Children in Need

We had a fantastic day on Friday celebrating and raising money for Children in Need.  We shared our picnic food with the older children in the school, thank you for being so generous. There was a lot of food left over and this was donated to a food bank.

We spent the day completing lots of different activites.  We made bear faces, movable bears, colouring sheets and counting sheets.  A fun day was had by all and we raised lots of money for Children in Need.




















This week we have started to practise for our Christmas Play.  The children are doing well learning the lines and the songs.  Please help them to say their lines in a big loud voice.

In Mathematics we are learning about one less and writing numbers, in our literacy lesson we are practising hearing the phonemes in words and writing sentences.

Please keep sending in the milk bottles for our igloo.













Scientist and Inventors !

We have been doing lots of counting of objects, claps, jumps and time.

Ollie counted how long it took the cars to go down the slope.

Matching number to quantity.

We also looked at lots of different logos. We were surprised how many we could read.

Lots of the children could tell us that this was McDonalds.

We had a great end of the week on Friday when we found out about Alexander Graham Bell.   Inspired by him, we made our own telephones and also worked together to make an invention of our own.

On Friday we are having a teddy bears picnic and can wear spotty clothes and bring a teddy bear to school for Children in Need.  We can’t wait, it will be fun.

Treasure Hunt

Year 4 have been learning how to use the formal written method to help them calculate addition and subtraction sums with increasingly large numbers. Today, they had to go on a treasure hunt in small groups to find the answers to their sums and the corresponding letters. When they had all of the numbers and letters, they had to reorder the numbers into ascending order to spell out the winning phrase: Mrs Hartwell is the best!

The children really enjoyed putting their skills to good practice and working together competitively and win!

Year 4’s Viking Pictures

Happy Friday from Year 4!

Wow! What a fantastic start Year 4 have had to this new school year.

It has been great fun getting to know eachother even better, welcoming a new friend into our class and starting our learning journey with lots of positive attitudes and smiles.

We ended our first week with celebrations for Mary’s Birthday by sharing a class liturgy to remind ourselves of the story of the birth of Mary our Mother, visiting the Church garden to pray to the statue of Our Lady and offer Her some gifts and returning to the classroom to sing Happy Birthday and play some traditional birthday games!

Thank you for a brilliant first week back Year 4! A particular well done to Liam G and Ethan who were awarded this week’s Superstars for being fabulous role models to the rest of the school!  Keep it up!

Mrs Hartwell


Year 4 wrapped up their science this year with an investigation. We tested whether it was safer to wear a seat belt or not by using crash test dummies and cardboard box cars.


Year 4 had a great time making (and tasting) pizzas today as part of their D&T topic. I was really impressed with how well everyone organised themselves and carefully followed their recipes. Here they are in action, along with the finished projects:

Year 4 – Pizzas

Please make sure that all meat is cooked before it come into school.

Harry, Lucas, Luke

Chicken, tomato puree, rolling pin, wooden spoon (Lucas)

Sausage, bowl, cheese (Luke)

Bacon (Harry)


Jude, James, Lorcan

Utensils (Jude)

Cheese and passata (James)

Pepperoni (Lorcan)


Aaron and Finn

Bowl, spoon, tomato puree, cheese (Aaron)

Pepperoni, rolling pin (Finn)


Kai, Pierce and Kian

Cheese, spoon, pizza cutter, rolling pin (Kian)

Cheese, measuring jug (Pierce)

Pepperoni, bowl, tomato puree (Kai)


Lily, Bethany and Zuzanna

Sweetcorn, ham (Bethany)

Cheese, bowl and spoon (Lily)

Tomato sauce, rolling pin (Zuzanna)

Angel, Grace-May, Muno

Pineapple, ham, rolling pin, sweetcorn (Muno)

Cheese, tomato, pepper, mushrooms (Angel)

Sausage, pepperoni (Gracie-May)

Molly, Ocean and Lucy

Egg, marshmallows, plain flour, ice cream (Lucy)

Milk/white chocolate chips/buttons, spoon, minstrels, cake tin (Ocean)

Smarties, bowl, vanilla essence, butter, caster sugar and brown sugar (Molly)

Reuben, Dylan and Nathan

Chicken, pepperoni, tomato puree (Nathan)

Sausage, cheese (Reuben)


Paul and Mason

Cheese, pepperoni salami and chicken (Mason)

Bowl, spoon, rolling pin (Paul)


Maisie and Lola

Marshmallows, chocolate buttons, bowl and pan (Lola)

Nutella, strawberries, rolling pin and spoon (Maisie)



Aloha from Year 4!

Year 4 were on top form today for their Hawaii day! They all looked great in their colourful clothes. We spent the day making leis (flower necklaces), trying some local food and drink and playing loads of Hawaiian games. Here they are in action: