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Class Teachers for Year 4 Classes:

Mrs Sandiford

Mr Evans

 

Teaching Assistants for Year 4 Classes:

Miss Jelena

Miss W

Please ensure your child comes to school dressed in their PE kit on Mondays and Wednesdays so that they can safely take part. This should be black jogging bottoms/leggings/shorts, a white round necked t shirt and their school jumper/cardigan with suitable footwear. Hair should be tied back and earrings removed. Please do remember a refillable water bottle.

 

Thank you

 

Messages for Parents – wb 27.09.2021

 

Please remember that the fantastic Zoolab experience is only two weeks away and, if you have not done so already, please can you transfer the money through your Arbor account.

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 20.09.2021

 

Our topic this term is ‘Thunderous Rainforests’.

This week we have been planning, and writing, our narrative story.

 

We have been collecting some fabulous vocabulary to describe our characters and the setting. Our focus has been on using fronted adverbials, amazing expanded noun phrases and adverbs.

 

In maths, this week, we have been continuing place value. We have learnt how to find 1000 less than a number and adding and subtracting multiples of 1000’s, 100’s 10’s and ones. We were also placing four-digit numbers on a number line.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 27.09.2021

 

Next week, in topic, we are writing a character description, planning, writing and editing a narrative in English. In Geography, we are finding out all about the Amazon River and the Indigenous people who live in the Amazon rainforest.

 

In maths, we will be continuing placing four-digit numbers on a number line and rounding four digit numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 21.09.2021

 

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:

 

Natalie and Keena

 

and in Holly Class:

 

Christian and Carson

 

Well done to you all!

 

The animals of the rainforest are coming to Rushy Meadow!

 

 

As part of our Thunderous Rainforest topic, Year 4 will be receiving a visit from Zoolab. This visit will entail the showing and handling of live animals and there will be a range of rainforest animals for the children to handle if they wish to do so.

 

Zoolab take health and safety very seriously. All the animals handled by the children are totally safe and unable to cause any harm.

 

We're sure that this visit will reinforce with your child the importance of our rainforests and stimulate an interest in animals and related environmental studies.

 

This exciting visit is happening on Friday 15th October 2021.

 

The cost of this experience is £6.20 and can be paid via Arbor. Please make the payment by Friday 8th October 2021

This Week’s Learning – wb 13.09.2021

 

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 add, compare and order four-digit numbers.

 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 20.09.2021

 

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.

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:

 

Abi and Harry

 

And Holly Class:

 

Taliyah and Mickyle

 

Well done to you all!

This Week’s Learning – wb 06.09.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Thunderous Rainforests. 

 

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

  

The children are really enjoying the story and are already predicting what might happen next – ask them about the talking bushes! 

  

In Topic, this week, we have been learning all about what a tropical rainforest is, where in the world they are located and the different layers they contain. 

  

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

  

  

  

Next Week’s Learning – wb 13.09.2021 

 

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. 

Autumn term 2021/2022

 

Welcome back to school, Year 4!

 

We hope that you have had a fabulous summer holiday and lots of fun. 

Our Topic this term is 'Thunderous Rainforests' and we will be learning all about the amazing rainforest of the world; the animals and plants that can be found there.

 

A quick reminder of the school start and finish times. Children should be in their classrooms by 08:45 and collected at 15:20.

This Week’s Learning – wb 19.7.2021

In topic this week we finished off our ‘Journey to Japan’ Topic. We be looked at the artist Eric Joyner and analysed his art work. We then be designed and created our own art based on his style.

 

In Maths, we continued to look at time, converting between digital and analogue clocks and revisiting converting between grams and kilograms.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have finally finished our Lego characters and descriptions.  Keep an eye on Twitter for photos of the finished pieces of work.  Over the summer holidays, please continue to practice counting in French using Busy Things or YouTube videos and songs.  Bonnes vacances d'été!

 

Class Teacher Awards – 23.7.2021

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:

 

Liz and Natanya

 

And Holly Class:

 

Rae and Beau

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Messages for Parents – 23.7.2021

Thank you for all your support this year and we hope you have a fabulous 6 weeks holiday. Keep safe and we will see you back on Thursday 2nd September 2021. Don’t forget school drop offs and picks ups are back to normal. The gates will open at 8.35am, registration finishes by 8:45am. they are to be collected at 3:20pm.

 

Please see the home learning section for summer holiday learning. There are some great activities that you can take part in during the 6 weeks holidays.

 

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

 

Don’t forget you can challenge your classmates and adults too!!

 

Don’t forget to log into the Real PE website for some fantastic activities for you to complete, don’t forget you can win prizes!!!!!!

