Moonstone Class – Designing a Stop Motion Animation on the topic of Global Warming

In Art, the children first designed an Antarctica background and then made characters for their animation out of plasticine. Then they took their characters and created a stop motion animation, using an App called iMovie. What fun they had!!!!


Opal Book Worms

Opal class really got their noses into books today with a fun and informative trip to South Norwood Library. We learned about the library system, explored children’s books and got a funny story read to us! Many children even checked-out books! Get to the library this half term 🙂

Spring Half Term Homework

We do hope that you all have a restful and revitalising half term break, and we hope that the weather stays Spring-like so we can enjoy the outdoors!

Even though it is half term, we still believe it is possible to read for at least 10 minutes a day!

Recommended Read: Roald Dahl’s ‘The Great Glass Elevator’ (as we have just thoroughly enjoyed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!)

Half Term Reading

Go to the Library, borrow a book from a neighbour, swap with a friend… try to find a book that you wouldn’t normally choose – you might be surprised! Failing that, read any book that you have in your house, or a magazine, or comic strip even, just make sure that you write those comments in your diaries!



Near Homophones  (think about how you can identify which one to use)

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Mental Maths

Times Tables are a definite!

The 4 operations are always simple to practise ( + – x Ă·)

Geometry – understanding symmetry: putting objects in front of a mirror and explaining what you see

Measure – practise telling the time on an analogue clock, using a tape measure (if you have one) to measure your room sizes or your bed length

World Book Week w/c 4th March 2019

It’s that time of year again!!! When everyone (including the staff Yey!) get to dress up!!

For World Book Week in Year 4 we will be exploring ‘The True Story of the Three Little Pigs’ a fractured fairytale, with some humour and some critical thinking!true story

The staff of Year 4 are going to be dressing up on Thursday 7th March (World Book Day) as pigs and wolves, so if you would like to get involved we would love to be joined by piglets and wolf cubs! If you would rather choose your own book character, then we would love to see your creative costumes! Be creative and Enjoy!

Quartz class children have been learning about global warming. They have focused on the Antarctic to further investigate some of the effects of global warming on the world. Next Friday, the children will use stop motion animation to showcase what they have learnt. They have worked really hard to get everything ready. Here’s a sneak peek.

Homework due 13th February


In the back of your reading diaries are a list of questions that you can answer (one a day) to create a RANGE of comments for your daily reading. Please use them to support you and ask your class teacher if you are unsure.

Recommended Read for this week: Roald Dahl The Twits – as we are reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it is always good to read other books written by the same author.

Mental Maths

At the moment we are tackling 2 step worded problems. This means that the question will be asking you to do 2 calculations in the same question, e.g. multiply and then add, or add and then take away from the total etc.

Mrs Hackett had blogged the 2 step worded problems that we were working on, on Wednesday, so feel free to have another go or talk your parents through how you solved them!


Homophones – Everyone has been doing brilliantly with the homophone learning!!

Here are this week’s…





We spent the afternoon at the South Norwood library. Quartz class children explored varied reading genres, authors and titles. They learnt about all the facilities offered at the library. Some children got brand new library cards and even borrowed books to take home! Take a look.