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02.04.20

Wow Cinnamon Bears, look what happened to Noah!!

https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2020-04-01/army-truck-pays-surprise-visit-to-nine-year-old-aspiring-solider/

He is going to be on Radio Merseyside today at 3:30 (Thursday).

We can't wait to hear about it when we come back to school!

 

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03.04.20

Good morning Cinnamon Bears!

Did anybody listen to Noah on the radio yesterday? I thought he was fantastic!

Today would have been our last day in school before the Easter holidays.

Well done to Maddox and Anya who have started their own blogs already. For everyone else, remember on Purple Mash click on – sharing – my blogs. If you click on – shared blogs you will be able to see our Cinnamon Bears’ blog and leave a comment.

Today I have set for you our first story on Purple Mash. Once you have read chapter 1 you will be able to answer the questions too.

Over the two week holiday, I won’t be setting tasks for you but you can still write your blog, send me a message or play any other games on Purple Mash that you like. Remember to keep doing lots of reading and get some exercise. If you enjoy chapter 1 of ‘Animal Boy’ then I can keep setting new chapters for you to read too.

Have a lovely holiday,

Miss Owen  smiley

02.04.20

Firstly, a big well done to Anya, Lewis C, Maddox and Alice who have been on Purple Mash and written their story. One dojo point for you four! I loved reading them and have given you some feedback so that you can edit and re-draft like we do in school.

Today I would like you to try and set up your own blog. You can find our class blog on Purple Mash by clicking on - sharing - shared blogs - Cinnamon Bears' blog.

Leave a comment so I know you have found it!

Then, you can create your own blog to let us know what you have been up to. You can do that in - sharing - my blogs.

Have fun!

Miss Owen smiley

 

Week beginning 30th March 2020

31.03.20       

Story Time!

Hello Cinnamon Bears!

You can also find all of today's information on Purple Mash. 

Today I have written the first two sentences of a story and I want you to finish it! (It's at the bottom of this box.)

 

Don't rush this. Think about how we write stories in school; plan, first draft, edit and re-draft.

Think about:

* The setting - where is it?

* The characters - who is in it?

* The plot - what is going to happen?

 

Use my WILF to help you:

- Fronted adverbials

- Punctuation for speech

- Expanded noun phrases

- Abstract noun phrases (e.g. The great fire of hope)

 

When you have finished, you can add illustrations and give your story a title! If you look in your 2dos on Purple Mash, this has been saved in a special document with space for your pictures.

 

Here is the story start:

As he took two clumsy steps forward, he heard the roar of the crowd in the distance. His heart was a drum, pounding against his chest and sweat was pouring from his hands.

 

I can't wait to read them!

Miss Owen smiley

30.03.20

Good morning Cinnamon Bears!

I hope you enjoyed your weekend.

This week's spellings are attached. These have also been uploaded onto Purple Mash along with a Maths game for you!

Have you found our class blog yet? Click on the 'sharing' tab to find it.

Tomorrow we are going to start some story writing!

Miss Owen smiley

27.03.20

Happy Friday Cinnamon Bears!

I have updated our blog on Purple Mash. 

Can you see it? It comes under the sharing tab.

If you can, leave a comment. If you can't, try to send me a message and I will see if I can fix it.

It's another loveley sunny day so try to go outside if you can.

Miss Owen smiley

25.03.20

Good morning Cinnamon Bears!

It's another lovely day so try to go outside if you can!

Has anyone tried our keepy up challenge yet? 

Over on Purple Mash there is a maths activity and a grammar activity for you. Try to complete them but don't spend too much time using screens.

Have a nice day,

Miss Owensmiley

24.03.20

Good afternoon Cinnamon Bears.

Over on Purple Mash I have started a class blog for us.

On there I have also uploaded this week's spellings and set our first challenge.

Please contact the school office if you do not have your Purple Mash log in details.

Miss Owen smiley

23.03.20

Good morning Cinnamon Bears!

I have attached this week's spellings below.

Why don't you try to learn them outside in your garden?

- You could spell them on the ground using water and a paint brush.

- You could do shuttle runs and shout a letter out each time you get to one end.

- You could spell them using stones or twigs you find outside.

Try to be creative! How else could you practise this week's spellings?

Miss Owen laugh

Welcome to the Cinnamon Bears!

Staff

These adults work in our class:

Miss Owen – Class teacher

Mrs Cavanagh – Additional adult support

Mrs Carroll – PPA cover

The Cinnamon Bears on World Book Day 2020!

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Tag Rugby Coach

In our P.E. lessons we have been coached by Mr Cucchi from Birkenhead Park rugby club.

We have learned the basic skills of rugby such as passing backwards and dodging and we are starting to develop an understanding of tactics and game rules.

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Cinnamon Sunflowers!

One of our cinnamon bears has brought in a sunflower from home which we have planted outside our classroom.

Do you have a sunflower you would like to bring in to add to our collection?

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Our Tudor Visitor

On Thursday the 19th December, we were lucky enough to welcome a Tudor visitor into Year 4. During the day, we learnt how to make Tudor bread, tried writing using a traditional quill and even discovered that Tudor medicine was very gruesome and smelly! Ask us what we had to investigate! 

Please take a look at some photos of us emersed in our Tudor learning.

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Class Timetable

On Wednesdays we have indoor and on Thursdays we have outdoor P.E.

Please ensure that children have plain jogging bottoms and a jumper for outdoor lessons during the winter months.

On Fridays we are lucky enough to have the fabulous Mrs Mayer teaching us music. Currently we are learning a Tudor composition.

Homework

On Mondays we give out spellings and magic maths which are then collected in and tested on a Friday.

This term, our magic maths focuses on the instant recall of times table facts so we are asking children to use Times Table Rock Stars or Purple Mash atleast 3 times a week.

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Reading

Children are expected to read at least 3 times a week and we have recently introduced 'Strive for 5.'  This is where children who have read 5 times a week every week are in with a chance of winning a book token. If your child’s reading diary has 5 signatures in it for each week their name will be put into a draw.  The draw for this will be in the last week of the term. 

Children may want to read their own books which is fantastic but we also require them to read school books which are levelled accurately to ensure the development of decoding and comprehension skills. Even though you may feel that your child can now read independently, please ensure you are still finding the time to question them on their reading to develop their comprehension skills.

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Bear of the day and the Golden Tie

Each day a child from the class will be chosen to bring home the Cinnamon Bear.  It will be given to a child who has demonstrated our three character traits of respect, responsibility and resilience.

For those children who have demonstrated these traits all week, there is a possibility of bringing home the golden tie. This is a Townfield honour and the golden tie winner will have their photo displayed by the school office all week!

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