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 12.7.2021

In topic this week we finished off our robots – check out the gallery for photos. We looked at the features of instructions, then planned, wrote and edited a set of instructions on how we built our robots. We finished up the week looking at Japanese Haiku’s by planning and writing our own.

 

In Maths, we finished off money, then began looking at time. Converting between days, weeks and months, looking at minutes past and minutes to and we finished the week looking at converting between digital and analogue clocks.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have finally finished our Lego characters and descriptions.  Keep an eye on Twitter for photos of the finished pieces of work.  Over the summer holidays, please continue to practice counting in French using Busy Things or YouTube videos and songs.  Bonnes vacances d'été!

 

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone

 

  

Next Week’s Learning – wb 19.7.2021

In topic this week we are finishing off our ‘Journey to Japan’ Topic. We will be looking at the artist Eric Joyner and analysing his art work. We will then be designing and creating our own art based on his style.

 

In Maths, we will continue to look at time, converting between digital and analogue clocks and revisiting converting between grams and kilograms.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have finally finished our Lego characters and descriptions.  Keep an eye on Twitter for photos of the finished pieces of work.  Over the summer holidays, please continue to practice counting in French using Busy Things or YouTube videos and songs.  Bonnes vacances d'été!

 

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone

 

Class Teacher Awards – 19.7.2021

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:

 

Jessie and Darcie

 

And Holly Class:

Amelie and Aiden O

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Messages for Parents – 16.7.2021

The last day of term is Friday 25th July at 3.30pm.

 

Next week the children will be bringing home all of their exercise books, please ensure they have a sturdy bag in school from Monday 19th July please.

 

Please ensure your child’s school reading book is returned by Wednesday 21st July 2021.

 

As the weather is getting warmer, please ensure your child applies sunscreen before school, brings a names baseball/sun hat to school and a labelled water bottle.

 

Please see the home learning section for summer holiday learning. There are some great activities that you can take part in during the 6 weeks holidays.

 

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

 

Don’t forget you can challenge your classmates and adults too!!

 

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 5.7.2021

In topic this week we looked at electricity. We constructed simple circuits and understood the importance of switches within a circuit. We investigated which materials were conductors and insulators, finally ending the week with designing and constructing our robots which will have an electrical circuit inside of them, either making something light up or buzz.

 

In Maths, we looked at money, how many pennies in a pound, converting between pennies to pound and adding and subtracting amounts to work out change.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have begun to write our descriptions of our Lego characters.  Ask your child at home to describe some of the features of their character in French again and this time have a go at drawing what you think the character looks like.

 

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

 

  

Next Week’s Learning – wb 12.7.2021

In topic this week we are finishing off our robots. We will be looking at the features of instructions, then planning, writing and editing a set of instructions on how we built our robots. We will finish up the week looking at Japanese Haiku’s by planning and writing out own.

 

In Maths, we will finishing off money, then looking at time. Converting between days, weeks and months, looking at minutes past and minutes to and finishing the week looking at converting between digital and analogue clocks.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have finally finished our Lego characters and descriptions.  Keep an eye on Twitter for photos of the finished pieces of work.  Over the summer holidays, please continue to practice counting in French using Busy Things or YouTube videos and songs.  Bonnes vacances d'été!

 

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone

 

Class Teacher Awards – 9.7.2021

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:

 

Finley and Kewan

 

And Holly Class:

 

The whole class

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Messages for Parents – 9.7.2021

As the weather is getting warmer, please ensure your child applies sunscreen before school, brings a names baseball/sun hat to school and a labelled water bottle.

 

Please see the home learning section for summer holiday learning. There are some great activities that you can take part in during the 6 weeks holidays.

 

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

 

Don’t forget you can challenge your classmates and adults too!!

 

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 28.6.2021

In topic this week we revisited some missing Year 3 objectives all about renewable energy. We looked at the different types of renewable energy and where they could be found. We also looked at the effects of global warming and produced posters to stop it. Check out the blog for photos!

 

In Maths, we looked at coordinates, trying hard to remember to go horizontally before going vertically.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been designing our own Lego mini figure characters.  Could you ask your child at home to describe some of the features of their character in French?  Next week we will begin to write our descriptions of our Lego characters.

 

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

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Next Week’s Learning – wb 5.7.2021

In topic this week we are looking at electricity. We will be constructing simple circuits and understanding the importance of switches within a circuit. We will be investigating which materials are conductors and insulators, finally ending the week with designing and constructing our robots which will have an electrical circuit inside of them, either making something light up or buzz.

 

In Maths, we will be looking at money, how many pennies in a pound, converting between pennies to pound and adding and subtracting amounts to work out change.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have begun to write our descriptions of our Lego characters.  Ask your child at home to describe some of the features of their character in French again and this time have a go at drawing what you think the character looks like.

