Year 4 updates 21.05.2020

Hello Year 4,

I hope that you are all well and that you have been keeping busy, staying safe and enjoying the sunshine.

Since the end of last week and throughout this week I have received lots more lovely emails, photographs, pieces of work and updates on the wonderful things that you have been doing at home. I really enjoy finding out what you have been doing and it is lovely to see you working hard and enjoying the projects and activities that you have been set. I would have loved to have been doing these activities with you but it is great to see how well you have been working both independently and with your families – I am very proud.

I’m sorry that there has been a delay in receiving some of your messages. These are all of the messages that I have received or have been passed on to me at the moment. If yours has not been included this time, please don’t worry as I will continue to update the blog when I receive further emails.

I hope that you will enjoy sharing all of the lovely things that these members of our class have been doing.

VE Day Celebrations

Aidan’s VE Day Celebration

Aidan and Oliver would like to share some photographs of their VE Day celebrations. 
They made some scones for a VE day tea party, made some bunting and decorations for the outside of their house and listened to some war time music while they had their tea party. 
They also received a lovely note from a gentlemen who lives opposite them. He kindly bought the boys a stash of sweets and left a note explaining why he had done so.

Jack’s VE Day Celebration

Jack and his brother Jayden enjoyed making paper chains and decorated the outside of their house with them. They also dressed in red, white and blue for the day.

Michael’s VE Day Celebration

Michael decorated his window with union flag bunting to celebrate VE Day.

Michael’s work

Michael and his mom sent an email about what he has been up to:

Michael says, “I have been doing Maths, Matilda, Ancient Egyptians and I made a flower at Mom’s school. While I was at Mom’s school I learnt about dementia.”

Michael also has some bean seeds which have germinated and are ready to plant in his allotment.

Jack’s Super Science – Growing

Jack and his brother Jayden have been busy growing strawberries, cucumbers, runner beans, peas and tomatoes. I’m sure they will taste delicious when they are fully grown!

Rowan’s Ancient Egyptians Project

Rowan has created a PowerPoint presentation containing lots of fascinating facts about the Ancient Egyptians.

A message from Elissa

On 20th May, Elissa sent this message, along with these photographs of beautiful pictures that she had created, to me and Mrs Watts as it was ‘National Thank a Teacher Day’.

“A big thank you for all that you do for me. Missing seeing you everyday.  Love Elissa xx”

It was so thoughtful and we really appreciated it – thank you Elissa!

Aidan’s work

Yesterday, I received this message from Aidan and his mom about the work that he has been doing at home:

“Aidan has been working very hard with his English lessons via Nation Oak Academy, and his Maths lessons via White Rose Maths and BBC Bitesize and he would like to share some of the work he has been doing over the past couple of weeks.
Aidan has been watching lots of clips about Ancient Egypt and also reading some books we have here at home. He has created a timeline of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation using Purple Mash and read about the different dynasties. He has also created his own cartouche, an Ancient Egyptian name plate, and copied some of the artwork from my own piece of papyrus from Egypt.”

Aidan says, “I am finding learning about the Egyptians very interesting. I’m going to be making an Egyptian sarcophagus and I’ll wrap one of my figures in toilet paper so it looks like a mummy!” 

“During his English lessons last week the focus was on persuasive writing. The children were asked to come up with their own persuasive rap and Aidan chose to do his on the importance of recycling. Here is Aidan’s rap below.”

“Aidan has also completed a mind map of his favourite place to visit, Exmouth. He took inspiration from Michael and also did a mind map to show information about Exmouth and the places he loves to visit and things he likes to do while we are there.”

Wow – so many wonderful things to share!

If you would like to share what you have been doing, please send your photographs and messages to postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk

I really love receiving your updates and I will be happy to add them to the class blog for you.

Take care and keep smiling everyone!

Miss Guy x

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