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Goldfinches WB 4.7.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 3rd Jul 2022 @ 7:24pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog 

What superstar performers this week! 

Friday Superstar:  Gracie 

Top Table children: Tilly and Alexa 

This week:  

Tuesday afternoon- Forest Schools. If wet weather please bring a raincoat and old trainers/wellies. If hot, please bring a sun hat and suncream. 

Wednesday is Transition day, where Goldfinches will visit Miss Beattie and Mr Beswick in Skylarks class. 

Tuesday and Wednesday – Please feel welcome to pop in after school to look through your children’s work books and celebrate their work with them. 

Writing and Reading: We will introduce our final Y4 writing book alongside the new shared reading text. 

Reading homework- Please continue to support your child to read for 10-20 minutes daily and to sign their diary.  

Spelling homework: This week’s words are more words from the Y3/4 statutory spellings. These will be the last set of spellings this year. 

Spellings: minute, natural, naughty, notice, occasion, occasionally, often, opposite, ordinary. 

Maths: we will continue to learn about equivalent fractions. 

Times Tables Homework:  Keep working on TTRock stars to increase your fluency in recalling the times tables.  

https://ttrockstars.com/ 

Or Hit the Button and Coconut multiples are always good fun and support quick thinking skills: 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples 

Science: We will be starting our final topic ‘Changing State’ 

RE: We will learn about the importance of the book of Exodus in Judaism. 

Geography: We will learn about the water cycle and its importance to our world. 

PE: Monday and Friday - striking and fielding games. 

German: We will have a go at a listening comprehension.  

Computing: We will complete our computing topic ‘Reading Power’ 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child. Have a lovely weekend, 

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge. 

Goldfinches WB 27.6.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 23rd Jun 2022 @ 4:10pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog 

What creative singers, dancers and presenters we have been this week! 

Friday Superstar:  Jake 

 Top Table children: Samuel and Frazer 

This week: We are so excited to finally be performing Hoodwinked on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and evening. Please ensure all costumes are in school by Monday.  

Writing: We will continue write and present our own non-chronological report on forests and deforestation after making a wonderful start last week. 

Reading homework- Please continue to support your child to read for 10-20 minutes daily and to sign their diary.  

Spelling homework: This week’s words are words from the Y3/4 statutory spellings. 

Spellings: interest, island, knowledge, learn, length, library, material, medicine, mention. 

Maths: we will learn about equivalent fractions. 

Times Tables Homework:  Keep working on TTRock stars to increase your fluency in recalling the times tables.  

https://ttrockstars.com/ 

Or Hit the Button and Coconut multiples are always good fun and support quick thinking skills: 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples 

Science: We will be applying our knowledge of food chains to creating food webs. 

Geography: This will be linked with English to create our own written report on forests. 

PE: Monday and Friday -We will practise our dance for Hoodwinked and play striking and fielding games. 

Music: We will practise the Hoodwinked songs ready for our KS2 performance. 

German: Reading comprehension on descriptions 

Computing: We will start our new computing topic ‘Reading Power’ 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child. Have a lovely weekend, 

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge. 

Goldfinches WB 20.6.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 16th Jun 2022 @ 9:32pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog 

What hard working Goldfinches this week! 

Friday Superstar:  Jessica

Top Table children:  Erica and Willow

Worship: A fantastic example of teamwork, knowledge and courage was shown by everybody in our class worship last week. Well done for sharing our message about how important forests are to the world and what we can do to protect them. 

This week: We will complete the multiplication times table check. 

Writing: We will write and present our own non-chronological report on forests and deforestation. 

Reading: We will continue to read about other Courageous Advocates who helped the environment like Anita – the founder of the Body Shop. 

Reading homework- Please continue to support your child to read for 10-20 minutes daily and to sign their diary.  

Spelling homework: This week’s words are words with the prefix ‘anti’  

Spellings: antifreeze, antibody, antibacterial, anticlimax, antiseptic, antisocial, antigravity, antidote, antibiotic, anticlockwise 

Maths: we will continue to learn about pounds and pence and make the link to tenths and hundredths.  

Times Tables Homework:  our Multiplication Tables Check is this week and we have been working hard in class to practise using lots of games- both online and paper. Please support your child to practise daily at home:  

Maths Frame Multiplication check mirrors the national test and gives the children 25 questions with 6 seconds to answer each one. It can be any fact up to 12x12 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check 

Also use TTRockstars to help you practice 

https://ttrockstars.com/ 

Or Hit the Button and Coconut multiples are always good fun and support quick thinking skills: 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples 

Science: We will be applying our knowledge of food chains to creating food webs. 

Geography: This will be linked with English to create our own written report on forests. 

PE: Monday and Friday -We will practise our dance for Hoodwinked and play striking and fielding games. 

Music: We will practise the Hoodwinked songs ready for our KS2 performance. 

German: Reading comprehension on descriptions 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child. Have a lovely weekend, 

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge. 

Goldfinches WB 13.6.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 9th Jun 2022 @ 4:28pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

A wonderful week back for everyone. Well done!

Friday Superstar:  Willow

 Top Table children: Lily and Jessica

This week: Extra PE session on Wednesday morning. Please send your child in their PE kit.

Mrs Evans is teaching on Monday instead of Mrs Judge and we will be working together to prepare our class worship to share our learning about Global Neighbours with other classes in school.

Writing: We will learn to write sentences which have impact and grab the reader’s attention, learn to write sub headings to introduce different paragraphs and writing a mini report about sloths.

Reading: We will learn about the courageous advocate Wangari Maathai and compare her actions to those of Isatou Ceesay. We will learn how speech bubbles, paragraphs, sub-headings and images are used to enhance the readers’ understanding of the text.

Reading homework- Please continue to support your child to read for 10-20 minutes daily and to sign their diary.

Spelling homework: This week’s words are words with the ‘shun’ sound spelt ‘tion’

Spellings: fiction, caution, option, position, solution, imagination, introduction, pollution, operation, production

Maths: we will continue to learn about tenths and make the link to division by 10.

Times Tables Homework:

Our Multiplication Tables Check is coming soon in June and we have been working hard in class to practise using lots of games. Please support your child to practise daily at home:

Maths Frame Multiplication check mirrors the national test and gives the children 25 questions with 6 seconds to answer each one. It can be any fact up to 12x12

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Also use TTRockstars to help you practice

https://ttrockstars.com/

Or Hit the Button and Coconut multiples are always good fun and support quick thinking skills:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

Science: We will be recapping food chains using the book ‘pond Circle’ and applying this knowledge to food webs.