 

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 2.7.2021

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:

 

Reggie and Tt

 

And Holly Class:

 

Vincent and Rosie

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Messages for Parents – 2.7.2021

Please can you bring in cardboard boxes and tin foil this week as we will be making robots in on Thursday and Friday.

 

As the weather is getting warmer, please ensure your child applies sunscreen before school, brings a names baseball/sun hat to school and a labelled water bottle.

 

Sports days will go ahead on Wednesday 7th of July 2021 in the morning, unfortunately parents will not be able to attend this year. The children will take part in a variety of races and activities, photos will be shared on the class blogs.

 

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

 

Don’t forget you can challenge your classmates and adults too!!

 

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

 

 

 

information about a holiday club for Cricket

This Week’s Learning – wb 21.6.2021

In topic this week we are identifying the features of an entertaining text, before we looked at our key text for the term ‘The Robot and the Bluebird’ by David Lucas. We gathered vocabulary about a fictional robot and then created our own fictional robot. This led into writing a character description of the robot we had created. We finished up the week by editing and improving our character description.

 

In Maths, we compared and ordered angles, identified and classified triangles and quadrilaterals, before moving onto symmetry.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have used adjectives to describe a person’s character.  We also described how big or small someone is.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcqYXVxwJk0 Watch this video on how to say sizes in French.  Next week, we will be designing our own Lego mini figure characters.

  

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 28.6.2021

 

In topic this week we are re visiting a Year 3 objective all about renewable energy. We will be looking at the different types of renewable energy and where they can be found. We will also be looking at the effects of global warming.

 

In Maths, we will be looking at coordinates and translation in the first quadrant.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been designing our own Lego mini figure characters.  Could you ask your child at home to describe some of the features of their character in French?  Next week we will begin to write our descriptions of our Lego characters.

 

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 18.6.2021

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 Robert

 

And Holly Class:

 

Mahnoor and Lyla

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Messages for Parents – 25.6.2021

Please can you start collecting cardboard boxes and tin foil for as we will be making robots in a few weeks time.

 

As the weather is getting warmer, please ensure your child applies sunscreen before school, brings a names baseball/sun hat to school and a labelled water bottle.

 

In line with guidance from the Department for Education and Cirrus Trust we will not be inviting parents to watch our sports days this year.  I know that this will be disappointing to you all, but we must ensure that we continue to keep people safe. 

 

Sports days will go ahead on Thursday 8th of July 2021, and we will make sure the children have a great time.  Teachers will take photos on the day and will share these on the class blogs.

 

Dear parent/carer, 

As part of our commitment to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, we are taking part in a friendly competition involving schools from Greater London from Monday 28th June to Friday 2nd July. It’s all done online via play.ttrockstars.com. 

For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours). Winning classes in the school and in the competition as a whole will be the ones with the highest average.  There will be prizes and certificates. 

All game modes (Gig, Garage, Studio, etc.) will count but only from games played between 07:00 and 19:00 on Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th, Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd

In the spirit of the competition, please don’t play on their behalf but by all means encourage and support them to the extent that it doesn’t cause high stress levels or impact on family plans. We suggest a limit of half an hour a day outside school hours – some will play more; some will play less. 

Thanks for your support as always.

 

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

 

Don’t forget you can challenge your classmates and adults too!!

 

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 18.6.2021

In topic this week we used an atlas to locate Japan and Britain, we looked closely at Japan’s capital city Tokyo and found out all about it. We will looked at the role of technology and the development of appliances.

 

In Maths, we completed some Pixl assessments to help identify gaps due to lockdown, that will be addressed further in Year 5.

 

 

Bonjour!  This week we have focussed on describing hair colour and texture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlTLwRxQ2AU  Watch this video to help you describe hair colour and texture in French.  Next week we will use adjectives to describe a person’s character.

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

  

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 21.6.2021

In topic this week we are identifying the features of an entertaining text, before we look at our key text for the term ‘The Robot and the Bluebird’ by David Lucas. We will gather vocabulary about a fictional robot and then create our own fictional robot. This will lead into writing a character description of the robot we have created. We will finish up the week by editing and improving our character description.

 

In Maths, we will be comparing and ordering angles, identifying and classifying triangles and quadrilaterals, before moving onto symmetry.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have used adjectives to describe a person’s character.  We also described how big or small someone is.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcqYXVxwJk0 Watch this video on how to say sizes in French.  Next week, we will be designing our own Lego mini figure characters.

 

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 18.6.2021

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 Archie

 

And Holly Class:

 

Archie and Brody

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Messages for Parents – 18.6.2021

Please can you start collecting cardboard boxes and tin foil for as we will be making robots in a few weeks time.

 

As the weather is getting warmer, please ensure your child applies sunscreen before school, brings a names baseball/sun hat to school and a labelled water bottle.

