It was a very exciting morning in Y4NW as the replies from our friends in Rwanda arrived! Most of our children had a letter addressed to them from their new penpal and we had so much fun reading them; finding out about their favourite hobbies, foods and subjects.

We had to cancel what we were meant to be doing in literacy to write our replies. It was amazing to hear from children living so far away and find we have so much in common! 

I must say a special thank you to my friend Petra, who made this link happen, we can’t wait to hear back! 

How long is a longship?

Well we now know, having measured out life size drawings of the Viking boats on the yard this morning! We braved wind and even a little bit of rain to mark out 28 metre long longships using tape measures and chalk. Here’s a few pictures of the children hard at work.

Can you work out how many times you would fit into a longship if you were lying head to toe? 

Letters from Rwanda

Before Christmas Y4NW wrote letters to students at a school in Rwanda, Africa. They were delivered a few weeks ago by my friend Petra, who works in the north of the country. The children were very excited to hear about life in England and have now written back! The letters were posted yesterday, I can’t wait to read them!



One Billion Rising

We joined a revolution this yesterday in Y4…the One Billion Rising Revolution! One Billion Rising is a charity set up to end violence against women and girls across the world and fight for equal rights – through dance! Under the expert tuition of dance instructor, Nisha, we learned the dance and performed it in the yard as a year group. Here are some action photos:



Here’s a video from One Billion Rising:

And here’s the dance choreography if you want to practise at home:

If you want to join the dance in town, along with hundreds of others, meet at the Peace Gardens at 12.30 on Saturday 14th February!

Taking the plunge!

Well done to all the Y4 children who started swimming lessons today! Lots of our children had never been in a pool before; they were so brave to get into the water and have a splash around today. Well done and don’t forget your swimmers every Tuesday from now on!

Top Effort

I just want to say what a lot of effort you are putting into your learning! Again lots of children with no mistakes in Maths and lots of children with 100% in spellings (pictured). Keep it up!


Getting excited for Thornbridge!

The Y4 teachers were lucky enough to have a sneak preview of some of the activities we’ll be doing at Thornbridge today! We had a go at the low ropes course and walked through the fields to Ashford. We had a whale of a time and can’t wait for our residential in March!

Here are a few sneaky action photos of Miss Holman, Mrs Kirby and Jodi in action – can you guess who was behind the camera?!




Viking Raid

We found out that being a Viking for the day was great fun however it was very busy! We had to guard our village,make pots,learn about hunting and collect firewood . At the end of a long day we could sit in the long house and tell stories.