Thought of the Day 1.6.20
Good morning Year 4! A new month and a brand new week! Today I have a special challenge for you to take part in. Click the link to take part....
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Thought of the Day 29.5.20
Good Morning Year 4! I wonder how many of you have had a look at The Ickabog? I started having a read of chapter one whilst I was eating my lunch yesterday. I like it so far!
Today the home learning resources have been updated for your new week and there have been a few changes, so make sure to read the information at the top of the home learning page before exploring the timetable.
I hope after half term you feel re-energised and ready to take on a new week of challenges on Monday. I am getting ahead of myself, we have the weekend to go yet and today is my favourite day of the week, FRIDAY! Let's celebrate together and look forward to a fantastic weekend.
Catch up next week! :)
Thought of the day 28.5.20
Good morning Year 4! Again, it was lovely to speak to some more of you yesterday and it sounds like you are all keeping well :)
Have you heard about the Ickabog?! No it’s not a mysterious creature that hides in my classroom cupboard (I hope). It is a book written by J.K Rowling. She has released this fantastic story as a gift to children during this time and chapters will be released weekly on the Ickabog website. I know lots of you are Harry Potter super fans, so I had to let you know if you hadn’t heard already. I hope some of you find pleasure in reading the story and it provides something else to keep you busy during this time. Whenever we see eachother again, those of us who have read it can share our thoughts of the story.
Happy reading! Catch up tomorrow!
Thought of the day 27.5.20
Good morning Year 4! How’s your week going? It was so lovely to speak to lots of you yesterday and it definitely cheered me up. I enjoyed hearing about all the things you have been getting up to at home. Lots of you have been enjoying time with family, being creative, learning new skills and have had lots of valuable learning experiences as well. I am definitely proud to be your teacher! Keep up the good work Year 4 and remember to make time for lots of relaxation and fun this week!
Thought of the Day 25.5.20
Good morning Year 4! Happy Tuesday! (I almost said Monday as bank holidays always get me in a muddle) I hope you had a lovely weekend enjoying the sunshine and are looking forward to a positive week ahead. I am back in school today with the key worker children and looking forward to hopefully spending some time out in the sunshine. It was so lovely receiving some examples of your Earth Hero projects at the end of last week and I hope you enjoyed completing it as much as I enjoyed reading it! It definitely made me smile. Don’t forget it is half term, so take some time to relax and have some fun this week!
Thought of the Day 22.5.20
Some more inspirational quotes from Dr. Seuss today. Talking of reading, I wonder how many books our class has read altogether by now? Some of you have been making use of our class texts on Rising Stars and that’s great to see. If you do have access to an iPad or a computer, why not have a look? There’s lots to read and some comprehension questions to answer after. The information about where to access these can be found on the daily timetables.
It’s the the end of the week again, so don’t forget to log your Sussex Games scores if you have taken part. Hopefully we can move further up the leaderboard this week!
Next week marks half term and just like the Easter Holidays, things will feel a little different. I will continue to check in with you daily but there is no expectation for you to complete any home learning tasks next week. Some of you may decide to continue with a few bits to keep you busy and that’s okay too. However you decide to spend your time, I hope you have a lovely week, go on some outdoor adventures and spend quality time with the ones you love at home.
Keep smiling! :)
Thought of the Day 21.5.20
Good Morning Year 4! Today I wanted to share with you these lovely images based on some of my favourite Julia Donaldson books... reimagined. They have been adapted to reflect what is happening in the world right now. I think they help to remind us that it’s okay to laugh and find light during difficult times. I also hope they remind you how brilliant you are for doing these things yourself. It may feel like we have been doing this for such a long time now and that it has almost become routine, but remember your actions are helping people! You are doing a fantastic job!
Catch up tomorrow :)
Thought of the Day 20.5.20
Good morning Year 4! What glorious weather we had yesterday. I am lucky enough to live a short drive away from the sea, so yesterday I decided to have a change of scenery for my daily walk. I went at the crack of dawn and it was so peaceful. The beach was deserted and you could hear nothing but the waves. I came home feeling refreshed and ready to start the day! I definitely think it will be the highlight of my week. I wonder what the highlight of your week will be? Have you discovered lots of beautiful places on your daily walks? I have definitely come to appreciate how lucky we are to be surrounded by lovely countryside and nature spots!
Thought of the Day 19.5.20
Good Morning Year 4! (I told you I couldn’t break the habit) I hope you have had a brilliant start to the week.
