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Who is enjoying our novel?

Hi everyone,

What do you think of The Indian in the Cupboard so far?

Who can find out more about the Iroquois tribe? Did you know that each longhouse was named after a bird or animal?

The native Americans have symbols and the turtles is the most important one because it represents strength and patience. Who can find out what other symbols there are? Maybe you could make up some of your own symbols and create an alphabet. Then you could have a secret code with your friends.

Wow Day!

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We had a great first day back.

It started with a treasure hunt. Can you tell me the states of America and their tribes? Look them up on a map to see where each one is.

Then we made crowns and torches from the Statue of Liberty. What can you tell me about the Statue of Liberty? What do the spikes represent? Why is it green? How and where was it made?

We also made an American flag. Who can remember how many stripes and stars there are and what they represent?

Then we started our new novel ‘Indian in the Cupboard’. What do you think will happen next? Please don’t say if you have already read this book, we don’t want to spoil it for the others.

Mrs Chandler says thank you for a fantastic day!

Let me know your views.




Road Trip USA!

Can’t wait to start our new topic and learn all about the American states and tribes. I’m so excited! What do you already know?

We will also be sharing a new class novel about an Indian, called ‘Indian in the Cupboard’. Who can tell me the author? What do you think it will be about?

Enjoy Easter everyone and we look forward to seeing you soon!


Science Day

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We have had a fun Science Day. We kick started the day with an exciting assembly by Atomic Science, followed by our own class investigation about seed growth. We will be tracking how our seeds grow all next week. What did you think of Science Day?

Beetles work exhibition to parents

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The children had the opportunity to showcase their brilliant work from the Misty Mountains topic. They should very proud! Here are some of the parent’s positive comments:

“Lovely to see all the models and hard work the children have put in”

“Great to get the chance to see the children’s work and hear them be enthusiastic about what they’ve been doing”

“Great to see how the children have enjoyed learning about these topics. They are very enthusiastic to show what they have learnt. Lovely to involve the parents in the display to see the end result”


World book day


This is the moment Rabbits and Beetles exchanged their poem recitals to each other. Both classes did a great job!

We had fun creating compositions in IT using the programme Isle of Tune




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Are we enjoying the Romans so far?

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Celtic Warrior Soliloquy

In Year 4 we have been writing soliloquies from the point of view of Roman or Celtic warriors preparing for battle. Here is one we recorded using the App ‘Morph Booth’. Tell us what you think…

E-safety day

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We had a fun day learning about E-safety. What was your favourite part and what did you learn?