 

In line with guidance from the Department for Education and Cirrus Trust we will not be inviting parents to watch our sports days this year.  I know that this will be disappointing to you all, but we must ensure that we continue to keep people safe. 

 

Sports days will go ahead on Thursday 8th of July 2021, and we will make sure the children have a great time.  Teachers will take photos on the day and will share these on the class blogs.

 

Dear parent/carer,

 

As part of our commitment to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, we are taking part in a friendly competition involving schools from Greater London from Monday 28th June to Friday 2nd July. It’s all done online via play.ttrockstars.com.

 

For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours). Winning classes in the school and in the competition as a whole will be the ones with the highest average.  There will be prizes and certificates.

 

All game modes (Gig, Garage, Studio, etc.) will count but only from games played between 07:00 and 19:00 on Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th, Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd.

 

In the spirit of the competition, please don’t play on their behalf but by all means encourage and support them to the extent that it doesn’t cause high stress levels or impact on family plans. We suggest a limit of half an hour a day outside school hours – some will play more; some will play less.

 

Thanks for your support as always.

Mrs Dowding

 

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

 

Don’t forget you can challenge your classmates and adults too!!

 

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 7.6.2021

In topic this week we learnt all about our new topic Journey to Japan. For our hook day, we created origami and learnt how to draw anime and manga characters. We looked at Japan’s money, language, food, weather and climate, landscape and buildings as well as culture. We be created an information text to explain what Japan is like.

 

In Maths, we were recognising and identifying different types of angles. Covering missed Year 3 objectives first, before moving onto Year 4 objectives.

  

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 14.6.2021

In topic this week we are using an atlas to locate Japan and Britain, we will be looking closely at Japan’s capital city Tokyo and finding out all about it. We will be looking at the role of technology and the development of appliances. We will finish up the week looking at identifying the features of an entertaining text, before we look at our key text for the term ‘The Robot and the Bluebird’ by David Lucas.

 

In Maths, we will be comparing and ordering angles, identifying and classifying triangles and quadrilaterals, before moving onto symmetry.

 

 

Bonjour!  This week we have focussed on describing hair colour and texture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlTLwRxQ2AU  Watch this video to help you describe hair colour and texture in French.  Next week we will use adjectives to describe a person’s character.

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 11.6.2021

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:

 

Eloise and Valerie

 

And Holly Class:

 

Freddy and Kiara

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Messages for Parents – 11.6.2021

Please can you start collecting cardboard boxes and tin foil for as we will be making robots in a few weeks time.

 

As the weather is getting warmer, please ensure your child applies sunscreen before school, brings a names baseball/sun hat to school and a labelled water bottle.

 

 

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

 

Don’t forget you can challenge your classmates and adults too!!

 

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 24.5.2021

In topic this week we performed our persuasive speeches and learnt all about Claude Monet. We looked at how he used light and colour to create impressions of outdoor scenes. We then looked at his famous water lilies painting and compared it to one by Banksy. We then created our own Monet/Banksy piece of art using water colours. Check out the blog for pictures!

 

In Maths, we will carried out some assessments to see how the children are doing. At the end of the week, we started to look at Angles, covering some of the missed Year 3 objectives from lockdown last year.

  

French

Bonjour!  This week we have been designing our own pencil cases with items of different colours.  We will be finishing these next week.  Keep an eye out on Twitter for the finished creations.  Over half term you could practice numbers – here’s a catchy song to help:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEz58BblMY 

 

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 8.6.2021

In topic this week we are learning all about our new topic Journey to Japan. For our hook day, we will be creating origami and learning how to draw anime. We we be looking at Japan’s money, language, food, weather and climate, landscape and buildings as well as culture. We will be creating an information text to explain what Japan is like.

 

In Maths, we will be recognising and identifying different types of angles. Covering missed Year 3 objectives first, before moving onto Year 4 objectives.

  

Bonjour!  This week we have started a new topic learning about describing appearance and character.  At the end of this topic we will be designing our own Lego mini figures and describing them in French.  This week, we started describing eye and hair colour.  Watch this video on how to say hair and eye colour and a few extras too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BYO2Emww_o Next week we will focus on hair colour and texture.

 

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 28.5.2021

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 Sophia J

 

And Holly Class:

 

Allan and Rabia

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Messages for Parents – 28.5.2021

It has been a fabulous 6 weeks, the children have worked incredibly hard and we are really proud how them. Please remember school restarts on Tuesday 8th June 2021, as Monday 7th June 2021 is an INSET day.

 

Exciting results from our recent Walk to School Competition – 3rd place went to Cedar Class, 2nd place went to Holly Class and 1st place went to Beech Class. Well done to all of the children and parents for choosing a sustainable way to travel to school.

