30th November 2018:

Our value for the term – Pride – was felt by the whole school last week when our Year 3 & 4 football team secured first place in a football tournament. They competed on a wet and windy Tuesday afternoon withour complaint, winning all of their 4 matches. Well done!

Unfortunately, the cross-country competition was cancelled so we didn’t get the opportunity to challenge ourselves in this field. Hopefully, there will be future events in which we can showcase our talent.

Our topic on water is coming to it’s conclusion and we have been learning about canals, comparing those in the UK with those in Venice, Italy. The culmination will be to complete some artwork in the style of roses and castles, which decorate the narrowboats of Britain.

I was impressed with the number of children achieving 10 out of 10 in their spellings last week – especially considering the difficulty of those words. Next week our spellings are:

interest; experiment;  potatoes; favourite; imagine; material; promise; opposite; minute; increase

Please could you help your child to learn these so that we can end our term with our best ever spelling result!


26th November 2018:

We have had a busy few weeks at Cogenhoe Primary. Our value for this term is Pride and we had some good discussions about why we felt proud.

Then we celebrated Diwali by decorating our footprint with rangoli patterns..

before writing some thoughtful poetry commemorating Remembrance Day.

Last week we were entertained with an impromptu performance by some Year 3 and Year 4 children during a Rock Steady session…

We ended our week considering the importance of road safety – with the children designing their own cycle helmet to enter in a competition.

12th October 2018:

This week has seen us rise to the challenge of gathering ideas to write our own Defeat the Monster story.

We also began our artwork for The Great Wave. Some children were inspired to draw their own Tsunami wave as homework, as well as many pictures of canal boats, an investigation to measure rainfall and facts about the Komodo dragon – fantastic homework Year 4!

Our week came to a close with a Harvest celebration at Cogenhoe church this afternoon, where we sang our song ‘Cabbages are fluffy’ and recited the poem Harvest Time to the congregation. You all sounded wonderful and gave a super performance – well done.

4th October 2018:

The start of our week saw us spend the day working on developing our Growth Mindset. Some of the activities we participated in showed us how to work independently…

as a team…

and, most importantly, perseverance…

As a class, we all took turns making a mosaic of our representation of Cogenhoe Primary School, incorporating the school motto ‘Inspire, Aspire, Achieve’.

Next week, I am looking forward to starting writing our own stories based on our ‘Defeat the Monster’ tale.

This week it was back to school with our competitive heads on as we headed off for the annual tennis tournament. We played between 6 and 8 games each, accumulating points along the way, before the top four boys and girls went head-to-head for our winners. Although we could only award Gold, Silver and Bronze, all our children had a great time and learnt some new skills along the way. Well done Year 4!


What an amazing two and a half weeks we have enjoyed in Year 4!

First, we made raisins dance…



Then, we made water walk…

We followed this up by writing our own quick poems about water, as part of our topic for this term.

In literacy, we have been learning to write a Defeat the Monster story, incorporating drama as a means of remembering what comes next.


In addition, we have had numerous opportunities to try out a variety of sporting activities, such as dodgeball, yoga, Hotshots and dance, as well as get some tennis coaching in preparation for the tournament on Monday.


Our final activity of last week was to make a scarecrow for the Cogenhoe scarecrow festival – I wonder if we won…