4 Rowan

A massive welcome back to everyone.  I am really looking forward to another exciting year at St. Columba’s.  In our Topic lessons, we are going to start by learning about rivers.  We will look how they are formed, the key features and what ends up happening to all that water!  Do you know what is the longest river in the world? I have added a knowledge map with some useful river vocabulary that we will be using in class.  I hope you really enjoy learning about rivers.

Friday 17th July

Good morning everyone.  I hope you are all well and keeping safe.  A massive well done to everyone, we’ve finally made it to the end of term and now you can all have a well deserved break.  It has been an absolute pleasure to have taught you all for the last two years.  It has been fantastic to watch you all develop educationally and as people.  Although I am sad to not be teaching you next year,  I know you will all continue to make excellent progress with your learning.  Even though we have had some ups and downs over the last two years, it has mostly been a very positive experience and you have all left me with some very happy memories so a big thank you for all your hard work.  Even though you will be in Year 5 when you return, you are all more than welcome to pop into my classroom for a chat and catch up.

I also want to thank you all for the lovely cards and gifts that you have sent me.  My house looks like a chocolate factory that would make even Willie Wonka jelaous.  I know Oliver was very excited when I came home laden with chocolate.  Anyway that’s enough rambling from me.  Enjoy your holidays and don’t forget your times tables.

Many thanks,

Mr Cook

 

A massive well done to Jessica who has completed all of today’s maths and now she can relax and enjoy the holidays.

Some excellent work from Sophia who has continued to work really hard during lockdown.  Check out her superb, eye-catching art work.  Well done Sophia, I hope you have a great holiday – you have certainly earned a good rest.

 

 

Wednesday 15th July

Hi everyone, I hope you’ve all had a great day.  It was lovely to see some of you in school today and working hard.

Have a look at some photos of Amelia’s super work that she completed yesterday.

Lots of superb work from Sophia today.  Well done!

Tuesday 14th July

Good morning everyone.  I hope your all keeping well and looking forward to the holidays.  Not long now.

Excellent work from Sophia.  Another very colourful Roman mosaic.

Some super maths work from Jessica.  Well done!

Check out Jessica’s fantastic work.  I really like her colourful Roman mosaic.

Some super work from Amelia R.  I really like her poem and well done for finding a word to rhyme with guacamole.

Have a look at some great work from Sophia, which includes an excellent poem about how she spent her time during the lockdown.

Monday 13th July 2020

Please watch the Monday morning Collective Worship Assembly by clicking the link below. Thank you.

Friday 10th July

Hi everyone, well done you’ve made it through another week and now only one more to go.  Yeah!!!  Check out some awesome videos from Sophia.  I especially loved watching her do the ice bucket challenge.  She is much braver than me!  Also, look at size of the beans that she has grown from the seed she planted in class.  I am very impressed and jealous of her amazing gardening skills.

Have a look at Jessica’s excellent dance moves and her super mascot.

Wednesday 8th July

Hi everyone,  I hope you’ve had a fun day.  It was lovely to see some of you in school and taking part in Health Week.  Sophia has certainly been busy completing her daily challenges.  She created a great obstacle course that involved running and jumping.  I really liked her advice for being kind online.  Well done Sophia!

Tuesday 7th July 

Hi everyone, I hope you had an enjoyable day despite the wet weather.  I know lots of you have been busy completing your Health Week challenges.  Have a look at some great photos of Sophia completing her challenges.  She managed to throw and catch a ball 63 times in one minute.  Very impressive.  I really like her crazy outfit and a superb drawing of the human skeleton.

Good morning everyone.I have a new challenge for you! Leeds Diocese Primary Schools have created another competition on TTRockstars called “Rocking all over the Diocese”. All you need to do is answer as many questions as possible. Let’s see if we can do better than last time 👍
Good luck and keep rocking!!!
Ms McCauley

Monday 6th July 2020

Have a look at some photos from Sophia who has been busy completing all her challenges.  I loved her football skills but unfortunately can’t seem to post the video.  Watch her juggle.  Scroll down to see who Sophia saw from our class whilst she was out scooting.

Have a look at some of Jessica’s great photos showing her completing her daily challenges for Health Week.  I am very impressed with her juggling.   I hope you enjoyed doing them.

 

Hello 4 Rowan!

Please watch the Monday Collective Worship Assembly attached below.

 

Friday 3rd July

Hello everyone,  I hope you have all had a great day.  Well done for another super week of work.

Click on the link below to find out who is the star of the week.  Is it you!!!!!?????

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yh94RYhlELi5TW4M4S08dVkGb20uxxay/view?usp=sharing

Some amazing work from Jessica.  I am so impressed that you solved questions 4 and 5 – they were Year 5 and 6 questions.  Have a well deserved break.

Great work from Sophia.  I am very impressed that she worked out questions 4 and 5 on today’s challenges – they were Year 5 and 6 questions.  Wow!!  Have a read of her detailed, informative fact file.  Great work now you can have a well deserved rest.

Fabulous work from Amelia R.  She continues to work really hard.

Thursday 2nd July

Good morning everyone.  It’s looking like another wet day.

Great maths from Sophia.  Well done!!

Have a look at Amelia’s super work.  I really like her collage and it’s great to see her practising the piano.

Wednesday 1st July

Hi everyone.  I hope you have had a pleasant day.

More fantastic work from Amelia R. including a vibrant story board depicting the story of the Prodigal Son.

A super story board re-telling the story of the Prodigal Son from Sophia and a detailed piece of work on transpiration.

Excellent work from Jessica.  Great to see you are still working hard.

Some superb work from Stacis.  Well done for still working hard.

Tuesday 30th June

Hi 4 Rowan, I hope you’ve all had a great day despite the showery weather.  I have been busy all day writing your end of year reports.  Don’t panic, they’re all very good!!!  Well done to everyone who has completed their school work.

Excellent work from Jessica, who continues to work very hard.

 

Some super work from Amelia R.  Well done!  I have removed her photo of the Spelling Challenge so you’ve got to work them out yourself.  Great to see she is still using Spelling Shed.

