Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Year 4 - Good Bye and Good Luck - 23rd July 2019

Image result for class of 2019 pngAnd what a day it was!  From leavers' assembly to gifts, goodbyes and the ice cream van at the end of the walk of fame.  A massive big thank you for all of the kind words, cards and gifts.  I actually think that we have the best job in the world (even though we work very hard), every minute is most definitely worth it.  Seeing year 4 perform their last assembly showed us all that they had reached the point of being ready to move on to new adventures, as fantastic individuals who carry their new found confidence with them and there is nothing more rewarding than that.

Be confident, brave and determined in whatever you do.

Have a fantastic summer and show your new schools what you are made of!  You know where we are if you fancy a visit, we would love to see you and catch up with how you are getting on.

This quote, made famous by Winnie the Pooh and I think Mrs Johnson last year, is so befitting for today:

"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. The Prince of Wales School will always be with you."

Take Care!

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Year 4 - A quick reminder - 17th July 2019

The entertainment starts from 6:30pm.  If you arrive a little later as advertised on the letter that is also not a problem!
Sorry for being cryptic, but I can't mention more on a blog!!

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Year 4 - Leavers' Assembly - 16th July for the 23rd July

Image result for the class of 2019Rehearsals are well underway for Leaver's assembly on 23rd July.  The children can't wait for you to come and be reduced to tears and laughter at their performance.  Now they just need to learn their lines and bring in their costume if they are acting the part of an older person in the performance. 
On the day we know it is going to be a bit of a squeeze fitting everyone into the hall, so please come early to the coffee morning and to bag your seats for the 10:20 start.  We are also aware that other schools will have broken up by this point, so with demand for seats high we would ask that places are reserved for parents and siblings only.  Films shown in the performance will be available online after the event if you wish to show other relatives.  Please come and see a member of the team if you are not able to attend and need to send a relative in your place.

Also on the last day of term the children often like to get their t-shirts signed, if your child wishes to do this please get them to bring a t-shirt or dress along, this can be in a bag - much easier for signing or it could be worn.  If you do not wish your child to sign their clothing then please let them and us know so they don't spoil any best t-shirts!

Friday, 12 July 2019

Year4 - News and Home Learning - 12th July 2019

Home learning and News - Year 4 - Summer Week 11
12th July 2019

Nearly there!
Here we are!  How did it happen?  The end of the summer term of year 4.  One last home learning!


SWIMMING
After thoroughly enjoying their pyjama swim this week, next week Wednesday 17th July will be the swimming gala.  Year 3 and 4 will be taking part and Year 2 and parents are invited to come and watch.  You are welcome to come and watch from 2pm, you will be free to take your child straight home afterwards from the pool.  Please pack 2 towels for your child for this event so that they have one dry one to sit at the side of the pool. If you are not picking up from the gala we may be a little late back to school from this event as we will have 60+ children to change and organise!


COSTUMES
We will be finishing our filming this week!  If your child was away last week and missed being filmed they will need a costume showing what they would like to be when they grow up, eg a white coat for a vet, a police outfit, a suit or jacket and briefcase. Some children: Euan, Sophie, Matilda, Mai, James, Tom, Evie, Flynn, Freddie, Ziva, Josie, Harry DB and Jamie are all dressing up as old people during our leavers assembly, they will need their old people costumes and props for rehearsals next week.  Everybody else is a school child and will wear their normal uniform for the assembly.  


HOME LEARNING
We were relegated from top position to last in the AR reading stats this week.  WE CANT LET THIS HAPPEN!! We must go out on a high year 4. My challenge to you is to go through your bookshelves at home, find all the books you know and love and type them into AR to see if there is a quiz you can take.  We need to rack up those points and be top of the pops before we finish!  Whilst you are there, could you please find any school reading books / AR books and return them to school by the end of next week.


OPEN AFTERNOON
The children would love to show you their memories of Hooke Court during our open afternoon on Thursday 18th July.  Please come along and see what we really got up to on our adventure!


Please remember:

READING, Times Tables Rockstars, Mathletics, AR Reading Quizzes and Purple Mash which can all be accessed at home to support your learning in school.

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Year 4 - Bikablility - For the 8th July 2019

Image result for bikeFor the six children who have signed up for their Bikability training:
Please remember to bring your bike tomorrow 8th July.  Your training will be taking place during the school day.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Year 4 - News and Home Learning - 5th July 2019

Home learning and News - Year 4 - Summer Week 10
5th July 2019


SAMBA AND SPORTS
This Tuesday (9th July) year 4 will be entertaining you with their Samba Drumming and Sports day.  Please arrive for 1:30pm. Please can your child bring in a brightly coloured t-shirt to wear for the performance?  Afterwards you can come and watch our sports afternoon, starting with skills on the playground followed by races on the field.  We look forward to seeing you there!

SWIMMING
The next two Wednesdays we will be having our last two swimming sessions in year 4.  We would like to make next week a fun session of lifesaving and playtime. Part of the lifesaving experience involves swimming in your pyjamas!  Please bring a pair of pyjamas (not a onesy) to swimming on Wednesday (10th July).

On Wednesday 17th July we would like to invite you to come and watch our year 4 swimming gala.  You are welcome to come and watch from 2pm, you will be free to take your child straight home afterwards from the pool.  Please pack 2 towels for your child for this event so that they have one dry one to sit at the side of the pool.

COSTUMES

We are hoping to do a little bit of filming this week, starting on Monday.  We would like the children to have one last costume to dress up in! This would be a costume showing what they would like to be when they grow up, eg a white coat for a vet, a police outfit, a suit or jacket and briefcase, etc and something to make them look old eg a wig, scarf, pair of glasses, flat cap or walking stick.  Please bring this to school on Monday in a named bag.  Filming will be happening from Monday throughout next week.  


HOME LEARNING
Given that we are in the middle of i-sports fortnight I would like the children to bring in something that represents their favourite sport.  They should be able to talk about the object or photo of the object without giving away the sport it represents. We will conduct our very own Question of Sport next week in class and take some photos of the objects so that you can guess too.  Please feel free to write down some clues if it is a hard one!

OPEN AFTERNOON
The children would love to show you their memories of Hooke Court during our open afternoon on Thursday 18th July.  Please come along and see what we really got up to on our adventure!

Please remember:
READING, Times Tables Rockstars, Mathletics, AR Reading Quizzes and Purple Mash which can all be accessed at home to support your learning in school.


Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Year 4 - Samba and Sport - 3rd July for the 9th July 2019

Image result for SambaNext Tuesday we will be holding our KS2 sports day from 1:30pm.  You are welcome to come and take you seats for Year 4's Samba followed by sports on the playground and our annual sports races on the field.  For the Samba performance please could you send your child with a brightly coloured t-shirt for the performance?  I will add this to this week's home learning.
We look forward to seeing you there.