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Its the end of Autumn 2 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y4…………………….

Year 4 have enjoyed another successful half term at school, full of learning, creativity and fun. We are proud of the way the children have continued to try their best, follow the new school routines and develop their learning.

We have continued to do lots of learning across different subjects. In History, we have explored the Ancient Mayan civilisation through the vertical concept of Quest for Knowledge. In Reading, we have explored a range of texts including poetry, fictitious information texts about dragons and fantasy stories about Aliens. In Maths, we have been learning about addition, subtraction and measurement. The children always have excellent enthusiasm for their maths learning.

In particular, the children have thoroughly enjoyed our unit on Ancient Mayan Civilisation, where we have explored the Mayan customs and social hierarchy. The children showed great enthusiasm for this, and it has been lovely to hear them contrast their knowledge of Ancient Greek and Egyptian history with this unit. The children did some fantastic learning; exploring what the Ancient Mayans believed, what fantastical inventions they gave to the world and what their cities were like.   

In science, we were impressed by the knowledge that the children had on the human body and the digestive system. We have been learning about teeth in different animals and understanding why certain animals have certain teeth like carnivores, omnivores and herbivores. We also devised a digestion model out of items you would have lying around the house. The children greatly enjoyed this day!

In Writing, the children have created some excellent pieces that take inspiration from the book, ‘Dragonolgy.’ We explored some good examples of fictitious information texts and the children had a go at making their own about a dragon sighting. Recently, the children have finished a letter to the ‘author’ of ‘Dragonolgy’, Ernest Drake, telling him all about their exciting new discovery.  The children learnt to write in this format and developed their learning on expanded noun phrases and prepositional phrases.

The Year 4 team have thoroughly enjoyed teaching year 4 this term and we feel that all of the children have grown and progressed with their learning behaviour and determination. It has been a successful term and we are all so proud of the children's ambition and love of learning. It has been fantastic to also take our children for clubs, such as Explorers where they made Christmas Wreaths this week.

We hope the children have a well-deserved rest over the Christmas holidays, and we look forward to welcoming them back for a new term of learning.  

See you soon,

Year 4 Team.

Its the end of Autumn 2 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y4…………………….

 


Christmas Party Day/ Non Uniform Day 15th December

Dear Parents/Carers,

On the afternoon of Wednesday 15th December 2021 FS2-Y6 will be having a Christmas party.

School will buy party food and drink for all the children, and we would ask that parents pay £1 per child.  This money can be brought into school on the day.   

This is also a non-uniform day for all the children.

If your child has any allergies then please ensure their medical records are up to date in the office.

If you have any questions or queries then please come and speak to your child’s class teacher.

We are looking forward to a good afternoon.

Thank you for your continued support,

Christmas Party Day/ Non Uniform Day 15th December

 


Christmas Jumper Day 10th December 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Friday 10th December we are taking part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

Children will be able to come to school wearing a winter themed jumper. This could be one bought in the shops, or made at home. Children could add some tinsel to a jumper they already have. Some children have even made a spotty t-shirt before.

If children want to take part in Christmas Jumper Day, then please use our Just Giving Page. https://christmas.savethechildren.org.uk/fundraising/cjd210018881

You can donate as little or as much as you like on there. Alternatively, you can send £2 to school Friday 10th December. All money raised will go to Save the Children, making sure every child, no matter where they’re born, has essentials like food and water, healthcare, education, protection and shelter.

 

 

 

Christmas Jumper Day 10th December 2021

 


Christmas Lunch 15th December

Dear Parents/Carers

We will be having Christmas lunch in school on Wednesday 15th  December. The menu will be:-

 Roast Turkey served with , Sage and Onion Stuffing , Cranberry Sauce and Gravy or

Quorn Roast Joint,

Roast Potatoes, Glazed Carrots & Garden Pea Medley,

and for Dessert Chocolate fudge Cake & Cream

 

Christmas Lunch 15th December

 


Y4 Swimming Lessons

Dear Parents/Carers

I am writing to inform you that we have had to make changes in our swimming arrangements for Year 4.

As such, Year 4 swimming sessions will cease as of next week and their remaining 8 sessions will be reinstated in the summer term.

If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Many thanks.

Mrs A Maqsood-Shah

Principal

Y4 Swimming Lessons

 


Children in Need - Friday 19th November

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Friday 19th November it is Children in Need Day.

Children will be able to come to school wearing spots. This could be a spotty jumper, socks, or t-shirt. Some children have even made a spotty t-shirt before.

If children want to take part in Children in Need Day, please can children bring £1 into school on 19th November.

All money that the school raises will then be sent to Children in Need charity.

Many thanks

 

Children in Need - Friday 19th November

 


HIGH HAZELS LANTERN PARADE LIGHTS UP DARNALL

The streets of Darnall were alive with music, dance and light taken when High Hazels Academy staged the return of their annual lantern parade last week.

Held on Friday 5th November, the colourful event was also supported by Sheffield Park Academy, and provided the perfect opportunity for the youngsters to showcase their handiwork, parading their wonderful lanterns down Staniforth Road and up the main road.

Music for the event came care of Darnall Community Gospel Choir, and High Hazels youngest also sang, whilst the moves were provided by Sheffield Park's students with a contemporary dance routine.  The crowds were also entertained by stilt walkers and fire throwers from Innovation Entertainments, which ended the parade in style.

Commenting on the parade, High Hazels Academy’s Principal Mrs Asma Maqsood-Shah said:

“It’s a fantastic event and one which helps to bring the whole community together. The children also love having the opportunity to show off the wonderful lanterns they have made.”

 Dunya news also attended the parade, the full interview can be found by clicking here

 

 

 

HIGH HAZELS LANTERN PARADE LIGHTS UP DARNALL

 


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