Geography and Worship: We will combine our understanding of forests, deforestation and climate change and what solutions we can use to Make One Change and share this with other classes during our Class worship on Monday.

PE: Monday and Friday with an extra session on Wednesday this week -We will learn our dance for Hoodwinked and play striking and fielding games.

PSHCE: We will read our next No Outsiders book.

Music: We will continue to prepare a performance of ‘Lean On Me’ and learn to use the Glockenspiels as an accompaniment. We will remind ourselves of the Hoodwinked songs.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child. Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge.

Goldfinches WB 6.6.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 26th May 2022 @ 4:46pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Super music makers this week!

Friday Superstar:  Alexa

 Top Table children: James and Violet

Worship: This week in worship we have enjoyed Open the Book, listened to a Story and learned a song with Vicar Andrew and said a fond farewell to our lovely Mrs Elson.

After half term: No school on Monday. Tuesday 7th is our Jubilee celebration day and picnic. Friday 10th 1pm Sports day. 

Writing: We will use clips of David Attenborough’s Planet Earth programmes to inspire us to write our own transcript for a wildlife commentary and have a go at performing it to each other using our voice to create drama.

Reading: Continuing to read and research about different courageous advocates and identify how the layout of a text supports our understanding.

Reading homework- Please continue to support your child to read for 10-20 minutes daily and to sign their diary.

Spelling homework: This week’s words are recapping tricky words from our own writing which are also homophones (words which sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.

Spellings: father, farther, which, witch, their, there, they’re, our, are

Maths: Jubilee maths and continuing our focus on finding equivalent fractions.

Times Tables Homework:

Our Multiplication Tables Check is in June and we have been working hard in class to practise using lots of games. Please support your child to practise daily at home:

Maths Frame Multiplication check mirrors the national test and gives the children 25 questions with 6 seconds to answer each one. It can be any fact up to 12x12

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Also use TTRockstars to help you practice

https://ttrockstars.com/

Or Hit the Button and Coconut multiples are always good fun and support quick thinking skills:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

Geography: We will continue to learn about the important work of the Courageous Advocate Jane Goodall and her important discoveries about Chimpanzees. As part of our Global Neighbours focus we will research the work being done locally to protect our environment and the wildlife that lives in it.

PE: Friday and Sports Day.

Music: We will continue to prepare a performance of ‘Lean On Me’ and learn to use the Glockenspiels as an accompaniment.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child. Have a lovely and restful week off,

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge.

Goldfinches WB 23.5.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 19th May 2022 @ 4:16pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Forest school superstars and environmental artists!

 

Friday Superstar:  Hetty

 Top Table children: Gracie and Amy

Forest schools was so successful this week. The children all showed such perseverance, patience and support for each other whilst learning to light a fire safely.

Art Trail -our beautiful piece of art work, on the theme of Connections and inspired by our learning about Climate Change and Human impact, will be on display in the shopping units opposite H&M from Friday 20th May until Friday 23rd June. Please pop down to admire our work!

Worship: This week in worship we have enjoyed Open the Book’s story of the hole in the roof. We were wowed by Robin’s worship based around their Global Goal focus ‘Life Under Water’ and learned lots about how we can make small changes to help reduce plastic pollution. Look out soon for our Water Pipe Challenge which we are doing to raise money to provide clean and safe water for a community in South Africa.

Next Week:

Recycling collection: Thank you to those who have sent in empty clean bottles, yoghurt tubs, cardboard boxes etc. for our collection ready for our day of music next Thursday 26th May. Please keep raiding your recycling boxes!

Reading and Writing: Our new texts: Rainforests in 60 seconds, Where the Forest Meets the Sea and Fantastically Great Women who changed the world have really captured our interest in learning about rainforests and the environment. Next week we will be using the texts to support our understanding of the possessive apostrophe and building up our rainforest vocabulary and knowledge.

Reading homework- Please continue to support your child to read for 10-20 minutes daily and to sign their diary.

Spelling homework: This week’s words are words from the Y3/4 statutory spelling list: guard, guide, heard, heart, height, history, imagine, increase, important

Maths: Monday maths with Mrs Judge will focus on money and solving money problems. Maths with Mrs Evans will focus on finding equivalent fractions.

Times Tables Homework:

If you like a sing song try this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7rYbk9PNuM

For mixed Times table practise use TTRock Stars or Maths Frame Multiplication Table Check https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

https://ttrockstars.com/

RE: This week we will decide how verses in the Bible about love help Christians to follow Jesus.

Science: This week we will be learning how to use classification keys to sort according to their characteristics.

Geography: We will continue to learn about the important work of the Courageous Advocate Jane Goodall and her important discoveries about Chimpanzees. We will compare tropical, temperate and boreal forests of the world.

PE: Monday and Friday -Athletics with Mr A.

PSHCE: We will continue with our theme of Too Much Selfie isn’t Healthy.

Music: Our whole school music day on Thursday will involve the children being part of a bigger orchestra with the online Halle orchestra, making instruments, learning songs and making the links with the environment and sustainability.

German: We will learn to name parts of the body.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child. Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Evans, Mrs Judge.

Goldfinches WB16.5.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 12th May 2022 @ 3:54pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Super hard work and lovely story writing this week!

Friday Superstar: Beth

Top Table: Jake and Kyan

Next week: Tuesday afternoon is our Forest school’s afternoon. Please wear old tracksuit bottoms and send in a waterproof coat, wellies or old trainers to change in to in the afternoon.

Writing: We will begin our new text for writing next week…. No reveal today except for it linking beautifully with our Global Neighbours environmental theme.

Reading: We will begin to read our new text.

Reading homework- regular reading, little and often is so supportive at this age to enable your child to read with confidence, speed and fluency. We are working hard in class to read fluently and for speed.

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are words with the tion suffix

Next week’s spellings: nation, condensation, precipitation, evaporation, transpiration, creation, station, elation, imagination, separation.

Maths: We recap our knowledge of fractions and learn to make the link between tenths and hundredths. Monday will continue with our focus on time.

Times Tables Homework: The National Multiplication test for Y4 is coming up in June so please support your child to become fluent in their times tables up to 12x12

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Hit the button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Who is top of the leader board this week?

Science: We will carry out a local study of the plants and animals in our school grounds. We will continue to observe and measure the growth of our pea plants growing in different conditions.

