I just wanted to thank you all for your support over the year and your kind gifts and well wishes this week. I have loved teaching Year 4 this year and although I am biased, I do believe I have had the best class! All of the children have worked very hard and now thoroughly deserve their long Summer holiday - as do you! I will miss the children dreadfully, but I will still be keeping an eye on them next year as my Phase Leader role is changing so that I am now responsible for Years 4 and 5. To that end, if you ever have any queries or concerns next year, you are more than welcome to seek me out for a chat on the playground before or after school, or to contact me via the school office or email.
Thank you again. Wishing you all a restful and safe Summer Holidays.
Mrs Steward x
The children had a lovely day earlier in the week when they immersed themselves into a range of Anglo Saxon activities which included making shields and helmets. I'm sure you'll agree that they look mighty fierce!
This week the children have designed and made money containers which have required them to demonstrate their sewing skills - which proved harder for some than others!
Below you can see the results of the children's efforts:
The children have had great fun this term in science learning all about bubbles. So far the children have investigated different bubble mixtures, bubbles in chocolate and have made sherbet. We concluded that bubbles in chocolate bars are just expensive air!
We had an amazing day at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village last week which really enhanced the children's understanding of Anglo Saxons. The trip was spent partly in the village itself and then in the museum where the children explored some fascinating artefacts.
Below are some photos from the day; I wonder if you can identify the faces behind the mask?
4S and 4M had a super day at Colchester Road Baptist Church where they had the opportunity to learn and play musical compositions with children from other schools. This was a great opportunity to showcase what the children have been learning during their music lessons all year. I was extremely proud of how well 4S sounded and also with the positive manner in which they conducted themselves. They were all a great credit to Rushmere Hall. For those parents and carers that attended the afternoon performance, I am sure you will agree that it was a very impressive musical display.
Welcome back everyone, I hope you all had a lovely half term. It's hard to believe that we are now in the last half term of the academic year - the year has just flown!
A reminder for those children that still have homework outstanding (there are quite a few!) that 2 pieces need completing for the Summer Term. Also the Summer Trip to West Stow Anglo Saxon Village is only a few weeks away, so if you are still to return your money and permission form, please can this be done at your earliest convenience. More details regarding the trip will be shared with you soon.
Next week is Refugee Week where the children are going to be learning all about refugees around the world. In addition, to support the cause, myself, Mrs Bark, Mrs Ingram, Mrs Humphrey, and Miss Redgrave will be raising money by eating the same food rations as a Syrian Refugee for one school week. The rations for the week include:
I have attached the My Donate link below so that should you wish to do so, you are able to sponsor us for this very worthy cause. It's going to be tough so any support you can offer will certainly help!
As there are a few children absent and because it is half term next week, I have posted the spellings that need to be learnt. Your child should know which spelling group they are in.
As part of our learning about Shakespeare, the children have been analysing Shakespearean language. During the lesson they have discovered lots of new vocabulary and used this to good effect to insult each other! Have a watch of the following video and see if you can work out what they are saying to each other - they've been most offensive!!
A word of warning... if your child says you are 'nice', they may not be being as complimentary as you imagine!
We have been kindly supplied with some Anglo-Saxon artefacts from Sutton Hoo, by one of our very supportive grand-parents, Mr Harvey, which the children have enjoyed investigating. They were stunned by the weight of the chain mail and couldn't imagine how anyone managed to wear this along with other armour and fight at the same time! What do you think the big wooden 'spoon' is for?
We are 4S!
Each week we will update our blog with activities, pictures and comments on what we have been learning!