Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 21st July 2022

What we have been learning this year

We have had such a wonderful year in Year 4. Here are some of the fun things to look back on. 

 

Activities we have enjoyed this week

 This week, we have really enjoyed DT week. We enjoyed making salsa, guacamole and quesadillas. 

   

   

   

   

        

 15th July 2022

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 15th July 2022

What we have been learning this week

This week, we have been developing our knowledge of different shapes in Maths. We learnt about the different types of triangles: equilateral, isosceles and scalene and talked about the different features. Then we used our knowledge of co-ordinates and combined these features together to draw different 2D shapes onto grids. The children did extremely well with this. 

In English, we have moved on to looking at the features of an explanation text. We read some of 'Until I Met Dudley' and then created our own explanations for how things work. Ask your children to explain theirs to you. 

In Geography, we learnt about the different features of rivers and also learnt about Oxbow Lakes. The children took in a great deal of vocabulary during this lesson which was excellent to see. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week

 We were really excited to spend some time reading on the Book Bus this week. It was very comfy and a great place to read! Here are some photos. 

        

     We have also done some activities this week based on resilience and problem solving and enjoyed playing 'The One Percent Club'. The children had to put their problem solving into action. It was great to see how different brains work. See if you can solve this problem. If not, your children will be able to explain it to you. 

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily. 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Value Award winners of the week!

Rosewood Class for working really hard to write a book to raise money for refugees. We have raised £575. 

If you'd still like to donate, here is the link https://gofund.me/c06135a0

Congratulations to our Effort Award winners of the week!

Rosewood Class again for putting in an extremely great effort with their reading for the whole year, trying extremely hard to reach their AR targets.  


What we will be learning next week...

*DT week

*More Science experiments

*Sharing memories from the year

Notices
Please ensure that your children are bringing water bottles into school as some are still not doing this. Especially in this hot weather, it is really important that they drink plenty of water. 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

8th July 2022


Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 8th July 2022

What we have been learning this week

This week, we have been developing our knowledge of angles in Maths. We went outside and the children spotted a wide range of angles around the school site. We then learnt about acute and obtuse angles as well as refreshed our knowledge of right angles. 

In PSHE we have been learning about how babies are made. We learnt that the sperm joins with the egg to do this. The children all then learnt about periods too. Throughout this topic, the children have been extremely respectful and listened carefully. We have had a box where the children can also ask questions to develop their understanding and the questions that the children have asked have been excellent helping the children to progress their knowledge further too. 

In Geography, we have been developing our knowledge of rivers around the world. We have been using atlases and the internet to find facts out about rivers e.g. where the source of each river is, which countries it runs through and where each mouth is. 

We have also learnt that the power of writing can go such a long way! I cannot believe that we have raised over £500 for the Choose Love charity. The children are really keen to raise £550 as if they do this they can "buy the store". If you haven't donated and want to, here is the link: https://gofund.me/c06135a0

Activities we have enjoyed this week

This week has been an action packed week with Sports Day, Move Up Day and Bus Launch Day. On Sports Day, the children really enjoyed competing in a sprint, the sack race and the egg and spoon race. There was a lot of resilience on display and it was lovely to see children determined to complete the races and not give up. It was great to see the support that they had for each other too. 

Ready for the sprint!

        

     

The children also had a fantastic move up day. They really enjoyed the getting to know you quiz that Mrs Wheatman had prepared and learnt a lot of facts about both Mrs Culley and Mrs Wheatman. They also loved the catapult activity that Mrs Culley had prepared and were keen to show me their catapults when they came back to the class. Mrs Culley really commended their teamwork and said how well they worked together. 

        

On Bus Launch Day, the children were really to be able to finally see the finished bus and complete all the fun activities that we had planned. A big thank you must go to Mrs Balls and everyone who helped to make this such a wonderful resource to support reading and remember Lyla. 

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

*Ensure your child completes their homework on Google Classroom.

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily. 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Value Award winners of the week!

Logan M for displaying many of the school values at Sports Day

William for showing the value of friendship to another child at Sports Day

Congratulations to our Effort Award winners of the week!

Bo and Fifi for going above and beyond with all of the story writing they do outside school. 

 


What we will be learning next week...

*More about position and direction

*Finishing our Geography unit on mountains and rivers

*Holding open afternoon for parents to come in and look at books. 

Notices
Please ensure that your children are bringing water bottles into school as some are still not doing this. Especially in this hot weather, it is really important that they drink plenty of water. 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 8th July 2022

What we have been learning this week

This week, we have been developing our knowledge of angles in Maths. We went outside and the children spotted a wide range of angles around the school site. We then learnt about acute and obtuse angles as well as refreshed our knowledge of right angles. 

In PSHE we have been learning about how babies are made. We learnt that the sperm joins with the egg to do this. The children all then learnt about periods too. Throughout this topic, the children have been extremely respectful and listened carefully. We have had a box where the children can also ask questions to develop their understanding and the questions that the children have asked have been excellent helping the children to progress their knowledge further too. 

In Geography, we have been developing our knowledge of rivers around the world. We have been using atlases and the internet to find facts out about rivers e.g. where the source of each river is, which countries it runs through and where each mouth is. 

We have also learnt that the power of writing can go such a long way! I cannot believe that we have raised over £500 for the Choose Love charity. The children are really keen to raise £550 as if they do this they can "buy the store". If you haven't donated and want to, here is the link: https://gofund.me/c06135a0

Activities we have enjoyed this week

This week has been an action packed week with Sports Day, Move Up Day and Bus Launch Day. On Sports Day, the children really enjoyed competing in a sprint, the sack race and the egg and spoon race. There was a lot of resilience on display and it was lovely to see children determined to complete the races and not give up. It was great to see the support that they had for each other too. 

Ready for the sprint!

        

     

The children also had a fantastic move up day. They really enjoyed the getting to know you quiz that Mrs Wheatman had prepared and learnt a lot of facts about both Mrs Culley and Mrs Wheatman. They also loved the catapult activity that Mrs Culley had prepared and were keen to show me their catapults when they came back to the class. Mrs Culley really commended their teamwork and said how well they worked together. 

        

On Bus Launch Day, the children were really to be able to finally see the finished bus and complete all the fun activities that we had planned. A big thank you must go to Mrs Balls and everyone who helped to make this such a wonderful resource to support reading and remember Lyla. 

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

*Ensure your child completes their homework on Google Classroom.

