Friday, 12 April 2019

Year 4 Swimming - Summer

Dear Parents and Carers,


During the Summer term, Ash and Birch class will be attending swimming lessons with the instructors at Central Park Leisure Centre. This will commence on Wednesday 1st May for Ash class and Monday 17th June for Birch class. The children will leave school in the afternoon, accompanied by Year 4 staff, and we will make our way to Central Park Leisure Centre. We will return to school by approximately 3:00 pm each week.


Swimming sessions that Ash class will be attending are:
Swimming sessions that Birch class will be attending are:
Wednesday 1st May (30mins)
Wednesday 8th May  (30mins)
Monday 13th May
Monday 20th May
Monday 10th June
Monday 17th June
Monday 24th June
Monday 1st July
Monday 8th July


Please note, that due to INSET days and Bank holidays, Ash are having to move to a shorter slot on some Wednesday sessions which is why they have more sessions. Birch’s session remain uninterrupted therefore they will get full consecutive sessions.


A reminder of what your child will need:
  • Swimming costume or swimming trunks (no bikinis please!)
  • A towel
  • A named bag to carry and store their items in
  • A swimming hat
  • Goggles (not essential, but can be worn if preferred)


Please note, no aerosols or powders should be given to children, as these can cause problems for children with asthma. Please also ensure that your child brings their swim suit to change into at the pool, and does not wear it under their school uniform. Children should also be wearing shoes which they are able to take on or off quickly and without adult support.


All children, regardless of ability, will be taking part in swimming lessons as they are a National Curriculum requirement. Children will only be exempt from lessons with a signed and dated doctor’s note or certificate. If you have any questions or queries about this or any other swimming related issue, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Yours sincerely,

Miss Estall                               Miss Hamlin

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Brandina Day - Year 3

A big thank you for all you generous donations today.  The school have been sponsoring Brandina for about five years now. She is an orphan living in Uganda and our sponsor money goes towards her education and living costs so that she has an opportunity to study and improve her life chances.

The children were interested to find out about her and had great fun taking part in the Ugandan dances.  We are sure you will agree that it is an important life skill to show reciprocity, empathy and an awareness of the needs of others.





Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Magnificent Magnets In Year 4

Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed Science this week. They became fully fledged Scientists and explored magnets through a variety of different activities. 

Using a magnet, the children needed to apply their directional knowledge to navigate their partner through a maze without looking. This required incredible communication skills!


The children explored their classroom for magnetic materials and tests a range of metals. They tested for whether they were magnetic or not but also the strength of their magnetic field if they were. 

Archie discovered "Using different magnets changes how strong the field is, look this one flies up so much quicker than this one..."


"The iron filings are so annoying! They just stick to all the magnets and are so tiny to get off, it's like a dust version of metal!" Zac



Naz experimenting with different magnets and materials. 


Children were challenged with the 'levitating paperclip' challenge. They needed to remain steady to slowly pull the paperclip on a string away from the magnet to make it levitate in the air. 

"This is cool, it's like it is floating, the magnetic field is keeping it up!" Joshua


Self-led Stars!

Another bunch of fabulous pupils in Year 4 who have been extending their learning in their independent time. 

Laicey very kindly brought in a Stonehenge puzzle which she purchased on a weekend away. Laicey and Michael demonstrated perfect reciprocal behavior by working together to complete it one morning. 


Naz completed lots of additional maths work including adding fractions!




The fantastic construction continues with a sail boat being built.

Wheelbarrows, turning cirrus wheels and hockey sticks are some other recent creations...



Monday, 8 April 2019

Year 4 Spellings 8/4/19




A
B
C
1
Allegations
Allegations
Allegations
2
century
certain
twice
3
centre
centre
nice
4
incentive
celebrate
spice
5
procedure
concept
fence
6
intercept
success
sentence
7
democracy
introduce
voice
8
rhinoceros
romance
acid
9
icicle
cyclist
pencil
10
finance
bicycle
fancy
11
innocence
intercept
peace
12
Vision
Vision
Vision
13
Healing
Healing
Healing
14
Disease
Disease
Disease
15
Especially
Especially
Especially
16
Receive
Receive
Receive
17
Christian
Christian
Christian
18
Christianity
Christianity
Christianity
19
Million
Million
Million
20
Statue
Statue
Statue
21
Cure
Cure
Cure

Year 4 Certificates 5/4/19

Reflective: Leo

Presentation: Tristan, Rashid

Reciprocity: Bonnie and Florence

Rock Star status: Rock Hero: Hollie; Rock Legend: Riley, Hayden, Indie; Rock Star: Bobby, Kyla, Ameerah, Dorrie




Friday, 5 April 2019

Year 3 Awards - 05.05.19



George and Harry - Resilience
Aaliyah-Shae, Brooke, Maisie, Alfie, Katlyn, Chris and Kanishka - Presentation