Monthly Archives: October 2021


Learning about each other, respecting each other.  Tolerance is a British Value. 

Recently in RE we have been talking about the importance of those who look after us.

Muslims believe (Imaan) that Mohammad  is the last Prophet to bring the message of Allah (God) to the people. He has such an important place in Islam that when Muslims say his name they say a blessing. This is shown throughout Faith Makes a Difference as or in English ‘peace be upon him’. 

We read the following,

Prophet Mohammad  was once asked, what is the best charitable act that I can do where paradise would be guaranteed? The Prophet said, look after your mother. The person asked and what else. The prophet said look after your mother. The person said what else. The prophet said look after your mother. The person said what else. The prophet said look after your father.  

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو كُرَيْبٍ، مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْعَلاَءِ الْهَمْدَانِيُّ حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ فُضَيْلٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ عُمَارَةَ، بْنِ الْقَعْقَاعِ عَنْ أَبِي زُرْعَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَجُلٌ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مَنْ أَحَقُّ بِحُسْنِ الصُّحْبَةِ قَالَ ‏ “‏ أُمُّكَ ثُمَّ أُمُّكَ ثُمَّ أُمُّكَ ثُمَّ أَبُوكَ ثُمَّ أَدْنَاكَ أَدْنَاكَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

and discussed the importance of the passage.

We then talked about how the people who look after us are important and how we could help them and thank them. Answers included:

  • We can make sure we are doing the right thing such as getting dressed by ourselves in the morning.
  • We can help wash up or do other household chores.
  • We can help them when they are sick. Make them a drink of water.

Finally, we were treated to our own special guests reading the القرآن to us. 

Appreciating and Appraising Music

This term in Music, the Robins in year 4 have been learning about and listening to the music of Abba.

Today, we listened to Mama Mia  and we sang along.

We also listened to their new song I Still Have Faith in You

And compared the two.

  • Andrew thought their voices sounded different and their hair was different
  • Alexie said that Mama Mia is like a party song where as their new song is more relaxed
  • William thought their style changed
  • Hollie said that both songs made her feel strong feelings
  • Millie preferred Mama Mia because you can sing along



We also listened to another one of Abba’s popular songs, Super Trouper

  • Evelyne thought it had a nice beat.
  • George said he didn’t like this song.
  • William preferred the new song.




Art – Creating our Picasso Inspired Piece

The Robins have been learning about Pablo Picasso in their Art lessons. We have looked at the different periods in which his paintings went through; blue period, Cubism, African period and the rose period.

This morning, the Robins were creating their final piece. They had chosen one of the periods to take their inspiration from, used the work they had previously done in their sketch books to paint either a self-portrait or a portrait of someone else.
First, they drew an outline in faint pencil.


Then, they either used water colours or oil pastel to create their art work.


Here are some of their final pieces. What do you think?

Non-chronological report

In English, the Robins in year 4 have been researching the layers of the Earth.

Previously this week, we have been looking at the features of a non-chronological report.

Today, We wrote information in note form and then thought about how we would organise it as an information text. We wrote it up neatly in our books (draft version) , making sure we included the features of a non-chronological report.


We look forward to seeing their final work later this week.

Exploring Factual Texts

This week Robins have enjoyed looking at a range of factual books to explore how the writing is organised.

The whole class worked hard and discovered a range of features including

  • Headings and Subheadings.
  • Information organised in paragraphs.
  • Carefully selected pictures and diagrams.
  • Use of bullet points and numbers.
  • Contents / index pages.
  • Glossary.

A blog about Greece

A blog about Greece

by Sammy, Debra, Firas, Daisy C, Elleigh, Andrew

You should come to Greece for a holiday because Greece has over 250 days of sunshine per year. You could go to the beach, swim in the sea, make sun castles or have an ice-cream.

Greece welcomes tourists from all countries.

Greece has some wonderfully delicious food, including feta cheese, olives, pitta bread and yoghurt with honey – it is the best!

Greece has hearty meals, like moussaka, with mince lamb.

Do you like cats? Greece has a lot of cats.

Greece has a lot of tourist attractions, where you can take photographs.

Did you know The Olympic Games started in Ancient Greece?


Circle Time – Honesty

When we share together, we can learn the best from each other and rid of bad habits. 

This morning, the Robins in year 4 had circle time, we passed Nini 妮妮  around the circle and gave each other compliments. At first, we felt a little scared and confused as we were unsure what to say, but then we felt proud for others in our class as he heard their compliments and it made us feel happy to make others to feel happy. Receiving compliments like this, made us feel joyful, happy and calm. Compliments sometimes made us feel shy but happy. As they made us feel so good, we made a pledge to each other, to complement each other more.

We then watched a funny video with Robin Williams about conflict.

We decided that arguments, conflict or upset made us feel sad. We thought of some examples like if someone is finding it difficult to share, we could ask politely, use our manners, or ask to have the item in 5 minutes. Sorting out any conflict is easier when we tell the truth, so we made another pledge to each other, to try to always tell the truth.

By the way, did you notice that Nini 妮妮 is a swallow? She carries the message of friendship and peace.



Exploring Nutrition in Science

Robins have been learning all about nutrition.  As humans, we require minerals and vitamins so that our bodies work properly.
They are important because they boost the immune system, aid in growth and development and assist in organ and cell function. Minerals and vitamins come from the food that we eat.


Vitamins are organic substances that are either fat soluble (A, D, E and K) or water soluble (C, B, riboflavin, niacin and folate). Fat soluble vitamins are stored in the body whilst water soluble vitamins need to dissolve in water before they can enter the body. One really important vitamin is vitamin K. Vitamin K is found in green and leafy vegetables such as broccoli and kale. It is important in blood clotting. Vitamin B12 is important in the manufacturing of red blood cells. This type of vitamin is found mainly in red meats, eggs, milk and other dairy foods.

Minerals are inorganic elements that are found in soil and water. These are absorbed by plants and later eaten by animals.