Lots of fabulous work from Sophia, who has certainly been very busy.  I really like her collage showing her interests.

 

Monday 29th June

Hi everyone, lots of great work today.  Have a look at what has been happening.

Super work from Jessica including some great work on Martin Luther King.  Well done!

Have a look at Sophia’s fantastic work.  I really like her stroy map showing the Creation Story.  Well done!

Some great work from Nicole! Well done!

Hello Everyone!

Here is the ‘Meet your new teacher poster’ which means you can have a sneak preview of what your new teacher is like and some information about Year 5!

You have to return the favour because Mrs Donnelly would like a sneak preview of you and what you like, dislike and what you are looking forward to in September.

Click on the link below:

Welcome to 5 Sycamore

Sunday 28th June

Hi 4Rowan,

I hope you have had a pleasant weekend even though the waether has been rubbish.

Don’t panic, I’m not setting you any work on a Sunday.

Well done to Amelia R. on her amazing work.  A lovely photo of her enjoying the seaside.  I wonder if she had a paddle in the sea????

 

 

Excellent work from Jessica who has got all her work correct and has drawn some fantastic pictures to illustrate the Creation Story.

Some great work from Stacis.

Lots of super work from Sophia including some fantastic art made using leaves.  Can you guess the animals she has made?

 

Friday 26th June

Hello everyone!

Are you the star of the week from 4 Rowan? Click on the video to find out!

Merit Assembly

 Thursday 25th June

Good morning everyone, it’s going to be another very warm day so please take care in the sun.

Excellent work from Stacis – well done!!

Excellent work Amelia R.

Wednesday 24th June

Hi everyone, I hope you’ve been enjoying this exceptionally warm weather.  Don’t forget about sun safety.  Lots of great work received today.

Well done Stacis on your star of the week certificate and some super maths.

Wow! Sophia has been working very hard including a super diagram showing the life cycle of a plant.

Have a look at some of the great work from Amelia R.  Fantastic to see that she is playing TT Rockstars and earning lots of coins.

An interesting setting description from Michal.  Well done!

Lots of excellent work from Jessica.

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Superb work from Sophia – well done!

Well done Stacis – you have worked really hard!

Fantastic maths work from Jessica.

More excellent work from Sophia with some very detailed answers to the Guided Reading work.

Some great work from Amelia R.

Monday 22nd June 2020

Good morning everyone,  I hope you all had a pleasant weekend and are ready for another work of learning.

Have a look below at a TT Rockstars competition that has started today.  Let’s get playing and see if we can get to the top of the leaderboard.

Have a look below at some fantastic work that I have received.

A super, imaginative story from Oceanna.  I loved the idea of being able to get into a computer game.

the game story

Excellent maths and grammar starter from Sophia.

Lots of amazing work from Amelia R.  She has created a crossword for you to try.

Excellent maths work from Jessica.

Monday morning collective worship assembly

Thursday 18th June

Super work again from Amelia R.  She is making an animal encyclopaedia (what a tricky word to spell).  Hopefully, we will see the finished product.

Lots of super work from Jessica.  Well done.

Some great maths from Stacis.

Wednesday 17th June 

Great work from Jessica.  Well done!

Wow! Check out the amazing straw art made by Sophia and her family.

Lots of fantastic work from Amelia R.  She has been very busy and written a super information text for her Topic lesson.  Also, it’s great to see that she has been using TT Rockstars.

Good morning everyone

I have a challenge for you! Leeds Diocese Primary Schools have created a competition on TTRockstars called “Top of the Rocks”. All you need to do is answer as many questions as possible on TTRockstars and hopefully we can be ‘Top of the Rocks’.

Good luck and keep rocking!!!

Ms McCauley

Tuesday 16th June

Hi everyone, I hope you’ve all had a great day and are enjoying the return of the warmer weather.

As usual, there has been lots of incredible work sent to me today.

Well done Sophia.  You have been working very hard.  As well as lots of great work, Sophia has also made her own fairy garden.  Have a look at the photos of her fairy garden below.  I don’t know if she has any real fairies yet.  Sophia also wanted to say hello and that she is missing everyone in our class.  She says to keep safe and we will all get through this together.

Lots of excellent work from Amelia.  She has finally got her prize for her amazing Book in a Box.  Sorry for the delay.

Some fab work from Jessica.  Well done!

Stacis has also been working hard.  Great work as usual Stacis.

Monday 15th June- Worship Assembly

Hi everyone,  lots of great work today.  Have a look at the photos below.

Well done Jessica.  Great work today.

Great work from Stacis.  Well done with the Friday Maths Challenges.

Well done Amelia.  Lots of great work and a lovely photo of you being the big sister.  I hope your not having to many sleepless nights.

 

Friday 12th June

Some excellent work from Sophia and a super video of her beatboxing.  Click on the video to watch it.

Hello 4 Rowan!

Click on the link below to see this week’s Celebration Assembly. Are you the Star of the Week in 4 Rowan? Watch the video to find out!

Friday 12th June 2020 Merit Assembly

Thursday 11th June

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all been having a great day.  I have been in school today and Liam has asked me to say hi to you all.  Have a look at the fantastic photos of the tremendous work that you and your classmates have been doing.

More superb work from Jessica.  Well done.

Well done Michel.  He has completed both 2 and 3 star Guided Reading questions.  He even has time to help in the kitchen.  Great stuff Michel – keep it up.

Excellent work from Stacis.  Well done!

Some super work from Amelia R.

Great work from Sophia who has been very busy making a face mask and some excellent art work.  She has also left you all a message.

Lots of great work from Julia and it looks as though she had a great day visiting Bolton Abbey.

Wednesday 10th June

Hi everyone!  Where’s last week’s sunshine gone?  I hope you are all well and keeping safe.

Some great work and roller skating from Amelia R.

Lots of fantastic work from Oliwier.  Well done.

Some great work from Sophia.

Tuesday 9th June

Good morning everyone and I hope you are all keeping safe and working hard.  Below are some photos from those children who have sent me some of their work.

Well done to Jessica who has completed today’s work.

Excellent work from Sophia.  Well done! It all looks to be correct.

