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Lane School

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Class 4Sa

We're going on a Bug Hunt...

We have had geat fun exploring our local habitats within the school grounds. We completed 3 challenges as part of the OPAL Bug counting survey. Look how we identified what we found.

I know we will enjoy doing our homework this week!

Homework 3rd June

Spellings 4th June

  • Welcome back! 


    Time flies when you are having fun and it is amazing to think that this is our final term. We are getting excited about Hathersage!  Make sure that you can

    • tie shoe laces
    • put a duvet into its cover on your own
    • pack your own bag and recognise the clothes
    • fit a special teddy in!


    We will be collecting information about shoe sizes this week so that we can get the wellies sorted if you can take your own, that is fantastic. Make sure they are long wellies as we will be in the stream up to our knees!


    We are going to start our learning journey this week with some in depth investigation into the wired and wonderful animal world. 


    Can you spot the animals in these pictures?



Find out what we will be learning this term

Save the Date!

On Tuesday 31st March, Year 4 will be doing something special for parents to showcase our recent learning. Please, if you can, keep the afternoon free.

More details to follow from your child!

Homework and Spellings

20th March

Terrific Tudor Times

Homework - Mental Maths

Take up the Challenge!

Hathersage here we come!  surprisesmileylaugh

Who will you write to? What should be changed at school?

Spellings March 2nd

Book Cafe
We had a brilliant time sharing our fantasy story books with our parents and Year 1 reading buddies on Friday morning. It was great to see people enjoying the stories we have written.

Year 4 Book Cafe

Spellings 3rd February
Spellings 28th January

Which spelling group are you in?



Our High Flying Writer this week is Charlie.

You have written this all by yourself, following the structure of a shared class story.

This is A-MA-ZING!

Homework 21st January

Try practising these spellings by writing them in context like we practised in class.

How many can you learn to spell correctly by next wednesday?

Homework 8th January

Spelings 5th January

Find out what we have in store for spring 2015....



Week beginning 1st December

Times Tables Practise

We know our 6 times tables is DOUBLE our 3s! Let's see how quickly we can become unbeatable!

What is going on?

What are they looking at?

We've been continuing our learning about the digestive system and what it does. This week we have looked at the intestines (small and large) and the rectum and anus.

We used porridge and a couple of pairs of tights to show how vitamins and minerals are absorbed into the body in the small intestine, and water and salts are absorbed in the large intestine.

Here's how it looked!

We used porridge and tights to show how poo(faeces) is made!

The digestive system - mouth to stomach
Here we have made a stomach out of a plastic bag. The orange juice represents the stomach acid and gastric juices. When food enters the stomach, muscle contractions gently move the food around in order for the enzymes to continue breaking up the food.

New fun spelling challenge!

For those children who wish to rise to a challenge of learning some tricky words and celebrate their achievements in a fun and supportive environment. Further information on letter below.

Read these top tips to find a variety of ways to help you learn your spellings!

Have fun practising... Remember if you would like to share your way of remembering, bring your work into class.

Second Autumn half term
Spellings set in the first half of the Autumn term. This is a summary of the spellings set for children during the autumn half term. Please support your children in learning the correct spellings of these words and future ones set.

Can you stand the heat?

If so, try this recipe for Egyptian falafel and pitta bread. We loved it on our Egyptian Day.

New Class Song written by Caitlin, Soal and Abi. You worked so well in a team to produce an amazing re-write of We are the Champions.Thank-you!

We have been learning about the process of mummification. We managed to find a dead body and re-enact the process of embalming, as the Ancient Egyptians would have done.
This week 4Sa have been working really hard as a team. We have taken part in team challenges and have been putting our talents to excellent use. Have a look at what we've achieved!
What are 4Sa doing with tubes of toothpaste?

Toothpaste Challenge

We had some clever ideas about how to get the toothpaste back in. We became solution seekers!
We found out that unkind words are like toothpaste. Once they are 'out' there's no putting them back in. The after effects are there for people to see and feel. We have learnt that paying someone a compliment feels much better than saying something unkind.
Book Week
4Sa hosted our first Paired Reading event this term at the Sanctuary. It was great to be paired with 1D. Look at the fun we had sharing our enjoyment of books.

Paired Reading