We are learning the song ‘Viking Rock’ in music. Here is a link to the song to practise at home.
Stars of the week: Maia and Constance
I was blown away by the imaginative ideas and descriptive writing of Maia and Constance in Extended writing this week. You both managed to use your writing to build a clear and evocative picture of life in a Viking village. Well done!
A huge well done to Class 4 for their first swimming session this week. Class 4 were beautifully behaved and confidently gave it a go, even those who had never swam before! The children have now been assessed so they will start their swimming lessons properly next week.
In English this week we have been writing Viking-style riddles and poems, called Kennings. Class 4 followed the kenning style carefully and came up with original descriptive ideas. Here are a few examples:
In Maths this week we continued to look at place value and had a go at problem-solving. Class 4 showed so much perseverance with their trial and error methods and are focusing on explaining their maths thinking clearly.
Stars of the week: Kyann and Aya-Grace
Thank you Kyann and Aya-Grace for being such kind and supportive friends to the new children in our class. You have been excellent role models and you have made them feel very welcome.
Well done to Class 4 for a fantastic first week back at school. I have been so impressed with your eagerness and positive attitude to learning and it means we have already managed to achieve so much.
In English we wrote persuasive letters to convince me of the monitor jobs they thought they should have. Class 4 are so helpful that I am sure we will now have a very organised classroom.
We are looking at place value in maths and Class 4 showed me how well they could work in pairs to solve the questions.
We are hoping for lots of learning challenges this year so have made perseverance posters to help us to stay motivated and encourage our resilience.
Stars of the week: Sebastian and Dawud
Well done Sebastian for winning the sibling of the year award – that is fantastic news! Well done Dawud for your fantastic singing during our rehearsals for the play.
Last week, we had sports week and we all really enjoyed the brilliant activities Miss Fishwick had planned for us! We also loved supporting the women’s Fifa World Cup! In English, we wrote scene settings imagining we were at the Stade de Lyon for the final match. We had a fantastic afternoon for Sports Day and loved competing against each other in all of the races. Well done Class 4 for your brilliant team spirit!
Stars of the week – Anton and Dorianne
Well done to Anton and Dorianne for working so hard on their times tables!
Class 4 have worked really hard practising their times tables over the course of the year. Well done for being so enthusiastic and taking on the times table challenge!! Don’t forget to keep practising!!
Stars of the Week: Grace and Lola
Well done to Grace and Lola for being excellent monitors for our new Dojo Points rewards!! You have been doing a fantastic job!
Last week, class 4 had a fantastic time when Steve Frew visited the school! They really enjoyed the circuit exercises and felt inspired by his talk. This week we have been working on group presentations about the day.
Stars of the week: Franklin and Aldara
Well done Franklin you have worked extremely hard on your writing over the last few weeks. Well done Aldara you have worked really hard at your decimals this week.
This week class 4 have been exploring myths and legends. We have discussed what a myth and a legend is, what the message in the story might be and what might be fact or fiction. We have written a character description of the Minotaur and re-written our own version of Pandora’s box.
Stars of the week: All of Class 4
Well done Class 4 for working extremely well with your learning partners to practise your fractions and decimals.
This week class 4 have worked extremely well in groups and with learning partners to practise their fraction and decimal knowledge. They were very helpful to each other and worked together to solve the calculations. We have been working really hard throughout this year on our maths explanation. I was very proud to see that you are all becoming brilliant at explaining maths problems to a partner! Well done everyone!
Stars of the week: All of class 4.
Well done class 4 for making Juniper Hall a fantastic trip! I know you all enjoyed it!
Class 4 have been preparing a poetry performance to share with Nursery. They are looking forward to performing it to them on Friday!