Rettendon Primary School

Rettendon Primary School

Class 4 Blog

20th September 2019

Since the beginning of the term, Class 4 have started their learning about the Ancient Egyptians and have been looking at the diverse world we live in. They will continue this over the next few weeks looking at how the ancient Egyptians used the River Nile to support their everyday lives and the many different relationships they might see within today’s society.

With Mrs Adams, they have been appreciating and singing different rock songs including ‘Living on a Prayer’. In science we are looking at electricity and how to be safe around it. We had an interesting discussion about how to get toast that has got stuck in the toaster out safely - all children should now be able to advise adults what to do if this happens at home. Next week we will move onto being electricians, making circuits and discovering what happens when we change the components within their circuit.

After the PE sessions, we are finding many items of clothing that has not yet been named so could you please ensure that all clothing is named so it can be returned rather than being put in the lost property. Many thanks!

 4th October 2019

Class 4 have had a creative week this week with activities ranging from making cartouches, electrical circuit to creating posters about the River Nile in Egyptian times.

We are continuing on with our music and progressing onto three notes on the recorder. In tag rugby will have been practising the skill of running forward and passing the ball backwards, which is not an easy concept to learn. 

In literacy we have been tasting, designing and making our own smoothies in readiness to write explicit instructions.


18th October 2019

Class 3 have had an exciting two weeks. They have started their buzzer games by making the base and the shape of the wire. They will continue to make these on Monday, with parental help. If all goes well they should be finished by Tuesday afternoon, ready to go home. There will be a small charge to replace the items they have used; this is likely to be £2, incredibly the buzzers costs £1.15 each!

I was extremely lucky to witness the children within their Boccia lesson on Wednesday. They all have a sound understanding of the rules and how to block other players from getting near the target. I was pleased to see team work, resilience where they continued to try their hardest game after game and amazing winning celebrations.

Finishing off their Egyptian art they have made papyrus on which their will use their knowledge of hieroglyphs to write a message to you. The question is will you be able to decode it?

It has been a long half term and the children and I are looking forward to a well-earned rest so we can be ready and willing to start the next half term. I am proud to say I am the teacher of class 4 as I have seen them develop on many areas and are becoming a class of individuals who can, if they remember, work well as a team. It is pleasing to see the children in Class 4 honouring the school’s core value of responsibility and honesty,

Well done and thank you Class 4

8th November 2019

Class 4 spent the last week of the half term writing sonnets in literacy about a firework display after extensive internet research. Please find below an example of the children’s sentences used to create one sonnet.

After a restful half term, the children have started to plan their multimedia presentation about Ancient Egypt and looked at the particle formation in solids, liquids and gases. In literacy, we have been investigating words that show the passage of time.


A Firework Sonnet

 The fireworks shine gold,

What a black sky tonight!

I like the sparklers that we hold,

The moon overhead is nice and white.


The fireworks in the sky go deep,

They go all different colours including red,

Nobody can ever get to sleep,

The fireworks crackle above my head.


I like the different colours especially the blue,

I always tell my family to take care,

Spectators always shout woo hoo,

Young children make sure you hold your teddy bear.


As much as I like the rest,

The horse tails are the very best.

22nd November 2019

The children in class 4 have enjoyed investigating what temperature is best to melt chocolate at over hot water. They have enjoyed the creative curriculum, sketching the school environment with Mrs Marsh and look forward to making, marketing and selling their Christmas gifts.

The year fours have been writing on the tables in maths during their math lessons – don’t wrry it was encouraged and it comes off!

Mrs Adam's is pleased to announce the launch of the schools crowdfunding website called Rettendon in Wonderland. Please see our website for further details.