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Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Creative Arts Week - The Video

At long last I have finished editing a short video of our exploits during creative arts week. Here it is in all its glory; see if you can spot yourself!

- Miss J

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Farewell Cleveland

It is with great sadness that I am leaving Cleveland. Over the last 7 years I have met some amazing people - children and adults, I have learnt huge amounts, I have laughed and cried in equal measure. Class 9 I can not tell you enough how much I have enjoyed working with you. Yes, you sometimes infuriate me but you are all delightful and I am really sorry not to finishing the academic year with you. Keep working hard (start working hard some of you! ;o) ) and I know that you will get to where you want to.

This blog will move onto my new class but keep in touch though the Cleveland forums and let me know have you're getting on. I'll miss you all!

Lots of love
Miss J

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Oxfam Donation

Once again I have been made immensely proud of my class. They have dug deep into their pockets again this year an together, in place of exchanging Christmas presents, we have raised an amazing £112 to spend at The children decided to spend this money on the following:

School dinners for 300 children
Emergency Clothes
Fix a well
Health check-ups (x2)
100 bars of soap
Plant 25 trees
5 bags of seeds
Safe water for 12 people

Last year the children in Class 4 raised and impressive £80. They spent it on:

Teaching a teacher
School dinners for 200 children
Build a little bit of a classroom (x2)
Safe water for 25 people
Help provide health check-ups
5 bags of seeds

The year before that my class raised more than £60 and that too was spent on Oxfam Unlimited. Over the last 3 years their (and my) donations have gone to help some of the world's most disadvantaged people. Thank you to both of my Class 4s, Class 9 and all the parents and school adults that have donated with us at Christmas. You have made a difference.

- Miss J

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Christmas Party

The Christmas party was our first but last party we had with Miss Jensen, who is unfortunately leaving and we will miss her a lot. The Christmas party was a blast. We had loads of fun. Class 9 had loads of food and drink at the party. The best part of the party was when all of Class 9 danced.

We were exhausted and out of breath at the end of the party. After we danced we had the delicious food. We had food like chocolate, cup cakes and for drinks we had Fanta, Coke and lemonade etc. Then we played all sorts of party games and we all had fab time. After a while we went into the hall and had a boogie with the rest of the year 5 classes and …

That was the most remember-able party that we had with Miss Jensen.

By Zarin and Anayat

Happy Moments with Miss Jensen

When we do work Miss Jensen always helps us and is kind but sometimes she shouts for a good reason. She makes good ideas for fun stuff. The fun part I liked was making Egyptian headdresses.

Miss Jensen never lets me down. Miss Jensen brings good stuff for Christmas.

From Yasmin Raja


In Literacy we have been writing our own poems for all types of different things. We would like to share some of our poems with you. Here is one that Stelina did:

My Old Bear

My old bear,
His name is Cuddles
He’s been with me through good and bad.

My old bear,
Is a peachy colour
Like the colour of honeycomb ice-cream.

My old bear is my most loved and that’s why he is mine.

This one is by Randeep:

The Wonderful Things in the World

The wonderful things in the world,
Can come from things like me,
From the glistening of the water
To the branches of the trees.

This is the one Rezwana did:

My Brother

My brother is very funny in all the things he does,
He’s so loving,
He’s cute and cuddly and is always up to something or another

He stumbles around the house,
His smile just cheers me up when I am glum and that’s why I love him.

By Rezwana, Stelina and Randeep

Nativity Play at Cleveland Junior School.

In our school we have had a nativity play; a nativity play is a play about the birth of Jesus Christ. The cast have been working very hard for the past couple of weeks.

The cast people are:
Randeep plays the part of Mary
Pawan plays the part of Joseph
Manmeet plays the part of the King Herod
Simret, Thigarnan and Saad play the shepherds
Shamla is the star
Liu plays the angel.
And those are some of them.

By Pavan and Harshita.

Solid, Liquid and Gas

Everything falls into these groups: Solid, Liquid, Gas

Solids: are very easy to control the volume of the shape doesn’t change (unless you heat it).
Liquids: are hard to control they keep running away. You can freeze it to make a solid.
Gases: are the hardest to control, they take up all the space in their containers.

