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Hello all,
I hope that you are having a great weekend. I've really enjoyed reading your autumn poems - they have been fantastic!
Homework this week was the mymaths task, but I have set it to last till next weekend, so if you do have any issues with logging on etc don't worry about it, we can sort it all out during the week.
Cereal boxes - we are making our function machines this week, so if you have any old cereal boxes at home please bring them in on Monday so that we can re-cycle them into our maths function machines.
Have a great Sunday :)

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Fables homework

Hello all, we have had some of our fables back already! I have enjoyed reading the ones that have been handed in so far. Just to remind you that this homework will be due in on Thursday this week, in readiness for sharing the fables in our assembly on Friday!
I look forward to reading your fables!
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Weekend activities - elections!

Hello all,
Children went home with their spelling books today. The spelling books have a sheet stuck in each week with the spelling pattern on that we are learning, with an activity to do underneath. Children are to bring back their spelling books by next Friday.

Next week we will be holding our School Council and Eco-council elections, with two reps being chosen from each class to represent their class on the Eco-council and School Council. If your child would like to run for the position, they can make notes of their speech over the weekend, ready to bring into school for Tuesday. Looking forward to hearing everyone's campaign - I wonder who our reps will be this year?
Have a great weekend all!

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Year 4 Curriculum Maps

Hello all,

In case anyone has not received a paper copy, please find attached the curriculum map for our Year 4 topics and studies this term. Looking forward to some exciting learning! 

Y4-Curriculum-map-autumn-term-2017.doc

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Year 4 Reading Journals

Hello all,
Just to remind you all to hand in your first reading journal entry homework tomorrow. We have had over ten in already - well done to those hard-working people that have handed it in early.
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Spanish penpals photo consent reminder

Hello all,
If you haven't yet handed back in the photo consent slip for our Spanish penpals project please return this by tomorrow as we will need it to start the project. A spare copy of the letter that went home on Monday is attached below.
Thank you!

Spain-collaboration-letter.docx

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Base 2 Wednesdays

Hello all,
On Wednesday afternoons the children in Base 2 will be doing Forest Schools and PE. Please ensure that they have the necessary clothing in school for this. A letter will go home tomorrow about this, and a copy is attached below.

2017-09-B2-Forest-school-kit-letter.docx

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Year 4 Swimming Updated information

Hello all, swimming in Year 4 will start next Thursday (14th September), and last for the full half term. If anyone is free on Thursday afternoons and would like to help us with the walking to or from the pool, then please come and see myself - any help is always greatly appreciated. The letter that went home with the children on Friday said that swimming would be on Wednesdays, but our day has changed and we will be swimming on Thursday afternoons.
Thank you, have a great weekend :)
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Update: Swimming info for next week - volunteers needed too!

Hello all, 

Attached here is a copy of the letter that went home tonight with information about school swimming this term. Swimming for Year 4 will start on Thursday 14th September. Also if you would be able to walk with us to or from the pool on Wednesday afternoons then your help with this would be most welcome. 

2017-Year-4-swimming-lette_20170909-113747_1.docx

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Summer momentos

As part of our English learning over the next week, we will be writing postcards about our holidays. Please bring in a picture that shows us something that you did over your holiday - this can be a leaflet of the place you visited, a trip away or even just playing in the garden. You can bring your picture in on a USB stick or a paper copy.
We will then create a display from this and our finished postcards.
See you tomorrow!
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First day back!

First day back!
We have done a variety of activities during our first day back at school, ranging from finding out about our summer holidays to Forest Schools, and starting our art project for this week - art in the style of Van Gogh. We learnt about how the different marks are used to help create some interesting effects.
Looking forward to seeing how our pictures develop!
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Welcome Back Year 4!

Hello all, I hope that you have had a great summer and are refreshed and ready to come back to school tomorrow! Looking forward to getting to know you all over the coming weeks.
Remember to bring back your PE kit into school tomorrow, ready for PE in the afternoon, and your water bottle too. Have a good sleep tonight ready for all our adventures tomorrow!
See you in the morning,
Mr Brierley.

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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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