St Martins Academy Chester

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The Borrowers.


What a busy week for Eastgate.

Firstly, we want to say a massive well done to all the children for putting in such a brilliant effort on our Football World Cup Games Day on Thursday. Throughout the morning, the children participated in four different workshops, which meant that by lunch time they had: designed a kit and flag for their country, learnt the language of their country and learnt an opening ceremony dance. In the afternoon, the children played a number of football fixtures, leading to a final between Belgium and France, where France came out victorious. Everybody else showed excellent sportsmanship and celebrated their achievement with them - well done everyone.

Aside from the football excitement, on the same day Eastgate were delighted to have watched the Queen and the Duchess of Sussex drive past our school on their way to their royal engagement at Storyhouse. All the children were waving so enthusiastically and had waves back from both royals - a moment they will remember for forever, as will we.

Fathers day

In their English work, this week, Eastgate have revisited fronted adverbials, and adverbial phrases, particularly focusing on how to punctuate them. They then learnt about the toolkit to create an excellent descriptive setting before writing their own, including the punctuated fronted adverbials - we were truly blown away by the high standard of writing!

In maths, the children secured their understanding of roman numerals, by practising reading and writing roman numerals to 1,000. They then went on to practise column subtraction, but where the larger number has multiple 0 digits, which makes the borrowing process trickier. They put a fantastic effort in and are a lot more confident with the method now.

With Mrs Wynne this week, the children designed their topic front covers whilst developing a maths skill - using a compass to draw circles. This was because the children designed clocks to represent our theme for this half term - 'time is an integral part of our lives'. As well as this in their RE work, the children have been learning about what makes a text sacred, and what items in the world are and are not sacred and why. Eastgate looked, in particular, about what is sacred within the christianity religion, and created a pic collage to show this.

Finally - SPOILER ALERT - towards the end of the week, the children made the most gorgeous fathers day gifts, and we are sure you are going to love opening them on Sunday!

Enjoy your weekend everyone,

The Year 4 Team.

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