Fabulous work from Oceanna.  Well done!  Everything looks to be correct.

Lots of great work from Amelia R.  Well done.

Excellent work from Sophia and look at her bean plant – it has got some lovely fruit.  Can you spot the pods?

Lots of fabulous work from Amelia R.  and a great picture of her keeping fit.  That looks really hard Amelia, I’ll stick to my daily walks.

More fantastic work from Jessica.  She has already completed the Spelling Challenge and her RE.  I’m not going to show her answers to the Spelling Challenge as I don’t want to give away the answers yet.  Great stuff Jessica!  Keep it up.

Monday 8th June

Sunday 7th June

Don’t panic, I’m not setting you any work on a Sunday.  Have a look at some of the fantastic work I have received.

A fantastic balanced argument from Michel.  Great work!  I think the general opinion from our class is that you don’t like homework.

Well done Sophia.  Lots of  super work and I really enjoyed reading your balanced argument about homework.  Most of you seem not to like homework – I wonder why?

Lots of great work from Stacis.  Some of those maths challenges were tricky.

A fantastic balanced argument from Oliwier giving both sides of the argument before sharing his own opinion.  It looks like homework is not very popular with Oliwier.

 

Some excellent work from Jessica.  Well done!

Friday 5th June

Hi everyone!  One more day of work and then you can relax over the weekend.

Click on the link below to join Miss Wolanski and I for today’s celebration assembly and to find out who I chose as the Star of the Week in 4 Rowan.  It was a very difficult decision as there has been some super work again.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ka6R5nOX5bZB37Hnhl7kvxYZCRt53dbf/view

Thursday 4th June

Hi everyone!  I hope you’ve all had a great day even though it has not been as sunny as previous days.  Thank you to everyone who has sent in their completed work today.

More fantastic work from Jessica.  Well done, you have been working very hard.

Some excellent work from Oliwier who has been working very hard.

Lots of excellent work from Sophia.  Well done!

Lots of great work from Amelia R. and you can see that she is busy working on another fantastic piece of art.  It is great to see her using Spelling Shed and helping to keep our class top of the leaderboard.

Wednesday 3rd June

Some excellent work from Sophia.  I really like your own list of herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.

Lots of great work Jessica.  You have been working very hard.  I have sent you an email to help you improve your work even further.

Some excellent work from Amelia R.  Well done Amelia, you clearly understand how to find the perimeter.

Good morning 4 Rowan.  Where’s the sunshine gone?

Well done Oliwier.  Lots of great work.

Well done Sophia for completing the weekly spelling challenge.

Tuesday 2nd June

Hi everybody.  Just thought I’d share some photos with you.

Well done Jessica.  Lots of fantastic work.

Lots of great photos from Sophia who has clearly been making the most of the great weather by going on a nature walk as well as completing all her work.

Monday 1st June- Worship Assembly

Merit Assemblies

Merit Assembly 1 Friday 1st May

Merit Assembly 2 Friday 8th May

Merit Assembly 3 Friday 15th May

Merit Assembly 4 Friday 22nd May

Friday 22nd May

Hi everyone.  It’s your final day before a well earned rest next week.  I won’t be setting any work for next week.

We have another birthday today so a massive Happy Birthday shout out to Louis who is nine today.  I hope you have a great day!

Also, it is Oceanna’s birthday on Sunday.  Happy Birthday Oceanna!  I sure you will have a great day with lots of fun and cake!

Well done Oceanna on an exciting Egyptian adventure story.  You have really used your imagination, included some great expanded noun phrases and used lots of subordinating conjunctions.  I really enjoyed reading it!  Click on the link below and you can also read this amazing story.

Oceanna’s story

Well done Sophia on sewing a pair of slippers.  I have sent your email to Mrs Kay who I know will be very impressed.

I will be putting up some more or your photos later today so remember to check our class page.  I’m going into school shortly.

Some great photos of Sophia enjoying herself.  Well done with the grammar starter – it is all correct.

Thursday 21st May

Good morning everyone.  I hope you all enjoyed the sunshine yesterday and hopefully it will be another warm day today.

First of all, a very Happy Birthday to Macie who is nine today.  Have a fantastic day Macie!!!!

Have a look at the photos of some of your fabulous work.

Well done Jessica.  You have got all of yesterday’s grammar starter correct and written a really interesting story.  You have included the features of a story and have used some fantastic vocabulary which links to Ancient Egypt.

Great work Sophia.  All your grammar starter and maths are correct.  You clearly know all your times tables and related division facts.

Super work Amelia.  Everything looks to be correct and it’s great to see you enjoying the beautiful sunshine.  Let’s hope this glorious weather stays with us for a while.

Fabulous work Stacis.  All your grammar starters are correct.  You clearly understand determiners and punctuating fronted adverbials.

Wednesday 20th May

Hi everyone, I hope you are all keeping safe.  It looks like it’s going to be a very sunny day.  Have a look at the information below, which tells you all about a fabulous art competition.  Click on the links for extra information.

CSP Exibition 2020 Call to students ONLINE

CSP Exibition 2020 Call to students

Excellent grammar starters Nicole.  Everything is correct except for question 3 on the determiners starter and question 10 on the personal pronouns.

Great work Amelia.  Everything looks to be correct so well done.  Make sure you have a look at the art competition as  I’m sure you will enjoy it.

Lots of great work Oliwier.  All your Maths looks correct.  You might want to have a look again at your final answer on the Spelling Challenge (clue: it begins with h) and question 8 on your grammar starter.

Well done Jessica.  Great work as always.  All your grammar starternis correct and you have clearly researched the Celts and Romans.

Well done Oceanna.  You have been working really hard on your Maths.  Have a look again at 26 x 4 on Monday’s challenge.  Your multiplication is correct but you have forgotten about the 2 tens you exchanged into the next column.

Great Maths work Riley.  Everything is correct.  Keep up the great work!

20200518 Mondays Maths Work (1)

Tuesday 19th May

Good morning everyone.

It’s a very special day for Amelia J. today.  It is her birthday so a massive Happy Birthday shout to her.  I hope you have a fabulous day.  Don’t eat too much cake!!!