RE: We will be learning about love and charity.

Geography: We will learn about the work of Jane Goodall as one of the Courageous Advocates we are focussing on.

Art: We will complete our whole class entry into the Northwich Art Trail which is on the theme of ‘Connections’ this year on the theme of Global Neighbours.

PE: Monday and Friday – Athletics with Mr Ault

PSHCE: We will continue to learn about how humans grow and change as they get older.

German: We will be learning the names of parts of our face.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child. Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge

Goldfinches WB 9.5.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 5th May 2022 @ 3:46pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Lovely focus and concentration this week.

Friday Superstar: Erica

Top Table: Hannah and Destinee

Writing: We will plan, write and edit our final piece of writing inspired by ‘When the Giant Stirred’.

Reading: We will continue with Ariki and the Island of Wonders and focus on drawing inferences about characters and settings using evidence from the text.

Reading homework- regular reading, little and often is so supportive at this age to enable your child to read with confidence, speed and fluency. We are working hard in class to read fluently and with expression to each other.

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are words with the ‘ssion’ suffix

Spellings: discussion, permission, confession, depression, submission, possession, admission, transmission, progression, impression

Maths: We will continue to learn methods to solve division problems including dividing 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers with and without remainders. Monday will continue with our focus on time.

Times Tables Homework: The National Multiplication test for Y4 is coming up in June so please support your child to become fluent in their times tables up to 12x12

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Hit the button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Who is top of the leader board this week?

Science: We will make a conclusion about our understanding about the human impact on the environment and monitor the growth of our pea seeds in different conditions.

RE: We will be learning about Jesus and his Disciples.

Geography: We will learn about the work of Jane Goodall as one of the Courageous Advocates we are focussing on.

Art: We will contribute to a whole class entry into the Northwich Art Trail which is on the theme of ‘Connections’ this year and for which we will use our understanding of Global Goal 13 'Climate Action' .

PE: Monday and Friday – Athletics with Mr Ault

PSHCE: Too Much Selfie isn’t Healthy- we will learn about the importance of putting others needs before ours and thinking about acts of kindness.

German: We will be talking about what we do in our spare time.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child. Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge

Goldfinches WB 2.5.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 30th Apr 2022 @ 9:22am

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

What an amazing week we had last week!

Our Goldfinches were an absolute credit and we all had so much fun.

Friday Superstar: The Whole Class

Top Table: Yara and Connor

Bank holiday Monday- No School

Writing: We will use varied nouns and pronouns to avoid repetition through writing a letter to describe the eruption on the island.

Reading: We will continue with Ariki and the Island of Wonders and focus on drawing inferences about characters and settings using evidence from the text.

Reading homework- regular reading, little and often is so supportive at this age to enable your child to read with confidence, speed and fluency.

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are words with the ir prefix- ROLLED OVER FROM LAST WEEK

Spellings: (they are tricky so only 5 this week) irresistible, irrelevant, irresponsible, irregular, irrational

Maths: We will continue to learn methods to solve division problems.

Times Tables Homework: The National Multiplication test for Y4 is coming up in June so please support your child to become fluent in their times tables up to 12x12

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Hit the button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Who is top of the leader board this week?

Science: We will learn about the human impact on the environment and set off an investigation into the conditions needed to grow plants.

Geography: We will use mapping, OS symbols and our own knowledge to compare Lostock and Llandudno.

Art: We will complete our Llandudno sketch maps as beautiful memories of our trip away.

PE: Friday – Athletics with Mr Ault

PSHCE: Too Much Selfie isn’t Healthy- we will learn about Elizabeth Everest.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child. Have a lovely long weekend!

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge

Goldfinches WB 25.4.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 21st Apr 2022 @ 7:57pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

I can’t believe it is the summer term! Welcome back and I hope you have had a wonderful Easter break.

Friday Superstar: Lily

Top Table: Hetty and Thomas

Next Week:

Wednesday- Thursday: Our adventure to Llandudno which will cover most lessons! History- the Great Orme, Geography- comparing Llandudno and Lostock and the geographical features of a seaside town, PE- walking, skiing, Art- sand art, PSHCE- team building, leadership and FUN! FUN! FUN!

We have welcomed Miss Wilkinson who will be completing her teaching practice with us for the next few weeks.

Worship: We enjoyed our worship with Vicar Andrew and as always, it was wonderful to be part of Open the Book again this week.

Writing: This week we have focused on creating a thought, feelings and speech chart to help us with recount writing and will use this in our writing on Tuesday.

Reading: We will continue to focus on answering questions with details and find evidence in the text to back up our answers within our book Ariki and the Island of Wonders

Reading homework- Please continue to support your child to read 5 times a week minimum to enable them to become fluent and confident. This can be a mixture of them reading aloud to you, you reading to them and reading quietly to themselves.

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are words with the ir prefix

Spellings: (they are tricky so only 5 this week) irresistible, irrelevant, irresponsible, irregular, irrational

Maths: We will solve division problems.

Times Tables Homework: The National Multiplication test for Y4 is coming up in June so please support your child to become fluent in their times tables up to 12x12

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Hit the button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Who is top of the leader board this week?

RE: We will be thinking about what the story ‘The Great Catch’ teaches Christians.

PE: Monday and Friday – Athletics with Mr Ault

German: We will learn about our hobbies.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child. Have a lovely weekend- happy packing!

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge

Goldfinches WB28.3.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 24th Mar 2022 @ 7:30pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Goldfinches have been amazing this week and our visitor was very pleased to see how hard they are working!

Friday Superstar: Frazer

Top Table: Esmae and Beth

Next Week:

Tuesday – Llandudno parents’ meeting 2.45pm in the hall.

Tuesday - Cake Sale- Cakes donated by Owls, Starlings and Swallows will be on sale after school. 30p each or 4 for £1 All money raised will go towards waterproofing our reading den roof.

Wednesday – Own clothes day £1 donation towards the reading den roof. Disco 6-7pm.

 

Worship: We enjoyed our worship with Vicar Andrew and as always, it was wonderful to be part of Open The Book again this week.

Writing: We will continue the story of When the Giant Stirred.

Reading: We will focus on answering questions with details and find evidence in the text to back up our answers.

Reading homework- Please continue to support your child to read 5 times a week minimum to enable them to become fluent and confident. This can be a mixture of them reading aloud to you, you reading to them and reading quietly to themselves.

