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 note 26.06.17

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 26.06.17


We have had another busy week at school with lots of outdoor numeracy! The children really enjoyed calculating the age of different trees and using sticks to create rectangles, to work out the area and perimeter!  Here’s what’s happening next week:-

Lihou:  We are off to Lihou!  

Mrs Karia’s class – Monday 26th at 1.30 and return 2.30 on Tuesday 27th (Prosperity car park).

Miss Dyke’s – Tuesday 27th at 2.00 and return at 3.00 (Prosperity car park)

Mrs Dowding’s class – Wednesday 28th 3.30pm (Prosperity car park) and return Thursday 29th 4.30pm (Prosperity car park).

Just a gentle reminder, if you still haven’t paid for Lihou please can you pass on that payment to your child’s class teacher as soon as possible.

Numeracy: Looking at co-ordinates on a Lihou grid map.

Literacy: We will be finishing off our persuasive leaflets on the 3 R’s.

Science: We will be carrying on with our habitats topic.  

Art: We will be creating our own ‘Goldsworthy’ inspired artwork and doing some printing from these designs.

Homework: There will be no official homework set this week so please encourage children to carry on with practising their Rainbow Targets, Mathletics and reading.

Please bring any remaining Sponsored Swim forms in as soon as possible and don’t forget that sponsored swim takes place on Tuesday (Mrs Dowding’s class) and Friday (Mrs Karia’s class).

The countdown to Lihou begins! Start getting your belongings together and watch the weather forecast!


Many Thanks

Year 4 Team

Sun Safety

A reminder that children should all have a named sunhat with them at school throughout the summer term.  It would be great if they could come every day with a water bottle (they are able to refill) and sun cream that has already been applied.

Many thanks,

Year 4

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 19.06.17

Wow!  What an EPIC week we have had!  The children have been working hard in the mornings and then have been busy during the afternoons trying out one of their chosen activities.  We hope they have all had a wonderful time.  We have!

Here’s what’s coming up this week:-

Sports Day: THIS Wednesday (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 suffers!)

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

Literacy: Using Google Drive, we will be writing our own persuasive text on the 3Rs.

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

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

Many Thanks

Year 4 Team

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 12.06.17


What a great start we’ve had to our last half term! Thank you to those who attended the Lihou information evening on Monday, we appreciate your time.

Here’s what’s coming up this week:-

Sponsored Swim: Tuesday 27th (13.00 – 14.00) for Mrs Dowding’s class,  Friday 30th (9:00-10:00)for Mrs Karia’s class and Tuesday 4th for Miss Dyke’s class (13:00-14:00). If you are planning to come and watch your child swim please give us an indication of time so we make sure you don’t miss them and any offers of help to count lengths are gratefully received-just drop us a line!

Lihou trip:  A reminder that medical forms for Lihou should be handed in ASAP (including parent helpers).  Please note that extra copies of forms are available on the blog.  Mrs Dowding’s class – please note that you DO NOT need to bring in bags for Lihou on the morning of Wednesday  28th June, they can be brought down to the drop off at Lihou in the afternoon.

EPIC Week: The children should have brought home their letters stating which activity they will be doing throughout the week. Please take note of the instructions provided.

Numeracy: We will be focusing on problem solving involving sequences and patterns and looking at data handling.

Literacy: We will be substituting our own ideas on a persuasive text about Oatlands Village.  

Geography: We have started our new topic ‘Habitats’. Children will be exploring the habitats within the school grounds and designing their own species that could be found there.

Sports Day:Wednesday 21st June. We are currently making the arrangements for this exciting event. Please feel free to join us in the afternoon!

Many Thanks

Year 4 Team

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 05.06.17

What a busy half term we have.  It’s hard to believe we only have half a term of year 4 left!  The children have all worked incredibly hard and we have been very proud of them.  We hope you all have a restful half term!

Here’s what’s coming up after half term:-

Numeracy: Children will be revisiting written methods of multiplication and doing some assessments to show their learning and understanding in numeracy.

Literacy: Children will be exploring a range of adverts and leaflets about places in Guernsey. They will be learning a persuasive text. Also, they will be doing some reading assessments during Guided Reading sessions.

Science: We will be starting a new topic about habitats.  

Lihou:  There will be an important information evening on Monday 5th of June 5pm for both parents and children. Please see separate flyer. If you are unable to attend then please let the class teacher know.

We will not be setting any formal homework over the holiday, however children should be continuing with their reading challenge, working on rainbow targets and using Mathletics.

Many Thanks

Year 4 Team

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 22.5.17
Another great week with some super story writing!  Well done to Miss Dyke’s class for doing a super class assembly on Friday, they all worked very hard and Miss Dyke was very proud of them all.  Here’s what’s coming next week:-
Numeracy: We will be looking at time and 3d nets.
Literacy: Children will be planning and writing their own stories with issues,  dilemmas and problems showing what they have learnt about this type of story.
Geography: The children will be continuing their  research about the 3 R’s.  This will help prepare them for writing a persuasive leaflet later in the term.

A reminder to ensure all children have applied sun cream before school and bring a named sun hat now that the weather is beginning to get warmer.

Many Thanks
Year 4 Team

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 15.5.17

We’ve had another busy week; the children enjoyed inventing their own ‘trashion’ and taking part in the ‘Trashion Show’. They worked well in teams and were very creative with their outfits! Well done to Mrs Dowding’s class for doing a fabulous class assembly today, they worked very hard and Mrs Dowding was very proud of them all.  Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Numeracy: We will be looking at ratio and proportion and using outdoor learning to help us understand the concepts. Please could children bring their coats to school just in case.

Literacy: Children will be planning and writing their own stories with issues,  dilemmas and problems based on our learnt text ‘The Canal’.  

Geography: The children will be researching more about the 3 R’s.

PE:  Please can children bring their PE kits on MONDAY as we will be doing athletic timings and for their usual PE lessons.

Walk to School Week: Please see email and letter sent out this week. Please encourage your children to walk to school this week, they may join the walking bus service. Walking is good for both your health and the environment.

Have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

Many Thanks

Year 4 Team