Monthly Archives: June, 2015

Our camping experience by Reuben and Luca 4P

On Friday 26th June 2015, year 4 went on a camping trip on the school field. At 3.15 the bell went. RING! We got out onto the field. Luca and I dove into our tent and did our best to tidy our tent. When Mr Austin came round for tent inspection, he said ours was the tidiest and we felt really excited that we got tidiness points! We got into our onesies and enjoyed toasted marshmallows around the campfire. YUM! After that, we played football, fishie fishie, and capture the flag. Our team kept on losing! For dinner we all ate fish and chips. We got into our tents at 9:30  after lots of fun ready to get a good  nights sleep! But did we…

We had a great time and we can’t wait until year 5 when we have runways end trip

By Reuben and Luca




Our big camping adventure is tomorrow and we just wanted to remind you of a few things.

Children can come into school tomorrow wearing their own clothes. Also, if you are bringing a tent please can you arrive at school to set up your tent between 8.00 and 9.00 am, if you are able to. On Saturday morning we ask that the children are collected by 9.00am promptly.

Please could children have the following:

  • Sleeping bag, pillow and blanket.
  • Roll mat.
  • Night clothes and spare jumper.
  • Wash kit.
  • Torch.
  • Cuddly toy.
  • Change of clothes for the morning (especially socks!)
  • A waterproof coat.
  • Wellies. (If the weather has been wet)
  • A book to read.

We look forward to our big camping trip tomorrow, hopefully the weather will be nice!

Thank You, The Year 4 Team.

Richard Hunt – What an inspiration!


On Tuesday of this week we were fortunate enough to have a man called Richard Hunt come in and talk to us. Richard came and talked to us about his life and experiences. He inspired us all, through the way that he overcame the loss of a limb and ended up skydiving, bungee jumping, sailing and even attempting to kayak around Britain.

Despite being unsuccessful in his first attempt, he has not given up and is now in training once more! You can get more information about his challenge here:

This would be a great opportunity for the children to link their home learning of ‘Failure is the best way to learn’ to finding more about his journey. As always Abacus and Mymaths have been updated- at the moment we are having a focus on the children learning their timestables.

Thank you,

Year 4 Team

Magical Maths with DC Beagle


This week we have had a visit from DC Beagle who put on an excellent Maths workshop for the children. He showed us lots of card tricks and gave the children lots of challenges to do. One challenge involved the children fitting all of the domino pieces into a puzzle. The children had great fun and thank you to all of the parents that were able to attend. The children loved having you there!

Below are some of the pictures, for those of you who were unable to attend:

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Abacus and My Maths have been updated so the children can get started with their home learning.   It has been great to see some new home learning already being brought in for our class display!

Year 4 team

Failing is the best way to learn!

Today we launched our new topic – Failure is the best way to learn!

The children have been researching lots of different inventions and foods that were created by mistake and understanding that making mistakes is how we learn. They have started to make a powerpoint displaying all of the inventions and at the end of the term would like to share these with you.

We hope this topic encourages the children to take more risks with their learning and see a challenge as a good thing, not a negative!

We have attached the home learning pyramid below to give the children ideas about what they could do at home to help their learning in school.

We look forward to sharing this home learning with the year.

Bloom’s HL – Failure is the best way to learn

Abacus, Mymaths and Bugclub have all been updated and we hope to see the children using these resources regularly.

Thank you

The year 4 team

Guitar Concert – 6th July

Dear Parents/Carers,

Year 4 Music Concert on Monday 6th July at 2.15pm

This term the children have been learning to play the guitar. They have been working hard with Mrs McKenzie, our music teacher from the Hampshire Music Service, to learn and develop new skills to a range of different songs.

Our summer music concert, to show what they children have learnt, will be held in the school hall on Monday the 6th July at 2.15pm. The concert will last approximately 25 minutes. We really hope you will be able to join us for this concert and celebrate with us the children’s successes in music this year.

Please note that parking will be unavailable on the school site.

We look forward to seeing you.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Plummer & Mr Austin

Music Workshop – 060715