Friday 8th May 2015.
What a week we've had in Assisi class this week! It may have only been 4 days long, but crikey, we've packed a lot in! It was our West African Drumming day on Thursday, when the whole school was filled with the sounds of our African rhythms. Our time with Steve Rivers from Unbeatable Energy was fantastic! We leaned new skills and techniques for playing the Djembe drums (slap, tone and bass) and worked hard all day to put together an amazing, high-energy performance for our parents and friends in school. Thanks to everyone who came to see our assembly and well done to all of you for taking part so enthusiastically! (Check out our pictures and video clips below!)
Congratulations go to all of you for your hard work; especially Freya Attenborough who kept her rhythm throughout the day and those children who 'seized the moment' and got up for a dance!
Will Burbidge was crowned our Star Writer today for his detailed and well-organised thank you letter to Steve Rivers. Well done Will, you obviously really enjoyed the day!
Dylan received the MMS award for his enthusiasm and accurate work this week. Keep it up Dylan!
Euan, as always has been his extremely helpful self all week and can seem to spot jobs that need doing way before the teachers do! For this reason he was awarded the Courtesy award. What wold we do without you Euan?
Have a great weekend everyone and don't forget your ideas for our Pentecost poems for MONDAY!
Here's hoping the sun shines!
Mrs Kelly. :)
Friday 6th February 2015
We've had another busy week this week in Assisi class. Our Literacy and Topic have been linked this week as we've been planning what will go into our information texts. We've been note making and researching all about the Romans using our prior knowledge, books, videos and ICT. We are ready to start putting this altogether in our final information text on Monday! In big writing we wrote some spooky ghost stories!! Well done everybody, I was terrified after reading all your great work. In DT we planned our moving monsters, ready to make the final product next week. In Science, we had our final lesson on electricity and learnt all about conductors and insulators. Now we are all ready to impress on the class trip on Monday with all our great knowledge about electricity and learn even more facts!
Well done to this week's award winners. Freddie was our star writer for his informative explanation text about Angry Birds - well done Freddie! Euan won the courtesy award for his polite manners and friendly attitude - you are a true gentleman, well done Euan! Freya A and Carmen won our good work award for their excellent partner work in ICT, helping one another find research and learning off each other, well done girls!
Our homework this week is comprehension reading. Please see me if you would like a spare sheet.
Have a nice weekend everybody. See you all on Monday.
Friday 16th January 2015
We've had a fun filled second week back after the Christmas holidays! I was very impressed reading your big writing this week and enjoyed reading all about your dream jobs! It's nice to see you're all very ambitious year 4, we have some future teachers, dance teachers, air hostesses, scuba diver instructors, pilots, Disneyworld princesses, artists, scientists, bio chemists and many more!
In Literacy, we have continued our work on adverts. This week we explored the techniques used by both TV adverts and radio adverts, leading up to performing our own TV adverts in groups - please see pictures below. In our topic work we made our own mosaics, just like the Romans did. In Science, we enjoyed exploring making circuits to produce electricity. In Computing, we planned our stories for our animation which we will begin making next week on the program 'Scratch.' In DT, we looked at how air pressure can make things move and work in preparation to make our moving monsters.
Congratulations to all our award winners this week. Mollie H, you won the good work award for your detailed PowerPoint all about the Romans - well done you.Dylan, you won the courtesy award for always being your polite, friendly and smiley self - well done! Arran, you won the star writer award for retelling your very creative dream! Isabelle, you won the Headteacher's award for impressing so many teacher's around the school this week with your positive attitude, well done! Emily, you won the Maths Make Sense award from your maths teacher, well done!
Homework this week is advert hunting:
Assissi Homework 16th January 2015
We have had a great week looking at advertisements and how they are used to persuade you to buy a Cadburys cream egg and pester you parents to take you to Alton Towers.
Your assignment for the weekend is to be is our advert secret agents and spot all the adverts you can on TV, billboards and radio etc.
* Write down a list of all the places you see or hear adverts (There will be a prize for the strangest place!)
* What advert did you remember the most and why? Think about all the features we have been discussing all week.
Happy advert hunting and have a great weekend.
See you Monday
Miss Blackburn & Miss Evans
Please find attached the Spring class newsletter below informing you further of the topics we will be covering this term.
Have a nice weekend everybody.
See you all on Monday.
Friday 9th January 2015
We've enjoyed our first week back after the Christmas holidays as we started lots of new and exciting topics. In Literacy we are learning all about persuasive texts so this week we have been looking at adverts and learning about the techniques they use to try and persuade us! In ICT we have been learning about animations so we enjoyed evaluating different animations. In Science we are learning all about electricity. Our topic this term is all about the Romans and we have found out lots of interesting facts already! Our big writing this week was all about dreams and I enjoyed reading about all your wonderful and creative dreams. We also went up to church for mass on Friday.
