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Year 4 : Celebrating Pride

(Dripping Water will eventually weather away a rock)

Perseverance Leads to Success!

Robins came in with a big smile this morning; after all, we’re all very proud of England winning their latest game!


Today,during reflection time we thought about the importance of “I am proud of myself” . (Pride is also the value of the month)

Robins first wrote messages to themselves reminding them why they should be proud of one’s self.

They then dotted around the classroom writing positive notes of pride on each others pride bookmark.


Robins – We’re proud of you

Well done to Dylan for getting his new belt in Karate.


Charlie and Ryan for great achievements in Football.


Great Homework Great Mindfulness

《老子》第三十七章 道恒无为,而无不为.

Robins do enjoy the fast paced nature of learning in Year 4 but that doesn’t mean we don’t take moments out to reflect and live in the moment. Both in class and at home Robins are encouraged to reflect about themselves.

Here are some examples of the reflection work pupils did at home.


P.S  Well done to our Top Mathstronauts, Spelling Shed Rockers and TT Rockstars of the last two weeks!



December is a time for thoughtfulness

   A Friend In Need is a Friend Indeed. 



Be thoughtful, what you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Confucius ( 551 B.C. – 479 B.C.)


Yusuf Ali: For those who believe and work righteous deeds, there will be Gardens of Bliss,-

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”
The “Golden Rule” of Leviticus 19:18 was quoted by Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 7:12; see also Luke 6:31) and described by him as the second great commandment.

Regardless of your faith or beliefs, in the UK, December is a time when people  do good for one another. Our value for the month is thoughtfulness. Ava and Kenzie our super journalists decided they would investigate Robins views on the importance of thoughtfulness. They recorded the notes all by themselves and below are some of the highlights.


Sharing is Caring

Robins have had great joy in sharing the learning they have been doing at home. This has included

Paige –> I have been reviewing my scanning techniques with my family.
Pippa –> I’ve had a go at learning some Chinese characters.
Leah –> I’ve had a go at moulding cakes.

Furthermore, Dylan and Kenzie decided at lunch time to have another go at making a Greek style clay pot.

Moreover, in one of our ERIC sessions we have continued to read our class book and shared ideas. Pupils used their knowledge of time conjunctions to re-tell the story.

Finally, I’d like to say a big thank you to Jessica for bringing in such a valuable selection of donations for the harvest festival.

Our value word Tolerance & Black History Month

Robins highly value the importance of tolerance.

As a class we have been sharing all about ourselves. Many of us have family that come from different countries. This has enriched our learning and increased our understanding of the importance of tolerance and respecting all cultures. During circle time we have been able to enjoy a range of languages including Chinese, Kurdish, Arabic, Punjabi, Urdu, Italian, Spanish and Maori.

Mr Lo has also purchased a book to share with the class. Don’t forget to take a look during our ERIC sessions.

As part of our values and black history month display board we have decided we would like to decorate it with photos of our diverse class. Some of us have already brought in photos. Thanks for sharing!

Furthermore, we have discussed the importance of recognising Black Figures. This week we have recapped on important Black Figures. Can you recognise them?

and finally, we also looked at some local black celebrities.

A big shout out to Jessica for making a table comparing Roman numerals, English and Chinese.

Ryan for taking pride in his football. Well done!

Behaviours For Learning

Well done to Year 4 who worked hard on building positive relationships with each other. In class we have discussed the importance of having the right attitude for learning. In our class we are now all aware of the following behaviours for learning.

We enjoyed some active discussions about what each behaviour of learning means and how it would be shown in the classroom. All of us came up with excellent examples including:

“Active listening means listening and looking at the person talking.”
“Concentration is where you finish a task without being distracted.”
“Perseverance is where you keep on doing something. You don’t give up and if you make a mistake, you try again!”
“Creativity is like, where you use your imagination, you come up with new ideas. ”
“I think critical thinking is where you think deeply about a question.”
“Critical thinking is where you think about how you know, why you think that and how to improve.”
“Pride, we should take pride in our work. Be proud of our learning.”
“I think curiosity is when you want to find out about something.”
”Independence is being responsible for doing the work by yourself.”
“Working for others is where you work together to complete the work.”