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily. 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Value Award winners of the week!

Logan M for displaying many of the school values at Sports Day

William for showing the value of friendship to another child at Sports Day

Congratulations to our Effort Award winners of the week!

Bo and Fifi for going above and beyond with all of the story writing they do outside school. 

 


What we will be learning next week...

*More about position and direction

*Finishing our Geography unit on mountains and rivers

*Holding open afternoon for parents to come in and look at books. 

Notices
Please ensure that your children are bringing water bottles into school as some are still not doing this. Especially in this hot weather, it is really important that they drink plenty of water. 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 8th July 2022

What we have been learning this week

This week, we have been developing our knowledge of angles in Maths. We went outside and the children spotted a wide range of angles around the school site. We then learnt about acute and obtuse angles as well as refreshed our knowledge of right angles. 

In PSHE we have been learning about how babies are made. We learnt that the sperm joins with the egg to do this. The children all then learnt about periods too. Throughout this topic, the children have been extremely respectful and listened carefully. We have had a box where the children can also ask questions to develop their understanding and the questions that the children have asked have been excellent helping the children to progress their knowledge further too. 

In Geography, we have been developing our knowledge of rivers around the world. We have been using atlases and the internet to find facts out about rivers e.g. where the source of each river is, which countries it runs through and where each mouth is. 

We have also learnt that the power of writing can go such a long way! I cannot believe that we have raised over £500 for the Choose Love charity. The children are really keen to raise £550 as if they do this they can "buy the store". If you haven't donated and want to, here is the link: https://gofund.me/c06135a0

Activities we have enjoyed this week

This week has been an action packed week with Sports Day, Move Up Day and Bus Launch Day. On Sports Day, the children really enjoyed competing in a sprint, the sack race and the egg and spoon race. There was a lot of resilience on display and it was lovely to see children determined to complete the races and not give up. It was great to see the support that they had for each other too. 

Ready for the sprint!

        

     

The children also had a fantastic move up day. They really enjoyed the getting to know you quiz that Mrs Wheatman had prepared and learnt a lot of facts about both Mrs Culley and Mrs Wheatman. They also loved the catapult activity that Mrs Culley had prepared and were keen to show me their catapults when they came back to the class. Mrs Culley really commended their teamwork and said how well they worked together. 

        

On Bus Launch Day, the children were really to be able to finally see the finished bus and complete all the fun activities that we had planned. A big thank you must go to Mrs Balls and everyone who helped to make this such a wonderful resource to support reading and remember Lyla. 

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

*Ensure your child completes their homework on Google Classroom.

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily. 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Value Award winners of the week!

Logan M for displaying many of the school values at Sports Day

William for showing the value of friendship to another child at Sports Day

Congratulations to our Effort Award winners of the week!

Bo and Fifi for going above and beyond with all of the story writing they do outside school. 

 


What we will be learning next week...

*More about position and direction

*Finishing our Geography unit on mountains and rivers

*Holding open afternoon for parents to come in and look at books. 

Notices
Please ensure that your children are bringing water bottles into school as some are still not doing this. Especially in this hot weather, it is really important that they drink plenty of water. 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 1st July 2022

What we have been learning this week

This week has been assessment week and the children have worked hard to complete three Maths tests, two reading tests and a writing assessment. The children's attitudes have been really positive and I have been so proud of what they have achieved. 

In Geography, we have been looking at mountains such as The Alps, The Andes, The Himalayas and The Rocky Mountains. We used Google Earth to look at the mountains and enjoyed looking at mountains such as Mount Everest.

 

Activities we have enjoyed this week

This week, the children have been working hard to finish our book "Writes for Refugees". At lot of the children have been working hard at home or at lunchtimes to add the finishing touches. There is still a way to go as the children keep having more and more ideas but I will keep you posted on when it is ready. The children are absolutely thrilled as, at the last count, we have raised £235, beating our target twice. Thank you SO much to everyone who has donated. If you would like to donate, this is the link.  https://gofund.me/c06135a0 This is also the Choose Love website. The children have been looking at it to see exactly what a difference their money can make. It is literally saving lives...

 Here is a sneak peak at some of the content from earlier in the week. 

 

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

*Ensure your child completes their homework on Google Classroom.

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily. 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Value Award winners of the week!

Florence- For helping lots of people out on Google Classroom.

Layla- for showing courage when completing her tests. 

Congratulations to our Effort Award winners of the week!

Ella- for working hard to develop her resilience
Sean- for working hard to develop his reading.

What we will be learning next week...

*Sports Day

*Move Up Day

*Bus Launch Day 

Notices
Please ensure that your children are bringing water bottles into school as some are still not doing this. Especially in this hot weather, it is really important that they drink plenty of water. 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

24th June 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 24th June 2022

What we have been learning this week

This week, in English, I have been blown away by the children's effort and enthusiasm. We have been writing adventure stories and they are absolutely amazing! I can really see the influence that Brightstorm has had on the children, which is excellent and their ideas are really creative. It has also been fantastic to see the hard work that we have done on grammar, punctuation and spelling throughout the year become really embedded within their work. We have started our new class novel which is Charlotte's Web and the children have shown a good understanding of the text, picking out the American words and developing their understanding by asking questions about vocabulary which they do not know. As a class, we need to work on sequencing a little bit so the homework activity on Google Classroom is based around that. In Maths, the children have also been working hard. We have been learning about money and the children have really embraced this and shown an excellent understanding. Today, we have been answering word problems and the children's understanding of these has been excellent. They even identified the tricks I put in to catch them out!  This week, the children have also completed some great art work showing perspective and they are really proud of their work and the techniques they are learning. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week

As it is Refugee Week this week, the children involved in this project (the majority of the class) have worked hard and we have almost finished their book "Writes for Refugees" to raise money. We have set up a fundraising page so if you would like to donate money, then please follow this link which also has more details about the project.  https://gofund.me/c06135a0

 As promised from last week, here are the children's maps which they used to base their stories on. They really enjoyed creating these maps and discussing features on their lands with me. 

 

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

*Ensure your child completes their homework on Google Classroom.

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily. 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Value Award winners of the week!

Yusuf- for always being there for everyone.

Sophia- for having the courage to give more extended answers in class discussions. 

Congratulations to our Effort Award winners of the week!

Hector- for making a great effort with his writing, using great handwriting, spelling and fronted adverbials.

