"A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at." Bruce Lee)
Welcome to 4P
Mr Poole's Class Page
Headlines: Sports Day is on Tuesday at 1.15PM on the school field.
This terms learning challenge is all about chocolate and we guarantee that by the summer holidays you will never look at a chocolate bar the same way again.
Welcome back to the final term of Year 4! This is the term where we put in to practice all of the learning that we have done so far this term, enjoy the summer sun and make sure that we leave Year 4 with the knowledge that we gave it our very best!
Spellings are available by clicking on the 'spellings star' at the bottom of this webpage.
Welcome to what could possibly be the greatest web page of all time - 4P's class page!
Before we go any further, let's answer some frequently asked questions:
- There are now 3 spelling groups - Group 'A and B' and Group C. Children will move between the two groups based on judgement of their performance over a number of weeks.
- Mymaths usernames and passwords have been generated and are now glued into the 'notes' section in the back of the childrens' planners.
- TT Rockstars passwords have been generated and glued in to the back of the children's planners.
- Click on the links below to find out more about what we are learning this year (the maths page has some great videos on it if you want to learn at home)...
What's happening this week in 4P
Week beginning: Monday 08th July
|This week's vision: Working Well Together|
|Monday PM: Outdoor PE Learning Challenge|
Tuesday PM Sports Day
Wednesday PM Outdoor PE and Computing.
|Thursday PM: Spanish / PSHCE|
|Friday PM Spelling Test, RE and Golden Time|
Aspire - Achieve - Thrive
Our Golden Book Star this week is...
This week’s Golden Book Star for 4P is Lola,
If Wilmot is the mascot of Sawley and Barry (the crocodile that lives in Mr Poole's desk) is the unofficial mascot of 4P, then Lola could surely be the mascot of working well together! Across all of the subjects we learn, she is an ace partner in pair or group work. Listening closely and working hard, Lola is the type of girl you want on your team. On the playground too, she is a good friend to those is need and I know that she has saved many children from a lonely lunchtime with her smile and kind nature. This week, I have also been pleased to see that Lola has been experiencing different things by showing a high level of ‘stickability’ in her independent maths work. Well done Lola; I hope you enjoy this richly deserved award.
This week’s Golden Book star for 4P is D’Vonte,
D’Vonte has made a tremendous start to the summer term and has shown himself to be a paragon of the Sawley visions; casting aside his habit of calling out answers, D’Vonte has waited his turn to make superb contributions to our class discussions. In his class work, D’Vonte has been pushing himself as far has he can and as a result has been producing impressive work in maths and English. Much like his teacher, D’Vonte’s commitment to learning does not end at 3.15 and he has been making the effort at home which has resulted in top marks in his spelling tests and one of the most impressive reading diaries Mr Poole has ever seen! D’Vonte, I hope you remember how good this level of learning feels and enjoy this richly deserved award – well done!
This week’s winner of the Golden Book award for 4P is Max,
As he has for almost every week this year, Max has shown 4P a tremendous desire to learn across all of the subjects that we teach at Sawley Junior School. In maths in particular, Max has been diving deep to find the answers to the most tricky coordinate translation problems. Mr Poole has also been delighted to see Max’s enjoyment of reading take off from the moment he picked up Jeremy Strong’s The-100-Mile-An-Hour-Dog. If Max is so great, I hear you say, why hasn’t he won the Golden Book Award already? Well you see, due to his enthusiasm, Max’s Achilles heel has been his habit of jumping the queue and calling out answers to questions! Mr Poole is glad to say that Max has worked hard to resolve this issue and now is a supreme learning machine! I hope that you keep up your tremendous efforts Max and enjoy this richly deserved award.
This week’s Golden Book winner for 4P is D’Vonte,
D’Vonte is in the Golden Book this week because of the superb work that he has produced over the entire of the last term. Whether in English, maths, learning challenge, RE or any of the subjects that we have been learning at school, D’Vonte has been trying his best and aiming high. This was particularly clear to me yesterday when I marked D’Vonte’s visually impressive information report on life onboard the International Space Station. To be motivated when someone tells you to do something is good, but the true secret to success is to motivate yourself independently and in this regard D’Vonte has made a superb start to 2019. Well done and let’s keep this up all the way in to year 5 and beyond!
This week’ Golden Book star for 4P is Leo Thursfield,
Last week was a very challenging week for 4P as we examined the skills and knowledge the children have learned so far with a series of tests. Throughout the week, Leo aimed high and approached the tests with a positive manner that said ‘let’s show the world what I can do’. In 4P we have a metaphor that likens the tests to a towel and marks to water; if this were true, Leo has made sure to wring every last drop of water out of the towel this week. By reading the questions carefully and checking his work thoroughly, Leo was able to walk out of each lesson with a smile on his face knowing that he had tried his best. There are many ways to succeed in life, but doing well in tests is one of them and in this endeavour Leo has made a great start. Well done this week Leo and well done every week for your effort and attention in lessons; you thoroughly deserve this award.
Homework Challenge Awards
Well done to everyone for their efforts on our Homework Challenges. Remember to hand in your Homework Challenge book for marking to earn your points.
Remember - all homework should be your best work: the same standards of neatness and presentation are expected in this book as in school.
If children could hand their homework in by the end of school on Wednesday, then I can calculate the points and have the books returned on Friday ready for the weekend.
Some children have been awarded with their Bronze Homework Award (50 points)!!!
A HUGE congratulations to:
Florence S, Lola, Khloe, Max, Roxie, Joshua.
Who will be first?
And children who have now achieved their SILVER homework award (100 points) are:
D'Vonte, Florence W, Leo, Caitlyn.
Who will be first?
And children who have now achieved their GOLD homework award (150 points) are:
Who will be first?