Malvern was great this year! We had a fantastic time.
A lot of us overcame our fear of heights and the dark. The Tunnel of Doom was probabaly the coldest and wettest out of all with freezing cold water and it was really dark too. The high bridges was the activity that made nearly everyone overcome their fear of heights.
Last week it was World Book Day and everyone came in as different characters from a traditional tale. We also brought in our favourite books and mixed in with the Yr 3s and read a few pages of the books. It was really fun to do that week while we had the snow here. There were a lot of the same characters in school and everyone looked amazing that day. All the teachers were very well dressed and some of the outfits were: A mouse, the three pigs and the evil stepsisters. We did a lot of fun work, even assembly was fun. All of the work was on World Book Day.
We are doing Rapid Maths with Mrs Taylor on a Monday Morning after break and there are lots of levels starting with Bronze, then Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Sapphire and Opal.They have loads of questions like: x5 x4 x6 x8 x9 and divisions too.
In our class recently we have been doing some gymnastics and have learnt so much over the last couple of weeks.
We have had a Malvern talk with an instructor called Katherine who is very nice and told us lots of interesting facts and what we should be excited about. She told us there are lots of fun and different activities to do while we're there for the three days and that there is a rota for us and it's a very busy week for all of us. We're all nervous to go next week but it will be really exciting and fun.
In our topic we are researching and finding out about the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Stone Age.We are having so much fun and are really excited for what is coming up. At the moment we are doing cave paintings. Daisy and Lydia have been hard at work creating amazing creations that are on display in the classroom.
This week we have been making a Year 4 and Year 3 story. We were put into groups, came up with openings and sent them around the room for other teams to add to them. They made amazing stories!
Cross country was a hit this year. We had an amazing time.Some of us got medals for coming first second and third. It was a long run but it was fun racing with the other schools. Our school got two medals in total it was so good. It was really muddy and tricky to run in. It was very slippy. This event took place at Alvechurch Middle School with three other schools.
In December we put on a FANTASTIC play of Jack and the Beanstalk. It was a hit,we sold lots of dvd to you lovely people. Everyone really enjoyed it, even the Reception children loved it too. The Year Four children thought it was the best as it was their last one at this school.
This week we had an amazing time with trompo champions and playing with them. As you may have already heard we were selling them and we sold quite a few of them and the children have been playing with them. They have done many competitions with the champions and have had a chance to win a very special one which was signed by the champions. They really enjoyed doing it with everyone
and it was really fun to do.
In November Contact the Elderly came to us for a visit for some afternoon tea, we had so much fun telling them all about our school and what we do as young students. Also people in Cooking Club made all the yummy treats. We made cake, shortbread, scones and cookies.
Our visit to the Cheltenham Literature Festival was fantastic! The
children were all so excited to see Jeremy Strong 'in person' and we were thrilled to listen to his talk about his journey as an author and to learn more about where he gets his ideas for his books from. We have written to Jeremy to thank him for his talk and to share our thoughts.
We had a fantastic time on our 'Mindfulness Day' at the end of last half term. The children learned so much about mindfulness techniques, tai chi, team work and healthy eating!
It's been a busy few weeks in Eagle Class! The children have all settled in brilliantly and have been working extremely hard.
We have written letters to him, re-written parts of our class book, 'Cartoon Kid Strikes Back' and have drawn some of the illustrations from his books. Photos of the trip to follow.
We have been fascinated by hurricanes recently and have been discovering lots of interesting facts and writing newspaper reports about them.
Huge congratulations and thanks to Olivia and Lydia who masterminded our 'Genes for Jeans' day and raised money for this important cause. Their assembly for the children was excellent and extremely informative.
Welcome to Eagle Class
What an amazing time the children all had in Malvern! They all excelled and proved to be outstanding ambassadors for our school. The children have certainly developed their team building skills and independence as a result of the trip. A huge thank you to Miss Davies and Mrs Bartlett for taking them.
We have been working hard on our space themed garden for the Malvern Garden Show. Our super greenhouse has been very well used! We are so proud to announce that the garden was commended! Well done to all the children, family members and staff who have worked so hard.
We are looking forward to the Shakespeare Inspire next week where we will be demonstrating some of the techniques we have recently used in our drama and writing work.
The children are busy planning their assembly for June 8th. We think you'll be entertained!
As the children now know their middle schools, we will begin to discuss transition after Half Term. We have a number of activities to prepare the children for this event. Many weeks still to go though!
We have been involved in lots of different challenges this half term , designing Viking boats, creating a tasty meal and mastering our skills at a local hockey tournament.
To finish off the term we had our science Easter Egg challenge which involved using a fresh egg,from the chickens, and working out a way to get the egg down to the ground in one piece , after it was thrown off the roof by Mrs. Taylor . We worked in pairs and many off us did manage to produce an unscrambled egg !
What a jam- packed half term we have had !
The children have all been working so hard and are certainly well used to the expectations of being a Year 4 pupil .
We had a fabulous trip to the Roald Dahl Museum where we were all excited to see Mr. Dahl's writing chair and learn lots about his life and the stories he wrote. Ask your children about the hole in his chair !
We have been focusing on debating amongst other things in our English lessons. The children have been coming up with some extremely thoughtful motions and have impressed us with their maturity, especially when being asked to consider an alternative point of view.
We have been busy planting and potting on in our fabulous new greenhouse. The plants are doing really well and we are all thinking hard about constructing the garden - see your child's half term homework.
Mrs. Taylor has been doing some inspiring science activities on the topic of Sound , including making a wire coathanger sound like a church bell !
We all enjoyed the visit from the poet Spoz who inspired us to produce some great poems based on British Values.
We extended our knowledge of Road Safety after a very useful talk in class.
Cooking Club is getting us excited about our culinary skills and Mrs. Sweeney is learning something new each week ! We hope you have enjoyed our tasty teas.
Now we have the exciting build up to Malvern , not long now until we shall all be there, don't forget to practise those bed making skills !
Hope you all had a great half term break and are ready for more exciting activities in the run up to Easter.
What a busy time we're having at the moment ! Our production rehearsals are in full swing and everyone is working hard to learn their lines and remember their stage directions. We can't wait to welcome you to the performances.
We have been working super hard on fractions and have moved on to decimals for fractions. We have been impressing Mrs.Sweeney with our knowledge !
In science we have loved exploring electrical circuits with Mrs. Taylor and are hoping to build our own lights with a switch after Christmas. Last week we explored conductors and insulators and managed to discover some interesting conductors on our clothes !
We recently had a Road Safety talk where we thought carefully about all aspects of road safety and went to look at our crossing outside school.
We have also been thinking of fund raising ideas for the heated greenhouse . We did receive some responses from our letters which we sent to Sajid Javid , requesting help with our fundraising . Fingers crossed !!
We have all been busy trying to earn ELF (everyone's looking for ...)
certificates and advent calendar treats. Look out Christmas we're nearly ready for you !
We have had a busy month in Eagle Class cooking, litter picking and last week we started rehearsing for the pantomine, Cinderella. The auditions took place after half term , we had a week to practise our masterpieces ! Miss Davies was spoilt for choice when it came to giving out the parts . We are now in the thick of rehearsals getting ready for the big show .
We have also been studying the planets in Science and taking a look into deeper space . We made solar systems on ticker tape which helped to show the relative size and distance between planets . Earth is so small !
October 6th 2016