Hanna- for an excellent effort, particularly with reading finishing the whole of the Brightstorm trilogy.

What we will be learning next week...

*Starting our new class novel. 

*Completing some experiments on sound

*Learning about money in Maths.  

Notices
Please ensure that your children are bringing water bottles into school as some are still not doing this. Especially in this hot weather, it is really important that they drink plenty of water. 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 17th June 2022

What we have been learning this week

This week we have finished reading our class novel Brightstorm (as the children were super keen to read the last three chapters today!) The children loved it especially all of the twists at the end. A lot of the children are keen to finish the trilogy. This is the next book. 

The children have really developed their vocabulary by listening to this novel and this is really showing in their writing. This week, the children loved designing their own 'old' maps and we have written setting descriptions of lots of the settings. Photographs of our amazing maps will follow next week. 

In Maths, we have finished our unit on decimals by comparing decimals and fractions and have done a quick recap on using the correct methods for addition, subtraction and multiplication. 

In computing, we have been learning about digital media. We took photos using the ipads and learnt how to airdrop them and upload them to Google Classroom. The children also learnt how to edit these photos. Her are some great examples. I was super impressed with these. 

 

Activities we have enjoyed this week

This week, Alistair Patrick-Heselton came in to work with us. He has an amazing story which you can read about on the website: https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/halloffame/alistair-patrick-heselton/ 

He worked with us on team building and resilience.

 

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily. 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Value Award winners of the week!

 

The whole of Rosewood Class for showing excellent friendship skills throughout the week. 

Congratulations to our Effort Award winners of the week!

 

William and Freya for excellent writing.

What we will be learning next week...

*Starting our new class novel. 

*Completing some experiments on sound

*Learning about money in Maths.  

Notices
Please ensure that your children are bringing water bottles into school as some are still not doing this. Especially in this hot weather, it is really important that they drink plenty of water. 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

10th June 2022


Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 10th June 2022

What we have been learning this week

This week in English, we have moved on to writing about mountain settings. The children have developed their vocabulary and this is really showing in the excellent writing that they are producing. We have also been working on ensuring that we are using fronted adverbials and using commas after these. We have also been thinking carefully about our handwriting; the homework is a handwriting task which will support the children with this too.  In Maths, we have been continuing work on decimals and how to round decimals. The children used skills they had learnt when rounding previously in the year to support them with this very successfully. We have also worked extremely hard on our times tables. The children are doing really well with these and we are working on ensuring that they can type them quickly on TT Rockstars too.  

In PSHE, the children have continued learning about peer pressure and recognising when they are uncomfortable in a situation that they can say no and how they can do this. During this whole unit of work, I have been incredibly impressed with how maturely the children have responded to difficult concepts and how they have listened and been respectful about the ideas of others. 

In Science, the children have begun their new unit of work focusing on sound. The children looked at different instruments from the woodwind, brass, strings and percussion families and learnt how each type of instrument makes sound. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week

The children have been finishing off some of their abstract still life work this week in Art. Here are some examples of their work. 

 

 

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily. 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Value Award winners of the week!

Logan M for showing real resilience and positivity. 

Ben for always having a positive attitude towards his learning and supporting others to be the best they can be too. 

Congratulations to our Effort Award winners of the week!

Vishnu for continuing to improve his effort with reading week after week and for showing excellent initiative to help the rest of the class and me. 

Anna for making an excellent, enthusiastic effort to improve her times tables. 

What we will be learning next week...

*We will be creating maps of our own settings in English based on "The Wide" in Brightstorm. 

*We will be starting our new art unit drawing in perspective. 

*We will be learning about the Anglo-Saxon justice system to finish our unit on Anglo-Saxons. 

Notices
Please ensure that your children are bringing water bottles into school as some are still not doing this. Especially in this hot weather, it is really important that they drink plenty of water. 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

27 May 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 27th May 2022

Platinum Jubilee Day 2022

Today we have enjoyed celebrating the jubilee. The whole school made bunting to hang around the site. 

We really enjoyed watching videos and listening to people's memories from the Golden Jubilee, the Silver Jubilee and even the Coronation! We also had a special message from Look East which was extremely exciting! Thank you to the parents and great grandparents who sent in memories.  We then had our lunch and street party on the school field. The weather was gorgeous. 

Then we announced the winners of the cake and crown competitions. We were very lucky because we had 3 winners in Year 4.

 

Then in the afternoon we did traditional activities such as country dancing. The children had a lot of fun. 

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily. 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Value Award winners of the week!

Jack for using his initiative more and using this to help others. 

Millie for showing real maturity and compassion when it comes to understanding her friends' feelings. 

Congratulations to our Effort Award winners of the week!

Michael for an excellent effort working hard in all subjects to make his work the best it can be. 
Tom for an excellent effort in all lessons and asking great questions to develop his understanding further. 

Have a wonderful half term. 

Notices
Please ensure that your children are bringing water bottles into school. 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 20th May 2022

What we have been learning  this week...

This week, the children have been working extremely hard. Well done to everyone! In Maths, they have been continuing their wok on decimals and completed a dominoes investigation and in English they have been writing their own setting descriptions and editing descriptions to improve them using a range of synonyms. They have also revised the use of a thesaurus to develop their vocabulary. The children have also been developing their knowledge of abstract still life art this week by learning about Picasso and Braque. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

The children have been developing their knowledge of Sikhism and Guru Nanak. .  

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily. 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Value Award winners of the week!

Ava for being helpful with the supply teachers.

Yusuf for demonstrating a conscientious attitude.

Congratulations to our Effort Award winners of the week!

William for working very hard independently.

Sean for completing his daily job with care and attention.

What we will be learning next week...

*Enjoying some Jubilee celebrations and learning about the Queen!
*Learning about how alcohol affects the body. 
*Writing our own setting descriptions of a cave. 
Notices
Please ensure that your children are bringing water bottles into school. The children will also need a jumper and waterproof as the weather is very changeable from one minute to the next. 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

13th May 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 13th May 2022

What we have been learning  this week...

This week in English, we have been learning about prepositions. On Monday, we made paper aeroplanes and went outside and threw them. We then recorded where the paper aeroplane landed and used these prepositions in Tuesday's lesson. Later in the week, we used these to help us write setting descriptions. We are currently describing woodland settings so we went to the nature reserve to use our senses to find interesting words. One of the words the children came up with was "petrichor"!
In Maths, the children have been completing work on decimals. They showed a good knowledge of how fractions and decimals link and have been developing their place value understanding tenths. They have also been locating decimals on a number line. 
In PSHE, we talked about smoking. The children handled this concept with great maturity and showed some great understanding of the dangers. They also asked sensible questions to develop their knowledge further. The children then looked at specific scenarios and talked about 'peer pressure'. The children showed their knowledge of being assertive and standing up for themselves. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

With our preposition planes!