Please can you start collecting cardboard boxes and tin foil for our new topic after half term where we will be making robots.

 

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

Well done to Kewan in Beech with  a whopping 123,410 coins and Manhoor with 10,403 coins.

 I wonder who will get the most points next week?

 

Don’t forget you can challenge your classmates and adults too!!

 

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 17.5.2021

 

In topic this week we found out all about plastic pollution and the effect it has on the environment. We planned, wrote and edited our persuasive speeches about not polluting the seas and oceans with plastic. See the blog for photos our speeches.

 

In Maths, we solved one step and multi step problems involving adding and subtraction fractions and finding fractions of a quantity.

  

French

Bonjour!  This week we have been designing our own pencil cases with items of different colours.  We will be finishing these next week.  Keep an eye out on Twitter for the finished creations.  Over half term you could practice numbers – here’s a catchy song to help:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEz58BblMY 

 

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 24.5.2021

In topic this week we will be performing our persuasive speeches and learning all about Claude Monet. We will look out how he used light and colour to create impressions of outdoor scenes. We will then look at his famous water lilies painting and compare it to one by Banksy. We will then create our own Monet/Banksy piece of art using water colours.

 

In Maths, we will carrying out some assessments to see how the children are doing. At the end of the week we will start to look at Angles, covering some of the missed Year 3 objectives from lockdown last year.

  

French

Bonjour!  This week we have been designing our own pencil cases with items of different colours.  We will be finishing these next week.  Keep an eye out on Twitter for the finished creations.  Over half term you could practice numbers – here’s a catchy song to help:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEz58BblMY 

 

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 21.5.2021

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:

 

Taya and Connor

 

And Holly Class:

 

Billy and Oliver

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Messages for Parents – 21.5.2021

Don't forget Friday 28th May is Class photo day - please ensure your child is dressed in full school uniform including their school jumper/cardigan.

Thank you.

Please can you start collecting cardboard boxes and tin foil for our new topic after half term where we will be making robots.

 

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

Well done to Anoshkan in Beech with  a whopping 40,392 coins and Kiara with 10,695 coins.

 I wonder who will get the most points next week?

 

Don’t forget you can challenge your classmates and adults too!!

 

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 10.5.2021

 

In topic this week we wrote our persuasive leaflet about conserving water. We edited and improved it, checking we had fulfilled the success criteria. We will also looked at the features of a river and located rivers around the world using an atlas.

 

In Maths, we revised the distributive method, counting in fractions and adding and subtracting fractions with whole numbers greater than 1.

 

Week beginning 10/05/21 

Bonjour!  This week we have been sorting classroom objects into whether they are masculine or feminine nouns.  We then learnt that the spelling of the colour can change if an object is masculine or feminine.  Next week we will be designing our own pencil cases with items of different colours.  You could practice colours using this song: :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4kNeFGBAcw 

 

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 17.5.2021

In topic this week we will be finding out all about plastic pollution and the effect it has on the environment. We will then plan, write and edit a persuasive speech about not polluting the seas and oceans with plastic.

 

In Maths, we will be solving one step and multi step problems involving adding and subtraction fractions and finding fractions of a quantity.

  

French

Bonjour!  This week we have been designing our own pencil cases with items of different colours.  We will be finishing these next week.  Keep an eye out on Twitter for the finished creations.  Over half term you could practice numbers – here’s a catchy song to help:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEz58BblMY 

 

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 14.5.2021

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:

 

Mason and Bray

 

And Holly Class:

 

Samara and Kai

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Messages for Parents – 14.5.2021

Please remember next week is national walk to school week. Please try to walk, scoot or cycle to school this week. There are badges and certificates to be won. Also check out the school gates for the winning walk to school posters from EYFS to Upper Key Stage 2. These posters will also be displayed on the school website and twitter.

 

I am delighted to announce that in the recent Big Pedal walk to school competition Rushy Meadow came 2nd out of all of the schools in Greater London and we finished 13th out of all the school nationwide. what a tremendous achievement. Thank you for encouraging your children to walk, cycle or scoot to school. 

 

Congratulations to the following children who won the WOW poster competition to advertise walk to school week next week. The entries were judged by Mrs Schalkwyk. 

 

In EYFS we have Gessica for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the rainbow and the people with big smiley faces. 

 

 In KS1 we have Wen for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the traffic lights and the road. 

 

In Lower KS2 we have Sofia for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the zebra crossing and the people using different ways to walk to school. 

 

In Upper KS2 we have Lacey-Rae for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the different ways to walk to school and the way you used bright colours and glitter to draw the observers eye to the poster. 

 

The following children were runners up in the WOW poster competition. 

 

In EYFS we have Rya for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the people walking to school and explained how it is good for you. 

