Sunday 19th June
We have been on a fantastic literary journey this week with Shakespeare and pirates! The children have enjoyed insulting each other using Shakespearean language! Next week we'll be starting on our pirate stories ARRRR!!
More pen licenses have been achieved - well done to Nikki, Daisy and Phoebe. You have showed amazing resilience working towards it all year. I'm so proud of you.
Tomorrow is our school trip but it looks set to so please make sure you bring a waterproof coat and bag. If you're bag isn't waterproof just line it with a carrier bag in case of leaks! I'm sure we will still all enjoy our day!
See you all tomorrow
Don't forget tomorrow is Pirate day! Please come dressed either in casual or pirate attire me hearties!
Sunday 12th June 2016
So we kicked off our week choosing our teams for the Euro. Friday night's match was close with France winning. Followed by a fantastic win by Wales (first of it's kind in 58 years!) and then a rather disappointing draw for England and Russia. Some of you might need to get cracking on your presentations ready for when you're out!
We started looking at Romeo and Juliet on Friday with year 5 and unpicked some of the language. Some fantastic team working and role play class 4 - well done!
We all had a fantastic surprise on Friday during assembly - the BB cup!!! Wow class 4 I'm so impressed. I know we can keep it (if only we could stop chatting!)
We also said goodbye to Jack this week and hope he will be very happy in his new school. Keep in touch Jack :-) We'll miss you.
What a fantastic day we all had yesterday. So lovely to see you all in your red, white and blue!
You all tried really hard with the new French vocabulary and put it into practise for the treasure hunt in the afternoon.
This half term (our last seven weeks in year 4!) we will be looking at Euro 2016 and will be taking a country each to research and present to the class. After yesterday, I know you will all give it your all!
Our school trip is on 20th June so if we haven't got your permission slips please can you return them as soon as possible.
Carrier bags needed please
Next Friday the children need a carrier bag for a project we are doing. If everyone could bring one in by Thursday that would be fantastic! thank you :-)
May 2016 Friday 13th
Wow you all worked so hard this week for the BB cup and proved that once you set your minds to something you can achieve anything :-) I am so proud of your hard work and resilience - I can't think of a more deserving class this week - WELL DONE!
Next week is assessment week but spellings will still be tested on Monday (phase spellings ) and Tuesday (year group ones)
There is so much happening this term - need to keep you all busy!
Have a great weekend and I look forward too more BRILLIANCE next week!
Friday 29th April 2016
Some fantastic newspaper reports today from Class 4 - well done!
I'm looking forward to next weeks' reports on the Trojan war :-)
Next week swimming starts and we still have forms outstanding. Unfortunately if we do not have the permission slip signed we cannot take the children swimming. Please return on Tuesday. I will be on the gate to try and collect signatures for those who have misplaced forms.
Our BRILLIANCE assembly is on Wednesday morning and the children have lots to share with you.
Have a great weekend and see you all rested and ready for the week on Tuesday :-)
Hi Parents! Just a quick reminder regarding the Mad Science After School club! There are still a few spaces left. It will be full of gooey potions, fantastic feats of physics and all sorts of fun science experiments. To register, please visit www.madscience.org/east or call 01245 363 670. Thanks! The Mad Science Team
Sandie Gordon (Super Sonic Sandie)
After School Programme Co-Ordinator
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Friday 15th April
After a very noisy week I am pleased to say you have started the summer term BRILLIANTLY.
You were all so enthusiastic on Wednesday it was a joy to be a part of STOMP with you!
Not only did you achieve fantastic spelling and times tables results (and some beat Mrs M!) but you blew my socks off describing the setting today. I am so very proud of how well you all worked today and cannot wait to see your skills and high level vocabulary applied to your stories next week.
This week Bobby gained his pen license (very well deserved!) and the girls won the token competition.
I'm so excited for next week and look forward to seeing you all on Monday!
The summer term is here! I hope you all had a wonderful break and have managed to create some fabulous rainforests.
Don't forget we have STOMP on Wednesday so please come in clothes ready to dance :-)
Looking forward to seeing your BRILLIANCE this week!
Saturday 12th March
What a week! We've been busy learning about expanded noun phrases this week and the children have been using them in their writing. Part of the homework is on this.