Something I have been enjoying recently is taking part in quizzes with my family and friends over video chat. I am sure lots of you have been doing this too. As it is something I find super fun, I thought I would find some quizzes we could all take part in. I have had a go and my scores weren’t as high as I had hoped! Have a go yourself :)
Thought of the Day 18.5.20
Good morning Year 4! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Mine involved some more dog walking and some DIY. I have just noticed I am in the habit of starting our daily messages in the same way, it reminds me of taking the register in the morning at school! Now I have noticed, I think it will be even trickier to break the habit, so I will continue as it will definitely make me smile to think of the lovely memories of you all filtering in from the busy cloakroom first thing! There’s lots of things I am missing during this unusual time, but that is certainly one of them. I am sure there are lots of things you are missing too, but at least we have lots of things to look forward to when things eventually return to normal.
If it is a particular person you are missing, why not send them a letter? We often practise writing letters to different people for different reasons in our English lessons, but these days people often rely on quicker, more modern forms of communication. I for one think that there is something very personal and special about taking the time to write someone a letter. I am going to add it to my list of goals for this week to show the people I care about that I am thinking of them. Why don’t you have a go too? (With an adult’s permission). Royal Mail have some lovely simple templates that you could use, or just stick to paper and pen! I often feel like I am sending a letter to you all when I am writing my daily posts and I am certainly missing you all and keeping you in my thoughts.
Heres to a positive week ahead!
Thought of the Day 15.5.20
Good morning Year 4! It’s almost the weekend! If you fancy one more challenge before the week is up, head on over to Times Tables Rockstars! The lovely Miss Paul has set up a Boys vs. Girls Battle which will end this afternoon. I know lots of you will be missing competing with your friends on the playground and in sports, so why not get involved?
I also want to take this opportunity to remind you how immensely proud I am of your achievements in learning your times tables this year. We may not be able to take part in our Times Tables Challenge as planned, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that you are all rockstars to me! You have worked your socks off and I haven’t stopped boasting to the other teachers all year about how quick you are! I haven’t forgotten about our jar of counters which will be sat ready and waiting for a celebration when the time is right.
Finally, I hope those of you who have participated in this week’s football challenges have uploaded your scores. Fingers crossed we’re heading up the leaderboard this week! There will be a brand new fitness challenge heading your way on Monday. I can’t wait to read this week’s newsletter. Also, keep your eyes peeled for the brand new resources appearing on the home learning page, there will be lots for you to get stuck into!
Have a fabulous weekend :)
Thought of the Day 14.5.20
How did you get on with the puzzles? We had a go at school and it kept us occupied for hours!
Not long ago we spoke about making the most of our spare time and learning new skills. For your Easter activities, I included some sign language resources. Since then, I have stumbled across lots more fabulous sign language resources. It is definitely a skill that I would love to learn more about. I know that lots of you enjoy adding signs to the hymns we sing in school, so why not have a go at learning some more? This week I have been practising my name. I wonder if you can have a go?
Maybe by the end of the week I can show you my progress!
Catch up tomorrow :)
Thought of the Day 13.5.20
Good morning Year 4, wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!
Today is National Numeracy Day! I know we’re a very ‘Mathsy’ class in Year 4 so I have added some puzzles for you to have a go at.
Thought of the Day 12.5.20
Wow what a blustery day it was yesterday, the weather has certainly changed! Despite the wind, it was still lovely to get some fresh air. This weeks active challenges are football themed and I know there are definitely some football fans in Year 4. Why not have a go and help St Peters move up the leaderboard? Luckily the wind can’t stop us having a good kick about. All the information about this weeks challenges can be found on the PE page.
Did you spot some Year 4s on this weeks Active Newsletter? Hopefully there might be some more appearances next week!
Have a great day, I hope you are enjoying the home learning packs!
Thought of the Day 11.5.20
Good morning Year 4! A brand new week to get stuck into. I am back in school today and looking forward to seeing the key worker children but keeping you all in my thoughts. I wonder how you all celebrated the bank holiday weekend? I know lots of people enjoyed afternoon tea and celebrating from their front gardens. I hope lots of you managed to see the flyover! It came earlier than planned and unfortunately I live too far away and didn’t manage to catch a glimpse but I have seen some fabulous videos. I did however have a lovely weekend doing some gardening and I had a lovely dog walk in the sunshine.
For those of you that love a drawing challenge, have a go at drawing a spitfire yourself!
Catch up tomorrow :)
Thought of the Day 7.5.20
In school today our activities will be VE Day themed in preparation for the bank holiday and 75th anniversary. I hope lots of you are able to enjoy some VE Day activities at home too.
