Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 19th July 2024

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

In English, we’ve been writing explanation texts, explaining how the mechanisms work on our imaginary sky-ships.  In Maths, we have been completing maths investigations – trying to identify patterns and understand what we can see.  Finding various geometric shapes in isometric dotty paper was especially fun.

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

We enjoyed our Science escape room challenge, where we had to answer questions based on our learning on living things and their habitats in order to escape the safari park!  Thankfully, everyone made it out safely!  Drawing a pirate ship was a great task, and it was good to see some children incorporating some aspects of this design into the airships.

               

 

How you can help...

We would strongly encourage children to keep up their reading during the summer holiday.  Cambridgeshire libraries run a free reading scheme during the summer holidays to encourage children to read.  Details can be found here Summer Reading Challenge 2024.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 

There were no certificates this week.

Congratulations to Myra and Jerusha who are now word millionaires on Accelerated Reader! 

Next week...

Next week, we will be enjoying the first week of our summer holidays! Wishing you all a wonderful break. 

Notices:

Thank you for the beautiful flowers and gifts from the class. It is exceedingly generous of you and I sincerely thank you.  Rosewood have been an amazing class and I wish them all the best for their next adventures.  Have a lovely, relaxing summer.

 

Email: emcwilliams@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

 

Friday 12th July

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 12th July 2024

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

In Maths, we’ve been learning about position and coordinates, how the x-axis coordinates always come before the y-axis (just as x comes before y in the alphabet).  In English, we’ve been looking at the features of explanation texts. We’ve also been using our imaginations to think of unusual ways in which everyday objects may work (in the style of the Roger McGough book ‘Until I met Dudley’). We also enjoyed a History quiz to prompt our memories of the key points about Anglo-Saxons, before we produced a double-page spread to answer our History big question – what was life like in Anglo-Saxon Britain? I

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

Thank you to Joel and Sam from Cambridge Country Club for a golf lesson on Wednesday.  All the children enjoyed this opportunity. 

               

How you can help...

Children are expected to read for 45 minutes per day – some of that is done at school, but the expectation is that they will be reading for at least 25 minutes at home each day as well. 

We will start to send home finished school books – please can your child bring in a bag for life with their name on in?

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our 'Good Manners Award' winner:

Adrian for his positive outlook and cheery attitude.  Well done, Adrian!

Congratulations to our 'Positive Learning Behaviour' winner:  

 Forrest for his imaginative writing in English when describing ‘how his cat works.’ Great work, Forrest!

Congratulations also to Aarohi for having read 4 million words in Accelerated Reader and to Severn for having read 3 million words!

Next week...

Next week, we will be carrying out some Maths investigations and finishing our explanation texts in English.   In PSHE, the lesson will be on looking ahead (specifically on moving to a new class and changes next year) – vocabulary used will include change, looking forward, excited, nervous, anxious, happy.

Notices:

Rosewood swimming days are Monday and Thursday.  Children should come to school in their PE kit and bring their swim kit and a towel with them to change into at the start of the lesson.  If for any reason swimming cannot happen on the day, PE would go ahead as usual.  Long hair needs to be tied up.  We are very grateful to the parents who have volunteered their time to help out during the swimming lessons. Having an extra pair of eyes to supervise is really beneficial.  Rosewood have swimming at 9:20 on Mondays and Thursdays.

 As we head into summer, please ensure your child has a hat and sunscreen in school. Having a coat in school is also very useful when the weather is so changeable.

Move Up Morning: 4th July 2024

Summer Fayre: Friday 5th July 2024.

 

 

Email: emcwilliams@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

Friday 5th July

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 5th July 2024

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

In Maths, we’ve been learning about statistics and looking at reasons why we might choose to show data in different formats, such as pictograms, bar charts and line graphs.  In English, we have been writing our own adventure story, inspired by Brightstorm. In History, we were learning about Anglo-Saxon justice and found the many of the laws are similar to today, however the punishments were very different.  In Art, we’ve been developing our use of perspective – from single, three-dimensional buildings to a streetscape. 

                                                  

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

We enjoyed moving-up morning, which we spent with Miss Kitson in Cherry classroom.  The children came back full of enthusiasm about their science task. They had to protect an egg when dropped from a height.  The use of balloons was a nice parallel with our sky-ship story, Brightstorm!

How you can help...

Children are expected to read for 45 minutes per day – some of that is done at school, but the expectation is that they will be reading for at least 25 minutes at home each day as well. 

We will start to send home finished school books – please can your child bring in a bag for life with their name on in?

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our 'Good Manners Award' winner:

 Lauren for always modelling good manners in class and for being quick to volunteer to help. 

