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Class Teachers for Year 4 Classes:

Mrs E Green

Mrs C Hayes

Mr Evans

 

Teaching Assistants for Year 4 Classes:

Mrs T Sivakumar

Mr M Iuliano

This Week’s Learning – wb 8.3.2021

 

In topic this week we have learnt all about Boudicca and the reasons why she led the Celts on a revolt. We found out about her personality and what a strong and resilient person she was. We also found out about key features of a newspaper article and began to gather vocabulary and plan the newspaper article about The Battle of Watling Street.

 

In maths this week, we have learnt all about hundredths, we have compared and ordered hundredths, Found out the hundredths are equivalent fractions to tenths.

 

Music – we learnt all about rhythm and pulse, well done to those of you who sent in videos to show what you had learnt.

 

French – We revised French colours, well done to those of you who either completed a rainbow or made paperchains.

Next Week’s Learning – wb 8.3.2021

 

This week we are going to find out all about Roman mosaics. We will be researching mosaics and designing our own. We will then make our own mosaic coasters.  We will have a square wooden coaster, some special tile grout and small tile fragments to mount onto the coaster. Check out the blog for photos of the whole process. We will also evaluate what we have made and look at planning a newspaper article.

 

In Maths, will be revising some of the work on decimals to ensure that we fully understand it before moving on. We will be looking at multiplying and dividing decimals by 10 and 100. At the end of the week we will move onto measuring length. We have some fun practical activities to complete involving measuring mm, cm and m.

 

Music – we should hopefully start back with the trumpet and trombone lessons with the Sutton music service.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 5.3.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Grace and Skye

 

And Holly Class:

 

Allan and Vincent

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – 5.3.2021

 

We are so looking forward to welcoming you all back to school on Monday 8th March.

Please remember school opens for year 4 at 9am and finishes at 3.30pm.

 

Please remember to wear a face covering when on school gorunds and to maintain social distancing. Thank you.

 

Please wear full school uniform and bring your lunch to school in a wipe clean lunch box. Please remember your water bottle.

 

Don’t forget about logging into Times table Rockstars (use the log in for your chrome books).

Well done to Archie in Beech with 43, 002 coins and Brody with 5, 987 coins.

 I wonder who will get the most points next week?

 

Please ensure that your child is reading everyday (this can be a school book, home book, magazine, comic or from the online Oxford Owl website) and recording their reading in their diary daily. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via the class email to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

Please use the class emails to speak with us about any issues and continue to complete the daily assignment on MS Teams and send any work you would like to share via email. We do endeavour to put examples on the photo gallery of the blog.

 

Stay safe!

 

beechclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 22.2.2021

 

This week we were introduced to our new topic ‘Raging Romans’. We completed our KWL grid, listing things we know already about the romans and posing questions about what we would like to find out. We used atlases to locate Italy and Rome and countries that made up the Roman Empire. We also looked at the importance of the  Roman Army and key battles that took place during the roman rule of Britain.

 

In Maths, we looked at recognising and writing tenths as decimals, placing them on a number line, comparing and ordering tenths and the relationship between tenths and hundredths. This was quite tricky so we will be going over this once schools resume on the 8th March.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 1.3.2021

 

This week in topic we are learning all about queen Boudicca of the Iceni tribe. We will be looking at the causes behind her revolt against the Romans and using sources to infer Boudicca’s personality. After that, we will identify the features of a newspaper article, gather vocabulary for a newspaper article and plan a newspaper article about the final battle between Boudicca and the Romans,

 

In Maths, we will be moving on to recognising and writing tenths as decimals, placing them on a number line, comparing and ordering tenths and the relationship between tenths and hundredths.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 26.2.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Tereza and Finley

 

And Holly Class:

 

Oliver and Rosie

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – 26.2.2021

 

World Book Day is on Thursday 4th March 2021 – please look out for some book day activities. Also, please take photos of your child/ren reading in cosy or unusual places to help celebrate reading. They can dress up if they want to!

 

For those of you that love Roald Dhal click this link to create your own character costume 0 World Book Day is coming up!

Dressing up tips - Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity

 

Don’t forget about logging into Times table Rockstars (use the log in for your chrome books).

Well done to Bray in Beech with 25, 764 coins and Aiden O with 8, 322 coins.

 I wonder who will get the most points next week?

 

Please ensure that your child is reading everyday (this can be a school book, home book, magazine, comic or from the online Oxford Owl website) and recording their reading in their diary daily. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via the class email to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

Please use the class emails to speak with us about any issues and continue to complete the daily assignment on MS Teams and send any work you would like to share via email. We do endeavour to put examples on the photo gallery of the blog.

 

Stay safe!

 

beechclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

This Week’s Learning – wb 8.2.2021

 

In topic we carried out lots of science investigations linked to Forces, friction and magnetism. We found out that forces are a push or a pull. Friction is the movement of one surface over another, air resistance is how gravity and air act on an object, if the object is large and heavy it would need a greater surface area to slow it down. We also learnt that magnets have two poles, North and South and that not all metals are magnetic.

 

In Maths, we will learnt how to add and subtract fractions with like denominators using bar models to help us. We also learnt to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 22.2.2021

 

After half term we will be looking at our new topic ‘Raging Romans’. We will complete our KWL grid and new front covers for our books. We will be using atlases to locate Italy and Rome and countries that made up the Roman Empire. We will also be looking at the Roman Army and battles.

 

In Maths, we will be moving on to recognising and writing tenths as decimals, placing them on a number line, comparing and ordering tenths and the relationship between tenths and hundredths.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 5.2.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Joshua and Kewan

 

And Holly Class:

 

Lyla and Beau

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – 12.2.2021

 

Please have a happy and safe half term.

 

Miss Dowding has put together some fun maths activities that you can complete over half term – this will be saved in the home learning section.

 

There is also a document in the home learning section that advises you about screen time and how to use devices safely.

 

For those of you that love Roald Dhal click this link to create your own character costume 0 World Book Day is coming up!

Dressing up tips - Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity

 

Don’t forget about logging into Times table Rockstars (use the log in for your chrome books).

Well done to Archie in Beech with 27, 774 coins and Billy with 7, 450 coins.

 I wonder who will get the most points next week?

 

Please ensure that your child is reading everyday (this can be a school book, home book, magazine, comic or from the online Oxford Owl website) and recording their reading in their diary daily. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via the class email to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

Please use the class emails to speak with us about any issues and continue to complete the daily assignment on MS Teams and send any work you would like to share via email. We do endeavour to put examples on the photo gallery of the blog.