VE Day stands for Victory in Europe Day and the date marks the anniversary of the 8th May 1945. At 3pm on this date the Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced on the radio that Germany had surrendered and the end of the war was in sight. This year we celebrate 75 years since this victorious day.
Did you know?
At 3pm on Friday a spitfire will fly over the Queen Victoria Hospital to mark the occasion. If you live nearby, keep your eyes and ears peeled!
The hospital bought East Grinstead great fame during WW2 with its success when treating airmen who had suffered serious burns.
Whatever you do today, take a moment to remember those heroes past and present who put the lives and safety of others before their own.
Have the most enjoyable bank holiday weekend :)
Catch up Monday!
Thought of the Day 6.5.20
I wonder how you are all getting on with your active challenges? We did 2 of the virtual games tennis challenges in school yesterday and had great fun. Hopefully we can get our score even higher this week!
Here’s a tennis themed joke to get you all chuckling:
What do you call a girl standing in the middle of a tennis court?
Thought of the Day 5.5.20
How lovely it was to be back in school yesterday, but I still miss my lovely Year 4s just as much! We had a great day crafting paper mache balloon creations which the children had started making last week (I am already working towards one of my goals for the week) and they are beginning to take shape. You could try one of these at home, you need: a balloon, pva glue, newspaper or paper towel and some paint.
When we were outside playing we even had a visit from chocolate orange the cat! He misses you all too and looked very disappointed not to have a school full of children to greet him and make a fuss.
I am sure you have all been getting on with some equally as fabulous things at home! Catch up tomorrow. :)
Thought of the Day 4.5.20
I am back in school today caring for the children whose parents are key workers. I have been looking forward to this day for a long time now! I am feeling really positive and ready for a new week and I hope you are too. I have decided to set myself some goals for this week to keep me motivated.
1. Continue with my daily exercise even though I will have less spare time
2. Try out a new recipe for dinner
3. Complete a craft project in school
Try setting yourself some goals this week, it always feels rewarding to give yourself a pat on the back when you have achieved something great :)
Thought of the Day 1.5.20
Rain, rain go away! I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the sunshine to return. Luckily I managed to squeeze a lovely walk in yesterday morning before it began to pour again, but I think it will be back to Joe Wicks inside for a while. I wonder how you are all managing to keep active now the sun has disappeared? I am really looking forward to reading this weeks Keep Active Newsletter. It seems to be getting longer each week which proves just how many of you are completing fantastic active challenges at home.
Don’t forget, if you have any fabulous ideas to share, send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
There are also some fantastic opportunities on the sports page of the school website for you to have a look at.
I am really looking forward to doing some PE and games with the children in school next week.
Have a lovely weekend and don’t forget to celebrate those who deserve it most today, even if that means giving yourself a pat on the back.
Catch up next week :)
Thought of the Day 30.4.20
Good morning Year 4! We have an extra special message from a V.I.P today! :)
Hello all my lovely year 4’s
I hope that you are all doing ok and of course missing me like crazy!!! 😊
It’s all a bit strange at the moment with us not being at school. I’m sure that you are all keeping busy and trying hard with doing some learning from home, which I know is challenging.
I’m at home with my two sons Cameron and Danny.
Danny is a bit fed up with me being his teacher now..... apparently I make him do too much work!!!
I miss you all sooooo much and look forward to seeing you all hopefully very soon.
Lots of love and hugs
Mrs Stuart xxx
29.4.20 Thought of the Day
My favourite thing about studying Ancient Egypt with you all was discovering how passionate you were when it came to learning new things about the Egyptians. Even though we have now moved on from our Egyptians topic, I was delighted to find that the Tutankhamun exhibition in London has released a virtual tour to give a sneak peak of the treasures inside. It is only a short video, but I hope you enjoy looking at some of the magnificent artefacts.
Thought of the Day 28.4.20
Good morning Year 4! Can you believe you have been home learning for over 5 weeks now? For some of you it may have flown and for others it may feel like the days have crept by very slowly - either way you are doing great! No matter how you are learning at home, just by getting up and ready each day and getting your brain working, you are achieving great things. I really wanted to set today’s message aside to congratulate you for all your hard work, but I’ll be honest my hair is a bit of a mess since I’m so used to not leaving the house, so I thought I would leave someone else to pass on the message. Unlike my usual students, this one isn’t very good at listening or keeping still! I hope it makes you smile!