By Niveen and Gourang

Christmas Party

This year we had a party to celebrate how hardworking we have been. It really good fun and one of the best parties.

There were cakes to munch, biscuits to crash and lots of fizzy drinks to cool us down. It was fun!

By Malik & Rhany

Times with Miss Jensen

I’ve had really good times with Miss Jensen because when she’s happy she’s funny.

From Jankhana.

Christmas Party

The first thing we did was Miss told us she was going to choose people to set up the tables for the food to go on. Then when that was done, some people got changed. We started with some dancing. The next thing we did was we had a competition for who did the best dancing. Next we had some food and there was crisps and drinks and loads of other things as well. Then we played a game called know your own mind. After that we went in the hall and danced to Y.M.C.A.

By Mikey and Gulcan

Christmas Party

On Tuesday 16th December 2008, year 5 had a Christmas party. We all had fun. First we danced to some music like Please Don’t Stop the Music by Rihanna, Push It to the Limit by Corbin Bleu and many more. Next we all went to get some food. There was cupcakes, Fanta, Coca Cola, sandwiches, crisps and spring rolls.

By Yalda and Nebiyah

A Rhyme for Miss Jensen

Miss Jensen, Miss Jensen, Miss Jensen
She sometimes gives us detention, when we don’t pay attention.
But it’s her affection which keeps us in connection
You're a very special person
Destined to go
There'll be tears in our eyes
We’ll drown in sweat if your not there
I know we wasn't the best behaved
That you've ever taught.
I know we got distracted
Much more than we ought

Some lessons were a challenge
And you taught us how to cope,
Each day we grew in confidence,
Ability and hope.

I really now appreciate
You made us learn thro' fun.
Thank you very, very much Miss Jensen
For all you've said and done.

With a special gift for teaching
And with a heart that deeply cares,
You add a lot of love
To everything you share,
And even though you mean a lot,
You'll never know how much,
you helped to change the world
Through every life you touched.

You sparked the creativity
In the students whom you taught,
And helped them strive for goals
That could not be bought,
You are such a special teacher
That no words can truly tell
However much you're valued
For the work you do so well.

Thank you so much for being
So very nice, kind and good;
We like you so much, Miss Jensen
We will like you to stay here if you could.

I always loved your class;
Your teaching helped us see,
That to have a full and happy life,
Learning is the key.

All we can say is we’ll miss you, don’t forget us as we won’t forget you.

By Anisha and Yusra!

Tuesday, 9 December 2008


In this term in class 9 we have been learning about Egypt with help from a company called Cairo Comes to School. We had to pay three pounds to see and do the two activities. First we had to split our class into two groups of 15. Firstly we learnt Egyptian dance. We had to take our shoes off and it was extremely fun. The other activity was drumming and we had to use our hands and keep our rhythm. We got different sized drums and in the dancing we had to wear red and green hats. At the end of the day everyone did a performance part to the rest of the year group.

By Adil and Shakhil

Friday, 28 November 2008

Art and Crafts

We have started art in class and we wanted to show you some of the things that we have done in the past term.

We have made hats for Egyptian Pharaohs and we had lots of fun. The hats are usually round with some sort of decoration to make the Pharaoh look important and special. The class made very different headdresses. Here are a few of them:

The materials we used included paper, glitter, paint, wool and cardboard. Pharaohs love being noticed and could get angry easily if they were not. Headdresses were meant to show off the faces of the Pharaohs.

By Randeep & Stelina

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Abstract Pictures in ICT

In I.C.T we have been learning how to make abstract shapes and pictures that are made of simple shapes, for example if you were to do a giraffe one part of the giraffe would be a long triangle for the neck and legs, But an abstract shape would not necessarily look like the picture its supposed to be. An abstract picture is a picture that has got simple shapes and you have to move the shapes around so they are not together and that's what makes abstract shapes.

Here a some abstract pictures:

This is a famous abstract picture called 'The Snail'.

Can you see what these are?

