This week, we have had our expected visit from our Ofsted inspector today and yesterday. The timetable was jam packed and we had opportunity to show off the very best about North Tawton Primary School. All of the children in Ash Class were friendly, welcoming and polite, excellently behaved, and keen to talk about their learning and experiences at school. Well done to everyone involved.
Looking ahead, next week is assessment week so we will be undertaking a reading paper and two Maths papers. Once these are completed each morning, we'll be carrying on with our normal activities in Maths and English, along with our usual afternoon subjects.
Something to look forward to next Friday is Rainbow Day! This is our celebration of inclusion and is all about being proud of who we are. We will still have PE so please could children come to school in their PE kits but bring their rainbow outfits to change into (or wear in addition).
Please do have a lovely weekend and see you next week!
Firstly, a big well done to all of the children for sitting their Multiplication Check this week. All went in confident, calm and tried their best. Great work!
In English this week, we read a lovely book called 'A Walk in London'. It's about a girl, her Mum and their trip to London. A cross between fiction and non-fiction, the book shares wonderful illustrations and fascinating facts about the city. We will be using this text in a variety of ways throughout the coming weeks. Maths has been spent learning all about angles! The children can explain the difference between acute, right and obtuse angles, and compare and order them too. In Geography, we started a new topic all about natural resources. The children really enjoyed our first lesson where we learnt what a natural resource is, where they are found and why they are found in different places. We will move onto learning how the use of natural resources has changed over time next week. Science involved learning about organs and what they do. We conducted a short investigation to explore how we know our heart and lungs are working! In PE, the children were learning the best techniques for jumping over hurdles. They did well today in the heat! In Computing, we have been using Scratch to programme shapes. Finally, in Life Skills, we had some great discussion around why it is important to use medicines and household products safely and how we can reduce risk from them.
Make the most of the sunshine while it lasts and have a lovely weekend.
Welcome back after half term!
We've only been in school for four days this week but we've managed to squeeze a lot in. The children have worked particularly hard writing their own versions of 'Cinderella of the Nile' in English. We had 'Cinderella of the sea', 'Cinderella of WW2' and 'Cinderella of the snow'. Great adaptations! In Maths, we have completed a unit on Statistics. We practised reading and interpreting, as well as had a go at drawing, bar charts, pictograms and line graphs. Next week, we will be looking at properties of shapes. We've drawn our History topic about the Vikings to a close and next week we will move onto Geography. We'll be learning about natural resources and looking at the different natural resources in the UK compared to Chile, South America. We will also be starting our new Science unit all about human anatomy.
We are also completing our Year 4 Multiplication Check next week. Well done for all of the hard work practising at home!
Have a great weekend.
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