Category Archives: English

Enjoying Reading In Class

Year 4 started their week off with a great session of ERIC, Enjoying Reading In Class.

Lots of children used the time to go to the library with Mrs Sabir, the rest stayed in class reading independently, paired reading or being read to by Mr Johnston.

Well done year 4, you are showing great maturity and enthusiasm for reading.

Enjoying our school library

Today year 4 spent a very enjoyable session in the school library.

The children looked through all the different sections, browsing, sharing, discussing, advising, encouraging and reading! Some read together, others read as a group or alone.

The children all found different comfortable spots to relax and read both in the library and then back in class.

Oliver was so excited about the book on stars and galaxies, he even asked Mrs Sabir to read some of it to him…. lengthy discussions followed! Oliver already knows so much and couldn’t wait to learn more. Well done Oliver.

Callum, who insisted there wouldn’t be a book he’d like, was engrossed in a fact book that he couldn’t wait to finish in class. Perfect Callum.

Alexi couldn’t choose between all the puppy and kitten story books that grabbed her attention… one at a time Alexi.

Nathan can’t wait to get back in the library and get closer to the huge pop up book! I wonder if you’ve seen it in there? Go and have a look.

Remember KS1 children can use the library every playtime and KS2 can use it every lunchtime to browse and borrow books.

Don’t forget there is a box of books out in the playground everyday too.

Past tense words

Year 4 have been working super hard this afternoon on their past tense words. They showed excellent team work skills, taking turns and listened to each others ideas.

Not only that but they applied the four rules and used them brilliantly.

Mrs Sabir was really impressed with the handwriting too! Keep it up Robins!

Super book review

Well done to Sophie for making a lovely book review. She had just finished reading Charlie and the glass elevator and decided to make a book review.

See how f it makes you want to read it too…

“I really liked reading the book, so made the book review so people could read it and then it might make them read it.”

Poetry Wonderland Competition

The children in Year 4 have finally heard back from Young Writers regarding their nonsense poems that they wrote for their Poetry Wonderland competition. All of the children are super happy and excited as they have ALL been successful. Every child’s poem has been chosen to be published in the Poetry Wonderland book!

The children received a bookmark, a sticker and a certificate to congratulate them. Well done Robins! You all worked really hard on those poems!

Please can I remind parents that without the permission slip either returned to school or sent off in the post to the company your child’s poem cannot be published.

A letter from the Naughty Elf

Evie tested out whether or not the Naughty Elf was real! Naly doesn’t think he is…

Evie left the elf a note… as well as some chocolates.

In no time at all she found the elf had eaten all the chocolates, left the wrappers thrown around, then wrote a note back!

Apparently the elf’s name is Ian!

Have a look and see what you think. Do you have a naughty elf at home? What does he/she get up to?

Reading newspapers

Year 4 started their day with reading newspapers. It made a lovely change and a great way to share UK and world news with the class.

We found out some great pieces of news:

Amber – A holographic elephant has been roaming the streets of London.
Nally – A French museum made 82 fake paintings.
Sophia – Twins ran 100km to raise money for hospitals.
Mohammed – Stephen Hawkins was the most famous scientist who wrote a book as well as many other theories.
Phoebe – A hidden lake on Mars was discovered.
Elliott – A whale died after eating plastic bags, it vomitted 5 plastic bags before dying.
Poppy – At the royal wedding there were 6 bridesmaids and 4 pageboys.
Ruby D – Shocking news…. several “vanilla” ice creams had NO traces of actual vanilla!!!!!!!

Year 4 loved reading the newspapers and finding so many interesting facts. We are looking forward to delving into them again.