Friday 26th October

Hi everyone

VIII weeks of training have come to an end and Year IV have made a very good impression on their centurions. Our legionaries have learned an incredible amount about what it means to be a Roman and what is expected of them in the challenges and battles that are ahead of us.

Writing skills have been sharpened by learning about how to use fronted adverbials to start sentences.  The children also soaked up information about gladiators, chariot racing and amphitheatres during this task.

During our art lesson we planned how to protect ourselves by design distinctive Roman shields.  After sketching with pencil, the children then developed their work by using oil pastels. Next term their plans will be turned into life-size models. Hopefully they’ll be strong enough when tested.

Our class have quickly become experts in using iPads.  Their ability to use Google services and Apple apps goes beyond the level of many adults.  We are very pleased with how their knowledge has grown so quickly but what makes us most happy is how respectfully and thoughtfully our children are using their new skills.  Leyana’s comments and posts on Google Classroom have left a wonderful internet footprint and a smile upon our faces.  Her kind and positive contributions show us that the internet can be a better than we ever expected.

We are immensely lucky to have Davina and Aayah on our Y4 team!  Today they collected some great examples of our Values work and created a book to record our thoughts and responses to some very big questions.

Tyreece broke his Lexia Legend record by gaining 53 units this week and Miss Burrows was very impressed with how much effort he put into drawing his design for a Roman shield. The Sumdog times table competition was won by Faheem.  A strong challenge was made by Zain and Beltina but Faheem’s relentless approach brought him victory in the end.

As you can imagine, choosing a Learner of the Week has been really difficult.  We decided to look for someone who had given VIII weeks of non stop effort, determination and someone who’s attitude and behaviour is faultless.  We have chosen Alex.

Half term holiday homework

Today we school closed for the half term holidays but please remember that Google Classroom is always open. 365 and 24/7.  Please look out for new assignments and opportunities for extra learning.

Miss Mason and Mr Moore

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