Remembrance Day Display

We have been absolutely blown away by the creativity and thought the children put into their Remembrance Day pieces. We have put together a display of a selection of the children’s pieces. Here are pictures of some of the children’s work and a video put together by a Year 4 child.

Thank you to everyone at home for your support with these amazing creations.

   Remembrance song video

Year 4 Homework 03.11.17

For homework this week, we would like you to think about Remembrance Sunday. On Tuesday, we will be having a celebration assembly. We would like you to create something that we could share during this time. How you present it is up to you. It could be a poem, a reflection, or a piece of art work symbolising this important date.

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We would like homework to be in school on Monday 6th November. Thank you.

Year 4 Viking Day

Year 4 have had a fantastic start to their Viking day. We have all been so impressed with all the effort that has gone into the children’s outfits and shields…very creative. Thank you to everyone at home who helped to get these ready.

Here are some great pictures of some of the children’s efforts and our chance to see some real replicas of Viking weapons.

A Final Blog Post from Mr T…

As you are no doubt aware, today is my last day at Anne Dale after nearly 8 years at the school, working alongside many hundreds of children who have passed through Anne Dale’s gates.

I have been so very fortunate to have had the opportunity to teach so many of the children as they have moved through the different year groups and having seen the AnneDaleBlogs grow and grow over past years, I couldn’t think of a better way to say thank you and goodbye to both children and parents from the school community.children-in-need-day

My work here at Anne Dale has been a wonderful chapter of my teaching career, filled with a great many memorable moments (famed I am sure for the many Pantomime outfits that I have arrived to work wearing!). Thank you also to the many parents and children who have spoken with me recently – I am truly humbled by your kind words. Thank you.

Wishing you all a very enjoyable Christmas break, good luck for the future,

Mr Thorns.

What’s in the Box ~ English in Year 4

In English in Year 4 we are studying a poem by Kit Wright. In the poem there is four verses beginning with, “I will put in the box …”   In each of these four verses there are three things that Kit Wright will put in the box. Image result for Kit Wright

The next verse is about what your box is made from and last but not least the last verse is about what you will do in your box and that can be any thing you like, even things that are impossible! In Year 4 we have designed our boxes and we are now writing the verses and at some point we are going to write them out on the computer and pin them up on the wall outside our classroom. I know that because Mrs Paterson told us!

THE MAGIC BOX, by Kit Wright

I will put in the box…

the swish of a silk sari on a summer night,
fire from the nostrils of a Chinese dragon,
the tip of a tongue touching a tooth.

I will put in the box…

a snowman with a rumbling belly
a sip of the bluest water from Lake Lucerene,
a leaping spark from an electric fish.

I will put into the box…

three violet wishes spoken in Gujarati,
the last joke of an ancient uncle,
and the first smile of a baby.

I will put into the box…

a fifth season and a black sun,
a cowboy on a broomstick
and a witch on a white horse.

My box is fashioned from ice and gold and steel,
with stars on the lid and secrets in the corners.
Its hinges are the toe joints of dinosaurs.

I shall surf in my box
on the great high-rolling breakers of the wild Atlantic,
then wash ashore on a yellow beach
the colour of the sun.

[By Rosie B ~Digital Leader]

 

Maths in Year 4!

We’re learning fractions and times tables in Maths in Year 4. Some of us are trying to learn up to the 14 times tables!

Maths is sometimes very hard because there are always other ways to work it out! You sometimes get very frustrated but once you’ve worked it out you feel overjoyed and relieved. Maths is very fun at times.

[Written by Brandon D – Digital Leader]

 

Anglo Saxon Day…

On Anglo Saxon Day everyone was learning about why the Anglo Saxons raided our country (Britain).We had a massive feast. The food was cheese, carrots and pitta bread.The feast was like an Anglo Saxon feast. An Anglo Saxon actor taught us how to make a little copper ring. We had to curl the copper on each side until you could fold it.

The actor showed us some valuable and fragile artefacts – such as an Anglo Saxon cup. It smelled like poop which was disgusting! We were also painting stones that the teacher got from the beach. We were writing our initials in coloured pencil then painting it with the colours white, yellow, red, blue or black. I felt awesome!

[Written by Dylan F – Digital Leader]

 

Gymnastics in PE at Anne Dale!

In gymnastics we are learning to make shapes using different parts of our body. We are lucky to have a specialist coach coming in to work with us…

First of all we did a warm up where the gymnastics coach explained that if she said go we had to jog around the room, if she said stop we had to stop, if she said up we had to stretch upwards and if she said down we had to stretch lower to the ground.

It was a really good lesson and I enjoyed it!

[Written by Rosie B – Digital Leader]