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4PB - Laurel

WELCOME TO 4PB!

friday 17th July

Good morning my lovelies for one last time! I don't know how it is even possible but here we are, our last day as 4PB. This has been the most bizzare year in the history of schooling but up until March, when we were all together, we were all making amazing progress together both as individuals and as a class. I wish you the most amazing summer break with your loved ones and friends, it is very much needed and I hope that you might still get the chance to go away or have some nice days out like a normal summer.

I know that you will all be amazing in Year 5 and beyond, you will certainly enjoy being with Miss McConnel again that's for sure. Please do come down to Year 3 and say hello - when we are allowed to move around freely again - and remember, whatever life throws at you, I am here for you and will always believe in what each and everyone of you is capable of.

Your potential to shape the world is enormous, try to embrace every single challenge that you come up against.

Signing out for the summer.

Mr B 

thursday 16th July

Good morning all. Not long now! Two more days to push through and complete the home learning and then you are free! You'll have to spare a thought for me and the other teachers on Monday, as we will be in for inset! I am very much looking forward to hearing from you in these last couple of days and seeing your highlights of this year in your tapestry of learning too.

Finally, some reading updates! A massive well done to Melody who has become a triple millionaire!! An absolutely incredible achievement and she is now the highest reader in terms of word count in the whole of Year 4! Well done Melody!

The other update is that we are now up to second place amongst all of the Year 4 classes for total word count! I can't believe we have managed this given that we were rock bottom at Christmas and miles behind the other classes. You all bought into improving this and every single one of you increased your word count by a huge amount. A real class achievement, very well done 4PB, you have made me a very proud teacher indeed.

Have a brilliant day.

Mr B

 

  

wednesday 15th July

Good morning everyone. I hope that you have had a good week so far? We are certainly trying to enjoy our last week here at school in my bubble. Make sure you try and cover the PSHE learning which has some top tips on how to stay safe over the summer break. I think you will enjoy the computing this week too!

Have a great day.

Mr B 

tuesday 14th July

Good morning my lovelies. As we approach the end of our time together, it is nice that in English this week we are considering our favourite moments of this school year. I would love to know what your highlights have been in this strange but enjoyable time together. Please remember to drop me an email before the end of the week, even if it is just to say hello.

Have a great day.

Mr B 

Monday 13th July

Good morning 4PB. Here we are, into our final week together. It is always an odd time of the year, a mixture of excitement for the holidays and some feelings of sadness because of saying goodbye to my current class. This year this will be harder still as we are not together properly, so please do send me an email even if it is just to say hello before the end of this week.

Have a brilliant final week. Missing you all.

Mr B 

friday 10th July

Good morning everyone and happy Friday. I am looking forward to seeing your poetry that you are producing this week, my bubble here at school have very much enjoyed trying to personify classroom objects! I also hope that you are remaining active and getting in as much fresh air and exercise as you can too. The weather looks much better for today and the weekend so get out in those gardens or local outdoor spaces! 

Have a lovely day and weekend.

Mr B 

thursday 9th July

Good morning my lovelies. I hope that you enjoyed our virtual transition day, watching the video from Miss McConnell and making her a postcard to explain to her all about your likes and interests. I know it is a little bizarre doing this from home rather than in school but then this whole last 3-4 months has been bizarre! Please do email me any postcodes that you have made and I will ensure they get to Miss McConnell.

Have a wonderful day.

Mr B 

wednesday 8th July

Good morning everyone. I hope that you have seen the communication that has been sent via schools buddy and the social media channels, relating to which teacher you will have in Year 5. I am delighted to confirm that you will have Miss McConnell teach you when you come back in September. I know that you loved having her teach you this year when she was with us in 4PB on her placement. There is a video from Miss McConnell for you to watch on the 2020-21 class page and also a postcard for you to produce for her on the daily learning for today.  We also have the final chapter below from Wyatt for you to enjoy, thanks ever so much for sending these to us Wyatt.

Have a marvellous day.

