All aboard the Hogwarts Express!

Year 5 have had an exciting start to our new text – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

We were all sorted by the magical Sorting Hat into new school houses!

Keep your eyes on those Slytherins!

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a very happy start to the New Year. Thank you all for the cards and very generous gifts; they were all very much appreciated.

We have had such a fun, fabulous and positive start back to Year 4 this week with 100% attendance too – well done!

We have started our new text, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, in Literacy after writing our own biographies about the fantastic author, C.S.Lewis. We are all very excited to get stuck into the world of Narnia and join Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund on their journey!


In Maths, we have been talking pizzas, chocolate bars and birthday cakes as we began our unit on fractions. All of the children have amazed me with how well they have persevered and progressed with this already!

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A huge well done to all of the children who went to our first swimming lesson on Tuesday – you were all fabulous! And to the children in the choir, once again, another spectacular performance at the Young Voices concert.

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We also kick-started our week back with a ukulele lesson in which we learnt a new chord and a new song all about a bumble bee, introduced our new History topic of The Stone Age to the Iron Age with our classroom timeline and learnt the names of the Continents in Geography with a very catchy song!

Please remember that this term PE is now on Mondays so children will need indoor kits and swimming on Tuesdays so children will need a swimming costume/shorts and a towel. All jewellery must be removed and all hair tied back.

Thank you all so much for coming to our Open Book evening. It was so rewarding to watch the children share their learning with you, talk you through their books and show you around our classroom environment – they were so proud, as I am, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

Young Voices 2018

Rehearsal Video

 

Performance Video

Open Evening Tomorrow

Please note that after school tomorrow there will be an opportunity for you to come into school to view your child’s work books.  These will be on display in your child’s classroom from the end of the day until 5:15pm.

This was meant to take place before the Christmas break, however had to be postponed due to the weather.

For safeguarding reasons we would appreciate it if you could refrain from entering the school building until all children have been dismissed at the end of the school day.  Class teachers will let you know when this is the case.  We would also appreciate it if you could exit the school through the external fire doors in the school hall, as the pedestrian gate will be locked by 4pm.  Those arriving after this time should also enter through the hall door.

This is a great opportunity to see how your child has settled into the year and I would encourage as many parents to attend as possible.  Children are welcome to come along with you and will be able to show you their favourite work!

Please note though that whilst class teachers will be present, they will be unable to hold consultations.  An opportunity to meet with them with be available later in the term.

Kind regards,

Mr Cooke

 

Merry Christmas from Year 4!

It’s Chriiiisstttmaaasss!

Using their excellent water colour skills, Year 4 created their very own special Christmas cards to remind us the real reason behind the celebrations during this time of year.

We really enjoyed making them and were all very pleased with how they turned out.

We hope you enjoyed receiving them!

As a Christmas treat, they were all given a special bauble for them to paint and decorate to take home and hang on their tree.

We had such a lovely day together in our pyjamas and ending it with a cosy film and lots of goodies to share!

Year  4 have had a wonderful first term – I am so very proud of them and excited to see what the Spring Term holds!

Thank you for all of your support throughout the year so far, and for your generous cards, gifts, and words of thanks. I look forward to seeing some of you at the Christmas Eve Mass.

Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year to you all.
Mrs Hartwell

DT & Science: Making our Musical Instruments

To conclude their Science topic of Sound and complete their Design Technology unit, Year 4 were set with the tricky task of designing and making their very own musical instruments and WOW, did they surprise us!

It all began with this, a piece of plain paper, a pencil and some imagination….

… and evolved with some teamwork, patience and perseverance…

… before ending with a demonstration of our fabulous musical instruments and smiles all round!

Again, thank you for your kind donations and continued support!

 

 

Year Three want to wish you a Merry Christmas

The children chose their favourite Christmas carol that they wanted to share with you.
From the children and staff in Year Three we wish you a peaceful Christmas and the happiest new year.