Friday, 17th November 2023

This week, as part of Anti-Bullying week, we have focussed on race, racism and what it means to be anti-racist.  We discussed key terms and cleared misconceptions before discussing scenario cards to gain understanding of acts of racism whereby a person treats another unfairly due to their race. Later on, we have participated in a group activity to find strategies when faced with an act of racism and to understand the difference between being non-racist and anti-racist.

In Maths, we consolidated column subtraction and extended our understanding of the formal methods by solving a complex Maths Mystery.

In English, we focused on one particular character from our book, Ice Palace and wrote first person accounts to explain who this character is and what it tries to achieve. We also read the remaining part of the book and mapped out any additional details using our story maps from an earlier lesson.

In RE, we prayed the Lectio Divina twice using Isaiah’s and Mark’s Gospels and their powerful messages. The children showed great reverence during these special prayer sessions and their reflections showed a deep understanding of their faith.

We also allocated parts to the Key Stage Two Advent Service and started learning our beautiful class song about St. Lucia in Swedish!

In Art, we moved on to creating our final pieces for this term’s Drawing unit, incorporating all techniques learnt.

In PE, we practiced ways of travelling and pair- balances using apparatus.

Next week Monday, the choir is out on their trip to the Royal Albert Hall. Children in Year 4, who are NOT part of the choir should come into school in their normal school uniforms as we are NOT going to have PE.

However, on Tuesday, 21st November, Year 4 is participating in a Multi-Skills Sport Festival at the Furzefield Sport Centre. CHildren should come in their full PE kit on that day, making sure that it’s appropriate for the weather (we might be outside) and they MUST have a coat as we are walking back from the Centre together.

Thank you so much for all parents who sent in junk modelling items. I can confirm that we have a rich selection of materials now which will enable the children to investigate sound using their hand made instruments thoroughly.

Have a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga

Home Learning Due back on Tuesday, 21st November 2023
Spelling Words ending in ‘-lly’

Please log onto EdShed and practice this week’s spelling words.


Please log onto ReadTheory and complete 2 activities or alternatively download the attached Comprehension papers.

Cobweb Morning- text

Cobweb Morning-question

Cobweb Morning-answers


Log onto TT Rockstars and practice your mixed facts.

Advent Service Please learn the words to our Swedish song, St. Lucia. Children should have the words with them, as we sent them home on Thursday.

Children should only learn the first verse and the chorus repeated.