 

Stay safe!

 

beechclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 1.2.2021

 

In topic we found out about Bronze and Iron Age jewellery. We researched jewellery designs and designed and created our own out of clay. Which we then evaluated. Thank you to those people who sent in photos – check out the blog gallery!

 

In Maths, we continued with fractions. We looked at finding non unit fractions of a quantity, finding the whole when one or more parts is known and finished up the week with equivalent fractions. Please do use MS Chat if you get stuck!

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 8.2.2021

 

In topic we will be carrying out lots of science investigations linked to Forces, friction and magnetism. On your weekly timetable will be a list of resources you will need, however if you do not have them don’t worry as the pre recorded videos will show the investigations being carried out.

 

In Maths, we will be staying with fractions. We will be adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators.  

 

Music

 

There will be a PDF saved to the blog with website links to listen to the music. This is based on the Carnival of the Animals and week 5 is Fossils and The Swan.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 5.2.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Emiya and Darcie

 

And Holly Class:

 

Freddy and Mahnoor

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – 22.1.2021

 

For next week we will be investigating Forces, Friction and Magnetism. If you have the following resources this will enable your child to actively take part in the investigations, if not, do not worry they can watch the investigations in the pre recorded videos.

Monday – a toy car, different surfaces (carpet, wood, lino, concrete), a piece of cardboard or wood for a ramp.

Tuesday – some string, four small objects to use as weights, 4 different fabrics (plastic bag, bubble wrap, old t-shirt etc) to make parachutes.

Wednesday – a fridge magnet for your child to investigate magnetic and non-magnetic materials.

Thursday – Two different magnets – can be fridge magnets,

Friday – different size magnets (again can be fridge magnets)

 

Dont' forget to take part in the star count - see the resources in the home learning section on this blog or on MS Teams.

 

Don’t forget about logging into Times table Rockstars (use the log in for your chrome books).

Well done to Sofia in Beech with 11, 169 coins and Freddy with 12, 915 coins.

 I wonder who will get the most points next week?

 

Please ensure that your child is reading everyday (this can be a school book, home book, magazine, comic or from the online Oxford Owl website) and recording their reading in their diary daily. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via the class email to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

Please use the class emails to speak with us about any issues and continue to complete the daily assignment on MS Teams and send any work you would like to share via email. We do endeavour to put examples on the photo gallery of the blog.

 

Stay safe!

 

beechclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 25.1.2021

 

In topic we will planned, wrote and edited an explanation text all about Stonehenge. We also look at the Iron Age, and found out how they lived and why Hillforts were so important.

 

In Maths, we looked at both unit and non unit fractions. We found out fractions are made up of equal parts, the denominator represents the number of parts and the numerator represents the number of parts shaded.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 1.2.2021

 

In topic we will be finding out about Bronze and Iron Age jewellery. We will be researching jewellery designs and designing and creating our own out of clay. Which we will then evaluate.

 

In Maths, we will be staying with fractions. We will be looking at finding non unit fractions of a quantity, finding the whole when one or more parts is known and finishing up the week with equivalent fractions.  

 

Music

 

There will be a PDF saved to the blog with website links to listen to the music. This is based on the Carnival of the Animals and week 4 is The Aquarium and The Cuckoo.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 29.1.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Archie and Connor

 

And Holly Class:

 

Archie and Iylah

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – 22.1.2021

 

Please complete the survey below to share your thoughts about remote learning.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=eXcJaLlT90WkNKXZRbUkGl2ZJa6PyINBil7KaZ89uPdUNjhVTTI2NDZJOURRS01OTkpOTEJENjY3Sy4u

 

For this week, the week beginning 1st February 2021 your child will need access to some clay, play dough, or plasticine as we will be making some Bronze Age jewellery in topic. They will also need a large jacket potato (uncooked) to create a potato person for PSHE. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

We would like to inform you that Blue Peter on YouTube has been launched at CBBC and we were wondering if you would be interested in thisfor entertainment outside of home-schooling hours now we’re in lockdown.

 

Blue Peter is the longest running kids TV show in the world and we are uploading videos to it that are suitable for 5-11 year olds. We have world record breaking challenges, arts and crafts, environmental videos, cooking and baking how tos, inspirational films, gaming, celebrity appearances, dance routines and music performances. We also feature ways of getting a Blue Peter badge, behind the scenes footage and extra content about our incredible presenters Adam, Lindsey, Mwaksy, Richie and Henry the Blue Peter dog.

 

If you think your interested in this, please subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/bluepeter - (it’s obviously completely free to subscribe!) and don’t forget to watch the live programme on CBBC at 5.00pm every Thursday, or on BBC iPlayer.

 

Don’t forget about logging into Times table Rockstars (use the log in for your chrome books).

Well done to Darcie in Beech with 22, 050 coins and Rabia with 13, 276 coins.

 I wonder who will get the most points next week?

 

Please ensure that your child is reading everyday (this can be a school book, home book, magazine, comic or from the online Oxford Owl website) and recording their reading in their diary daily. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via the class email to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

Please use the class emails to speak with us about any issues and continue to complete the daily assignment on MS Teams and send any work you would like to share via email. We do endeavour to put examples on the photo gallery of the blog.

 

Stay safe!

 

beechclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 18.1.2021

 

In topic we learnt about Stone Age cave art and produced our own. We found out lots of information about life in the Bronze Age, how they travelled, how they traded and how they lived. We will also discovered the theories behind Stonehenge.

 

In Maths, we used bar models to solve division with addition and subtraction. We will also looked at scaling up by using times table and division facts.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 25.1.2021

 

In topic we will be planning, writing and editing an explanation text all about Stonehenge. We will also look at the Iron Age, finding out how they lived and why Hillforts were so important.

 

In Maths, we will be moving onto Fractions. We will be finding out about unit and non-unit fractions and how to find fractions of a quantity.  

 

Music

 

There will be a PDF saved to the blog with website links to listen to the music. This is based on the Carnival of the Animals and week 3 is Kangaroos.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 22.1.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Sophia J and Vinnie

 

And Holly Class:

 

Billy and Tierney

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – 22.1.2021

Sutton library have a facebook page which is kept up to date with what is going on in the libraries. This includes stories being read, rhyme times and there is also going to be a zoolab for Chinese new year. 