We also planned and delivered a science investigation with varying degrees of success! We tried hard to make the test fair but keeping the variables the same was tricky stuff!
Times tables are going well and most of us managed to complete 60 questions in 3 mins - an amazing improvement for everyone well done! We had our first 60/60 in under a minute too! The homework grid is to practise and time how long it takes :-)
Next week we are focusing on our science week topic of spies - Class 4 are going under cover!
We now collect tokens for amazing learning behaviour. Last week the boys won, this week it was the clever crocodiles English table
see you all on Monday
Science Week is next week! We cannot control our excitement!
We will be celebrating Science week through a theme entitled “Spies.”
Remember what morning your parents/ carers are invited!
Monday 9:15 – 11:00 am
Year Five and Year Six
Monday 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Tuesday 9:15 - 11:00 am
Key Stage One
Wednesday 9:15 – 11:00 am
Year Three and Year Four
Normal routines will still occur – we will come into class and complete the register. At 9:10am, the Key Stage Two gate will open and you can meet your parents on this playground. Let the missions begin!
Completing missions is thirsty work, so Friends of Wyburns will be providing refreshments, drinks and bacon buns, from 10:15- 11:00am. Please feel free to buy and share a refreshment and complete the remaining missions.
We will then come back into class to continue our learning.
Please be aware this is a weather permitting event. Should there be inclement weather on the day all events will be postponed. This will be posted on the website banner if cancelled.
Fingers crossed for some sunshine!
Lets get Sciency!
Look forward to seeing you there
Thursday 25th February
Deanes school are offering a free family badminton in March. Please see attached flyer for details :-)
Wednesday 24th February
The children now have access to Times tables Rockstars at home. They have their details in their partnership books. Any problems please let me know.
I hope you all enjoyed the holiday :-) Please remember to bring back your PE and Cross Country kits.
Times tables and spellings will be tested as normal this week and homework is due in on Friday.
See you tomorrow!
Sunday 7th February 2016
We've worked really hard this week to write amazing descriptions for our dragons. I can't wait to read the final stories next week!
Ella received the certificate this week for her BRILLIANT writing - well done Ella
There are lots of nasty bugs about at the moment but it's brilliant to see how resilient you all are - one more week and then we can all recharge our batteries!
It's internet safety day next Tuesday and we are running a workshop about this 3.30pm-4.14pm please see attached flyer.
See you all on Monday (except for the choir! Good luck at the O2!)
Friday 29th January
We went on a dragon hunt this week and generated some amazing descriptive vocabulary! Next week the children will be planning and writing their stories using everything they have learnt :-)
The certificate this week went to Courtney - well done for being a resilient learner this week!
Don't forget to bring in your stones for our dragon display! Thank you for those that have already come in.
The children made some shortbread today as a reward for winning the reading challenge last term. We are currently in last place and need to up our game. Come on year 4 you can do it!!!
Have a great weekend and rest up
Miss Fagence & Mr Baker
Friday 22nd January
We created our dragon world this week and started to use amazing vocabulary to describe them. I'm looking forward to reading your completed descriptions on Monday!
This week has flown by as we have been so busy but the children have really applied themselves to their learning which has been fantastic to see - keep it up Class 4!
The children decided that their reward for winning the reading challenge is going to be cooking so next week they will make something delicious!
Have a great weekend and see you all next week
Tuesday 19th January
We had an exciting afternoon today investigating carbon dioxide! The children decided how to make their test fair and recorded their own results.
Making raisins dance was a big hit and there were lots of scientific discussions around the classroom!
Friday 15th January 2016
Well year 4 we only got the BB cup!!! Well done for persevering! We set out to get it and you've impressed me with your resilient attitude!
We've started to write our playscripts this week and I'm looking forward to seeing you act them out next week
The DoJo winner this week is...........Megan! Well done you have worked hard this week!
The certificate went to Imogen for her consistent BRILLIANT attitude to school and her learning. She also comes into school with a big smile for everyone everyday!
Looking forward to your brilliance next week!
What a fantastic first week back. You're all working really hard and I know next week we'll be able to win that BB cup!!
