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Year 4

Weekly Update of w/e 21st July 2017

This week the children have worked hard on their Anglo-Saxon projects and created some brilliant model villages. We have also enjoyed coming together as a year group for some PE lessons this week. We were lucky with the weather on Tuesday and enjoyed a whole school picnic, before the children had a good laugh at the staff during the annual teachers vs Year Six rounders match. What a year it has been though! We’ve enjoyed seeing your children learn and make progress, both academically and as individuals, over the course of the year. We’ve had many highlights, including our trips to Kew Gardens and Chiltern Open Air museum; a fantastic Christmas carol concert; seeing some weird and wonderful costumes during Roald Dahl week, book week and on our Egyptian day; watching the children’s competitive sides come out on sports day; and raising lots of money for the school and for charity, to name but a few.

Pre-Learning

In preparation for Year Five, and if you have any spare time over the summer holidays, it would be useful for the children to do some research into Ancient Greece, which will be their first topic. The following links may be helpful:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/z87tn39
http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Greece.html
http://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greece.html

There are numerous Horrible Histories clips on YouTube that the children may enjoy, including this short explanation of the history of the marathon, which originated in Ancient Greece:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geR3BrcWSt0&index=2&list=PLY7COcoxh66NdWnF-1YeGz2mt1KCZrPDh

As always, we request that your children continue to read as much as possible and practise their times tables over the summer break too.

A thank you from Miss Abbott

Having worked in education, in a variety of roles, for almost ten years, I was delighted to finally have a class of my own in September. I’ve not laughed as much, been inspired as much, or ever felt as much as though I’m actually making a bit of a difference. I count myself extremely lucky that I actually look forward to coming to work on a Monday morning, and that is entirely down to your children, who have been an absolute pleasure to teach and are a credit to you all. The icing on the cake was being nominated for the Herts Advertiser Primary Teacher of the Year Award! For people to take the time and make the effort to nominate me is incredible, more than a little overwhelming, and I’m eternally grateful (even if I’m not entirely sure what I’ve done to deserve it!) It is extremely flattering and winning the award was a brilliant way to end the year. Thank you for your continued support, I wish you all a wonderful summer holidays and hope that your children enjoyed a well-earned break. I look forward to seeing them all again in September, when I am sure they will continue their success in Year Five!

A thank you from Miss Pott

Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you for your continuous support this year, whether it be helping out on a trip, completing homework with your child or signing (the dreaded) reading record – I appreciate it greatly. Your children are very special in their own unique ways and are a credit to you and our School. Their joy for life and enthusiasm to learn makes me a better teacher and they are the reason I love coming to school each day. The children should be so proud of how they have matured from the start of the year. They are more independent, resilient and have grown up so much. Each and every one of the children in Walnut class has something to add to our daily life and it has been a pleasure to get to know each and every one of them and share in their many successes this year. I wish you all a lovely, relaxing summer holiday and hope the children enjoy their well-earned break (They deserve it!) I look forward to seeing them again in September and hearing about the wonderful new learning and memories they will make in year 5. It is a comfort knowing the little rascals will only be a classroom away! Thank you again.

A thank you from Mrs Stevens

I would like to say a huge thank you for welcoming me as a new teacher to RJS. I am eternally grateful for your continuous support this year. I feel honoured to have had Acer class as my first class here. Being a teacher is such a gift in itself, but each and every one of them have truly impressed me and made me very proud every day. Their love of learning and how they have strived to achieve is the greatest gift they have given me.

Thank you for your gifts, I am very grateful for your generosity and thoughts.

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Have a lovely summer holidays, we look forward to welcoming the children back to school in September refreshed and ready to learn again,
Miss Abbott, Miss Pott and Mrs Stevens.

 

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