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Year 4 – Bonsai & Poplar

It's the summer term already! The time is zooming by with such a fantastic team of learners!

A new term and lots of new learning to take place :)

 

This half term our topic is 'Invaders and Settlers' therefore we will be learning all about The Vikings, The Romans and The Anglo Saxons. We're very much looking forward to our Partake re-enactment day of The Vikings which will take place on 16th May. Just a little reminder of our reading challenges, one of these could be for the children to further their  knowledge of Invaders & Settlers by carrying out some of their own research at home and sharing this with the team at school!  We've been proud to see how much time many of the children are spending on IXL- keep up the great work and effort!

Watch this space for updates and photos! :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viking Day - May 2017

 

 

An update on our 'Junior Chocolate Apprentice!'

The delicious final outcomes...

 

Our themed days and learning as part of

our 'Near and Far topic...

As our Spring topic was 'Near and Far' and in particular learning all about India, we have enjoyed many experiences such as Indian cooking with Aliyah's Mum, an active and relaxing yoga workshop with Finley's Mum, Mendhi art work with Aliyyah's Mum, a visit from Evie's Grandad to learn all about his journey to England from India and not to forget a visit from Action Aid to learn about the small rural village of Chembakolli.

 

Thank you to all of the parents who offered their time, effort and help- we all loved the special themed days! Below are a few snapshots of the memories

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Welcome to Bonsai and Poplar!

 

 

 

Happy New Year!

 

We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed the break. We are already in the flow of the new year and the children are excited to be learning all about our new topic 'Near and Fair' with a particular focus on India.

 

 

We are feeling extremely positive that this term will be fun filled with new learning and achievements for all!

 

We will keep you posted on our teams updates in their learning and achievements via this page and Facebook.

      

       Mrs Garrett & Miss Thornhill

 

  

 

Year Four's Reading challenge

 

Read for the stars

 

As an incentive for reading at home, we have introduced a class reading chart called 'Read for the stars'.

Every week we will count how many times your child has read at home (diary must be signed by an adult).We will do this every week throughout half term.

The children will be in charged of moving their spaceship through the planets in the solar system. Their ultimate target is to reach the stars.

 

How can you help your child?

 

1. Encourage your child to read at home at least 5 times a week- read for enjoyment (favourite books, library book, comic, e-book etc).

2. Sign their diaries and make comments about their enjoyment, engagement, progress etc

 

We hope the children enjoy this challenge and most importantly their reading

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An extract of Ava's writing:

Sneaking silently through the emerald green depths of Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood slipped his shimmering, turquoise dress on and smoothed the creases down. Energetically, he ran as swift and quiet as an owl while clipping on his oversized golden plated earrings.  Although he looked like a male fox wearing a dress (and his bright orange, bushy tail was sprouting out of his costume!) he was determined no-one would spot him through his clever ladies disguise.

 

Grinning from ear to ear, Robin cleverly spotted Prince John's carriage and stopped infront of the purple, velvet curtains which were swishing gently in the light breeze.

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Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice?

Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 1 Chocolate tasting...mmmm
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 2 The taste test..
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 3 We didn't all enjoy the dark chocolate!
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 4 Thumbs up
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 5 Designing our own chocolate bars...
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 6
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 7 When Thorntons came to visit...
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 8 The piping challenge!
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 9 We made our own chocolate plaques.
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 10 How many people to make a chocolate bar?
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 11 Learning about how Thorntons advertise.
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 12 Rational and emotional advertising
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 13 Rational and emotional advertising
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 14
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 15
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 16
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 17
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 18
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 19 The piping challenge
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 20
Have we got what it takes to be a junior apprentice? 21

Our trip to Sherwood Forest

 

A few highlights from our Goose Fair hot dog day!

A few highlights from our Goose Fair hot dog day! 1 We loved making our own hot dogs and eating them!
A few highlights from our Goose Fair hot dog day! 2 Yummy!
A few highlights from our Goose Fair hot dog day! 3 Photo booth
A few highlights from our Goose Fair hot dog day! 4 Spin the wheel
A few highlights from our Goose Fair hot dog day! 5 Tin can alley
A few highlights from our Goose Fair hot dog day! 6 Hook a duck
A few highlights from our Goose Fair hot dog day! 7 Strike a pose!
A few highlights from our Goose Fair hot dog day! 8
A few highlights from our Goose Fair hot dog day! 9 Splat the duck
A few highlights from our Goose Fair hot dog day! 10 Our fun using the ipads to take selfies!
A few highlights from our Goose Fair hot dog day! 11

Our learning journey so far in Literacy... We've been studying Robin Hood the film and the text (we've not finished it yet so keep the story a secret for now!) We learnt about the different features used by writers and film makers. Now we are in the process of retelling the events whilst also describing the character for our readers. As we've been so impressed with the quality of our writing, we've got a competition for the best/most improved 3 to go on our class page...watch this space!

Our learning journey so far in Literacy...  We've been studying Robin Hood the film and the text (we've not finished it yet so keep the story a secret for now!) We learnt about the different features used by writers and film makers. Now we are in the process of retelling the events whilst also describing the character for our readers. As we've been so impressed with the quality of our writing, we've got a competition for the best/most improved 3 to go on our class page...watch this space! 1 1) We watched Robin Hood and read the text.
Our learning journey so far in Literacy...  We've been studying Robin Hood the film and the text (we've not finished it yet so keep the story a secret for now!) We learnt about the different features used by writers and film makers. Now we are in the process of retelling the events whilst also describing the character for our readers. As we've been so impressed with the quality of our writing, we've got a competition for the best/most improved 3 to go on our class page...watch this space! 2 2) We made comparisons of the features.
Our learning journey so far in Literacy...  We've been studying Robin Hood the film and the text (we've not finished it yet so keep the story a secret for now!) We learnt about the different features used by writers and film makers. Now we are in the process of retelling the events whilst also describing the character for our readers. As we've been so impressed with the quality of our writing, we've got a competition for the best/most improved 3 to go on our class page...watch this space! 3 3) We chose a character & created our word banks.

Our fantastic writing outcomes. We produced some really interesting and descriptive outcomes across Y4. In Bonsai, Ava was awarded star writer for her final outcome- well done!

Our fantastic writing outcomes. We produced some really interesting and descriptive outcomes across Y4. In Bonsai, Ava was awarded star writer for her final outcome- well done! 1
Our fantastic writing outcomes. We produced some really interesting and descriptive outcomes across Y4. In Bonsai, Ava was awarded star writer for her final outcome- well done! 2
Our fantastic writing outcomes. We produced some really interesting and descriptive outcomes across Y4. In Bonsai, Ava was awarded star writer for her final outcome- well done! 3

Here are our values trees in Bonsai and Poplar. As a team, we try really hard to show our values in everything we do!

Here are our values trees in Bonsai and Poplar. As a team, we try really hard to show our values in everything we do! 1
Here are our values trees in Bonsai and Poplar. As a team, we try really hard to show our values in everything we do! 2

Take a look at our behaviour policy in Y4 which works alongside our school behaviour policy.

Welcome to Parkdale Primary School, Summer Term 2017... .

Attendance

This week:

  • KS1 Lottery Winner -
  • Caitlyn - R Holly (10/07/17) -
  • KS2 Lottery Winner - Jackson - 3 Rowan (10/07/17)

Previous week:

  • Key Stage One - 97.7% (-0.2)
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  • Key Stage Two - 95.2% (-2.2)

Overall: 97.1% Year To Date

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