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Week beginning 19th November 2018

The countdown is on for most of us. Only 4 more weeks left, a little bit less if you count the early finish on the Friday before Christmas, but who's counting. Another jam packed week with lots of exciting things children will be learning. Our focus on Maths this week is measuring and estimating. On Monday, the children loved getting up out of their chairs and finding things to estimate and then measure. Everyone was involved and helping each other out. It was a great team effort. We will be continuing to measure throughout the week by looking at shapes and trying to work out their perimeter. 

In English, over the next few weeks, we will be focusing on Newspaper Reports. We will look at reading some as a class and looking at Newsround. This will gather all the content, so that by the end of the 3 weeks we will be able to write our own newspaper articles. 

Topic work this half term, has to be my favourite. We are continuing to look at the Plague and how it spread. Children have produced some really good homework along side this and I know that they all find this topic really interesting. 

Just a reminder again that P.E kits need to be in on Monday, for indoor P.E and Friday for outdoor P.E. 

Spellings need to be practised and homework is due in every Friday. 

Keep an eye out for all the interactive maths, grammar and spelling games I have put on the website, they are fantastic!


Week beginning 12th November 2018

What a fun week it has been in class 4C. There has been a lot of exciting things that have been going on and lots of hard work from the children. We have been keeping up with our Daily Mile run which the children love doing to try and record the greatest number of laps. Wednesday was a great success for Children in Need. Lots of money raised and the children loved seeing Pudsey, what a special day for everyone to dress up! Topic has been my favourite part of the week with looking at History regarding The Plague and The Great Fire of London. We had to organise events on a timeline working in groups, which the children loved.

In Maths this week we have been learning all about written multiplication and the chunking method. The children really got stuck into this and the work produced has been brilliant. 

In English, the children have been working on writing their own fairy tales using the plot of the Pied Piper. They have produced some fantastic work and I have really enjoyed reading them!

We are now into the second half term, how time has flown by!! Last Week, On Wednesday, it was the Halloween lunch and dress up day, children and staff made a great effort and there were some prizes for the best dressed and best decorated pumpkin. On Friday, we also had a non-uniform day to raise money for the Young Voices Choir Fund. This was a great success and the school managed to raise over £200. 

This week, we will start our new topic: The Great Plague! We will be looking at the different periods of British History and what they are called.  Hopefully, when we look at the Great Plague the children will be able to put it into its chronological context! As I mentioned last week, the homework for this half term is based around our topic and a new homework grid has gone into your child's homework book if it was in school! Please help your child to complete homework and if there are any questions about homework then please do not hesitate to ask. On Friday 9th November we will be having a World War I Day in school which is going to be a fantastic day to mark this very special occasion. Lots of fun activities will be going on. 


Just a reminder about learning times tables and spellings, which should be done alongside their homework.

Reading records should be signed every night to earn raffle tickets back at school for the prize draw on Friday. When your child reads to you, please make sure that you are asking them questions along side the book to check children's understanding and knowledge of the story. 

Finally, Indoor P.E is on Monday and Outdoor P.E is on Friday. This half term we are concentrating on Dance and Tennis. 


Watch this space for more updates and check out the links for various games to help your child with their timestables and spellings.