Class 4S and the other year 4 classes would like to invite you to our special Rainforest Music Assembly which will be held on Wednesday 27th March 2019. 10am - 10.30am in the North Hall.
Come along and enjoy listening to the songs we have been learning in, 4B's marvelous recorder playing, as well as hearing children read some of the fabulous descriptions of the rain forest that they have written during our Geography lessons.
A retiring collection will be made to help subsidise our planned trip in the summer term to Kentwell Hall.
Please come along and enjoy celebrating our achievements.
I was so impressed with the effort that everyone went to today for World Book Day. The children - and Mrs Howlett - all looked great. During the afternoon we visited 1D and read to the children and shared their books. I was so proud of 4S who were excellent role models for the children and really enjoyed the experience.
As part of our science topic 'Teeth', this week the children investigated different types of toothpaste by assessing their smell, colour, how easily they shook off the toothbrush (this proved rather messy!) and how efficiently they could clean. The children had great fun and next week will write a letter to Ivor Cavity with their findings! They will also be attempting to make toothpaste!
This Thursday is World Book Day. We have discussed this in class and the children are excited about the day. As well as dressing up as a character from a book, we will also have the chance to share stories with 1D (Mrs Darroch's class), which will be a lovely experience for all of the children. To that end, if your child has a copy of the book that relates to the character they have chosen to dress up as, that would be great.
You should all have received a letter regarding the school trip that we have planned for the Summer Term. We are very excited to be going to Kentwell Hall, and although we appreciate that it is a little more expensive than our Autumn Term trip, we have cancelled a Spring Term trip to compensate. To maximise the learning experience, the children will need to dress up in Tudor costume (as will the adults!) and so you should have had additional information about this with the letter. Please don't spend too much time or money providing these costumes, but if you have any worries or concerns, please do get in touch. I have included this information below, in case you need to familiarise yourself with this. It should be an a amazing day learning all about the Tudors - we are all very excited about it, although it will require an early start if we are to get there on time! I will send a reminder to you nearer the time.
I am so sorry that I haven't blogged for a while, I'm stunned at how quickly the spring Term is flying past and I haven't had a moment to gather my thoughts and sit down and write a blog! I'm sure the children feel the same as they've certainly been working hard!
I intend to make up for neglecting you from now on and will endeavour to keep you updated with everything we have been doing.
This term, the children began studying from Roald Dahl's autobiographical book called 'Boy', which has been a great hit with the children. The quality of the work they have been producing has been most pleasing, which has included composing a recipe for liquorice laces made from rats, a holiday guide to Norway and a letter requesting lovely food for their tuck boxes!
Welcome to the Spring Term - i hope you all had a restful and enjoyable Christmas break.
As we have only been back for 2 days there isn't much to report yet. The children have settled quickly after their exciting Christmas break and we are raring to go with lots of new topics to get our teeth into.
Next week, following on from the assessments that the children undertook last time, we will be 'filling the gaps' in maths. As for English we will be finishing The Lion and The Unicorn ready to start a new book the following week. We have also finally finished our Anglo Saxon topic and so from next week the children will be learning about The Rainforest in Geography.
It's been an action-packed few days and the children have worked hard; I'm sure by now you will have seen their story pop-up books that they have made as part of their D.T. learning.
The children have worked hard this term and I hope they all take the chance to rest and enjoy the holidays, so that they are raring to go next term! They have all been given a 'talk task' for the holidays, which involves them thinking of a time they have been brave; it could be as simple as overcoming a fear - it doesn't have to be anything too momentous! this shouldn't take too long.
I just wanted to also take this opportunity to thank you for all of your presents and good wishes; it is very much appreciated.
Merry Christmas to you all and see you next year!
The children were surprised with an Anglo-Saxon Day on Monday, where they spent the day immersed in all things Anglo-Saxon. We were very lucky that the children had the chance to meet a real Anglo-Saxon named Wolf (also known as Mr Wilson!) who brought in a multitude of artefacts to share with the children. In addition, the children wove sheep wool and dyed it using natural materials, they had a go at weaving and then made shields; these were used later in the day as you can see in the following photos. It was an exciting and informative day which the children all seemed to enjoy. A special thank you needs to go to Miss Markham who resourced many of the materials that the children used and who also had the unenviable task of cleaning the very smelly sheep wool of lots of dirt, twigs and poo!
Thank you so much to everyone that came to support during our 'crafternoon'. It was very busy, but a most productive afternoon. The children (and adults) produced some lovely crafts that we are looking forward to selling for profit on Friday after school at the Christmas Fayre. If you would like to purchase the crafts that your child made before Friday's fayre, you are more than welcome to do so; the decorated candle jars are £1.50, the personalised tree decorations are £1 and the foil tree decorations are 50p. We are also busy making other goodies to sell, which we will share with you in our next blog.
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