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Friday 20th September

Dear Parents,

Welcome to a new school year.  We welcome Oliver to our class.  All the children have made a fantastic start to the year.  I have really been impressed with their diary writing and they produced a wonderful recount of their summer holidays.  The children are loving our main text.  In maths we are just finishing place value and will be starting addition and subtraction next week.  All the children did amazingly well in our end of unit test.  Some have fallen back with their times tables which is not a surprise, so I would encourage some extra practice at home.  Well done to Aneira, Eloise, Izzy and James who the children voted as deserving star of the week awards.  Well done to all the children who have received merits or my special awards.  It is great to see Year 5 leading the way with numbers at our sports.  It has inspired me to start running again.

Best wishes

Mr Jervis

Dear Parents,

Welcome back! The children are really enjoying our work on the Lion King.  They have been writing some amazing descriptive pieces.  It is great to see so many children participating in our sports clubs and I can only apologise for the muddy clothing after yesterdays running club.  It was good fun though.  Ours stars of the week for week 1, voted for by the children, were Aneira and Evelyn.  James, Bailey and Bella also received a special class award.  I am really impressed with the degree of independence being shown by the children so quickly after a two week break.  Some parents asked for information on how we complete multiplication and division sums.  I hope the information sheet I sent home was of benefit.

Best wishes

Mr Jervis  

1st February 2019

Dear Parents,

We have now finished our maths units on multiplication and division and this week the children were introduced to learning about area.  I'd like to thank you for encouraging the children with their homework.  They all achieved wonderful results in our end of unit maths test and have been tackling some very challenging extensions. In English we have been story - mapping and using drama to rehearse the story of the Lion King.  The children will be planning and  writing their own versions of the story next week.  Our class stars of the week in Week 2 were Evie and Izzy.  In Week 3 Sophia and Ava were successful.  Many other children have received special awards from me for hard work, effort or successfully demonstrating one of our four values.  We have been practising our times tables twice weekly in school.  A few children would benefit from some additional work at home.  

Best wishes

Mr Jervis

16th February 2019

Dear Parents,

Firstly I would like to thank you for encouraging the children to read at home and the quality of many of their maths homework.  I don't set formal homework in the holidays but please ask the children to continue to read regularly.  Please also accept my thanks for all the cards and presents on my birthday.  The children have been working hard with developing their knowledge of fractions.  We have covered equivalent fractions and adding two and three fractions this week.  The children have also found missing fractions on a number line.  In English this week our main focus has been on spelling, punctuation and grammar as well as a reading comprehension.  All children are progressing at a good rate.  Last week Orla and Eloise were voted by the children as our stars of the week and several other children have obtained special teacher awards.  I wish you all a fantastic half - term break.

Best wishes

Mr Jervis  

8th March 2019

Dear Parents,

I can't believe how quickly the weeks are going.  We finished fractions this week and every child did amazingly well on their end of unit test.  Also, our times tables test saw some fantastic scores.  All children have improved by at least 25% since the start of the year.  The children have enjoyed our work on Fantastic Mr Fox which I have to say is in my top three Roald Dahl books.  We will continue reading this next week as well as reading one of his revolting rhymes each day.  Last week we have also looked at different forms of advertising and the children produced an advert for a holiday brochure persuading people to visit Africa.  Some great emotive language was used.  During the last two weeks, Aneira, Isabelle, Lydia and Erin have been voted as our stars of the week.  Congratulations to those children and the others who have received a special award from me.  I am just grateful that I was not the teacher who had to endure the sludge challenge this week!

Have a great weekend.

Best wishes

Mr Jervis

22nd March 2019

Dear Parents,

In maths we have started work on decimals and the children have been finding the link between fractions and decimals.  This is a long unit and one of the most complex of the year to date but the children have started very well!  In English we have continued with the theme of letter writing and the children had to write to a judge arguing that Scar should found innocent for the crime of killing Mufassa.  They had to come up with their ideas as to why there was conflict between the two brothers. I was very impressed with their writing and I hope you will be at the forthcoming parents evening.  I have to mention X - country, (As so many of them take part) in a six week period many have managed to improve their 900 metres time by around 30 seconds and several are now able to run the full distance. In the last two weeks the children have voted for Evelyn, Bella, Ava and Eloise as the stars of the week.

Best wishes

Mr Jervis 

Friday 5th April

Dear Parents,

This has been another busy couple of weeks.  In English we have finished our poetry work and the children had fun writing Haiku and Acrostic poems as well as some riddles. Maths has been a week of revision and a test.  Many of the children have taken part in netball, football tournaments, tag rugby and cross country and really tried hard.  The majority of the children have improved by over a minute in running 900 metres over a ten week period.  All the children have worked extremely hard this term and deserve a rest.  The only homework I would ask is regular reading.  I hope you all have a wonderful break with your families.

Best wishes

Mr Jervis

Thursday 4th May

Dear Parents,

Another busy start to the term.  The children have settled down to work quickly  producing some lovely written work.  In maths we are finishing our work on decimals and will be starting a new unit on money on Tuesday.  Next week in English we will be writing and performing a play - script.  It is wonderful to see so many children signing up for clubs and representing the school in the recent inter - schools cross - country.  Well done to Aneira and Daniel who were voted as the stars of the term for the spring term.  Also to Orla and James who were our weekly winners last week.

Best wishes

Mr Jervis

Thursday 23rd May

Dear Parents,

Another term nearly completed.  The children have been writing a fantasy portal story being transported into another world.  I wish I could have used language like them when I was eight or nine years old! It is quite remarkable.  In Maths we have been looking at money and had a brief look at time.  The children have made great progress in the last year.  We had a lovely football session on Tuesday and I think I'm right in saying that every girl in the class took part.  There will be more girls football after half term.  Like the children, I am looking forward to our sleep over adventure, and I hope it will mean that the children leave year 4 with positive memories.

Best wishes and have a great half term.

Mr Jervis

Dear Parents,

Holidays always seem to go quickly! The children have made a great start to the final term of the year and their last in Year 4.  They have produced some amazing times tables work this week.  Since September, many children have doubled their scores and this week for the first time this year, we had a 100% score from a child! The class had a lovely athletics session this week trying their hand at five different events.  In Maths we have started a unit on statistics. The main difference to Year 3 is the introduction of line graphs.  In English we will be writing an historical narrative linked to our context of the Normans.  Please could you ensure that children are reading at least FOUR times a week and writing a paragraph about the book as a mini review.

Best wishes

Mr Jervis

Thursday 11th July

Well we've had a very hectic couple of weeks, the highlight of which was our sleepover.  The children enjoyed a lovely meal, had fun on the field, watched a movie and then suffered my hot chocolate and a home made cookie.  It was the best night sleep I've ever had on either a residential trip or a class sleep over!  Then it was chocolate croissants for breakfast.

Last week Aneira and Harry M were voted the class star of the weeks and Bella, Izzy and James received a special award from me.  For our last week of term we will be writing some poetry and undertaking some revision in maths.  

I can't believe another year has nearly passed and I am absolutely delighted with the children's attitude and progress.

Thank you for your support this year!

Best wishes

Mr Jervis

 

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