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are tricky words from the Y3/4 word list

Spellings: knife, weight, typed, recycle, quickly, reliable, exercise, adjust

Maths: We will continue to practise multiplying numbers using different methods.

Times Tables Homework:

Goldfinches have been challenging themselves in class to get quicker at the Maths Frame Multiplications check game. This is also helping them to recognise which times tables they need more practice on.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Hit the button 7x tables this week and then challenge yourself with 11x and 12x tables. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Who is top of the leader board this week?

RE: We will be continuing to think about the story of the 10 lepers and how Jesus was their saviour.

Science: We will write a conclusion to explain the results of our conductor and insulator investigation.

PE: Monday - Mr Ault Hockey, Gymnastics and agility. Thursday- Swimming – this will be our final lesson.  

PSHCE: We will focus on Health education to learn about how our bodies change as we grow from babies to children.

Music: We will enjoy our final Ukulele lesson.

German: We will learn about colours.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child. Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge

Goldfinches WB 21.3.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 17th Mar 2022 @ 3:38pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Thank you for all of your hard work and helpfulness this week.

Friday Superstar: Connor

Top Table: Amy and Harriet

Welcome to Miss Wilson who we are delighted to have working with Goldfinches and Robins classes:

Worship: We launched our new whole school environment topic where we will learn to be Global Neighbours and Courageous Advocates for change. We learned about some of the environmental problems there are in the world and what people are doing or planning to do to help.

Writing: We will be developing our use of fronted adverbials through a diary based on ‘When the Giant Stirred’

Reading: We will find out more about our new shared reading text ‘Ariki and the Island of Wonders’ and identify the different question types as well as improving our fluency in reading.

Reading homework- Please support your child to read 5 times a week minimum to enable them to become fluent and confident. This can be a mixture of them reading aloud to you, you reading to them and reading quietly to themselves.

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are words with the u and or sound spelt ough

Spellings: rough, rougher, roughest, tough, tougher, toughest, fought, thought, bought, brought

Maths: Monday with Mrs Judge will be learning about time and Maths with Mrs Evans will continue to focus on multiplication problems, multiplying 2digits by 1 digit and 3 digits by 1 digit.

Times Tables Homework:

Goldfinches have been challenging themselves in class to get quicker at the Maths Frame Multiplications check game. This is also helping them to recognise which times tables they need more practice on.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Hit the button 7x tables this week and then challenge yourself with 11x and 12x tables. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Who is top of the leader board this week?

RE: We will be thinking about the story of the 10 lepers and how Jesus was their saviour.

 

Geography/History: We will learn about physical and human geographical features and begin to explore the question: How have humans impacted the land in and around Northwich?

 

Science: We will plan our own investigations into which materials conduct and insulate electricity.

PE: Monday and Friday- Mr Ault Hockey, Gymnastics and agility. Thursday- Swimming will continue until Easter.

PSHCE: We will focus on Health education to learn about how our bodies change as we grow from babies to children.

Music: We will continue to learn Ukulele.

German: We will learn about colours.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child. Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge

Goldfinches WB 14.3.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 10th Mar 2022 @ 5:14pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Thank you for all of your hard work this week.

Friday Superstar: Kyan

Top Table: Taylor and Gabriel

This week:

British Science Week

Tuesday: Cross country competition at Rudheath Academy (If your child brought a letter home)

Wednesday: It is Goldfinches’ turn to have an extra PE session with Mr Ault on Wednesday Morning. Please come in PE kit. The field is still quite wet so please bring spare shoes and socks to change into in case of wet feet.

Worship: We loved welcoming Open the book back into school this week and enjoying worship together in the hall.

Writing: We will be developing our rich vocabulary and descriptive writing based around our beautiful new text ‘When the Giant Stirred’

Reading: We will find out more about our new shared reading text ‘Ariki and the Island of Wonders’

Reading homework- Please support your child to read 5 times a week minimum to enable them to become fluent and confident. This can be a mixture of them reading aloud to you, you reading to them and reading quietly to themselves.

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are words with the g sound spelt ‘gue’

Spellings: fatigue, colleague, catalogue, dialogue, league, tongue, vague, rogue, analogue, Prague.

Maths: Monday with Mrs Judge will be learning about time and Maths with Mrs Evans will focus on multiplication problems, multiplying 2digits by 1 digit and 3 digits by 1 digit.

Times Tables Homework:

Goldfinches have been challenging themselves in class to get quicker at the Maths Frame Multiplications check game. This is also helping them to recognise which times tables they need more practice on.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Hit the button 7x tables this week and then challenge yourself with 11x and 12x tables. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Who is top of the leader board this week?

RE: We will ask ourselves why Jesus chose to be a saviour to Zacchaeus.

History: We will begin to explore the questions: Who has made a difference to the world?  How do people influence others?   We will learn about the environmental activist Jane Goodall.

Science: As part of our Science week focus on growth, we will be learning about the impact of growing cities on the ocean and finding out about ocean habitats and food chains. We will be exploring the impact of oil spills and how we could solve an oil slick problem.

PE: Monday and Friday- Mr Ault Hockey, Gymnastics and agility. Thursday- Swimming will continue until Easter. This week only: Extra PE session on Wednesday.

PSHCE: We will look at the next part of our Health education to learn about managing our feelings and our friendships in a positive way and continue with our Heartsmart lessons- too much selfie isn’t healthy.

Music: We will continue to learn Ukulele.

German: We will learn about classroom objects.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child.

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge

Goldfinches WB 7.3.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 3rd Mar 2022 @ 6:40pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

What a fun way to start back after the holiday!

We hope you had a wonderful half term holiday.

 

Friday Superstar: Taylor

Top Table: Lily and Willow

This week: It is Parent’s evening. Please call the office if you have not yet made an appointment for either a face to face chat on Tuesday or Wednesday evening or by phone call on Thursday morning.

Worship: We have continued to explore the Christian value of forgiveness.

Writing: As with reading, we will be immersing ourselves into our beautiful new book. No spoilers here though... you will have to ask your children on Tuesday and keep an eye on Twitter!

Reading: We will start to read our new shared reading text. One of our first tasks is to predict so I won’t reveal anything yet!

Reading homework- Let’s all work hard to get back into our lovely routines of reading 5 times a week to enable us to become fluent and confident.

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are the same words with the sound k spelt que:

Spellings: unique, cheque, antique, grotesque, boutique, picturesque, plaque, arabesque, mosque, opaque

I have rolled these over from before half term as this week has been so busy with the Chester trip and World Book day I think we need another week to practice.

