Autumn 2017

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 been studying the books of Jeremy Strong in preparation for our very exciting visit to the Cheltenham Literature Festival next week, where we will be listening to him speak. 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.

 

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Welcome to Eagle Class

 

 

SUMMER 2017

 

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.

 

 

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 March 2017

 

 

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.

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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 !

 

    

 

 

 

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Spring 2017

 

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 !

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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We extended our knowledge of Road Safety after a very useful talk in class.

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

December 2016

 

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 !

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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 !

 

 

 

November 2016

 

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 .                                                                                                                                                                                                                    pan1 480x640    DSCN0798 - Copy 480x640  pan3 480x640

 

Litter Picking.

 

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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 !

 

 

 

 

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October  6th 2016

 

What a busy few weeks we've had! The children have settled into Year Four life and seem to be enjoying their new roles and responsibilities. We welcome Finlay and Teagan to the class who have quickly become part of the team!
 

 

The children all looked amazing on Roald Dahl Day! What a lot of effort!
We have been thoroughly enjoying looking at the works of Dahl and are busy producing our own books based on his work.
 

 

Our weekly cooking sessions have been linked to George's Marvellous Medicine and we have been busy making our own concoctions both in the garden and in the kitchen!
 
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We will be selling baked goodies every Tuesday from next week to raise money for our heated greenhouse.
 

 

We are enjoying our French lessons and are busy planning a French Cafe ready for Open Day.

 

 
Friday mornings we are at the ready for Rapid Maths , trying our hardest to complete the challenges facing us .
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We have been making different solutions by dissolving solids in water . Look we made still lemonade ,delicious !