Class 4 Blog

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  • 20
    Sep

    Anti-bullying

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    The children of year 4 have been looking at anti-bullying this week. Thinking about how we can be positive and be kind to one and another. Children have been thinking about this early and create posters to encourage friendship.
  • 19
    Sep

    Yom Kippur

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    The children of year 4 were introduced to the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, which was celebrated yesterday. The children learnt about how the day allows Jews to reflect on the previous year, and be forgiven for the sins they have committed. Children were also taught about where Jews go to worship and learnt a new word - synagogue. We then thought about the things, we want to be forgiven for, and placed them in water to washed off and to provide a clean slate.
  • 17
    Sep

    Balance

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Year 4 children were practising their balances for gymnastics today. They were able to show a range of balances, and perform them in a routine where they were encouraged to move using the same points of contact with the floor. Children then performed their routines to the class.
  • 04
    Sep

    Hello and Welcome new Year 4's

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Hello and a massive welcome to the new year 4 class. We've had a brilliant first day, and discovered about many exciting changes the school is going through, from Bertie to the housepoints, and many in between. We've introduced our new topic to the children, and I'm very excited to learn about their heroes! The children have made a positive start to the new year, and I'm looking forward to it continuing. The children have set themselves 3 goals for the year, that they will get back in July to see if they have achieved them or remember how their targets have changed. I look forward to a brilliant year! Welcome to Year 4 guys!
  • 18
    Jul

    The Production is tomorrow! EEK!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Just a quick one: costumes will be sent home with the children tomorrow after school. Please can you ensure that all children are dressed in their costumes and at school for 5:45pm tomorrow evening where we will meet in the Year One classroom for our final pep talk!
  • 17
    Jul

    Costumes!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Thank you to all of the children who have brought in their costumes, and thank you too all of the effort which has gone into preparing, making and buying them. They all look AMAZING! There are a few children who still have not brought their costume into school. We are doing a dress rehearsal in front of the school tomorrow (Wednesday 18th). We need those costumes in tomorrow morning at the latest!
  • 17
    Jul

    Swimming is back to normal.

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Just to confirm: Year Four will be having their swimming lesson on Thursday afternoon. This will be the second session, starting around 2:15 so all of those at swimming club may should probably bring an extra towel with them.
  • 12
    Jul

    Wilderness Fun

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    The children have had a real treat today. They started the day completing orienteering activities and scavenging hunt. The children worked tirelessly to complete the tasks and learnt something new. They can now read a map (well some can) and have learnt about things in nature. After lunch, (which they made themselves) the children were then taken away to build a den. However, it was as simple as building a den. The dens were to be tested to check for water proof and stability. The children coped really well with the task, but many failed the sideways rain test.... At this point the children were treated to a special guest appearance from Miss Robbins and Mrs Goodall. The children enjoyed seeing their favourite school secretary, and (I need to say this...favourite) headteacher. Next up for the children, they learnt some bush-craft skills, where they made their own bread, learnt to make fires, and most importantly learnt how to eat the things they made. The children were also treated to some marshmallows and popcorn! Finally after tucking into a roast dinner (and packing most of their belongings) the children then got into teams and fired water rockets. They had a target to aim for, and had to think of different strategies to propel the rockets further and straighter towards a target. All teams definitely showed improvement from their first go, and all had fun. Now we are off to bed for a good night sleep (hopefully, please hopefully!!!!!)
  • 11
    Jul

    First day at the Wilderness Centre

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Well what a fun filled first day for the year 4's at residential. The children arrived bright eyed, and bushy tailed this morning. To introduce us to the centre, the children were given a tour of their new home for 2 days, and asked to unpack their things. The children then settled down to lunch followed by some team building games. The personal highlight, when the children were asked to transfer water using a plastic tube, and the look on the children's faces as they attempted this. To top the afternoon off, the children ... and the adults had a water fight. Great fun was had by all. When we had a quick change of clothes, we went downstairs for dinner, (lasagne) and the children burnt off some excess energy by exploring their new surroundings. The children then settled down to watch the football. Despite the amazing opening, the children found much of the game too unbearable to watch, and resulted in going back and forth their rooms to check the result. Despite England being on the wrong end of the result, the children did not let it dampen their spirits. They've had a brilliant first day, and look forward to tomorrow!
  • 07
    Jul

    Swimming

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    I was very lucky to be able to split the class this week during swimming. This meant I was able to spend more time practising their technique with them. We focused on our legs this week and kicking them as fast as we could with nice pointy toes. We practised this with a noodle/woggle and with a float board too. The children also had a go at treading water. I challenged them to see who could tread water for 2 whole minutes. This is an important skill to have as there may be times when swimming when the children have to stay in the same spot. I was amazed at some of the children's stamina who managed to tread water for a whole 5 minutes!