Blue Jays have had a cracking time this week. We had our Inspiration Introduction to our new topic, ‘Chocolate’, where we had to undergo various Chocolate Challenges. These challenges included: Guess the chocolate bar from feeling it, Guess the chocolate bar without its wrapper and Guess the chocolate bar by tasting it! It was great fun and we are all looking forward to learning all about chocolate.
Dancing in P.E. with Just Dance
In P.E., year 4 have been taking part in dancing lessons by using the game “Just Dance”. They have all been working very hard to keep up with all the dance moves and overall doing a really fantastic job. Well Done!
Egyptian Mummy Competition and Science Experiments
At the start of our new Topic, Ancient Egypt, we had loads of fun taking part in a Mummifying competition. We have really enjoyed learning all about the Egyptians so far.
We have also been busy being scientists, testing out our own fair tests. We compared how different fizzy drinks would react with Mentos and how different sweets would react with Cola.
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On 22nd of June, Blue Jays class went to a recorder festival at All Saints Church. We went with many other schools. First of all, we had a rehearsal. We spent a long time practicing all the songs we had learnt at school. After lunch, it was time to perform for our audience. It was all very fun and exciting. Overall, the day was mind blowing and we were very proud of ourselves. Even if we were very tired at the end of the day!
Blue Jays really enjoyed the Apple Workshop. We found out about different varieties of apple and how they grow. The best part was tasting apples and making apple juice, which was delicious.
Good teaching is allowing pupils to make up for previous gaps in their learning. Pupils have good attitudes to learning because teachers plan activities which maintain pupils interest and enthusiasm. Pupils are proud of their work and this is reflected in their books, which are very neatly presented.
The academy provides well for pupils of all abilities. The most able pupils are given work which is at the right level and are encouraged to do as well as they can and so they make good progress.
Pupils enjoy reading and use the well-stocked library to choose a different book each week. Daily reading sessions, together with well-taught phonics (the sounds that letters make) help to secure pupils good achievement in reading.