By Pavan

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

The Heart and Blood

In class 9 we have been learning about the heart and all it's important jobs, we will be telling you about the heart and the blood. We hope you enjoy our post.

Jobs that the heart does:

The heart circles the blood around the body and that gives us oxygen to all parts of our bodies. When this happens valves in our arteries open and shut to let the blood cells through. The heart is one of the main organs in the body. If we didn't have a heart we would not live.

The heart has many tubes pointing outwards into the different parts of our body and which are the tubes that the blood cells go through. In a minute the heart pumps about 60-70 times in a average human to keep us alive.

Jobs that blood does:
The blood runs through all parts of our body transporting oxygen. It also keeps our heart pumping and our heart makes the blood run through so it's like they are partners. without blood our brain wouldn't work to make us intelligent enough. Blood cells also keep us healthy by fighting infections and healing us when we get cut.

By Randeep, Stelina and Anayat

Monday, 6 October 2008

Ancient Egyptians


The Ancient Egyptians are one of the many old generations. Egyptians were around at 3150 BC. The Egyptians believed in many gods and goddesses, for example the sun god Ra. The Egyptians believed also in the after life, they also thought that their personalities would be judged when they died. The ancient Egyptians built many temples and pyramids. The first pyramid was the pyramid of Djoser that was called Saqqara. The biggest pyramid was called the Great Pyramid of Giza also known as Khufu's pyramid.


A pyramid has a square base. The pyramids are tombs that were for very important people. The pyramids are made out of sandstone blocks and have a base that is around 52,600 square metres. They are built in Cairo and the most famous pyramids are the pyramids of Giza. Pyramids are the most famous land marks in all of Egypt followed by the Valley of the Kings. They are one of the seven wonders of the world.


The Pharaohs were the rulers of Egypt. The Egyptians believed that they were like gods and worshiped them. The Pharaohs wore expensive items like gold nearly everyday. The youngest Pharaoh was Tutankhamun he was throned Pharaoh when he was nine and died when he was eighteen. He is the most recognisable Pharaoh.

His death mask was made out of solid gold which was worth millions of pounds. Many people say he died due to a open wound that was infected with bacteria.

Today tourists come to see the magnificent country of Egypt.

By Rezwana , Anayat and Harshita.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Healthy Eating

The Eat Well Plate

In Science we have been learning about how to eat a good balanced meal. We have found out some interesting facts and here are some of them.

1. If you have a packet of crisps a day in one week it is the equivalent amount of drinking a glass of oil.

2. If you don't drink enough water, you will be dehydrated.

3. If you eat to many high sugar and fatty treats it's possible in the future you could be over weight.

We have also found out about the 5 different food groups.

They are:

FATS and SUGARS - Sweets, Chips, Pizza, Chocolate, Biscuits, Cheese, Crisps, Butter

CARBOHYDRATES - Bread, Pasta, Potatoes, Rice

PROTEIN - Prawns, Eggs, Fish, Beans, Lentils, Meat

FRUIT and VEGETABLES - Carrots, Apples, Coconut, Cherries, Kiwi, Pineapple, Tomatoes, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower

DAIRY- Cream, Yogurt, Milk, Cheese, Soya milk

We must have a variety of fats, carbohydrates, proteins, fruit and veg and dairy. Our plate must be colourful and look like a rainbow at least everyday. The more you eat like the eat well plate the healthier and stronger you will become. So think about it. Would you rather be a healthy and strong person or an overweight and ill person?

If you eat healthily you will look younger and live a healthy life. You can still eat some sugary and salty treats but only a small quantity.

You need some types of fat to keep you healthy but many people eat too much fat.

Fibre is a part of food which can not be digested. It passes through us and helps push waste out of your body.

Eating lots of different foods gives you the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy.

  • Always wash your hands before you touch food.
  • Don't cough or sneeze on your food it can cause a disease.
  • Keep pets, flies and other animals away from your food.

By Zarin, Tasnim and Anisha

New Playground Equipment

In assembly we found out that we had new playground equipment to play with at lunch time. The best were the lolo balls because they are fun and it's all most like flying and the feather fliers because they can fly high and twist in the air.

