Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

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?


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.


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.