Congratulations to our 'Positive Learning Behaviour' winner:  

Wilf for his positive focus and team-building skills during the transition morning.

Congratulations also to Evelyn, Henry and Locke for reading 3 million words each on Accelerated Reader!

Next week...

Next week, we will be learning about position, direction and coordinates in Maths.  In English, we will be investigating instructional texts. In PSHE, the lesson will be on acceptance of change. The learning point is identifying changes that have been and may continue to be outside of my control that I have learnt to accept. The vocabulary used includes range of emotions, control, change and acceptance.

Notices:

Rosewood swimming days are Monday and Thursday.  Children should come to school in their PE kit and bring their swim kit and a towel with them to change into at the start of the lesson.  If for any reason swimming cannot happen on the day, PE would go ahead as usual.  Long hair needs to be tied up.  We are very grateful to the parents who have volunteered their time to help out during the swimming lessons. Having an extra pair of eyes to supervise is really beneficial.  Rosewood have swimming at 9:20 on Mondays and Thursdays.

 As we head into summer, please ensure your child has a hat and sunscreen in school. Having a coat in school is also very useful when the weather is so changeable.

Move Up Morning: 4th July 2024

Summer Fayre: Friday 5th July 2024.

 

 

Email: emcwilliams@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

Friday 28th June

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 28th June 2024

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

We have had assessment week.  I’ve been really impressed with the focus and attention the children have shown towards these assessments for their maths, reading and big write.  In science, we visited the nature reserve to identify the trees that grow there and thought about how we could classify them.  Some of the leaves were really similar, which made it harder to be certain exactly what type of tree it was.

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

We did our community challenge litter pick around the school on Wednesday morning.  We went to the nature reserve, the front and back field and the court.  Amongst the snack wrappers, tissues, bits of pencil and old carpet, we collected over 4kg of rubbish.

            

                                                                                                       

                                                          

How you can help...

Children are expected to read for 45 minutes per day – some of that is done at school, but the expectation is that they will be reading for at least 25 minutes at home each day as well. 

We will start to send home finished school books – please can your child bring in a bag for life with their name on in?

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our 'Good Manners Award' winner:

 Henry for always being quick to return any items of lost property to its rightful owners.

Congratulations to our 'Positive Learning Behaviour' winner:  

Isaac for great focus on the assessments and for independently researching something that interests him. 

Next week...

Next week, we will be learning about statistics in Mhs and different ways of presenting data.  In English, we will be writing our own adventure story, inspired by Brightstorm. In PSHE, the lesson will be on circles of change. The learning point is using the circle of change to apply it to changes I want to make in my life and to make changes when I think they will benefit me. The vocabulary used includes circle, seasons, change and control.

Notices:

Rosewood swimming days are Monday and Thursday.  Children should come to school in their PE kit and bring their swim kit and a towel with them to change into at the start of the lesson.  If for any reason swimming cannot happen on the day, PE would go ahead as usual.  Long hair needs to be tied up.  We are very grateful to the parents who have volunteered their time to help out during the swimming lessons. Having an extra pair of eyes to supervise is really beneficial.  Rosewood have swimming at 9:20 on Mondays and Thursdays.

 As we head into summer, please ensure your child has a hat and sunscreen in school. Having a coat in school is also very useful when the weather is so changeable.

Move Up Morning: 4th July 2024

Summer Fayre: Friday 5th July 2024.

 

 

Email: emcwilliams@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 
 

Friday 28th July 2024

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 21st June 2024

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

In Maths, we’ve been learning about different types of polygons and what makes a regular polygon (all the sides are the same length and all the internal angles are the same).  We took part in a team challenge to create string quadrilaterals with different numbers of line of symmetry. In English, we’ve worked on our reading comprehension for more of Brightstorm. We used reciprocal reading, where each child in a small group had a specific role and they worked together to develop their understanding of the text. In history, we learnt about various Anglo-Saxon jobs, including weaver.  We had a go at circular weaving ourselves, using paper plates to provide the loom frame.

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

Rosewood had a fantastic time learning circus skills in the big top with Circus Pazazz.  We started with juggling with scarves and got some quite elaborate movements, before moving on to spinning plates.  The children were very enthusiastic and especially enjoyed the free play at the end. Thank you to the Circus and to the BSA for arranging this. Sports Day was a lot of fun and many of the children said this was their favourite one yet.  We took part in the sprint, hurdles and javelin. Well done to the children for trying their best and encouraging others. If your child borrowed a house colours t-shirt from school, please can this be washed and returned to school. Thank you.

              

                                                          

                         

How you can help...

Children are expected to read for 45 minutes per day – some of that is done at school, but the expectation is that they will be reading for at least 25 minutes at home each day as well. 