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily. A new spelling sheet for the term has come home today. 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 Values awards:

Yuyan - for showing the school value of justice making sure that everyone joined in with our class discussions in the nature reserve.

Sophia- showing the school value of forgiveness and continuing to be incredibly kind and positive.

Working hard awards: 

Logan S for working hard with painting in Art.

Skye for working hard singing in Music.  

What we will be learning next week...

*Continuing with our states of matter Science experiments. 
*Learning about how alcohol affects the body. 
*Writing our own setting descriptions of a forest. 
Notices
Please ensure that your children are bringing water bottles into school. The children will also need a jumper and waterproof as the weather is very changeable from one minute to the next. 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

6th May 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 6th May 2022

What we have been learning and enjoying this week...

This week in English, we have finished writing letters from Arty Brightstorm to Harriet Culpepper. The children have tried extremely hard to include lots of features of letter writing as well as including fronted adverbials and subordinating conjunctions to ensure that their letters sound extremely good. The children have also been listening really hard to our class novel and we had a brilliant discussion on disability based on the fact that Arty in the novel has an iron arm. The children have also completed work on fractions and solved a wide range of problems based upon this. In History, we have started our new unit on Anglo-Saxons and the children are showing a great amount of knowledge about how this fits chronologically with the Ancient Greeks and the Romans. We have also had an excellent couple of athletics lessons in PE where the children developed their technique for relay races and for hurdles. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

We enjoyed looking at a wide range of still life paintings this week for the beginning of our new unit for art. The children were allowed to group the artwork any way that they liked and this led to really great discussions and oracy work. Here are some of the paintings we discussed. 
 

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily. A new spelling sheet for the term has come home today. 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 Values awards:

Vishnu for an excellent development of his growth mindset and attitude towards independent reading. 
Hector for really challenging himself to improve his vocabulary choices and giving excellent reasons when answering the big question.

Working hard awards: 

Anna for working hard when writing her letter and having a real growth mindset in Maths. 

Poppy for an excellent effort in PE and excelling in hurdles. 

 

What we will be learning next week...

*Starting our new RE unit on Sikhism.
*Beginning to paint sections of a still life. 
*Writing about different woodland settings.  
Notices
Please ensure that your children are bringing water bottles into school. The children will also need a jumper and waterproof as the weather is very changeable from one minute to the next. 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

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29th April 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 29th April 2022

What we have been learning and enjoying this week...

This week in Maths, we have been developing our knowledge of fractions further by calculating fractions of amounts. We then have been answering would you rather questions e.g. would you prefer 2/3 of £36 or 4/5 of £55. To do this we have been dividing the fraction by the denominator and multiplying by the numerator. A lot of the children have been working at home to develop their times tables further and this is really showing in their work as they can solve problems like this quickly rather than having to calculate each step. 

In English, we have been using a 'talk for writing' approach to learn a letter written from Maud Brightstorm to Harriet Culpepper using actions. The structure of this letter will set the children up well to create their own persuasive letters from Arty Brightstorm next week using many of the features we have learnt about in English so far this year e.g. fronted adverbials with commas after them and subordinating conjunctions as well as developing their vocabulary further. 
We have also developed further knowledge of the Roman period of history including the Africans such as Septimius Severus who came to York in the Roman times. We learnt that archaeologists have found a number of items that the Africans brought to England including couscous pots. The children found it really interesting to discuss how this changed their perceptions of the Romans and how key figures such as Septimius Severus are not as well known as other figures such as Julius Caesar. 
We also linked our learning about volcanoes in geography with the eruption of Pompeii. It is great to see the children making the links between the subjects and their clear passion to ask more insightful questions to develop their understanding further.

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

On Monday, the children took part in Bikeability. They had a lot of fun and learnt some great skills. They learnt to stand on 'the clean side' of their bikes and how to check their bikes before setting out using the ABCD technique. We timed it and it took 18 seconds to complete checks on their bikes. Get them to show you how to do these. 
The children then took part in a variety of different exercises including riding around, taking their hands off, riding between cones and in different sections representing roads.
 

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily. A new spelling sheet for the term has come home today. 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 Values awards:

Jack- for continually being a kind and supportive friend. 
Alex- for always approaching his work with a  positive mindset and contributing well in class discussions

Working hard awards: 

Layla- for an excellent improvement in times tables leading to more confidence within the Maths lessons and some excellent fractions work. 

Ivy- for an excellent effort to develop her times tables knowledge practising every day. 

What we will be learning next week...

*Finishing learning about volcanoes, tsunamis and earthquakes. 
*Starting work on decimals. 
*Beginning looking at different paintings of still life and discussing the different styles. 
Notices
Please ensure that your children are bringing water bottles into school. The children will also need a jumper and waterproof as the weather is very changeable from one minute to the next. 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 22nd April 2022

What we have been learning and enjoying this week...

Welcome back. I hope that you have all had a wonderful Easter break. 

In English, we are enjoying our new class novel Brightstorm. This is a brilliant adventure novel and the children are developing their knowledge of a wide range of vocabulary surrounding this. We have also been looking at a persuasive letter linked with this topic and identifying all the features of good writing. We will base our own letters on this next week. 

In Maths, the children have been developing their knowledge of fractions further by adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator as well as applying these strategies to word problems too. The children have worked hard on this and are developing their confidence with fractions. 

Following our paper weaving before the Easter break, we have been weaving with wool this week and are really proud with how we have done. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

We have completed some geography work on volcanoes this week too and thought carefully about whether volcanoes were a good thing or a bad thing and whether we would like to live near a volcano. We then held a debate to argue for or against living near a volcano.   

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily. A new spelling sheet for the term has come home today. 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 Values awards:

Tom, Fifi and Bo for raising £110 for Unicef by selling their toys. 

Working hard awards: 

William for developing independence. 
Skye for trying really hard to develop her Maths. 

What we will be learning next week...

