Emmaville Primary School

Asia Yr 4

Welcome to the Asia Year 4 Class Page.  Here, you can find out about everything that we've been doing this year.
Friday 9th July.
 
It is the end of an incredible enrichment week all about the Olympics. The children have had an amazing time and have loved all of the activities. They have learnt about past Olympic Games, Jesse Owens, the Olympic values, a polish pole vaulter - they have cooked a curry. The recipe was from Saffah's mum and the recipe is from Pakistan. The children loved it. Below are some pictures of our cooking.
The children also learnt a dance for the closing ceremony. It was wonderful to have the school out together and celebrate together. The video will follow as it won't upload at the moment.
The class voted for their sporting heroes from the class. These were children that the other children thought showed some of the Olympic values through their approach to sport. The children were wonderful and really thought about those children that deserved the medals. I was very proud of them all. Here is a picture of the three medal winners.
Garden Party.
 
What a wonderful day we had at our garden party. Outdoor games, ice creams and kite making. A pretty perfect day.
Week ending Friday 2nd July.
 
We have been enjoying some wonderful art/design and technology lessons. Half of the class, researched and then designed a canopic jar, whilst the others tried their hand at sewing. The children have watched videos about running stitch and back stitch and have produced a small sample showing these stiches. It has been very tricky, as for some, it was the first time that they have actually done this. Threading needles, starting off, turning corners and keeping their stitches even sizes are some of the skills that have been learned.
Well done to Asia Class, I am a very proud teacher.
Miss Brewster
Thursday 24th June.
 
Another busy week. The children finished off their information texts about natural disasters and weather disasters. The structure of this work was excellent and the children enjoyed using technology to research and find out more facts. Congratulations to Rachel C; her information text is on display on the 'Writer of the Month Board'.
Also, in Geography, the class completed their work on plastic pollution. Some of the children decided to write a letter to an MP, sharing their concerns about plastic pollution and also offering advice on what can be done to stop/reduce plastic pollution. Some of the class are very passionate about the subject and a special congratulations to Amelia H - her letter is now on display on the 'Writer of the Month Board' too.
Finally, the children are working on time and have looked at analogue clocks, am and pm and telling the time to the nearest minute. Ask your children some questions, and hopefully, they will be able to share what they have learnt.
Friday 18th June.
 
Below are some photographs of the finished products after a two week art project. The children spent one week making their 'papyrus' using scrunched up paper and teabags. They also planned their design in their sketch books. This week, the children created their Ancient Egyptian style wall decorations. I am super impressed with the finished product. There is a beautiful display by the two year 4 classes in the hallway showing off all of the work that the children completed. Well done to Asia Class.
Thursday 10th June.
 
A great first week back after half term. We have been so busy and covered work on the hydrosphere, digestive system, art work about the Ancient Egyptians and maths about money. This is just some of what we have managed to complete this week.
The Science lesson was particularly fun, even if it was a little gross, In small groups they made a model of the digestive system including: the stomach (plastic bag with biscuits and a banana in). To this, the children added water (saliva) and orange juice (acid). This was to represent what would be in a stomach. This was churned by the children and then moved to a tight (intestine). As the food moved down the intestine the nutrients were removed until it reached the end of the intestine. A small incision was made in the end of the tight to make the rectum. This was pushed out as faces (poo). As I have said, a pretty gross lesson, but one that I think everyone will remember. I am sure they will remember the journey of food, once it enters the mouth. An unforgettable lesson.
Thursday 27th May
 
What a fabulous end to the half term! The colour fun run was a huge success and you can see from the photos how much Asia Class enjoyed it. The sun was shining and the children completed their run with smiles om their faces. In the afternoon, we enjoyed our  marble jar treat - the children wanted a party with an art activity, games and dancing. A good time was had by all. Enjoy the half term break and I look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 7th June.
For the last two weeks, the children have been working really hard in English and PE to complete a Blazing Trails activity as part of a PE initiative. It involved working in teams, making up new games that could be played within a primary school, completing a portfolio and then making a video (Dragon's Den style pitch) to persuade people to try the game. I have been blown away by their imaginative ideas, willingness to work in teams and oracy used whilst making the videos. I have uploaded two examples to show you. All of Asia Class, should be very proud.

Friday 7th May.
 
I cannot believe the amount of work that Asia Class have managed to get through this week. Within Geography, there have been amazing discussions about the causes and impact of global warming, particularly the impact of rising sea levels and melting ice caps. The children are very aware of the impact of climate change and know ways in which we can reduce it happening. As a class, we know that if we all do a little we can make changes.
In Art, the children produced wonderful Asian inspired string tiles which they then painted. We have used their prints as a background to our 'Information Station' display. It looks amazing, see photograph below.
In PE, the children are looking at and learning skills associated with the game of netball. Mrs Lowe is thoroughly enjoying teaching netball.
However, it is the maths work that I really want to celebrate this week. We are immersed in fractions: recognising fractions, working out equivalent fractions, adding fractions and subtracting them too. The week has ended with a marvellous code cracking session when the children applied their knowledge of fractions. The room buzzed and the children worked with partners to crack the code.
Congratulations Asia Class. I am truly proud of all that you have achieved this week. Have a lovely weekend. Miss Brewster.
 