Maths: Monday with Mrs Judge will be starting a new focus on time and Maths with Mrs Evans will continue with our new focus of multiplication.

Times Tables Homework:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples have another go playing coconut multiples 7x tables this week and then challenge yourself with 11x tables.

https://ttrockstars.com/

RE: We will learn about why we think of Jesus as a saviour.

History/Geography: We will wrap up and complete our learning about the Romans by learning about Boudicca and the resistance of the Inceni tribe.

Science: We will identify why some circuits will not work to recap what is needed for a working circuit then we will have a go at designing our own switches.

PE: Monday and Friday- Mr Ault Hockey, Gymnastics and agility. Thursday- Swimming will continue until Easter.

PSHCE: We will look at the next part of our Health education and learn about managing our feelings and our friendships in a positive way and continue with our Heartsmart lessons- too much selfie isn’t healthy.

Music: We will continue to learn Ukulele.

German: We will learn about our classroom.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child.

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge

Goldfinches WB 28.2.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 17th Feb 2022 @ 6:37pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Another wonderful week! We have loved seeing the children use their knowledge and imagination to immerse themselves into the characters of Pompeii in AD79!

Friday Superstar: Harriet

Top Table: Tilly and Erica

This week:

Worship: We have listened to the story of the Good Samaritan and reflected on how we can look after all of our neighbours.

After Half Term:

TRIP DAY- Tuesday 1st March is our trip to Chester Grosvenor Museum. As part of the day will be outside, please ensure your child wears warm, comfortable footwear and warm tracksuit bottoms with their school uniform polo shirt and jumper. I would recommend a warm, waterproof coat, hat and gloves. Please send a snack and water bottle as well as either a packed lunch, or a pre-ordered school packed lunch.

World Book Day- Wednesday 2nd March. Your child can choose to dress up as a character from a book or wear their own clothes.

Writing: We have completed our wonderful Escape from Pompeii recounts this week. We will focus on poetry and will enjoy celebrating world book day. 

Reading: We will enjoy poetry and will complete our reading about volcanoes.

Reading homework- There are more and more of my lovely flock of Goldfinches who are working hard to meet my challenge. I’m so proud of the reading you are doing regularly at home. Keep up the great work!

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are words with the sound k spelt que:

Spellings: unique, cheque, antique, grotesque, boutique, picturesque, plaque, arabesque, mosque, opaque

 

Maths: Monday with Mrs Judge will be focusing on perimeter and Maths with Mrs Evans will continue with our new focus of multiplication.

Times Tables Homework:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples have another go playing coconut multiples 7x tables this week.

https://ttrockstars.com/

Use MATHSFRAME to begin to get used to the way the multiplication tables check will be carried out later in the year.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Try times tables memory to practise 9x and 7x times tables

https://www.timestables.co.uk/times-tables-memory.html

RE: We will begin our focus on Salvation in Christianity.

History/Geography: Our trip to Chester will immerse us into the world of Romans and we will reflect on our learning in our lesson later in the week.

PE: Monday and Friday- Mr Ault Hockey, Gymnastics and agility. Thursday- Swimming will continue until Easter.

Music: We will continue to learn Ukulele.

German: We will learn some classroom commands.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child.

Have a lovely, restful and safe half term,

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge

Goldfinches WB 14.2.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 10th Feb 2022 @ 4:38pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Another wonderful week and every Goldfinch impressed us with their enthusiasm in swimming!

Friday Superstar: Thomas

Top Table: Jessica and Violet

This week:

Worship: We have spent time learning about the importance of good Mental Health and staying safe online as part of e-safety day.

Next Week:

Writing: We are enjoying learning about Mount Vesuvius and the events in Pompeii. We will continue to use this for inspiration for our writing next week.

Reading: We are really becoming experts on volcanoes and will continue to enjoy building up a bank of vocabulary and knowledge next week.

Reading homework- There are more and more of my lovely flock of Goldfinches who are working hard to meet my challenge. I’m so proud of the reading you are doing regularly at home. Keep up the great work!

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are from the Y3/4 statutory word list:

Spellings: guard, guide, heard, heart, height, history, imagine, increase, important.

Maths: Monday with Mrs Judge will be recapping perimeter and Maths with Mrs Evans will continue with our new focus of multiplication. We will solve addition and multiplication problems by investigating and exploring arrays.

Times Tables Homework:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples have another go playing coconut multiples 7x tables this week.

https://ttrockstars.com/

Use MATHSFRAME to begin to get used to the way the multiplication tables check will be carried out later in the year.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Try times tables memory to practise 9x and 7x times tables

https://www.timestables.co.uk/times-tables-memory.html

RE: We will discuss why it is important to belong to a community.

Science: We will learn about the components needed to make a simple working circuit and how to record this as a scientific diagram.

History: Our inquiry based lesson will use drama to explore the dilemma of people caught up in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the impact it had on the city of Pompeii.

Geography: We will continue to map the route the Romans took as their empire grew to include Britain. We will locate places of importance to the Romans- Kent, London, Chester, York and Bath.

PSHCE: Too Much Selfie isn’t Healthy is our Heart Smart focus.

PE: Monday and Friday- Mr Ault Team-building and Dodgeball. Thursday- Swimming

Music: We will continue to learn Ukulele.

German: We will recap our learning from this half term and write ‘all about me’

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child. Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge

Goldfinches WB 3.2.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 3rd Feb 2022 @ 8:19pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Gorgeous focus and concentration this week!

Friday Superstar: Destinee

Top Table: James and Jake

This week:

Worship: We have celebrated Chinese New Year and had the chance to reflect by making our own lanterns. We shared and compared a bible story and modern story about forgiveness.

Next Week:

Writing: we will build up our understanding of the present perfect tense, expanded noun phrases and the use of paragraphs to write a recount of the events in Pompeii in AD79.

Reading: We will answer retrieval questions, choose a section of the Volcanoes book to read and make up our own questions for.

Reading homework- Well done to all of the children who are working hard to meet my challenge. I’m so proud of the reading you are doing regularly at home.

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are a revision of words with double consonants in the middle. Have a go at playing the double consonants game!

This week’s words: shattered, giggly, collector, wettest, fitter, travelled, fizzing, stopped, planning, terrify

Maths: Monday with Mrs Judge will be learning about fractions of Kilometres and Maths with Mrs Evans will continue with our new focus of multiplication. We will recap multiplying by 1 and 0 and move on to multiplying by 10 and 100.

