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Remembering the Fallen 06.11.17

 

On Monday, we had some Soldiers from the 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment in the British Army come to visit school and teach the children all about World War I, in preparation for Remembrance Day and Armistice gatherings on the 11th November. The Year 4 children listened to the Officer talk about how WWI began, the working and living conditions of the time and of the men in battle. He also taught them about the Battle of the Somme, giving the children the very real statistics of those who went to war and those who were injured or who sadly lost their lives fighting for their country. The children were all extremely respectful, empathetic and engaged in the learning, and had many questions they wanted to ask...

 

After the presentation, the children had the opportunity to handle genuine kit items and ask the Soldiers questions about WWI, what motivated them to join the British Army and their individual roles in the 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment. The session was extremely thought-provoking and the gentlemen were an inspiration.  Below are a few photos of the children's experience.

 

Autumn Term 2 Mind-Map

Welcome Back!

 

As we enter into the second half of Autumn term, we would like to welcome all children and families back. This half term in Year 4, we will be looking at the big question, 'Are there two sides to every story?' We will investigate this through electricity (positive and negative charges!) and alternative traditional tales. 

 

As always, we ask that you read with your child regularly at home, and support them in learning their weekly spellings and their times tables. Please continue to ensure that children's clothes and equipment are labelled with their name, and that your child has full P.E kit and has a water bottle in school every day.

 

Many thanks

 

Miss Fletcher and Miss Straw

 

 

Meet the Teacher

 

Thank you to all those parents who were able to make it to the Meet the Teacher meeting - it was lovely to meet you.

 

For any parents who were unable to make the meeting, we have attached the presentation so you can see what was covered. We have also included the curriculum mind-map and letter for the first half of the autumn term.

 

The children have made such a fantastic start to Year 4, have settled very well and are such a delightful group of children. We are really looking forward to working with them this year.

 

 

Welcome back to the new school year, 2017-18!

 

We hope you have had a lovely summer and that your children are all refreshed and ready for the challenges and fun of the new academic year!

 

In the next few days, we shall be adding lots of extra information to this class page about routines, timings and expectations for your child in their new class, as well as lots of curricular information also.

 

Please keep checking back regularly for updates and as ever, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to find your child's teachers at the start or end of day.

 

Let's make this the best year ever!

 

6/9/17

Working hard already...refreshing our maths skills!

Secret Mission!

Children need to learn the routine to this for our secret mission! We are practicing in school but if you could squeeze in any extra practices at home that would be great!

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Pharrell Williams - HAPPY - Flashmob Tournai - chorégraphie: Héléna Bouras @ Move Dance Studio

Apprenez la chorégraphie de la Flashmob et rendez-vous le vendredi 9 mai 2014 à 18h sur la Grand' Place de Tournai pour la danser tous ensemble lors de la première "afterwork shopping" du centre-ville! Cours de danse à Tournai (Belgium) - Move Dance Studio: Hip Hop, Breakdance, Ragga, Street Jazz, Salsatón, Reggaetón, Tsifteteli, Stretching, Barre au Sol...

Outdoor learning session 3 started with our activate week 1 mile run this week. Children and staff ran, jogged or walked 6 laps of the playground with some even completing extra laps at their own choice. They did a fantastic job and particular hats off to those children who did it in wellies!

Outdoor learning is here!

Today saw the start of our outdoor learning projects. The year group are split into 5 different groups where they will each take part in a variety of English, maths, STEM, art and Forest Schools activities. The children had a great time learning in a different way, showing us what they know and really thinking outside the box. A great start that even the weather couldn't dampen!

Koalas Homework 19/5/17

 

Homework 19/5/17

Spellings – We are always looking for new ways to help learn our spellings. Can you invent a game or challenge that will help your classmates to learn their weekly spellings?

Due Tuesday 22nd May

 

Topic – To learn about one of the Greek Gods answering questions such as: Who were they? What did they do? What did they look like?

