Welcome to the Asia Year 4 Class Page. Here, you can find out about everything that we've been doing this term.
Friday 31st March.
The end of the Spring term has arrived! What a wonderful week it has been too. The children have completed many different activities this week, so I need to celebrate a few of these today.
On Monday, the children were involved in 'Prayer Space' activities which the children thoroughly enjoyed. All of the children, are given the opportunity to explore Christian beliefs, as well as an opportunity to be thankful for all that they have. The children all enjoyed the practical workshops and it was a great way to start the week.
In History, Asia Class continued to explore and find out about the Ancient Egyptian ritual of mummification. To start the lesson, the children had the opportunity to make their own mummies. Although the children know the process of mummification took over 70 days, they had 4 minutes to make their own. The pictures below show the children making their mummies.
Of course, we have also completed work about the Christian festival of Easter. They produced some wonderful writing in English using an image. They were able to share their own knowledge of the Easter story.
Asia Class also enjoyed their afternoon of egg decorating this week. There was a lovely atmosphere within the class and the children showed off their creativity with their designs. Pictures of the eggs can be seen below. The winners will be added later today.
Finally, I want to wish you a wonderful Easter holiday and hope that you all have lots of fun. I look forward to welcoming Asia Class back into school on Monday 17th April.
What a fabulous week! The children have loved 'Enterprise Week' and have had many opportunities to work as part of a team. On Tuesday all of the Year 4s were set 2 challenges: one was to build a bridge, the second was to produce something with Lego and create a 'Dragon's Den' style pitch. The hall was full of creative, productive discussions and the end results were fabulous.
In English, the children worked in teams and made their own product! Again, oracy skills were used and the children 'pitched' their ideas to one another. I was super proud to watch the videos over the weekend and see how hard the children had worked on their products. Below are three of the presentations that the groups produced. Well done,
Friday 10th March.
On Tuesday, the children participated in a West End Dance workshop. The children were very excited about this activity and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The photos below show some of the work that they completed.
Also, the class completed the work on coordinates in Maths. An assessment yesterday, showed how much the children have learned over the last two weeks and they are talking confidently about horizontal and vertical lines, axis, plotting coordinates, grid and translations! Amazing work once again. Asia Class are also Top Doodlers again this week. Well done to all of the children that completed their homework. It really is making such a difference.
Finally, I have copied Drew’s History work this week. Each 1, Teach 1 cards were used to develop their knowledge of the importance of the River Nile and the roles that it played during Ancient Egyptian times. The children were then tasked with producing an information text about this (which meant transferring skills that they had gained in English into this lesson). The worked produced was incredible. I am super proud of them all.
Back to school after half term and what a busy week it has been
In maths, the class started looking at coordinates. On Monday they worked outside, explaining translations from one point on a grid to another. The photographs below show us completing translations. It was great fun and helped everyone to understand that it really does matter which way you read coordinates. Translation means moving a shape or an object from one place to another.
This linked to our Geography work where the class continue to find out about natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis. The children used grid references to mark major earthquake sites onto a world map. Miss Whiteley and I were really impressed with the work the children completed.
Yesterday, was World Book day and the class were set the task of creating a class book alongside the illustrations. It was great fun and the children had such brilliant ideas. The book has now been sent away for publication … watch this space for more information.
As always, the children looked incredible dressed up as their favourite characters. Enjoy the photos below.
I hope that everyone enjoys their weekend and I look forward to catching up with you at parents evening next week.
Officially, half way through the school year! Time certainly does fly. Another successful week and successful half term. I am delighted with the work, attitude and behavior of the children in Asia Class.
Today has been a really fun day. The children enjoyed decorating (and eating) their biscuits which has been part of the CHUF fund raising day. There are some photographs below that hopefully shows the fun we have all had.
We have also ended the half term with 100% of the children in green zone in both Maths and Tables.
As you have seen this afternoon, the children have worked incredibly hard to produce an amazing assembly for you. I hope that you all enjoyed it. I was incredibly proud of each and every child. I hope that you all have a wonderful half term. Relax and enjoy. I look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 27th February,
An incredibly busy week! Wednesday morning was enjoyed by all of Asia Class as we welcomed Adam Bushnell back into our class. The children were engrossed with his story telling, historical knowledge and his numerous historical artefacts that enabled them to understand about what it must have been like to be a soldier and the weight of the weapons and armour! Adam also told them the history of the England flag and the changes that occurred during Tudor times. The children were then tasked with writing descriptively about soldiers and describing a character that they had fought in battle. I was blown away by the children's knowledge of the Tudors, vocabulary and enthusiasm for their writing.
The pictures below show how much fun the children had during this morning. Well done to the class. I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend.
