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Welcome to Herons!

 

We are Year 4/5 children. Our teacher is Mrs Cairns and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Langham.

 

14/6/19 - Visit to the Boulangerie, Bruno was a little scary 😬!

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13/6/19 - Le Touquet market and the Highwires

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12/6/19 - Snail farm, goat farm and chocolate

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11/6/19 - Le Touquet...we have arrived!

Spring Term 2019

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Mad Hair Day raises £165 for Craft Aid International...so far.

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Our Year 4, 5 and 6 Production this year is......What a Knight!

You have all been given a copy of the script and song words. Please practise your lines and song words as much as possible over the next few weeks. 

THE EVENING PERFORMANCES WILL BE ON MON 1ST JULY AND TUES 2ND JULY AT 6PM. PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND EITHER OF THESE PERFORMANCES. 

Thank you,

Mrs Cairns and Mrs Handslip.

Castle of Camelot

King Arthur Ain't 'arf a Bad King

How to be me

One of a Kind

We're on a Quest

We're on a Quest (reprise)

What a Knight!

Please note: Mad Hair Day date change due to swimming. Thursday 23rd May.

Cakes will be on sale after school.

Please give generously for the year 5 and 6's enterprise challenge initiative to raise money for Craft Aid International.

Puberty talk for YR 5 and YR6 pupils Wednesday 5th June 9:30-10:45

Letter attached with links to the films.

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Mad Hair Day! Friday 24th May

Year 5 and 6 invite you to come to school in your normal uniform but with mad MAD HAIR!

There will be a prize given to the maddest hair in each year. 

We have not gone MAD. Please bring a pound donation as we are taking part in 'The Primary Pounds Enterprise Project' , supported by St Aidan's High School. We are raising money for  Craft Aid International. Please take time to have a look at their website to see the fabulous work they do with 'differently abled' people in both Harrogate and Ecuador.

http://www.craftaidinternational.org/

There will be a cake sale after school too!

Easter egg decorating competition

Have a lovely, relaxing Easter holiday! 

Homework needs to be handed in on Friday 3rd May 

Year 4 - maths pages 32-33, Spag pages 40 - 41

Year 5 - maths pages 32-33, Spag pages 28-29

Spellings - continue to practise the year 3/4 or y5/6 list 

 

Cross Country 2019

Ain't no mountain high enough

Ain’t no mountain high enough

If you need me, call me,
No matter where you are,

No matter how far,
Don’t worry, brother.

Just call out my name,
I’ll be there in a hurry,
You don’t have to worry,

’Cos baby there

Ain’t no mountain high enough,
Ain’t no valley low enough,
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you, babe.

Remember the day,
You set me free,

I told you you could
Always count on me.

From that day on,
I made a vow,
I’ll be there when you want me,
Somewhere, somehow.

’Cos baby there 

Ain’t no mountain high enough,
Ain’t no valley low enough,
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you, babe,
To keep me from getting to you!
 

Friday 5th April - homework

Year 4 CGP - SPAG - page 46 and 47, Maths - page 30 and 31 (adding and subtracting fractions)

Year 5 CGP - SPAG - page 52 and 53, Maths - page 30 and 31 (adding and subtracting fractions)

 

All children will be tested on the 'Statutory spellings' on Wed, Thurs and Fri next week.

Year 4 will be tested on the Year 3/4 statutory spelling list and Year 5 will be tested on the Year 5/6 spelling list. These lists were handed out at the beginning of the year and again mid-year but I have sent another copy home with them today. 

Please practise these spellings over the next few days. 

This week's spellings to be tested on Friday 5th April: suffix -ly added to words ending in 'y', 'le' and 'ic'

deeply

gladly

 

happily

angrily

sleepily

gently

simply

basically

frantically

magically

 

Homework CGP pages:

Year 4 Spag - p80 -81, Maths - p29

Year 5 Spag - p84-85, Maths p.28

 

The Last Supper with Rev Sheila

🤗 Our new IPads have arrived! Huge thank you to Beck Busters....we love them! 😍

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Red Nose Day 2019! 🤡

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This week's spellings Friday 8th March - to be tested 15th March 

-sion words - if the root word ends in -d, -de or -se (exclude = exclusion)

 

collision

exclusion

extension

explosion

confusion

infusion

transfusion 

World Book Day!