Times Tables Homework:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples use coconut multiples to have a go at 7x tables this week.

https://ttrockstars.com/

Use MATHSFRAME to begin to get used to the way the multiplication tables check will be carried out later in the year.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Try times tables memory to practise 9x and 7x times tables

https://www.timestables.co.uk/times-tables-memory.html

RE: We will learn about how belonging to a community is important to Muslims.

Science/DT: We will tinker with and explore what components are needed to make a simple working circuit.

Computing: In our e-safety lesson we will learn how to keep our data private and learn how to choose sensible passwords. Tuesday is National Online Safety day where we will have a visit from PCSO Phil.

History: We will place the stages of the Roman Empire on a timeline.

PE: Monday and Friday- Mr Ault Team-building and Dodgeball. Thursday- Swimming

Music: We will continue to learn Ukulele.

German: We will learn the seasons of the year.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child. Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge

Goldfinches WB 31.1.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 27th Jan 2022 @ 6:25pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

What wonderful enthusiasm you have shown in your learning this week!

Friday Superstar: Gabriel

Top Table: Connor and Yara

This week:

Worship: We have shared and discussed our school mission statement and the talked about the beautiful new bible quotes which are around school. Ethos group have also asked the class for ideas for our new school prayer.

Next Week:

Writing: We will learn how to use and punctuate direct speech, organise ideas in to paragraphs and write a diary entry from the point of view of Tranio (the main character)

Reading: We will read and record information from our non-fiction text: Volcanoes.

Reading homework- I have set Goldfinches a little challenge to try and fill up more of their diary pages with little and often reading at home. Please support your child to get into a routine of reading regularly at home and recording this in their diary.

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are words with the prefixes il, un, in, im and dis

This week’s words: illegal, illogical, illiterate, unkind, unclear, incomplete, incorrect, impolite, disagree, dislike

Maths: Monday with Mrs Judge will be learning about Kilometres and Maths with Mrs Evans will move onto our new focus of multiplication. We will recap multiplying by 1 and 0 and move on to multiplying by 10 and 100.

Times Tables Homework:

https://ttrockstars.com/

Have a go at using MATHSFRAME to begin to get used to the way the multiplication tables check will be carried out later in the year.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Try times tables memory to practise 9x and 7x times tables

https://www.timestables.co.uk/times-tables-memory.html

RE: we will find out about how a mosque is an important part of the community.

Science: We will learn about the importance of a healthy and balanced diet and what each type of food is important for within our bodies.

Computing: In our e-safety lesson we will learn how to keep our data private and learn how to choose sensible passwords.

History and Geography: We will use atlas and mapping skills to identify the countries and capital cities the Romans would have travelled through in order to conquer Britain.

PE: Monday and Friday- Mr Ault Team-building and Dodgeball. Thursday- Swimming

PSHCE: Our Heartsmart focus is ‘Too much selfie isn’t healthy’

Music: We will continue to learn Ukulele.

German: We will learn the months of the year.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child. Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge

Goldfinches WB 24.1.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 19th Jan 2022 @ 9:25pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Goldfinches have worked very hard this week.

Well done my lovely flock of superstars.

Friday Superstar: Tilly

Top Table: Gracie and Hannah

This week:

Worship: We have learned about Agents of Hope and the kindness people have shown- particularly during times of Lockdown and isolation. We have discussed how we can all be Agents of Hope. We have also shared ideas with Ethos group to help them write a new school prayer

Writing: We will learn about the present perfect tense and how to use it in our writing within the theme of Escape from Pompeii and recap the use of commas in a list of adjectives.

Reading: We will look at how different features of non-fiction texts help us to understand what we are reading: words in bold, labels, diagrams, captions, colour, headings and subheadings.

Reading homework- I have been so impressed with so many more Goldfinches recording their reading and sharing lovely little snippets of their reading with me. Keep up the great work.

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are from the Y3/4 statutory word list

This week’s words: experiment, extreme, famous, favourite, February, forwards, fruit, grammar, group

Maths: We will continue to apply our knowledge of addition and subtraction to word problems. Mrs Judge will continue our work on coordinates.

Times Tables Homework:

https://ttrockstars.com/

Have a go at using MATHSFRAME to begin to get used to the way the multiplication tables check will be carried out later in the year.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Try times tables memory to practise 9x and 7x times tables

https://www.timestables.co.uk/times-tables-memory.html

RE: we will learn about what happens in a mosque.

Science: We will learn about the importance of a healthy and balanced diet and what each type of food is important for within our bodies.

History and Geography: We will use atlas and mapping skills to identify the countries and capital cities the Romans would have travelled through in order to conquer Britain.

PE: Monday and Friday- Mr Ault Team-building and Dodgeball. Thursday- Swimming

PSHCE: We will discuss marriage through reading our No Outsiders book ‘King and King’.

Music: We will continue to learn Ukulele.

German: We will learn the days of the week.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child. Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge

Goldfinches WB 17.1.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 13th Jan 2022 @ 5:16pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Goldfinches have had another wonderful week.

Well done my lovely flock of superstars.

Friday Superstar: Willow

Top Table: Samuel and Harriet

This week: Don’t forget your swimming kit on Thursday.

Worship: In worship we enjoyed a visit from Imran who helped us learn all about the 5 Pillars of Islam. In class worship we have listened to the story of Zacchaeus and reflected on our new Christian Value: Forgiveness.

Writing: We will continue to explore our new English text ‘Escape from Pompeii’ which has captured so many of our interests. We will continue to use a rich and varied vocabulary in our writing and practice using a range of prepositions and adverbs to tell our readers when and where something happened in our diary entries from the point of view of Tranio.

Reading: We will find out all about what volcanoes are and how they erupt. We will continue to build our vocabulary and use dictionaries to help this.

Reading homework- I have been so impressed with so many more Goldfinches recording their reading and sharing lovely little snippets of their reading with me. Keep up the great work.

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings all use the suffix ‘sion’

This week’s words: explosion, television, collision, division, invasion, decision, erosion, confusion, revision, illusion

Maths: We will apply our knowledge of addition and subtraction to word problems. Mrs Judge will continue our work on coordinates.