Thought of the Day 27.4.20
I hope you all had a fun weekend. I enjoyed going for a walk in the sunshine and catching up with family over video chat. I hope you are still enjoying getting active and filling out your Active Challenge Diaries. I find going for a walk or doing some exercise daily gives me something to look forward to and I definitely feel better after! Here are some active ideas to jump start your day. You could Spell your first name, your surname or get creative! Whatever you do, it will help you build a super fun workout!
Thought of the Day 24.4.20
I cannot believe it is the weekend once again. During such an unsettled time I cannot decide whether the days are getting quicker or slower each week. One things for sure, I am grateful that my time in school looking after the children whose parents are key workers is drawing closer. I know it will be strange being in school without all the members of my lovely class but I am looking forward to seeing some smiling faces. I have really enjoyed hearing updates from the other teachers about their days in school.
Recently, I have come across some lovely ideas of how children are documenting their memories during this time. Some days are really tricky and others are much brighter, but it can help us to feel comfort when we look back on our memories after making it through the other side of a difficult challenge. However you choose to document those memories, the more creative the better, remember that one day we will be able to look back on these weeks and it will all feel a bit like a strange dream! Below you will find some ideas for inspiration.
Don't forget, it is Celebration Friday! Take the time to congratulate, applaud or thank those who you believe deserve it most.
Have a lovely weekend!
Thought of the Day 23.4.20
Answers : Recycle, Ocean, Plastic
Tonight everyone will join together once again to clap for our carers, all the amazing people out there working hard to take care of our country. Why don’t you have a go at making an instrument out of recycled materials just like the examples on our Topic activities grid? I know lots of people have been banging pots and pans and it would be great to use your instrument to help celebrate. If you are following our timetable, later in the week you are asked to have a go at using recycled materials to make music so this could be a great practise run!
It’s always lovely to show our gratitude to those we appreciate and I am definitely very thankful for not only our fabulous NHS carers but everyone who is still working through these tricky times. I am also very thankful for everyone making such an effort to stay safe and stay at home - you are doing great! :)
Thought of the Day 22.4.20
Good Morning! Today I have some anagrams for you to solve. As usual I will post the answers tomorrow. I will give you one clue - the words fit the theme of yesterday’s post!
Thought of the Day 21.4.20
I hope you have all enjoyed familiarising yourselves with the new learning resources. As you can see, the Summer Term marks the start of our brand new topic ‘Save the Planet’. It is a shame we cannot be together to begin exploring our new topic but thankfully there is plenty of investigating you can begin at home. I just know that this is a topic you will all love. As a school with a fantastic Eco Team, we already do a great job of raising awareness about how we can help protect the Earth we live on and this topic allows us to have a deeper look at how our choices effect the world around us.
I have already seen lots of fabulous resources appearing which can support our learning in the coming weeks (I am keeping my fingers crossed for an appearance from David Attenborough). For now, here are some short Bitesize clips to get you going.
Did you know? Since making an extra effort to stay inside, pollution levels in New York have reduced by almost half!
Although we know we will not be living in this way forever, hopefully it will show us some small steps we can take to help our beautiful planet.
I hope you are as excited about our new topic as I am!
I know that sometimes working at home can feel quite lonely - I for one am missing seeing everybody from school everyday! You all know I love dogs and my dog has been providing me with great company whilst I work. I am sure some of you have enjoyed spending extra time with your pets at home too. If you don’t have a pet to keep you company, or love animals like I do, here you can watch the daily routines of some of the animals at Edinburgh Zoo. The animals are very cute and it definitely made me smile!
Catch up tomorrow! :)
Thought of the Day 17.4.20 Answer: 14
Yesterday I spoke about acts of kindness and all the lovely things going on around the world. Today I want to set you a challenge. How many positive things can you do for others?
Goal: By the end of the week, can you think of 14 acts of kindness that you can do for the other people at home?
Help make a difference to someone else’s day :)
Thought of the Day 16.4.20
Today’s message is a number riddle.
• I am a 2-digit number.
• I am more than 6 + 6.
• I am less than 8 + 8.
• I am even.
• What number am I?
Answer to follow!
I have had a lovely week so far and I hope you have too! Despite having to stay at home, my Birthday week has felt more special than ever. I say Birthday week as the celebrations don’t seem to have ended yet. I have been blown away by everyone’s kindness and was even lucky enough to receive some very thoughtful cards via email - what a treat I am very grateful! I wonder if you have noticed or experienced anyone going above and beyond and being kind during this difficult time? I am really enjoying hearing lovely stories from around the world about people being kind to others, long may it continue!
