The end of term!
Thank you so much for all the lovely gifts and presents, they were completely overwhelming! You were all so generous and thoughtful, there will be no end of treats for the holidays. We shall try to space them out.
It has been a pleasure to teach everyone of the children. We hope that you have a good holiday, fingers crossed that we will continue to have some good weather.
As every teacher will tell you it is important to do a bit of work in the holidays, a little bit every day, don't leave it to the end of the holiday. It is really noticeable, families who continuously help and support their children will make better progress, however, tricky they find learning. Pop down the library, they have their holiday reading going on as usual. Make sure you keep working on your spellings, they are in your homework folder. Perhaps keep a holiday diary. Have a lovely holiday, see you in September.
Mrs Streader and Miss Cook
Mountfitchet Castle - End of term trip
Hot, hot, hot! It can be really hot in our corner classroom so jumpers tend to go on and off all the time. It really helps to have clear labels in everything so we can match everything up with owners, some names are very difficult to read. Names in everything please - jumpers, fleeces, coats and gym clothes, thank you. Gym clothes - lots of children have unnamed gym clothes and missing pieces of gym clothes and plimsolls. We often go outside for PE so a track suit is a good idea. Please ask your child about their PE kit thank you.
Class priorities - Miss Roberts is working on handwriting with us and she be giving advice on how to improve handwriting. We have a whole list of children on our board who are really close, keep practising! We are really focusing on presentation, particularly on using joined up writing. It is really noticeable the improvement in our handwriting, we work on it everyday. Recently I have heard that some children are practising their handwriting at home. They need to have consistently neat and joined handwriting. Well done to Matilda and Ellie for gaining their handwriting badges
Well done to Chloe and Poppy for getting their 100% badges. Lots of children are working really hard at home to improve their times tables and division. At parents' evening we heard again and again of children trying their best to memorise their tables. Tables are really important. The New National Curriculum has lots of Fraction and Decimal work and this is so much easier if you know your tables. Our 100% children have told us that to get their badges they really focused, practising over and over. We always have spare sheets, children who are close to 100% often take these to practise at home. We are now doing our 100% test on a Thursday. .
Adverts - We have been making short adverts for our super healthy characters this week, for example - Marvellous Magic Mango man.
We have been making salads in D and T. Thank you for sending in all the fabulous ingredients.
Marathon Day and Alternative Sports
Marathon Day was great fun, the whole of the school took part. Some of year 4 went to alternative sports at Longshaw.
Alternative Sports and Marathon Day
Sports Relief Cakes - What fantastic cakes! What an effort! Everyone should be really proud of themselves!
In Literacy we are writing instructions. First we made windmills and then we wrote our own instructions. For instructions we had to make sure we used time connectives eg. first, then, finally and the imperative verb (bossy verbs) eg. put, fold, cut.
Roman Mosaics - Wow! What an effort, they are all amazing and everyone was really creative! A few children need some extra time, that is fine in this instant, bring them in after half-term. Thank you to all our parents for your effort and engagement with this project. They are really impressive!
Clay - We have made our own hybrid animals out of clay.
Welcome back to Mrs Hughes. She will be working with 4S every Tuesday.
We have been having a fun time making Roman peg dolls, shields and helmets.
We have been working our aiming skills and have had a go at curling. Thank you Pam for your help. Great fun!
The Green Book - Congratulations to Jensen for great joined handwriting and to Poppy for effort and detail with her Romans homework. Well done!
In Numeracy we have been working on the standard method for column addition and the standard method for Subtraction using decomposition. Previously we have been using lots of expanded methods. Ask your child to show you. We use the terms tens and ones and exchanging when doing decomposition in subtraction.
In Science we have been learning about the digestive system. We worked in pairs and made collages. We had great fun. Thank you to Christian for the photographs, he was a really enthusiastic photographer!
Challenge! Can you say the name of the colour the writing is written in? So yellow is actually green.
So get yourself a coffee and start searching through our class pages. I hope you really enjoy seeing what we have been doing this term in our class.
Our class teacher is Mrs Streader
Google Doodles... We have been making our very own Google designs.
Gunpowder Mills Trip- a day in the 17th Century. Although it wasn't the Victorian Christmas we thought we were doing, it was a fabulous day filled with wonderful experiences. Thankyou to the parents who helped us today.
Our Victorian School Day- going back in time
Remembrance Day- Lest We Forget
Thursday 15th of October 4N had a vist from 1F for the morning. Together in pairs we wrote a creative story using the Roll on Story approach. It was a lovely morning for everyone.