Monthly Archives: July, 2021

Countdown to the Summer!

Hello everyone,

We hope you are keeping well and enjoying the sun.

This week in English, the children have been busy designing their own monsters. Here they explored lots of vibrant vocabulary and created expanded noun phrases to annotate their creatures. Next week, the children will be writing their own character description for their monster creations.

In Maths we have been putting their problem solving skills to the test. Using dip and pick problems, the children used their fractions, place value knowledge, multiplication and division skills. Next week, to finish the year Koalas and Kangaroos will look at roman numerals, rounding and place value.

A few polite reminders,

  • There will be no homework for the last week of school. However if they would like to complete any home learning, please use Times Table Rockstars and practise their Year3-4 spellings from this year.
  • Friday 23rd July 2021 is the last day of term! Please send your child in with a plastic carrier bag so they are able to bring most of their book homes. Also note that Year 4 will be finishing at 1.40pm, collection as normal.

As this is our last blog post of the year we would  like to thank you for all of your support and to the children for their amazing hard work. They will continue to thrive in year 5, and we will truly miss them.


We hope you all have an amazing summer holiday filled with sun and laughter!

With every best wish,

Miss Jackson-Nash , Miss Honeywell and Mrs Cairns

Big Summer Blowout!

Hello everyone,

We hope you are keeping well and not too miserable about the weather.

It has been another busy week in year 4! To start with, the Big Summer Blow Out was a huge success. All evening, the children were giggling, smiling and enjoying the outdoors whilst putting their team building skills , sportsmanship, and creativity to the test. The children all had a go at team building games, which required them to use their communication and team skills. This was really put to the test when they had to create the strongest egg structure that had to withstand Miss Jackson-Nash dropping their eggs from a height! The children then went hunting for minibeasts and much to Mrs Wibberly’s delight the children managed to  capture an Ear Wig, centipede, lots of spiders and even a bumble bee (no minibeasts were harmed and all were released) . Mr Crozier and Mr Cunningham became competitive coaches when watching the children play dodgeball. Mrs Pearson and Miss Honeywell inspired the children to create beautiful art work using natural resources just like Andy Goldsworthy!

At the end of the night, the children settled down with toasted marshmallows to create smores and listened to ‘The Last Viking’  read by Mr Cunningham. It was such a perfect evening that the children truly deserved as they have all worked so hard. They were all beautifully behaved and very grateful they could spend the evening with their friends and teachers having fun!

A few polite reminders for next week –

  • Well done for all of those children who handed in their Reading Passports. The winning class will be announced next week!
  • Please ensure children are completing your spelling and vocabulary homework which is due Thursday 15th July 2021.
  • Please send your child in their correct PE kits on Thursday 15th July 2021 for their CM sports session.

We hope you have a lovely weekend, and who knows it may be coming home!

Miss Jackson-Nash, Miss Honeywell and Mrs Cairns

School Carnival and Y4 Mass

Hello everyone,

We hope that you are all well and keeping safe. The children are very excited to attend their ‘Big Summer Blowout’ on the school field tomorrow evening. Please ensure your child arrives in school uniform tomorrow morning and that they bring a bag of their clothing, a jumper, suncream, hat, etc in a carrier bag with them.

It has been a busy week in Year 4! On Tuesday 29th July 2021, the children celebrated the feast day of St. Peter and we studied the apostleship of St. Peter and St. Paul and learnt how they had served Church and fulfilled God’s Mission on Earth. On Monday, we spent some time in class researching St. Paul and the impact he made, through Bible scriptures and online fact files. After, the children then made a ‘pile of rocks’ for St. Peter to represent and illustrate key facts about his life and works. Father Jeremy was very impressed by this offetory we had made for our Mass in the unity building!

We also had lots of fun clebrating our school carnival, joining in a whol school parade where we presented information we have been learning about Australia. The children made creatures from each of the biomes and regions, before presenting a range of interesting facts for the ‘famous faces of Australia’ they had researched in class. Year Four had so much fun and they enjoyed all of the preparation for this special event. Thank you to all families and friends who supported the children with their costumes and pool floaties!

In English, the children have continued their hard work on planning their letter to Greta Thunberg to promote her key message and encourage her to continue fighting against climate change, deforestation, plastics in the sea and Global Warming. We look forward to sending them in the post to see if we get a response! In Maths, we have been learning about fractions and how to calculate non-unit fractions of an amount (e.g. 3/5 or 6/9). The children have used lots of multiplication and division facts in order to solve these tricky problems. Next week, we shall explore ‘top heavy’ and mixed fractions.

We hope you all have a pleasant weekend,

With best wishes,

Miss Honeywell, Miss Jackson-Nash and Mrs Cairns