P.S A big shout out to

1. Paige for researching extra information about Robins and sharing it with the class. She shared with us a Christian legend that says the robin’s breast is red because of his association with Christ’s death and crucifixion. When Jesus was on the road to Calvary it is said that a robin plucked a thorn from Christ’s temple and a drop of Jesus’ blood fell on the robin’s chest, turning it red. She also highlighted the importance that Robins symbolise the importance of supporting others in a time of need. Great work Paige!

2. Amaya for translating all our names into a special Celtic script. Here’s Mr. Lo’s

3. And the rest of the Y4 Robins for showing excellent behaviours for learning this week.

Welcome Year 4 Robins!

Today we have been looking at our school rules. We have created some still frames of each school rule to try and show what we think it should look like!

This is what we came up with.

1. Behave calmly and safely in and around school.

2. Share values that make us good citizens.

3. Show respect for everything and everyone.

4. Listen to each other and follow instructions.

5. Work hard and take pride in what you do.

Discussing our value word – Respect

This morning, Robins discussed the value word for this month. They were asked what “RESPECT” means to them:

Next the children were asked to think of a time when they have shown?

Kaicie – We respected the gurwarah at the Sikh temple when we removed our shoes and covered out heads.
Daisy – I stood up for someone who was being teased for their skin colour.
Krystal / Abdulbari– We respected the teacher by listening and not talking on the Roman trip.
Shayla – I respected my sister’s choice of icecream.
Osama – We are respectful when we show good listening to Mrs Parry.
Emily – I am respectful when I hold the door open.
Mrs Sargant – Saying please and thank you is being respectful.
Christos – We show respect on Nov 11th for soldiers that gave their lives for us in the war.

Discussing our value word – Courage

Robins today discussed the meaning of courage and shared their fears with one another:

We shared our views and opinions about whether we should avoid things we are scared of or face our fears. Some of the children shared examples of when they had showed courage:

Daisy – Sleeping in the dark
Sophie M – Jumping from a height into a pit of foam pit
Mohamed – Climbing a fence
Osama – Climbing high bars in P.E. Daring to smell the eggs in our science experiment
Jamie – Sliding down a space bowl at the swimming pool – there was a drop at the end
Tiffanie – Sleeping on the floor abroad. I was worried about bugs!
Riley – Crawling through a simulated cave on a Cub Scout camp last weekend

In partners, the class made up a poem entitled “Almost Nothing Scares Me!”

Cara & Sophie:
We wouldn’t be afraid of a dragon or a murderer
We would fight a Roman or a Celt for free
We wouldn’t run away from a tornado or acid rain
but lifts absolutely petrify us!

Discussing our value word – Perseverance

Robins have been looking at examples of perseverance.

Mrs Parry showed the children footage from the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona when Derek Redmond tore his ham string. He persevered as he was so determined to finish the race. He had been the favourite to finish. His Dad walked part of the way to support him as he was in tremendous pain.

Mrs Sargant showed the children coverage of this year’s London Marathon. The fastest man and woman completed it in just over two hours. Patrick Bardon took five days to finish the 26 mile marathon. He has cerebral palsy and wanted to raise money for the charity.

The symptoms of cerebral palsy aren’t usually obvious just after a baby is born. They normally become noticeable during the first two or three years of a child’s life.

Symptoms can include:
•delays in reaching development milestones – for example, not sitting by eight months or not walking by 18 months
•seeming too stiff or too floppy
•weak arms or legs
•fidgety, jerky or clumsy movements
•random, uncontrolled movements
•walking on tip-toes
•a range of other problems – such as swallowing difficulties, speaking problems, vision problems and learning disabilities

The severity of symptoms can vary significantly. Some people only have minor problems, while others may be severely disabled.

Discussing our value word – Honesty

The value word for March is honesty, Mrs Sargant asked in circle time what honesty means to Robins:

Kieran – telling the truth.
Kaicie – admitting you’re wrong.

Robins then heard the story about ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’.

Then Mrs Sargant asked why should you always be honest?

Cara – If you lie all the time no-one will believe you when you’re telling the truth.

Robins agreed honesty is the best policy.