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Term 1

Thursday 20th October 2016


'We went rowing on a Viking long ship!' Mohamed


'On our trip, the instructor, Ian, taught us how to row together.' Ashton


'The best part was when we got soaking wet because everyone was splashing their oars all over the place.' Jemima


'Today we watched How To Train Your Dragon with biscuits and a drink.' Millie


'In Science, we have been learning how light travels to our eyes.' Lola


'In RE, we were learning about Jewish people and what they do when they're at the synagogue.' Sophie


Thank you for an amazing first term 4 Apple! Keep up the hard work and smiling faces :)

Miss Aubrey and Miss Shreeves

Friday 14th October 2016


'In RE we have been learning about the kippah, tallit and yad, which Jewish people use in a synagogue.' Sophie and Ikhlaas


'Today, we have been playing around with the Sprites on the program Scratch to make our own games.' Aryansh


'This week, in English, we have been looking at discussions, finding key features and writing our own discussions.' Millie


'In PE, we have been playing football and having matches.' Ikhlaas


'In Maths, we have been solving word problems and applying our knowledge.' Ethan


Thank you very much for all of the parents who were able to attend the curriculum afternoon. We really enjoyed performing to you and showing off our artistic skills.

English Balanced Argument - we prepared For and Against statements before sending Stoick the Vast down conscience alley to decide 'Should Stoick the Vast banish his son Hiccup?'

Sorting Game - For and Against Statements

Friday 7th October 2016


'Today we wrote a diary in the voice of Hiccup after a disastrous Thor's Day Thursday.' Wyatt


'This week, we have been writing leaflets about Roman soldiers by watching 2 videos and researching information on the lap tops.' Millie


'In Maths, we were answering word problems using column subtraction to apply our knowledge.' Javari and Ethan


'We listened to a chime in Jigsaw to calm ourselves down and wash out all of the negative feelings.' Aryansh and Jalaya


'In Computing we went on Scratch to start learning how to create a game.' Eda

Science Reflection Hunt

Friday 30th September 2016
This week, 4 Apple have been adding in Maths, writing descriptions in English and have taken on the different roles that you would find in a Celt roundhouse.


It is Art on the Hill tomorrow and we hope to see lots of you following the trail and visiting the exhibition from 11am-4pm. Thank you very much for all of entries to the Wallpaper Design Competition; they have now been entered into the competition.


We thought about our learning this week and said:


‘This week in Maths we have been learning how to use column addition.’ Eda


‘In Science, we have been thinking about reflection and went on a hunt to find reflective surfaces.’ Katie


‘We have been drawing dragons in Art then painting them using dip pens and ink.’ Josie


‘We played games based around metaphors, similes and personification to learn how to use them in our writing.’ Ikhlaas


Thank you!

Similes, Metaphors and Personification Carousel Activities

Friday 23rd September 2016

‘In English, we wrote a description of a busy place.’ Sophie


‘On Art Day, we made our own Marimekko style collages.’ Josie


‘Today, we started designing an educational game.’ Martha


‘Today, in P.E. we were learning how to control the ball.’ Millie


‘In R.E. we have been learning about the Mezuzah and the Shema.’ Yasin

Friday 16th September 2016


This week we have really got into our book ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ and lots of children have jumped into the learning pit when rounding in Maths, and climbed out the other side.


‘This week we’ve read chapters 7-10 of How To Train Your Dragon. We have found out that Toothless, the dragon, has his first tooth!’ Ethan


‘We have been writing an explanation of ‘How To Look After Your Dragon’ using modal verbs.’ Eda


‘Today, we are creating our own ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ posters and book front covers.’ Wyatt


‘We have been rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000. At the beginning I felt I was on Amber (I understand some of the learning) and by the end of the week I think I am on Blue! (I can coach someone.) Millie


‘In science, we have been learning about light and dark. We looked into a shoe box to try and see what the object inside was but we could not see anything! This is because there was no light. When we opened the box, it turned out to be a bright yellow ball.’ Ayman


‘We were making our art design for Art on the Hill. I enjoyed doing this.’ Erda

Maths - 6 Times Table Pairs Game

Friday 9th Spetember 2016


What a whirlwind week we have had! It’s been brilliant to get stuck into some fantastic discussions, role plays and activities that show your teachers just how amazing 4 Apple are.


Each week 4 Apple will be reporting back to you what we have been learning about and doing. So watch this space for weekly updates!


‘We have been reading How To Train Your Dragon.’ Katie


‘This week we have been acting out the story of Romulus and Remus.’ Mohamed


‘I now know that an imperative verb is a bossy doing word.’ Millie


‘Today we went outside for P.E. and looked inside the new changing rooms! Then we practised how to dribble a ball.’ Jalaya


‘Now we have a new Learning Pit display. This is for when we are learning something new; first you go down into the pit because you need to give it a go, keep trying and then you might succeed!’ Aryansh


‘Some of us bought in things that showed we belonged to a certain community for example, badges, bands, certificates. Then we showed them to the class as part of our R.E. lesson.’ Martha


Have a fantastic weekend!

Week 1 - Maths and Topic

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