Our Roman soldiers have been out practicing their marching, shield wall and “turtle” defense.
Some people say that Allerton CE Primary School is built on or near the site of an old Roman camp. Some people claim to have heard the sound of marching Roman soldiers in the middle of the night. Today, the site was revisited by Roman soldiers, druids and Iceni warriors and could be seen through the autumn mists and rain.
Our plans for shields were put into practice on Monday when we worked with Matthew. He showed us how to transform a sheet of foamboard into a tough defensive weapon by using pieces of paper tape, glue and water. Daisy worked with great care and will have no worries about whether her shield will stand up to an attack.
We have been dividing (and conquering) in all our maths lessons this week. Many children have found this topic a lot less scary than it used to be due to the improvement in their knowledge of times tables. Aaron really pleased us by tackling his work with no problem and by showing confidence in his ability to succeed. Hard work is paying off.
Next week we will find out if the children have been successful in the job applications for work in Ancient Rome. The whole class put massive effort into this task in which they has to make notes, write, edit and redraft their reasons as to why they would be the perfect match for the Empire’s employment opportunities.
The concept of incarnation has been our RE focus. We have talked about interesting ideas and discussed complex concepts, which are at the centre of Christian belief.The responses of the children prove that they are capable of considering and contemplating some very deep questions. Adrika’s contributions to conversations, her answers to some very big questions and her written work really impressed us.
Gledia did a fabulous job today when she pretended to be Miss Mason for Takeover Day. The classroom atmosphere was the same as ever: beautifully calm but also busy and productive. Thank you Gledia for being a fantastic pupil and also a fantastic teacher too.
Please click on the link to see the homework for this week.
+ a Sumdog competition.
Sumdog Superstars are Faheem and Annie for the amount of time that they have put in and for the number of correct answers. Lexia Legends are Zain with 53 units and Davina who earned 38 units.
Learners of the Week
Tyreece was virtually giving off sparks today when he told us about what he knew about electricity, and he wrote his job application with great care and independence. His behaviour is always excellent. Tyreece has also achieved his Lexia targets for every week that he has been in Y4. Well done and congratulations to Tyreece. We are immensely proud of you.
Out of all the pupils at ACE, Aayah is probably the one who smiles the most. She probably also receives more smiles than anyone in school. Aayah is considerate, kind and she always has a positive attitude, which is incredibly contagious. She gives maximum effort when working and shows us that every moment of every day should be appreciated. Thank you so much Aayah.
Have a great weekend.
Miss Mason Mr Moore
First of all, get well soon to Miss Mason! We miss you very much indeed.
Year 4 MM have tried really hard to keep moving forward and to continue the learning journey despite the unfortunate change to our usual routine. Miss Mason would be very proud of the resilience that has been evident in our class this week.
I know that Miss Mason would also be pleased to hear that our pupils are showing that they are full of kindness and cleverness. They were inspired by the animated story of Justino, a security guard working the night shift, who gets through the drudgery of his lonely job by coming up with different ways to make his co-workers smile. Ultimately, his kindness is rewarded as the ripple he has made comes back to him in a wave of appreciation and love. Sienna, Harvey and Leyana showed great empathy and also proved that they have brilliant visual literacy skills.
Y4 looked further into states of matter in our Science studies this week by examining how water can change from a solid to a liquid. The children carried out an experiment to see how quickly ice melts in cold water, warm water and in the surrounding air. Daisy, Alana, Annie and Edward are just some of the many children who worked carefully and recorded their observations thoroughly and precisely. On Monday we’ll melt a bit more ice and see if we can make a cloud from the water droplets.
The children have been learning about what it was like to be in a battle with the Romans. After watching a film clip (don’t worry, I faded out the scariest bits), the class wrote paragraphs to describe their victory. Their sentences were packed with adjectives and adverbs, which created a powerful description of the battle. Davina, Gledia, Alliyah all really impressed me, and Ethan showed that he could easily be mistaken for a Roman general. ‘Deadly and fearless, I led my troops into the raging battle’.
I don’t think that anyone has ever earned as many Lexia units in one week as Faheem. 43!!!!!! He’s not just a Lexia Legend; we need a new title for him. How about Lord of Lexia? Sumdog Superstars are Zain, Rewan and Annie for their accuracy and learning time.
I am really pleased for Harvey. He’s our Learner of the Week. Harvey has shown brilliant behaviour and excellent enthusiasm for education. He has been super keen to contribute and to do his best in every lesson. He is making the most of his opportunities, and one of my highlights of the week was when he asked me to write the details for a website so he could continue learning at home.
Homework for this week is attached below as a PDF.
Have a great weekend.