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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

Year 4

Notices & Reminders

Monday 30 November 

What a busy half term it has been! We have been having such a wonderful time in class learning about our topic, the Rainforest, and the children have such wonderful ideas about how we can do more to look after our planet.

Today we had our Christmas craft morning, and we made a lovely Christmas window as well as a card. We have also made some hanging decorations but these are drying in school!

This Friday is the school pantomime and so please remember that your child will need a packed lunch to eat.

The countdown to Christmas has begun!

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Thursday 12 November 

Hello all - just a reminder that children should arrive in class by 08.45. Any time after this and your child will be marked as late. Please let me know if you have any problems with this.

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Monday 9 November

What a busy start back to the half term! Your children were all absolute superstars last week and adapted to Zoom teaching so well - I am really proud of them. This Friday is children in need and we will all be dressing up in bright colours. Please be aware that whilst we are not going swimming on Friday, we will still have PE and so the children will need to get changed out of/ back in to their costumes. I am looking forward to seeing their outfits! As ever, I know it is difficult to communicate at the school gates now, so please contact me on the class email if you would like to discuss anything - year4@fawbert-barnards.essex.sch.uk

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Friday 23 October

I am sure that your children have told you about Jeff, the hedgehog we rescued. I have put some pictures below of when we found Jeff, and when we put him in a box to keep him safe to travel to the vet. Jeff has now gone to hospital as he has a poorly leg. I have asked them to keep me updated but they may be too busy! If I hear anything, I will post it on here. Have a great half term!

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Thursday 22 October

Your children have worked so hard this half term. Coming back to school has been a huge physical and emotional challenge for many of them, especially after such a long time off and they have all excelled themselves. They have worked hard, settled back in to the routine of school and really made me feel a part of their class.

I am not going to set any work over the half term, as I would like them all to have a well earned rest! However, I have listed below some ideas for fun things you could do at home, as well as some interesting days out and places that are open to visit.

Bake a loaf of bread

BBC Good Food have lots of different recipes perfect for children to learn how to bake some bread. With Bake Off in full swing, it’s the perfect time to try! 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-bread-recipes

RSPB wildlife survey

The RSPB are calling on young scientists to help them collect data about different birds, insects and animals. You can choose the survey you would like to do, and it can be done in any garden or green space. 

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/activities/do-a-wildlife-survey/

Learn about British Hedgehogs

British Hedgehogs are really at risk at the moment, and this lovely story explains how we can help them. Get your child to make a poster to raise awareness about supporting hedgehogs, or have them think about how they could make your garden more hedgehog friendly.

https://www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk/a-letter-from-spike/

Treasure Trails

Treasure Trails is a great way to learn more about an area near you. The activities provide an exciting challenge combining clues and stories around a range of routes and areas. There are lots of different routes to try locally, including in Ware and Much Hadham but you can enter any area you like to see what’s nearby. 

www.treasuretrails.co.uk 

Whatever you get up to, have a really great half term. 

Mrs Webb

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Friday 16 October 

I have sent both an individual and family SeeSaw QR code home with the children this afternoon so please ask them to hand it to you. If you have any further problems with SeeSaw then please email me directly. I know some of you are having issues with Lexia too - if this is the case then please can you let me know.

Have a great weekend and I look forward to getting back to school on Monday - we have got some exciting things planned for the last week of half term!

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Friday 9 October

We have had a lovely week this week and today the children designed their Christmas cards. These have been uploaded to SeeSaw for you to take a look at. Details of how to place an order will follow shortly.

I have extended the homework deadline to the 23 October 2020. For those of you that have already completed the homework, I will be adding a few more things to do. I am conscious that this is a long half term for your children, and a lot of them may be getting tired coming up to the half term so please ensure that homework stays fun and does not feel too onerous!

Have a great weekend.

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Wednesday 7 October

A few reminders!

Your child will be bringing home a 'home learning' book today, which is only to be used for work during quarantine or lock-down. 

Tomorrow is school photograph day... just in case you'd like to make sure your child looks extra smart for the occasion!

Please could you ensure that if your child has a snack at break time, it is healthy. The school policy is that this should be a fruit or vegetable. 

Friday is swimming - please make sure that your child has a coat to wear to and from the swimming pool. As the weather deteriorates for winter, it is essential that your child has a coat. 

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Friday 2 October

The weather is starting to deteriorate for winter and so please can you ensure that your child comes to school with a coat every Friday for swimming - whatever the weather forecast. We will be checking that they have a coat before leaving on the coach. Thank you.

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Monday 28 September

This coming Friday (2 October) is school superhero day, in celebration of our topic for this half term. Children should come dressed as their ultimate superhero - I am really looking forward to seeing all the costumes! As it is also swimming, please can you ensure that your child also has school uniform packed to change in to before travelling to the Leisure Zone. I am conscious that children (and you!) put lots of time, care and effort in to costumes and so children will be putting their school uniform on at lunchtime to travel to and from swimming.

Please email me if you have any questions. 

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Tuesday 15 September

Please see below the details for swimming sessions that will be starting later this week.  You can find the swimming pool and coach risk assessment below for your information.

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Tuesday 8 September

Hi Year Four,

It's wonderful to have you all back in school and I want to say a big well done to you all for working so hard to get back in to the swing of things! You have all been superstars. 

Please feel free to email me if you have any queries - the address is year4@fawbert-barnards.essex.sch.uk

Mrs Webb

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