Week beginning 18th March
This week Year 4 have been writing their own persuasive letters to a fictional company to discourage them from using 'dirty palm oil', we have been focusing on emotive vocabulary. During maths, we have been learning about hundredths and dividing two digits by 10. We had the fabulous opportunity to see the Year three play- which was a big hit with all of Year four, so much dramatic talent! We ended our week by exploring how Christianity and Islam have some similar beliefs and Pastor Chris came in to share his pilgrimage experience to Jerusalem. He spoke about going on a special journey and being at amazing historical places where Jesus stood and spoke.
On Friday Class three made their own assault course in forest school whilst Class four created their own spectacular dragonflies sculptures using wire and collage materials. The cherry on the cake to our week was attending to the school disco! Wow another busy week!
Monday 4th March
What a busy week we have had!
Year 4 for all trooped back into school this week albeit still a bit exhausted from all the fabulous fun of the year 4 sleepover! The children had a brilliant time making edible rafts, campfire songs with hot chocolate and building storm shelters. Finally they settled down to a comfy night's sleep in the school hall.
Class 4 also had their assembly this week. Our topic was the rain forest and the effects of palm oil farming. It was wonderful to see the class share a topic so passionately and show how this issue has had a huge effect on them. The assembly was concluded with a fantastic rendition of the palm oil conga song, sung by all of year 4 and accompanied by Mr Wilson on the guitar!
We concluded the week with two days of fun - celebrating world book day and taking part in our enterprise day - the rainforest cafe. For world book day we dressed up in our favourite book related costumes for a day and took part in lots of interesting activities. The children had the chance to create their own books, meet a real author and visit the local library for a book treasure hunt!
The rainforest cafe was such a fantastic success! We created and baked our own 'sustainable palm oil' biscuits with a rainforest twist, designed posters and leaflets to inform our customers about sustainable palm oil and hosted the entire school and parents in a well-run cafe. We raised over £270 and have to thank the Wren family for supplying a wonderful cake for our raffle.