This term we will be working really hard across the curriculum but I know that you are all up to the challenge!
We discovered what it means to be a good friend this week and there were lots of fantastic discussions around friendship.
Spellings will start again next week.
DoJo winner this week is...........Dylan C!!! Well done Dylan
Harry showed great resilience and listening in maths this week and earnt himself the brilliance award.
Well done to everyone for coming back eager to learn!
Have a great weekend and see you all on Monday!
Wednesday 6th January
Happy New Year! Year 4 have certainly returned ready to learn!
New spelling groups are now in the pipeline as the children were re-tested on Tuesday and the groups require some tweaking. This will take place this week and the children will know their new group on Friday.
The children (and adults!) had an amazing day today with our visitors from 'History off the page'. The children all got into character and were able to experience a day in the life of (a very busy) Roman.
They made mosaics, potions, painted plaster, created bowls, ornaments and other objects out of clay as well as using wax and charcoal for writing. We also enjoyed a banquet (and lots of traditional Roman entertainment) to celebrate the demise of Boudicca.
Thank you to all the adults who helped make sure the day was a success! Well done Class 4 for displaying such enthusiasm - it was a pleasure to be a part of it with you all today!
Tuesday 29th December 2015
I hope you've all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to an amazing Spring term (I know I am!)
Just a quick reminder that times tables will go ahead on Tuesday (instead of weds) along with our year 4 spellings. New spellings for the different phases will go out next week so there will not be a test (unless you're in my group - sorry!) I am in the process of changing the spelling groups at the moment (your phases will remain the same but the adult with you will change).
Please remember to return to school with your PE kits as PE will take place on Thursday as usual.
Finally, it's our Roman Day on Wednesday so you can come dressed as a Roman or wear something red and black.
Looking forward to an exciting term!
See you all next week!
After an eventful last week I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! I look forward to seeing you all refreshed in the new year.
Sunday 13th December
What an exciting week! Our visit to the panto was a great success and everyone enjoyed themselves! The staff also commented on how beautifully behaved Wyburns children are - you are a credit to the school!
Our class party is on Wednesday morning and the children have decided what they would like to contribute. They have written it in their partnership books. Children can bring party clothes to change into but will need to come to school in their uniform. We also have the KS2 carol concert Wednesday and we hope to see lots of you there!
Spellings and times table tests will go ahead as normal this week :-)
On Friday the children can bring in a DVD and games for the afternoon if they wish. DVD's must be U or PG rated.
This week's DoJo winner was ......Jack W! Well done Jack. You continue to work hard and challenge yourself :-)
This week the certificate went to Dylan C for a HUGE improvement in his handwriting. I think that pen license is on it's way!!
Looking forward to an awesome last week
Let's claim our cup back this week!
See you tomorrow
Saturday 5th December 2015
We're nearly there Class 4 - keep going!! Despite the changes this week (PE etc) the children coped very well amidst the building excitement!
Even though we lost the BB cup this week I know we're going to work extra hard to get it back next week!
Just a reminder that homework must be returned on Fridays (unless you've spoken to me about it).
Well done to Lyndon - Class DoJo winner
I'm looking forward to the panto and KS1 performance next week and I hope you all are too!
Thank you to all those who came to support the bazaar yesterday!
See you Monday
Saturday 28th November 2015
A week bursting with BRILLIANCE! We only won the BB cup! Well done team Awesome! Very proud of the way you are conducting yourselves around the school - keep it up!
We consolidated our road safety knowledge yesterday by designing some amazing futuristic outfits. The children showed how well they work in a team and produced some fantastic artwork!
We received a very important mission from James Bond this week and discovered that the haribo sweets aren't actually very fair. We will be reporting our findings to the man himself next week. I have seen lots of resilient learners in maths this week as learning about fractions has been really tricky! Think the sweets helped though!
After a fierce battle there were two Dojo winners this week - Ronnie and Jack D - well done to both of you! Pen licenses were awarded to Courtney and Oliver this week - well deserved as your handwriting is BEAUTIFUL!
Only 3 weeks left and they're going to be busy ones so make sure you recharge your batteries this weekend!
