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Term 5 Week 4
A huge well done this week to Harry who has shown true perseverance in both his maths and English work.
Well done to year 4 for their indubitable determination with Buster’s Book Club.
Many children are showing a growing interest with this, which is distinctly represented by the high percentage of class reading in regards to the quantity and the numbers taking part.
A big congratulations to Chestnut this week for winning the Buster’s Book Club trophy in KS2.
Reading Plus is going from strength to strength with most children continually improving their reading scores every week. A huge thank you to all parents help with their children’s home involvement with this and may it continue.
Though many are participating regularly at home, there is still a need for many to do this. I cannot emphasise the importance in which this will have on children’s overall reading, especially towards areas such as comprehension.
Year 4 can now boast a Rock Legend, four Rock Stars, a multitude of Headliners and lots of Support acts.
This is truly amazing, though this could be even better if we are ensuring that the children are regularly accessing TTRS at home as well as in school.
Well done to both Birch and Chestnut in regards to the attainment of fountain pens. There are now 12 children who possess them and more are working hard with this aim in mind.
Welcome to Birch & Chestnut.
Well done to year 4 this term for their continued determination in regards to Busters Book Club. The children have developed a keen enthusiasm for reading which is evident by the amount of times y4 have recently won the trophy. Lets keep it going everyone!
Year 4 Star of the Week goes to Morgan from Birch class, for her continued dedication to learning.
Reading Plus is carried out by children every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and also set for homework throughout the week. Though many are participating regularly at home, there is still a need for many to do this. I cannot emphasise the importance in which this will have on children’s overall reading, especially towards areas such as comprehension, so if we could all make a concerted effort to ensure this is done, it will undoubtedly pay dividends in the end.
Class Dojo is a method we use to communicate to parents about issues affecting Year 4. This can be accessed via a mobile phone or internet enabled device.
Times Table Rock Stars is becoming increasingly popular and is clearly benefiting all participants. Lets not leave it at this though, an extra effort, will clearly be beneficial to all.
Well done to everyone who took part in TTRS Battle of the Bands. It was between different houses this week and was a closely run battle.
Busters book club is as popular with the children as ever. Both year 4 classes are doing very well indeed. Birch managed to scoop the trophy this week with an exceptional turnout of minutes read.
Well done to Angel Paige today for receiving the Star of the Week Certificate.
Times Table Rock Stars is becoming increasingly popular and is noticeably benefiting all those who participate. Lets not leave it at this though, an extra push and we will undoubtedly reap the rewards.
Well done to Chestnut class for giving Nicholas Bear a home for the week. Keep up the good work.
A final well done to Jessica in Chestnut class on receiving a fountain pen. This is because her handwriting is of an exceptional standard.
Busters book club is going from strength to strength and the majority of children are now participating (even enjoying) reading. Well done to Birch for winning the Busters Book Club readers of the week.
Reading plus is dramatically increasing in popularity among the children and is definitely having a positive impact on their overall learning. Some children are actually asking if they can spend time at lunch continuing with their learning.
Congratulations to Max Lindsey this week for Star of the Week!
Times Table Rock Stars is slowly increasing in usage, but there is still room for even more effort! Come on year 4, we can do this!
ClassDojo is proving a real success among the children!
Times Tables Rock Stars are noticeably helping the children with their times tables in school, but a further push would undoubtedly help even more! If we could all make a concerted effort with this, it would be much appreciated.
We began Reading Plus this week. Reading Plus is an interactive programme which enables children to strengthen reading skills by answering comprehension questions to a selected text of their choosing. This will prove a welcome supplement to the reading already being done and is proving effective from the start. Children can login at home via the link below.
Once at the site, you will need to type the site code:
Then the username: their name (lower case) followed by 1st initial of surname.
Maddison Rixson – Chestnut
Year Four have continued their work on friendship by thinking of ways of filling someone else’s bucket.
Let’s all be bucket fillers!!!!!!
St Nicholas Bear spent the week with Birch class after they had been working hard last week.
The children have been given a sheet on using apostrophe’s in writing.
Have a great weekend!!!!
Archie Dell – Birch
Its been a great week with a focus on anti-bullying. The children showed that we are all different on Tuesday by wearing odd socks to school.
A maths task has been sent home with the children today.
Please make sure the children return their purple folders on Wednesday.
Faye Walters – Chestnut
Thank you for your support for the non-uniform day today. An update of the amount raised will follow soon.
Tuesday – Odd sock day
Friday – Non-school uniform for Children in Need
Alliteration worksheet has been given to the children.
Max Covington – Birch
Great attitude to learning and beautiful handwriting
Homework has been assigned this week on Mathletics. There are four tasks to complete on Place Value, involving more than and less than.
Year 4 have reviewed their topic of Fashion and shared their hard work and creations with a catwalk display during today’s celebration assembly.
Boogie Bounce was great fun for all the children. It certainly took some energy to keep bouncing for 20
We have reached the end of the first Term. It has been a busy term.
The children have completed their tie dye t-shirts yesterday and today. The results will be posted after the break when they have all dried.
Watch this space!
Piper Carden – Chestnut
Have a great week off and stay safe.