Due Thursday 24th May

 

Spellings list

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weight

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girl's

babies'

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suspects'

teachers'

 

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Spellings – spellings sheets have gone home this week. Please can all definitions be completed to bring back to school on Tuesday 2nd May (Monday is a bank holiday).

 

Topic – Research the Parthenon and present a picture, drawing, painting, model of it with the information (choice dependent on how much time and/or resources you have at home). This is not due until Friday 5th May.

 

Most importantly, have a fantastic bank holiday weekend! See you all on Tuesday.

 

Miss Alcorn

Koala class - New Bug Club Books!

 

After a technical hitch when allocating books I  have finally managed to fix it and you have now got a lovely selection of books to read on bug club. Apologies it is late into the half term but when technology strikes!

 

Enjoy :-)

 

Miss Alcorn x

English Spelling Tests

 

Every Friday during their English lessons, Year 4 children will be having a spelling test. For the majority of pupils, they will consist of 10-12 words. If your child is to learn something different then we will give them their own unique set of words to learn for their test.

 

 

Week beginning 6/2/2017

This weeks words for Lawrence, Cresswell, Sillitoe, South America and Africa groups are:

1. mysterious

2. precious

3. religious

4. spacious

5. studious

6. victorious

7. courteous

8. courageous

9. gorgeous

10. hideous

 

 

Week beginning 6/2/2017

This weeks words for Meadows, North America and Europe are:

1. mysterious

2. precious

3. religious

4. gorgeous

5. hideous

 

The Vikings are here!!!

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Welcome back to a new half term! We hope you had a great Christmas break and are ready and rearing to go for the Spring term ahead. It's an exciting time with The Vikings being our topic for the next 5 weeks, the letter and mind map will follow shortly.

 

Miss Alcorn and Mr Palmer

Maths Groups Times Tables Test

Every Friday our Maths groups will have a times tables test. Mr Palmer's will be tested on 2 times tables each week whilst Miss Alcorn's group will be tested on 1 times table.

On Monday they will be issued their new times tables.

On Friday they will have their test.

If anyone doesn't get ALL 24 questions in Mr Palmer's test and ALL 12 in Miss Alcorn's test correct then they will have the weekend to learn the answers they need to succeed before being retested on Monday morning during our Maths lesson Mental and Oral Starter.

Then we begin all over again.

​The children in Year 4 need to know all of their times tables by the end of Year 4 up to 12x12.

​I hope you can help them succeed.

Mr P and Miss A

 

This week's times tables are the 3's and 6's for Mr Palmers group and the 3's for Miss Alcorn's.

 

Hit the Button game

 

 

Week beginning 21/11/2016. These posters will help learn the 3 and 6 times tables

English Spelling Tests

 

Every Friday during their English lessons, Year 4 children will be having a spelling test. For the majority of pupils, they will consist of 10-12 words. If your child is to learn something different then we will give them their own unique set of words to learn for their test.

 

 

Week beginning 5/12/2016

This weeks words for Lawrence, Cresswell, Sillitoe, South America and Africa groups are:

1. therefore

2. though

3. although

4. thought 

5. thoughtfulness

6. through

7. throughout

8. various

9. variety

10. weight

 

 

Week beginning 5/12/2016

This weeks words for Meadows, North America and Europe are:

1. though

2. although

3. thought 

4. thoughtfulness

5. through

6. throughout

Miss Alcorn's class LRRH Story map

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Little Red Riding Hood The Wolf's Story by Holly and Billy

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Little Red Riding Hood The Wolf's Story by Lucy and Owen P

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Little Red Riding Hood The Wolf's Story by Chioma

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Little Red Riding Hood The Wolf's Story by Theo (part 2)

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Little Red Riding Hood - The wolf's story by Theo (Part 1)

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Little Red Riding Hood - Leiland, Kieran, Abdullah, Declan, Emily and Ashton

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Next week we will be looking at this video in class as part of our Wild West English work. If anyone would like to take a sneak peek, here it is!