Lolo ball and feather flier

We have to look after our playground equipment otherwise it will be taken away from us.

The feather flier and the lolo balls are easy to break because we saw one in a tyre, broken and we saw a teacher holding a broken lolo ball. Before we line up to go inside we have to put them back nicely and tidy in the box.

There are more than 2 people in charge of the playground equipment every lunch time. There are all sorts of different things such as mega jacks balls and many more.

To be able to get the playground equipment we have to make a line outside the small playground. Some times what happens is we lose them because we don't look after them properly. If you do break the equipment you will have to go home, show your parents and might have to pay for it.

by Gulcan and Suraj.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Ancient Civilizations

In class 9 we have been learning about Ancient Egypt and here are the facts, questions and answers we have researched.

Egypt and Egyptians
Egypt is mostly sand and desert, where nothing grows. The ancient Egyptians settled on the banks of the river Nile which ran all the way through Egypt. They had plenty of water for themselves and their crops.

Why were the Egyptians great?
The Egyptians were farmers that grew crops for their families and the Pharaohs. The farmers were very good at what they did and soon the Pharaohs became rich. So they gathered men and decided to make pyramids as tombs that they could be buried in.


Pyramids are huge temples made out of large stone blocks. Pyramids were built in many different shapes and sizes. Today there are about eighty pyramids standing in Egypt. At Giza there are the biggest three pyramids which were built for Pharaoh Khufa. The best known pyramid is called the 'Great Pyramid'.

Gods and Goddesses
The Egyptians loved to wear lucky charms. Their favorites were scarabs. The scarab beetle was sacred to the Sun god, Ra.

Priests had to wash twice during the day and twice at night, to make themselves clean and pure for their Gods.

Pictures above, left to right: Thoth/ Horus/ Ma'at/ Isis

By Randeep and Pavan

Friday, 26 September 2008

Costumes from Around the World.

Last week in art we looked at some beautiful costumes. The prettiest costumes were the wedding costumes which were from around the world.

Here is a British wedding dress.

  • The English costumes were the Bride costumes and the Halloween costumes.
  • After that we looked at African and Indian costumes.

These are Egyptian and Albanian costumes.

We also looked at other costumes like Greek and Roman costumes.

By Jankhana and Stelina.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

The Mysterious Dragonfly

We saw something in the playground. We picked it up and saw that it was a dragonfly. Then we walked around and we showed people. Some people thought it was beautiful and some people thought it was disgusting but we thought it was fascinating. The question that we are still trying to ask ourselves is why was a dragonfly in our playground because they are mainly found near water. So we took it inside the school and showed our teachers. Most teachers took pictures but were scared of the mysterious creature. Some teachers made an opinion that the wings were pretty.

By Malik and Mikey

Monday, 15 September 2008

A New Year, a New Class.

The holiday is becoming a dim memory, the class is settling in and we are well away into our new year. It means it is time for class 4 to hand the blogging baton over to class 9. Year 3 did an amazing job last year and year 5 are going to have to work very hard to top their work.

So here it is class 9. The blog is yours. Work hard, look after it and start thinking of posts!

Good luck.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Year Review

This year we've learnt a lot. Some lessons we learnt were fun and others were normal.

When school started we met each other and learned each other's names.

As a trip we walked in the local area around the school and talked all about land marks, different streets, shops and graffiti on the wall. Then it was Black History Month. We wrote projects for homework and did African dancing and percussion workshops.

In November the old man of Ilford came in to talk to us about life in Ilford in the past.

After we visited the Vine Church and learnt about Jesus and sang carols. The following day our school drama group performed a Nativity play. Then a pantomime group came to act out the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

After the holidays we started our DT topic and we designed and made sandwiches which had to be healthy, balanced and attractive. Then we designed and made picture frames.

It was book week when we read a book, 'Silly Billy' by Anthony Browne. It was a book about a boy who always worried when he slept but, when he went to his granny's house his granny gave him worry dolls which he told his worries to and he never worried again. So we made our own worry dolls and wrote a book about what you can do with your worries. It was the book fair next where we could buy some books.

