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This week we have had a lot of fun putting together our fact files on the history of football! We have researched the information in pairs and then used ICT to collate and present our information. Some of these will be displayed on our 'History of Football' display board, so feel free to pop in and have a look next week! 


We have also started planning our biographies that will be written about an individual footballer. We will be researching key facts and using this information to create a biography that includes all the relevant features we have discussed. 


We have continued to study various methods of subtraction in Maths, and children will be able to show what they have learnt in our assessments next week.


Also coming up next week are the flu vaccinations, school photos and the Restart a Heart day! A very busy week ahead - keep checking the website to see how we are getting on!


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Defying Gravity! 


We have been studying gravity today in our Science lesson and looking at the effect of gravity and air resistance. We completed the balloon challenge - trying to keep a balloon in the air using air blown through a straw!


The children have learnt a lot and have had lots of fun in the process. Some photos are below.


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Baking for MacMillan


We have been baking this afternoon in order to provide some yummy treats for the coffee afternoon after school tomorrow. We have made a range of white and dark chocolate rice crispie buns, sprinkled with sugar strands, skittles and smarties!


Be sure to buy one tomorrow to see what surprises are in store!


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Beth Dobbin in School!


The children really enjoyed completing the circuit with Beth Dobbin this week. They worked really hard and definitely worked up a sweat! They also enjoyed hearing all about her experiences and how she overcame obstacles to succeed. 


There are some pictures of the morning below.


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Learning Update


This week we are going to be continuing to look at place value in Maths and hopefully in English we will have our non-chronological reports finalised too! We have a week full of exciting topics, such as the Romans in History, national anthems in Music, Picasso in Art and internet research in Computing. 


Our Big Write task on Friday will be to write a story based on a prompt image. The writing will be a story about a day on the job as a medical professional who travels on a dinosaur. Remember to think about what we have covered in GPS so far – capital letters, full stops, conjunctions and exclamation marks. Be sure to include these as much as you can! 


Our First Week! 


We have had a really great week this week in Thoresby Class. The children are beginning to adapt to new routines and expectations, and I have been particularly impressed with the work we have covered in Maths and Art.


We have been looking at Roman Numerals and rounding numbers in Maths this week. We have started to explore non-chronological reports in English and we have been practising our capital letters and full stops in GPS. Alongside all of this we have also been able to create our own self portraits using pastels, take part in some team games and plot various cities and countries on a UK map!


The children are all working really hard and I hope this continues throughout the term. Although we have not sent any spellings home yet, we are covering the spelling rules within class and it would be great for the children to share their learning with you!


Please make sure children are reading at least three times a week with you at home. In Year 4 we concentrate on comprehension and ensuring the children can understand and discuss what they have read so I would love to hear about any of these discussions that are taking place at home! Reading books will normally be changed on a Monday, so the children have a fresh book for the week ahead.


Thanks for a great week, Thoresby Class!