Mr B 

 

 

Tuesday 7th July

Good morning 4PB. I hope my message finds you well and that you enjoyed your learning yesterday. Some good news today to share with you all is that Wyatt has become a double millionaire, a fantastic achievement Wyatt, very well done. The 25th and penultimate chapter from his reading of the Magic Faraway Tree is below for you all to enjoy.

Have a wonderful day.

Mr B 

 

 

  

monday 6th July

Good morning class and welcome to another week. Thanks for your continued efforts last week, I know that we are going to finish these last two weeks together strongly with your continued hard work and enthusiasm for your home learning. Please do make sure that you stay in touch regularly with what you are doing in terms of both work and socially too. I must apologise to Wyatt that I misunderstood a previous email and there are actually three more chapters of him reading the Magic Faraway Tree to finish. I now have these so will add them each day, as I did before. Here is chapter 24. Thanks Wyatt and enjoy 4PB.

Have a smashing day.

Mr B

 

 

friday 3rd July

Good morning my lovelies and happy Friday! Another very productive and successful week is over in a flash! There has been a lot of quality work being completed and sent to me, please don't forget to send me your final speeches today once you have completed them as I am very much looking forward to reading them.

Have a fab day and weekend.

Mr B 

thursday 2nd July

Good morning class. I hope that you are all having a good week. In my bubble this week we have been completing all of the same work that you have from home and we have also been having lots of fun with our learning too. We have been using videos to break up our days a little and they have included BBC supermovers to help us learn out tables, Jump start Johnny to help us remain active on rainy days and even some blue planet to help us understand how detrimental plastic pollution is to our planet. This will help us to write our persuasive speeches later today. Videos can be a great way to help the learning stick in our memories and also give us a much needed break from writing too much in our books at times! If you are using videos yourself, please let me know, if not, why not try them today?

Have a smashing Thursday.

Mr B  

wednesday 1st July

Good morning everyone, so here we are into the month of July. Rather scarily this is our last month together in 4PB before the summer holidays and then you move up to Year 5! These last few months have certainly been unusual but you continue to make me feel a very proud teacher with your dedication and hard work from home. Please ensure that you do keep sending me work through as well as any news or updates that you might have.

Wishing you a fab day.

Mr B  

tuesday 30th June

Good morning 4PB. It is really pleasing to see how much you enjoyed writing the biography about Sir David Attenborough last week. There was some excellent work produced and your passion for wildlife and his work really shone through. I know that you will be just as motivated this week to do the persuasive speech about reducing our plastic waste and I am looking forward to seeing what you produce. 

Have a great day.

Mr B  

monday 29th June

Good morning my lovelies and welcome to another week. I hope that you had a lovely weekend, please do let me know what you got up to. I managed to go on a nice family walk with my beagle Bonnie around Sullington Woods near Storrington yesterday, if you haven't been, I would recommend it. It has a nice mix of forests and open space to charge around in, Eddy enjoyed riding his balance bike and playing football whilst we were there. There are lots of nice activities for you to sink your teeth into today, including some history and art which I think you will enjoy.

I hope that you have a wonderful day and I look forward to seeing the work that you produce.

Mr B 

friday 26th June

Good morning everyone. Another week has raced by here in school and I hope that you are all doing well at home still. Do make sure that you are wearing hats and sunscreen if you are enjoying time outside in this weather. We have been utilising the shade here as best we can during PE and breaktime. Don't forget to send me through your work as normal.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mr B  

thursDAY 25th June

Good morning class. I hope that you are coping well in this heat, it is certainly not easy being in the classroom at the moment! I'm sure some of you have been enjoying some time at the beach as well in the evenings after your home learning or perhaps even an ice cream? Do let me know, you know I enjoying hearing about what you have been up to as well as seeing the fabulous work that you continue to produce. Below is the final chapter of Wyatt reading the Magic faraway tree for you to enjoy.

Have a marvellous day.

Mr B

 

 

wednesDAY 24th June

Good morning 4PB. I hope that my message finds you well this morning. I am in a great mood this morning for two reasons. Firstly, Tommy slept very well, so I feel refreshed and ready to face the day. Secondly, I am super happy after Tottenham's win last night and I can't wait to mention it to my West Ham supporting colleague Mr Light at lunchtime! :) I have included chapter 22 below from Wyatt for you to enjoy. 

