beast hunts.

Fab week Class 4!

Please do remember it is our trip on Tuesday 15th, if you haven’t already paid please do via school gateway as this counts as consent for your child to attend the trip. Please arrive at school through the normal door promptly as we need to leave as soon as we’re ready. Your child needs to wear trainers, a hat, and sun cream and have their packed lunch in a bag on their back.

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Easter Experience - Class 4

We've had a brilliant, busy week in Class 4. We wrote this blog post together!

Class 4 Blog

On Wednesday we had an R.E day and it was fabulous. We were learning about the story of Easter and everything Jesus experienced in the order he experienced it. First we celebrated palm Sunday and to reflect we wrote our hopes and dreams on stones and laid them on the road. Then, we experienced the moment where Jesus washed his disciples feet as the Servant King. Next, we went to the last supper where Jesus had his last meal with the disciples and he said Goodbye, we talked about how it felt to say goodbye to someone we might not see for a long time. After that, we went to The Garden of Gethsemane and reflected on Jesus’ feelings as he was lone that night. When we were at The Garden of Gethsemane we made clay models to represent a moment when we’ve felt alone. Next, we went to the church were we talked about the Crucifixion of Jesus on the cross. We said our own prayers for someone who was suffering. Finally, we looked at the tomb where Jesus was laid to rest after he died. We talked about the Angel and whether we though angels existed. We discussed why it was an angel that brought the message to Mary.

Henry - I felt happy and reflective

Amelia - I felt like I understood the Easter story better.

Ella - I felt that life can sometimes be sad but it always leads to a happy ending.

Sami - I felt sad but also happy.

Ruby - I felt happy to know why Jesus had sacrificed himself.

Ben - I felt happy but also sad because I had time to pray and share my sad thoughts.

This week we have also made beautiful sunset pictures using chalk pastels and blending them and we have sketched Rainforest pictures and added colour with oil pastels.

On Thursday we planned a narrative poem about explorers in a rainforest. We have also written mnemonics for words we find tricky to spell - why don’t you test us to see if we remember!

In maths we have continued to work on fractions.

On Thursday we also got to watch Class 5 practise their fabulous dance for their dance festival next week - Good luck Class 5!

 Reminders:

Please label snack boxes! We're having a lot of boxes not collected and therefore not being washed! 

Please join us at the Easter Service at 9:15 on Tuesday.

End of term is Thursday at 2pm! 

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Spring 2, Week 2

I have asked Class 4 what they thought the highlight of our week was, most of the children said World Book Day! Some children said it was the Snow! What a week!

Class 4 have worked really hard on finishing their stories based on the book 'The Hodgeheg'. There have been lots of adventures of many different animals having accidents and getting their words muddled up! From Drigonflays to Dilphons, the writing produced has been fantastic! It is even more fantastic that Class 4 worked very hard writing these stories into an actual books, finished off with a colourful front cover and a descriptive blurb. I am very impressed with how they have turned out - who knew I had a class of budding authors!

In maths, we have continued to work hard on finding the fraction of an amount. It has lead to some interesting discussions about how fractions link with times tables. Please continue to support your child to practise their times tables, it really does help in all of maths!

We've also learnt more about The Rainforest and have been writing some hillarious play scripts for a weather report live from the Rainforest! I can't wait to see them being performed. 

Well done and thank you for all the hard work with costumes for World Book Day - they really did look brilliant! The photos are on the website.

Have a lovely weekend, don't forget swimming and homework on Monday!

P.S. It is assessment week next week. 

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Week 1 of Spring 2!

We’ve had a busy week back in Class 4!

In English, we have been reading the book HodgeHeg by Dick King Smith. From this we have starter to right our own advernture story about an animal that has an accident and gets his words muddled up! Class 4 have been working so hard to include expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbails and choosing words that are more interesting by thinking of a synonym!

In Maths, we have made a brilliant start learning about fractions! I was blown away with their problem solving so I gave them a challenge of adding fractions with different dominators and so many of the children were able to solve it!

In R.E, we have written our opinions and ideas about The Big Frieze and continues to try and understand the order of the Bible. There were some fantasstic, thoughtful ideas in this lesson.

Swimming carries on this term, it’s lovely to hear stories of the children doing so well and moving up in different groups!

The new Homework Grid also went out on Thursday (it is also on the website) and children need to complete 4 this half term - I can’t wait to see more fantastic, creative homework!

Also, the photos from our trip are on the website! I had an amazing day with the children, I’m sire they did too!

Don’t forget it is World Book Day on Thursday!

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Gale

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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.

Reminders:

  • 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. 

 

Reminders:

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.

Reminders:

  • 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.

Reminders:

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

Reminders:

• 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.

Reminders:

-        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.

Reminders:

-        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.

Reminders:

- 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.

Reminders:

  • 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!

 

Reminders:

  • 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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