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Drighlington Primary School

Nurturing, supporting, believing, achieving!

Moorland Road, Bradford
West Yorkshire, BD11 1JY

01132853000

info@drighlingtonprimary.org.uk

Headteacher: Mrs Sue Jackson

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Welcome Back!

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Welcome back. The children have all settled well into their new routines in Year 4.

We have a busy, exciting half term ahead. Our topic this half term is all about India. In English, the children are studying 'Grandpa Chatterji' by Jamila Gavin. Maths this term will focus on place value and number. We have also started Timestable Rockstars again, so keep practising at home.

Our P.E. is every Wednesday and swimming every Monday. Maths homework will be set on Tuesdays and SPaG homework on Fridays. Learning log homework will be every half term and will be set as a project during the beginning of our topic. 

As always, remember we have an open door policy should you want to speak to us. 

We are looking forward to a wonderful new half term! 

Miss Dobson and the Year 4 team. 

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Eden Camp

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We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Eden Camp on Tuesday 23rd May. All the children were extremely well behaved, very enthusiastic and were great role models for Drighlington Primary! They were able to show off the facts they have learnt so far and discover much more about our WWII topic in an exciting environment.

Seeking safety in a Morrison shelter.

Looking worried in an Anderson shelter!

Sleeping on a WWII Navy ship.

The HMS Hood.

Experiencing a war time fight.

Confusing the enemy!

On guard.

Enjoying a WWII sing a long with a fun puppet show.

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Skipathon for the British Heart Foundation.

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What a fabulous way to end the week!

The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the skipathon to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. 

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Welcome back!

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We hope you all had a lovely Easter break.

The children are really looking forward to our environmental outing next Wednesday. Fingers crossed for good weather!

Our new topic this half term is 'How did the Blitz affect the lives of British people during World War II?' Which the children have already shown great enthusiasm towards learning. They are especially enjoying learning about evacuees through studying 'The Lion and The Unicorn' by Shirley Hughes, in our English lessons. 

In maths, we have started a new unit about statistics. This involves constructing and interpreting various types of graphs. You can help your child by discussing graphs in real-life e.g. in newspapers or on the television. 

Thank you for supporting your child with their learning logs and homework. 

Please remember Swimming will continue from Monday 24th April, until the end of this half term. 

We are looking forward to another fun, busy and hard-working half term! 

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Cyber Safety

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Today we have had a very interesting talk about staying safe online. Police officers Paul and Aaron from Morley Police station gave us a presentation and we watched a video about Cyber safety. 

Top tips!

Never arrange to meet someone,

If you think that something is wrong, tell someone you trust,

People are not always who you think they are, 

Do not give out personal information,

Be kind to others. 

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Spring Term

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This term we have started a new topic all about habitats, living things and the environment and land use. To begin with, we explored how to use an Atlas. 

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Welcome Back!

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We have started the new year and the new term positively.  The children have settled back into school routines quickly.  Here a few photos of them starting their new topics.

Science - Circuits and Conductors

The children experimented with components to explore how a circuit worked.

       

 

  

History - Ancient Civilizations (Ancient Egypt)

The class wrote their own hieroglyphics, learning about Ancient Egyptian writing.

    

   

       

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End Of Term!

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We have reached the end of the Autumn term.  I would like to thank you all for your support while I have been teaching Brazil class and take this opportunity to say thank you for your Christmas cards and gifts, and to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

Enjoy the holiday, see you in 2017!

Mrs Cunningham 

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A Gentle Reminder.

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Please can I remind everyone that the children all have a reading book.  We encourage them to read every night, even if it's only for ten minutes, (we know how precious time is!) and record it in their reading journals.  The children receive dojos for reading at home and extra ones when they read to an adult, whether that be, mum, dad, carer, grandma, grandad etc. Please sign the book to show you have read with them.

They also receive maths homework on Tuesday and they receive SPaG and spellings on Friday.  The children should be completing these each week and returning them to school.

Thank you for your support.

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Visit from Rudolph!

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We had a wonderful visit from Rudolph, who brought all the children an Advent calendar.  They were all desperate to have a cuddle and we didn't miss the photo opportunity!

  

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Those turbulent Tudors.

