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Spring 2 Week 4

We have really enjoyed our week! Science Days were definitely the best part!

The children took part it lots of different investigations over the two days and have shown themselves to be brilliant scientists! The discussion, language and recording of ideas has been brilliant. 

We've also had fun sketching Tutankhmun's burial mask and finishing off research. 

- Parents' evening slips have gone home so please check you have got yours.

Have a lovely weekend!!

Miss Gale

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Spring 2 Week 2

We've had a great week and we have definitely had a busy one! 

We very much enjoyed the pancake race on tuesday and world book day on thursday! There's also the disco tonight - woop! 

I've been very impressed with the children's story writing this week, a cinderella inspired story. Can't wait to read them all properly. 

In maths we have looked at multiplication, arrays and area. The children are superstars at this! 

We've had music today - singing songs in the round! I think they might be stuck in our heads all weekend! 

Have a good weekend

Miss Gale 

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Spring 2 Week 1

Well done Class 4, we have come back with a bang! 

Everyone has worked really hard this week, especially in maths! We have been looking at scaling, it is super tricky and we have really tested our brains. Today we completed an investigation with a recipe and scaled it down - I was so impressed with resillience during this lesson and the children should be very proud of themselves.

In English, we have started our new book The Egyptian Cinderella. It is really interesting looking at a traditional tale with a twist! Some fab diary entries have been written. 

We have also started new learning in Science, Topic and R.E!

Great stuff Class 4

Have a lovely weekend. 

Miss Gale

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Matilda song to practise!


This is the link to the version we are using 



Miss Gale

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Spring Week 5

Well Being Week has finished! It was a brilliant week all round, it was really good to talk to the children about well-being and i've been impressed all week by the thoughtful, reflective discussions we have had. 

In English and DT, we have created dream jars! They are awesome! The children have written a piece of creative writing about their dream and presented them beautifully for our new display.

In maths we've completed some more subtraction sums and moved onto writtin multiplication with 2 or 3 digit numbers multiplied by 1 digit numbers.

Times Table Rockstars is going well too - we've got some clear improvement and I can already see it helping with our Maths in class! Do try to log in for the battle over the weekend - every point helps! 

We've also been practising for our class assembly (next friday at 2:30pm) - the short scripts have gone home as well as song lyrics. Do try to practise and let me know if you need another copy. 

Well done Class 4, enjoy the weekend! 

Miss Gale


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Spring Week 4

Well where has that week gone! Class 4 have really enjoyed the Arts Days this week! They have learnt and experiences lots about the Caribbean. We also did some reasoning and problem solving in Maths thinking about changing numbers and using inverse operations. In English, we started to write an explanation text about how chocolate is made! This was very exciting to learn about the whole process and link it to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We also spent some of our afternoons looking at other aspects of Caribbean culture - it’s been a great week! Thank you to those who have donated some extra jars for our DT next week. Enjoy the snow!
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Spring Week 3

Well done Class 4, another hard working week!

In English we have written poems about a Roald Dahl Character and made sure it included rhyming couplets, we did a brilliant job at structure and it was quite tricky to find words that rhymed! Lots of perseverance and editing needed.

In Maths we have finished off learning about 3D shapes and we made some nets of 3d aliens! We then have recapped learning of addition with column method, year 4s even used decimals!

In science we have set up and investigation of how sugary drinks can affect our teeth - ask the children what we have done to find out!

In RE we have done some deep thinking about the Teleological Argument - I was blown away by how to children learnt some much about this and could now explain it probably better than me!

Arts days next week! How exciting.

Also, if anyone has any glass jars that could be donated for our Art project later on in the term, that would be fab! 

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Gale

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Spring Week 2

Class 4 have had such a busy week again! We are loving or Roald Dahl topic and already know so much!

In English, we have finished our non-chronological reports on Roald Dahl - I have been really impressed with how much pride the children are taking in their work and thinking about layout and structure!

In Maths we have finished our work on fractions, done lots of problem solving and moved onto 2D shapes and being able to name and label different ones.

We also learnt about our teeth in Science this week in preparation for our investigation.

There has also been some fantastic singing of our songs for our class assembly as well as times table songs! Keep practising!

Well done to all of Class 4 for all their hard work - keep it up!

Miss Gale.

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Spring Week 1

Happy new year! Welcome back Class 4.

We've had a busy weel getting stuck into our new topics! We are mostly focusing on Roald Dahl this term and a lot of our learning will link! 

