On Thursday, we had an assembly all about drumming. The two people that were hosting the assembly were called Nathan and Alison from Learn to Rock. They were showing and talking to the parents a lot about their safety and how they were making it harder for the children.
First they started by showing us the beats that they taught and how they made it harder through the lessons. All the children who had been practising came up and showed off their new skills.
The best thing about the assembly is that some of the teachers played and they were really good at it… well kinda I guess.
At the end, they had the older ones, which they called the super stars, play and they did most of the hardest tricks and their names were Bethany and Dempsey. Can you believe they got 3 rounds of applause!?
It was great to watch and everyone is hoping that they can go next.
By Hannah and Ava
On Thursday, it was world book day and the whole school dressed up as many different characters from different books. Some of them were Alice in Wonderland, things from Harry Potter, Disney Princesses, animals and spooky creatures but we couldn’t find Where’s Wally.
Mrs Russell and Miss Gardener set up a challenge to dress up as as many characters from different books as we can. Also to see if we could read 500 books as a school of 420. We got a free book token. Some of the books were Alex Rider, SuperTato, The day we met the queen and many other wonderful books.
It was a wonderful World Book Day and we all enjoyed it very much.
By Leah,Flo,Phoebe and Ruby
This Year, we are once again taking part in the Easter egg appeal for the eighth year.
The appeal is for less fortunate children around Bradford. At our school, we try and help them as much as we can to either raise money or give up something for others .In past years, we have collected over a hundred eggs.WOW. It is such a fantastic effort!
We always get informed by an assembly with Mr CL that every one enjoys because we always enjoy helping others and being kind. We cannot wait to see how many we bring in. Hopefully, we beat last year’s record!
By Mia and Freya
Last Night, at 5:30, the one and only Mr Hodges hosted a Times tables meeting with Miss Philip and Mrs Wardell.
What they did was let parents Come in so that the teachers could talk about the importance of times tables. In the meeting, they talked about that they need to know up to 12×12 by the end of Year 4.
The Year 4’s have to do a test at the end of the year to see how well they know their tables. However, it is more important that they know their table facts for fractions, division, long Multiplication and much, much more! By knowing the times tables really fast you can get better at all these thing. To get better use times table rock and hit the button.
By Eleanor and Cara
Yesterday, which was Thursday, everyone in the school took part in the penalty shoot out. Billy Bantam and 3 other Bradford City volunteers came to help with our penalty shoot out.
All the year groups chose a time slot that suited them the best. Some people were lucky because they brought their sponsor form into school. Those lucky people got to take 4 shots against Billy Bantam. However, even if you didn’t, you still got to take 1 shot against Billy Bantam. When all the children had taken their shots, the volunteers made the teachers take some shots as well. It was really funny!
by Phoebe and Mollie
Today, we had Non Uniform Day to honor the week we’ll be having off! If you wanted to wear non uniform, you had to pay a pound to wear what you want to. If you want to wear the normal uniform, you can come in uniform but not bring a pound into school. The pound will go to the school so they can buy more equipment for playtime/Lunchtime or even school trips.
Everyone at school is grateful of the support parents and carers provide. We hope everyone has fantastic half terms.
Freya and Mia
On Tuesday, a police man (Luke Carson) came in and talked about online safety with Year 5. He even challenged Miss Lancaster to name the symbols of some apps like TikTok, Snapchat, Twitch, Fortnite and more. Mrs Lancaster didn’t get all of them but got most.
We also did an activity on a work sheet matching up the names of them and the appropriate age that you should be to play. Luke put on a video about a girl who put up a picture of herself with all of her personal information on. We learnt that we shouldn’t do because some adults pretend to be kids!
We have learnt lots from this and will use it when we are on the internet. It was very useful and we all enjoyed it.
By Flo, Ruby and Leah
This week, we went through the conditions of SATS although it wasn’t the real deal. Phew! We were split into 2 separate groups so we could get more support if needed.
There were many teachers there- too many to count. The week began with a spag test which was 45 minutes and it was followed by a spelling test. On Tuesday, we got a rest, thankfully. On Wednesday, we did a reading test which was harder than expected, but not impossible as we persevered. On Thursday, we did paper 1 arithmetic and paper 2 reasoning. Finally, we did the paper 3 reasoning. It was practically the same as paper 2. So there you go, that was our week.
After today, we realized that we have nothing to worry about when May comes around and all we have to do is try our best which we are sure everyone will!
By Avroop and Taylor
On Tuesday, all of the amazing bloggers and Mr Hodges performed an amazing assembly about Safer Internet Day (that we did a week early). We all had important roles in it. As an example, Leah was an adult and Mr Hodges was a child who had a mean message sent to him.
First we started off by saying what Online Identity meant to us. Each and everyone of us had a line to read out. After that, we showed the school what Free to be me meant. Also we explained what free represented. F=Friendly, R=respect and the two Es represented equal.
Then, we played a game called have you ever. So Mr Hodges said, “Have you ever used an emoji?” If you had ever done that, you had to put your hand up. Next, Mr Hodges got a mean message and ripped it up. That isn’t the correct thing to do. We had a flashback and did the right thing which is to show a trusted adult.
We think that the whole school liked the assembly.
By Ruby, Leah, Cara and Eleanor
On Monday, someone named Luke Carson, who is a police officer, visited Y4 to talk about E-Safety.
He started off, by asking us about things to do with E-Safety and whichever group had the most points at the end of the quiz won a prize (which was 5 house points). When we finished the quiz, all the groups had a score of 12 so we had to guess his age. It was 32.
Then in the other class, 4H, after the quiz he told us that he lied and was an 8 year old girl called Zoe. Then, he asked us how do we know if he was? Dexter said, ”Because he was a boy.” He then asked how do you know that. Christopher said because he was bald. That was obvious. The real learning point was that online we don’t know what people actually look like so it is much harder to know when people are telling the truth.
It was really helpful and we are sure that Year 5 will enjoy theirs next week.
by Ava, Mollie and Ivy