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Music Evening information

Hello all, 

A letter went home this evening with details of the running order, choir positions, and further information about tomorrow's music evening. I also gave out a copy of the lyrics of the songs that choir have learnt this year, that they will be performing tomorrow evening. I have included a copy of these documents here. Looking forward to tomorrow evening! Running-order.docx

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Music Evening 6th July

Hello all!
The music evening is nearly upon us, so if you have not already requested tickets please do so tomorrow - tickets are free of charge, with the last few available. For those of you who have already requested your tickets, I can now confirm that you have got the number of tickets that you have requested.
The music evening will start at 6.30pm, but doors will open at 6pm so that you can come and get a drink at the bar and to allow your child to get set up and ready to perform. We will have some nibbles out too for you to enjoy whilst the children of Crossdale serenade us through the evening.
Looking forward to celebrating Crossdale's musical achievements with you all,
Mr Brierley.
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Year 4 Wear it Wild Day

Year 4 Wear it Wild Day
Well done to everyone who came dressed up as a rainforest animal and brought in a donation for our Wear it Wild day on Friday. The costumes were amazing and we had a great day; we all enjoyed the baking too for the cake sale! Thank you also Year 4 for giving your time at the end of the day to help run the cake sale. We really have made a difference with this event :)
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Wear it Wild Day 2017

Wear it Wild Day 2017

A big thank you to everyone who came dressed up as a rainforest animal for our Wear it Wild Day on Friday and brought in a donation. The day was a huge success, with us raising over £230 for our environmental charity work. We are now in a position to be able to adopt a tiger for each base, and the Eco Council will also review any other environmental adoption schemes that will benefit the rainforest and our learning in school. Well done also to Year 4 who helped to sell the cakes on the stalls at the cake sale after school. Thank you all for supporting this event; it really was a fantastic day for the children and we really have made a positive impact.

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Calling all avid bakers!

Hello all,
Should you wish to bake something ready for our Wear it Wild Cake Sale, after school this Friday, then please feel free to share your tasty treats with us!
Looking forward to a great fundraiser!
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Wear it Wild Day

Wear it Wild Day
Children in Year 4 have been busy making posters to remind everyone about the Wear it Wild Day next Friday. We have recalled all of the features of persuasive adverts that we learnt about last half term to create some brilliant posters - they will really get the message across!
We are looking forward to seeing all your costumes for the Wear it Wild Day next Friday! Don't forget to bring some small change for the cake sale after school!
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Year 4 Rainforest Collage

Hello all! We have started work on making our rainforest display in the Year 4 classroom. As we learn more and more about the rainforest, we will add to the display. If you have any old card boxes or green-coloured materials that are destined for the recycling bin, please send them in with your child as we can reuse them in our collage. Pictures to follow!

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Half term activities

Hello all!
I hope that you have been having a great half term - relaxing and having fun!
Here is a reminder of your jobs for this week, to keep those brains ticking over!
1. Keep up with your reading journal - remember to do one entry per week about the book that you are reading. Tell me what you liked about it and why.
2. Check your MyMaths - there is an activity on there for you to do this week.

We are going to be learning about the rainforest next week, so if you find out anything exciting then do let us know when we are back next week :)
Have a great holiday!

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Our Windmill Farmer project

Our Windmill Farmer project
This week and last week we have been looking at the story of the Windmill Farmer. We have learnt about how we can use the technique of 'show-not-tell' to bring our writing to life by describing the actions of a character to capture their feelings and personality. The children have written some excellent pieces of writing that were very descriptive. We shall be putting together a display of the children's work soon so you can see it for yourself.
We have also started to make some actual windmills too!
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Year 4 Homework reminder

Hello all, the Year 4 homework from Friday is due in tomorrow.
Don't forget to bring in your homework folder too, as we have past homeworks to give out and put in your folder.

Thank you!

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Reminder for Year 4

Hello all,
Don't forget that by tomorrow you need to:
-bring your reading journal into school with this week's journal entry to tell me what you liked most about your book this week (and why)
-complete your mymaths homework.

Well done those efficient people that have already done these jobs!
See you all tomorrow :)
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Persuasive writers in Year 4

Persuasive writers in Year 4
Year 4 have been busy this week and last creating their own adverts for fidget spinners. We studied adverts first, and then put together some ideas for making our own adverts about fidget spinners. We then designed them on the laptops - they were very convincing!
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Thank you gardeners!

Thank you gardeners!
A big thank you to all the parents and children who helped us this afternoon with getting the veg beds back in order - despite the heavy rain we achieved lots and we will hope to resume when the conditions are a bit drier - watch this space :)
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Gardening this afternoon - still on!

Hello all, for those who are helping out with the gardening for the school vegetable growing project, we are hoping to go ahead with this as the rain seems to be passing by....fingers crossed! For those taking part, please meet in the Year 4 classroom at the end of school. Looking forward to some green-fingered fun!

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Y4 Reading Journal reminder

The children have been reminded to make sure that there reading journal is in school tomorrow morning, with their entry from their reading this week. They are to record the date, the book that they are reading and then write a short paragraph about what they liked about what they have read this week and why.
There were some great reads last week!
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Eco Council update

Eco Council update

Eco Council have been busy looking at ways to save energy in school, starting with our very first energy survey. Eco Council will also be encouraging everyone to get planting as part of our 'grow your own' project. Now that the frosts seem to have finally gone, we will be holding a gardening session on Tuesday 16th May straight after school. Please come along if you would like to help us de-weed the school's raised beds ready for planting our vegetables!

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Exploring measures

Exploring measures
In maths and science, Year 4 have been exploring how we can convert between different measures, for example g to Kg and ml to L. We looked at changing one unit to the other, and investigated the different capacities of containers.
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Year 4 Advert makers

Year 4 Advert makers
Year 4 have had a busy week this week, learning all about the techniques that advertisers use to persuade their audience. We have explored a range of different adverts to magpie some good ideas, and to look at how language can be used for effect, for example alliteration and exaggeration. I can't wait to see how persuasive their final posters are!
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Base 2 Dragster racing

Base 2 Dragster racing

We have now completed our dragsters, which we began last month as part of the British Science Week 2017. The children have used a whole plethora of engineering skills to make some fantastic machines on wheels! We will be holding the final very soon to see which dragsters will make it to the Rushcliffe competition!

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Eco-Council Home Grown Veg project

Hello all,
Classes across the school have made a start on sowing some fruit, vegetable and flower seeds as part of our Eco Council project on home-grown, sustainable food. In order to get the overgrown beds down by the polytunnel de-weeded and ready for planting the seedlings, Mrs Gathergood and Mr Brierley are organising a gardening group for Tuesday 16th May. We will meet straight after school for about half an hour to de-weed the vegetable beds and get them ready for the children to plant their growing seedlings in during the coming weeks. Any helpers who would be able to spare half an hour on this project would be most appreciated. Should your child wish to join in we have appropriately-sized spades for them to dig with. Please ensure that they bring suitable footwear with them to change into.
If you are interested in helping out, please let myself (Mr Brierley) or the school office know. We hope to see you there!
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