In R.E we learnt about guide dogs and a guide dog trainer came with her two guide dogs. One was called Maxie who was retired and the other dog was Tracker who was a puppy in training.

One of the Epping Forest Museum staff came in to talk to us about the Tudor timeline. Two people from our class, Yusuf and Keerthana dressed up into Tudor clothes. We had a trip to the Drama Centre and watched a play called How High is Up? In May we also started doing our class blog.

In history we were learning about Tudors so we went and visited the Eastbury Manor House in Barking, where we saw a Tudor house and discovered what the chores were like. In the same month it was Creative Arts Week and the theme was 'Traditional England'. We had a ceilidh in the playground. The week after it was Refugee week and learnt all about refugees and made posters to welcome new children to the school.

At the start of July we had our sports day. We went to Loxford Park and did several sports activities. We then had the summer fair where we sold lots of things including the clove oranges we made in Creative Arts Week. Then Open Hand Theatre Company came into school to act out the story of Henry VIII. Next we made some cakes to sell in our cake sale and had a competition. The competition was to guess the name of a puppy and the winner was Miss Sewell, the teacher of class 11. She won a toy guide dog and it came with it was a guide dog training jacket. Two days after was our class assembly. The day after that it was the school dance festival. There were 27 different dances; some Indian, some rock, some Albainian, some traditional English and many others. July was very busy!

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Our Class Assembly

On the 16th of July we did an assembly on guide dogs. We introduced Mrs Weaver and her guide dogs Tex (Tracker's brother) and Maxie. Maxie has retied and is now Mrs Weaver's dog. All the year three classes have done cake sales to raise money for the guide dogs and in total we raised £341 so far. Class 1 still hve their cake sale to do tomorrow. Some people got the chance to stroke the dogs. To find out more, please look at our assembly PowerPoint above.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Time to Say Goodbye...

What a year we have had. When I look back at all the places we have been and all the work we have done, even since May when we started our blog, it makes me feel exhausted! (Or maybe that's because I need a holiday!)

Class 4 have come a very long way since the beginning of the year. Friendships have developed, confidences have grown, handwriting has got neater, answers have got clearer and my hair has got greyer! :o)

Our blog has been a great success this year and the children have worked exceptionally hard to make it so. We all hope that you have enjoyed reading our posts.

The children of class 4 have made me very proud this year. In addition to their hard work in class they:

  • raised enough money at Christmas, in an agreement not to exchange gifts and cards with me, to buy school dinners for 200 children, build a little bit of a classroom, train a teacher, buy 5 bags of seeds, help provide health checks and provide safe drinking water for 25 people via the Oxfam Unwrapped website. Many of the children donated their tuck shop money everyday for a week. Their generosity was heart-warming.
  • raised nearly £100 in our cake sale for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
And here we are at the end of a whirlwind year, leaving me just one thing to say: goodbye class 4, and good luck.
- Miss J

Monday, 14 July 2008

Worry Dolls

For book week we made worry dolls. We have also been making worry pockets. They are for the dolls to live in. We took some of the worry dolls home when we were finished. The others went into a book. To make the worry dolls we needed wool, wire, paper, hot glue and soft materials. Them we put the worry dolls in our worry pockets. They were tricky at first but then it became easier because we got used to making them. We learnt about worry dolls from a book called Silly Billy by Anthony Browne. We also learnt about a country called Guatemala. We learnt about it because the children from Guatemala used worry dolls. They tell their worries to the worry dolls and then they can forget about the worries.


In literacy we have been writing non-chronological reports and we watched March of the Penguins. Penguins are birds that can't fly. There are 17 types of penguins but the Emperor penguin is the biggest. Penguins have a long beak. They have two feet. Penguins are black and white and they have quite big bellies. They are a bit hairy.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

All About Refugees

Refugees are people who have to move from their own country because of wars and natural disasters.
Refugees can come from....
Kenna and

The saddest thing is that children are sometimes trained to go into the war and fight. Many children are killed in wars.

Writing E-mails

In ICT we are learning all about e-mails and how to reply to someone who has already written to you. We learned that e-mails can be fun but you should always tell an adult when you are writing an e-mail to someone. So always be careful of who you are writing to and make sure that you don't meet anyone you don't know. Have some fun writing e-mails.

