Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Dazzling Drama in Year 4!

This week in year 4 the children have continued to explore the story of the Enchantress of the Singing Sands. They have thought carefully about each character and brought the story alive in their classrooms through drama.

It was brilliant to see the children get into character so effortlessly - we were slightly frightened of all the evil enchantresses we suddenly had across year 4!

"It was really fun pretending to be the enchantress, I made sure to be as evil as possible!" Fiki, Larch

The children have also had a go at 'hot seating' where, in character, they were questioned about their behaviour, likes and dislikes. It was definitely a brilliant way for the children to fully understand the characters' motives and predict what they might do next. This could also be a great activity to try at home when the children are reading with you - it's always good fun!

Brilliant work, year 4. We're now so excited to read the imaginative stories you are all going to write!

Monday, 21 September 2020

Year 4 Spellings 21.09.20

Please find Year 4's spellings below for this week. Please encourage your child to practise every evening, so that they are prepared for their test on Friday.

Year 3 Spellings 21/9/20


Friday, 18 September 2020

Year 4 Certificates

We have had another fantastic week in year 4! We have all been so impressed with the learning behaviours they have shown every day and that they have all remembered their three Broadford jobs: turning up to school on time every day, trying their best in every lesson and being kind a polite to everyone they meet.

Certain children have particularly shone this week and have earned the coveted 'E for Excellence' prize!

Well done to Archie in Birch class, Nicole in Larch class and Riley in Ash class!

Year 4 have also earned a number of certificates demonstrating reciprocity, resourcefulness, resilience and reflectiveness this week!

Great job to Indianna, Medeea, Emily and Elsie-Rose in Birch class, Livi, Saraah, Layla and Abdulmalik in Ash class and Victoria, Naiara, Tavia and Teddie in Larch class. 

Year 4 have also earned the presentation certificate as they have demonstrated beautiful handwriting and well presented work! 
Well done to Iniya in Birch, Dhrithi in Ash and Shajia in Larch. 

Year 3 Certificates 18/9/20


This week's fantastic learners are....

Edward - E for Excellence
Deivydas, Praharsh, Maya-Rose & Oliver - Resilience
Finley - Star Writer

Lucas - E for Excellence

Daniel - Star Writer

Nathaniel - Resilience

Kyla - E for Excellence

Elisa - Star Writer

Year 3 circuit training - fun in the sun!

On Tuesday afternoon the children in Year 3 across Cedar, Cherry and Elm took part in their first PE lesson of the term. They had an afternoon full of fun, team building skills and exercise, that definitely got all of their heart beats going! The teachers were blown away with the children's determination and team work skills. The children worked up quite a sweat as they worked their way through the different skills.

"I had lots of fun doing the different exercises with my friends"- Finley from Elm class

"I really enjoyed doing PE all afternoon"- Daniel from Cherry

"It was a really hot day but it was so much fun doing PE with the other classes"- Charlie from Cedar

They finished off the afternoon working in teams to pass the ball over their heads to the next child in their team and trying to pass a hula hoop to their team mate without letting go of their team mates hand. 

Well done year 3! It was fantastic to see you all working so well together. It was such a hot day and the children were so well behaved and persevered through all the challenges by supporting each other and working hard. 

Disgusting Digestion in Year 4!

This week in year 4, we have been learning all about the digestive system and the journey that food takes once it enters our mouths. 

To demonstrate this, the children simulated their own digestive system by mashing and grinding food like our teeth do, breaking the food down with the help of some stomach acid (a fizzy drink) and squeezing all of the nutrients and vitamins out just as our intestines do.

It was pretty gruesome and there were quite a few disgusted faces across year 4, but we had so much fun and they definitely all have a better understanding of how our digestive system works now!

"It was really fun, but so disgusting - especially when we squeezed all the liquid out through the tights!" - Ella, Larch

"The experiment was really fun. It developed my understanding of the digestive system." - Medeea, Birch

"It was FUN! I learnt that the small intestine is much larger than the large intestine!"  - Saarah, Ash

As always, year 4 impressed us with their superb behaviour and reciprocity when working together.

Great job, year 4!