Some of these events might be more suitable for EYFS and KS1, but it has information about the 'select and collect' system that is still operating so that children can borrow and read books from the library.Check out by clicking the link below.

Sutton Libraries London | Facebook

 

For week 5, the week beginning 1st February 2021 your child will need access to some clay, play dough, or plasticine as we will be making some Bronze Age jewellery in topic. They will also need a large jacket potato (uncooked) to create a potato person for PSHE. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Don’t forget about logging into Times table Rockstars (use the log in for your chrome books).

Well done to Jack in Beech with 31,900 coins and Noah with 10, 480 coins.

 I wonder who will get the most points next week?

 

Please ensure that your child is reading everyday (this can be a school book, home book, magazine, comic or from the online Oxford Owl website) and recording their reading in their diary daily. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via the class email to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

Please use the class emails to speak with us about any issues and continue to complete the daily assignment on MS Teams and send any work you would like to share via email. We do endeavour to put examples on the photo gallery of the blog.

 

Stay safe!

 

beechclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

 

 

 

PE with Joe is back, starting Monday 11th January 2021 at 9am on his You Tube channel. He will have 3 live sessions on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They last approximately 20 mins and are designed for children.

 

Go on, give it a go!

 

How to log on to Microsoft teams please visit this website to watch a video on how to do it.

How to access MS Teams for Homework - YouTube

 

Please remember to use the class emails to get in touch with myself or Mr Evans.

 

Beech class: beechclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

Holly class: hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

We will endeavour to respond during the working day.

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 11.1.2021

 

This week we read our key text  ‘Stone Age Boy’. We found out about what life was like in the Stone Age. We learnt about the features of a diary and planned, wrote and edited our own diary entries as Stone Age boy.

 

If you get a chance watch the animated movie The Croods – it is all about the Stone Age.

 

In Maths, we learnt how to use bar models for word problems involving multiplication with addition and subtraction.   

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 18.1.2021

 

In topic we will be focusing on Stone Age cave art and producing our own. We will be finding out all about life in the Bronze Age, looking at travel, trading and how they lived. We will also be finding out all about the theories behind Stonehenge.

 

In Maths, we will be continuing with bar models, looking at division and addition and subtraction. We will also be looking at scaling. How to scale up by multiplying and scaling down by dividing.

 

Music

 

There will be a PDF saved to the blog with website links to listen to the music. This is based on the Carnival of the Animals and week 2 is Hens, roosters and tortoises.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 15.1.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Skye and Mason

 

And Holly Class:

 

Rabia and Kai

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – 15.1.2021

 

Wow! What a start to the new term. We appreciate your patience with some of the technical issues and we hope it will be smooth sailing from here.

As teachers we appreciate the work you do with your children at home.

 

https://mailchi.mp/4467617fc439/lockdown-support-course  This is a useful resource from Miss Hazlegrove to help support you with remote learning. Check it out!

 

Don’t forget about logging into Times table Rockstars (use the log in for your chrome books).

Well done to Kewan in beech with 6, 743 coins and Lyla with 8109 coins.

 I wonder who will get the most points next week?

 

Please ensure that your child is reading everyday (this can be a school book, home book, magazine, comic or from the online Oxford Owl website) and recording their reading in their diary daily. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via the class email to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

Please use the class emails to speak with us about any issues and continue to complete the daily assignment on MS Teams and send any work you would like to share via email. We do endeavour to put examples on the photo gallery of the blog.

 

Stay safe!

 

beechclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 5.1.2021

 

This week we were introduced to ur new Topic ‘Portals to the Past’. We completed our KWL grid and learnt where the Stone Agen, Bronze Age and Iron Age fitted into British History. We also looked at how people lived during the Stone age.

 

In Maths, we learnt how to divide using short division, how to exchange and how to put remainders.  

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 11.1.2021

 

In topic we will be having an English focus. We will be reading our key text ‘Stone Age boy’ and learning all about the features of a diary. We will be planning, writing and editing our own diary as the boy.

 

In Maths, we will be continuing with division and looking at using bar models to solve division and multiplication word problems.

 

Music

 

There will be a PDF saved to the blog with website links to listen to the music. This is based on the Carnival of the Animals and week 1 is The Royal March of the Lions.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 8.1.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Maisey and Jessie

 

And Holly Class:

 

Brody and Kiara

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Messages for Parents – 8.1.2021

 

Wow! What a start to the new term. We appreciate your patience with some of the technical issues and we hope it will be smooth sailing from here.

As teachers we appreciate the work you do with your children at home.

 

Please ensure that your child is reading everyday (this can be a school book, home book, magazine, comic or from the online Oxford Owl website) and recording their reading in their diary daily. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via the class email to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

Please use the class emails to speak with us about any issues and continue to complete the daily assignment on MS Teams and send any work you would like to share via email. We do endeavour to put examples on the photo gallery of the blog.

 

Stay safe!

 

beechclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

 

Year 4 Christmas song

I wish it could be Christmas every day

This Week’s Learning – wb 14.11.2020

 

This week we had fun designing and making healthy pizzas for an athlete. We measured the flower, salt, sugar and yeast and added water to make our dough. We then left it to rise. The next day we chopped our vegetables and created our healthy pizzas. See the gallery for photos.

 

In Maths, we will learnt how to multiply with exchanging by using the column method and learnt all about factors and factor pairs.

 

Music

There was no brass lesson this week. Brass lessons continue in January. This week we will be recording our Christmas song which will be posted on the blog later in the week for you to watch! 

 

French

Bonjour!  This week we have been revising and practising some of the things we have learnt this term with Christmassy themed activities.  Next term our new topic will be learning the names of classroom objects in French.  Keep up the numbers practice over the holidays: this song will help with numbers 1-10 and beyond in preparation for next term: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hK4Leo2rTI  

Joyeux Noel!  

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 05.1.2021

 

 

Our new topic is Portals to the Past, where we will be finding out all about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We will find out where it comes in our history timeline and we will be looking at historical sources to deduce what life was like in the Stone Age.

 

In Maths, we will learning how to use the short division method with and without remainders to divide.

 

Music

Brass lessons will restart after Christmas.

 

French

 

Messages for Parents – 17.12.2020

 

Wow! What a busy half term we have had. Year 4 have enjoyed learning all about their Sport in Action Topic and have produced some great work. Please don’t forget to check out the gallery to see examples of this great learning.

 

Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school that can be refilled.

 Please wear a face covering when picking up and dropping off your child/children. When waiting for your child, please remember to social distance and use the amphitheatre so we can all keep safe.