Stage Coach Robbery

We get robbed at gunpoint at Columbia State Historic Park in California.

We were blown away by the pieces of work that came in from this week's homework, an absolutely fantastic effort! See if you can spot yours!
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Autumn 1 Topic letter and mind map

Welcome back to the new school year!

 

We shall be shortly updating this page with all the information that you will need in the year ahead!

Year 4 Poetry Showcase Extravaganza!!

What an excellent afternoon of poems and play scripts. The children were all fantastic and thoroughly enjoyed celebrating their work with you all. Here's some snippets for you to enjoy again at home.

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Sherwood Arts Week.

 

On Friday 24th June we attended the Sherwood Arts Week celebrations and took a trip up to Sherwood Methodist Church, St Johns Church and Forest Recreation Ground. The children had a great time and were thrilled to see Mr Barbers work exhibited at the exhibition. They were also invited to place a piece in the quiet garden mosaic and then headed down to Forest Recreation to create some of their own masterpieces. Overall a fantastic day!

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Year 4's first ever homework debate session

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Showing our patriotism during England Vs Wales

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Dear Parent/Carers,                                                                                                                     

 

Welcome back to Summer 2. We hope you had a well earned rest over half term. We have another very busy last half term ahead but an exciting one all the same.

 

Topic

 

Our topic for this half term is based on the book 'The Rules of Summer' by Shaun Tan. Using this as our key text, our English work will focus two areas, poetry and play scripts. We will be writing a series of poems, including a good range of poetic features and then using our poems to help create a series of short sketches about rules we should follow in school. We will be writing the play scripts for each of our sketches. Our topic work will focus on this text too and will see us creating illustrations using different mediums to accompany our poems. We will also be looking at why churches are important to Christians in RE and Electricity in Science.

 

PE Kits

 

We expect our children to bring in their PE kits on a Monday and leave them in school for the remainder of the week. Year 4 will have PE on Wednesdays during this half term where we will be learning about invasion games, focusing on refining our skills for team games. PE is as much a part of the curriculum as Maths or English so it is vital that all children have the expected kit to fully participate in the PE lesson. There are still some children who do not bring in their PE kits during the school week.

 

And Finally!

 

If you ever want to volunteer to help on any trips or listen to readers in school then please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

We would like to wish you and your child all the best for the coming term!

 

Best wishes,

 

Mr Palmer and Miss Alcorn

Summer 2 Mind Map

Summer 2016

Egg-cellent homework!

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Following the extreme events in our wildlife area we decided to look at our own weather reports. We have completed some written work and even performed our own weather forecasts. We hope you enjoy watching!

Extreme weather hits John Clifford!

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Cloudy with a chance of meatballs comes to John Clifford! Extreme weather hit the wildlife area over the weekend. For reasons still unknown, spaghetti fell from the sky with snowballs of popcorn and pourings of peas added to the mix. Orange juice drizzled down and prawn crackers tornadoed into trees. Chaos ensued and the children loved it!

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Over the weekend, the eggs hatched! We were greeted by chaos in the library on Monday morning with books that had been set on fire, torn paper, over-turned chairs and footprints all over the shelves and windows. Sky news had even reported a similar event at another school in West Sussex! There were lots of confused faces around John Clifford this morning and the children were desperate to write about the adventure to report in the events at their school over a seemingly quiet weekend. Their successes will follow this report shortly!
The letter recommended that the children keep a close eye on the nest. As a result, the children kept careful watch throughout the day and noted the varying changes in its movement and what appeared to be a very small crack starting to appear in a couple of the eggs.

We had to call the RSPB to come and check it out but they could not identify the nest, referring to it as an unknown creature.

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We have been looking at the book How to train your dragon by Cressida Cowell and writing our own sections of the story. Here are some examples.

 

This term we have been looking at the Vikings. Here is some of our work.
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