*writing persuasive letters
*weaving on a circular loom
*starting our new PSHE unit thinking about 'healthy me'. Please be aware that later in this unit of work, the children will be learning about smoking and alcohol. 
Notices

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

1st April 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 1st April 2022

What we have been learning and enjoying this week...

We have had a really special week in Rosewood Class this week with our zoom call with Onjali Rauf on Wednesday. She spoke to us about a number of different things both serious and funny and the children (and myself) were inspired by someone that was so passionate about what she does and who is so kind and caring.

Following reading our class novel The Boy at the Back of the Class, Onjali spoke to us about refugees and why she was inspired to write her first novel. Although she had always enjoyed writing and had been writing from a young age, she told us that she had not always planned to write a novel but following the tragic death of Alan Kurdi and meeting refugees, particularly a young baby and through all the amazing work that she does in Calais, she had what she called her "Tintin" moment to write this novel. The children were able to draw clear parallels between this sad tragedy and the death of Ahmetâ€ââ€Å¾Â¢s sister Syrah in The Boy at the Back of the Class.

She also spoke about the fantastic work that goes into supporting refugees and the people who help, such as a man called Charlie from Mobile Refugee Support who drives a van round helping refugees to charge their mobile phones and gain access to wifi. She also spoke about a lady called Dorothy who drives to Calais twice a week to take refugees socks and clean and repair their damaged socks. She made us think about how such a seemingly small thing could make such a huge difference. We were able to see photos of Onjali with these people which really brought to life the positive things being done to support refugees.

Onjali Rauf also spoke about the amazing drawings that Ahmet does in The Boy at the Back of the Class produced by Pippa Curnick.

 

Drawings like this, although fictional, are based on drawings from real refugees, which helps them to communicate with volunteers working in Calais where Onjali spends a lot of time.

She also spoke to us about some of the amazing refugees we know, for example

*Prince Philip

*Albert Einstein

*Fish and chips were brought over to England by refugees.

*Freddie Mercury

*Sergey Brin

*Judith Kerr

Sir Alec Issigonis 

At the end of the talk, some of the children were able to ask questions to her that they had prepared for homework. She was noticeably really impressed by the level of questions that the children were asking and gave us some really interesting answers. She told us that if she were to give advice to her nine year old self, she would have said not to be so scared and shy. She also told us that some of the character of Alexa was based on her, such as liking lemon sherberts, but other parts were not.

During the talk, the children were given a little booklet in case they wanted to write notes or draw about what she was saying. Some of the children chose to write down facts so they could remember them whilst other children just listened enthralled. Once we had finished the talk, I went round to look at what the children had produced and was astounded at just how much they had taken in of what she was saying. They were clearly really inspired that they had met a real author.

 

Following our talk, I gave the children an open-ended writing task “write something inspired by Onjali Raufâ€Â. The children could choose to work individually or with a small group or partner to write any genre of writing. Again, I was so impressed with the effort and wide range of ideas that the children came up with. Some of the children worked independently and others chose to work in a group producing work such as fact-files, stories, comic strips, poems and even raps! The diverse range of writing styles was excellent to see and no two pieces of writing are anything alike. The children have been so motivated by the task and the level of writing they have been producing is just excellent. Without any guidance, they have had their spelling banks out, word mats to develop their use of fronted adverbials and used their subordinating conjunction word banks.

I am so impressed with the brilliance of Rosewood Class and feel extremely pleased in how inspired they have been by my favourite childrenâ€ââ€Å¾Â¢s author. A big thank you must go to the superstar parent and their contacts for sorting this out for us.

We now have big plans as a class. We are very keen to help and because the children are really inspired with their writing at the moment, we are going to create our very own booklet with stories, poems comics etc. that the children have created. The children can work on this at home and their work can be submitted up until Monday 25th April. We will then sell our fantastic work to raise money to refugees. 

 

"THE CHANGE WE NEED STARTS WITH YOU"

 

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 Values awards:

Ella and Millie for showing the value of friendship by spending 6 weeks creating the most beautiful Easter baskets for the whole of Rosewood Class to make them smile. 

Working hard awards: 

Bo for her excellent effort working hard to create an amazing series of wolf stories at home. 

Anna for an excellent effort producing amazing artwork outside school. 

What we will be learning next week...

It is the Easter holidays. Please have a wonderful break. 

NOTICES

A big thank you to the BSA for arranging an excellent Easter hunt that we all really enjoyed. 

 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

25th March 2022

 
Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 25th March 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, we have moved on to learning about fractions in Maths. We have recapped on the terminology for fractions e.g. numerator and denominator and developed our knowledge of unit fractions. Earlier in the week, we also solved some correspondence problems and tried to work out how many different variations of ice-cream someone could have if they chose 3 scoops. YUM! In English, we have been using dictionaries to develop our vocabulary based around persuasive writing. We have also been using a wide range of vocabulary to describe food. In Geography, we have started learning about tectonic plates. We located them on a map and looked at ÃƒÆ’ƒÃ…¾ingvellir National Park in Iceland where a rift valley is caused because of the moved of the Eurasian and the North American plate. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week, Mr Green came in to teach us about micro bits. It was really fascinating and the children really enjoyed it a lot. Thank you so much to the parent who funded this for us. 

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 Values awards:

Alex- for showing a real enthusiasm for developing vocabulary and word patterns. 

Layla- for having a growth mindset

 

Working hard awards: 

Jack and Tom for trying hard to develop their Maths. 

What we will be learning next week...

*We will be continuing our learning about earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis in Geography. 

*Having our zoom meeting with Onjali Rauf. 

*Developing our knowledge of fractions. 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

18th March 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 18th March 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, has been a hard week for Rosewood Class but it is testament to the children's hope and determination that we have all continued smiling and continued learning.  The children have been doing English and Maths assessments this week. If your child was not in school, they will be able to catch up with these assessments when they return. The children put a lot of effort into these assessments and it showed what they have learnt and the areas that we can continue working on.  The children have also learnt about plagiarism in Computing and then researched Roman baths ensuring that they did not plagiarise any of their writing. We also wrote letters to Grafham Water to say thank you to the instructors who looked after us.
We have also started our new class novel The Great Foodbank Heist. This is the second novel that we have read by Onjali Rauf and deals with the important issue of food poverty. The children have really understood this issue well and have asked questions to clarify their understanding further. The children are all very excited about our author zoom visit the week after next.
 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

Our new Art unit is weaving. We firstly practised weaving with paper. They we created some patterns based on Kente weaving, which originated in Africa. 