Times Tables Homework:

https://ttrockstars.com/

Have a go at using MATHSFRAME to begin to get used to the way the multiplication tables check will be carried out later in the year.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Try times tables memory to practise x4 and x8 times tables

https://www.timestables.co.uk/times-tables-memory.html

RE: Now we have learned about beautiful Islamic art (and how mathematical the patterns are) will begin our new topic learning all about Islam and build on the knowledge Imran shared with us in worship last week.

Science: We will learn about the importance of a healthy and balanced diet.

DT: We will taste test the ingredients for Greek Salad and design our own Greek inspired salad. We will learn to cut and slice ingredients safely and will assemble and taste our salads. Yummy!

History and Geography: We will learn where and when the Roman Empire began and the countries that were part of it.

PE: Swimming will begin on Thursday 20th for Y4. Please remove earrings at home (unless recently pierced) and come to school with long hair securely tied back.  PE with Mr Ault is on Mondays and Fridays until further notice. As the outside area can get quite wet, please send in a spare pair of shoes and socks for your child to change into should they need to. Please remember to tie long hair back and remove earrings on PE days.

PSHCE: Our Heart Smart lesson is about recognising our feelings. 

Music: We will continue to learn Ukulele on Thursdays.

German: We will learn to say how many brothers and sisters we have.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child. Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Evans

Goldfinches WB 10.1.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 7th Jan 2022 @ 7:42am

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all had a happy and relaxed holiday.

Goldfinches have returned to school with such enthusiasm and have worked so well this week.

 

Please book a slot for parent teacher phone calls on Friday 14th January

Worship: This week in worship we have learned about the importance of Epiphany and have found out how it is celebrated in different countries.

Writing: We will continue to explore our new English text ‘Escape from Pompeii’ and focus on using a rich and varied vocabulary in our writing.

Reading: Our new Reading text is a non-fiction book on Volcanoes which we are enjoying and are learning some very technical new vocabulary from.

Reading homework- please keep up the great work with our mission to read for 15 minutes daily at home. This helps so much with our reading, imagination, punctuation and sentence structure… but, more importantly, is so much fun!

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings all use sc in the sound s.

This week’s words: scissors, ascend, descend, science, scientist, scene, muscle, fascinate, crescent, scent

Maths: We are continuing to learn subtraction using the formal column method and applying this to word problems. Mrs Judge will focus on developing the coordinates work we began learning about before Christmas.

Times Tables Homework:

https://ttrockstars.com/

Try Tommy’s Trek to practise x6, x9 with division facts, or challenge yourself to mixed tables. https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/318/Tommys-Trek-Times-Tables

RE: We will begin our new topic learning all about Islam.

Science: We will learn about the function of each part of the digestive system and the importance of fibre to keep our digestive system healthy.

History: We will re-cap what life was like before the Romans arrived in Britain in the Iron Age.

Computing: We will learn to programme in our lesson this week.

PE: PE with Mr Ault will now be on Mondays and Fridays until further notice. As the outside area can get quite wet, please send in a spare pair of shoes and socks for your child to change into should they need to. Please remember to tie long hair back and remove earrings on PE days.

PSHCE: Our Heart Smart lesson focused on listening to our positive inner voice and choosing to ignore the negative to keep our hearts happy. 

Music: We had a wonderful first Ukulele lesson and look forward to our next lesson on Thursday.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child. Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Evans

Goldfinches WB 3.1.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 4th Jan 2022 @ 8:20pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all had a happy and relaxed holiday.

It was lovely to see all of your smiling faces today and hear some of your holiday news.

This week:

Worship: This week in worship we are learning about the importance of Epiphany and finding out how it is celebrated in different countries.

 Writing: We will make predictions about our new English book and recap noun phrases and expanded noun phrases.

Reading: Our new Reading text is a non-fiction book on Volcanoes.

Reading homework- please keep up the great work with our mission to read for 15 minutes daily at home. This helps so much with our reading, imagination, punctuation and sentence structure… but, more importantly, is so much fun!

Spelling homework:  The spellings are from the Y3/4 Statutory word list.

This week’s words: century, circle, certain, complete, consider, continue, decide, describe, different, difficult

Maths: We are learning to subtract using the formal column method.

Times Tables Homework:

https://ttrockstars.com/

Try Tommy’s Trek to practise x6, x9 with division facts, or challenge yourself to mixed tables. https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/318/Tommys-Trek-Times-Tables

Science: We will learn about the function of each part of the digestive system.

History: We will learn about the legacies left by the Ancient Greeks- Olympics, Alphabet, Architecture, Democracy, and Famous Greek people.

PE: PE will be on Wednesday and Friday this week. Please remember to tie long hair back and remove earrings on PE days. As the outside area can get quite wet, please send in a spare pair of shoes and socks for your child to change into should they need to.

PSHCE: Our Heart Smart lesson focused on listening to our positive inner voice and choosing to ignore the negative to keep our hearts happy.  

Music: We will begin our Ukulele lessons this week.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child.

Mrs Evans

Goldfinches WB 13.12.21, by Mrs Evans

Date: 9th Dec 2021 @ 7:57pm

 

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

What a fantastic week- with everybody back together again!

You have all made me so proud with the way you have put so much focus and effort into the assessments and our final piece of Leon writing.

 

Friday Super star: Erica

Top Table: Destinee

If your child would like to send a Christmas card- this is absolutely fine, but please just send to the children in Goldfinches as we will not be delivering cards to different classrooms.

Worship: This week in worship we have listened to the Christmas story and discussed the Good News it shares.

Next Week:

Monday: Every child will make a Christingle and we will enjoy an online Christingle service.

Tuesday: We will watch the Pantomime virtually from our classroom.

Wednesday: Christmas jumper day, Christmas lunch and Christmas fair.

Thursday: Christmas Carol service.

Friday: Christmas party day – wear own clothes and have a party lunch. (The children will have a shorter PE lesson with Mr Ault so please send in trainers and a warm hoodie) School closes at 1pm.

 

Next Week:

Writing: We will edit our diary entries.

Reading: We will continue to read ‘The Train to Impossible Places’ and find out where Suzy ends up next!

Reading homework- please keep up the great work with our mission to read for 15 minutes daily at home. This helps so much with our reading, imagination, punctuation and sentence structure… but, more importantly, is so much fun!

Spelling homework: As we did our assessments last week, we have rolled over the spellings from last week and will test them in this final week.  The spellings are from the Y3/4 Statutory word list.

This week’s words: century, circle, certain, complete, consider, continue, decide, describe, different, difficult

Maths: We have learned to add using the formal column method and next week we will learn about coordinates with a christmas theme .