Have a wonderful day.

Mr B 

 

 

tuesDAY 23rd June

Good morning my lovelies. I hope that you enjoyed the learning yesterday. My bubble especially enjoyed creating a creature during the Miro art work session. Today looks set to be another beautiful day so make sure that you get outside and enjoy the PE. Just make sure that you are protecting yourself from the sun too as the temperatures look set to get even hotter as the week progresses. Below is chapter 21 from Wyatt for you to enjoy. 

Wishing you a brilliant day.

Mr B 

 

 

monDAY 22nd June

Good morning my wonderful class and welcome to a brand new week. I hope you all had a fab weekend, do let me know if you got up to anything exciting. I had a nice weekend of training on my bike, family walks with my dog Bonnie and a socially distanced bbq in the garden for fathers day Sunday. Below is chapter 20 from Wyatt.

Have a marvellous day.

Mr B

 

 

 

 

friDAY 19th June

Good morning everyone. Another week has flown by and it has been lovely to hear from so many of you offering your congratulations for Tommy's arrival and of course your fantastic work too. Below is the latest instalment of Wyatt's reading of the Magic far away tree. We are up to chapter 19 now, albeit with a short break whilst I was off. I hope you enjoy.

Have a fab weekend.

Mr B 

 

 

thursDAY 18th June

Good morning my lovelies. I hope that you are all doing well and enjoying the nice weather that we have been having again this week, even if it is a little bit greyer today. Please do keep sending me your work and emailing me to say hello. I really do look forward to hearing from you all and seeing how you are getting on. You are making me a very proud teacher with the work that you continue to produce from home.

Have a wonderful day.

Mr B   

tuesDAY 16th June

Good morning 4PB. I hope that my message finds you well and that you all had a fantastic half term. Sorry that I have not been in touch with you during the last two weeks but you might have seen from Ms Monger's message below that I was on paternity leave. I am very pleased to introduce you to my son, Tommy who was born on 1/6 weighing a healthy 9.3!

Here he is!

Tommy and his big brother Eddy are both doing very well and I very much enjoyed this time at home with my family. I am however back in school now as the number of children coming in each day has increased. I will still update this page and add your work to the relevant pages so do keep sending it to me but it won't be able to do this as often as when I was working from home.

If you have any queries, I can still answer these but if you have anything urgent about the work you are doing that day, you would be better of contacting the YR 4  support email for a quicker response. 

y4support@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk

I hope you all have a fabulous day.

Mr B. 

MONDAY 8th June

Hello all,

 

Very exciting news! I am sorry Mr Barnard has been unable to update the class pages but he has been a bit busy with his new baby, Thomas(Tommy) Barnard, who was born on the 1st of June and is a baby brother to Eddie.  Mr Barnard is just taking a couple of weeks to settle the little lad in and will be back with you on Monday, 15th June when he will tell you all about it and whether he has managed to get any sleep. I am sure you will all want to join us in sending him our very best wishes at this wonderful time.

 

Miss Monger

Year 4 Lead

friday 22nd May

Good morning 4PB. Unbelievably, it's the final day of this half term already! It has gone in the blink of an eye! I have added chapter 18 from Wyatt below for you all to enjoy as usual. I really hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing week off. Speak to you after the break!  

Mr B

 

 

thursday 21st May

Good morning my lovelies and welcome to Thursday. It has been lovely to see some pics of children this week clearly enjoying their learning and using outdoor work stations to enjoy the weather too. You continue to impress me with your commitment to your learning from home and if anything, I think the work that I am being sent is improving! These are displayed on the relevant pages on the right hand side as usual and I have included chapter 17 from Wyatt below like normal as well. Have a wonderful day everyone, I look forward to hearing from you later.