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 The whole school have nominated the whole of Rosewood Class for awards this week for showing our school value of hope and continuing to continue learning with such a positive attitude. 

What we will be learning next week...

* A computing expert will be coming to teach us about micro bits. 

*We will be learning about earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis in Geography. 

*We will be continuing reading our class novel The Great Foodbank Heist

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

11th March 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 11th March 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, we have definitely had one of the most memorable weeks of our school experience so far at Grafham Water Centre. 
When we arrived, our lead instructor Simon talked to us about BEST- being brave, encouraging others, safety and trust and trying. Then we got to take all of our things to our dormitories and find out where we were sleeping. There were six dormitories: robin, skylark, heron, curlew, kingfisher and swallow. We were really excited to layout our things neatly and make our beds. 
After settling in to our rooms we went out to complete our first activities. Different groups completed different activities on the first day including climbing, pioneering and sailing. After our first activity. We were really excited to go to the canteen and had a delicious meal of macaroni cheese or pie followed by some scrumptious desserts. Then we got ready into our waterproof clothes and wellies for a night time activity.... The Grafham Challenge!!
In the Grafham Challenge, all of the children were blindfolded in the dark and had to follow a rope through an obstacle course describing the obstacles and helping each other. This really helped develop our trust and communication skills. It also tested our bravery as it was very very dark. 
Following the Grafham Challenge, we went inside, changed into our PJs and settled down for a cup of hot chocolate before bed time. Then the children settled down into their dormitories for a good night's sleep before another fun-filled day of activities. 
The next morning, we were excited to find that we could have a cooked breakfast as well as a choice of different cereals. After filling up for the day, we took part in the next two activities in our activity groups. In the evening, we packed our suitcases in a record 40 minutes and then headed to our lounge where we had some down time writing postcards and had a bedtime story (well actually 3) with our hot chocolate. Then we headed to bed. 
On the last day, we were excited to complete our last activity and then share our best activities and what we had learnt with Simon. Several of the children wanted to stay at Grafham longer because they had such fun. 
A MASSIVE THANK YOU MUST GO TO MRS COX AND MISS SIMMONS WITHOUT WHOM THIS WHOLE ADVENTURE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

Climbing

Pioneering

Bushcraft

Sailing

                             

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 Congratulations to our Value Award Winners this week: 

 

The whole of Rosewood Class for representing themselves and the school brilliantly at Grafham Water Centre.

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

 Logan S, Max, Michael and Sean (aka Swallow dormitory) for maintaining the tidiest dormitory at Grafham Water Centre. 

What we will be learning next week...

It will be assessment week next week which will be great for me to see how well the children have understood the concepts covered so far this year and the areas in which we need to work on a little bit more. 

NOTICES

There will be no homework this week as the children are very tired from Grafham. However, it would be great for them to continue reading and working on times tables. 

 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

March 4th 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 4th March 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, we have created some amazing adverts about Grafham Water. The children really enjoyed using persuasive techniques and learning more about Grafham to create their adverts on the I=pads. Their team work was really excellent and it was lovely to see them working together and helping each other. 
In Maths, we have been developing our division skills further by completing 3-digit by 1 digit division. We have also learnt about remainders too. We also worked on pattern spotting. We each picked a divisor and saw if we could spot patterns with the answers. 
In History this week, we have learnt about different Roman towns and cities and used our research skills to develop our knowledge of what they were like in Roman times and how they have changed now!

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

 On Thursday we had World Book Day. The children really enjoyed dressing up and wearing cosy clothes. We read several stories including Malala's Magic Pencil and the children went on a really fun trail in the nature reserve with codes to break, book characters hiding in the trees and even our very own photo booth! Here are just some of the pictures. 

 We also had an impromptu concert today which was very much enjoyed by all. 

 

                             

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 Congratulations to our Value Award Winners this week: 

Yusuf for an excellent contribution in class discussions.  

Lily-Mai for excellent resilience and perseverance with sewing. 

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

 

Bo and Freya for working together to create an excellent advert using persuasive devices and different colours, fonts and pictures using the I-pads. 

What we will be learning next week...

GRAFHAM! GRAFHAM! GRAFHAM! We are very excited. 

NOTICES

Please ensure that your child packs with you for Grafham so they know where everything is. 

 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

25th February 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 25th February 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week in English, we have moved on to developing our knowledge of persuasive writing techniques. We developed our knowledge of facts and opinions and also learnt about rhetorical questions. The children had a great knowledge of rhetorical questions and came up with some fantastic questions that could be used for an advert. We also looked at other features of persuasive writing such as statistics, alliteration and the rule of three as well as the bright colours and fonts that are often used. 
This week's word of the week is 'tickled' as in to be very pleased with someone or something, perhaps to the point of giddiness. We talked about the expression tickled pink too. The children are now identifying their own words in their reading. They now all have pink bookmarks and are identifying words on their bookmarks that they don't know. When they are reading at home, it would be great for you to go through these words with them. On average it takes a child 7 going over a word before it stays in their long term vocabulary.
In Maths, we have been developing our division techniques. As the children get better at times tables, they are spotting the patterns with division too, so please encourage them to practise their times tables at home. 
We have also had DT week this week linking with our sewing work. Some of the children's work is top secret until the end of March so I am sworn to secrecy on this and cannot reveal anymore or share pictures YET! Needless to say, it is amazing though! 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

In PE this week, we begun our tennis lessons. It was extremely rainy outside so we practised controlling the ball really carefully inside. 

The lovely Miss Nutland also organised for us to have an Anglo-Saxon workshop about the story of St Etheldreda. Following this workshop, the children can choose to be part of the team that are going to be creating a collage. The winning collages will be made into real tapestries which will hang in Ely Cathedral.            

                            

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 Congratulations to our Value Award Winners this week:

 

William for his excellent independent writing this week. 

Sophia for an excellent effort with her reading this week. 

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Hanna for thinking carefully about how she presented her history work, adding extra headings and subheadings. 

Vishnu for really concentrating on his handwriting this week. 

What we will be learning after half term...

*We will be creating our own persuasive adverts for Grafham Water using the I-pads. 

*Learning about Roman cities. 

* Taking part in many wonderful reading activities for WORLD BOOK DAY! 

NOTICES

Thank you to everyone who attended the Grafham presentation evening on Thursday. Please let me know if you have any further questions. 