 

 In KS1 we have Billy for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the people walking and cycling to school. 

 

In Lower KS2 we have Nicole for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew and explained the different ways you can travel to school. 

 

In Upper KS2 we have Megan for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you used colour and speech bubbles to explain how walking to school can help you.  

Look for the fabulous posters on the school gates, twitter and the school website. 

 

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

Well done to Reggie in Beech with  a whopping 23,430 coins and Rabia with 25,641 coins.

 I wonder who will get the most points next week?

 

Don’t forget you can challenge your classmates and adults too!!

 

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 3.5.2021

 

In topic this week we edited and improved our explanation text, we carried out an investigation to see how water was filtered and made safe for us to drink, we looked at ways of conserving water and planned a persuasive leaflet to persuade people to save water.

 

In Maths, we revised division as this is an area that due to lockdown they have not fully embedded. We looked at dividing 100 and 1000 by 2, 4, ,5 and 10 and the formal method of short division with and without remainders.

 

Week beginning 03/05/21 

Bonjour!  This week we have been reading and colouring different classroom objects.  You could practice colours by going to the Busy Things website, clicking Key Stage 2, year 3/4, languages, French and then scrolling down to the colour activity.  Next week we will learn that the spelling of the colour can change depending on whether the object is masculine or feminine.   

 

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 10.5.2021

 

In topic this week we will be writing our persuasive leaflet about conserving water. We will edit and improve it checking we have fulfilled the success criteria. We will also be looking at the features of a river and locating rivers around the world using an atlas.

 

In Maths, we will be revising the distributive method, counting in fractions and adding and subtracting fractions with whole numbers greater than 1.

 

Week beginning 10/05/21 

Bonjour!  This week we have been sorting classroom objects into whether they are masculine or feminine nouns.  We then learnt that the spelling of the colour can change if an object is masculine or feminine.  Next week we will be designing our own pencil cases with items of different colours.  You could practice colours using this song: :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4kNeFGBAcw 

 

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 7.5.2021

 

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 Vinnie - Jo

 

And Holly Class:

 

Aidan B and Tierney

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – 7.5.2021

 

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

Well done to Archie in Beech with  a whopping 50,880 coins and kiara with 10,695 coins.

 I wonder who will get the most points next week?

 

Don’t forget you can challenge your classmates and adults too!!

 

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 26.4.2021

 

In topic this week we conducted experiments to explain condensation and evaporation, creating a model of the water cycle and looking at the features of an explanation text. We found out all about evaporation, condensation and precipitation. At the end of the week we planned and wrote an explanation text about the water cycle Check out this weblink for a song to learn about the water cycle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWb4KlM2vts

 

In Maths, we looked at mathematical word problems involving perimeter and area, estimating and comparing different measures for capacity and converting between ml and litres. Check out the photo gallery for pictures.

 

French - Bonjour! This week we had lots of fun conducting a science experiment in French.  We used the classroom objects that we learnt last week and tested whether they floated or sank.  Next week we will be doing a reading activity on classroom objects.  You can practice classroom objects at home by going to the Busy Things website, clicking Key Stage 2, year 3/4, languages, French and then scrolling down to the classroom objects activity.

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 3.5.2021

 

In topic this week we will be editing and improving our explanation text, finding out how water is filtered and made safe for use to drink, how we can conserve water and planning a persuasive leaflet to persuade people to save water.

 

In Maths, we will be revising division as this is an area that due to lockdown they have not fully embedded. We will be looking at dividing 100 and 1000 by 2, 4, ,5 and 10 and the formal method of short division with and without remainders.

 

Week beginning 03/05/21 

Bonjour!  This week we have been reading and colouring different classroom objects.  You could practice colours by going to the Busy Things website, clicking Key Stage 2, year 3/4, languages, French and then scrolling down to the colour activity.  Next week we will learn that the spelling of the colour can change depending on whether the object is masculine or feminine.   

 

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 30.4.2021

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:

 

Sofia U and Sophia S

 

And Holly Class:

 

Amelie and Ronnie A

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Messages for Parents – 30.5.2021

Don’t forget Monday 3rd of May is a bank holiday, school reopens Tuesday 4th May.

 

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

Well done to Kewan in Beech with  a whopping 120,570 coins and Adam with 47, 951 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

 

 

 

 

Please read the following letter about the exciting Big Pedal competition running over the next 2 weeks.

This Week’s Learning – wb 19.4.2021

 

This week in topic we were introduced to our new topic ‘Wonderful water’. We kicked off the topic in the glorious sunshine with some exciting water challenges. Challenge 1 – in class teams the children had to soak a sponge and throw it into a bucket, if they scored they could squeeze the water out into the bucket. The bucket that had the most water won. Challenge 2 – the children had a relay to competition to use sponges to move water from one area to another. The team with the most water won. Lots of fun was had – check out the blog for photos.

