Hi Year 4
The week started with a visit from the Blah Blah Blah theatre company. They performed tales from the Arabian Nights and then helped us to create and act out our own magical tales. Thank you Megan, Ismail, Rose and Jack M for showing such enthusiasm and having such good ideas. Ben, Stella, Nishta and Alex produced excellent play scripts, which included clear stage directions and quality vocabulary for the narrator, actors and actresses.
Our grammar lesson was all about idiom. After initially hitting a brick wall, they eventually twigged, cottoned on and in the end found it right up their street. Hopefully the next time I ask someone to pull their socks up they won’t actually pull their socks up.
Invertebrate or vertebrate has been one of our areas of investigation in Science this week. We have been particularly impressed by the abilities of octopi to escape through small spaces., and it gave us a chance to talk again about our favourite invertebrate: the blobfish.
We also designed composite animals today. Imagine building an animal from left over parts and you’ve got the idea. So a kangaroo tail, an elephant body, butterfly wings and a pelican head would make a pelphantbutteroo. We thought about how their animals were suited to their environments and how their adaptations would help the creatures to survive. Next week we will explore this idea a bit further.
Our whole school value for the past fortnight has been ‘humility’. I asked my class to write down who they felt displayed this quality the most. The answers humbled me. My children are so wise; they are wonderful judges of character. Jack H, Nishta, Aleah, Zain, Ayush, Alex, Amir, Cian, Toby, Simrath, Ben should know that their classmates recognise and appreciate them very, very much. Stella put it like this, “I think that Aleah is the person who shows this value the most because she always puts other people first and herself last. She always cares for her friends”. I have another 27 beautiful quotes that I could share.
My class had an opportunity to demonstrate more of their special qualities today. Miss Judge visited us to see how we were getting on. The children worked on a task that required them to show leadership, teamwork, and, of course they demonstrated incredible Computing skills. They really are a very special group of children and I think Miss Judge is already looking forward to teaching them in Year 6.
Thank you so much to Nishta’s mum, Subhaan’s mum and Mrs Bentley who helped us with our Curry Café at the Summer Fair today. After a disastrous attempt using the pizza oven, we used a hotplate this morning to make chapattis for our stall. Cash is still being counted but it looks like we have a profit of around £22. We charged 50p so how many curries and chapattis did we sell?
Learners of the Week are Jack H, Nishta and Zain. It’s the first time that I have selected three children but after reading what the rest of the class had to say about them I had no choice. They constantly show that they want to learn, they never boast about their successes and their kindness towards others is unlimited.
Next Friday is Transition Day. We’ll be with our new classes. No one in my class should have any worries. They are certain to make a good impression on their new teacher.
Be good, be safe and be here on Monday. I want that 100% attendance cup back in our hands.