Saturday, 27 September 2014

Why would a Mezuzah hang slightly to the left on a door frame?

This week we will be making our own Mezuzot in class.  We will have a quiet time to reflect and write a simple family prayer.

Jewish People traditionally have many sacred items in their homes - one such item is the Mezuzah (plural Mezuzot). The name ‘Mezuzah’ refers to a scroll of parchment that is kept inside a case on almost every doorway in a Jewish home. The scroll contains a prayer comprised of verses from the Torah – a sacred Jewish text, written in Hebrew. The case that holds the scroll is often highly decorated with religious symbols.

It is usually affixed at least two thirds up on the door frame.

This week's challenge is to learn the French colours...

Friday, 26 September 2014

Year Four Maths Home Work Week 5

How many addition sums can you make and solve from these six numbers.

24 65 128 111 34 82

Make sure you use the method we have been learning in class, partition first and then add.


Willy Wonka

Isla Amazing Invention

Look what Isla invented for her Homework this week, hmmmmmmm!

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Multiplying by 3

Today Mrs Heenan's and Mrs Brown's maths groups looked at the three times table. Have a look at this video, it will help your learning. We will look at it again next week!

Check out this video on YouTube:

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Another thought....

What do you think about this? Remember to have a go, do not give up!   Discuss it with someone...

What makes someone ready to learn?

BBC - Learning Zone Class Clips - Celebrating Shabbat at the Synagogue - Religious Education Video

We watched this clip today, and discussed with our partners the special relationship Jewish people have with God.

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Our class rules on a scroll

Today we were making a scroll, with all our class rules. We had discussed and watched a clip about how the Torah is extremely important to Jewish people. It contains the principles and rules by which Jewish people live their lives.

How is Christianity different from Judaism?

We discussed today how Judaism differed from Christianity. Daniel said that we both believe in God, so how is it different? 

Christianity came to regard Jesus as in some sense God's presence in human form. This was unacceptable to most Jews.

Judaism is defined by a covenant made between God and the Jewish people. Part of this covenant is the Law, a set of religious and ethical rules and principles. Most Christians came to believe that this was replaced by Jesus' teaching.

Changing State

Have fun testing yourself on the science we have been doing at school.

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Descriptive writing

We used descriptive language to describe eating our favourite sweets.

Jude has used some excellent description, well done!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Saturday, 20 September 2014


I am going shopping today. The problem is that it is all written in French. Can you help me work out what I need to get?

Le pain
Les bonbons
Une pomme
Un concombre
Le gateau
Le jus
Le glacé

Write your answers below under 'comments'.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Thursday, 18 September 2014


Can anyone draw this star with a ruler?

What 5 rules would you make if you were in the desert for 3 months, with 100 people?

We have been thinking about rules, and why we need them. Moses gave the Jewish people 10 commandments from God. We shared our thoughts about which ones would be the hardest to keep! Great discussion and thinking Oak class.


We were learning how to write in French today! We are also able to hold a simple conversation!

Writing sentences with homophones

We have been writing sentences using homophones. Mrs Heenan is being strict and making us think about where we start our letters (from the line).  Well done Jason!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Sorting 3d shapes

Seahorse maths group having been using different criteria to group 3d shapes. The next task Year 4 need to work on is the vocabulary of 3d shapes and 2d faces. Can anyone recommend a web link for this blog...?

A HOT shape challenge!

Nicolas chose the hardest shape challenge, and made a fantastic 8pointed star!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014