All Saints CEVA
Primary School & Nursery

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

Father Michael visits Year 4

Year 4 welcomed Father Michael Cartwright to the class on Thursday. They had prepared many interesting questions to ask him. The questions ranged from asking which was his favourite hymn, had he got a favourite bible story to his favourite ice-cream flavour.

We found out that Father Mike had previously been a headteacher in Northamptonshire before deciding to become a priest. He was ordained in Peterborough Cathedral 36 years ago, however he admitted that Norwich Cathedral was perhaps his favourite one. We learnt that his favourite hymn is Angel Voices Ever Singing and he really likes the carol, The Calypso Carol.

We really enjoyed seeing him, he loves working with children and talking with them. Father Mike is the priest at Stibbard church as well as Foulsham Church.

Year 4 news 13/2/20

Year 4 are being kept busy. Last week we mummified tomatoes…. did they tell you about this? We are now patiently waiting until after half term to see the results of our efforts.

This week we are focusing on class reading, the children are reading in pairs, looking for words they may not understand and encouraging each other to sound out words they find initially difficult to read.

For half term please encourage your child to keep learning their tables and improve their response time to the questions. There has been a lot of improvement in class sessions, however I’d really appreciate you also encouraging about 10-30mins a day using the websites I suggested.

The main part of the half term homework is to relax, have some chill out time and do something different, go exploring, try new things and be ready to talk about them when we return on the 24th February.

Mrs B

 

 

Year 4 Discuss Brexit

Year 4 have been learning about the historical importance of today. They say….

“we should stay in the European Union because it will cost us a lot of money to travel now”

“It will change our lives after the 11 months transition.” “I feel we should stay because we will still be in Europe.”

We also had a minority who believe we should leave.

We have recorded this historic occasion in our memory books.

Year 4 Tuesday news 28/1/2020

Year 4 are now looking at adding two 4 digit numbers and remembering to transfer amounts over. They are having to remember to keep the place values in exactly the right column.

Today we looked at a times table website to help with their learning of tables. Please encourage your child to use these for no more than 20 mins at a time. Little and often will help with the learning and retention of the tables ready for the national test in a June and more importantly for life!

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

https://ttrockstars.com/

Have a look at these sites, the children have Rockstar logins.

It is spelling day tomorrow (Wednesday) I hope the children have been badgering you to help learn their words.

The children returned from swimming today full of what they had been doing, it’s great their water confidence is improving all the time.

Mrs B.

 

 

 

 

Holocaust Memorial Day

On Monday the KS2 children had a special assembly to understand Holocaust Memorial Day. They were amazing, they listened well and some children gave very thoughtful and factual contributions. We talked about the word DISCRIMINATION and how no one should ever experience this in their lives because of their race, religion or beliefs.

The whole school then made a flame, each child has contributed to this to remind us to remember the 6 million people who suffered in The Holocaust.

 

Year 4 Tuesday news

Year 4 are currently looking at Quadrilateral shapes, they know they are 4 sided shapes and are learning all the different names associated with them. Ask them to name them, describe their properties and even have a go at drawing them.

Our early morning soft start work is centred around SPaG (Spelling, punctuation and grammar) The children have a sentence and need to identify things like main clauses, subordinate clauses, nouns, adjectives, conjunctions etc. They are becoming more confident with it. Well done Year 4!

Year 4

For this week Year 4 have PE on Wednesday. Please ensure they have proper PE kit for outdoors and a warm jumper.

Next week, starting on January 14th (Tuesday) the children will be swimming. They will need a swimming hat.

Thank you.

Mrs B.

Christmas in Year 4

We are enjoying working on our knowledge pictures and folders showing what we have learnt this term whilst listening to Classic FM Christmas music. We have our advent wreath lit to remind us about thinking about Hope, Peace and Love at Christmas time.

Our advent calendar is reminding us of the story of Jesus.

All is well and peaceful in Year 4!

KS2 Production

Thank you to all our lovely family and friends who came to support our children this afternoon, it was a great success which saw the children speaking more confidently and showcasing their work.

Year 3 told us all about The Romans and their visit to The Tide and Time museum, Year 4 took rewrote the words to their song and created a conversation amongst themselves to rely their work this half term, Year 5 have completed some amazing art work on Van Gogh and finally Year 6 presented their work finishing off with Mr V’s singing group bravely singing so beautifully to us all.

Next half terms date should be published soon, we are looking forward to seeing you all again.

Meanwhile, don’t forget we welcome you into school for reading with your child every Thursday morning between 8.30 and 8.45am. It would be great to see more parents joining us.