Mr B 

 

 

  

wednesday 20th May

Hello 4PB. It looks set to be another glorious, sunny day. I can see that you certainly have been reading lots, our word count is continuing to rise well and people are generally remembering to take quizes. This reminds me of some excellent news to share with you all, Melody has become a double millionaire!!!! A fantastic achievement which she is rightly very proud of. There is of course a lot of excellent work being done in different subjects too and I look forward to seeing what you send my way later today. I have enjoyed the history, art and science that has been sent to me already this week, some of you have been able to get very creative which is brilliant to see! We are now onto chapter 16 from Wyatt which you can find below my message. I hope that you enjoy it and I wish you all a fantastic day.

Mr B

 

 

 

tuesday 19th May

Good morning my wonderful class. It's Tuesday so that means top tens will be available later on this morning. I am loving seeing all of your wonderful work as ever, I know I have said it before but it really does brighten up my day seeing pictures of you doing the work and enjoying your learning so please do keep them coming through. If you are in the photo, you are even more likely to make it on to the class page! Below is chapter 15 from Wyatt for your enjoyment. He is doing a great job and is nearing in on the end of the book now.

Have a wonderful day.

Mr B.

 

 

 

monday 18th May

Hello everyone and welcome to a brand new week. I hope that you all had a fab weekend and managed to enjoy some sunshine, perhaps you had a trip to the beach or a local park as we are allowed to again. Please do let me know what you have been up to along with sending me all of your fantastic work of course. I think the sunshine is set to continue this week so plenty of chances for you to enjoy reading or doing some work outside I hope. Below is chapter 14 of the Magic Faraway Tree, beautifully read by Wyatt.

I hope you have a fantastic day.

Mr B 

 

 

friday 15th May

I can not believe that just like that, it is Friday again! I think we are in for a sunny morning so that always helps lift the spirits. I have received a lot more fantastic work in the last few days, I know that lots of you have enjoyed the learning this week from all of the fantastic photos and videos that I have been sent through. Please do keep them coming, they are fantastic to see and I am adding as many as I can to the different subject pages on the right hand side. Below is chapter 13 from Wyatt for you all to enjoy.

Have a fab, fun Friday!

Mr B

 

 

  

thursday 14th May

Happy Thursday everyone. It was lovely to see a few of you dressing up for National Numeracy Day yesterday. I know that lots of you have had a phone call from Mrs Dale as well which is great, she has enjoyed speaking to many of you already and if you haven't had a call yet, you will be getting one in the coming days. As is now tradition, the next chapter from Wyatt is below for you to watch. So all that's left for me to say is, have a magnificent day and I know that you will continue to make me proud with all of your hard work.

Mr B

 

 

 

Wednesday 13th May

Good morning everyone. I hope that you all managed to enjoy some of the lovely sunshine yesterday, don't forget that this is a great way to take a break or to read your book and escape the house for a little while if you do have some outdoor space to enjoy. I have now finished reading about Alfred the Great and have enjoyed learning more about the Anglo-Saxon King just as much as I enjoyed doing so with you and Miss McConnell in this classroom. I think my next book will probably be a sporting autobiography but I am not sure which yet. I am also enjoying reading Oi! Goat with my son Eddy who thought it was hilarious that parrots were sat on carrots rather than eating them! Do let me know what you are reading and send me photos of you reading in unusual places or outside, I really do love to see them. On the reading theme, below is Chapter 11 from Wyatt of his reading of the Magic Faraway Tree. I hope you enjoy it. Also, don't forget that it is National Numeracy Day today, send me any pics of you doing maths or dressed as a number! Mine is below as well!

Have a splendid day.

Mr B 

 

 

 

 

tuesday 12th May

Good morning my lovelies and welcome to Tuesday. As it is Tuesday, Top Tens will be available at some point this morning for you all to see, don't forget to take those AR quizzes when you have finished your reading book. I am pleased to see that so many of you have enjoyed the art and history yesterday, I have been sent through some excellent photos which I will add to the relevant pages on the right hand side as normal, So all that's left is for me to do, is to point you towards Chapter 9 and 10 from Wyatt below and to wish you a fantastic day.