Monday 18th May

A few more photos from today.

Great work Jessica.  You have clearly been working very hard. You have found all the answers to the Spelling Challenge and given some good answers to the Guided Reading.  Just a few things for you to think about on the two star guided reading – You might want to have another look at question 2 (it is tricky) and whilst I agree with you that Lord Carnarvon would have felt excited, you needed to explain why.  Also, the past tense of find is found.  Most of your grammar starter is correct although you might want to re-visit questions 3, 6 and 8.  Keep up the great work!

Well done Stacis.  You have been working very hard and have done very well with your maths work.

Well done Oceanna for completing the Guided Reading.  You might want to have a look at questions 2, 5 and 6 again.  The answer to question 5 begins with the letter C.  Your answer to the final question needed you to explain why you decided Lord Carnarvon was feeling determined.  The rest of your answers are excellent.

Some great photos from Johanan’s and Keanan’s big day.  Looks like you had a great time and the food looks amazing!

 

Congratulations to all the children who made the enormous efforts by entering their favourite story and recreating it in a box! Everyone who took part is a winner-it was just too difficult to choose. A prize will be with you this week so keep a look out.


Click here to find out about this competition where you could win book tokens!!

Click here to find out about this competition where you can have your work published!

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Monday 18th May – Some great photos of your work.

Lots of lovely photos from Sophia and some excellent work.  Did you manage to solve the Twinkl mystery?  Have a look at the fantastic birthday collage she made for Johanan and Keanan.  I really like your elephants from Goa.  Well done on your spelling test and you have created some fabulous art.

 

Great Maths work Amelia R.

Wow! Your pizza looks amazing Oceanna.  I hope you shared it with mum and dad.  Just looking at it makes me hungry.

Excellent work Oliwier.  Your Maths is all correct and you have written a fantastic diary entry including all the features of a diary.  Take care with using ‘their’ and ‘there’ – have a look back at your last sentence.  The sentence starting ‘Before supper’, needs the comma after supper and not after before.  Keep up the good work.

Monday 18th May- Morning Worship

Sunday 17th May

Hi everyone, I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

A massive Happy Birthday shout to both Johanan and Keanan who are nine today.  Have a great day boys and don’t eat too much cake!

Have a look at some of the photos I have received to see what your friends have been doing.

Some fantastic work from Sophia including a superb diary entry.

Wow! Those cakes look amazing Oceanna.  I hope you didn’t eat them all yourself!

Excellent work Amelia.  Another fantastic piece of art.

Well done Jessica.  This is super work as always.  Keep up the hard work.

Excellent work Stacis.  Your maths looks to be correct and you have used some good antonyms and synonyms in your grammar starter.

Friday 15th May

Good morning everyone.  Yippee it’s nearly the weekend.  Some more great photos to share with you.  It is also great to see that some of you have been keeping in touch through Google Classroom.

Some excellent maths Oceanna.  Just remember to make sure that you have fully explained your reasoning when solving the maths challenges.  You have told me that £2 is greater than £1, which it clearly is but a better answer would have been to say that 2 lots of £2 is £4 whereas 3 lots of £1 is only £3.  A great diary entry and well done for editing your work.  Let’s hope the weather is warm enough for you to enjoy your pool over the weekend.  I hope you haven’t been splashing your parents!!

Excellent work Sophia.  All your maths appears to be correct and you have given some very detailed answers to the RE questions.  Great choice of antonyms and synonyms.  I know you really like the word ‘vast’.

RE Challenge: can you spot the missing comma in your answer to question 7?

Lots of fabulous work Oliwier.  Well done for completing the spelling challenge.  Congratulations for being 4 Rowan’s Star of the Week.

Thursday 14th May

Hi everyone!  Scroll down to see some of the incredible work that you have been doing.

Well done Stacis on an excellent diary entry.  You have included the common features of a diary and used some wonderful fronted adverbials to show the change in time.  Some great maths as well.

Lots of great work Sophia.  Well done!

Fantastic work Julia.  I really like your Book in a Box.  Mary Poppins is a great book as well as a film.  We have got a first edition of the book at home, which is now quite rare.  Your dogs are so cute!

Great work Jessica.  Your maths work is excellent and you have corrected the last question of the spelling challenge.

A lovely picture Oceanna of you keeping busy with an art activity.  I would love to see your finished mosiac.

Well done Amelia.  It’s great to see that you are also keeping busy and solving lots of mysteries.  You are going to run out of them soon.  I hope your new baby brother is not keeping you awake through the night.

Wednesday 13th May

Good morning everyone.  I hope you are all keeping safe on this sunny morning.  Have a look at some of the fantastic photos and work that I have received.

Have a look at another message and great idea from Mrs Kay.

Hi Children
Hope you’re all keeping well. I can see you’ve all been REALLY busy. The homework pages look absolutely brilliant. You really are an amazing bunch of children.
Year 6 your VE day work is marvelous. I love the photos sent by Josh and Jack in Sycamore class and Kacper and Marley in Hawthorn, your work on The Rainforest is amazing, especially Kacper’s drawing. The writing, maths and sewing activities in Rowan class are always so good.
I always enjoy having a sneaky peak at everything you do, before I post my activities.  Your teachers must be so proud of you. Well Done KS2!
I’ve been creating again and would love it SO much if more of you would take on the slipper challenge. Who can create a pair of recycled slippers from a hand towel, a cardboard box and a pop bottle?
Take care all of you and hopefully we’ll all be together soon.
Mrs Kay…With very unkempt hair.
Click on the link below for the instructions.
How To Make Recycled Slippers

Well done Stacis.  Your maths looks correct and you have given some very detailed answers about the digestive system.

Good morning Amelia.  You have clearly been working hard as usual.  I love your Book in a Box and you have chosen a Literacy classic as your book.  It really suprised me as I was expecting Harry Potter.

Great work Oliwier.  You grammar starter and maths are all correct.  You have written some detailed answers to the RE questions.  Just take care with the spelling of the word ‘listened’.

Good morning Julia.  You have clearly been working very hard.  You have produced some fantastic maths and science work.  Well done!

