4R – Resilience

As part of our 4R‘s learning – we have been using Resilience during our first week back.

Check out our Resilience video that we looked at together in assembly. It is all about never giving up. Thank you Mr Moore. 🙂

Next week our 4R focus will Relationships – collaboration. What do know about this learning muscle?

Remember to pick up your house points after leaving me my reply.

I can’t wait to hear them.

From Mrs. P x

Weather Report 19.4.18

Today has been such a hot day.. but what else can you tell me about the weather report?

 

Here are some RIC questions to help.

 

R – What is today’s temperature?

I – Why has the colour yellow been used?

C – Why has the weather reporter presented the weather in this way?

Mrs. P 🙂

Homework challenge – Animal Town

Story starter!

Most visitors are a little shocked (to put it mildly) when they arrive at Animal Town. Despite the fact that the name of the town gives a slight indication to passers-by that the inhabitants of the town are ‘not normal’, it’s as if people don’t believe things until the see them with their own eyes!

Once you get used to being in Animal Town – or so they say – seeing an orangutan behind a desk in a sheriff’s office and upholding the law to an impeccably high standard becomes relatively ‘normal’…

Imagine you are a visitor in Animal Town. Try to describe your experience.

Alternatively, you could be one of the residents…

Sentence challenge!

‘Can you use verbs and adverbs to describe what each of the animals in the picture are doing?

E.g. The zebra meanders lethargically across the road.

Nonchalantly, the orangutan lounges on the bench.

You could experiment by using adverbs in different places in your sentences.

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

A lion sat on the van. A giraffe put his head out through the window. The zebra walked across the road.

Question time!

Which animal would be suited to working in the health clinic?

Can you give suggestions as to the occupations of the other animals in the picture?

If you could have any job, what would it be and why?

If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

What problems might they encounter in Animal Town that humans don’t encounter in human towns?

Are there any similar problems that both animals and humans experience?

Would animals be better off without humans? Would humans be better off without animals?

Family homework time…

This week the homework for year 4 is called hanging on.

In the blue topic homework books, the task this week involves quizzing you all at home. Here are the questions for you to get your thinking…

Please do post your answers here on our blog. We are very intrigued to hear what you all have to say!

Ask your parents or family members the following questions:

1. Have you ever seen a possum? Where and when?

2. What do you like/ dislike about these animals?

3. If you found a possum at your doorstep, what would you do?

Now write 2 of your own questions for a family member to answer.

Good luck,

Mrs P x

What a week! :)

 

Hi all,

Yet again, we have had a jam packed week full of surprises and rather extraordinary moments. As part of our interfaith project with our paired school Brodetsky, it was our turn to go along and visit them. It was a short journey to Brodetsky: along the narrow pavements, up the steep hills and through the large security gates to find that eventually we were there!

After working incredibly hard with Mrs J in the art studio, we decided to share our work on the birds and link this to the meaning of Easter. By sharing the values of hope, peace, freedom, new life and gentleness, we really taught the children of Brodetsky that the values and meaning of Easter are also symbolised by the bird. It was a very precious moment and all our readers read and represented our class wonderfully. Both I and Mr Moore were incredibly proud. The behaviour of all the children who attended the afternoon was impeccable and they all stood out wonderfully well – well done year 4! When it came to Brodetsky’s turn at sharing, they taught us about how they celebrate Pesach. This is one of the most important Jewish festivals. During Passover, Jews remember the story of the Israelites liberation from slavery in Egypt. Brodetsky taught us that God unleashed ten plagues on the Egyptians, ending in the death of every family’s eldest son. God told the Israelites to sacrifice lambs and mark their doors with the blood to escape this fate. They ate the lambs with bitter herbs and unleavened bread (unrisen bread without yeast). We took part in this celebration by being sharing the Seder meal. This involved drinking the juice, eating the celery and cucumber which is usually eaten by Jews on the first two nights of Passover. There were blessings, songs and other ingredients to symbolise parts of the story. It was such a special afternoon where respect, understanding and differences were celebrated between many different faiths. Watching from afar, it was really precious to see new relationships develop between the children from all different cultures, backgrounds and faiths which has been the purpose of the interfaith project. Fabulous!

We have been starting to plan and look at what we can do for our class assembly on Wednesday. We have decided to use the story of the Journey by Francesca Sanna and are really looking forward to building on the work and learning that we had already done with Mrs. J.

Next week, will be our Easter celebration which will be in school. We are practising our songs in class and getting very excited for the Easter break.

 

In science this week we have been learning more about teeth. We have found out the names, types and functions of the different teeth humans have and even completed some maths problems based on teeth. We could have a few dentists in the making!

Reading planners

I have changed the reading awards for next week. Each child who reads 4 times will now receive an extra 10 minutes playtime in the Muga or on Ipads. Homework completed will also be counted for this.

Homework has been sent home tonight. Next week, all children who remain on GOLD and GREEN from our behaviour traffic light system will receive and extra playtime on Friday. This involves no negative action on sleuth (during playtimes and after school clubs).

PE Kits.

