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  • 24
    May

    Handwriting

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week we tried handwriting with a difference; we listened to a bit of classical music as a means for concentrating and letting the children do their absolute best at their handwriting. At first the children were a little unsettled by the scary man on the board - Shakespeare according to one of them - but after a minute or so they got really into it and managed some of their best handwriting!
  • 24
    May

    Julia Donaldson

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week in literacy we have been delving into the imaginative world of Julia Donaldson. We have been very lucky to have such a large collection of her books in school. We have read them, acted them out, pretended to be characters from them and just generally had fun. Julia Donaldson is an amazing author and it has been really lush watching them get their teeth into it and enjoying it too! Picture books just aren't for the tiddlies after all.
  • 24
    May

    Sports Day Practise

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Whilst the real event didn't actually take place Year Four managed to practise the different races that make up the content of sports day. We practised sprinting, running laps of the field, the bean-bag race and of course the good ol' sack race - which is definitely an upgrade from the sacks we had to use back in the day. Fingers crossed the sun is back on our side after the half term.
  • 23
    May

    Typical British Weather...

    Posted by Mr C Clarke
    Sadly we have made the decision to postpone Sports Day due to the poor weather forecast.
  • 22
    May

    A Right Royal Occasion

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Well I must say that everyone looked absolutely fantastic in their 'dress to impress' outfits. The girls all looked beautiful in their summery dresses and tiaras (for some) and the boys looked dapper in their shirts, waistcoats and ties. We all gathered in the school hall to watch the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We sang the National Anthem and then had a bit of a dance before going back to class and doing some royal activities.
  • 22
    May

    Royal Weddings throughout history

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    After break-time we went through some weddings from a few different Royal Family members. We tried to find some similarities and differences between them. We looked at King Henry VIII and his six marriages, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Lady Diana and Prince William and Kate Middleton. We noticed that many laws had changed such as female heirs now being allowed as next in line, we also noted that the Royals are more likely to marry for love now rather than being pre-arranged. The children were fascinated by the marriages and showed great knowledge of the Royals.
  • 22
    May

    Africa Artwork

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week in Art the children completed their terms work by looking into oil pastels. We have looked at loads of different mediums and it was really awesome to watch the children use the different techniques we have looked at and implement them so fantastically in their work. Along with the letters to Africa I thought it may be nice for the children to also send a piece of art. Through continuous provision the children are allowed to paint/draw what they feel like by exploring the mediums which I thought would be a great option for their artwork for Africa. The art produced was of an amazing quality - now it is time to wait for our response.
  • 19
    May

    Freddie's Birthday

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Yesterday was Freddie's birthday! I've heard that he has a very exciting party planned at none other than cattle country, so enjoy that! Fred was given the birthday hat to wear which lasted for a good 30 minutes or so.
  • 19
    May

    Letters to Kenya.

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Yesterday, we consolidated all of our learning on Kenya this week. We reviewed land-use and applied this to BPS and to Esiteti School in Kenya. We thought about letters and how we write them. Mine and Miss Franklin's literacy class have only recently reviewed these so knowledge was pretty fresh. We thought about what we would want to include in our letters and then we wrote a rough version which would be transferred onto a neat version later on. All of the children were incredibly enthusiastic and it was amazing to see them all apply themselves into these letters.
  • 19
    May

    Letters

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    When the children were happy with their letter and we had checked grammar, punctuation and spelling the children were tasked with writing up their letters in their best handwriting. All children were tasked with adding colour and decoration. They all turned out amazingly and I honestly cannot wait to receive letters back. I think the purpose of writing letters and learning all about Kenya will give a greater meaning when they actually receive one back. As I've said before, exciting times are ahead!