 

Please ensure that your child is reading everyday and recording their reading in their diary daily. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via the class email to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year, please stay safe!

See you on Tuesday 5th January for the start of the Spring term.

beechclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 7.11.2020 

 

This week we planned, wrote and edited a narrative based on the digestive system. We will also planned our own pizzas ready for the following week.  

 

In Maths, we will learnt how to multiply by 1000 and used the column method to work out multiplication word problems. 

  

Music 

Group 1: We looked at the notation used in the Christmas song we have been learning. We had a go at writing the notation, learnt how to draw the symbols and where to put them in the music.  

Group 2: We recapped everything we have learnt so far this term. Notes: Bb, C, D, Eb, F, A. How to read a rhythm. How to play Chachacha. We evaluated our playing and suggested ways we could improve.  

 

French  

Bonjour!  This week we finished writing about our different opinions of sports.  Next week we will be doing some Christmassy activities to help us remember some of the things we have learnt over the term. 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 14.12.2020 

 

 

Next week we will be designing and making healthy pizzas for an athlete. We will also be evaluating the finished product. 

 

In Maths, we will learning how to multiply with exchanging by using the column method. 

 

Music 

There is no brass lesson this week. Brass lessons continue in January. This week we will be recording our Christmas song which will be posted on the blog later in the week for you to watch!  

 

French 

Bonjour!  This week we have been revising and practising some of the things we have learnt this term with Christmassy themed activities.  Next term our new topic will be learning the names of classroom objects in French.  Keep up the numbers practice over the holidays: this song will help with numbers 1-10 and beyond in preparation for next term:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hK4Leo2rTI   

Joyeux Noel!   

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 11.12.2020 

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

  

This week we have chosen in Beech Class: 

 

Connor and Skye 

 

And Holly Class: 

 

Adam and Samara 

  

Well done to you all! 

 

Messages for Parents – 11.12.2020 

 

Tis the season to be jolly.... 

Dates to note: 

 

Thursday 17th December 2020 children can wear their Christmas jumper to school and party clothes instead of their uniform as this is the day we will be filming their Christmas song. They may wear tinsel and Christmas items in their hair. 

 

Please remember Friday 18th December 2020 the school will now be closed for INSET as directed by the Government.

 

If your child would like to bring in Christmas cards, they may write them for their bubble only. These need to be clearly labelled with the child’s name and class and will go inside a special Christmas Card quarantine box. The cards will then be given out during the last week of term. 

 

 

Please encourage your child to learn the lyrics to the song Walking on the air.  

We're walking in the air, 
we're floating in the moonlit sky; 
The people far below 
are sleeping as we fly. 

I'm holding very tight, 
I'm riding in the midnight blue, 
I'm finding I can fly 
so high above with you. 

Instrumental 

On across the world 
the villages go by like dreams, 
The rivers and the hills, 
the forests and the streams. 

Children gaze open mouthed, 
taken by surprise; 
Nobody down below 
believes their eyes. 

We're surfing in the air, 
we're swimming in the frozen sky, 
We're drifting over icy 
mountains floating by. 

Instrumental 

Suddenly swooping low 
on an ocean deep, 
Rousing up a mighty monster 
from his sleep. 

We're walking in the air, 
we're dancing in the midnight sky, 
and everyone who sees us 
greets us as we fly. 

 

 

Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school that can be refilled. 

 Please wear a face covering when picking up and dropping off your child/children. When waiting for your child, please remember to social distance and use the amphitheatre so we can all keep safe. 

 

Please can you log into your school Arbor account and tick the box giving consent for the Acceptable Use for the Online learning. Your consent is important, otherwise your child may not be able to access online learning in the event of another lockdown or school closure. 

 

Please ensure that your child is reading everyday and recording their reading in their diary daily. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via the class email to show your child reading in their favourite place! 

 

beechclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com 

 

hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 30.11.2020

 

This week our Topic was heavily science based. We looked at nutrition and how our digestive system works. We completed a practical science experiment to show how the digestive system works. We will also looked at the functions and types of teeth. Check out the blog for photos.

 

In Maths, we learnt all about multiples of a number and the associative and distributive law in multiplication. Towards the end of the week we learnt how to multiply by 10 and 100 using place value.

 

Music

Group 1: We recapped everything we have learnt so far this term. Notes: Bb, C, D, Eb, F, A. How to read a rhythm. How to play Chachacha. We evaluated our playing and suggested ways we could improve.

Group 2: This week we looked at the notation used in the Christmas song we have been learning. We had a go at writing the notation, learning how to draw the symbols and where to put them in the music.

 

French

Bonjour!  This week we wrote about our own opinions of sports.  Next week we will be continuing this work.  To practice counting in French, ask your child to count different objects around the house. 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 7.12.2020

 

This week we are planning, writing and editing a narrative based on the digestive system. We will also be planning our own pizzas ready for the following week.

 

In Maths, we will are learning how to multiply by 1000 and using the column method to work out multiplication word problems.

 

Music

Group 1: Next week we will look the notation used in the Christmas song we have been learning. We will have a go at writing the notation, learning how to draw the symbols and where to put them in the music. 

Group 2: We will be recapping everything we have learnt so far this term. Notes: Bb, C, D, Eb, F, A. How to read a rhythm. How to play Chachacha. We will evaluate our playing and suggest ways we can improve. 

 

French

Bonjour!  This week we will be finishing writing about our different opinions of sports.  Next week we will be doing some Christmassy activities to help us remember some of the things we have learnt over the term.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 4.12.2020

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Mason and Sophia S

 

And Holly Class:

 

Brody and Amelie

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – 4.12.2020

 

Tis the season to be jolly....

 

If your child would like to bring in Christmas cards, they may write them for their bubble only. These need to be clearly labelled with the child’s name and class and will go inside a special Christmas Card quarantine box. The cards will then be given out during the last week of term.

Christmas card name lists for your child’s class will go out this week.

 

Christmas jumper day

Don't forget Friday 11th December is Christmas jumper day to coincide with the schools’ Christmas dinner. Children can wear a Christmas t-shirt or jumper but must wear their school skirt/trousers/shoes. This does not have to be a pre-bought t-shirt or jumper – you can use an old one and jazz it up with a bit of tinsel, felt tips or a bauble or too.

 

Unfortunately the amphitheatre outside Year 4 is currently closed due loose paving slabs. Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

 

Please encourage your child to learn the lyrics to the song Walking on the air.

