Year 4 Class News

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Rugby at Allerton Grange

Posted on Monday 09 December 2019 by Miss Rushbrooke

Last week, Y4 visited Allerton Grange to work with the sports leaders there. We took part in a range of activities designed to develop our skills in tag rugby before having a go at some tag rugby games. We really enjoyed the session and are going to try to re-create these activities at school so that we can continue to get better.

We practised passing the ball and moving:

We learned about passing the ball to each other and trying to intercept:

We tried to receive the ball in the air before the other person got it:

We tried to steal each others’ tags before they got to the other side:

We tried to get the ball to the try line with another team stopping us from getting through:

Takeover Day

Posted on Friday 06 December 2019 by Miss Rushbrooke

Today, it was Takeover Day so the children took over Year 4!

Some people got to:

  • do the warnings chart
  • give out cool class tokens
  • do the times tables test/ spelling test
  • say 321  and stop
  • serve lunches
  • write certificates 
  • do the register
  • lead guided reading group

And Betty and Amrit M  wrote this class news post.

Packed lunches

Posted on Tuesday 03 December 2019 by Mrs Taylor

At Moortown Primary, our packed lunch guidance includes:

  • information about the different food groups
  • how to put together a healthy, balanced packed lunch
  • links to recipes and ideas for healthy packed lunches

This week, our packed lunch guidance will be emailed to parents and carers and sent home to children who have a packed lunch in school.

Packed lunches should be in a secure named container.  No sweets are allowed – instead, we encourage lots of fruit or vegetables.  Water is available on all tables for children who choose a packed lunch.  However, your child can bring their own drink in a non-breakable container – please avoid fizzy drinks.

Change4life provides lots of ideas for healthy packed lunches including  suggested swaps.

As an alternative to packed lunches, school meals, including a vegetarian option, are a great choice and are prepared daily in our kitchen. Children are offered a choice of main courses and desserts and they select their main meal choice at the start of the day.  Catering Leeds provides food which meets national Food Standards criteria.  School meals can be combined with packed lunches.

Free school meals are available to all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  They are also available to some older children according to family income.  It’s important to register for entitlement to free school meals, even if your child has a packed lunch or is in a younger class – this is so we can receive additional funding (called the pupil premium) which we can use to help your child. Please check if this is something you might be entitled to.

Living and Learning: Takeover Challenge Day

Posted on Monday 02 December 2019 by Mrs Taylor

On Friday 6th December, we will be taking part in Takeover Challenge Day and this year, it is being supported by First News.
What is Takeover Challenge?
Takeover Challenge is a fun engagement project which sees schools and organisations across England opening their doors to children and young people to take over adult roles.
It puts children and young people in decision making positions and encourages schools and organisations to hear and act upon their views and ideas. Children and young people gain an insight into the adult world and schools and organisations benefit from a fresh perspective about their work.
During the day, children will take over some of the adult roles in class. This may include taking the register/dinner register, tests, performing the warm up for PE, reading the class novel or planning parts of lessons.
Some older children will have the opportunity to ‘takeover’ other roles in school including taking over the office, serving dinners and leading the certificate assembly.

School Savings Club

Posted on Monday 02 December 2019 by Mrs Taylor

The next School Savings Club paying in date is 09 December 2019 at 3.15-3.45pm.

The account is open to all children and it is free to set up. As there is not minimum deposit requirement, it is a great way for your child/children to begin to manage their own money and understand the importance of saving. We offer paying in sessions every half term where you can bring along any savings to be paid into your child’s account.

As an extra incentive, Year 3 pupils who open an account, or who currently have an account, will be credited with £10.

If you’re unable to attend in person, please hand in any money to be deposited to the office in a sealed envelope addressed to Mrs Tiffany.

Here are the remaining paying in dates for this year (the penultimate Monday of each half term).

  • 03 February
  • 23 March
  • 11 May
  • 06 July

To find out more about the accounts or if your child would like to open account, please enquire at the office.

Geography: Exploring OS Maps

Posted on Friday 29 November 2019 by Miss Rushbrooke

As part of our geography learning, we explored the UK using OS maps today. OS stands for Ordnance Survey. The children were amazed at how detailed these maps are and we were particularly excited to find Loch Lomond, Scafell Pike and Snowdon on them as these are physical features of the UK that we’ve already learnt about.

Dig out any maps you’ve got at home and see what exploring you can do without eve leaving your house!

29 November 2019

Posted on Friday 29 November 2019 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due on Thursday 5 December 2019.

Having learnt all about Scotland in our topic learning this week, the children have a text t0 read and answer questions. We’ll read it together and mark our work in our homework review on Thursday 5 Dec.

Living and Learning: My Community week so far

Posted on Thursday 28 November 2019 by Mrs Taylor

This week, we are enjoying our ‘My Community’ themed week based around these themes.

  • Who am I? (identity)
  • Who are we? (diversity)
  • Where do I live? (community)
  • How do we all live together? (equality)

There have been lots of events, visits and visitors so far.

  • School community coffee morning and Wake Up Shake Up on Monday
  • Bulb planting with Friends of Moortown Park
  • Visiting Allerton Grange drama department for a community themed drama session led by Year 12 pupils
  • A visit from Linda Gledhill from the deaf and hearing impairment team
  • A visit from the RNIB to raise awareness of visually impaired members of our community
  • JustDifferent disability workshops
  • Litter picking in the local area
  • Hate Crime workshops led by West Yorkshire Police
  • Visiting Donisthorpe Hall
  • A visit from Moortown fire service
  • A visit from our PCSOs
  • Learning carousels across different classes

Still to come is a visit to a group run by Moor Allerton Elderly Care; Greek language sessions led by a parent; a visit to St Gemma’s Hospice and choosing our new school charity.

The week will culminate with Identity Day on Friday 29 November.

Children are invited to dress in clothing that represents part of their identity, for example uniform from a club they attend, a team they are part of or support or traditional dress to represent their heritage.  We invite a donation for the PTA Christmas fair.

Thank you for all the entries we have received for the active travel in the community competition.

We encourage families to get out in the community in an active way on the way to and from school. Email ([email protected]) a picture of your active travel, maybe by a landmark on the route to school, for the chance to win one of five £10 vouchers. The winners will be drawn in the assembly tomorrow afternoon so please ensure your entries are sent by 12 o’clock tomorrow.

Thank you for supporting the themed week and please discuss the week with your child to reinforce this important learning.

Living and Learning: Community Week

Posted on Thursday 28 November 2019 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week is Community Week so we’ve been talking about who we are, how we’re the same and different and learning more about our community and the people in it.

At home, ask us to tell you about:

  • DAHIT – the deaf and hearing impairment visit where we learnt about how people with hearing difficulties are helped to be part of the community
  • JustDifferent – a charity which helps people understand that those with disabilities are just the same as us. We really enjoyed meeting Julie and learning about how she is different but likes the same things as us.
  • The Fire Service – who delivered an assembly about what they do in our community
  • Our Carousel – where we’ve visited the KS2 classes to explore us and the communities we’re part of

Don’t forget, the children can come dressed in clothing which symbolises their personality tomorrow: a Brownie uniform, a football team kit, religious/cultural dress and whatever else represents who they are.

Topic: computing and geaography

Posted on Monday 25 November 2019 by Miss Rushbrooke

Year 4 combined their computing and geography knowledge today to practise learning counties and using compass language.

We created algorithms using compass directions to get from one county to another, gradually making our algorithms more complicated and challenging each other to follow our algorithms to see where they turned up.

At home, see how many cities and counties we can name and whether we can tell the eight points of a compass.