 

It will be WORLD BOOK DAY on Thursday. The children can come dressed as their favourite book character or in cosy clothes. Please note that we will be completing a fantastic book trail in the nature reserve so please ensure that the clothes they wear are appropriate. This will be instead of PE. 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

11th February 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 11th February 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week in English, we have been writing our own stories. The main thing that we have been focusing on is ensuring that we have excellent character descriptions within them. The children have absolutely blown me away with the language they have been doing. Our extensive work on vocabulary is clearly paying off. Also, the children have all been including fronted adverbials in their stories which add detail and hook the reader into the story. 
In Maths, we have been problem solving with multiplication. The children have been very successful at identifying multiple steps within a word problem and then solving these steps. The children have then moved on to division work. The improvement in times tables has really supported them with this too. We will continue with division after half term. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

   In Science this week, we have been focusing on fair testing. We completed an experiment to see which liquid would travel the fastest. Ask your child to tell you everything we did to make it fair. They might remember some clues from this picture. 

We have also been continuing to develop our sewing and our very proud of our finished stitches on binca. Here are pictures of the children's work that is currently finished. I think you will agree that they have done a brilliant job! 

 

 

                                                                           

How you can help...

Over half term, please ensure that your child keeps reading and that they practise their times tables as this has a big impact in class. The children have also been set homework to practise making their bed for our upcoming trip to Grafham Water. They need to practise putting on a sheet, duvet cover and pillowcase. They will have help but it is great to start to learn this life skill! 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 Congratulations to our Value Award Winners this week:

Hattie for being as asset to Rosewood Class. We wish you lots of luck at your new school. 

Michael for an infectious enthusiasm for reading

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Annabel- for an amazing improvement in writing. 

Anna for such beautiful sewing and supporting others with their sewing too. 

What we will be learning after half term...

*We will be continuing developing our knowledge of division in Maths. 

*We will be moving onto writing persuasively in English. 

*We will be creating purses using our newfound sewing skills in DT. 

NOTICES

Have a wonderful half term break! 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

4 February 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 28th January 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week in Maths, there has been a noticeable improvement in lots of the children's times tables. Well done to the children who have put in extra time practising at home. This skill is really beneficial in class as we have been completing 2 x 1 digit multiplication e.g. 34 x 7 and 3 x 1 digit multiplication e.g. 296 x 8. The children who have been practising have been really proud to recall their times tables facts and I am proud of them too. Please keep up this times tables work Rosewood superstars!
In English, we have been learning about fronted adverbials. The children have been writing their own sentences using fronted adverbials and using commas after these too. The children have also been enjoying listening to some more of our class novel. Through this, we have had really interesting and insightful conversations about refugees, especially as we learnt Ahmet's sister Syrah died in the story. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

In R.E. we are continuing to learn about Islam and this week we watched some videos about mosques and created our own mini mosques after looking at some examples of mosques around the world. They were quite tricky to build but we persevered with the tiny cutting and sticking with this task and learnt a lot about the features of a mosque whilst doing so. Here are some of them: 

We have also started sewing and the whole class is very keen on this. I have seen a real resilience and determination from everyone, even if they can't get a stitch straight away and these are great strategies for the future. Here are some of the stitches we have been learning running stitch, twisted running stitch, cross stitch and some of us have even moved onto the much more complicated chain stitch.       

                                                                           

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 Congratulations to our Value Award Winners this week:

 Florence for showing the school value of forgiveness.

Ella for an excellent effort an improvement in times tables and more complex multiplication. 

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Poppy, for beautiful presentation in all of her work. 

Logan S for excellent neat sewing. 

What we will be learning next week...

*Consolidating out knowledge of 2 digit by 1 digit and 3 digit by 1 digit multiplication

*Writing more extended character descriptions using fronted adverbials in English. 

*Learning about Roman roads in History. 

NOTICES

Homework for this week is set on Google Classroom. Please remember to send your 5ps in for our BSA collection! Thank you. 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

27 January 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 28th January 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week in Maths, we have been developing our knowledge of multiplication tables. The children have been tested on all of the multiplication tables. They have to complete 30 in 3 minutes. The children have been set times tables on TT Rocks that they are currently not confident in. If your child is confident with all of their tables, they have been set all of the times tables. We have used this knowledge of the multiplication tables to multiply 3 numbers e.g. 2 x 8 x 5. 
In English, the children have been developing their knowledge of inference by learning how writers 'show not tell' how different characters are feeling. The children have identified where Onjali Rauf has done this as well as writing sentences of their own about this too. We have continued reading our class novel, and the children have great ideas about this too. The children have also enjoyed completing everyone's homophone homework and playing WORDLE. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

In R.E. we are continuing to learn about Islam and the prophet Muhammad. We read stories about Muhammad and learnt that Muslims do not draw pictures of Muhammad or act out stories about him. In mosques, Muhammad's name is written so we have painted Muhammad's name. We learnt that Muslims say 'peace be upon him' after they use Muhammad's name. 

      

                                                                           

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 Congratulations to our Value Award Winners this week:

 Sean for such a fantastic attitude to completing and editing his homework.

Hector for such a great attitude in problem solving and reasoning in Maths this week

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Rishabh for concentrating hard on his handwriting. 
Lily-Mai for improving the size of her handwriting. 

What we will be learning next week...

*Moving on to learning 2 digit by 1 digit multiplication.

*Starting our sewing unit in Art.

*Developing our knowledge of fronted adverbials in English. 

NOTICES

Homework for this week is set on Google Classroom. Please remember to send your 5ps in for our BSA collection! Thank you. 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

21st January 2022

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 21st January 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, the children have continued developing our knowledge of The Boy at the Back of the Class. The children had clearly tried really hard with their homework and knew a wide range of vocabulary from this novel, which was great to see. All of the children had a great understanding of what refugees were. The children have written their own character descriptions and incorporated lots of excellent vocabulary. Well done Rosewood Class. In Maths, the children have been developing their knowledge of their 9, 6 and 7 times tables. It is really important for the children to be fluent in their times tables to help them in all the areas of Maths we will be covering from this point onwards e.g. long multiplication, fractions, area etc. Please encourage your children to practise a little bit every day. This will make a great difference. The children have also begun their new history topic on The Romans and learnt about when the Romans invaded England and thought about why. They have also begun to add details to their own timelines to show these invasions. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week, the children have been developing their knowledge of coding using Purple Mash. They created flowcharts to follow instructions and tested whether these worked. They then debugged them if they did not work. This is from the APP Monkey Jumping.