The children were also learning all about bodies of water, identifying and comparing solids, liquids and gasses, investigating what happens to a liquid when it is cooled and heated and ending the week with learning all about the water cycle.

 

In Maths, we continued looking at perimeter of rectilinear shapes. The children are growing in confidence with this but we shall revisit regularly to maintain this knowledge. We moved onto working out the area of shapes by counting squares.

French -

Bonjour! This half term we will be learning how to say pencil case items in French.  This week we have begun to learn the names of some basic items that you can find in a pencil case.  Next week we will be conducting a science experiment in French!  Have a look at this video to recap some of the vocabulary we have learnt plus some new ones: French classroom objects - Bing video

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 26.4.2021

 

In topic this week we will be conducting experiments to explain condensation and evaporation, creating a model of the water cycle and looking at the features of an explanation text. They will then plan and write an explanation text about water.

 

In Maths, we will be looking at mathematical word problems involving perimeter and area, estimating and comparing different measures for capacity and converting between ml and litres.

 

French - Bonjour! This week we had lots of fun conducting a science experiment in French.  We used the classroom objects that we learnt last week and tested whether they floated or sank.  Next week we will be doing a reading activity on classroom objects.  You can practice classroom objects at home by going to the Busy Things website, clicking Key Stage 2, year 3/4, languages, French and then scrolling down to the classroom objects activity.

Music – the children will continue to work with the Sutton music service learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 23.4.2021

 

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:

 

Mistry and Valerie

 

And Holly Class:

 

Rae and Ronnie R

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – 23.4.2021

 

Please not in PSHE on Monday we will be reading a book title ‘Badger’s Parting Gifts’, this is a book that focusses on loss. If you know your child may find this difficult please speak to your child’s teacher before this date. Thank you.

 

I am delighted to inform you that over the Easter holidays we have installed 20 bicycle storage hoops up on the top of the grass area by the existing covered bicycle Storage just through the KS2 gate. This was possible due to receiving £500 pounds funding from TFL to promote cycling to school. 

If your child wishes to cycle to school, then they may park their bicycle in this area only, no bicycles are to be taken down to classrooms. Please ensure your child wears a cycle helmet and has a lock to secure their bike whilst on school premises, as the school accepts no liability for loss or damage to personal property brought onto school property. 

 

Thank you 

Mrs Green, School Travel Lead. 

 

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

Well done to Skye in Beech with 19, 968 coins and Amelie with 10, 194 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 29.3.2021

 

This week in topic we edited our narrative and our newspaper. We focused on adverbs and prepositions in our writing. After, we looked at google earth to see Hadrian’s Wall and found out all about when it was built, where it was built and why is was built. We completed a spidergram to show the important information. Our final lesson was looking at the impact the Roman’s had on Britain, we discovered that some of the language we use, our calendar and laws are from Roman times. We also found out that without the Romans we wouldn’t have roads, central heating, concrete, aqueducts, the census and sewers.

 

In Maths, we continued looking at perimeter. We also completed fraction and decimals assessments, which enabled us to see how secure the children were with their home learning. The results showed us we need to recover some aspects to ensure full understanding.

 

Next Term’s Learning – wb 19.4.2021

 

Our new topic this term is Wonderful water, in our first week we will complete a fun hook day with water challenges. We will also have a science focus where we will be investigating solids, liquids and gases and learning all about the water cycle.

 

In Maths, we will be continuing with perimeter of rectilinear shapes an at the end of the week moving on to area of shapes.

 

 

Messages for Parents – 31.3.2021

 

Important Reminder – School finishes on Wednesday the 31st March 2021 at 3.30pm for the Easter holidays. School resumes Monday 19th April 2021.

 

Have a fantastic two weeks off - hopefully enjoy the sunshine!!!

 

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

 

In the home learning section on the blog, I have posted some additional work that has been requested from the parent evening phone calls. This additional work is only there for you to use if you would like to t help your child with their understanding of these topics.

 

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 22.3.2021

 

This week in topic we investigated pitch and volume. We  also planned and carried out an investigation to investigate how sound changes over distance. We then read an historical story called ‘Centurion in a Panic’, we then planned, wrote and edited our own version of the story.

 

In Maths, we continued looking at measures. We used our knowledge of multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 to convert between mm and cm, cm and m and learnt how to multiply and divide by 1000 to convert m and Km. At the end of the week we looked at how to measure perimeter.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 29.3.2021

 

In topic this week we are editing our historical narrative and newspaper report. We will also be learning all about Hadrian’s Wall and the impact the Romans had on Britain.