We're walking in the air,
we're floating in the moonlit sky;
The people far below
are sleeping as we fly.

I'm holding very tight,
I'm riding in the midnight blue,
I'm finding I can fly
so high above with you.

Instrumental

On across the world
the villages go by like dreams,
The rivers and the hills,
the forests and the streams.

Children gaze open mouthed,
taken by surprise;
Nobody down below
believes their eyes.

We're surfing in the air,
we're swimming in the frozen sky,
We're drifting over icy
mountains floating by.

Instrumental

Suddenly swooping low
on an ocean deep,
Rousing up a mighty monster
from his sleep.

We're walking in the air,
we're dancing in the midnight sky,
and everyone who sees us
greets us as we fly.

 

 

Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school that can be refilled.

 Please wear a face covering when picking up and dropping off your child/children. When waiting for your child, please remember to social distance and use the amphitheatre so we can all keep safe.

 

Please can you log into your school Arbor account and tick the box giving consent for the Acceptable Use for the Online learning. Your consent is important, otherwise your child may not be able to access online learning in the event of another lockdown or school closure.

 

Please ensure that your child is reading everyday and recording their reading in their diary daily. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via the class email to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

beechclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 23.11.2020

 

In topic planned, wrote and edited a persuasive letter explaining why we should teach Paralympic sports in school. In Science we covered some missing Year 3 objectives such as what bones and muscles we have within our bodies and how they work.

 

In Maths, we looked at multiples of 7, 9 and 12. We also completed some maths assessments.

 

In music:

Group 1: We used the notation we learnt about last time to compose our own rhythms and practise reading them accurately. 

Group 2: This week we used our knowledge of notes and rhythms to learn a piece of music called Chachacha. We will also learn to play the note A. 

 

 

In French:

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been listening carefully to recordings of French people talking about their opinions of sports.  Next week, we will begin to write about our own opinions of different sports in French.  Have a listen to this song to help with learning your numbers in French:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8otHVV5VWY  

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 30.11.2020

 

This week we are looking at nutrition and how our digestive system works. We will be completing a practical science experiment to show how the digestive system works. We will also be looking at the functions and types of teeth. Check out the blog for photos.

 

In Maths, we will be learning all about multiples of a number and the associative and distributive law in multiplication. Towards the end of the week we will be learning how to multiply by 10 and 100.  

 

Music

Group 1: We will be recapping everything we have learnt so far this term. Notes: Bb, C, D, Eb, F, A. How to read a rhythm. How to play Chachacha. We will evaluate our playing and suggest ways we can improve.

Group 2: This week we will look the notation used in the Christmas song we have been learning. We will have a go at writing the notation, learning how to draw the symbols and where to put them in the music.

 

French

Bonjour!  This week we will be writing about our own opinions of sports.  Next week we will be continuing this work.  To practice counting in French, ask your child to count different objects around the house. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 27.11.2020

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Finley and Liz

 

And Holly Class:

 

Vincent and Oliver

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – 20.11.2020

 

Unfortunately the amphitheatre outside Year 4 is currently closed due loose paving slabs. Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

Musical Mufti Day!

This year we are fundraising to support the music opportunities in school. We are lucky to be able to offer lots of exciting opportunities for children to learn instruments and take part in musical experiences across the whole school. There will be three Mufti Days across the year and the first will be on Friday 4th December. The theme for this first mufti day will be black and white to represent the keys on a piano keyboard. In exchange for wearing black and white clothes, we are asking that the children bring in a donation of up to £1 please.

 

Please encourage your child to learn the lyrics to the song Walking on the air.

We're walking in the air,
we're floating in the moonlit sky;
The people far below
are sleeping as we fly.

I'm holding very tight,
I'm riding in the midnight blue,
I'm finding I can fly
so high above with you.

Instrumental

On across the world
the villages go by like dreams,
The rivers and the hills,
the forests and the streams.

Children gaze open mouthed,
taken by surprise;
Nobody down below
believes their eyes.

We're surfing in the air,
we're swimming in the frozen sky,
We're drifting over icy
mountains floating by.

Instrumental

Suddenly swooping low
on an ocean deep,
Rousing up a mighty monster
from his sleep.

We're walking in the air,
we're dancing in the midnight sky,
and everyone who sees us
greets us as we fly.

 

 

Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school that can be refilled.

 Please wear a face covering when picking up and dropping off your child/children. When waiting for your child, please remember to social distance and use the amphitheatre so we can all keep safe.

 

Please can you log into your school Arbor account and tick the box giving consent for the Acceptable Use for the Online learning. Your consent is important, otherwise your child may not be able to access online learning in the event of another lockdown or school closure.

 

Please ensure that your child is reading everyday and recording their reading in their diary daily. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via the class email to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

beechclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 16.11.2020

 

This week we covered some missing objectives in History from year 3. We looked at life in ancient Greece. In English, we looked at the Olympic and Paralympic games and why they are so important. We learnt how to write and perform a speech.

 

In Maths, we learnt how to use bar models and number sentences to solve one and two step word problems related to addition and subtraction. We also learnt what information is not necessary within the problem.

 

In Music:

Group 1: This week we used our knowledge of notes and rhythms to learn a piece of music called Chachacha. We also learnt to play the note A. 

Group 2: We used the notation we learnt about last time to compose our own rhythms and practise reading them accurately. 

 

French w/b 16/11/20

Bonjour!  We learnt how to say our opinions of different sports.  We continued to practice this with listening to real French people talking about sports.  You could practice numbers at home by playing some of these games: https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/four-in-a-row?topic=Numbers%20-%201%20to%2010&level=primary

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 23.11.2020

In topic we will be planning, writing and editing a persuasive letter explaining why we should teach Paralympic sports in school. In Science we will be covering some missing Year 3 objectives such as what bones and muscles we have within our bodies and how they work.

 

In Maths, we will be looking at multiples of 7, 9 and 12. We will also be completing some maths assessments.

 

In music:

Group 1: We will be using the notation we learnt about last time to compose our own rhythms and practise reading them accurately. 

Group 2: This week we will use our knowledge of notes and rhythms to learn a piece of music called Chachacha. We will also learn to play the note A. 

 

 

In French:

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been listening carefully to recordings of French people talking about their opinions of sports.  Next week, we will begin to write about our own opinions of different sports in French.  Have a listen to this song to help with learning your numbers in French:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8otHVV5VWY  

 

Class Teacher Awards – 20.11.2020

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Grace and Darcie

 

And Holly Class:

 

Billy and Freddy

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – 20.11.2020

Musical Mufti Day!

