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I can’t believe it’s Christmas already! What an exciting week we have had – Christmas dinner, Christmas parties and Sparkle and Shine. Jerry and I would like to wish everyone in Elder class a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2018!

Elder Christmas Party


This week we have become experts in....The Internet! We have been exploring the different devices around school and how they contribute to the 'network as  a whole. Here are some excellent examples of Book Creator work by Ruby and Tom!

Children In Need!

We had so much fun this afternoon taking part in a range of challenges set by other classes in school. These included: blind football, building a paper tower, creating wordles and building transport models. The children all looked great in their Children in Need outfits... Now we just need to persuade Mr Fallon that we should wear pyjamas for school every day! Here are some photos for you to enjoy. 

Enterprise Week

This week has been enterprise week across school. We have started up own company 'The Speedy Seeds'. We have learned a range of new skills such as how to score, fold and assembly shape nets. In addition, we worked as part of finance and marketing teams in order to analyse our questionnaire results and calculate how much profit we expect to earn. The children have demonstrated fantastic team work skills throughout the week where they have worked together in a co-operative and mature way. Well done Elder!

How does distance affect sound?

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Here is some of the work we produced in our Science investigation this week.  

We explored what happened to sounds as we moved further away and gave some explanations about why this happens. We presented our findings using the Pic Collage app. 

Our new Eco Committee member is.....


We are sure that you will do a fantastic job! :-)

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A huge congratulations to our new Pupil Parliament representatives - Oliver and Christabella!

Good luck in your new posts, we know you are going to do our class proud!


Peer Feedback

This week, we have been practising being teachers and giving feedback to our peers. Here are some of the great comments which were given.

Our Roman Museum

It has been another busy and exciting week in Elder class. This week we received a history box which contained lots of interesting objects linked to our Romans topic. We then created a mini museum and became professional historians, using each of the items to find out more about the Roman way of life. The items included: an oyster shell, a helmet, a sponge on a stick and even a real Roman coin!

Image result for how to train yourdragon bookIn English this week, we have been building up our skills in preparation for writing a setting description of a cave. This writing will be based on the cave that we are reading about in our class book - 'How to train your dragon.' In particular, we have focused on the use of noun phrases and fronted adverbials. Here are some examples of the work that the children created. 

Summer Home Learning

Wow - what a fantastic start to the half term! I am so impressed with the time and effort everyone has put into making their shield during the holidays.  All of the children have enjoyed sharing with the class how their made and designed their shields and it is safe to say that Year 4 Elder are certainly prepared for invasion (we may just need a bigger classroom in the meantime!) Well done!

Our Class Rewards

This year, we will continue to use Class Dojo as a reward system in class. The children can earn Dojo points for: Respect, Stickability, Creativity, Curiosity and Independence.

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In addition to this, we will also be using an online ‘Random Name Picker’. The children can get their names written onto the spinner for any positive reason. They might get their name written on several times during one day. At the end of the day, we spin the online spinner and it will choose one person at random to win a prize – the more times their name appears on the board, the more chance they will have of winning!

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If a child shines during the day, they may be chosen to take home a ‘Superstar of the Day’ certificate.