Our PE day is Tuesday, please make sure PE kits are in school as without them children will not be allowed to participate due to our health and safety policy. Please ensure jewellery is removed on PE days or are covered with a plaster. Thank you for your cooperation.

Value

Our value next week will continue to be faithfulness. This week we thought about a target that we feel faithful to and how loyalty works alongside being faithful.

Maths book, Grammar book and topic homework have all gone out tonight.

A special task for homework this week is one that will really help in the class assembly. To take a very short 10 second video of a little journey the children will go on over the weekend. This could simply be a journey to the shop, a journey home, on the bus, in the car or even to the park etc. As our assembly is based on the journey, we thought it would be nice to share some simple journeys we take each and every day.

Thank you to you all for attending parents evening these past few evenings. It has been so lovely to share the work and progress of your child. I have seen 27 of you all these last two nights which has been brilliant – thank you so much! Please do keep in touch and let me know if you ever need any extra work as we now approach the last term of year 4.

Next week we break up on Thursday so four more school days to go.

Thank you for all your continuing support, enjoy a very happy weekend!

See you all on Monday! Mrs. Potter. x

 

About to hatch….

Here is a writing challenge for you 4SP…

Remember to collect your house points (8) on completing this… Extra points will be given to those who show extra effort or learning powers from the 4R’s

Resilience

Resourcefulness

Relationships

Reflectiveness

About to hatch…

For the last few days, they had been falling from the sky. Nobody knew where they had come from; nobody knew why they were there.

The mysterious objects, most of them spherical in shape, lay there on the beach, motionless, immovable despite the tide’s best efforts to eradicate them from the shoreline.

Then, a crack began to appear on the surface…

Sentence challenge!

Verbs are action/doing words.

Look at my writing below. Can you locate the verbs and replace them with more exciting vocabulary? Can you add some adverbs to the sentences too?

Out of nowhere, oddly shaped objects came down from the sky. They went into the sand with a loud thump.

A group of people walking along the beach saw the objects, and walked towards them.

A crack went on the surface, and the gathering crowd made a noise.

Question time!

Where might these objects have come from?

Why is the surface of the nearest object cracking?

What is inside the objects? Are all of the objects the same?

What will happen next?

If you came across one of these, how would you react?

Do these objects remind you of anything?

Why have these objects landed on the beach? Is it by chance or is it deliberate?

Perfect picture!

The object in the picture is beginning to crack and open. Can you draw whatever is inside?

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

The rock was on the beach. It was round. It was big.

Parent mail 9.3.18 :)

9.3.18

Year 4SP

Hi all,

What another extraordinary week we’ve had!

We have been back in class and back to timetable this week. Although we have continued with our Journey text, it has been back to routine.

In English we stopped our story of the Journey again at the ocean – we learnt about what oceans and seas were and identified these alongside the continents of the world on a map. I wonder which of these you remember and can locate without any support.

We then used the ocean to create a piece of writing. These we worked really hard to edit and track back to improve. You can really see the development of the writing looking back at the first draft to the last. We later wrote these up in pen and are now proudly stuck in our extended write books. Really well done year 4!

We have read a little more in the story – we are now becoming story tellers to help the children cope with the war and journey. We began by planning our story using the story mountain and next week we will be writing these stories up.

In maths this week we started learning all about fractions. We talked about fill in missing fractions from a sequence. Today was a tricky challenge for us all where were began looking at equivalent fractions. We will be revisiting these next week – please do take some time to look at this over the weekend.

Here is a prompt to help at home:

In science next week we will be starting to look at the digestive system. What do you already know about this?

There are a few reminders for next week:

  • 4SP on a trip on Weds to the West Yorkshire Playhouse – this is to see George’s marvellous medicine.

Reading planners

I have changed the reading awards for next week. Each child who reads 4 times will now receive an extra 10 minutes playtime. Homework completed will also be counted for this.

Homework has been sent home tonight. This week it is a story based on Nellie the Elephant. Please remind the children to complete this challenge by Wednesday. The effort and presentation of some is always outstanding – particularly Chloe and Stathis. It would be great to see an improvement in presentation of some homework as I do always love to take them home and read, it always makes my job happier when I see the pride and care taken to complete them.

Next week, all children who remain on GOLD and GREEN from our behaviour traffic light system will receive and extra playtime on Friday. This involves no negative action on sleuth (during playtimes and after school clubs).

PE Kits.

Our PE day is Tuesday, please make sure PE kits are in school as without them children will not be allowed to participate due to our health and safety policy. Please ensure jewellery is removed on PE days or are covered with a plaster. Thank you for your cooperation.

Value

Our value next week will be faithfulness. I wonder what activity we can do to make us think and reflect about this value? Do you have any ideas? Please do let me know on the blog.

Maths homework this week is a sumdog challenge. It is based on equivalent fractions so let’s see you all practising these over the weekend!

Spellings have also gone out this week so next week we will be back to testing – get practising 4SP!

Thank you to all the children that made that extra effort in getting into school next week – What a surprise that was! Most of you were all here before I turned up! Well done !

Thank you for all your continuing support, enjoy a very happy weekend!

See you all on Monday!

Mrs. Potter. x