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Weekly update 26.05.2020

Good morning 4S

I hope that you enjoyed your project work last week and that you are all feeling confident with your Spanish vocabulary and know more about the Spanish culture!

This week I have been journaling. I have really enjoyed writing my thoughts and feelings down each day. Why don’t you try journaling? All you need is some paper and a pen or pencil. You may even want to illustrate your journaling too! I am sure that in the future you will enjoy looking back at your writing and illustrations! I suppose it’s a bit like thought tracking except you are not writing about a character’s thoughts in a book but actually writing about your own.

The birds are still visiting my garden and the woodpecker has appeared quite a few times this week. Here is a picture of what he looks like! I can’t take my own photograph because he doesn’t stay for very long! https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/great-spotted-woodpecker/

How have you been keeping in touch with your family and friends? Obviously, it’s lovely to message or phone or even write a card or letter. Do you remember I wrote some cards to my family a few weeks ago? Our family have enjoyed doing family quizzes on Zoom. It was lovely to see all of my family and we had a few giggles at the same time. Do you know 4S it was my turn to prepare the quiz last week? I asked them lots of questions about the Romans and the Tudors and they didn’t know many of the answers! I bet you would be able to tell me the answers! Perhaps I’ll keep hold of the quiz for when we are all back in school!

I hope that you really enjoy your Geography project this week! I am excited to find out which UK holiday destinations you have chosen! I would probably choose Anglesey as I love walking my dogs on the beaches there!

Have a wonderful week 4S and remember that we are thinking of you every day and that we miss you all very much! We are so looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Stay safe and have fun!

Mrs Storer and Mrs Fahy

Weekly update 18.05.2020

Good morning 4S

I hope that you enjoyed your project work last week and that you are all feeling much fitter in your body and your mind! To keep fit this week, I have been walking my dogs early in the morning and you guessed it – practising yoga! This week, I have sent cards to three very special people in my family. I sat and wrote a special message to each of them telling them how much I was missing them and how I was looking forward to seeing them again! I posted the cards when I was out on my walk and then forgot about them until I received some phone calls after a few days. The three special people were very grateful and said that my card cheered them up! How lovely is that? I have to tell you that Mrs Dutton gave me the idea and I think it was a really good one! Why don’t you write a letter or make a card and send it to someone special? You never know you might cheer someone up!

Another thing that I have been noticing is the birds in my garden! We always have a lot of bird visitors but this week we have had some very special ones. I have spotted a great spotted woodpecker on the lawn tugging at a worm! This is the first time a woodpecker has ever visited our garden! A magpie came along and frightened it away! On the branch of an oak tree, I noticed an adult male bullfinch and sitting on top of an aerial there was a goldfinch! Follow the links and have a look at these birds.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/great-spotted-woodpecker/

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/magpie/

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/bullfinch/#

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/goldfinch/

What wildlife have you spotted when you have been out and about on your walks?

I have been in touch with Mrs Fahy again this week and she sends you her love! She has been busy reading and walking on her treadmill! She has also had her first Zoom meeting this week too!

I hope that you really enjoy your Spanish project this week! You all loved our Spanish lessons especially when we learned songs such as, ‘Cabeza, hombros, rodillas, pies’ J

Have a wonderful week 4S and remember that we are thinking of you every day and that we miss you all very much! We are so looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Stay safe and have fun!

Mrs Storer and Mrs Fahy

Weekly update 11.05.2020

Good morning 4S

I hope that you are all still working hard and making the most of your time at home. The weather has been so lovely this week so I have spent a lot of time in the garden with my dogs. I have been practising yoga, reading and cooking for my family too. Did any of you manage to try yoga with https://yogawithadriene.com/yoga-for-kids/ this week? If not, give it a try this week. It’s great to learn something new. During the week, I baked a banana loaf. I haven’t baked for years so it was fun to have a go. It actually tasted really nice and it was a good recipe to use up ripe bananas. Here is the link to the recipe I used https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/brilliant-banana-loaf 

Friday was VE day (Victory in Europe). I was wondering whether any of you saw any of the celebrations on television or whether you did anything special at home. We observed the two minutes silence and then at 9pm, our neighbours all met in the road to sing a song from 75 years ago called ‘We’ll Meet Again’ by Dame Vera Lynn. You can listen to it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oDDVI9WkFg&list=PL4li8zEMKysQL74C_jR2dI2qfan-h8Ply&index=316 The words of the song seem quite right for this time! If you would like to find out a little more about VE day, go to the Home Learning tab on our school website and check out History Storytime. There are lots of other history stories for you to listen to there too! 

On our Home Learning Tab, there are also some lovely prayers that you may want to say at this time e.g. prayers for hospital staff, prayers for people who are isolated. Say some of those prayers and then have a go at writing your own prayer for this time and decorate it! 

I have been in touch with Mrs Fahy this week and she sends you her love! She misses seeing you all and chatting with you! She hopes that you are all well and looks forward to the time when we can all be together again!

Keep on working hard on your project work, spelling and maths. I love seeing your answers on First News! I also love sending you messages and stickers for working so hard and giving you top tips on how to make your answers even better!

Have a wonderful week 4S and remember that I am thinking of you every day and that I miss you all very much! I am so looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Stay safe and have fun!

Mrs Storer and Mrs Fahy

 

04.05.2020 

Good morning 4S

I hope that you are all still working hard and making the most of your time at home. The weather has not been as sunny this week so I have spent a little more time in the house.

This week I have been practising yoga daily – I love yoga because it helps me to relax and feel calm. This is a teacher that I have been following for some of my yoga practice https://yogawithadriene.com/yoga-for-kids/ You should try it sometime! I wonder what you are all doing to stay relaxed and calm. Remember in class when we use ‘Calm Me’ in our Jigsaw lessons? That’s a good thing to try too!

As you all know, another favourite thing for me to do is to read! I have read a book this week all about a refugee boy called Ahmet. Do you remember when Anna Turnbull came into speak to us about refugees? This book is called ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ by Onjali Q. Rauf. It tells the story of how Ahmet joined a class and how he made friends. Some of you may read this in year 5 and year 6!

This week, I have been learning about food in Japan! Did you know that lots of Japanese people who live in Tokyo love eating KFC on Christmas Day? The Japanese people also love eating a food called ramen which is like a soup with noodles. This week I am going to try making my first ramen recipe! What are you going to do this week for the first time?

Have a beautiful week 4S and know that I am thinking of you every day and that I miss you all very much! I am so looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Stay safe and have fun!

Mrs Storer x

 Hi 4S,

Hope you are all doing well and staying safe.

I hope you are all enjoying the projects and doing your very best for everyone at home. I have been enjoying some lovely walks in the sunshine with my dogs, practising yoga and reading but I am missing you all very much.

I hope you have a lovely week and I can’t wait until we are all safe and together again.

Take care, be happy and helpful!

love from

Mrs Storer 

Remember to use your learning powers (resilience, resourcefulness, reflectiveness and reciprocity) to help you with your learning at this time.
 
 
 
 
Our Learning
 
This term in year 4 we will be learning all about the Tudors. We will be looking at how the Tudors came to be as well as examining their lifestyle and the important Tudors monarchs. We will also be hosting a traditional Tudor banquet for a very important visitor! Keep your eyes peeled on our twitter account for who this could be and for more photos of classroom learning throughout the term.
 
Our book we will be reading together this term will be The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. Our next class reader will be decided by the class so watch this space!
 
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