Mr B

 

 

 

monday 11th May

Good morning everyone, I hope that you all had a brilliant long weekend. Please do let me know if you did anything to mark VE day, it was a beautiful sunny day. Here we are heading into another week of home learning and you continue to impress me so much with how you are completing the daily learning so well, I can't wait to see what you send me next! Chapter 8 from Wyatt is below, I hope you enjoy it.

Have a marvellous day everyone.

Mr B

 

 

 

thursday 7th May

Good morning everyone. A little bit unusual that this is the last day of our school week and it's only Thursday! I hope that the sunshine we saw yesterday sticks around, it was a beautiful day and it was nice to see some of you able to enjoy it around your daily learning. I have added chapter 7 from Wyatt below for you to enjoy and lots of work has been added to the relevant pages on the right hand side too. 

Wishing you all a fantastic day and I hope that you enjoy a well earned three day weekend!

Mr B

 

 

wednesday 6th May

Good morning my lovelies and happy Wednesday. I think we are in for a sunny day today, as you will know by now, that makes me a happy bunny! Chapter 6 of Wyatt reading the Magic faraway tree is below. He has been very busy reading and recording the next few chapters for you all to enjoy. I have heard that a few of you have emailed each other to say hello and check how a friend is. Lots of you have also been emailing me with your work instead of your parents which is great as well. It is lovely to hear from you all. 

Have a smashing day

Mr B   

 

 

tuesday 5th May

Hello everyone and welcome to Tuesday. As is always the case, the Top Tens will be available on the right hand side shortly. I am also pleased to share the next instalment of Wyatt reading The Magic faraway tree. We are up to chapter 5 now and I hope that you are enjoying them as much as I am. Remember that you can always send me pictures or videos of you enjoying time in the garden or doing other fun activities, it doesn't just have to be work related!

Have a wonderful day class.

Mr B

 

 

 

monday 4th May

Good morning my wonderful class, I hope that you all had a great weekend. At the start of every week, I think you guys can't possibly produce and send me better work than the week before and every week, I am wrong! I am therefore very much looking forward to seeing what this week brings. I know that the Year 4 teachers have created some fun activities for you to have a go at, so please keep sending me the emails of how you are getting on with your favourite activities or those that you are most proud of. Below is chapter 4 of the Magic faraway tree from Wyatt for you all to enjoy.

Have a great day

Mr B 

 

 

friday 1st May

Hello 4PB! I can't believe it's Friday again already! It has been another fantastic week of home learning, thank you for keeping my spirits high with the brilliant work that you have been sending through to me. I am so proud of the effort you are putting in and how well you are managing to produce such quality work from home. We also have the next instalment of Wyatt reading chapter 3 of the Magic faraway tree for you to enjoy below. So the only other thing for me to do is, wish you a fantastic day and weekend.

Mr B

 

 

 

thursday 30th APRIL

Good morning my lovelies. Thanks ever so much for continuing to make my day by sending through the pictures of your work and other things that you are doing. Whether this is arts and crafts or baking, it is great to see you being productive and enjoying both your learning and other activities that you are doing with your parents and siblings. It is also nice to see a few of you starting to send your work through to me using your school email accounts too. As ever I have added some of the work to the relevant subject pages on the right hand side.

Wishing you a fab day as ever.

Mr B

Wednesday 29th APRIL

Good morning class. I hope that you had a good day yesterday, it certainly seems that way from the work that you have sent me and the phone calls that I have been having with you too. It has been fantastic to be able to speak with so many of you this last week, although I do miss seeing you each day! I have some really good news to share with you all, that is that our class word count is now over 10 million words! This is an absolutely fantastic achievement and one that I am really proud of you for reaching. A real team effort and you will remember that we were only just over the 3 million mark by Christmas! A truly remarkable turnaround in that time. I know that some of you might be getting a bit low on books to read but you can also use audio books for quizzes too, these are available to borrow from the West Sussex library website during this time of home learning. Below is the second chapter of The magic faraway tree from Wyatt for you all to enjoy.

Have a great day.