Fantastic work Jessica.  I really enjoyed reading your diary entry.  You have used lots of fronted adverbials to show changes in time and have included lots of feelings.  I really like your use of the word ‘unveiled’.  Well done with the spelling challenge but you might want to have a look again at the final question.  See the clue below that I have given to Patryk.

Good morning Patryk.  Well done with your Maths and RE work.  Your spelling challenge is very good but you might want to think about your answer to the last question.  Clue:  What would you call the details about where you live?  It begins with an ‘a’.

Well done Sophia!  Lots of brilliant work including some very detailed answers to the RE questions.  If given a choice of questions, I would suggest the three stars.

Lots of fabulous work Oceanna.  You have given some excellent answers to the RE and Science questions.  You have managed to find all the adjectives in the grammar starter.  Just take care with the spelling of the words ‘lovely and ‘shiny’.

 

 

Hello 4 Rowan,

One of our parents has nominated our school to win £5000 worth of Book tokens for our school library. All you have to do is ask the adults in your house to click on the link and fill in the nominate section. Get them to tell other members of your family and friends so we have a bigger chance of winning!

https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools

Thank you. Love Mrs Donnelly and Mrs Page xxx


Tuesday 12th May

Hi everyone!  Well done to everyone who managed to access Google Classroom yesterday.  I am still trying to figure it out myself.  Scroll down to have a look at some of the photos I received yesterday and some fantastic news from Amelia R.

Good morning Oceanna.  Looks like you are really enjoying that book.  It is not one I know so you will have to tell me all about it when we are all back together.  You have produced an excellent NHS factfile with some great subheadings which allow the reader to quickly locate key information – Well done!  If you want to read Oceanna’s factfile, click on the link below.

NHS info

Fantastic work Patryk.  Everything looks to be correct.  Keep up the hard work and keep smiling!

Some great work Nicole.  Lots of good facts in your NHS factfile and your Maths looks great.  On your irregular verbs grammar starter, you have misspelt the word ‘brought’.

Great work as always Amelia.  Congratulations on becoming a big sister – you must be so excited!!!!  I love the photo of you with your baby brother.  I know you will help mum look after him during this difficult time.

Excellent work Jessica.  Well done!

Good morning Sophia.  Some amazing work as always.  I have added a message for you from Mrs Kay.  I love your Book in a Box – it looks amazing.  Also, well done for entering the competition to decorate Alistair Brownlee’s garage with a mural – lets hope it is shortlisted.

Hi Sophia
Thanks for your email. I love your latest sewing venture. What a brilliant idea for a phone case.  I’m sure now that you and Amelia will need to show me all your sewing ideas when we return to school.  In fact I think we’ll need to have regular meetings to plan our activities. Send Mr.Cook the photos you’ve sent me. He’ll want one too I’m sure.
Take care Rowan class and I’ll see you all soon I hope.
Love Mrs. Kay

Monday 11th May

Good morning everyone.  I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.  Hopefully, you have all received a letter detailing how to access the class work through Google Classroom.  As Google Classroom is a new system for everyone, there may be a few teething problems but hopefully we can resolve these should they arise.  For the moment, I will be continuing to share your amazing work and photos on the school website but they may move onto Google Classroom in the future.

Don’t forget that any entries for the Book in a Box competition should be received by Friday 15th May.  There are two great entries below from Oliwier and Jessica.

Some fantastic work Oliwier.  I am really impressed with your Book in a Box.  It looks great and is easily recognisable as the Titanic – Well done.  The last question on Wednesday’s grammar starter needed a question mark and not a comma.  The past tense of bring is brought.  Also, the past tense of talk is talked and teach would become taught.  I really enjoyed reading your factfile on the NHS, which included all the steps to success.  All your work on ‘a’ and ‘an’ is correct.  Keep up the hard work and have an enjoyable week.

Some fantastic work Oceanna.  It’s great to see that you have been practising your times tables through mixed word problems.  They all look correct.  Your grammar starter on irregular past tense verbs is also correct.  You have also worked really hard on decimals and again they all look to be correct.  Well done and keep up the great work.

Wow! An excellent Book in a Box Jessica.  You have worked really hard and should be very proud of your work.   A lovely smile as well.  I hope you have a great week.

Great work Patryk.  You have produced a good factfile about the NHS.  I am pleased to see that you have used the steps to success in your work.  Well done and keep up the fantastic work.

Well done Stacis with your grammar starter.  You clearly know how to turn irregular verbs into the past tense.  Have a fantastic week.

Lots of amazing work Sophia, which all looks correct.  I am really impressed with your owl themed mobile phone case – it looks amazing and has clearly involved lots of work.  I know Mrs Kay will also be impressedwhen she receives the photos.  It looks as though you had a fun weekend and really enjoyed the sunshine on Friday and Saturday.  Hopefully, you can now access the RE work.  If not, please let the office know and I will try to fix it.

Friday 8th May

Good morning everyone.  Don’t worry, I’m not giving you any work on this special VE day.  I just wanted to share some photos and a message from Mrs Kay on how to make a beach bag.

Massive congratulations to Amelia R. and Jessica for being the Star of the Week in 4Rowan.  I couldn’t decide so choose both of you.

The answers for the weekly spelling challenge were:

  1. February        2. naughty         3. bicycle            4.  disappear

I hope you all remembered to write February with a capital ‘F’.

How to make a recycled beach bag.

Hi Children I’m back again. HOPE YOU’RE ALL KEEPING SAFE AND WELL. Let’s all look forward to happy days on the beach or shopping with this new recycling idea I spotted on the internet.

It shows how to make this great lined beach/swimming/shopping bag out of two old pillow cases. Preferably a favourite one or that will remind you of this time of lockdown. I chose colour to remind me of blue skies and golden sands. I can’t wait for a time when I can use it.

What you need:-
1 patterned/favourite pillow case (plead with mum to replace it with a plain one)
1 plain pillow case
Scissors
Thread
Cotton
Dressmakers pins
Iron (ask for help when using this)Instructions
I’ve posted the You Tube link I used to create the bag. It’s a tricky one but I know some of you will take on this challenge.
https://youtu.be/jm0SsV91hPs

Have a look below to see some of the fantastic things that you and your classmates have been doing.

