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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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Spring 1, Week 2

This week, the children have started our new mini topic of 'Superheroes'! We began the week with a fact finding session all about different heroes and villains. We learnt their real identities, powers and vehicles and enjoyed discussing which heroes would win in a battle. Then it was time to create our own superhero.... we began by splitting ourselves into groups and drew around each other. Next, we added powers to our outlines and drew on details. Last of all we presented our heroes to the class and explained their strengths and weaknesses; we had Changeboy, Powergirl, SuperNell, Icy Isaac and of course the ferocious Flash-bat girl! Ask us all about them at home so we can tell you everything we remember. 

Later in the week, we acted our own superhero plays. We thought about how stories all have a clear beginning, middle and end and this helped us to structure our performance. The next day, we used our performance to write our own comic strip. Our class teachers were amazed with our writing, we all tried hard to think of our own ideas and many of us are now writing full sentences which can be read by an adult; so impressive! 

In other news this week, we have been... learning about 'more and less', practising our directional vocabulary including learning about turning left, right, clockwise and anti-clockwise, have been using the laptops to create superhero pictures on the 'Tux Paint' and 'ColourMagic' software and have even attended hero training sessions with Mr Jefferies and Mr Smith. Next week we continue our superhero theme with a week of Supertato books and fun! 

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

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KS1 SATs meeting

Hello

Mrs Springall and I just wanted to clarify the timings for the KS1 SATs session. The session will take place from 3.30-5pm in Class 3. We look forward to seeing you.

Mrs Hoar

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Spring term clubs

Just a quick reminder to say please make sure all club letters are back by tomorrow morning please (Tuesday 9th).  The lists will be finalised tomorrow and the slip telling you which clubs have been allocated will come home with the newsletter on Thursday.  Thank you!

 

Football clipart on clippp blue Medium

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Happy New Year!

Well a short week with only two days in school. It was lovely seeing everyone back and looking refreshed, ready for the term ahead. Mrs Allen and I would like to thank all those for the lovely cards and presents that were handed in at the end of last term.

We were busy on the first day back, writing work out for a new display. I have been so impressed with handwriting. I’m sure it won’t be long until I give out some more fountain pen permits.

By now you should have received the new term’s curriculum overview and homework grid. Last term a number of pupils displayed their learning powers by taking responsibility and showing independence in selecting the chosen pieces and logging them in their home school contact books, which was lovely to see. Remember this half term requires only 4 pieces. Children have been reminded that they can make good use of homework club in order to complete these activities.

On Thursday afternoon we took time to observe the pictures of the yeast experiment that we carried out on the last week of term and discussed the results. We shall of course be starting a new topic next week.

On Friday we were straight back in with our weekly mental arithmetic quizzes. These shall be happening every Friday morning. After, we had a lovely day making our Christingles, which you will no doubt have seen on the website. Hopefully they arrived home in one piece. We then spent time putting our writing skills to the test by generating a set of detailed instructions to accompany our practical task. It was lovely to see all the finished Christingles at our Collective Worship with Revd Ginni.

I may even see some of you fairly soon as I’m heading to church for the Christingle service. I better get going don’t want to be late.

See you all on Monday !

Mrs Stewart

Reminders

  • Full PE kit as we shall be taking part in Tag Rugby this half term up on the field on Monday afternoons. I have suggested that the children take their kits home after this session to avoid overly dirty kits. They shall need to have them back in for Wednesday pm as we shall be doing indoor gym.

  • Please try to ensure you have your kit and that it is labelled.

  • Home school contact books

  • Spellings and homework shall begin again on Tuesday 9th.

  • Clubs letters to be returned before deadline. I shall be taking Sam Learning club which gives a great opportunity for the children to work together. During this club we also look at strategies on how to answer SATs questions and look over some topics that need further work. A healthy snack and drink are also provided to help fuel the brain.

  • Those attending the Royal Albert Hall please can I have the t-shirt slips back in by Tuesday at the very latest.

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Ashbrook Lane,
St Ippolyts,
Hitchin,
Hertfordshire.
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