Times Tables Homework:

https://ttrockstars.com/

Try Tommy’s Trek to practise x6, x9 with division facts, or challenge yourself to mixed tables. https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/318/Tommys-Trek-Times-Tables

RE: This week RE will focus on Christingle.

Science: We will continue to learn about the function of each part of the digestive system.

History: We will present our learning about Alexander the Great and answer the question: ‘How Great was Alexander the Great?’

PE: PE will be on Wednesday and Friday this week. Please remember to tie long hair back and remove earrings on PE days. As the outside area can get quite wet, please send in a spare pair of shoes and socks for your child to change into should they need to.

PSHCE: Our Heart Smart lesson focused on finding visible and invisible similarities and differences between us. We listened to and discussed the story of The Invisible Boy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNHc2XCultQ

Music: We enjoyed playing the Glockenspiels to recap the notes DEF and added the note C. We learned what ‘improvisation’ was and had a go!!!!

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child. Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Evans

Goldfinches WB 6.12.21, by Mrs Evans

Date: 2nd Dec 2021 @ 10:00pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Well done to EVERYBODY this week- whether you have been at home or at school or a bit of both, you have all been amazing. We can't wait to all be back together as a full class again.

 If your child would like to send a Christmas card- this is absolutely fine, but please just send to the children in Goldfinches as we will not be delivering cards to different classrooms. Thank you.

Worship: This week in worship we have explored the idea that God’s love cannot be measured and that a little bit of love goes a long way. We also had a an Awe and Wonder moment when we played in the snow on Monday. What beautiful grounds we have!

Next Week:

Mrs Judge will be teaching in Year 1 so Mrs Evans will be in class again on Monday.

Reading and Writing: This week we have been writing from a different point of view after sharing pros and cons in a conscience alley about whether our character Leon should enter the magic box. Next week we will use noun phrases to help make rich and varied language choices in our writing.

Reading homework- please keep up the great work with our mission to read for 15 minutes daily at home. This helps so much with our reading, imagination, punctuation and sentence structure… but, more importantly, is so much fun!

Spelling homework: This week our spellings are from the Y3/4 Statutory word list

This week’s words: century, circle, certain, complete, consider, continue, decide, describe, different, difficult

Maths: This week we have investigated the symmetry of quadrilaterals. We have learned to reason about addition and subtraction problems, add 1, 10, 100 and 1000 to 4-digit numbers and looked at the formal method of addition for numbers that don’t cross the 10, 100 or 1000 boundary. Next week we will continue with column addition and subtraction.

Times Tables Homework:

https://ttrockstars.com/

Try Hit the Button and choose the division 6x table facts to help prepare for our Gold x6 tables test which lots of children are now working on.  The next times tables will be 9x tables.

Have a go at Coconut multiples this week to help you practise https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

Science: We saw the rather shocking results of our own investigation into the effects of different drinks on our teeth. We chose to leave boiled eggs in coke, Lucozade, fresh orange juice, dilute cordial and sugar free lemonade. We made some important decisions about the health of our teeth based on our results. We began exploring the different parts of the digestive system and will continue this next week.

History: We learned about Alexander the Great by researching the question: ‘How Great was Alexander the Great?’

Art: We have continued to practise sketching a human figure in proportion and extended this to figures who are moving.  We created our own Greek pots to tell our own Legacy. We explored adding tint and shade to colour and applied this to help us make beautiful Christmas cards.

PE: PE will be on Wednesday and Friday this week. Please remember to tie long hair back and remove earrings on PE days.

PSHCE: Our No Outsiders lesson was based on Marmaduke the very different dragon which is a beautiful book that encourages us to celebrate our differences. We designed a pair of our very own special and unique wings. .

Music: We enjoyed our first lesson in Y4 using the Glockenspiels and learning the notes DEF.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child. Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Evans and Mr Beswick.

Goldfinches WB 29.11.21, by Mrs Evans

Date: 25th Nov 2021 @ 8:57pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Well done to all our hard workers this week.

 Friday Super Star goes to: Connor

 Top Table award goes to: Beth

Reminders:

Please note PE days this week are Tuesday and Friday

Worship: This week in worship we have focused on the story of Moses and the Burning Bush and what we can learn today from it.

Next Week:

Mrs Judge will be teaching in Year 5 so Mrs Evans will be in class on Monday.

Reading and Writing: This week we have been including a wider range of conjunctions (as, while, when, although, because) in our descriptive writing. Next week we will recap noun phrases and use them to help make rich and varied language choices.

Reading homework- Keep diving into these lovely books from school! We have so many wonderful choices. We are encouraging the children to read for 15 minutes every day at home

Spelling homework: This week our spelling rule is adding the ‘ious’ suffix

This week’s words: vicious, suspicious, curious, serious, obvious, anxious, tedious, furious, devious, oblivious

 Maths: This week we have continued our investigation into Roman Numerals and have used our knowledge of number bonds to 10 to add and subtract 3-digit numbers. We have added and subtract near multiples of 10 and 100 by adjusting. Next week we will explore adding 1, 10, 100 and 1000 to 4 digit numbers and will begin to recap the column methods of addition.

Times Tables Homework:

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Try Hit the Button and choose the division 6x table facts to help prepare for our Gold x6 tables test which lots of children are now working on.  The next times tables will be 9x tables.

Have a go at Coconut multiples this week to help you practise https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

Science: We have discovered what happens to a tooth left in acid and recorded the results. Following this we planned our own investigation into the effects of different drinks on our teeth. We chose to leave boiled eggs in coke, Lucozade, fresh orange juice, dilute cordial and sugar free lemonade. We will find out the results next week as well as exploring the different parts of the digestive system and their functions.

Geography: We will continue to map where the Ancient Greek Empire spread to in Europe.

History: We will learn about Alexander the Great by researching the question: ‘How Great was Alexander the Great?’

Art: We have continued to practise sketching a human figure in proportion and extended this to figures who are moving.  We created our own Greek pots to tell our own Legacy. We have also enjoyed making wreathes for our Christmas crafts.

PE: Mr Ault will teach Netball on Wednesday and Friday this week. Please remember to tie long hair back and remove earrings on PE days.

PSHCE: Our Heart Smart focus is: Don’t forget to let love in.

Music: We are enjoying learning the words to the songs for Hoodwinked.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child. Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Evans, Mrs Judge and Mr Beswick.

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