Autumn 2, Week 1.....
This week, the children have had lots of exciting events that they have really enjoyed. Firstly, it has been National Coding Week and the children have been learning about coding and its uses in everyday life. On Tuesday, Loudmouth Theatre group came to deliver an assembly and workshop for us all in Year 3 and 4 to discuss bullying and how it can effect us. We also had outdoor day on Thursday, we enjoyed being outdoors in the fresh air, doing science experiments and exploring the forest. Please see more pictures and information from these below this post!
Aside from this, we have started our new topic 'Listen Up!'. We introduced our new book 'The Firework Maker's Daughter', the children loved coming up with their own instructions on how to make a firework. I have been so impressed with all of their creativity and had a great time reading them. As well as this, we have been looking into COP26 and thinking of ways we can help save the planet.
We would like to wish 'Happy Diwali' to all of our friends and families celebrating it, and urge everyone to stay safe around fireworks this weekend. :)
On Thursday 4th November, we had our first outdoor day of the year. We had a fantastic day following instructions to build a rocket, going on a sound walk, retelling the story of 'Moses and the burning bush', coding and generally just exploring and being out in nature! Our main focus of the day was teamwork and working collaboratively through the activities. The children did a great job at working together and impressed us all with their problem solving skills after many failed attempts of making rockets. Read the description of some of the pictures for pupil voice and a greater explanation of what happened...
Coding week 2021
In school this week, we have been focusing on coding and its importance in our everyday lives. We kickstarted our week by learning to code our own names and decoding a secret message during our unplugged lesson. It was amazing to see how many different examples of technology that requires coding in our everyday lives! On our outdoor day, we got into partners and gave each other simple instructions (2 steps forward, 1/4 turn to the right) to navigate the forest which is full of obstacles. During our computing lesson, we did some programming and gave a coding website codes for Minecraft characters to follow. To end coding week, Mr Charlton came to talk to us about coding and consolidate how important coding is. By the end of the week, lots of children now want to go into a job with computer programming!
Loudmouth Theatre Group- Bully 4 U
On Tuesday 2nd November, the Loudmouth Theatre came into school, to do some work on Anti-Bullying. It was a great change to reinforce the messages we learn in school about what Bulling is (S.T.O.P-Several, Times, On, Purpose). We met the Beat Bullying Superhero’s who combat bad behaviour in others. Once we had watched the different dramas in the hall, we then split into smaller groups to do more discussion work. We had great fun, but also remembered what to do if we saw someone being bullied, if we had problems ourselves, and what we could do to get it stopped.
African Dance Workshop
To celebrate Black History Month, we were lucky enough to learn a dance to ‘Ah Zebenya’ from The Lion King and some classic African dance moves. We had a great time and we enjoyed embracing different cultures.
National Fitness Day
On Wednesday 22nd September, the whole school got together for the first time in almost 2 years! We had an amazing afternoon trying to improve our fitness levels when the whole school took part in an amazing Wakeup Shakeup with the teachers. Singing and dancing along to the Cartoonies. Ask us to show you our super dance skills.
Weekly update by… Jessica
Hello my name is Jess, today I’m going to tell you about what we have been doing this week. This we did some religious artwork and learned about Jacob’s dream, we got to use pastels. We also met as a whole school to do wake up, shake up for National Fitness Day. In science, we did properties of solids, liquids and gases, addition in maths and retold the story of Abraham and Isaac in RE. We did rugby in PE on Tuesday with Coach Colm and Dylan which was fun and netball yesterday. Yesterday we went around the school doing a task for Mrs Carry. Today we wrote a fact file about the author Michael Morpurgo.
See some of the pictures of our week below :)
Weekly update by… Aksh
Hello my name is Aksh and I’m here to tell you about our week. We walked to Mass on Wednesday for the first time this year, my favourite hymn was ‘Jesus you can use my hands’. We have also done gymnastics in PE where we have learned some jumps and rolls. Then we learned about a pop artist called Romero Britto, we are going to do some self portraits in his style next week. In English we read about the Birdman and discovered that he had been misunderstood by everyone on the Isles of Scilly and he was actually nice. I have attached some images so you can see some of what we have been up to!
Weekly update by.... Thea
Hello and welcome! This is my class 4AA and I am Thea. This week we have been doing some exciting activities. We made some rockets, which we wrote our aspirations on for Year 4. We also made some stars, we wrote what we need to have a growth mindset and how a person with a growth mindset would think. I wrote "You learn from your mistakes" on mine. We also drew a self portraits showing different emotions, it was really fun. We have started to read 'Why the Whales Came', I really like the Birdman and the book so far!
Have a great weekend :)
Meet our class!
Welcome to 4AA's class page!
Dear Year 4 children and parents,
My name is Miss Avery and this is my second year at St Edward's. After spending a year in Year 2, I now have the pleasure of working in Year 4 with Miss Dutton, Mrs Smith and Miss Atkins. Within school, I co-lead PE and the organisation of extra-curricular clubs. P.E and sport has always played a big role in my life so I am excited to be able to share that with the children. In the past, I have done swimming, gymnastics and dance as well as coaching football and achieving my black belt in karate.
Outside of school, I am a brownie leader and have done this for 12 years. As well as, this I played steel pans with Mr Phillips for 10 years (from when I was in Primary School myself).
I have been so impressed with all children so far! Despite having no transition days before the holidays due to self-isolation, they have come into Year 4 so settled and ready to learn. Our first topic 'Water, Water Everywhere' has proven to be very popular. So far the children have enjoyed learning about the Isles of Scilly through the book 'Why the Whales Came' and can't wait to start our Science unit. If you would like to see more of our Autumn term curriculum, you will find it below this post.
Our P.E. days are currently on Tuesdays and Thursdays and just like last year, children can come to school in their PE kit for the whole day. Please remember that no earrings should be worn during lessons and a white round neck t-shirt with the school badge and plain blue or black shorts/ tracksuit bottoms should be worn.
We have many ways to communicate here at school, but currently the most efficient way would be to email the email@example.com email address which I will be checking daily and will try to respond to you as quickly as I can.
I am so excited to get to know the children more, I have already seen lots wonderful personalities shining through! Please don't hesitate to contact me if there are any issues, I am here to help.