Fever pitch has hit Year 4!
Word Cup match 4A v 4B was played on Thursday at Lunch time and what a magnificent battle it was. With skill and footwork to match Messé, it was a very close match. 4A put up a strong team who showed fight and determination galore. Resilience was demonstrated by the team as a whole, with special mention to Matilda.
The coaching from Mrs Clarke in support of her team was extraordinary. The discipline of her team as they warmed up, the co-ordinated attack and strong defence through out the match led to a solid victory. 2:0
4A v 4C
Anyone in the playground surely heard the cheers from the fantastically supported 4C - Team Unity. Mrs Clarke attempted to drown out the supporters but with an almost full contingent, 4C and the rather hoarse now, Ms Mustardé, stole the supporter's medal! With tangles of feet and terrific tackling, both teams fought admirably - but fairly. Applause could be heard around the Muga as both teams celebrated fantastic goals. The dodging and diving, the swift thinking and support of team players on both sides resulted in a Draw. 1:1
Special thanks go to Miss Todd who stepped in as Ref when she saw the mess that Mrs Clarke and Ms Mustardé were making;, for although they had been willing and eager, neither were proficient!
4C v 4B held on Friday at break time.
What a superb fight. Well supported by 4A, 4B came to the pitch to try their might against 4C. Bravery and courage saw a goal from Shivam 4C and one from Mohsin 4B. With the bell ringing, extra time came to an end as the final whistle was blown. With a draw in this match, it meant that 4C were destined for a rematch against 4A. Mr Prothero, superb Ref for this match then made a very generous offer. For the rematch of 4A and C to be played straight away.
4A v 4C
The tension was electrifying. The teams were hyped up, the supporters were so loud they could be heard in Dunstable. The spirit of unity was evident across both teams. The pleasure, determination and amazing resilience led to some football that Luton should be proud of. I am certain that within the players, we have a few who could be taken on by the Hatters in due course. It was nail biting. Raja scored the most amazing goal for 4C. Mohsin scored for 4A but that was it. A dead heat. No further breaks could be found in either side's defensive line up. The attackers were met by furious tackles and perseverance and again a Draw was the conclusion.
Penalty Shoot Out.
What a ridiculous way to identify a win! Such courage from both goalies has really got to be commended. It is something I would never in a million years wish to take on. Amazing resilience under extreme pressure by the goalies. And the players who put themselves up to take the penalties. Such determination. Every muscle in my tensed. An ant walking across my shoe could be heard to gasp as the battle got under way.
AMAZING MATCH. FANTASTIC TEAMS . GREAT AND DESERVING VICTORS
WELL DONE 4A
Thanks again to Mr Prothero, Miss Todd our refs.
4C have spent 2 science lessons learning about the Water Cycle in detail. The children have enjoyed singing the cycle, drawing it, writing explanation texts about it and creating experiments in order to demonstrate the cycle. Next we will be moving on to classification of organisms and then habitat and the environment.
Year 4 have settled in well after the Easter holidays and have given a warm welcome to Mrs Clarke.
We are currently learning how to write Tales of Fear in English and we're reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in our Book Focus lessons. Ask your child to tell you why they feel sympathy for Harry before he goes to live at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!
Below are two examples of children's story maps. They all tell the same story. There is no right or wrong way to create a story map. If it helps the child to remember the story then it has done its job. Great artistry is not required, it is an aide memoire and not a master piece!
Mrs Clarke, Miss Norman and Ms Mustarde
Science Week and Telling Time
Apologies to those of you who had to wait for an extra few minutes when collecting your child from school on Wednesday. We had a very full afternoon of science - it is British Science Week after all! We are looking at States of Matter currently and our investigations took us to the staff room to observe melting, outside to observe evaporation and back into the classroom to see the the result of solidification. We have discussed scientific vocabulary and definitions, considering the difference between boiling and evaporation. Some fantastic learning has been taking place. The children are confident making scientific predictions and are always keen to put forward ideas. As a reward for their efforts today and as a celebration of Science Week, upon providing me with the password they were allowed to leave with their chocolate crispie cake! I am delighted to say only one child is still here as I write this at 7pm!
Following on from Parents' Evening - please may I urge you to buy your child a small analogue watch in order that they can practice the skill of telling the time and calculating duration. These are not classed as jewellery and may be worn in school, although I suggest not on a Tuesday because of swimming. Please do ensure it is analogue - with face and hands, as this is what the children have been finding difficult.
Last week saw the whole school engaged in Enabling Enterprise and Year 4 were tasked with designing a new chocolate bar. Demonstrating various attributes that are required in the business world, Team Work, Leadership, Creativity, Problem Solving, Communication Skills to name some, the winners of the class project are pictured here below. Well done to the 6 who worked superbly.
4C have been learning the most fantastic facts about the little known Storm Unicorn. Show your children these pictures and be amazed at how much they can remember!
This is enabling them to build up a bank of structures for writing upon which they will draw year after year. This is a non-chronological report! Later this term they shall write their own about an imaginary beast and I look forward to sharing some of those with you.