Our homework this week is all about our favourite animation, please find this attached below.
I hope you all had a good first week back!
Have a good weekend and I'll see you all on Monday.
Wednesday 7th January 2015
Talk homework for this week:
Sometimes we have dreams that are very exciting and seem extremely real. So, this week in big writing we are writing a diary entry retelling a dream we have had. (The dream can be a dream you had before or a made up dream). Remember your favourite dream and talk to an adult about:
What happened in your dream?
Who was in your dream?
Did you wake up before the end or do you know how it ended? If you woke up before the end can you invent an ending?
Friday 19th December
We've had a very busy week this week in the lead up to Christmas! As mentioned in the previous post we had our special assembly on Monday morning. Congratulations to Isaac for winning the courtesy award - you are always polite, smiley and a delight to have in year 4. Well done to Will Brown, you won the good work award for your expert knowledge in ICT. You impressed both myself and the class with your knowledge on apps and software. Well done to our star writer Simon for winning our star writer award this week - your answers about how Santa delivers presents were very creative.
We have had a very festive week this week. On Tuesday we had our class party and we all enjoyed our feast of goodies and party games. On Wednesday we tucked into our Christmas lunch which we all enjoyed! On Friday we impressed Santa with our version of 'Santa Clause is Coming to Town' which we enjoyed practising and adding actions to this week. We also completed our explanation texts on how Santa delivers all the presents in time for Christmas day. I was very impressed with all your work as there were lots of creative explanations - well done everybody! As promised Mr Harrison choose one that caught his eye. Although he found this extremely difficult he choose Arran for his creative explanation and consideration to include features from the success criteria - well done Arran!
Our topic next term is the Romans! Your homework for over the Christmas holidays leads into this topic:
Our topic next term is the Romans. What can you find out about them using the internet and books? Can you find the answers to these 5 questions?
You can produce your findings however you like: in your homework book, on a PowerPoint, a poster.
I hope you all enjoyed this week as much as I have! And I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas bags as much as I did preparing them. Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year everybody. See you all in January.
Friday 12th December
We've had another fun week this week in the lead up to Christmas! In Literacy we have been building up to write an explanation text on how Santa delivers all the presents by Christmas morning. Everybody has had so many creative and imaginative ideas and I cannot wait to read your explanation texts on Monday! On Friday we wrote stories on what happened when Santa got stuck up the chimney! Once again, I was extremely impressed with all your imaginative ideas they made some really great stories!
Thank you to all parents who came to the Christmas fair on Friday, we all had a lovely time looking around all the stalls. This meant that we could not have our special assembly on Friday so instead we shall have this on Monday morning and this weeks award winners will be revealed then.
Homework this week had a festive feel to it as next week is our last week before Christmas:
As next week is our final week before we break up for Christmas the homework is very festive! You have a choice of one of the options below. (You can do more than one if you wish!)
1. Make a decoration for our class Christmas tree. It can be absolutely anything you like as long as it can hang from our branches
2. Make a snowflake to put on our window. This can be made out of anything you like!
3. Design a new outfit for Santa and label what you have designed for him.
4. Write a Christmas poem/song. You can perform it to the class next week if you are feeling brave!
Enjoy completing your Christmas homework!
Have a nice weekend everybody and I'll see you all on Monday!
Wednesday 10th December
This week we have been preparing to write an explanation text on how Santa delivers all the presents by Christmas morning. I was very impressed with the ideas you came up with! Explain to an adult how Santa delivers all the presents by Christmas morning using all your imaginative ideas!
This is for our explanation texts we will write on Monday. I can't wait to read all your amazing ideas!
Friday 5th December
We've had another fun week in the run up to Christmas. We have enjoyed opening our advent bags and completing our Assisi acts of advent kindness. We had a great day on Friday doing lots of Christmas crafts, making crowns, gift bags, stained glass baubles, cakes and cards.
A special well done this week to our award winners. Molly T won the courtesy award for her outstanding behaviour. Carmen won our good work award for trying extremely hard in all subjects, especially ICT and Science this week answering lots of questions. Well done Maya for winning our star writer for your interesting and informative newspaper article. Congratulations to Callum for winning an award for a maths makes Sense award - you have really impressed your teacher this week!
Well done to you all you have all worked very hard this week it makes it very tricky for me to pick our award winners.
Homework this week is to produce a shape poem in the shape of a Christmas tree - I look forward to seeing them. Also, don't forget our class discussion Monday all about advent.
Happy weekend to you all
Wednesday 3rd December
We have been doing work this week to celebrate the beginning of Advent. Talk to an adult about;
What the Advent wreath symbolises and why its so special to Christians?
How many candles are there on the wreath and what they symbolise?
As there is no big writing this week due to Christmas craft day, we will be having a class discussion about this on Monday to share what we have found out about Advent.
Friday 28th November 2014