Mr B

 

 

 

Tuesday 28th APRIL

Good morning team, happy Tuesday to you all. We have been so spoilt by the excellent weather of late, it had to end at some point I suppose! Still I have just the remedy to brighten up a dreary old, wet day, top 10's will be available this morning on the page on the right hand side. In addition to this, there is some excellent work being added today too. I have really enjoyed your Anglo-Saxon history that you have been sending me and there is a marvellous bit of art from River as well. The final things that I wanted to share was from Wyatt. He has been reading aloud and recording The magic faraway tree. Here is the first chapter and I am going to add the 2nd chapter tomorrow for you all to enjoy! Great work Wyatt, I'm looking forward to hearing the next instalment! 

 

 

 

 

monday 27th APRIL

Good morning 4PB and welcome to another week. I hope that you had a lovely weekend and got the chance to enjoy the continued good weather. Please do let me know what you have been doing using your own email account, I would love to know if you went for a nice walk, helped your parents in the garden, baked a cake or something completely different. I spent lots of time in the garden myself, mowing the lawn and digging over our small vegetable patch so that we can grow some more this year. My son Eddy was able to help me with this too with his own garden toys!

I really enjoyed being able to speak to so many of you on the phone last week and to hear how you are getting on with the home learning. For those that I didn't get the chance to speak to, I will try to call again this week. 

Here's to another great week.

Mr B

friday 23rd APRIL

Good morning everyone, it was really lovely that I got to speak with some of you yesterday and hear your voices again! I will be trying to contact anyone that I haven't managed to speak to yet, later today and into next week too. You are really embracing the home learning and I continue to be sent a lot of high quality work each day which is fantastic to see. I have really enjoyed seeing you doing the science experiment, it looked like great fun!

Have another wonderful day and enjoy your weekend.

Mr B

thursday 23rd APRIL

Good morning class. You continue to impress me with the work that you are sending through to me each day. I have really enjoyed the origami pictures from the DT work, you are such a creative bunch! It is also nice to see you enjoying other subjects such as geography, history and computing in addition to the maths and English tasks that you are doing so well with each day. As ever, pictures of you work are being added to the subject pages on the right hand side. It is also great to see you doing PE or helping parents with tasks in the garden or around the house in this continued sunny weather. 

Wishing you another fab day.

Mr B 

wednesday 22nd APRIL

Good morning 4PB on another sunny Wednesday. I hope that you are finding your feet again and getting back into the flow of home learning. I am seeing some brilliant pieces of work coming in so it looks like you are doing great and I will add some examples of these to the pages on the right hand side like normal. I would love to know what books you are reading. I am currently reading a book all about Alfred the Great, who of course we learnt about together with Miss McConnel in the Spring term. Wishing you another fantastic and productive day.

Mr B

tuesday 21st APRIL

Good morning my lovelies. Thanks to those of you that sent through pictures of your work on Monday. A brilliant start to the new term and many of these have made it onto the different subject pages as normal. The top 10s have been updated for the final week of the Spring term and the Easter holidays so you can see these on the top 10s page as well. Don't forget that you can do AR quizzes at home during this home learning time so make sure that when you complete a book, you remember to take the quiz as well. We are so very close to catching both 4JH and 4SU with our word count now, a few more quizzes could just do the trick!

Keep up great work.

Mr B  

WELCOME BACK - monday 20TH APRIL 

Morning children!  I hope you have all had a fantastic couple of weeks off.  The weather has been lovely, hopefully you've managed to enjoy it still, although I know things are different at the moment.  I'd love to hear from you.  The home learning starts again today and just to remind you, I'll be choosing approximately 5 photos per day and uploading these straight to the relevant subject pages so please keep sending me in your fantastic work. You all have new AR targets set for the new term as well and I will be updating top 10s as normal tomorrow.  Let me know if you need your tables changed on TT.  Stay safe and have a great day!

Mr B

Friday 3rd april

Bonjour ma classe. It does not seem possible that this is the last day of the Spring term already! It will seem strange that we are not all together in the classroom today to enjoy this final day but you continue to impress me with your work rate and attitude towards this strange situation. I am so proud of each and every one of you every time I get sent an email of the work that you are managing to do from home. I am also still enjoying the photos of you in your gardens or reading in unusual places too! 

