Monday, 17 May 2021

Challenging Coordinates in Year 4!


Year 4 have thoroughly enjoyed developing their map skills this year in geography. They have explored a range of different types of maps and looked at reading and plotting coordinates.



  








In order to support their learning, they all had so much fun playing their coordinate challenge game - where they each used a dice to roll their coordinates and plot them on a grid. The first one in the pair to plot four vertices of a square won the game. It was brilliant to see all of the children's friendly, competitive spirits!

"I love this game so much!" David, Birch

"I love playing this game, especially because I can play it with my partner" Ruby W, Birch

It was wonderful to see the children working effectively together; showing a perfect balance of resilience and reciprocity.

"The first dice rolled told me the x coordinate (along the corridor) and the second dice rolled told me the y coordinate (up the stairs!)" Layla-Rose, Ash

"This game is so crazy, I love it," Tavia, Larch.

Keep up the outstanding work, year 4! 

Year 3 Spellings - WB 17.5.21

 Please find below Year 3's spellings for this week. Please encourage your child to practise their spellings every evening, so that they are prepared for their spelling test on Friday.



A

B

C

D

1

anticlockwise

anticlockwise

right

half

2

antiseptic

antiseptic

write

money

3

antifreeze

antifreeze

control

even

4

antisocial

antisocial

joint

busy

5

clockwise

clockwise

move

water

6

antibiotic

antibiotic

smooth


7

anticlimax

anticlimax

learn


8

antibacterial

antibacterial

promise


9

antiperspirant

antiperspirant

weight


10

anticipation

anticipation

wait


11

internal

bones



12

external

instead



13

investigate

human



14

compartment

pattern



15

difference 

collect



16

therefore

predictions



17

though

fruit



18

although

forward



19

thought

famous



20

through

favourite



Year 4 Spellings - W/C 17.05.21

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


Friday, 14 May 2021

Year 3 celebrate Eid

 Yesterday, Muslim worshippers around the world celebrated the festival of Eid al-Fitr, commonly known as Eid, to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.


As part of our RE lessons and during the afternoon the children learnt about the festival of Eid. The children then drew around their own hands and decorated them with henna patterns. 



Faizah in Cherry- "Muslims remember Ibrahim sacrificing the lamb"
Elisa in Cedar- "The date we celebrate Eid changes each year depending on the moon."
Danny in Elm - "Eid is a festival of light"

 
It was lovely to see the children in their bright colours enjoying the activity and learning more about why Eid is such a special festival for Muslims. 

Year 3 Certificates 14.5.21

 

E for E - Zuriel

Star Writer - Ava

Resilience - Korey

Teacher Happy - Daniel

MDA award - Anna

Presentation - Anish and Mihai 


E for E - Daniel
Star Writer - Jayden

Praharsh - Reciprocity
Maya-Rose - Presentation
Maisie - Teacher Happy
Osayande - Resilience
Deivydas - Teacher Happy
Harry - Resourcefulness
Dara - Presentation 



E for E-  Etana
Star Writer- John
I have made my teacher happy- Ellie Maie



Year Four Certificates 14.05.2021

                           

Year Four have had an absolutely fabulous week this week and Eid Mubarak to everyone. We inferred, we reflected and we created in our reading and reading, we investigated conductors and insulators, we added and subtracted fractions and we navigated through a map of Harold Hill. Well done Year Four!

Let's offer our congratulations to the certificate winners this week.  

E for Excellence
These children have put in 110% effort this week and really showed us how in the green zone they were with their learning. Thank you for your incredible hard-work.

Congratulations to: Tavia, Ellie and Aimee
 


Star Writer
Well done on your excellent and carefully written pieces this week. You have worked so hard at your writing and deserve to be so proud. 

Congratulations to: Naiara, Ethan and Olivia
 



The 4Rs 
We want to recognise the students who really exemplified the 4Rs this week, both in and out of class. 
 
Reflectiveness:
Congratulations to: Charlie and Ruby P

Reciprocity:
Congratulations to: Harvy

Resilience:
Congratulations to: Amy, Cherry, Ruby W

Resourcefulness: 
Congratulations to: Brian
 



All the children who have up-levelled in Rockstars and our Year Four Top three in Battle of the Bands. Well done to our winners of the battle this week; Ash Class!
 




Enjoy your weekend Year Four and we can't wait to see you back in school on Monday. 

Investigating Insulators and Creating Conductors in Year Four!

This week in Year Four, we used our investigation and experimenting skills to discover more about what can carry an electric current in a circuit. The teachers were not helping and the students were allowed to explore the classroom for bits and bobs to create their own functioning circuits; without any wires! 

Luckily for the year four teachers, our students are super scientists and demonstrated to us how metal objects are the best conductors of electricity and created working, complete circuits to prove it. Who needs wires when we have such wonderful inventors?



                                "We made ours work by making it all metal, not just the ends," Adrian, Larch.




"Now I know that metals are conductors! I always knew not to put my wet hands near a plug socket, but since there are metal traces in water I know why I shouldn't do it!" - Iyinope, Ash




"It's cool that we can use different things to make the circuits work, not just the electrical pieces," Lukas, Birch.







Monday, 10 May 2021

Persevering PE in Year 4!

Today in PE, children were having fun indoors on GoNoodle to get our heart rate up. Then, we went outside to practise our teamwork skills. We played stuck in the mud, and each class played against the other two. 

Children had so much fun, and we made sure that we took adequate rest breaks for water! 

PE is so much fun when we mix up indoors and outdoor learning!” - Nicole, Larch

There are different tactics to playing stuck in the mud effectively: some can stay together and some can run off to tag” - Medeea, Birch

I don’t want PE to end!” - Iyinope, Ash 





Year 3 Spellings - WB 10.5.21

  Please find below Year 3's spellings for this week. Please encourage your child to practise their spellings every evening, so that they are prepared for their spelling test on Friday.



A

B

C

D

1

whether

whether

rain

know

2

weather

weather

reign

no

3

plain

plain

pear

be

4

plane

plane

pair

bee

5

scene

scene

whole

ate

6

seen

seen

hole


7

hear

hear

pass


8

here

here

past


9

male

male

early


10

mail

mail

late


11

skeleton

bendy



12

vertebrates

frame



13

invertebrates

protect



14

function

skeleton



15

protect

skull



16

potatoes

different



17

possible

purpose



18

possession

consider



19

position

complete



20

perhaps

circle