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How was Year 5?


Mrs B and I missed you all last week, but we did have a great week with our new class.  We would love to know what you enjoyed most about moving up to Year 5.  Write five fantastic ideas please.

A day down the mine.

Hello Y4JB

I would like you to write your diary entry about your day in the life of a child miner.

Ensure you use all the facts you learned from the mining workshop and the diary features we have discussed in class.
Also remember you feelings and emotions to describe your day.

I am looking forward to reading all about your day down the mine!

Miss Kelly

Year 4 Forest Schools

We had a great time around the camp fire on Tuesday afternoon.  We spent time collecting wood for the fire, chopping and cutting it to the right size so it would fit in the fire pit.  Learning to use the tools to create marshmallow toasting sticks was interesting but tricky work to make sure we used them safely.

Thanks so much to all the parents who have helped over the past few weeks, we just couldn’t have done it without you – we hope you enjoyed spending time in our lovely outdoor garden, even if we did get rather soggy one week!!

Dangers to Insects

Check out the following website with your friends.

  • What dangers to insects can you find in the website?
  • What changes to the environment are impacting on the lives of insects?

You might also want to check out ‘Bees in trouble’ and ‘What you can do to save insects’ too.

Please reply with your ideas.  Remember to use capital letters (press the shift button – it is the white arrow pointing up) and full stops in your reply.

Great News Hermione!


Fantastic news Hermione. We are all really proud of your achievements in your gymnastics competition this weekend.

Here is the information about Hermione’s competition:

On Saturday 13th June Hermione took part in her first four piece gymnastics competition at the City of Preston Gymnastics Club where she was competing against gymnasts from other clubs.  She did amazingly well and gained first place as overall champion.  She also came first on vault and second on bars and beam.


Well done Lula!

ballet shoes

Have you heard the fantastic news?  Lula has been accepted to the Royal School of Ballet!  We are all so proud of her and can’t wait to find out more.  Watch this space, you never know we might see her performing on a stage in London one day!

Save the Children – Y4JB Den Day Continued

logo den

Wow, another busy busy afternoon Year 4.  I am so glad it didn’t rain this afternoon so you could make your amazing flags.  You all worked really hard in your teams, it was great to see you all enjoying being in our outdoor garden.  Take a look at them, which one do you like and why? (Choose one made by a different team please – not your own!)

Our Year 4 den is finally finished (with the help of some super parents – thank you), I think the way that you have finished it off is fantastic.  Take a look at the photos below of our completed den and let me know what you think of it.  If we made it again, what would you keep the same and how would you improve it?


Just a reminder that if you have any sponsorship money to bring in, it would be appreciated if you could bring it into school by Friday 12th June.  Thanks for all your support.

Expanded ‘ed’ clauses as starters

Using the ‘ed’ words that you thought of before, write as many sentences as you can starting each sentence with an expanded ‘ed’ clause as a starter.  Take a look at my example below:

Frightened by the tall man, Tom ran straight home to avoid being caught.

Who can write the most interesting sentence starting with an expanded ‘ed’ clause?