This year we are fundraising to support the music opportunities in school. We are lucky to be able to offer lots of exciting opportunities for children to learn instruments and take part in musical experiences across the whole school. There will be three Mufti Days across the year and the first will be on Friday 4th December. The theme for this first mufti day will be black and white to represent the keys on a piano keyboard. In exchange for wearing black and white clothes, we are asking that the children bring in a donation of up to £1 please.

 

Please encourage your child to learn the lyrics to the song Walking on the air.

We're walking in the air,
we're floating in the moonlit sky;
The people far below
are sleeping as we fly.

I'm holding very tight,
I'm riding in the midnight blue,
I'm finding I can fly
so high above with you.

Instrumental

On across the world
the villages go by like dreams,
The rivers and the hills,
the forests and the streams.

Children gaze open mouthed,
taken by surprise;
Nobody down below
believes their eyes.

We're surfing in the air,
we're swimming in the frozen sky,
We're drifting over icy
mountains floating by.

Instrumental

Suddenly swooping low
on an ocean deep,
Rousing up a mighty monster
from his sleep.

We're walking in the air,
we're dancing in the midnight sky,
and everyone who sees us
greets us as we fly.

 

 

Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school that can be refilled.

 Please wear a face covering when picking up and dropping off your child/children. When waiting for your child, please remember to social distance and use the amphitheatre so we can all keep safe.

 

Please can you log into your school Arbor account and tick the box giving consent for the Acceptable Use for the Online learning. Your consent is important, otherwise your child may not be able to access online learning in the event of another lockdown or school closure.

 

Please ensure that your child is reading everyday and recording their reading in their diary daily. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via the class email to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

beechclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

This weeks learning 9th November 2020

In P.E we learnt to play handball, from this we discussed the rules and game play. We looked at the features of instructions and planned and wrote our own instructions on how to play handball.

 

In Maths, we learnt how to exchange ones and tens in the column method. We will also looked at bar models to solve empty box questions.

In Music:

Group 1: This week we will be starting to learn about standard musical notation, recognising the symbols used in music and what they are called. We will play a pairs game to get used to the technical vocabulary.

Group 2: This week the children will be revising what they have learnt in Autumn 1 and learning two new notes: Eb and F. They will play a call and response game to practise the notes and rhythms they have learnt.

In French:

Bonjour!  This half term, we will be learning how to say different sports in French and give our opinions.  This week we have been learning how to say some sports in French and looking at some of the similarities with English words.  We will also continue to practice numbers from 1-12.  You could help at home using this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtoWhTOco9A  

Week beginning 16th November 2020

 

In topic we will be covering some missing objectives in History from year 3. We will be looking at life in ancient Greece. In English we will be looking at the Olympic and Paralympic games and why they are so important. We will be learning how to debate a topic.

 

In Maths, we will be solving word problems related to addition and subtraction.

 

In Music:

Group 1: This week we will use our knowledge of notes and rhythms to learn a piece of music called Chachacha. We will also learn to play the note A. 

Group 2: We will be using the notation we learnt about last time to compose our own rhythms and practise reading them accurately. 

 

French w/b 16/11/20

Bonjour!  Next week we will be learning how to say our opinions of different sports.  We will continue to practice this with listening to real French people talking about sports.  You could practice numbers at home by playing some of these games: https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/four-in-a-row?topic=Numbers%20-%201%20to%2010&level=primary

Class Teacher Awards – 13.11.2020

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Mistry and Anoshkan

 

And Holly Class:

 

Rosie and Lyla

 

Well done to you all!

Messages for Parents – 13.11.2020

 

NUTS

 

We are a nut free school due to having staff members and pupils with severe nut allergies. Please do not give your child any food or products containing nuts as these allergies are also air borne not just when consumed.

If you are sending in sweets for a birthday, please ensure these are individually wrapped and do not contain nuts.

 

Fantastic news about Times table rock stars. We are delighted to announce that your child is able to access timestable rockstars again with the same login as during lockdown.  Please do encourage your child to use this resource as it is great for learning their times tables.

 

Odd sock day Monday 16th November 2020

As part of Anti-Bullying Week, we would like to invite children to wear odd socks on Monday the 16th November.  Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!   Children will need to wear their full school uniform except for the odd socks. 

 

Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school that can be refilled.

 Please wear a face covering when picking up and dropping off your child/children. When waiting for your child, please remember to social distance and use the amphitheatre so we can all keep safe.

 

Please can you log into your school Arbor account and tick the box giving consent for the Acceptable Use for the Online learning. Your consent is important, otherwise your child may not be able to access online learning in the event of another lockdown or school closure.

 

Please ensure that your child is reading everyday and recording their reading in their diary daily. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via the class email to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

beechclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

 

 

This weeks learning 3.11.2020

This Week’s Learning – wb 03.11.2020

 

This half term in topic, we started our new topic ‘Sport in Action’. We discussed what we already knew and what we wanted to find out. We enjoyed creating our title pages in our books using different techniques. We talked about how to keep ourselves healthy and what we already knew about the human body.

We used an atlas to locate the counties, cities, rivers and seas within the UK.

We also used our P.E lesson to practise a range of different sports, before identifying the features of instructions and being able to order them.

 

In maths, we revised the column method of addition, with and without bridging and subtraction with and without exchanging. We used manipulatives and place value grids to support the bridging and exchanging procedure.

 

For music the children are split into 2 groups and alternate their lessons each week between learning to play the trumpet/trombone and with the Sutton Music tutor or in class with Mrs Anderson.

 Group 1: This week we will be revising what they have learnt in Autumn 1 and learning two new notes: Eb and F. We will play a call and response game to practise the notes and rhythms they have learnt.

Group 2: This week we will be starting to learn about standard musical notation, recognising the symbols used in music and what they are called. We will play a pairs game to get used to the technical vocabulary.

In P.E we are learning to play handball, from this we will discuss the rules and game play. We will look at the features of instructions and plan and write our own instructions on how to play handball.

 

In Maths, we will be continuing with subtraction and learning how to exchange ones and tens in the column method. We will also be looking at bar models to solve empty box questions.

 

In Music:

Group 1: This week we will be starting to learn about standard musical notation, recognising the symbols used in music and what they are called. We will play a pairs game to get used to the technical vocabulary.

Group 2: This week the children will be revising what they have learnt in Autumn 1 and learning two new notes: Eb and F. They will play a call and response game to practise the notes and rhythms they have learnt.