Look forward to seeing you all on Monday
What a busy week! Year 6 weren't prepared for our invasion and we were victorious! You were very disciplined soldiers under Emperor Claudius's rule (AKA Jmaie!)
We sadly said goodbye to Mrs Harris on Friday but I know that she had a fantastic last day with you all!
Next week we'll be working super hard to ensure we win the reading competition and get that elusive BB cup again!
Make sure that you all learn your times tables and spellings this week as we will be recapping all our previous learning. Only 5 weeks till Christmas and there is a lot of learning to be learnt!
I look forward to seeing all your brilliance next week
Saturday 7th November 2015
Class 4 have returned from their break with lots of enthusiasm which has been brilliant to see! The poetry the children produced this week was AMAZING! We looked at different forms of poetry throughout the week.
We looked at our year 4 spellings this week and the children have these to learn as well as their phase spellings.
Children on phase 3a - there was some confusion over the spellings this week but I will test week 10 next week and teach week 11.
Well done to.......ELOISE for winning the DoJo's this week! Keep up the hard work!
Phoebe received the certificate this week for her brilliant attitude in English this week. She proved that she is a resilient learner and produced an amazing Kenning. Well done Phoebe!
The children chose to have 30 minutes of games (football, rounders etc) as their reward for getting to France first. They will have that next Friday so please remove any earrings etc :-)
I'm looking forward to seeing you all Monday - a very important day for us (and year 6 shhhhhh!)
What a busy week! The children have worked really hard on their assessments this week. They do have additional spellings in their partnership books that we will be focusing on in class over the next couple of weeks. The children were buzzing with ideas to do with the BFG and the resulting work was AMAZING! I'm very proud of your attitude to learning at the moment - it's BRILLIANT!!
Well done to Nikki for getting the certificate for her fantastic eye witness statement.
ALSO A HUGE WELL DONE FOR WINNING THE FIRST LEG OF THE KS2 READING CHALLENGE! Keep it up class 4 we're very proud of you
The Dojo winners for this week are..................Jack W and Eloise! Well done!
Enjoy the rest and we'll see you back Monday 2nd November
Miss Fagence, Mrs Harris and Mr Baker
Tuesday 20th October 2015
This week is book week and our class book is the BFG by Roald Dahl. The week started with a visit by the BFG. Unfortunately as he is so big and clumsy he destroyed our classroom. We think he was disturbed as he dropped his pot of dreams leaving them to 'sparkle' all over our classroom!
Since then the children have solved word problems, used the interesting language and written recipes for dreams. A very busy week so far!
Don't forget to keep striving for 5 and reading as often as possible. We are so close to winning the first leg of the reading competition - Keep it up class 4!
Tuesday 13th October
The year 3/4 assembly is on tomorrow at 9.15am and Thursday at 2pm.
We hope you can join us :-)
Monday 12th October
We are on fire Class 4! Another amazing week and another week with the cup!!! Very proud of you all
This week we have our long awaited assembly. Parents and guardians are welcome to stay for tea and biscuits afterwards. Please ensure the clothes are in by tomorrow please.
We are also in the lead for the KS2 reading challenge! We need to keep this lead class 4 as class 5 are hot on our heels. Please make sure you read every night and get it signed by an adult
The DoJo winner this week was..............Bella !! Well done Bella and keep up the hard work.
Sunday 4th October
This week the children have worked very hard on their descriptive vocabulary and have written some AMAZING sentences. We worked hard to uplevel our sentences using different sentence openers and it really paid off so well done Class 4! Well done to Jack D who won the certificate for his BRILLIANT descriptive vocabulary. Keep it up Jack!
Our first Big Write was also a success and the children have been really enthusiastic about their learning.
Thank you to all those parents and carers who joined us for lunch last week. It was lovely to see so many of you. Another BIG thank you for all the contributions to our harvest hamper. They were very well received.
Next week we will be practising our assembly so will need to bring in the clothes ready for the dress rehearsal. The children will write these in their partnership books tomorrow. Spellings will be on Tuesday and times tables on Weds as usual.
I'm looking forward to reading more of your amazing work next week class 4!