We will start to send home finished school books – please can your child bring in a bag for life with their name on in?

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our 'Good Manners Award' winner:

Isla, for helping a friend with something they found really tricky during the circus skills workshop. Well done, Isla!

Congratulations to our 'Positive Learning Behaviour' winner:  

 Charlotte for working hard and really applying herself to learning her times tables. Great work, Charlotte!

Next week...

Next week will be assessment week.  Every term, we have an assessment week where we will be revising our reading comprehension and core Maths skills. 

In PSHE next week (which will be on Friday 28th June), the lesson will be on female puberty and menstruation.  The learning point is to describe how a girl’s body changes in order for her to be able to have babies when she is an adult, and that menstruation is a natural part of this. The vocabulary used includes: puberty, menstruation, menstrual cycle, periods, menstrual pads, period pants, tampons, vagina, vulva, ovaries, oestrogen, fallopian tube, fertilised, hormone.  We had planned to go on a litter pick to Jubilee Park on Wednesday – having walked to the park this week, I was really impressed by Bourn’s community spirit and by how well the park was kept.  Whilst this is fantastic for Bourn, it means that our litter pick will be held on the school premises.  As we will now be staying in school, we no longer need volunteers, but thank you to anyone who was considering helping.

Notices:

Rosewood swimming days are Monday and Thursday.  Children should come to school in their PE kit and bring their swim kit and a towel with them to change into at the start of the lesson.  If for any reason swimming cannot happen on the day, PE would go ahead as usual.  Long hair needs to be tied up.  We are very grateful to the parents who have volunteered their time to help out during the swimming lessons. Having an extra pair of eyes to supervise is really beneficial.  Rosewood have swimming at 9:20 on Mondays and Thursdays.

 As we head into summer, please ensure your child has a hat and sunscreen in school. Having a coat in school is also very useful when the weather is so changeable.

 

 

Email: emcwilliams@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

 

Friday 21st June

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Rosewood Class - Year 4

Date: 14th June 2024

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

In Maths, we had the multiplication tables check this week. The children worked really hard for this, but as we’ve said – they will still be using their multiplication tables knowledge going forward.   In English, we were using our describing skills for mountain settings this week. In History, we learnt more about Anglo-Saxon settlements.  We didn’t like the sound of the wattle and daub walls, when manure was sometimes used to fill the gaps between the sticks!

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

 It was great to get back to swimming this week.  Even though it was raining on Monday, the pool was lovely and warm.  Many thanks to the parents who volunteered their time and came to help out.  Year 4 had a great session with Alistair from the Youth Sports Trust on Wednesday.  The children were set a teamwork challenge and had to work together to beat him.  They were then set another task – of moving through a moving rope without it touching them.  Individually, in twos, threes, sixes, and we even got up to fifteen!  Those that worked out a strategy with their teammates did better.

                  

                         

                                                             

 

How you can help...

Children are expected to read for 45 minutes per day – some of that is done at school, but the expectation is that they will be reading for at least 25 minutes at home each day as well. 

We will start to send home finished school books – please can your child bring in a bag for life with their name on in?

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our 'Good Manners Award' winner:

Elisha for showing helpful behaviour in tidying the classroom.

Congratulations to our 'Positive Learning Behaviour' winner:  

Severn.  During the teamwork challenge, he worked really well to clearly communicate a good method so that his team would benefit.  He then shared it with others to help them too.

Next week...

 In PSHE next week, the lesson will be based on having a baby.  The learning point is to correctly label the internal and external parts of male and female bodies that are necessary for making a baby.  The vocabulary used is sperm, egg/ovum, penis, testicles, vagina, womb/uterus, ovaries, fertilise, conception.

 In English, we will be creating our own setting and starting to write our own adventure story. In Maths, we are looking at shape.

Notices:

The class photo will be taken on Tuesday 18th June.  On the same day, children will have the opportunity  to take part in a circus-skills workshop, thank you to the BSA.

Rosewood swimming days are Monday and Thursday.  Children should come to school in their PE kit and bring their swim kit and a towel with them to change into at the start of the lesson.  If for any reason swimming cannot happen on the day, PE would go ahead as usual.  Long hair needs to be tied up.  We would be very grateful if any parents could volunteer to help out during the upcoming swimming lessons. Having an extra pair of eyes to supervise is really beneficial.  Rosewood have swimming at 9:20 on Mondays and Thursdays. Volunteers would not be in the pool, but helping to supervise the children. Please contact Debs for more information.

 As we head into summer, please ensure your child has a hat and sunscreen in school. Having a coat in school is also very useful when the weather is so changeable.

 

Email: emcwilliams@bourn.cambs.sch.uk