 

In Maths, we will be completing end of unit assessments on fractions and decimals. We will also be finishing out work on perimeter by finding the perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 26.3.2021

 

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:

 

Anoshkan and Natanya

 

And Holly Class:

 

Noah and Ujin

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – 26.3.2021

 

Important Reminder – School finishes on Wednesday the 31st March 2021 at 3.30pm for the Easter holidays. School resumes Monday 19th April 2021.

 

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

Well done to Archie in Beech with 47,164 coins and Brody with 12,330 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 15.3.2021

 

In topic this week we planned, wrote and edited our newspaper article about Boudicca and The Battle of Watling Street. We will also looked at science where we will found out how sound is made and how our ears work.

 

In Maths, we looked at multiplying and dividing decimals by 10 and 100. At the end of the week we moved onto measuring length. We had some fun practical activities to complete involving measuring mm, cm and m.

 

Music

Group 1: This week learnt the song This is Me for Red Nose Day. We learned to play some well known tunes on the Boomwhackers by following Boomwhacker music and recaped how to read simple musical notation.

Group 2: This week we  recapped on what they learnt on the trumpet and trombone in the Autumn term, including the notes C, E and G, how to read simple notation and pulse. They also learnt a new piece called March in Spring.

French – This week the children revised numbers to 30 and the days of the week.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 22.3.2021

 

This week we are going to investigate pitch and volume. We will also plan and carry out an investigation to investigate how sound changes over distance. We will then read an historical story called ‘Centurion in a Panic’, we will then plan, write and edit our own version of the story.

 

In Maths, we will be looking at measures. We will be using our knowledge of multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 to convert between mm and cm, cm and m and m and Km.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 15.3.2021

 

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:

 

Reggie and Robert

 

And Holly Class:

 

Aiden O and Victoria

 

Well done to you all!

 

Messages for Parents – 15.3.2021

 

Important Reminder – please do not send your child into school with any food containing nuts. Please do check the ingredients on any food you send in, as we have many children and staff with severe nut allergies.

 

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

Well done to Anoshkan in Beech with 29,242 coins and Adam with 42,206 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 8.3.2021 

 

In topic this week we found out all about Roman mosaics. We researched mosaics and designed our own. We then made our own mosaic coasters, we had 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 also evaluated what we had made and started collecting vocabulary for our newspaper article. 

 

In Maths, will revised some of the work on decimals to ensure that we fully understood it before moving on. We covered comparing decimals and partitioning decimals. 

 

Music  

Group 1: This week the children will recap what they learnt on the trumpet and trombone in the Autumn term, including the notes C, E and G, how to read simple notation and pulse. They will also learn a new piece called March in Spring.  

Group 2: This week the children will learn the song This is Me for Red Nose Day. We will learn to play some well known tunes on the Boomwhackers by following Boomwhacker music and recap how to read simple musical notation. 

French – This week the children will be revising the numbers 0-13 and learning how to say the days of the week for their new topic ‘Bon Anniversaire’. 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 15.3.2021 

 

This week we are going to plan, write and edit our newspaper article about The Battle of Watling Street. We will also be looking at science where we will investigate how we hear sound, how our ears work and the differences in pitch. 

 

In Maths, 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 

Group 1: This week the children will learn the song This is Me for Red Nose Day. We will learn to play some well known tunes on the Boomwhackers by following Boomwhacker music and recap how to read simple musical notation. 

Group 2: This week the children will recap what they learnt on the trumpet and trombone in the Autumn term, including the notes C, E and G, how to read simple notation and pulse. They will also learn a new piece called March in Spring. 

French - This week they will be revising the days of the week and learning to count from 10 – 30. 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 8.3.2021 

 

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: 

 

Jack and Liz 

 

And Holly Class: 

 

Samara and Kaden 

 

Well done to you all! 

 

Messages for Parents – 8.3.2021 

 

Dear parent/carer,  

To mark the awesome date that is 12th March 2021 (12-3-21, which reads the same forward as backwards) and to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, we are holding a Battle of the Bands (an in-school times tables competition) in aid of Red Nose Day. It is part of a UK-wide Rock Down Relief event run by Times Tables Rock Stars and will be the biggest times tables event in the country ever!  

Starting on Friday 12th March and ending on Thursday 18th March 2021, the whole competition is done online via play.ttrockstars.com or the TT Rock Stars app. For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours). Winning classes in the school will be the ones with the highest average.  At the end of the week, there will be a prize for the class that earned the most points.  

All game modes (Gig, Garage, Jamming, Studio, etc.) will count but only from games played between 9.30am and 3pm on Friday 12th to Thursday 18th inclusive.  

 

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

Well done to Skye in Beech with 10,058 coins and Adien O with 10,946 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 8.3.2021

 

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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