Stuart -Year 4
This year, Stuart Class will be taught by Mrs Crosby.
For any parental queries, Mrs Crosby can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Class Motto
'Every Mistake is a Learning Experience'
In year 4, children are encouraged that making mistakes should not be seen as a negative. In fact, this is how we grow as learners and helps build our resilience to never give up!
Rainbow Day for the NHS
Years 3 and 4 have been practising their pointillism skills in Art.
Possessive or Plural Apostrophes
To consolidate our learning on plural and possessive apostrophes, year 4 paired up to play a game where they had to determine the correct use of the apostrophe before moving their playing piece along. There was lots of laughter in the classroom and the children did a fantastic job of showing off their skills learnt throughout the week.
Exploring different units of time in Year 4
Time tables practice
Children in year 4 had fun, showing off their multiplication skills using the interactive 'hit the button' tool.
YEAR 4 & 5 MATHLETICS COMPETITION
Year 4 & 5 had a wonderful day at Highsted School, taking part in a mathletics competition.
They did various activities which included team challenges, orienteering and an obstacle relay.
They were rewarded with a medal at the end of the day for all their hard work.
Year 4 have been demonstrating different methods they could use to add two amounts of money together.
Years 3 & 4 had their first outing to the local library in Minster. They really enjoyed choosing a book to borrow for home.
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee
We had a wonderful afternoon celebrating the Queen's platinum jubilee, with our very own street party in the playground! We also planted a tree and buried our own time capsule to commemorate this memorable experience! It was the perfect end to a very busy term 5.
Children in year 4 were thrilled to receive a letter straight from Buckingham Palace! During last term, year 3 & 4 designed and made congratulations cards for her Majesty. They were all so pleased to hear how much she had enjoyed their cards
Year 4 - and all the other pupils from EPS - worked together to create a commemorative piece of Art to celebrate the Queen's jubilee. Each child designed and created a section of a mosaic, before they were all placed together to create an image of the wonderful lady herself.
A big well done to Justin for receiving the 'ENTHUSIASM' values certificate.
Young Voices 2022 at the O2
Year 4 very much enjoyed taking part in the largest children's choir in the world! They were given the VIP treatment with their own exclusive box The entire key stage two choir did a wonderful job and sounded fantastic on the night!
Year 4 completed thank you letters to the Tesco community champion. They were so grateful for the kind donation of T-shirts made during enterprise week. This enabled the the children to raise a HUGE £127.50 for Demelza House.
Children were given a £20 budget and tasked with the challenge of coming up with a profitable idea to utilise their small budget. All profits would go towards Demelza Hospice Care For Children. The children decided to make tie dye T-shirts and came up with the idea of approaching Tesco to tell them of our worthy cause. Thanks to their kind donation of T-shirts, the children were able to simply purchase the dye, bringing them under budget and making a whopping £127 for a fantastic cause! The children had a great time designing and making the T-shirts, I'm sure you will agree they did a fabulous job!!
French - Term 5
We have been learning all about the Olympic games and their origins.
History Term 5
This term, we have focussed on our local history. Children explored the island on a day trip to 'hook' their interest in this topic. We have been creating fact files to ensure we let others know how wonderful our little island is!
Topic Hook Day - Our Local History
Year 3 & 4 had a wonderful AND busy day exploring the local history of our island. We started our day at the Bluetown heritage centre, where we learnt many interesting facts and took part in various activities. We explored what the island would have looked like many years ago and heard a rather disgusting story about Lord Nelson! We even got to perform on the Criterion stage, singing sea shanties.
Following this, we made our way to the sea wall to view the SS Richard Montgomery wreck. We made a pit stop to the the sand pit for a lovely sunny picnic 🌞 We even managed to sneak in an ice cream!
Then, we ventured up to Eastchurch to see the memorial commemorating the first home of British Aviation.
Next, we travelled to Leysdown to see the Short brother's statue.
Finally, we made our way back to Minster to explore one of the oldest buildings in the country - Minster Abbey.
What a day! And what a fabulous island we live on?
In PSHE, we explored how helpful and unhelpful thoughts can affect our emotions and feelings. We discussed strategies we could use to banish those unhelpful thoughts we may tell ourselves. Today, Stuart class created their very own 'positive thought superhero'. The job of our superhero is to remind us of all the wonderful things about us!
Inspired by our trip to the Bluetown heritage centre, Niamh decided to make WW1 Trench Cake at home. We were lucky enough to sample her creation and it was delicious! Why not have a go yourself on the link below...
We began our new Science topic - Living things - by sorting different animals in to groups depending on their characteristics.
Niamh was awarded the resilience certificate for always doing her best and showing her classmates how to be a good role model, while always showing patience and understanding!
Maths Term 5
Year 4 have been learning how to divide 2 and 3 digit numbers by 10. They have explored column placement and have moved on to incorporating decimals. Ted & Niamh had a go at being the teacher and explained to the rest of the class how each digit moves one column to the right, as it becomes ten times smaller.
English Term 5
Year 4 began this term looking at features of an autobiography. Today, children interviewed each other to find out more information about one another's lives.
Being fluent in times tables is essential as children develop through key stage 2 in Mathematics. Daily practice is important in learning this key skill. In class, we use the Percy Parker song videos to help us recall multiplication facts. I have attached the link below, to enable children to continue with their practice at home.
The Great Elliott Park Bake Off
On the last day of term, Elliott Park held its very own bake-off! Stuart class had lots of fun making chocolate Easter baskets and traditional Scottish empire biscuits. They were delicious!
Year 4 & 5 had a great day at King's School, Rochester. Head over to the latest news page, to see what they got up to...
Children in Year 4 completed their own illustrations from our
class book 'The Great Kapok Tree'. They used a variety of mediums to re-create some of the breath-taking illustrations within the book. Mrs Crosby thinks they did a fabulous job
In English this week...
Year 3 & 4 have been exploring the book 'The Great Kapok Tree'. Today, they took it in turns to act out parts of the story from the perspective of some of the many creatures living in the Amazon Rainforest.
The Great Kapok Tree Role Play
Year 4, 5 and 6 really enjoyed their first calligraphy lesson, where they were taught how to write the letters of the alphabet. They can't wait for their lesson next week!
World Book Day
Year 4 dressed to impress for World Book Day...
This term, our Science topic is 'States of Matter.' Children explored how different states of matter are formed and identified the different make-up of particles in solids, liquids and gases. Children used their bodies and the breakfast cereal, cheerios, to represent the formation of these particles. The children had lots of fun and even managed to eat a few sneaky cheerios!
Elliott Park reading challenge 2022
This year is the 25th anniversary of 'World Book Day'
In celebration, we have launched a reading challenge for children to complete at home. Please see the attached document below for all details, good luck!!
Year 4 have been using the Cressida Cowell book 'How to Train Your Dragon' as inspiration for their learning this term. As part of this immersive unit, children designed and then created their very own dragon eyes. Mrs Crosby thinks they did a fantastic job, I'm sure you will agree!
In Maths, we have been using numicon to identify the relationship between fractions and decimals. We also explored perimeter by using post it notes to measure the perimeter of household objects. The children had lots of fun doing this!
We also looked at equivalent fractions and the different methods we could use to identify these.
Children's Mental Health Week
Children took part in activities to celebrate ‘Children’s Mental Health week’ between 7th – 13th February. This year's theme is ‘Growing Together’. We encouraged children to consider how they have grown and how they can help others to grow. Year 4 thought about how they could support others in maintaining a healthy and positive mind set. Children created kindness glasses to express ways they could help a friend in need.