All Saints CEVA
Primary School & Nursery


Year 4 Reading Corner

Introducing the Year 4 Reading Corner. This is an area where the children can select books to read in school. There are many different and interesting books which allow the children to discover and further their knowledge. It is also an area which has our Achievement table. It is a place for two children who have showed Mrs B that they can work really hard, have produced amazing work which maybe is beyond their expectations or possibly children that show exceptional manners and a great attitude to learning are able to sit there for two days. They are rewarded with a certificate, a key ring and are displayed in our book, as well as outside on our display board to celebrate their achievements.

You will see a world map too. Here we add notes to show where in the world something has been mentioned in a story or a lesson.

Bishop of Norwich Pilgrimage

On Wednesday 15th July the Bishop of Norwich passed by our school as he walked a pilgrimage route from Norwich to Walsingham. He stopped off at many churches to pray for people who have been affected by recent times.

Mr V (Rev Varnon) had contacted Bishop Graham to see if he would be able to stop and talk with our two year 6 bubbles. The Bishop was very happy to do so. He came accompanied by Mr V and Rev Robin from Great Ryburgh.

Bishop Graham answered questions and also prayed for the staff and children at our school. With the Bishop the children and staff said The Lord’s Prayer.

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.

The Blue Cross

Today the children have had an excellent presentation from Erin of The Blue Cross. She came in to talk to the whole school about safety around dogs. This is very relevant to us all because of the extreme cases in the news where we hear of dogs being afraid and attacking people.

The children learnt about how to approach dogs, checking with the owner and the dog if it is ok to touch them . They recommend the three C’s approach.

Check: ask the owner if the dog is ok to touch.

Call: pat your knees to see if the dog will come over.

Count: pat or stroke three times and then stop to check the dog is happy.

The children will be bringing home a leaflet in the next day or two explaining all about dog safety, please ask them to talk with you about what they have learnt.

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.