Fantastic Cake Sale

Our cake sale is on Monday 14th July. There are going to be lots of delicious cakes in the cake sale so we hope you have fun. The cakes cost 15p to 30p so don't bring over £2. We will be selling lots of cakes. Everyone in our class is making cakes.The cake sale is only for one day at playtime.

Monday, 30 June 2008

The Green Man

In class we've done Creative Art's Week. We've learnt about the Green man. There are pictures of him. He represents nature. He is green and he has got leaves all over him. He is kind of scary, but he helps your garden and keeps plants safe. In class we made our own stencils. It was really tricky to make stencils. We read a story called Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Refugee Week

Last week was Refugee Week and we were learning all about refugees. A refugee is a person who has to leave their home because there is a disaster or they are not safe. Refugees can come from Afghanistan, Albania, Congo, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kosovo, Sudan, Somalia, Turkey, Pakistan, Ireland and Zimbabwe. There are so many refugees because there are so many disasters and wars in their country.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Creative Arts Week

On the first day of creative arts week we read Gawain and the Green Knight. It was scary because Gawain cut the Green Knight's head off and the Green Knight picked its head up and went. That why it is very scary. We drew a picture of him. On the next day we were putting cloves into oranges and it is going to smell so nice. We are going to sell them at the summer fair, if you want to buy one.

Creative Arts Week

This week is Creative Arts Week. We have been making oranges with cloves in them. Then the orange is going to go black and it is going to smell beautiful. It can last forever. Cloves were used in Tudors times. They used it if they had a tooth ache and when bad smells came they used cloves to cover the smell.

Cloves and Oranges

On 17th of June we were making clove oranges. We had to stick cloves into oranges. Making clove oranges is fun and they smell beautiful. The whole class is making clove oranges.

Clove Oranges

In Creative Arts Week we are making clove oranges and were using cloves to make great designs. Most of us used too many cloves and then ran out them. Then we were looking on the internet for cheap prices of big bags of cloves. We use cloves because they have a good smell and they stop the oranges from rotting.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Creative Arts Week

In class we are doing Creative Arts Week. We are having fun and making clove oranges. They have a lovely smell. It has taken about two days to finish them but the cloves can poke you. We are celebrating traditional England.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Cake Sale

For our fund-raising activity we are doing a cake sale. In cooking we have been making biscuits and pizzas. The cake sale will be on 14th July 2008. We are doing lots of types of cakes and some people are going to bake some cakes at their home. Each Wednesday we go cooking and we make about twenty one cakes or biscuits.

Visit to Eastbury Manor House

On Monday 9th June we went to a place called Eastbury Manor House. There we found out about Tudors. We saw what the clothes looked like and we saw how the rooms looked. We learnt how to say hello (good morrow) and goodbye (fare thee well). We saw some fruits and herbs growing in the garden and they told us that they used to burn bricks and make patterns like hearts and diamonds in the walls. The stairs were really scary because they were old and steep and they were in a spiral.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

How Shadows are Formed

In science we were learning about light and shadows. We were learning how they were formed. We learned that whichever way the sun is facing the shadow is always on the opposite side. The only thing that is impossible is to draw your own shadow of your hand because shadows move with you.
If you want to play this game click enter on the game board.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Blog Restored

I have spent several hours today, re-posting most of the deleted posts from our blog. I am aware there are 2 or 3 that I didn't manage to save so we will need to re-write these. A couple of the posts are also still missing their photos but I can add these once we get back to school.

This has been a lesson for me. Perhaps I was too trusting with the password, or maybe naive to think that it would be safe to allow children access at home. Either way I will need to re-think how our blog will work from now on.

Class 4, I have been hoping all week that the deletion of all your posts was an unfortunate accident. I promise you that I will continue to investigate until I have an answer for you.

- Miss J

Friday, 23 May 2008

Sad News

Checking our blog this evening, I am devastated to find that most of our posts have been deleted. It can only have been done by someone in our class since our password is required to edit and delete posts. I can only assume that this act was deliberate since to delete all posts except mine would take clicking delete on 21 separate posts, posts which the children have worked on incredibly hard.

