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Welcome to Year 4

Year 4

The term is flying by and we are hitting our stride in year 4. We have already had a trip into Stroud to look at the Victorian building and to see how Stroud was built up during the Victorian era.

In year Four this year we will be having a big focus on our times-tables so any practise at home will be crucial. I will be sending how a different practise sheet every Friday.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Mr Halliwell


Life in Year 6

We are *loving* Year 6. The children came in on day one, rested and ready for the challenge!

We just had time to settle in, then we were off again: on our PGL residential at Osmington Bay in Dorset.

We really had a fantastic time. We really want to thank Mr S and Mrs Bateman for coming along with us. You guys are fab!

We hope you enjoyed hearing about our adventures in our class assembly.

Now we’re back, we’ve got to work! We have really upped our game, our writing is joined and we are choosing really ambitious vocabulary to express people’s feelings. We are doing whole class reading, looking at the book Once by Morris Gleitzman.

In Science, our focus is electricity. We have been building simple circuits and are experimenting with conductors and insulators.

The last hurdle…

What a busy couple of weeks it has been!

In English, we have been planning our adapted story based on Pie Corbett’s ‘Gussie goes bonkers.’ Next week we will be writing our versions. In Maths, we have been revisiting fractions. In Music, we have been learning and rehearsing our Graduation songs. In Science, we have been thinking about how to stay fit and healthy.  In PE, we have been continuing to improve our hand eye coordination in tennis rounders.

On Wednesday, the children had a lovely day with Miss Beebee for their transition day.

Next Friday 20th July Year 2 will be having an Infant Graduation Ceremony. Family members are invited to attend in the hall from 2pm onwards. The children are all very excited to celebrate their past couple of years with you. There will be singing, sharing of books, individual certificates for all children and obviously the children will be wearing mortarboards! 

St Matthew’s Got Talent!

We have had an incredibly exciting week in Year 6 this week. This week we have performed our class play 3 times to both the whole school and a family audience. The children showed a huge range of different talents and skills and blew us all away!

St Matthew’s Got Talent

This week, the Year 6 children have started their “intense” rehearsals for our end of year play. On such a hot, sweaty week, they have worked really hard to put all of their rehearsal pieces together on stage. Other children in the school have been wondering what’s been going on with the all the different noises that have been coming from the hall. They will have to wait for our dress rehearsal to find out more…


Over the past couple of weeks we have learnt a lot about our topic.

In English, we are currently reading ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. We have written lots of about text so far: poems, letters and diary entries.

Here is a video link:- https://www.bbc.com/education/clips/z878q6f

We are totally loving our end of the day reads and can’t wait to find our what happens next.

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Did you know that technology has changed loads over the past 50 years? The way we travel, communicate and shop have all changed. So have our home comforts, appliances and entertainment. Just think about it! Toys have also changed dramatically over the past 50 years just take a look below.


We have been learning an interesting song called ‘I’m a friendly robot’.

Here is the video link:-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hilKzY_0euY




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Dragons Den in Year 6

The Year 6 class are now well underway with their business projects for the Enterprise project. They had a “Dragon’s Den” experience with a real-life bank manager where they had to pitch their products and business plan to see if they were approved a loan. Although some groups had a rocky start with this, they all ended up with some money to start up their business in the end. They have started to produce adverts and logos to create a brand for their businesses. Their next step is to start buying and making their products. Miss Szarko is a very enthusiastic taste tester to make sure the quality of the product is up to scratch!

Sports enrichment week

What a fantastic week it has been! We have made some lovely memories…

I certainly had a lot of fun! My favourite part was definitely Go Bananas because I felt like a child again. What was your favourite part of the week?