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Welcome to Pear Class!



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Welcome to our very own 'Pear' class page! 

We have made a fabulous start to the Year and are looking forward to lots more fun and exciting learning! You can join us on our journey through Year 4, by finding out about our routines, what we do in our lessons, photos of us in action, trips and our work with creative partners here.  Make sure you check in regularly!


Mrs Azad


Reading  -  Children are encouraged to read for 15 minutes at home each day. Books will be changed twice a week on a        Monday and  Wednesday. Could parents please sign reading records after listening to their child.


Homework -  Homework will be sent home every Friday in a homework pack and is due back the following Wednesday, for it to be marked.


Spellings  -  Spellings will be sent home in the homework pack. The spelling test will be on the following Friday


PE -  Our PE/Games days are on a Monday and Friday.  Please ensure children have their full PE kit every day so that we can participate in other sporting/healthy lifestyle activities.


Library Books - Children will be visiting the school library every other Friday. They will be allowed to keep their book for two weeks and

bring them back on a Friday ready to choose a new one. Please encourage them to take responsibility.


Water - In our class I allow the children to have a drink throughout the day. It is very important they take their bottles home every day to be washed and bring in fresh water for the next day.


Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Learning about Royalty to Afternoon Tea Etiquette
What an amazing adventure Year 4 have had this week! The WildChild Residential! We sang around the camp fire in the woods, we chatted and slept in Bell tents, we whooshed down a slope in toboggans, played team building games, built shelters, made fires upon which we roasted marshmallows, all in the space of two-days! We’ve all had an amazing experience and have built memories of a life time. Maryam says ‘It was a great new experience which should definitely be part of school life.’ Lithanya says ‘I felt amazed throughout the two days and was exhausted by the end.’ Abubakar loved the warm, hot chocolate and sitting around the camp fire, nibbling biscuits. Everyone truly had a fabulous time! So pleased!

From Wildchild to Sporty Child - The Fun Doesn't End!

Mesmerising Mandalas - Why use paper?

Start to Summer Learning


What a great start to summer term Pear class have had! We are full of beans and ready to learn! We have been working hard on decimals in maths and that’s not just being fluent but really reasoning and using maths sentence starters. We have been learning and then consolidating by teaching each other in our groups! Mrs Azad is ‘incredibly’ proud! She even threw a couple of Year 6 questions at us ….. all we needed was some popcorn! Read about what some of us think of our maths learning at the moment. We have Maryam saying  “I love it! I can actually feel my brain stretching when I’m problem solving!!” Hashir says “ Maths in Year 4 and in this school is so much fun!”

In English we are studying ‘The Wind in the Willows’ by Kenneth Grahame. We have been focusing on writing a narrative focusing on, up levelling our dilemma and resolution. We have thoroughly enjoyed writing about Mole’s first encounter of a river. You must pause and read some of our superb writing. We also have done some amazing writing about Mole getting lost in the Wild Woods. Using our suspense toolkit really helped us with this. We have been promised the movie at the end of term!

In our science and topic we have been learning about Rivers and the Water cycle. We have researched and named rivers in England as well as the world. We have also been learning about sound and investigated which materials are the most soundproof.

We have loved learning about the pop artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Pear class really popped the colour! It is not all over yet ….guess what’s coming…WILDCHILD RESIDENTIAL TRIP!!!!                                                                                                                                                                                     

Spring Learning

Literary devices awakening in Pear Class's suspense writing! So so proud! This was just the first draft!

Loving Our Learning!

Two weeks into term two and we're loving it! We've written amazing dilemmas for stories using our 'suspense' toolkit. Mastered, fabulous fractions making human number lines, learnt about British farming and baked beautiful fairy cakes in MasterChef Riverside! We love a competition! The heat was truly on!! Science, we've had ice melting competitions, investigated what happens when bicarb and vinegar are mixed in a bottle with a balloon on top! Awesome results! Performed a rap to the whole school, dressed down in PJ's for 'World Book Day' participated in live story telling, entered writing competitions, and just relaxed (with a bit of chocolate) and listened to our class book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!' So much more...but we'll save it for next time! Look out for pics of our trip to Ufton Court next week....enjoy our pics  look at our faces and ask yourself 'am I loving learning like Pear Class?!!'

Anglo-Saxons at Ufton Court! What an Experience!

Pear's Picasso Portraits - Splendid!