Friday 30th April.
 
Another amazing week in Asia Class. Science this week involved classification keys. We revised 'Mrs Gren' to remember the 7 processes that all living things do and then each pair were given 4 Liquorice Allsorts sweets. After a discussion with their partner, the children had to devise a way of sorting their sweets using a classification key. Each question had to have yes/no answers. The children were very imaginative and used shaped, colour, size, texture and layers to help devise their keys. Once the class were all sure of how the keys worked, they were then given a classification key to sort different animals. Some of the children even challenged themselves to include sub-division of a type of animal.  A very impressive Science lesson with lots of learning taking place. Photographs to follow.
Friday 23rd April.
 
A wonderful first week back at school. The children have settled straight back into the routines and have produced fabulous work across all of the curriculum. This week I want to celebrate the work that they have completed in computing. The children have spent a few sessions working on comics with partners. I have to say that their computer skills amaze me and they are all so willing to help one another. 
The children have copied and pasted pictures and photographs, added text boxes, used different transitions, increased and reduced the size of fonts and pictures, thought carefully about layout and worked superbly with one another!  I am sure that there are children in the class who will be working with technology that we can't even imagine yet. Congratulations Asia superstars.
Monday 29th March.
 
The children of Asia Class had a wonderful day, decorating their eggs for the Easter competition. They were all very busy, designing and then creating their wonderful eggs. There are pictures below for you all to see. Winners will be announced later this week.
All that remains for me is to congratulate all of the children in Asia Class for coming back to school and working so hard. It has been a fun four weeks and I am looking forward to the summer term with them. I hope everyone has a lovely holiday. Stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all back in school on Tuesday 20th April.
Miss Brewster
Friday 26th March.
 
What an amazing week! The children have been on fire, and have worked their little socks off. We have been blasting times tables and there has been a big improvement in the whole class' ability to chant their tables, and use their knowledge of multiplication to solve problems. I am super proud.
 
In English we have completed our recounts about lockdown. Once again, the children have impressed me with their approach to this writing which has been honest, at times sad, funny and personal. Many of the class have tried hard to include some of our 'words of the week' to make their writing even more wonderful. There are a few children that are writing their recounts for display. When they are finished next week, I will add pictures so you can read some of their work.
 
I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and a well deserved rest. Congratulations to you all,
 
Miss Brewster
Friday 19th March.
 
Another wonderful week in Asia Class. We had a very busy timetable and enjoyed lessons in all subjects. I think a firm favourite this week was the Science lesson about states of matter. After washing their hands, the children were all given a chocolate button which they held in a fist whilst watching Michael Rosen perform his wonderful poem, 'Chocolate Cake'. Whilst they watched strange things were happening to the chocolate in their hands; some children could even see traces of chocolate begin to appear from their fists. There was lots of laughter when they opened up their hands and observed what had happened to the chocolate. It had melted! Some of the children's had melted more than others. We discussed why this may have been and decided that some children must have hotter hands and that those buttons that had melted completed had more heat (energy) to it. This was a simple way of looking at the change of a material from a solid to a liquid. We also melted some chocolate in the microwave and then left it throughout the Science lesson. They were able to observe that the liquid chocolate turned back into a solid when left at room temperature.
The lesson was great fun, but the children were able to describe the changes that occurred using the particle model. A super impressive session which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Well done Asia Class.
Friday 12th March.
 
What an incredible first week back at school with Asia Class. Yet again, this class amaze me with their enthusiasm and desire to learn. They have achieved so much in this first week and really are a credit to both their parents and the school. We want to welcome Nicholas into our class. He joined us in January for one day but has now completed his first full week. It feels as if he has been with us all year as he has made so many friends and settled so well into school life..
 
Well-being
Much of this week, has seen the class focusing on well-being, self esteem and feeling happy. The children have shown such great maturity in discussion about their safe places and safe people. They knew that they could share information if they wanted, but they didn't have to. The outcomes of the session made us all realise that we have so many places that make us feel secure and also so many people that make us feel safe. 
We are also looking at self-esteem and believing in ourselves. Each day, a child stands up, and the rest of the class have to think of a word that could be used to describe that child. Words such as smart, knowledgeable, clever, kind, caring, fast, funny, intelligent have been used to name but a few. It has been a joy to see the children's smiles grow as they hear what their peers think of them
 
History.
 
In History, we looked at the importance of the River Nile in Ancient Egyptian times. The children made notes from a discussion and then we used E1T1 cards to embed this knowledge. The children then produced some quality writing about why the Nile was so important. 
 
It has been an absolute pleasure to have the class back together. There has been lots of fun and laughter, but also hard work, growth mind-set and partner work. I don't think I have ever been so proud of my wonderful class. I hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend and look forward to another great week next week. Congratulations on all that you have achieved.
Friday 8th January.
 