Melody and River have sent me a video of some really cool things that they have been up to as well, I am hoping that these will be appearing on Chesswood TV soon. More on this to follow when I know more myself!

I hope you have a fantastic final day today, keep up the hard work and then you can enjoy a very well deserved two weeks off. Make sure you rest, recharge, enjoy the improving weather, excercise and enjoy the outside spaces as much as we are allowed to at the moment, even if this is mostly in gardens or courtyards.

Mr B. 

thursday 2nd april

Good morning my lovelies and a very happy Thursday to you all. Thanks ever so much for the wonderful photos and work that you are continuing to send through to me, as always these can be found on the right hand pages under the different subject areas. I particularly enjoy seeing you doing your work or reading in different places around your house or garden. I would also like to see photos or videos of you doing different subjects such as PE or Music perhaps.

 

Here is Fern doing IXL in the sunshine and River getting lost in a book! Don't forget that you can now do quizzes from home when you finish your book!

Keep up the great work team, have a wonderful day.

Mr B.

wednesday 1st april

Hello everyone and welcome to April!

Make sure that any housepoints you receive from now on go under the new months heading in your home learning book. I will be adding your best examples of work to the different subject headings on the right hand side throughout today. Keep sending them through to me by email.

I also love seeing you enjoying time in the sunshine in the garden too, these are really cheering me up, so keep those coming as well!

Have a brilliant day.

Mr B.      

tuesday 31st March

Good morning class! Thanks to everyone that has managed to send through some home learning yesterday, it is great to see so many of you producing such good quality work. Some of this will be loaded to the subject pages on the right hand side so do take a look to see what others are up to as well. 

As it it Tuesday, I will also be adding the top tens to the page (see the on the right handside) as well. Remember to record your housepoints in your home learning book if you appear on a leaderboard for last week!

Have a fab day.

Mr B.

Monday 30th March

Good morning 4PB and I hope that you have had a wonderful weekend, enjoying the sunshine before the sleet and hail came down! After an excellent first full week of home learning, I can't wait to see what you can produce this week!

A slight change in how the page will look from now on, you will still see a daily message from me here, in addition to this you'll also see any work that is saved to the site (which from today) will be relocated by subject (just follow the tabs on the right of the page).

Have a great day.

Mr B. 

Friday 27th March

Hello again my wonderful class, I can't believe it's Friday again already!

I hope that you are all doing well, it has been incredible to see so much work being sent through as well as the odd picture of you enjoying the sunshine too. Remember to take the odd break and mentally refresh so that when you are doing your work, you can focus and produce the best quality that you can do.

Due to the amount of work that I have been sent, I can't add it all on every day so I will be choosing my favourite piece that you have sent me and uploading that. Pictures for yesterday are below. 

We also have a message below from Mrs Dale, she misses you as much as myself and Miss Clay do, have a great weekend everyone.

Mr. B 

MRS DALE

To Fabulous Laurel Class,

I hope you are all ok and enjoying your learning. 

It’s wonderful to see your excellent work on the class pages that you have sent in to share with everyone and of course to see our class word count getting even higher!

So keep going with lots of reading whenever you can to make Mr Barnard , Miss Clay and myself very proud of you all.

I am missing all your smiling faces,

Mrs Dale.

  

Here is Melody's home learning book cover with fantastic detail of the jungle vines theme that she was after! Next to this is Chloe's science and maths from yesterday, beautifullly presented Chloe well done.

   

Fern produced this wonderful cyclinder for art and Hayden has been busy creating adverts.

 A mix of Joseph's different pieces of work from yesterday.

 

Thursday 26th march

Good morning my lovely class. 

It looks like we are set for yet another sunny day today. I hope that you are remaining active during this time by doing the Joe Wicks PE videos or perhaps playing football or running around the garden to break up the hard work that you are putting in? I am still training hard on my bike either before or after school hours and the sunshine is certainly helping me do this!

I just want to say how amazing it is to receive so many emails of your wonderful work that you are doing, I had so many sent to me yesterday, a selection of which can be found below.

Have a great day and I look forward to hearing from you!