In English we have started our journey to becoming Roald Dahl Experts as we have become Roald Dahl Researchers, we all have a different part of his life to research so that we can create a non-fiction cronological report wiith interesting facts and information. 

In Maths, we are finishing off our learning on Fractions. We can now confidently add and subtract fractions with the same denominators and we have even answered some word problems involving this. We have also absolutely nailed our 3 times table now! I have been so impressed - onto the 4s we go! Keep practising! 

In science we have started learning about the human body and the digestive system and in Topic we have started to learn about Europe and the countries within in. 

In RE we have started our new topic and learnt about The Gospel of the Bible and that Gospel means 'Good News' as Jesus had arrived and began his miracles. 

As you can see, we have a busy week! Well done Class 4 - brilliant start! 

Have a fun weekend!

Miss Gale 

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Class 4

Wow what a busy few weeks! I feel like I always say that, but we are still getting busier!

Thank you for all our PTA donations today for the Christmas fair which is next Friday!

We had a great time on our Roald Dahl Trip, the children were so excited to learning about him and his writing and the learnt a lot about the importance of editing! Well done to all the children for excellent behaviour and enthusiasm on the trip.

In English we are looking at The Day The Crayons Quit and the children have written some brilliant letters of resignation and job adverts as crayons!

In Maths we’ve continued to learn about fractions including solving sums of fractions of amounts. We’ve realised how much we use our times tables in this! Keep practising!

On Tuesday, we had our Experience Christmas day. It was a lovely experience for everyone involved and a great opportunity to be reflective and learn RE in a different way.

Please ensure correct PE kit is in school at all times.

Indoor - Navy shorts and white t-shirt.

Outdoor - Navy tracksuit bottoms and jacket. Not leggings.

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Autumn Class 4 week 9 and 10

We’ve had a very busy two weeks back at school! It has been filled with learning about WW1. The children have been very keen to learn about this whilst also sharing what they already know -including family history! We were very lucky to have a drama production called Lest We Forget on Tuesday morning, the children thoroughly enjoyed this. It consolidated their learning and deepened their awareness of what it would have been like for the people of Britain in WW1.

Around this, we have had assessment week. They have responded really well to the assessments and have really shown me what they know! Impressive stuff!

In English, we’ve moved onto our new topic around a short film called Home Sweet Home. The children have been extending their writing with better description and better word choices.

In Maths, we have done lots of reasoning and problem solving around fraction and proportions. We used the bar model for this which was knew to the children and a bit tricky to start with!

Brilliant two weeks all round!

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Gale

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Class 4 Week 8! End of Autumn 1

This week's blog has been written by Class 4 altogether! 

This we week we have been amazing because we have written brilliant instructions on How To Wash a Woolly Mammoth - Have you ever tried to wash a Woolly Mammoth? 

In Maths we have been learning and practising the column method for addition with 3 and 4 digit numbers! We have also practised the 3 times table lots and lots and we are getting better! 

In Science, we learnt about The Water Cycle and used words like evaporation, condensation and precipitation - Do you know what these words mean? We can tell you!

In PSHE we learnt about health, balanced diet and made our own meal planners for the week, looking at making sure we have had our 5-a-day as well as enough water. 

To sum up our first term as Class 4....

  • All of us have done brilliantly!
  • It has been exciting, we have done some experiementing and creative things - it has been fun!
  • We have had a brilliant time with Miss Gale and we have been doing some hard work, it is harder than KS1!
  • It has been fun time in Class 4, we can't wait for our next term. 
  • We also have enjoyed our PE lessons with Mr Jefferies and Mr Smith because they are very nice!
  • Class 4 has been very adventurous 
  • This half term has been amazingly fun. We have done lots of fun stuff for eight weeks!

Well done Class 4, I am very impressed and proud of your hard working attitudes to school life!

Have a lovely break

Miss Gale


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Class 4 week 7

We’ve had another brilliant week in Class 4. Thank you to everyone that attended Family Week! I have never seen my classroom so busy!

In English, we have been learning all about How To Wash A Woolly Mammoth! Starting off with the children giving me instructions on how to wash up some pots and pans from Class 2s’ mud kitchen - it got a little bit messy! The children have come up with some fantastic, creative ideas this week to develop their vocabulary and more children are becoming resourceful with spellings around the room.

