Autumn 1 2022-2023

Week beginning 17th October
What a finish to our first term in Year 4!
We spent the week preparing for our Macmillan cake sale and coffee afternoon; designing posters, walking around the village delivering fliers, baking cakes at home... and amongst all of that we still had energy to do a Mini Marathon AND all our assessments!
The highlight of our last week of term in Year 4 was certainly the cake sale. Parents, grandparents and residents of the village came to enjoy coffee, tea and a huge variety of cakes. We were absolutely amazed at the amount of cakes we had on offer, and how many people cake to support our event.
We were even more surprised to learn we managed to raise £500 for Macmillan! We honestly cannot thank everyone who donated time, money and/or cakes. We are so glad to have raised so much money for such a good cause.
We can't wait for Autumn term 2!
Week beginning 3rd October
Another busy fortnight in Year 4!
We have been working hard on writing our presentation for the Harvest Liturgy next week. Everything that we are saying has been researched and written by us so we are feeling very proud of ourselves! We hope you enjoy it.
We went to Mass on Thursday which was wonderful. Mrs Carr was so proud of the way we conducted ourselves and how confidently we joined in. 
In Science, we enjoyed investigating "Which is the most common living thing in our school grounds?" As you can see by the photos, we thoroughly investigated and determined that grass and woodlice were the most common living things in our school grounds!
In Literacy, we are working hard to include better word choices in our sentences. From expanded noun phrases, to using a thesaurus, we are determined to dazzle Mrs Carr with our vocabulary choices!
We look forward to the last 2 weeks of this term- time flies because of all the fun we are having!
Week beginning 19th September
What a busy two weeks we have had in Year 4! 
We started Year 4 fantastically; meeting new class members, meeting our new adults and learning the new routines really quickly. We enjoyed a circus theme start to celebrate the fact a circus came to Nympsfield!
From circus literacy, to creating a classification key of circus animals, we had great fun!
Then, sadly, the news broke that our beloved Queen had died. We spent some time praying and reflecting on her great work over her long reign and we created a little display to help us remember her.
With a bit of a sombre mood, we embraced our REACH values all through our second week of Year 4. We flourished in confidence with our Maths, and started learning how to write a newspaper article. We started our work on maps and climates in Geography, and had a go at classifying animals we hadn't seen before in science. Mrs Carr was SO impressed with all our Resilience, Confidence and High Expectations in all the work we did.
We can't wait to see what week 3 has in store for us!