Some excellent Maths, Johanan and Keanan.  It’s great to see you working hard.  I hope you enjoy the long weekend.  You deserve a rest after all your efforts this week.  Enjoy!

Some fab work, Jessica.  All your maths and grammar starter are correct.  Well done for remembering which is ascending and which is descending.  You certainly deserve to have a relaxing weekend after all your hard work this week.

Well done, Oceanna!  You have been working extremely hard and all your work looks to be correct.  You have found all the answers to the spelling challenge including the Years 5 and 6 words.  Some amazing Science work!  Have a great weekend.

Hi Stacis.  Some excellent work on the grammar starter.  You third answer on the spelling challenge should be ‘bicycle’ not ‘bike’.  Have a lovely weekend.

Good morning, Sophia.  Some excellent work and it looks like you are working very hard on your Book in a Box.  Well done for completing a reading task on Queen Boudicca.  I tried to post the same task last week but couldn’t get it to attach to this page.  The past tense of ‘talk’ is ‘talked’ and the present tense of ‘told’ is ‘tell’.  Have a lovely, relaxing weekend.

Hi, Amelia.  Congratulations on your Star of the Week certificate.  You certainly deserve it for all your hard work.  It’s great to see you practising your spellings on Spelling Shed.  I really enjoyed your NHS factfile – you taught me a few things about the NHS that I didn’t know.  Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

Hi Patryk.  Lots of great work as always.  On the spelling challenge, you have misspelt ‘bicycle’ and the final answer was ‘disappear’.  Enjoy your weekend and hopefully the sunshine.

Thursday 7th May

Hi everyone, I hope you all enjoyed the sunshine yesterday.  Hopefully, it will be another warm day today.

Please click on the link below for today’s grammar starter.

Thursday 7th May Irregular past tense verbs

Please continue with your NHS factfile.  Well done to those who have already completed it.

Today’s Maths can be accessed using the link below.  The focus is on ordering decimals.  Don’t forget your Maths starter.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ (Click on Summer Term -Week 1)

Have a look below to see some great photos showing the incredible work and fun things that you and your classmates have been doing.

Some excellent work, Jessica.  It’s great to see that you are continuing to work hard.  I really enjoyed reading your factfile, which had lots of great facts.  I really liked the fact that you have included a diagram.  All your grammar starter is correct.

A delicious breakfast, Oceanna.  A chocolate toastie – yummy.  A great way to start the day and well done for making it yourself.  I hope you made some for mum and dad.

Some fantastic work, Amelia.  I can’t wait to see your finished Book in a Box.  I wonder if it will be linked to Harry Potter????  I suspect it might be!

Well done, Sophia.  Lots of great work as usual and you have completed the spelling challenge correctly.

Hi Nicole, I hope you are keeping well.  Lots of fabulous work.  I really like your Science work about teeth and all your grammar starters are correct.  Keep up the great work!

Wednesday 6th May

Hello 4 Rowan.  Please click on the link below for today’s grammar starter.  It is a mix of different grammar questions that we have covered previously.

Wednesday 6th May mixed grammar questions

Click on the link below to find Mrs Page’s weekly spelling challenge for Lower Key Stage 2.  I will post the answers at the end of the week.

Spelling Challenge Week 2

Don’t forget your Literacy task is to create a factfile about the NHS.  More information can be found on Monday’s page.

Today’s Maths can be accessed using the link below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ (Click on Summer Term -Week 1)

Lots of great work below.  Have a look at the photos to see all your fantastic work.

Well done, Patryk! You have been working really hard and have produced some amazing work.  You clearly understand decimals.

More great work Jessica.  Well done for completing the Science and Guided Reading Tasks.  Keep up the superb Maths work.

Fabulous work, Sophia.  Well done for completing the Science work as well as all the grammar starters and maths tasks.  Keep up the great work.  Have you been busy creating your Book in a Box?

Well done Johanan and Keanan.  It’s great to see that you are both working hard with your  Literacy.  Don’t forget your Maths work, which can be accessed at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ (Click on Summer Term -Week 1)

I hope you are also practising those times tables on TT Rockstars.  Keep up the good work!

Brilliant work, Stacis.  You grammar starter is all correct and you have given some great answers to the Guided Reading Text.  Your maths looks great but it is not the work that I have set.  We are still working on decimals.  Please see the details below to access the correct work for this week.  You need to click on summer term week 1 and not the week beginning 4th May.  Today’s Maths lesson is on comparing decimals.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ (Click on Summer Term -Week 1)

 

Tuesday 5th May

Good morning everyone and I hope you are all keeping safe.

If you haven’t seen it yet, scroll down to find details of a great book competition that was added yesterday.  You need to represent your favourite book in a shoebox!  There are some great examples to give you a few ideas.

Click on the link below for today’s grammar starter.

Tuesday 5th May homophones

I hope you are enjoying researching the NHS for your Literacy task.

Today’s Maths can be accessed using the link below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ (Click on Summer Term -Week 1)

I have also attached a Science task about teeth for you to have a look at.  Enjoy!

 

Lots of fantastic photos to have a look at.

First of all, some excellent work from Oliwier who has clearly been working very hard as usual.  Sorry these weren’t on over the weekend Oliwier but I never received them.  You clearly understand decimals and I loved your Stinky Feet story.  You have used some excellent character and setting description together with perfectly punctuated speech.  Your handwriting is fantastic.  Well done and keep up the amazing work.

Excellent work Amelia R.  Well done for finishing the reading task already.  I can see that you have also been busy solving mysteries.  Did you get it right?  I recently had an email from Mrs Kay to say that she has now bought a sewing machine after seeing yours.  You clearly inspired her!

Some fantastic work Sophia.  I hope you are enjoying the daily maths starters.  Well done for rounding a number in the hundreds of thousands.  I’m pleased you remembered that you only needed to look at the ones column.  Well done for completing the Guided Reading Task.  Your maths looks excellent as does your grammar starter.  Great work.  Keep it up.  The book in a box competition has been added below.  Have fun with it!