In Maths, we have moved onto multiplication. Using arrays and bar model to show multiplicative amounts. We have also spotted that the better we know our mental times tables, the easier this can be. Please continue to support your child to practice.

This is the website lots of children used during family week - mathsframe.co.uk - you can also download an app for this. This is the best website I’ve found with games to practice times tables as you can pick and choose which ones are applied to the game!

In Science, we investigated how to melt chocolate! It was very exciting to see the process and we used brilliant vocabulary, such as evaporation, to explain what had happened.

The children are making such a good effort to use their learning powers in school. From decision making, to perseverance and even the way they present their work in their books. I’m very impressed!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Gale

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Autumn week 5 & 6!

The end of the Gingerbread Invasion… What a busy few weeks we have had! I hope you have heard all about it. The children have been brilliant detectives/investigators/theorists/journalists and more! I am very impressed of the final Newspaper articles and a good effort with our Gingerbread Men baking - even if they didn’t all survive the oven!

In Maths we have practised our skills of mental addition and subtraction, the children have done really well with this as well as sometimes it’s hard to solve trickier sums in our head! The children have also embraced the challenge of Turbo Tables over the last few weeks - please do encourage them to practise at home.

We have also continued our Prehistoric Times topic, the children are very knowledgeable and interested in this topic. I have also been very impressed how well the children are developing their resilience in learning and their attitude to learning! Good work Class 4!

Enjoy your weekend

Miss Gale

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Class 4 week 4

Another busy week in Class 4. We finished off our topic on fables, the children have worked hard to learn different ways to edit and 'up level' their work. They have used a purple polishing pen and support from their partner to great success! In Maths, we used 'think 10' when doing mental addition and reinforced our knowledge of number bonds to 10/20/100. We have also started our Turbo Tables mental maths game - lots of practicing so that recall is quick! 

In science, we learnt about condensation and evaporation by looking at water happened to the amount of water when it is boiled in a kettle. We also looked at how the particles move and change when they are changing from a solid to liquid to gas and whether these changes are reversible or irreversible. 

Looking forward to seeing lots of people at open session on Monday night! 3:30 - 6:30pm

Don't forget - homework is due on Monday and also spellings will be tested. 

Miss Gale 

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Autumn Week 3

We've had great fun this week in Class 4, especially in English. We have planned and written our very own fables with the moral - Don't be greedy, it's good to share. The children have done some fantastic writing, lots of creative ideas and extended description with things like adjectives and similes! 

In Maths we have been finishing off securing our Place Value knowledge as well as starting to use rounding to estimate tricky sums. The children have had a fantastic attitude towards Maths and are really enjoying their learning. 

We did some cave art this week! Pretending we were a cave man in the Mesolithic Period of the Stone Age by drawing under neath the tables! It was quite tricky but there are some fantastic pieces of art. 

We've done our first science experiment too - investigating if gases weigh anything. We also learnt who inventedfizzy drinks by discovering carbon dioxide! Very interesting! 

Have a lovely weekend - Don't forget to do some grid homework! 

Miss Gale 

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Class 4 week 2

I am so impressed with Class 4 this week! There has been some brilliant learning taking place, we've pushed ourselves and used our learning powers - even my brain is aching!! 

Everyone is already developing a brilliant attitude to learning to learning, perfect for Key Stage 2 and I couldn't be more proud! We have been developing place value, writing descriptively, learning about The Old Testament and learning about the first stage of the Stone Age. 

Well done class 4!

Please remember homework is due on Monday as well as our spelling test. 

Please ensure SNACK BOXES are labelled - there are lots being left over!

Miss Gale 

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Welcome to the next Class 4!

This week has been brilliant! We've had so much fun getting to know each other a little bit more, getting used to new routines and starting our new learning. I am very impressed with how well the children have been getting on, they are so enthusiastic about their learning - I think we have a good year ahead of us! 

I hope you have recieved the new curriculum leaflet which will tell you a little bit more about what is coming up! The new home learning grid has also been sent out this week - can't wait to see what everyone chooses to do! These are both availiable on the website if you need another copy. 

We have PE on a Wednesday and a Friday, please ensure you a full kit is in school and labelled. 

Homework and spellings will be set on a Tuesday and handed in on a Monday. 

Children are encouraged to record their own reading in their home-school contact book if they wish - this should be a comment on what they have read,and understood to help with comprehension. Please can an adult still sign their comment everyday, even if they are reading independently. 

Miss Gale. 

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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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