Another wonderful week in Asia Class. Congratulations to the whole class. The class topped the school in Doodle Maths and Doodle Tables for the second week running. Well done, keep up the good work.
In English, it was invention week. In class, we have used the short animation 'The Dreamgiver' to write descriptively. Handwriting and using the 'Words of the Week' have also been worked on. Congratulations to you all. Our words of the week were; exquisite, mimicked, perched, miniscule and contented. Ask your child if they know what these words mean!
On Thursday, Asia Class had a well-deserved marble jar treat. The children have already half-filled the jar again. The class chose to play board games and do some art and crafts. The photos below show you how much the children enjoyed their treat.
Another amazing week... enjoy your well deserved weekend, Miss Brewster
There are many things to celebrate in Asia Class this week.
In English, they have completed their action stories. We had worked on using different sentence types: complex sentences, short, punchy sentences, speech sentences and rhetorical questions. Many of the children are moving away from hugging the learned text so tightly and are also thinking about their vocabulary choices too. 'Words of the Week' are being embedded and this is shown by the use of words such as notorious, crevice, flabbergasted, palpitating and ominous. I know that my vocabulary was not this extensive when I was this age! Below are a few examples of the children's stories. I hope that you are as impressed as I am.
In Science, we are continuing with our topic about states of matter. This week, we had another wonderful practical session where the children investigated the particle energy model. They looked at changing ice into a liquid and a liquid into a gas. The children explained what was happening in order for these changes to occur. They realised that the addition of heat added more energy and the addition of cold reduced the flow of energy. At the end of the session, they looked at how adding heat to solid chocolate changes its state. Look at the pictures below that show what happened with the addition of heat.
A fun filled week. Have a lovely weekend everyone,
This week in Asia Class the children have really enjoyed a coach coming in to teach them hockey. The children have been learning how to keep the ball under control and have been improving their skills. Mrs Lowe has been very impressed with all of the children. They need to keep up this good work as some of the children will be chosen to complete in a hockey tournament, later this term.
Happy New Year to you all. An incredible start to 2023 from Asia Class. The children have had a very busy week and there is so much that I could celebrate today.
In Geography this week, the class started to look at physical Geography. They will be studying the Earth and natural disasters over the next half term. On Monday, they looked at the make up of the Earth and I was so impressed with what they could remember from Year 3 when they made plasticine models of the Earth to show the different layers. Using their prior knowledge, we looked at more detail of the Earth's layers and discovered some incredible facts. The children also learned about tectonic plates and the movement of these plates. We used two games to embed this new knowledge and the children all enjoyed the first geography lesson of 2023.
Then on Wednesday, we were treated to the first Music Workshop since pre Covid days. I don't know whether the children enjoyed it more or the teachers. We were taken through the decades from the 1950'2 all the way though to the current day. The hall was full of dancing children, loud singing and many smiles and laughter. We were treated to performances of songs that were made famous by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Abba, Wham, Oasis and George Ezra to name a few. The study of musical genres through Information Station was apparent as the children were able to share their knowledge of different styles such as pop (popular), rock and roll and disco. I am sure that you will agree, that the pictures below show the enjoyment of all of KS2. I hope that you all enjoy your first weekend off since starting back at school.
1.1. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of the users of our services. Our services include and will hereby be referred to as 'Our Services' (our websites used to promote eSchools services and tutorial resources, specifically
and https://academy.eschools.co.uk), 'School Websites' ( designed by eSchools and populated by individual schools themselves) and 'Platforms' (individual online services that provide teachers, learners, parents and governors with information, tools and resources) as well as our smartphone app. This policy sets out how we will treat your personal information across these services.
2. Collecting personal information on Our Services
2.1 We may process or temporarily store the following kinds of personal information:
information about your computer and about your visits to and use of Our Services (including but not limited to, your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths)
information contained in or relating to any communications that you send to us or send through our website (including, the communication content) via online forms
any other personal information that you choose to send to us via online forms
manually inputted details of users added to the platform
details of users as integrated by our providers at Wonde via your MIS (if applicable to your package). For further information on integrated data please see our Data Sharing Agreement
2.2 Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.
2.5 Schools are also able to add analytics tools and can therefore gather information on visits to and use of their website (including but not limited to, IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths). Individual visitors can manage their preferences through cookie preferences, as mentioned in 2.4.
2.6 Session IP addresses are retained to monitor and safeguard against improper usage of our services.
2.7 Content on the platform (added by staff, governors and students) and website content is added directly by School Users. This information is only used for to display on the platform in the way the user intends and is not used for any other purposes by eSchools. At a time when a school ceases to use our services the content is removed within a 14 day period as detailed in our agreement with the school.