Today we are celebrating World Book Day. We were asked to bring an object in from our favourite book. Have a look at our objects.....can you guess which book they come from? 

World Book Day - performance poetry 🎬

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The children have been super creative putting together a Fairtrade Logo out of waste plastic. This will be displayed in the foyer of St. Peter's Church, Harrogate, to highlight the plastic problem in our world and the work of Fairtrade.

This week's spellings to be tested on Friday 22nd February:

 

electrician

politician

magician

physician

optician

 

fiction

fraction

direction

attention

 

 

Our class assembly about Africa

A surprise visit from author Sinead O'Hart

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Today we had a wonderful, surprise visit from an Irish author,Sinead Hart. She was truly inspirational as she described her childhood and her road to becoming an author. She wanted to cultivate a creative brain; her advice was ABC-always be curious.

'Stories are like seeds; they can lie in darkness inside you for years, just waiting for the right time to sprout.'

Mount Kilimanjaro presentation from Mr Douglas

This morning, we were really fortunate to have Leo and Fearne's dad come in to talk to Herons and Eagles about his experience climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa. It was really interesting and inspiring listening to his adventures and finding out about the conditions he endured whilst climbing the tallest mountain in Africa. A huge thank you to James for coming in and sharing his photos, stories and Haribo(!) with us. 

SPELLINGS

This week's spellings to be tested on Friday 15th February:

 

antibiotic

anticlimax

anticlockwise

antidote

antifreeze

antiseptic

antisocial 

antivirus

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NSPCC Number Day Friday 1st February

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DON'T FORGET IT IS NSPCC NUMBER'S DAY FRIDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 

WEAR DIGITS AND BRING £1 FOR NSPCC IN THE ENVELOPE YOU TOOK HOME LAST WEEK.

SEE NEWSLETTER FOR MORE INFO!

Spellings this week Friday 25th January - to be tested Friday 1st February

Homophones 

heel / heal / he'll

knot / not

mail / male

ball / bawl

medal / meddle

seen / scene 

 

Spellings this week...(Friday 18th January to be tested Friday 25th January)

capture

vulture

mixture

picture

nature

moisture

feature

adventure

 

Primary Pounds- our year 5/6 enterprise project.

Today we launched a project to raise funds for Craft Aid. A locally run charity working here and in Equador, with people who are differently abled. Students from St Aidan's, helped us to understand the work of Craft Aid, who would benefit from funds raised and how to effectively plan  a successful fundraising. The students were inspiring and brilliantly prepared. 

We know from reading the Parable of the Talents, that God calls us to actively use our skills and abilities to make a difference in the world; not to be nervous but to have faith that he has given us what we need to achieve more for Him.

So watch this space...our 'primary pounds' will grow to support God's work.

 

Exciting news! Zawadi are coming! Tuesday 29th January.

Our year 5s and year 6s are going to have the opportunity to be involved in an enterprise project, 'Primary Pounds'. This project will be led by students at St Aidan's CE High School who are part of a charitable group, Zawadi.

Zawadi support two projects: Neema Crafts, a craft centre in Tanzania which was set up by a Harrogate couple Andy and Susie Hart, and Craft Aid International. This is a Harrogate based charity run by Susie. Both projects support people who are 'differently abled'.

Please take time to look at the awesome work of these two charities.

https://www.neemacrafts.com/

http://www.craftaidinternational.org/

Dear Parents/Carers

If you would like to support your child/ren in their understanding of spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG), I would like to recommend downloading the  'SPaG Gold' app. They may practise wherever you go- such fun!

It can be bought from the Apple store from £3.99 and is published by Pearson.

SPaG Gold is aimed at year 6 and lower KS3

SPaG Silver-  years 3,4,5

SPaG Bronze KS1

 

Other Apps. are available too! Try the Educational App Store.