Class Teacher Awards – 06.10.2020

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Valerie and Taya

 

And Holly Class:

 

Aiden O and Kiara

 

Well done to you all!

Messages for Parents – 06.10.2020

 

Welcome back to school during this strange period of time. Please wear a face covering when picking up and dropping off your child/children. When waiting for your child, please remember to social distance and use the amphitheatre so we can all keep safe.

 

Please can you log into your school Arbor account and tick the box giving consent for the Acceptable Use for the Online learning. Your consent is important, otherwise your child may not be able to access online learning in the event of another lockdown or school closure.

 

Please ensure that your child is reading everyday and recording their reading in their diary daily. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via the class email to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

beechclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

 

On a positive note the school received the following information regarding BluePeter.

BluePeter have launched Blue Peter on YouTube at CBBC and they are wondering if you  would be interested in this.

 

Blue Peter is the longest running kids TV show in the world and they are uploading videos to it that are suitable for 5-11 year olds. They have world record breaking challenges, arts and crafts, environmental videos, cooking and baking how tos, inspirational films, gaming, celebrity appearances, dance routines and music performances. They also feature ways of getting a Blue Peter badge, behind the scenes footage and extra content about their incredible presenters Adam, Lindsey, Mwaksy, Richie and Henry the Blue Peter dog.

 

If you think your child would be interested in this, please do  subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/bluepeter - and don’t forget to watch the live programme on CBBC at 5.30pm every week, or on BBC iPlayer.

 Thanks so much for your time,

The Blue Peter Team!

This Week’s Learning – wb 19.10.2020

In Topic, we spent time looking at paintings by the French artist Henri Rousseau. We learnt that he was a post-impressionist painter and painted things how he thought they were. He liked to paint animals and plants and used photos and pictures from books as well as visits to the Botanical Gardens for inspiration. He never visited a rainforest!

We spent time practising our sketching techniques before planning our painting. We learnt how to mix red, yellow and blue to create other colours. We then used these mixing techniques to paint our own Henri Rousseau inspired paintings.

Check out the blog for photos!

 

In maths, this week, we have been continuing place value. We learnt how to round and adjust to add numbers and also how to add using the redistribute strategy. We also practised our number bonds to 100 during our daily 2minute fluency test.

 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 03.11.2020

After half term, in topic, we will be starting our new topic ‘Sport in Action’. We will be talking about how to keep ourselves healthy and what we already know about the human body.

We will be using an atlas to locate the counties, cities, rivers and seas within the UK.

We will also be practising a range of different sports, before identifying the features of instructions and being able to order them.

 

In maths, we will be revising the column method of addition, with and without bridging and subtraction with and without exchanging.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 23.10.2020

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Jack and Archie

 

And Holly Class:

 

Tierney and Ujin

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – 23.10.2020

Please can you log into your school Arbor account and tick the box giving consent for the Acceptable Use for the Online learning. Your consent is important, otherwise your child may not be able to access online learning in the event of another lockdown or school closure.

 

We hope you have a happy half term and look forward to seeing you bright eyed and bushy tailed on Tuesday 3rd November 2020.  (Monday 2nd November the school is closed due to INSET)

 

Keep safe!

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 12.10.2020

In Topic, we spent time planning our persuasive letters to try and prevent deforestation. The children had gathered lots of fabulous information the week before and were very passionate when it came to writing their letters. See the gallery for some photos of the letters they wrote. I’m sure you will be persuaded to do more to save our trees!

In science, we also used the chromebooks to create a classification key to sort mini beasts. We used J2data – branching  software to complete this task. You can access this for free online. See the gallery for photos of our classification keys we made.

 

In maths, this week, we have been continuing place value. We have been looking at counting backwards past zero. We learnt that these numbers are called negative numbers and we say minus 3, minus 4 etc. We learnt that negative numbers are used in banking, recording the weather and sea level. We used number lines to help us count backwards. See the gallery for pictures of our work.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 19.10.2020

Next week, in topic, we are getting creative. We are looking at the artist Henri Rousseau and his painting all about nature. We will be developing our sketching skills and developing our understand of how secondary and tertiary colours are made using the primary colours red, yellow and blue. We will practise the art of colour missing before creating and painting our own Herni Rousseau inspired art work.

 

We will also be creating our rainforests in a shoe box.

 

In maths, we will be learning how to use round and adjust to add and subtract numbers as well as learning the redistribute strategy. See next weeks blog for examples of these.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 16.10.2020

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Sofia U and Reggie

 

And Holly Class:

 

Rabia and Noah

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – wb 19.10.2020

Please can you remember to bring in a shoebox for our DT project by Wednesday next week. Also, if you are out and about over the weekend can you collect any leaves, flowers, sticks, small pebbles and any other natural materials that would make a great shoebox rainforest.

 

Please do check the gallery for photos of our Zoolab experience where the children got to meet and find out about real life rainforest animals. Please do pay your contribution of £6 via Arbor ASAP. If you do not have an arbor account, please speak to the school office.

This Week’s Learning – wb 05.10.2020

Our topic this term is ‘Thunderous Rainforests’

This week, we identified what makes a good persuasive letter and looked at different persuasive devices.

 

In Geography, we looked at animals habitats in the rainforest and then created a poster of information about a specific animal. In Science, we looked at how the rainforest is being affected by deforestation. We looked at the for and against arguments and took part in a debate at the end of the week!

 

In maths, this week, we have been continuing place value. We looked at number bonds to 100. We also had great fun identifying Roman Numerals. 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 12.10.2020

Next week, in English, we will plan a persuasive letter based on the arguments from last week. Then we will write a persuasive letter to persuade people against deforestation.

 

In science, we will revisit classification again and make classification keys to sort leaves and mini beasts.

 

In maths, we will be looking at negative numbers to finish off our place value unit.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 09.10.2020

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Emiya and Tereza

 

And Holly Class:

 

Iylah and Kai

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – wb 12.10.2020

Please can you bring in a shoe box for our DT by the end of next week. Thank you!

This Week’s Learning – wb 28.09.2020

Our topic this term is ‘Thunderous Rainforests’

This week, we had such fun creating our own Explorer character based on our class reader: 'The Explorer'. We used expanded noun phrases and similes to describe. We then planned our own narrative based on the story. We were then ready to write our fantastic stories. We really let our creativity run wild.