Although schools are closed again, I had to share the short burst writing that my wonderful class created together on Monday. Well done to all of those that have completed some of the home learning - it would be really helpful if you could try and do your Maths and English everyday as well as some reading and TTRS work. I want you all to take care and stay safe, Love Miss Brewster
Friday 18th December.
 
We have had a wonderful final week and have certainly celebrated Christmas in style. A class party, a movie afternoon and a fabulous production of The Emperor's New Clothes. What fun!
It was lovely to see everyone in their party clothes and the class party was full of laughter. I think my favourite was the 'blow snowball' competition. It certainly showed how competitive we can all be. Congratulations to Isaiah - you blew the rest of the competition away!.
The pinata was almost indestructible, but the sweets inside were a welcome treat whilst watching our second production of the season.
The week has been lovely, we are all feeling ready for the Christmas holidays and all that it holds. I wish you all a safe and very happy Christmas. I look forward to seeing you all in 2021! Lots of love Miss Brewster. 
 
Friday 11th December.
 
Another week has flown by and it has been a lovely 'Christmassy' week in Asia Class.  This week I want to celebrate all of the children and the commitment they have shown to improving their writing. The children have been working on the Christmas Story again this week... but with a twist! They have been writing the story from the point of view of one of the animals within the Christmas Story. Their plans were great and at the moment they are in the middle of completing their full texts. I will definitely share a few of these next week.
On Thursday, Lisa and all of the ladies in the kitchen, worked hard to provide Christmas dinner for all of those children that wanted it. The classrooms were set up with napkins and crackers, Christmas music filled the school and the children thoroughly enjoyed their dinner with all of the trimmings. There were many empty plates and happy, smiling children. I loved the fact that we were all in our Christmas jumpers - a very festive day! I hope you enjoy looking at the photos and congratulations to all of the children of Asia for working so hard - you really are a delight to teach! Have a lovely weekend, Miss Brewster.
Friday 4th December.
 
Another busy week, and so much to celebrate. Christmas has definitely arrived in Asia Class, with the decorations and the highly anticipated advent calendar! Each day, the children have to spot something new that is connected to Christmas. It is becoming trickier as time goes on because the classroom is looking so festive.
This week in RE, we have looked closely at the Christmas Story. We looked at the story in detail, and although the children knew the story, there were many parts that were new to them. We looked at the role King Herod played in the story, and how Christians believe that he was so worried about the birth of the baby king, that he ordered all new born boys to be killed. Joseph was then visited by an angel in a dream and told to flee Bethlehem. He travelled with Mary and Jesus to Egypt where they remained safe.
We looked closely at the symbolism within the Christmas story: how Christians believe that the precious gifts given by the kings symbolises how precious Jesus is to the world. Christians also think that the fact he was born in a stable (a place where animals were kept) show how humble he is. It was a really interesting lesson and the children were intrigued to learn more about a story that they have been looking at annually since starting school. Well done to all of Asia Class.
 
Thursday 26th November.
 
We have so much to celebrate this week. There have been many competitions and activities that the children have participated in. Although we did not win the TTRS battle, we gave Africa a run for their money and there were just over a 1000 point in it at the end. Well done, I was super impressed with the effort that Asia Class showed. Rachel scored the highest not only in our class, but had the highest individual score of the two classes. Rose came in second. They were rewarded with medals and trophies and the whole class were very proud of them.
Amelia was successful in our Joe Wicks healthy lifestyle competition and produced a magnificent poster which is now on display in the dance studio. Congratulations Amelia.
As part of the Christmas festivities, every child in Emmaville has decorated a star which will be placed on the school fence. It is hoped that they will brighten up everyone's day as they walk by. I was so impressed with the children's ideas and artistic skills. Mr. Saddington kindly chose the winner from our class (I found it too difficult to choose) and the winner was ... Noah!
Congratulations to Noah, and congratulations to the whole class on such beautiful art work.
Well done to the whole class for all that they have achieved this week.
Miss Brewster
Thursday 19th November.
 
This week, I want to celebrate all of the children who have completed their home learning work and have sent it via Seesaw.  I have been amazed with the learning that has taken place and I want to congratulate all of your personal 'teachers' at home who have completed copious amounts of work on subtraction, instructional writing, the Tudor monarchy, Leonardo da Vinci and data handling in computing. Many of the children have been reading on myOn and are continuing on their quest to become even better readers. TTRS has been incredibly busy and the children have shown growth mindset to improve their tables knowledge.
Many of the children enjoyed the Matt Goodfellow poetry workshop yesterday and I received a delightful video of a poem that Noah had written immediately after the workshop. Yet again, I am bursting with pride at my wonderful class who have coped magnificently with having to work from home. Congratulations to you all and I look forward to seeing you all back in school tomorrow.
Have a look at the PowerPoint below - it is a celebration of all that you have achieved. 
Friday 13th November.
 
Good afternoon Asia Class. Below are pictures of all the entries into the Children In Need Bake Off competition...