St Martins Academy Chester

'An Outstanding School' – Ofsted June 2015   Read the report here

Our Journey

Reading 

In English, the children ‘published’ their diary entries before turning their hands to descriptive setting writing. They first analysed and identified all the key features of an excellent example text, before planning their own about some beautiful pictures found from within the book ‘The Journey’ which has been the children’s text this half term. The children took part in lots of discussion and vocabulary building, before drafting their own. They then edited and peer assessed each other’s work, focusing in particular on improving vocabulary, editing punctuations and checking spelling. A superb effort was given by all- well done everyone!

In maths, the children have revisited a number of concepts learnt over the year. The children kicked off the week by applying what they knew to find fractions of larger amounts. Such as ⅖ of 575. They then moved onto to multiplication missing number problems, learning key step-by-step strategies to solve them. The children finally looked at reading, interpreting and analysing line graphs. Similarly, the children learnt about reading axis and identifying scales. Eastgate were great at stepping up to the challenge and we are super proud of them all.

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As well as this, the children learnt all about the different food names in French with Miss Walker. They first practised saying the different food in french, with the correct pronunciation, before completing a matching game, which was a competition!

Eastgate had an amazing time at Awful Aunty, in New Brighton, on Wednesday. The children thoroughly enjoyed the performance - some even found it a little scary - and represented the school excellently. Lots of fun was had by us all.

Penultimately, we would also like to say a big thank you for the brilliant parents evening turn out. Not only this, but thank you for the continued support you show your children at home. Going that extra mile with them at home really does put them at a significant advantage within the classroom, and helps prepare them for their lifelong learning.

Finally, next week, in Eastgate, it is that time in the term again - assessment week. As already mentioned, these assessments are a celebration of what the children know and are used to demonstrate the depth of their learning. However, we do use them as part of our evidence when assessing the children’s attainment against the curriculum standards. Therefore, it is very important that the children take these assessments seriously. We consequently ask for your support in encouraging the children to be fully prepared for the busy week ahead by getting plenty of rest and eating a good breakfast!

Have a lovely weekend everyone,

The Year 4 Team.

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