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…