Well done, Stacis.  It is great to see that you have also been working hard.  Your work on decimals is great and you have written some good sentences using subordinating conjunctions.  I’m pleased you remembered the commas.

Lots of great work, Jessica.  You and your brothers are always working hard so a massive well done.  Your grammar starter and maths all looks to be correct.  Keep up the amazing work!  I hope you are enjoying your book.

Monday 4th May

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THIS WEEK’S WRITING, ENGLISH AND READING TASKS.


READING COMPETITION TIME

COMPETITION

Email your entries to: admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk by Friday 15th May.

Remember-you’ve got to be in it to win it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Monday 4th May

Hi everyone, I hope you have all enjoyed the weekend.  At shorter week this week due to the Bank Holiday on Friday.

Click on the link below for today’s grammar starter.  It is a starter we have done before so see what you can remember.

Monday 4th May an or a

For your Literacy task, Mrs Page would like you to create a factfile/information text about the NHS as they are working so hard to keep us all healthy and safe.  Due to the Bank Holiday, your work should be completed by Monday 11th May and emailed to

admin@stcolumbasbradford.sch.uk

Remember that a factfile requires factual information, needs a heading and subheadings and should include an introduction to explain to the reader what the text is going to be about.  You can gather information using the websites below or search the internet for your own resources.  You could include information about when it started and why, who works for the NHS and what the NHS does.

https://kids.kiddle.co/National_Health_Service

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38906932

https://www.lhch.nhs.uk/media/5967/nhs70-facts.pdf

I have attached an example of a factfile about Arctic animals to remind you about h0w to set out your work and the type of information that is found in a factfile.  I have also included some steps to success in the link below.

An example of a fact file

steps to success for your factfile

Click on the link below for a Guided Reading Task.  I would like you to complete it by Monday 11th May.  The answers are included but don’t look at them until you’ve finished.

Guided Reading Task

Please continue with your Maths on White Rose.

Click on the link below to access your daily Maths activity.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ (Click on Summer Term -Week 1)

Don’t forget your Maths starter, which is posted below.

may-maths-masters-lks2-

Sunday 3rd May

Hi everyone, I hope you have all had a pleasant weekend.  Just thought I share some photos with you that I received on Friday.

Some great work from Riley.  I really enjoyed reading your story.  Just remember to start all speech with  a capital letter and always have some punctuation at the end of the speech.  Keep up the great work.  Click on the link underneath the photos to read Riley’s fantastic story.

LKS2writing

Lots of great work, Sophia.  Well done.  I wonder if you can grow the largest sunflower.  Great scooting!

 

Lots of amazing work, Michal.  Well done! I really enjoyed your story but don’t forget your commas after fronted adverbials.  That is a very impressive amount of Maths work.  Good to see that you are helping out in the garden and your BBQ looks amazing.  Keep up the hard work.

Well done, Patryk!  Your work looks amazing and that’s a great smile.

Excellent work as always Amelia.  I really like your handmade Pom Pom toys.

Lots of excellent work, Oceanna.  I really enjoyed your story about Bob’s smelly feet.  Don’t forget to start a new line for a new speaker.  Click on the link below the photos if you want to read Oceanna’s fantastic story.

bob story (1)

Friday 1st May

Good morning everyone.

I have added a quick Maths starter in the link below.  There is a different question for each day of May.  Only complete the question on the correct day.

may-maths-masters-lks2-

Please continue with the White Rose maths, which can be found on the link below.  Remember we are on Week 2 lesson 5, which is at the bottom of the page.  Today’s focus is dividing 1 and 2 digits by 100.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Click on the link below for today’s grammar starter.  We have done this one before.  You need to decide if the underlined part of the sentence is the main or subordinate clause.  Remember that the main clause makes sense by itself whereas the subordinate clause doesn’t.

Friday 1st May identify the subordinate clause

Your Literacy task, which is to write a story based on the picture and steps to success that I posted on Monday is due in today.  Thank you to all those who have already sent them to me.  Your finished work needs to be sent to admin@stcolumbasbradford.sch.uk

The Spelling Challenge answers were: certain, enough, popular, possessions

Finally click on the link below for some Go Noodle Fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ9q4U2P3ig

I hope you all have a great day and weekend.

Have a look at the great photos I received from lots of you working hard yesterday.

Some lovely pictures of Julia working hard.  A fantastic story with lots of great speech and character description.  I really enjoyed reading it.  Well done!

Some great work Sophia.  Well done.

Some excellent work below from Stacis.  Keep working hard!

Some amazing work Amelia.  I’m pleased to see that you have been researching Queen Boudicca.  It looks as though you are enjoying solving some of the mysteries on Twinkl.  I hope you are enjoying reading Matilda.

Finally, some fantastic pictures from Jessica.  Lots of great work and it looks as though you and your brothers enjoyed yesterday’s Go Noodle.  It certainly brought a smile to my face but I’m not sure your pet dog looks very impressed.  Just take care with the subordinating conjunction ‘even though’.  It is two words and you have spelt ‘thought’ not ‘though’.

 

Thursday 30th April

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all well and keeping safe.

Click on the link below for today’s grammar starter.  More subordinating conjunctions.  Try to make your sentences as interesting as possible.

Thursday 30th April subordinating conjunctions

Remember that you Literacy stories should be finished by Friday 1st May and emailed to admin@stcolumbasbradford.sch.uk

Please continue with your maths.

Music Task

Have a look at the web page at BBC Ten Pieces. It’s a great resource where children and adults can get creative with classical/contemporary music. It is full of videos and other resources

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-at-home/zjy3382

Click on the link below for some Go Noodle fun!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMZqjfhKMZY

Topic and Reading Research Task

As our Topic is about the Celts, I would like you to use the links below to find out about a famous Celt called Queen Boudicca.  She really upset the Romans!!!!!  There are videos to watch and some games to play.  From the schoolrun website, you can also follow links to some other useful sites to learn more.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkrkscw/articles/zhn6cqt

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/boudica

Wednesday 29th April

Some great photos of Amelia’s day.  I loved reading your story.  You have included all the steps to success and the features of a good story.  Your grammar starter is all correct.  Did you solve the mystery of the missing horse?