This is from Superheroes. See if your children can explain the coding they did and the flowcharts they made to you. 

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 Congratulations to our Value Award Winners this week:

 Skye for a fantastic independent attitude to her work this week. Well done!

Freddie for making a great effort with all his work and a positive attitude. Well done!

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Ava for consistently producing work of a high standard and always giving of her best.
Max for showing great organisation and resilience when completing his own Maths investigation on the 9x table.

What we will be learning next week...

*developing our writing of character descriptions by using a show not tell approach in English. This will also help our reading comprehension too. 

*developing our knowledge of the 11 and 12 times tables in Maths

*developing our knowledge of Muhammad in our R.E. unit on Islam. 

NOTICES

Homework for this week is set on Google Classroom.

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

14 January 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 14 January 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, we have been continuing to develop our vocabulary in English and have been using this wide range of new vocabulary to describe our own appearance by writing a character description. We have also been looking at how Onjali Rauf describes the main characters in The Boy at the Back of the Class which the children are really enjoying. 

In Maths, we have consolidated our knowledge of multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 and have been developing our knowledge of the 6x table. When pattern spotting, a lot of the children needed support with odd and even numbers so I have included this as a recap for homework as this is one of the building blocks for Maths. 

In Music, we have been developing our glockenspiel playing and really enjoyed playing 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' on the glockenspiels. The children worked really well as a team to support each other and really showed a growth mindset to improve their playing. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

As you will know, in Art we have been creating our own Roman busts of a Roman emperor. The children had such positive attitudes towards this and kept working with the clay to ensure that they achieved the best possible results. We are all really proud of them. These are the finished results!

 

How you can help...

*Ensure your child reads at home for 20 minutes each day. 

*Ensure you read to your child. This really helps develop their vocabulary and comprehension. 

*Ensure your child practises times tables daily. A little bit a day can really impact their overall understanding of Maths. 

 *Ensure your child practises their spellings daily.

 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 

The values and presentation awards this week go to the whole of Rosewood Class for their amazing effort and growth mindset as well as the presentation of their Roman busts!

 

What we will be learning next week...

*developing our character description writing in English

*developing our knowledge of times tables in Maths

*learning about Roman invasions

NOTICES

Homework for this week is set on Google Classroom.

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

  

7 January 2022

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

 Rosewood Class

Year 4

Date: 7th January 2022

 

 

 

What we have been learning this week...

Welcome back. I hope you have all had a relaxing Christmas and are looking forward to a new term ahead.

This week, we have started our new class novel The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Rauf. This is one of my favourite children's stories and the children have really enjoyed it so far. 

This novel really lends itself to character descriptions as the main characters are all described brilliantly and this half term our writing to entertain unit of work will focus on character descriptions. This week, we have started developing a wide range of vocabulary to use when describing appearances. 

In Maths, we have begun to develop our knowledge of dividing by 10 and 100. This has helped us begin to look at decimals too. 

How you can help...

*Please ensure that your child is reading daily.

*Please read to your child as this can really boost their vocabulary and general knowledge

*Please ensure your child gets at least 1,000 points on TT Rockstars weekly.

*Please support your children in practising their spellings.  A new spelling sheet has been sent home this week. 

 

 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

In Music, we have begun using the glockenspiels which we really enjoyed. We learnt about the different notes and looked at these on manuscript paper too. We used our knowledge of quavers, crotchets, minims and semibreves from last half term to begin to play some music too. 

What we will be learning next week...

* Starting our new History topic based on the big question 'How did the Romans change Britain?'

*Starting to write our own character descriptions in English, particularly focusing on using the vocabulary we have learnt this week. 

*Creating our own clay busts in art. Please ensure that your child has brought in a plastic bag to ensure that their work does not dry out and also some newspaper or used wrapping paper as the busts will be hollow. 

Winners of the Week

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Freddie- for an excellent attitude and effort towards reading.

Yuyan- for being extremely helpful to her peers.  

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Ava- lovely effort with handwriting when developing our knowledge of vocabulary for character descriptions.
Skye- for beginning to join her writing.   

Notices

We are having School Council re-elections. If your child would like to be a member of School Council, they need to prepare a speech as to why they would be good. We will be having the election on Tuesday. 

Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school daily. 

Please ensure that your child has a healthy and filling snack for playtimes. 

Hawking Day - Friday 14th January. Wear blue or dress as a famous scientist and bring in £1 donation!

 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

 

Year 4 (Rosewood) - Autumn 2021 Archive

 

Rosewood Class Timetable 2021-22

 

Year 4 (Rosewood)

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 25th February 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week in English, we have been writing our own stories. The main thing that we have been focusing on is ensuring that we have excellent character descriptions within them. The children have absolutely blown me away with the language they have been doing. Our extensive work on vocabulary is clearly paying off. Also, the children have all been including fronted adverbials in their stories which add detail and hook the reader into the story. 
In Maths, we have been problem solving with multiplication. The children have been very successful at identifying multiple steps within a word problem and then solving these steps. The children have then moved on to division work. The improvement in times tables has really supported them with this too. We will continue with division after half term. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

 In Science this week, we have been focusing on fair testing. We completed an experiment to see which liquid would travel the fastest. Ask your child to tell you everything we did to make it fair. They might remember some clues from this picture. 

We have also been continuing to develop our sewing and our very proud of our finished stitches on binca. Here are pictures of the children's work that is currently finished. I think you will agree that they have done a brilliant job! 

 

 

                                                                           

How you can help...

Over half term, please ensure that your child keeps reading and that they practise their times tables as this has a big impact in class. The children have also been set homework to practise making their bed for our upcoming trip to Grafham Water. They need to practise putting on a sheet, duvet cover and pillowcase. They will have help but it is great to start to learn this life skill! 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 Congratulations to our Value Award Winners this week:

Hattie for being as asset to Rosewood Class. We wish you lots of luck at your new school. 

Michael for an infectious enthusiasm for reading

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Annabel- for an amazing improvement in writing. 

Anna for such beautiful sewing and supporting others with their sewing too. 

What we will be learning after half term...

*We will be continuing developing our knowledge of division in Maths. 

*We will be moving onto writing persuasively in English. 

*We will be creating purses using our newfound sewing skills in DT. 

NOTICES

Have a wonderful half term break! 

Email: hivory@bourn.cambs.sch.uk