This is a test survey for Mr Moore. Hopefully when you vote you will see the results.
Happy New Year everyone! It’s good to be back.
We asked the children what they had enjoyed about this week. Beltina was excited about using SketchIO to paint online. Alex has found Bill’s New Frock (our class novel) very entertaining, and Demi Leigh has been fascinated by the science of sound and by the shape of animals’ ears. Gledia said that she enjoyed Mr Spink’s lesson about bottled water because it helped her to learn how to help take care of our planet. Rewan’s favourite lesson was when he learned how to sign his name using British sign language. Leyana’s highlight of the week was learning to use Google Sheets to play bingo, and Harvey and Aayah really enjoyed making a PicCollage to explain what they are thankful for. We are thankful for a really lovely class.
Our favourite moment of the week is when we agreed that Aaron should be Learner of the Week. He has made an exceptional start to 2019. He is full of enthusiasm for learning and this has helped him to make excellent progress in maths lessons and in particular with instant recall of multiplication facts. We have also been really pleased with Harvey’s progress on Symphony Maths. He has earned 1073 points and has completed 657 tasks since he started using the program. Yunus and Faheem are the Sumdog Superstars, and Tyreece and Gledia are the Lexia Legends for this week. Zain will need a special prize for getting to the end of level 18. This rarely happens in Year 4.
Please let us know if you would like a printed copy of this week’s homework.
Have a great weekend.
Miss Mason Mr Moore
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