Miss F, Mrs H and MrB
Thursday 1st October 2015
Sports4 fun – Multi - skills
There is a very exciting opportunity to participate in our Multi – skills after school club. The activity will be different for each week including rugby, football, basketball and dodgeball. Please ring Tarkan on 07956 254052 for more information and to book your slot.
An amazing start to the week! We are on a roll with the smileys Keep it up class 4 let's get that BB cup!
Our Junior Governors are ......Imogen and Jack D
Sports Councillors are.... Max H and Jasmine
A close run race so thank you to all our nominees for running.
A reminder that this week is our ECO SCHOOL week so where possible try to walk, scoot or cycle to school!
Our reading challenge is also going well. Keep it up and don't forget to get your books signed at home.
Finally it's our Harvest Festival on Friday and any donations you are able to give will be gratefully received.
I look forward to more BRILLIANCE tomorrow!
Friday 25th September 2015
What an exciting week this week! We nominated our junior governors and sports councillors earlier in the week and the votes were cast today. Well done to all our nominees; Jack D, Imogen, Callum, Ella, Megan, Jasmine, Max H and George. All of you would be fantastic representatives but I'm sure you are looking forward to finding out the result on Monday!
The children know their new times tables to learn (we are learning the division facts alongside the times tables this year) and will be tested on Wednesday. Spellings will be Tuesday
Well Done to Trinity for having an amazing week this week. She received the celebration certificate AND......has won the DoJo's!
Another huge well done to Max H for earning his pen license. Well done Max - you have worked hard on your beautiful joined up writing!
The children constructed circuits this week (very successfully!) and will be continuing to investigate electricity next week with our BIG question.
What would happen if the lights went out?
Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing more BRILLIANCE next week!
Miss Fagence, Mrs Harris and Mr Baker
Friday 18th September 2015
The children have enjoyed an action packed week this week! St John's ambulance administered first aid training to KS2 on Tuesday and the children were very interested in the session. There is a game on their website that will help the children consolidate their knowledge and show you what they learned.
We also enjoyed a week of inspirational maths and the children completed lots of practical maths that enhanced their thinking and mathematical skills.
We have also started practising for our production - I'm sure you will have heard the children singing! We are all looking forward to performing to you in a few weeks.
It was lovely to meet those parents' who were able to attend open school, thank you for popping in. For those who were unable to make it, I am available before and after school Monday to Thursday and Mrs Harris is available Thursdays and Fridays if you would like to meet us or if you have anything you would like to discuss.
Spellings went out this week and will be tested on Tuesday. Times tables are also going to be tested on a weekly basis. When practising with your child please ensure you practise the multiplication and division facts . For example 3 multiplied by 12 is 36 and 36 divided by 3 is 12.
This week's DoJo winner is.............................HARRY!
Well done Harry!
Don't forget our reading competition starts soon....Strive for five. Start reading at least 10 minutes every day to get Year 4 on the map. I am confident we will beat all of the other classes!!!!
Enjoy your weekends and see you all on Monday :-)
Thursday 10th September 2015
What a BRILLIANT first week back. I'm so pleased that you have started as you mean to go on Class 4! Another smiley today too - keep up the fantastic work!
There isn't any homework this week but I have asked you all to practise your 3 x tables as I will be checking you know them next week!
From next week I will be sending spellings and either a maths or an English task home each week. In addition to that I will be expecting you all to read at home and to practise your times tables. I would like you all to STRIVE FOR FIVE and read at least 5 days out of the 7. Let me know if you do and you can add a point to your reward chart!
Just a quick reminder about earrings.
Unless your ears have been recently pierced you MUST take out your earrings for PE. Our regular PE session is Thursday afternoon but, we may have additional sessions so please ensure your PE kit remains in school.
Miss Fagence and Mrs Harris
Thank you to those children who have already returned their homework. It's wonderful to see the effort you all put in. I hope you had fun creating memories
Class 4 look very smart and are working hard to win the smileys! Our goal is to win the BB cup as often as possible!
This week we are getting to know each other as well as completing initial assessments so there won't be any formal homework this week. I would however encourage you all to practise your times tables!
We are going to have a fabulous time this year and will be working very hard! We're looking forward to teaching you all this year!
See you all tomorrow!
Miss Fagence, Mrs Harris and Mr Baker