Weekly note 18.6.18

We’ve had another busy week at school!  Well done to those children who were involved in The Pied Piper production; you were all awesome and we were very proud of you.  Congratulations to the year 3 and 4 football team today who played fantastically in their tournament and remained unbeaten throughout!

Here’s what’s coming up this week:-

Sports Day: THIS Thursday (21st) 1:00-3:00pm. Parents very welcome. Children need to come into school in PE kit- house colours please! (Normans – blue, Tudors – yellow, Stuarts – Green and Saxons – red).

The first part of the afternoon will be team games to gain points for their houses, feel free to walk around and cheer on! The second part of the afternoon will be races and relays. Please ensure children have sunscreen on before school, hats, plenty of water and any medication (inhalers need to be full and in date and please dose up with antihistamines for hay fever sufferers!)

Numeracy: We will be identifying trees in our environment and working out their ages. Also, we will be looking at coordinates.

Homework:  Mathletics, Times tables rockstars, Rainbow targets – let’s give a last big push to achieve our targets!

Literacy: We will be continuing to look at stories with issues, problems and dilemmas.

Geography: We will be continuing with our ‘Habitats’ topic.

PTA event:  A reminder that the PTA are holding a Father’s Day family fun day morning next Saturday.  £6 per man (kids go free). Tickets on sale before and after school.

Please could Lihou permission and medical information forms be handed in as soon as possible and any outstanding payments.

Many Thanks

Year 4 Team

Lower Junior Sports Day

House Sports Day!

Thursday 21st June is the Lower Junior sport afternoon!  

Children can come to school wearing their sports kit instead of school uniform.

Children can try and wear something in the colour of their house:

Normans = Blue

Saxons = Red

Tudors = Yellow

Stuarts = Green

We are hoping for sunny weather for the afternoon so please put sunscreen on your child before they come to school. It would also be useful to bring some in so that they can re-apply cream at lunchtime too.  A hat and a water bottle will be needed as well.

The House sports will start at 1.00pm in the main field.

You are welcome to join us for the event and follow your child around the 16 sporting events.  At the end of the afternoon the sprints and shuttle runs will take place and the winning house will be announced!

Good luck everyone!


We hope you have all had a relaxing half term.

Lihou meeting

A reminder that we have a meeting for parents and children on Monday evening (tomorrow) at 5.30pm.  We will be handing out important medical forms to be filled in asap.

Waterproof coats

The children will be outside during the afternoon tomorrow starting their habitats topic.  Please could you ensure they have a waterproof coat just in case it rains.  They are welcome to bring a change of shoes/wellies too if needed.  

Many thanks

Year 4

Weekly note 14.5.18

We hope you enjoyed your extra holiday this week!  We have had a great couple of days at school too.

Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Lihou:  Please could you ensure payments and forms for Lihou are made ASAP.

We will be holding a meeting for parents/carers and children who are coming to Lihou on Monday 4th June at 5.30pm.  Please come along as we will be handing out medical forms and going over the itinerary and kit list.

Numeracy: We will be looking at proportion and then moving onto percentages.

Literacy: We will be writing our own persuasive letter.  The children should have chosen a company that they would like to persuade e.g. a toothpaste company.  They then need to think of what they would like to persuade them to do e.g. not use cardboard boxes to hold the tubes in or not use plastic tubes.  Then they need to think of 3 reasons why this would be better for the environment. If they would like to do any extra research for this they can! Please ensure that the homework is completed by Monday.


Science:  Children will be planning and undertaking a fair test which investigates how to keep things warm.

Have a lovely weekend!

Many Thanks

Year 4 team

Weekly note 30/4/18

We’ve had another great week at school.  We’ve been busy writing and done some more wombling around the school grounds.

Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Numeracy: We will be investigating fractions further and learning about ratio.

Literacy: We will starting our new unit on persuasive writing.  this will be based on the research that the children have been asked to carry out this week for homework – see link.


Geography: We are looking forward to welcoming Lindsay de Sausmarez to come and talk to us.

PE:  We will be doing athletics on Thursday so please ensure children have the correct kit.

Ann Bryant:  Reading patron – will be coming in to talk to the children on Tuesday.

Decider Skills:   

Come along to our information evening on the Decider Skills. We have started to teach all our children a set of skills to help them recognize and deal with difficult emotions such as anger, worry or sadness. The evening will allow families to use these different skills so that they can be used at home. Charlie Cox of the Youth Commission will lead the session and there will be a chance for you to ask questions afterwards.  For more information visit: http://www.thedecider.org.uk/

Please contact the school office to secure your place on office@stmartins.sch.gg or tel 756060

Enjoy your weekend!

Many Thanks

Year 4 team

Weekly update 23.4.18

What a busy week we have had!  The children enjoyed their cricket roadshow and we had an awesome trip to the tip today.  There will be a lot of tired children (and adults) tonight!

Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Numeracy: We will be using the rubbish collected from today’s womble for our data handling work.  We are hoping to have extra time for a womble around the school lane at the beginning of the week.

Literacy: We will planning and writing our own recounts about the tip trip.

Geography: We will be looking at decomposition of our waste.

PE:  We will be doing athletics on Thursday so please ensure children have the correct kit.

A big thank you to our helpers today on the trip, we couldn’t have done it without you!

Enjoy your weekend!

Many Thanks

Year 4 team

Tip trip tomorrow – last minute reminders!

We are really looking forward to our trip tomorrow, here are a few reminders:

1) A sensible and safe pair of walking shoes/trainers with a good grip on the sole (no flip flops or open toed shoes please due to health and safety!)

2) Clothing – as the weather is forecast to be similar to today, children can wear shorts/t-shirt and bring a long-sleeved top and trousers in their bags as a precaution.

Must have a sun hat and sun cream applied before school (bring in bag to reapply)

Thick socks that will protect the feet


A waterproof top (in their bag)

3) A packed lunch and plenty of water (bring an extra bottle if needed). Be warned, your child will have to carry this for the whole day-a lightweight rucksack is ideal!

4) No money is needed.

If your child is allergic to latex, please let your class teacher know as the children will be wearing them to pick up rubbish.

Any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

Many thanks

Year 4

Parental help – desperate plea!

We are in desperate need of more parent helpers for our trip on Friday.  We need at least 3 more adults to help in order for us to go.  Please let your child’s class teacher know asap if you can help.

Please find the link below to remind you of the trip details.


Thanks for your support,

Year 4 team

Weekly update 16.4.18

Welcome back, hope you all had a lovely break. It’s been lovely to see the children again and they’ve had great fun making ‘trashion outfits’ and showing some fantastic team work.

Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Numeracy: Please see homework books for childrens new rainbow target on addition and subtraction. Please practice regularly at home.  We will be looking at problem solving using trial and error.

Literacy: We will continue looking at recounts in preparation for writing our own after the tip trip.

Geography: We will be visiting the tip on Friday 20th April, please see link for further information.  Parent helpers are needed as we need a total of 9 adults.


PE:  A reminder that children will all need their swimming kits this term.  Miss Green on a Monday and Miss Golland and Mrs Dowding on a Wednesday.  All children need their outdoor PE kits on Thursday as we are having a cricket workshop.

PTA Film night:  A reminder there is a film night on Friday 20th April 3-5pm, tickets are available from today for £3.

Enjoy your weekend!

Many Thanks

Year 4 team