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We are learning about how the power of the monarchy has changed through history, from absolute monarchy to the democracy of today.  In the Tudor era there were many changes and struggles for power.  The class have been using role play to learn about some of the power struggles.

Henry VII kills Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth.

      

King Henry VII marries Elizabeth of York to unify the houses of York and Lancasterand to end the War of the Roses.They have four children.

    

Prince Arthur marries Catherine of Aragon from Spain, but when he dies, she is married to Prince Henry.

  

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Sensational Sound!

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In science today, to demonstrate pitch, we have all made our own pan pipes. The children busily cut straws to different length to create as many different pitched sounds, then tapered the ends and fixed them together. Here they are with their instruments.

  

 

 

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This week's learning.

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The children have been working really hard this week to build up an explanation text about the digestive system.  They have had to remember all the features and correctly write up and order all the sections.  Here are some of their final products.

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Children in Need

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Well done to the children today for the efforts they made in wearing spotty clothes.  Here they are in all their spotty glory!

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Spellings and Handwriting

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We have introduced a new handwriting scheme.  All the children are learning how to join the letters correctly.  I will be sending home a sheet each Friday, the sheet will contain 10 words which are your child's spellings for the week.  You can help your child to learn their spellings by writing them on the sheet using the new handwriting, this will also allow them to perfect the new joins.  The spellings will be tested on Wednesday each week.

Thanks

Mrs Cunningham

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Remembrance Day

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We observed a two minutes' silence to remember all the soldiers who have lost their lives during times of war.  The class watched a slide show explaining what happens on Remembrance day and why we take time to remember, they all showed great respect.

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Super Science

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We have had great fun this week in science lessons, the children have explored science using a range of instruments, learning about different ways to produce sounds and the effect of sound waves.

             

   

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Children's Views

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I had a conversation with children in Brazil class today. They told me about their learning with great enthusiasm. They have studied India, Hinduism, the human digestive system, explanation texts, number-line subtraction and Roman numerals.

They are currently very enthusiastic about their new science  topic (Sounds) and their new history topic (the Monarchy, from the reign of Henry the 8th to the current Queen).

Mrs Jackson 

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Focus on Maths

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Children in Brazil class have been learning about column subtraction. They are developing a good understanding about the method.

If you would like to help your child to understand this method, look on the following page on our website:

- Our School (red link)

   - Curriculum

      - Curriculum Aims

        - Mathematics

You will find our Maths policies at the bottom of the page.

Mrs Jackson

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India Project

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Brazil class have worked hard to develop their knowledge and understanding about the country of India. Their work can be seen in class and parents are welcome to call in after school to look at the display.

I will keep you updated about learning in class whilst Miss Dobson is absent.

Mrs Jackson

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Brilliant Brazil!

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Wow, as a class we have managed to earn over 1000 Dojos this week! This is a fantastic achievement! The children have worked hard throughout all lessons and displayed safe and sensible behaviour around school. 

In English, the children have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the end of our class story 'Grandpa Chatterji' and have successfully started to write a letter as one of the characters. 

The children demonstrated fantastic listening skills during their P.E. session with the coach from Woodkirk High School. They learned the basic skills and rules for Kabadi then enjoyed playing a very exciting game. 

As always, you are welcome to call into class at the end of the day to celebrate their hard work.

Thank you for your support, 

Miss Dobson. 

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Well done Brazil!

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Well done Brazil! This week, the children have all worked really hard and have managed to achieve an amazing 700 Dojos. The children have had a very busy week and have demonstrated fantastic enthusiasm towards all of our new units. Especially our Investigating India topic. We 'flew' to India and experienced the wide variety of attractions and activities this wonderful country has to offer. In English, the children have been studying the book Grandpa Chatterji by Jamela Gavin. Evidence of understanding has been demonstrated though some wonderful pieces of writing, with good aspects of working towards Year 4 expectations. Please feel free to come in at the end of the day to celebrate all the hard work. Thank you for your continued support, Miss Dobson.

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Welcome....

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Welcome to our new Blog page.

In year 4 we go swimming every Monday and our other P.E. session is on Tuesdays. Please see our parent page for children's correct P.E. kit. Also, please see our policy page for homework routines. As always, we have an open door policy should you want to speak to us. We are looking forward to an exciting new half term.

Miss Dobson

Class teacher

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