Monthly Archives: February 2017

Week beginning 27th February 2017

Welcome back. Hope you have all had an enjoyable half term holiday and will return on Monday refreshed and ready for the new half term.

This week we will begin a new English topic on playscripts.  We will be reading a variety of playscripts and will be looking at turning a traditional story into a playscript.

In Maths, we will be recalling our fraction knowledge and applying our knowledge to answer real life questions, especially problems involving weight and measure.

We will be beginning a new topic all about our laws and the early law makers. If your child would like to hit the ground running, maybe they would like to do a little research about Magna Carta.

More children in year 4 got their bronze reading award just before half term and a number are very near to the 50 reads required for a bronze or the 100 reads required for a silver. Please keep reading every night with your child and write in their planner that you have heard your child read.

I hope to see you all bright eyed and bushy tailed on Monday morning.

Until then, Mr Bradley

Yet more Africa Week

We played a game called North and South. 80% of the children were in the South side of the classroom but had only 20% of the chairs. This is a representation of how poorly the world’s resources are shared between the rich Northern hemisphere of the globe and the poor Southern Hemisphere. There was standing room only in the south!

  
Standing room only!

  
The lucky northern few!

More Africa Week

More pictures from our wonderful Africa week last week.

  
Children enjoying a Ghanaian staple food, jollof rice (a not so spicy version).

  
The children made their own stencils of African animals.

  
And the resulting pictures were amazing.

  
As you can see, elephants were very popular.

African food

Mr Bradley made jollof rice, a traditional food eaten in Ghana. It contains tomatoes, peppers, onions, rice and spices. Lots of the children tasted it and said it was delicious.  

   

  The pictures show that lots of them came back for seconds!

Week beginning 13th February

Next week is Africa week in school. We will be watching and doing all things African.

Next week we will be continuing our English topic of narrative poetry. We will be writing narrative poems all about animals from our African country, Ghana.

In Maths, we will be continuing practising our division knowledge and applying our knowledge to answer real life questions, especially money problems.

More children in year 4 got their bronze reading award last week and a number are very near to the 50 reads required. Please keep reading every night with your child and write in their planner that you have heard your child read.

Finally, Miss Hillidge will be in on Monday to teach the children more amazing science. We are continue our new science topic, what happens to the food we eat. Please have a look at the blog posts of all the things we did this week. Hope to see you all bright and early on Monday morning, Mr Bradley.

E safety

We had a special visitor who came to talk to the class about being safe online. The children know that they should not give their personal details to anyone and that they should tell an adult if they see anything that upsets or frightens them.