Super Speed Stacking!

This week the children were able to try speed stacking (or sport stacking). We think that many of you may have been asked to add a set of cups to a few Christmas present lists! So we thought you might like to see some photos of the children stacking.

Stacking is an individual and team sport that involves stacking 9 or 12 specially designed cups in sequences as quickly as possible. Sequences are usually pyramids and the stacking takes place against the clock. It was first played in the 1980’s and is very popular in countries such as America and South Korea.

Explanation Texts

This half term, the children have been learning all about explanation texts. They then researched an animal that is either extinct or may be in danger of becoming extinct, then after learning all about the features of this style of writing, wrote an explanation text of their own. Some children had time to type their work using the Chrome Books. We thought it would be lovely to share these with you.

Ancient Greek Workshop

Years 3 and 4 enjoyed a workshop about the Ancient Greeks yesterday. Children took part in a number of activities throughout the day. They started with re-creating battle formations and tactics, learnt about city-state management, wrote like a Greek scribe and finished the day playing Ancient Greek games.

All of the children said that they had a wonderful day and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Ancient Greeks!

Huge thanks to The Classical Association, who kindly gave us a grant to run this workshop.

Year 4 Real Gym Sessions

This term during our Real Gym sessions we have been concentrating on balance. The children have embraced every challenge and everyone managed to complete a ‘trickiest’ balance. We thought they were so amazing that we needed to share these with you.

Year 4 Homework – 6th March

Reading Homework: Children need to write three detailed comments about a book of their choice. One comment must include a comment about what a character is like and include evidence from the text to support your opinion.

Maths Homework – This week children have come home with an important document providing more information about the multiplication check in June. So that you can see what is expected of them, children have to complete at least 2 soundchecks on times table rockstars as this is based on how the multiplication test will run. Additionally, children will need to also complete at least 3 studio games.  

Year 4 Homework – 14th February

Reading Homework: Over the half term, please can you write at least 2 reading diary comments. One of your comments must include a new word you have found and its definition. 

Maths Homework – Please take time to go on Times Table Rockstars. The ten studio games we usually do at school will still be active for next week and it would be really beneficial to continue with our practise. 

Year 4 Homework – 31st January

Reading Homework: Please can you write at least 3 detailed comments in your reading diary. Please ensure you refer back to our class examples to ensure you are writing a comment of a high standard.  

Maths Homework: The maths task this week is based on a missing number problem on a times table grid.  

Year 4 Homework – 24th January

Reading Homework: Please can you write at least 3 detailed comments in your reading diary. At least one of these comments should be describing your main character and their personality.  

Maths Homework: This week’s maths homework is based on another method of multiplication we have learnt, expanded short multiplication.

Year 4 Homework – 17th January

Reading Homework: Please can you write at least 3 detailed comments in your reading diary. These could be about your favourite character or summarising what you have read. Remember to use evidence from the text.

Maths Homework: This week’s maths homework is based on a multiplication method we have learnt this week, grid method. Try and complete without a times table grid.