PE Update for w/c 19th April

We hope you are having a lovely Easter break!

We have been informed of some exciting changes to our PE lessons for next term!

Coaches from Sheffield United will be teaching PE to year 4 on Friday afternoons.

This means our PE day will move from Monday to Friday. The children will therefore need to come to school in their PE kits on Fridays instead of Mondays from next week onwards.

We hope the children will enjoy their new PE sessions with the coaches.

Apologies for the short notice.

Thank you.

Happy Easter

We have had another busy week in school this week.

We have spent time learning about Living God’s Way in RE and learning about Holy Week and the Triduum. We have spent time making prayers, pictures and displays to represent the Stations of the Cross and enjoyed our Lenten walk across school reflecting at each station.

Thank you to the children for working so hard this term. They are all superstars!! We are very proud of their efforts. Thank you to the parents and carers for being so supportive during this time.

We hope you have a safe, happy and restful Easter.

Take care and God bless from the Year 4 team.

24 Hour Read


Please see message below from Mrs Pearson that was sent out via email last week. We will send out additional A3 sheets if needed. We would love to see what the children are reading! Thank you.

As part of our Reading for Pleasure project, we would like all children to take part in a ’24 Hour Read.’ This is an activity for children to do at home where they create a collage or picture to record what they have read over a 24 hour period, both at home and school. They will then bring it back to school to share.
This is not a test! No judgements will be made! The purpose of the activity is to help teachers to get to know more about the children as readers. It is also to encourage children to see themselves as readers, even if they don’t choose to read books. Reading on screens, reading comics, reading whilst gaming, reading instructions, reading street signs, texting, reading food packets, are all examples of a range of valuable reading experiences.
Children will be given a sheet of A3 paper to complete the activity at home. Please return them to the class teacher by Wednesday 31st March so that we can look at them together.

The Good Shepherd Appeal

The Good Shepherd Appeal is a vital local charity for families in need in our diocese. Year 4 are asking for your support please!

Year 4 will be doing a sponsored run/walk around the field on Wednesday 31st March. They would love it if you could sponsor them!

We are focusing on team work in year 4 at the moment, therefore we are going to count the laps as a team and will help each other to see how many we can do together as one team.

All donations can be made via Parent Pay. Please support if you can!

Many thanks from the year 4 team.

(To add, the children are welcome to wear trainers on Wednesday! Thank you.)

Year 4 Update

We have had a very busy week!! It has been a bit different this week as the children have been doing some assessments in maths, spelling, grammar and reading. This has been to help us identify areas that we need to focus on in our planning and help us see how we can tailor support to the children going forward. The children have all tried so hard and we are really proud of them all.

In RE, we have been continuing to learn about Lent and the opportunity to grow spiritually. We have also started to learn about the Stations of the Cross, which we will continue to learn about in Holy Week next week.

In science, Miss Wathall introduced our new topic on sound. The children enjoyed playing the listening game! We are excited to learn more!

I was very proud of the children for winning the “Golden Broom” award this week for having the tidiest cloakroom. Thank you Mr Elliot and well done year 4!!!

Year 4 were also awarded “lunch time superstars” for eating their lunch so sensibly and respectfully. Thank you!! Keep it up year 4!!

We are focusing on team work and kindness in the classroom and in the playground and we have been thinking about how we can all work together to help each other as a team. We made posters about how to help a friend if they are feeling sad, worried or upset. Miss Wathall and I are really looking for children who stand out by showing team work, and who are thinking of others, and who are always following our school rules of being ready, safe and respectful.

After a very busy week, we all had a little treat from Miss Wathall at the end of the day (even me!) Thank you Miss Wathall, we enjoyed it very much!

Have a safe, happy and restful weekend.

Best wishes,

Mrs Bruce

Spellings Update

Please can the children bring in their yellow spellings books on Friday. We will not be changing the spellings this week and will continue to focus on the spellings below. They are also on the homework page for info.

irrelevant irregular irresistible irresponsible impractical immature imperfect disconnect disappear dismiss Word of the Week: certain

Thank you for your support.

Best wishes,

Mrs Bruce

Swimming info for Monday 29th March

The children are going swimming again on Monday and will need to be in school for 8.30am as normal. Thank you. This will be their last session. The swim school have asked if the children can all bring shorts and t-shirts to wear in the pool. This is in addition to their usual swim wear. They have advised me that the children will be learning about water safety.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Bruce