Weekly Update for the week beginning 9th October

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 9.10.17

A fantastic week with a very informative assembly about recycling on Monday-well done for those who bought their tins in! We are really pleased with the hard work and creative ideas that has gone into the Tudor Monarch posters at school-amazing!  Here’s what’s happening in the coming week:-

History: Our trip to Castle Cornet is on Monday 9th of October. Buses will leave school at 9:15 and return for lunch. School uniform can be worn but please remember a warm waterproof coat.  Click on the link for more details.


Numeracy: We will be continuing with our written method of subtraction and then solving 1 and 2 step word problems.

Literacy: We will be beginning our unit on poetry. Bring in any poetry books you have at home to share with us if you want!

Homework project: a reminder that you are invited to add to your team’s posters on the monarchs. The more creative the better!

Harvest Festival:  We will be watching the Year 3 Harvest Festival Performance on Tuesday at school. Children can bring in a Harvest box filled with non-perishable items that will then be distributed by the GVS to the elderly in our community. Click on the link to see more.

Harvest poster-28t7e9n

They may also wish to write a letter to the recipient of their box using the school address as they may then get a reply.

Halloween Disco: The PTA work really hard throughout the year to put on events for the children to enjoy however these can only go ahead with the support of parents to help. The Halloween disco is coming up soon (for details please see the poster below) and the PTA need some more parents to volunteer to help for the hour while their children are at the disco. Help is needed to man the glow products stall and the snack stall as well as general crowd control. No experience is necessary! If you don’t have the time to join the PTA, please consider helping out for an hour at one of their events. If you are able to help with the Year 3 and 4 disco, please could you either contact the PTA directly at StMartinsPTA.gg@gmail.com or let your child’s class teacher know.

Halloween Party Poster

Miss Green’s Class will be sailing on Friday 13th and 20th of October Could you please make sure children are dressed with warm clothes as it’s getting colder.

We are also looking forward to the Rhubarb Theatre group performing for us on Thursday afternoon.

School council candidate presentations will take place this week (they should be no more than 2 minutes long) and then elections are on Friday.  Good luck everyone!

The children will be saying their team goodbyes this week.

Phew! What a busy week!

Have a good weekend!

Year 4 team

Lihou! Finally here!

Dear all,

Well, we’re finally here! Lihou week!

Please click on the link for the Guernsey Weather Fox’s summary of the week. WATERPROOF coats a MUST! And warm clothes.

A reminder of the kit list below. Have a great time everyone!

Essential Kit-All clearly named please!

 Sleeping bag or quilt (packed in a waterproof cover/bag e.g. bin liner
taped closed)
 Pillow case and a single sheet
 Wash kit and towel
 Waterproof jacket-essential
 Warm jumper/fleece top
 Indoor footwear ((e.g. slippers, crocs, flip flops-but MUST be clean)
 Wellington boots/ spare trainers (they may get wet crossing the
 Training shoes appropriate for climbing/ scrambling etc
 Personal clothing (not your best stuff!)
 Nightwear
 Teddy bear
 Sun cream/sun hat
 Any medicines / inhalers that have been prescribed-clearly labelled with name and dosage instructions*
 Drink bottle clearly named
 Pen/pencil and notebook
 Book to read
 Biscuits/ cakes for tea and evening snack-to be handed to teachers.
 No sweets or treats to be packed in suitcases please!
No torches required. Please do not bring any valuables to the house such as ipods or mobile phones as no responsibility can be taken for these items should they get damaged or lost. There is no need to bring any money as there is no facility to purchase anything on Lihou.

*Please provide any hayfever medication such as Piriton if your child suffers from hayfever-we are outside most of the time!

Weekly update 1st May

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 01.05.17

Welcome back, we hope you all had a lovely break and enjoyed the sunshine. It’s been lovely to see the children again and they’ve had great fun on the tip trip today! The children were really well behaved and many adults commented on this, including the reporter from Channel TV! Tune in at 6pm tonight to watch, listen to radio Guernsey and look out in the Guernsey Press for us too!

Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Numeracy: Please see homework books for children’s new rainbow target on addition and subtraction. Please practice regularly at home.

Next week we will be wombling around the parish to collect rubbish which we will then use for data handling purposes.

Literacy: Exploring stories with issues and dilemmas, which includes script writing and focusing on one particular text called ‘The Canal’. We will be learning the story through actions and text mapping.

Geography: The trip to the tip was the launch of our topic on the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle). We will be learning more about our own environment and how we look after it- including a visit from Deputy Lindsay De Saumarez.

New classes: This week the children were asked to make five choices of who they would like to be in a class with next year, they are guaranteed at least one of their choices. Classes will be revealed next half term.

Lost property: At the end of last term there was a lot of lost property, please name things that children bring to school!

Last but not least, Mrs Judd will be absent from Monday 8th May for her rescheduled knee operation. As planned before, Mrs Dowding will be taking her class full time.

Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday 1st May.

Enjoy your long weekend.

Many Thanks

Year 4 trip reminder -Tomorrow

Dear all,

just a reminder that we’re off on a trip tomorrow, 28th April, to see how Guernsey deals with it’s waste. We have been informed that the Guernsey Press and Channel TV will be there as well covering a story about the disposal of nappies. However, they are very interested in our visit too!

Please let us know if you don’t wish your child to be filmed or interviewed just in case they want to do that-not wanting to appear on TV because they are wearing a high-vis jacket and hard hat is not a reason-especially teachers!

Please see previous blog for more details but we advise a layer of sun cream as the UV index is quite high at the moment.


We are really looking forward to this exciting and informative trip.

Year 4 team