 

In Geography, we identified the Amazon river on a map and understood the importance of it to the indigenous people who live there. We then looked at what life is like in the rainforest for these tribe people.

 

In maths, this week, we have been continuing place value. We have learnt how to round numbers to 10, 100 and 1000!

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 05.10.2020

Next week, in English, we will be looking at what makes a good persuasive letter in preparation of our new persuasive unit. We will then look at animal habitats in Geography and in science, we will be looking at the positive and negative impacts of deforestation, ready for our debate at the end of the week!

 

In maths, we will be identifying number bonds to 100, using multiples of 10 and 5. We will then be moving on to Roman Numerals!

 

Class Teacher Awards – 02.10.2020

Beech Class:

 

Joshua and Maisey

 

Holly Class:

 

Allan and Archie

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages to parents 02.10.20

Please read the email regarding your child's hi-vis jacket.

Make sure children have a coat in school, that is named and a water bottle.

Thanks

This Week’s Learning – wb 21.09.2020

Our topic this term is ‘Thunderous Rainforests’

This week we did lots of science! We recapped the Year 3 unit of plants to see the function of the different parts and the life cycle. We then looked at the different plants that you would find in the rainforest. We grouped and classified them.

 

In English, we have started to look at what makes a good narrative. We read 'The Great Kapok Tree' for inspiration. We also looked at different sections of our class reader, 'The Explorer'. We picked out features of a narrative. Lastly, we wrote our own setting descriptions, imaging we were in the rainforest. We used fantastic expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials.

 

In maths, this week, we have been looking at adding and subtracting thousands, hundreds, tens and ones from numbers. Also, placing and identifying numbers on a number line.

 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 28.09.2020

Next week, in topic, we are writing a character description for our main character in our story. We will then plan and write our own narrative based on 'The Explorer'. In Geography, we will be looking at the importance of the Amazon River and also the tribes that live in the Amazon rainforest.

 

In maths, we will be round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. 

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 25.09.2020

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Sophia J and Natanya

 

And Holly Class:

 

Beau and Victoria

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – wb 25.09.2020

Please can we remind you to wear a mask when dropping off and picking up your children.

Also with the inclement weather, please ensure your child has a clearly labelled waterproof coat for playtimes and lunchtimes.

Holly Classroom Tour

Open classroom tour of Holly Class

Beech Classroom Tour

Open classroom tour of Beech Class

This Week’s Learning – wb 14.09.2020

Our topic this term is ‘Thunderous Rainforests’

This week we wrote fantastic non-chronological reports all about the rainforest. We used subheadings, paragraphs, and scientific language.

 

We also learnt how to classify animals using scientific groups and classification keys.

 

In maths, this week, we have been continuing place value. We have learnt how to compare and order four-digit numbers.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 21.09.2020

Next week, in topic, we are looking at the functions of plants and their life cycle. This will help us to scientifically sort and classify a range of plants form the rain forest.

 

In maths, we will be finding 1000 less than a number and adding and subtracting multiples of 1000’s, 100’s 10’s and ones.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 18.09.2020

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Shelly-Ann and Kewan

 

And Holly Class:

 

Ronnie A and Rae

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – wb 21.09.2020

Please can we remind you to send your child with their reading book and reading diary everyday. When they read at home, the diary needs to be signed letting us know what they have read. This helps us when reading one to one with your child. If they have any difficulties with their reading, please write a note on the corresponding day in the diary.

 

Ensure your child has a refillable water bottle in school everyday.

This Week’s Learning – wb 07.09.2020

Our topic this term is ‘Thunderous Rainforests’

This week we linked our topic to our class novel ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell.

 

The children are really enjoying the story and are already predicting what might happen next.

 

In Topic, this week, we have learnt all about what a rainforest is, where it is located and the different layers it contains.

 

In Maths, this week, we have been looking at place value and how to represent four-digit numbers.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 14.09.2020

Next week, in Topic, we will be writing a non-chronological report about the rainforest. We are going to include paragraphs, pictures and captions. At the end of the week, for science, we will be looking out classifying and grouping different animals of the rainforest.

 

In Maths, we will be ordering and comparing four-digit numbers. We will also be finding 1000 more than a number.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 11.09.2020

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen in Beech Class:

 

Vinnie-Jo and Robert

 

And Holly Class:

 

Mahnoor and Aidan B

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – wb 14.09.2020

Please can we remind you to send your child in their P.E kit on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please do not send tracksuit tops as they can wear their school jumper and cardigan.

 

Ensure your child has a refillable water bottle in school everyday.

 

If your child is going home with somebody else, you must ring the school office to let them know. 

 

When collecting your children, please do remember to wait in the amphitheatre and not arrive before 3.30pm, unless your child has a sibling, as we need to ensure we are not mixing parent bubbles. 

 

Sutton College are putting on five FREE online workshops to help you support your child/ren with English and maths.

 

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Support your Child at Home - Fantastic Phonics (Reception & Year 1)

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Support your Child at Home - Maths Strategies (Reception & Year 1)

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Support your Child at Home - Spelling strategies (Years 2, 3 & 4)

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Support your Child at Home - Mental maths (Years 5 & 6)

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Support your Child at Home - Multiplication (Years 5 & 6)

 

Please use the link below to find out more.

 

https://www.suttoncollege.ac.uk/course-search/results?search=Family

 

Welcome to Year 4 - 04.09.2020

 

 

Welcome to Year 4, I hope you have had a great summer and are raring to go.

Please remember your drop off time is between 9am and 9:10am at the small green KS2 gate. Pick up is at 3.30pm from the Ampitheatre.

 

Your child may bring their packed lunch in hard, plastic, wipeable lunch box (clearly named), a named water bottle and a small school bag to carry their reading book and reading diary.

 

P.E is on Mondays and Wednesdays – please ensure your child comes to school wearing their school P.E kit. Please remove earrings in the morning and tie back long hair.

 

Due to the pandemic your child will be given one reading book per week. They will choose a new book on a Monday and return it to school on a Friday – this gives us the weekend as the 72 hours quarantine to ensure books stay clean.

Please ensure your child reads daily and records their reading in their reading diary. We will be hearing your child read on a weekly basis and will move them up the reading scheme as required. If your child finishes their reading book before Friday, please do use the Oxford Owl reading scheme online.

 

The Topic for this term is Thunderous Rainforests – please see the blog next week for further information.

 

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

The Year 4 Team.

Welcome to Beech Class! (Year 4)

Welcome to Holly Class! (Year 4)

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