Symmetrical Shapes

Yesterday, Year 4 enjoyed finding lines of symmetry in 2D shapes. In pairs, the children cut the shapes out before folding them to see whether or not they are symmetrical and, if they are, how many lines of symmetry they have. Ask your child what he/she found out about line symmetry in regular polygons.

Year 4 – Go Ape! – Friday 13th September

Dear Year 4 parents/carers,

As you are aware, Year 4 are going on their first trip of the year this Friday, to Go Ape! at Coombe Abbey.  On Friday morning, they should arrive at school at the normal time.  They should however come in their school PE tracksuits.  They should also bring with them:

  • A coat or jacket (just in case it is cold or wet)
  • A packed lunch*
  • An additional drink and snack

*Those children who receive free school meals will have a packed lunch provided.  If you usually pay for a school dinner and would like the school to provide a packed lunch, please let the office know by the end of the day tomorrow (Tues 10th Sep) so that the catering staff can ensure that this is ready.

 We will be travelling to Go Ape via two minibuses and a car.

Our adventure session at Go Ape is during the morning.  Once we have finished this we will have lunch at Coombe Abbey and complete some additional activities around the country park during the afternoon.  We will return to school for the end of the normal school day.

If you child is nervous/worried about the trip please reassure them that we are going for fun and to challenge ourselves – they will not be forced complete any particular activity!  In all honesty, I’m a little nervous (and excited) too!  Also, if you are yet to pay, please do so via Sims Agora at your earliest convenience.

Kind regards,

Mr A Cooke

Year 4

Had a lovely day with Year 4 today – completing a maths treasure hunt, setting targets for the year ahead, learning a few countries and capital cities, looking at our handwriting and letter families, playing a few different games in PE, choosing and starting our class reading book AND having a little sing song too!

Here are a few photos of  us playing Four Square: a fast and furious playground game.  It got very competitive.

Bring on tomorrow!

Homework Projects

WOW! What a fabulous effort the children have made once again! It was so lovely to see such an array of projects showing off the topics each class has been studying this term – and their talents. We really are lucky to have such creative children!

Thank you to everyone who facilitated their child in creating their masterpieces and to all who came to view the children’s projects this afternoon. Your support, as always, is greatly appreciated.

Books, books, books…!

Thank you to everyone who supported our Book Fair earlier this year. With the funds raised, we have been able to buy new books for each classroom from Nursery to Year 6! These books will be shared with the children by teachers to promote reading for pleasure and to support their learning.

We were absolutely delighted with the support that we received, and know that the children will cherish sharing these stories with their teachers.

We will also be buying books to support the wider curriculum, so thank you!

Whole school walk to Bablake

The children in Reception and Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 have been invited to watch the dress rehearsal of the play ‘Ye-Ha’ performed by Years 5 & 6. The children will be walking to Bablake School on Tuesday 9th July. We will be leaving school at 9.15am and returning in time for lunch. Please could you ensure that your child is wearing appropriate clothing according to the type of day i.e. wet weather coats, or in the unlikely event of sunshine, sun hats and sun-cream!

If your child needs an inhaler or medication, please make sure they bring it with them.

Please complete the reply slip on the letter sent home yesterday and return back to school as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Mrs Hartwell

**Please note the date is definitely Tuesday 9th July so please ignore the typo on the reply slip section**