Class Blog for Year 45

WEEK BEGINNING 18TH OCTOBER 2021 

HARVEST FESTIVAL IS ON THE WAY!
We will be at the Church on Tuesday thinking about the importance of Harvest and how we can help others in need.
We have had another very busy week in 4/5NP and the children have been working really hard.
In R.E lessons, we have been learning about Christian worship and the significance of the Lord`s Prayer.
We continued to work on clay brooches and turned our incredible designs into clay models and ink press prints. These are presently sitting alongside the dragon`s eyes and will be fired soon.
In the Games lesson, the children played some handball matches, whilst in Science, they learned more about the Sun and Moon and the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The most northerly city is in Norway, apparently, and we think that the people there may have been lucky enough to see the Northern Lights many times.
In Maths lessons, we started a new unit on Addition and Subtraction. We will be learning the formal column methods, but will continue to focus on Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract.
For English, we are working on Instruction Text and we have been having a go at giving VERBAL instructions. It is much harder than you think. The children did really well.
We are all looking forward to a break at half term.
REMINDERS
* P.E kit required on Mondays and Fridays and other days for those doing "sporty" clubs.
* Spellings are sent home on a Monday and there is a test every Friday.
* Children know which individual x table to learn each week and they are tested on a Friday. The expectation is for all children to do their best to know them all randomly and quickly.
* Read every day, please and be responsible and fill in your reading record or ask to change your book, please.
* PARENT CONSULTATIONS WITH MRS N AND MISS P ARE ON MONDAY 18TH OCTOBER. (If you cannot make it then, please get in touch to arrange your ten minute appointment for another time.)

HAVE A SUPER HALF TERM! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR KINDNESS AND SUPPORT.

 


WHAT A CREATIVE CLASS! 

THIS WEEK`S BLOG HAS BEEN WRITTEN BY Oscar P and Arthur

This week, we have been learning about the fourth version of Beowulf which has a dragon in it, so we have been making dragon eyes out of clay.
In singing and music lessons, we are learning Harvest songs with Mr W. We have also been learning the violin with Mrs B.
In our Games lesson, we learned how to do handball with Mr J and we also played a few games like knocking down cones with balls.
Our maths this week has focused on negative numbers and we thought about why we learn about them.
In English, we completed, edited and evaluated our myths and legends and they are truly amazing. Our teachers are very impressed with us.
In DT/History, we looked at Viking brooch designs and we are going to make press prints and clay models of our own designs.

REMINDERS:
* Spelling tests and tables tests on Fridays.
* Please read every day and fill in your reading record.
* Work on "Deepening Understanding" at home if you wish to do a little extra.
* Please remember to return your science space dome slips. (Thank you for contributions - it is much appreciated.)
* Please bring coats to school.

 


WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! 

This week in year 4/5NP: by Clara and Maizie.

In English lessons we have been starting to write our own Myths/Legends inspired by the epic poem, Beowulf. The whole class have created some amazing heroes, monsters and quests with a twist.

In maths, we have been learning about rounding and how to work out where to round a number and whether to round it up or down.

On Tuesday we voted for team captains and School leaders. We watched over twenty videos of very brave children giving their passionate speeches. It was very hard to choose who to vote for – they are all worthy of the job.

In P.E. we did circuits and a lot of exercise with Mr Jones. The weather was awful so we had to go in the hall, but it was still fun. In our Learning Adventure, we learned about Viking and Saxon warriors and thought about whether the “Berserkers” were effective in battle or more of a hindrance.

Our Class Values Champion is Emma Radacanu, but each week, we are choosing our own champions through Pupils of the Week or by putting an individual`s name on the door. This week, Frida was our class champion. Well done for all pupils receiving a certificate in assembly.

REMINDERS: • Please bring P.E. kit on Mondays and Fridays and for your clubs (if required). • Read.as often as you can • Learn your spellings. • Learn your times tables so that you know them all quickly and randomly.
Also, remember to use your "Deepening Understanding" maths login if you want an extra bit of practice or challenge.

WELL DONE EVERYONE FOR A GREAT WEEK!

 


Keep Dodging! 