I have also been speaking with Miss Clay who has this message for you:

Miss clay  

Hey 4PB, I just want to let you know that I miss you and I hope that you are all well. Whether you are working hard from home or school, continue being the best you can be and hopefully we'll all be back at Chesswood as soon as possible. I'm working hard from home supporting some children with their learning and also looking at all of the wonderful work that you have been sending in too. Keep it up 4PB, you are doing great :) 

Some more excellent work below

 

Here is River's home learning station and Zak's home learning book design, 5hp to each of you and thanks for sharing.

Chloe's advert and her work on time.

 

Fern's spellings, guided reading and written methods.

 

Joseph's english and maths.

 

Wyatt's guided reading and his advert.

 

Emily and Zak using acrostic poems to practice their spellings.

  

Here is Melody's adverts and River's guided reading. 

 

Wednesday 25th march

Good morning my lovelies! Happy Wednesday!

The sun is looking like it is set to shine again today, I wonder if you could use your outside space to complete one of your daily learning activities today? I would still love to see some pictures of your work stations at home and don't forget to send me your front cover designs from your home learning books too.

Lots of you have been hard at work which is great to see, there are some pictures from yesterday added below. 

Well done to Joseph for passing a quiz on The Twits this week on AR, I am pleased that you have enjoyed reading the book that I chose for world book day! You can access AR now when learning from home so make sure that you are doing quizzes when you finish a book. Remember that you get 20hp if you score 80% or better! 

Have a great day

Mr B.

Fern has been very busy this last two days, completing all of her work. Keep it up Fern, 20hp!

 It is not just our home learners who are busy, Poppie has been mastering time at school well! Melody also completed the same task from home. Well done to both of you, 5hp!

  

Here is Joseph's history and his advert as well. Another good day Joseph, well done. 10hp

 

 

Tuesday 24th March

Good morning children! I hope that you are embracing the challenge of learning from your home rather than the classroom and that you are enjoying the challenges that we have set you to do. Please don't panic if you can't share your work until later on in the day, or even the day after - it's not a problem, I just want to see your hard work so that I can add it to this page like I have with Joseph's and Hayden's below. I'd also love some photos of your work station or of you reading your books in strange places around the home. 

As it is Tuesday, below are the top tens as normal, please note that this is for the last two weeks as we could not do last weeks together at school. As ever, if you appear on a top ten list you receive 5hps and if you are at the top of a list you get 10hp. Keep a tally of your housepoints on the inside cover of your home learning book.

We have some incredible news to celebrate too, Jacob has become our 4th class millionaire! Great work Jacob that is excellent news to start the day with, what an incredible achievement.

Have a great day everyone.

Mr B.

 

MONDAY 23RD MARCH

Good morning 4PB! 

It's Mr Barnard here and I hope that you had a lovely weekend in the sunshine and are excited to start your home learning today!  The Year 4 Team have spent a lot of time making activities for you to get involved in and I'd love to see photos/videos of you doing these and the work that you have done so far.  

I would love to see your learning space at home. Have you made yourself a daily timetable to help you organise your day? Have any of you put your school uniform on so that you feel like you are in our classroom!? 

Your first task is to get your learning book ready. You can decorate the cover today and send a photo in so that I can post them on our class page. When you are doing the work from the daily learning plan, PLEASE remember to write the date and underline it so we can see when the work was done. Just like at school, take care with your presentation as this is your new school book! Even though you don't have squared paper for maths in your book, you can use the lines to help you lay your work out neatly. Remember to use a 6 lines or more rule so you are using all the space carefully in your book.

I look forward to hearing from you all.  Remember to email me with any questions, updates, photos and videos and I will load as many as I can onto this page so we can all see what our class are doing. 

Don’t forget to keep track of your house points – maybe you could tally them up on the inside cover of your home learning book?

I hope that you have a super fun and productive school day, even if you don't get changed out of your PJs!

Bye for now! I miss you all. 

Mr B.

 

Well done to Joseph for getting his written methods, reading and spellings done today, 20hp!

Well done Hayden for his book design, 5hp!