Speak tomorrow! :)
Thought of the Day 15.4.20 Happy 15th of April! I hope you all have a lovely day. Yesterday I heard a song that reminded me of you all! Do you remember our predators dance from the Autumn Term? I remember feeling super proud of you all when we managed to learn the whole song. I am definitely missing our P.E sessions in school and keeping active with you all. I wonder what active challenges you have all completed over the Easter break? Don't forget you can share your success with the school by sending pictures to email@example.com and you might catch a glimpse of yourself in the Keep Active Newsletter on Friday. I wonder if you can spot my Keep Active pictures in the last edition of the newsletter?
Catch up tomorrow! In the mean time, here is our predators song to help you have a little dance and keep active. I wonder if you can remember any of our moves?
Thought of the Day 14.4.20 Good morning Year 4! I hope you enjoyed your Easter Weekend. Yesterday was my birthday. It was a little different to my usual birthday, but I enjoyed myself anyway and had a slice of cake! My birthday almost always falls during the Easter Holidays, so it is very rare I am able to spend it in school. I wonder how many of our class birthdays have fallen during this time? I hope you all had a great day and are looking forward to extra special celebrations when things return to normal.
A Happy Birthday to you, a Happy Birthday to you! Every day of the year, may you feel Jesus near! A Happy Birthday to you, a Happy Birthday to you and the best one you’ve ever had!
Tutor Who Tooted
A tutor who tooted the flute tried to tutor two tooters to toot.
Said the two to the tutor, is it harder to toot or to tutor two tooters to toot?
I have already been practising, but I am yet to perfect it!
I am sure some of you have been practising your musical instruments at home. You could even prepare a performance for the members of your family J
I hope you all have a lovely Easter weekend. We may be spending it in a very different way to usual but sometimes when we find ourselves with a bit of time on our hands, it can be a great opportunity to think and reflect. This weekend, take a moment to remember why we celebrate Easter but also reflect on the things you are thankful for during this time. I will certainly be making the most of the lovely weather and making sure I set some time aside to chat to my family and do some Easter baking.
Whatever you are doing, keep smiling! Happy Easter Year 4! :)
Thought of the Day 9.4.20 Hello Year 4! I hope you have been enjoying the sunshine :)
Today is all about being kind, selfless and thinking of others. Much like our school mission statement ‘Treat other people as you would like to be treated.’
How many people in your household can you compliment today?
Compliments for my Year 4 class who I miss very much:
I am sure lots of you have been completing new active challenges. Don’t forget to log them in your Keep Active Diary!
Now, time for another Joe Wicks workout. Wish me luck!
Thought of the Day 6.4.20 Happy Monday! My last message mentioned smiles, so today I thought I would share with you a lovely poem about smiling, with the hope it might brighten your day.
Thought of the Day 3.4.20 Answer: His horse was called Thursday.
Something that made me smile this week was hearing about the goats of Llandudno. The naughty goats have taken advantage of the quiet streets and invaded the town.
As you all enjoy a good skimming and scanning activity in class, let’s play spot the goat! Answer to follow!
This is my last message of the week. I will miss posting over the weekend. Have a lovely weekend and I can’t wait to update you next week.
A cowboy rides into town on Thursday. He stays in town for 3 days and leaves on Thursday. How is this possible?
Answer to follow!
Thought of the Day 1.4.20 A quote from Doctor Seuss today: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
I finished the book I was reading yesterday. I have particularly enjoyed reading in the garden when I get a spare 5 minutes. It is lovely to sit listening to the birds singing and have some fresh air.
I wonder how many books we have read as a class during our time at home?
As we all enjoyed listening to some fabulous audio books together on World Book Day, I thought some of you may enjoy these audio books by David Walliams. He is uploading a new one every day!
Talking of the number seven, I have been making an effort to think of a list of positives that I can take from every day. Here is my list of 7 positives from yesterday.
Have a go at thinking of your own list of positives for today. It might be even longer than 7!
Thought of the Day 30.3.20 I hope you all had a good weekend. Today’s challenge is a riddle – I will post the answer tomorrow!
Riddle: I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?
Thought of the Day 27.3.20 Good morning Year 4! I hope you are all well. Here is a little something to brighten your day!
Why did the student eat his homework?
Because the teacher told him it was a piece of cake!
As we can’t all be together for Celebration Assembly today, it would be lovely if you could choose a member of your family that you would like to celebrate and thank this week. Give them a clap or a pat on the back and tell them why you are thankful.