Excellent work, Sophia.  Great to see you continuing to work hard.

Some fantastic work as usual, Jessica.  Your Maths is all correct and so are your Grammar starters.  Just a few things to think about with Tuesday’s grammar starter.  You have written an excellent sentence for the challenge but need a comma after your fronted adverbial and have misspelt the word birthday.

Excellent work, Stacis.  All your Maths and Grammar Starter are correct.   Keep up the hard work.

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all keeping well on this damp morning.

Please continue with your maths on the White Rose website.  I have seen some great work going on.

Click the link below for a grammar starter on subordinating conjunctions.

Wednesday 29th April Subordinating conjunctions

Please continue with your story writing task for Literacy.  Remember to use your steps to success and re-read your work checking for any mistakes or opportunities to improve it.

Thank you to everybody who sent some photos in yesterday.  Scroll down the page to have a look.

Fantastic Maths and Grammar Starters, Nicole. Well done!

Some excellent work, Oliwier.  Slime making looks very messy!

Well done, Sophia.  Lots of great work and you managed to correctly complete the spelling challenge.  I hope you enjoyed learning about Benjamin Zephaniah.  He is certainly an interesting person.

Great work, Jessica,  An excellent story using all the steps to success.  I really like your simile and subordinating conjunctions.

Fantastic work, Amelia.  You have worked really hard to complete all the daily work and you hve created an incredible bag using Mrs Kay’s instructions.  I know she will be really impressed.  I hope they weren’t your best jeans that you cut up!

I have just received the message below from Mrs Kay so thought i would share it with you.

Hi Amelia

Thank you for your email. I was even more impressed with your bag than my own. The photos are brilliant. Send them on to Mr. Cook.  It’s so nice to know you and your mum working together on my activities.  We’ll have to share some ideas for sewing club when we get back to school. I don’t have a sewing machine, but am tempted to invest in one after seeing yours. I’ve ordered a book full of recycling ideas and will post a new challenge when it arrives.  Take care Amelia. Stay safe and carry on creating.
Mrs. Kay

Tuesday 28th April

Amelia R, please see the message below that I have just received from Mrs Kay.

Hi Amelia
I totally love your owl!  Not only is it extremely well sewn but you’ve made it personal and added all your own touches to it.  A MASSIVE WELL DONE!
Love Mrs.Kay X

Good morning everyone!  I hope you are all keeping safe.

Please continue with your Maths learning on decimals.   Today’s work looks at hundreths.

I have attached a quick, daily grammar starter in the link below, which looks at expanded noun phrases.  We completed this starter at the beginning of Year 4.

Tuesday 28th April expanded noun phrases

Please continue with your story writing for your weekly Literacy task.  Be imaginative!

Click on the link below for some more Go Noodle fun.  Can you get your parents to join in?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ9q4U2P3ig

A message from Mrs Kay

Hi All.
I’ve been sewing again…I do hope some of you have started your owls…Thanks for my email Sofia Robson. I really do like hearing back from people.
I’ve sent instructions on how to recycle some old jeans and create a trendy new bag. I do hope someone will have a go.
Take care out there and hopefully we’ll all be back quite soon.
Mrs Kay xxx
Click on the link below for the instructions and see the photo of the finished product.
Recycled denim bag

Some excellent photos below of Sophia working hard but also enjoying some fun activities.

Sophia – check your last answer on the spelling challenge.  You have got the correct word but it is missing something – re-read the clue.

Some great photos of Amelia working hard and still finding time to have some fun.

Well done with the spelling challenge.

Monday 27th April

Just wanted to share some photos that I have received this morning.  I know many of you sent these in on Friday.

Some fab work from Johanan and Keanan as well.  Well done with your Maths.  I really enjoyed reading both of your instructions based on the Nintendo Wii which included all the steps to success.  It looks like you are having fun on the Wii.  I have got one at home but keep getting beat by a 5 year old on Mario Kart!

Great to hear from Riley.  I love your work on the Romans, it is fantastic.  I am also very impressed with your mural based on the Alistair Brownlee challenge.  Did you know who he was before or did you research him?  For those of you who don’t know, he is a very famous triathlete from Yorkshire who won an Olympic Gold Medal.  Triathletes take part in swimming, running and cycling – much too hard for me!  I hope you enter the competition Riley.

Lots of great work, Amelia.  I love your owl and I know Mrs Kay will be very impressed as well.

More fantastic work from Patryk.  Well done, Patryk!  You have been working hard as always.

Excellent work, Jessica.  You have worked very hard this morning.  Your last answer on the spelling challenge is incorrect.  Hint: it does begin with the letter P and has lots of the letter S in it.

Well done, Nicole!  You have been working really hard to complete your maths.  All your grammar starters are correct.  I look forward to reading your story, which is due in on Friday.

Excellent work, Sophia.  I really enjoyed reading your instructions on how to paint eggs using onion skin.  You have met all the steps and included lots of great information.  Well done!  Lots of fantastic maths and it looks as though you and Daniel enjoyed Go Noodle.  Sophia has also asked me to let you all know that she is really missing everyone and hopes to see everyone soon.

Some excellent work from Julia.  Well done, you have certainly been working hard.  A fantastic set of instructions on how to build a stick den.  You have included all the steps to success.  I love making stick dens as well.  I’m sure you will enjoy this week’s story writing task.

Hi everyone, I hope you all enjoyed the sunny weekend.

I have attached a quick, daily grammar starter in the link below looking at adverbs and verbs.  Remember that the adverb describes the verb.

Monday 27th April adverbs and verbs

Literacy Task

For this week’s Literacy task, I would like you to write a story using the picture attached in the link below.  Some questions have been included at the bottom of the page to help you to get started.  I have also attached some steps to success, which need to be followed when writing your own story.  There is also an example that I have written to give you some extra help.  Remember that a story needs characters, settings, a problem, a resolution and speech.  Be as imaginative as you want.  A copy or photo of your completed work sh