2.8 Some of our services require the school to provide access to information they require for use with those services. For example a school using our communication tool, Letters Home, which enables schools to contact parents by email regarding important school information. In this situation a school will provide eSchools with access to the email address(es) they wish to send their communication to. Schools have granular access to ensure only the required data is shared and accessed by eSchools. The data is frequently updated to ensure that eSchools only retains up-to-date data.
3. Using your personal information
3.1. We may use your personal information to:
administer our services
enable your use of our services
troubleshoot and problem solve
send you email notifications that you have specifically requested. You can manage your preferences at anytime through your eSchools dashboard.
keep our services secure, safeguard against improper use of our services and prevent fraud.
3.1.1. For the purposes of providing you access to your eSchools platform and app (ie. forgotten password/login)
3.1.2. By registering for updates, School Staff/Governors are able to subscribe to our regular communications.
3.1.3. We will use any contact details supplied in an online form for the purposes explicitly detailed in said form. For example troubleshooting and problem solving or the provision of live online training as explicitly requested by you, the user.
3.2. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.
3.3. eSchools understands our obligation to be mindful about the data we process and only process data that is required to fulfil our obligations in providing our services; to a school who enters into an agreement to use our services and you, the user.
3.4. We will not pass your information to third parties; except for the purpose of fulfilling our services to a school who enters into an agreement to use our services and you, the user or where we are required to do so by law.
4. Disclosing personal information
4.1 We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
4.2 We may disclose your personal information:
to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information;
to the school in the case of improper use on the platform by individuals
4.3 Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
5. International data transfers
5.1. Data directly collected by eSchools may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy. Any third party we use is within the EEA or they hold an existing EU SCC, as in line with requirements under the GDPR. No other third party are permitted to access the school’s data.
5.2. Personal information that an individual adds to our websites may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
6. Retaining personal information
6.1. This section sets out our data retention policies and procedures, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.
6.2. Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
6.3. Data collected through analytic cookies will be retained for 26 months. Individual visitors can adapt the data collected through cookie preferences, as mentioned in 2.4.
6.4. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
If we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk). Data will no longer be kept after the termination of the contract with the school.
7. Security of your personal information
7.1. We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
7.2. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers. The web service we employ has a broad range of accreditations and certifications and the data centres used ensure the data stays within the EEA.
7.3. eSchools use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) which creates a secure connection and uses two keys to encrypt data in transit. Despite this, you acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data.
8.1. We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
8.2. You should check this page regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes to this policy.
9. Your rights
9.1. You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.
9.2. We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
9.3. You may change your cookie preferences at any time as referenced in 2.4.
9.4. School Staff/Governors who subscribe to our Newsletter may manage their preferences at any time through their eSchools dashboard.
10. Third party websites
10.1 Our websites may include hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
11. Updating information
We will only provide communication about the eSchools platform to school staff/governors who can manage their preferences at any time through their eSchools dashboard.
Last Edited: 22nd April 2021
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner or service provider (in this case, eSchools) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service you are using (such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Services to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” cookies. Other cookies enable us and the third parties we work with to track and target the interests of visitors to our Services, and we refer to these as “advertising” or “analytical” cookies. For example, the embedding of YouTube and Vimeo videos, as added by individual schools, will require “advertising” cookies to be enabled in order to successfully play them. Schools that, for example, opt to track visitor data using Google Analytics will require “analytical” cookies to be enabled in order to do so. These third party cookies are used to tailor content and information that we may send or display to you and otherwise personalise your experience while interacting with our Services and to otherwise improve the functionality of the Services we provide. We also enable schools to employ cookies and similar tracking technologies in connection with their use of our Services in order to allow them to track visitors to and interactions with their school website.
User Embedded Content
Our Services allows schools to embed code which may potentially contain cookies. Please note embedded content, if displayed on one of our websites, has been added by the school and not by eSchools. The embedded content added by the school may require additional cookies or tracking technologies to be enabled in order to function.
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. Be aware that cookie preferences are set on a per device basis; therefore you may need to set your preferences on each device you use.
Initial cookie pop-up banner: You can exercise preferences about what cookies are served on our Websites by selecting your preference from this modal which appears upon visiting an eSchools website/login screen and dashboard. You can also change your cookie preferences by clicking on the link on the footer of any page. The banner will reappear annually (August 31st to coincide with the academic year) to confirm your settings.
Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing. If you would like to find out more information, please visit aboutads.info/choices or youronlinechoices.com.
Mobile Advertising: You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of Interest Based Advertising, by accessing the settings on your Apple or Android mobile device and following the most recent published instructions. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.
How often will you update this Cookie Statement?
Where can I get further information?