WEEK BEGINNING 20TH SEPTEMBER 2021
This week`s Blog has been written by Ethan and Lizzie in 4/5NP.
Thank you to them.
In maths lessons, we have been learning to round numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. We have been learning about number through Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract methods. You can try out assignments linked to this work on "Deepening Understanding" using the login Mrs N gave to you last week.
We had a great game of dodge ball during our P.E. lesson with Mr Jones!
In English, we have been doing myths and legends and heard the epic Saxon story of Beowulf. We also enjoyed King Arthur and The Mermaid of Zennor.
In history learning adventure lessons, we have been looking at the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons and we enjoyed watched a very interesting Viking DVD.
For R.E. we learned lots of facts about the Bible and in French, we practised asking “Ca va?” (How are you?) We are very good at counting to 20!
This week, we launched our times tables challenge and we are all working hard on our target table. We are trying hard to know them all off by heart.
Our violin lessons continued this week: we learned how to hold and use the bow.
Our classroom is nicely decorated with the planets in our solar system. Can you remember the order?

REMINDERS:
* Learn x tables ready to be tested on Fridays.
* Learn spellings ready to be tested on Fridays.
* Please read every day.
* There are assignments set each week in maths on "Deepening Understanding." The children have a login and can do these at home if they wish to.
* P.E. kits are to be in school for Mondays and Wednesdays.
* Parent Consultation Day for 4/5NP will be on MONDAY 18TH OCTOBER. Please sign up for a slot.

 


AMAZING PLANET EARTH... 

WEEK BEGINNING 13TH SEPTEMBER
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO YEAR 4 PARENTS AND CHILDREN FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO BIKEABILITY: You have been amazing!
Bikeability ran very smoothly thanks to the hard work of all adults and children involved.
We have had another good week and are starting to get into a good routine.
The children produced some lovely art work linked to the theme of "Earth and Space." They used a variety of artistic techniques, including layering. 
In the Learning Adventure, we have been building up our knowledge of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and we have created some really good questions. We will be trying to answer these questions in the next few weeks.
Mr J began our Games lessons this week and the class will continue to do Fit Friday activities on Fridays with Mrs N.
On Wednesday, we started our violin lessons. The children did really well and learned how to pluck strings and keep to a beat. Music lessons continue on Thursdays, so the children are having a very musically creative term!
In PSHE, we have been thinking about setting our own goals for the year ahead.
In English lessons, we are focusing on "Myths and Legends." We have been hearing a variety of these types of stories and the children have learned about the differences between them.
In French lessons, we practised counting to 20 and in R.E. we started a unit looking at the theme of God. We had a very mature and fascinating discussion.
REMINDERS:
* Please make sure that P.E kit is in school ready for the P.E lessons on Mondays and Fridays.
* Each week the children will receive a list of spellings ready to learn for a test on Fridays.
* The children will be given a target x table to learn. It is very important that they work on these regularly.
* The children need to read as often as possible at home, fill in their reading record and make sure that their record is at school every day.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
4/5NP Team.





 


AAAAHHHH! The Vikings are here! 

Welcome to a new class, a new term and a new school year!
It has been a great start. The children have settled in well and we have already learnt some facts about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and we have launched into our first unit in maths on place value.
Our Science topic this term is "Earth and Space" and in PSHE, we will be looking at our school values.
The class will be having amazing music and singing lessons with Mr Warwick (the Year 5s already know him) and on Wednesdays, we will be having (as a whole class) violin lessons with Mrs Bartholomew. If you live nearby, you may want to put some cotton wool in your ears for the first few Wednesdays, but hopefully, we will make good progress and learn some new skills.
In English lessons, we will be focusing on "Myths and Legends" and this will link strongly to our history topic on the Vikings and Saxons.
The children should be able to tell you where the Vikings and Saxons came from and when they settled in Britain.
YEAR 4s: Next week, you will have BIKEABILITY lessons on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. We apologise for the short notice and hope that you will be able to get sorted with a bike by then. We also need the consent forms back by Monday. Any problems, please see Miss P. The consent form and checklist are attached.
REMINDERS: 
* P.E/Games lessons on Mondays and Fridays. P,E. kit is to be brought in to school and you change into kit at school. Please make sure you wear the correct kit as outlined by the school. (red or white t-shirts, black shorts or skorts, which are skirts/shorts combined). Many thanks for your co-operation with this.
* Homework is * Reading * Learning weekly spelling list which will given out on a Monday * X Tables - all children to try to learn all x tables up to 12x12 by May.

THANK YOU FOR A GREAT START TO THE TERM! We have a lovely class and we are looking forward, excitedly to the rest of the year. We welcome Mrs H- our new and very creative TA for 4/5. Please come to say hello to us if you get the chance.
4/5NP Team (Miss P, Mrs N and Mrs H)



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