Spring Learning Overview 2019- Africa

Our Wonderful W.W. 2 Exhibition

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A brilliant 'playlet' expressing the joys and sadnesses of evacuees.

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Our awesome author visit

Today, Edward Traynor whose pen name is Billy Bob Button, delivered a fascinating workshop on how to write a best selling book. He described how the reader is his starting point; that each of his books have 5 sections and that he uses adjectives, verbs and adverbs to give music to his writing.

Amy wanted to know who his idol was- a left handed tennis player! Molly wanted to know which was his first book- Wizards Bookshop. We also learned about his many notebooks in which he keeps lists and drawings of hats, doors and monsters.

Today the Herons and the Eagles joined together in the 'Houses of Parliament' for a debate. They learnt how to share and to listen to each other's views respectfully. They were opportunities to change minds and offer alternative view points.  At the end, the speaker of the house held a democratic vote to come to a conclusion. The children learnt that they will not all end with the same opinions, but need to 'disagree well' and accept the majority outcome.

People’s Book Prize Winner Visits School

The award-winning, bestselling children’s author, Billy Bob Buttons, will be visiting this school on the AFTERNOON of Tuesday 4th December.                        

He is the author of sixteen very popular children’s books including Felicity Brady and the Wizard’s Bookshop, the bestselling Muffin Monster, Tiffany Sparrow Spook Slayer, The Cool Kids Book Prize winner, WIDE AWAKE, and the UK People’s Book Prize winner and bestseller, I think I Murdered Miss. Last year, this book sold over 40,000 in the UK alone and won the 2014 UK People’s Book Prize.

Every year, he meets with approx. 50,000 primary school children to deliver his popular literacy workshops. Throughout the afternoon, he will be delivering the workshops to the Herons and the Eagles focusing on Planning a Story, Adventure Writing and Characters. 

There are a selection of his books in our library right now!

Year 4 and 5 WW2 Assembly

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Coming soon! 19th-23rd November at 3:30pm in the hall.

Year 4 and Year 5 Ripon Rural Carol Concert Lyrics and Backing Tracks - the concert is on Monday 3rd December so please make sure you know all of the words before then. Thank you!

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Backing O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL.wma

Backing ONLY A BABE.wma

Backing SILENT NIGHT.wma

Backing WE THREE KINGS.wma

Backing WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS.wma

Video of Signed We Wish you a Merry Christmas.MP4

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Dear Herons and Eagles. We have an exciting opportunity for you to follow your interests and explore our World War Two topic further. See the attached flyer!

Herons and Eagles visit to Eden Camp - We have seen all sorts today to bring our WW2 topic to life; miniature worlds in a light bulb made by a prisoner of war; lampposts which were white but painted black on the first day of the war; the Queen working with the engineers and unexploded bombs.

Science - Today we continued our topic on forces, focussing on air resistance. The children were asked to design and test their own parachutes to investigate the force of air resistance. The children also learned about Galileo’s famous experiment at the Tower of Pisa, and we looked at what this teaches us about air resistance. Finally, the children had lots of fun testing their parachutes outside to find out which parachute fell to the ground the slowest. The children found out that the larger the parachute, the slower the fall.

WW2 spitfires - we had lots of fun making spitfires and then seeing if they would fly outside!

Don’t forget to return your Eden Camp letter! Also, please note that we have changed the date of the visit to Thursday 16th October. This will enable the swimmers to take part in the grand final at Harrogate Hydro on Tuesday 16th October. 

Forces - Today we have been measuring the weight and mass of different objects. We discovered that gravity pulls objects down with a force of approximately 1N for every 100g. So if an object weighed 1kg, gravity will pull it down with a force of 10N.

Forces - Today we have been measuring the weight and mass of different objects. We discovered that gravity pulls objects down with a force of approximately 1N for every 100g. So if an object weighed 1kg, gravity will pull it down with a force of 10N. 1
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What we are learning about in the Autumn Term 2018 ...

Herons Parents Information Evening Powerpoint .....for anyone who was unable to attend the meeting

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