I am sad to think that someone in our class could be cruel enough to deliberately destroy the work of others. I know when the work was deleted because I was online at the time and I have the IP address and location of the only visitor to our blog at that time. I will follow this up.

Meanwhile I have tried very hard to save as much of your work as possible, class 4 and I will do my best to restore our blog. Since someone is determined to ruin our work, I have removed the class posting privileges until we solve this unhappy mystery.

- Miss J


This is it class 4; our last half-term together is approaching fast (not too fast though I hope! You have worn me out and I need my holiday!).

I had to say what I brilliant job I think you have done with our blog. I think your other readers would agree. You have come up with lots of great ideas and I think that your posts are getting more and more interesting. I am so glad that I am going to have a reminder of your work and our time in class together for years to come.

Don't forget to keep thinking about those posts and send me an email if you get a good idea in the holidays.

- Miss J

How High Is Up?

Yesterday we went to the Redbridge Centre and saw How High Is Up?. The Sun and Moon were up in the heavens dancing every time, turning the earth around. Then the moon looked through the telescope. Ong Gia said to Little Star I need to tell you something and it is really important: everyone dies. But Little Star would not understand. I really liked the part when Little Star started to break things and the part when she ran away because it really built my attention and emotion. You should go and see it if you have a chance because it is really interesting.

How High is Up?

In this play Little star picks seeds for herself, the birds, the squirrels and for the trees. The characters names are the Bird With No Wings, Little Star, Ong Gia, the Sun and the Moon. I like when she went to the silent snow wizard because he took his coat off and he was Ong Gia. It made me emotional because it felt sad for little star when Ong Gia died. This play had emotion and it would touch our feelings. I think the story was trying to tell us that nobody lives forever, if somebody is going to die say a proper goodbye.

How High is Up?

Yesterday we went to Redbridge Drama Centre and saw How High is up? by Theatre Centre. The characters were The bird with no wings,Ong Gia, Little Star and the Sun and Moon. Ong Gia said that he was to die and Little Star was so furious. Then I liked it when the stage turned around and another season came up. When Ong Gia said the he was going to die and I started to cry a bit. I would recommend this play because it is magical.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Safety on the Internet

Do you want to be safe on the Internet? Well listen to these rules.

1. Never give your address.
2. Do not give your school address.
3. Never give out your friend's names.
4. Never ever give your phone number.
5. Don't give your full name.

Helping Plants Grow

In science we have learnt about plants. To make a plant grow it would need light, water, and nutrients. If you want a plant to be healthy you would need to give it all the stuff it needs. If you don't then eventually your plant is going to die. Try the game above; let's see if you can keep your plant alive.

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs are trained to keep blind people safe and they help the blind a lot. They even help them cross the road, go to work and go home. We learned that when a Guide dog is working you should not disturb them.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Picture Frames

In topic we have been learning how to make picture frames. First we had to get a piece of cardboard for the back. Then we had to stick cardboard strips onto the back and we had to do mitred corners. These are corners that had to be cut at forty five degrees and then we had to stick them together and we have ninety degree corners. Then we had to stick the stand on and decorate our frames.

Monday, 19 May 2008

Sketching Realistic Eyes

In art we have been learning how to draw realistic noses and eyes. My task was hard because I was drawing two people's eyes. If you look at the picture of the eyes it looks easy, but it is hard.

To do the eyes we need to look at the person's eyes carefully and use a pencil to do shading. But we did complete it and made it look realistic.

Thursday, 15 May 2008


In art we have been learning about dreams. We went home and found things that reminded us about one of our dreams and we talked about our dreams. In our sketch books we drew a dream and we went in the playground in a group we took photos to make our dream. I took a really good photo and we put it on the computer and put effects to make it better.

Smartie Answers

Our statement was false. The least frequent colour was the red Smartie and the most frequent was the blue Smartie. The Orange Smartie was the 2nd least frequent. Although most of the colours had more Smarties than the Orange, red still had fewer than Orange. We have done these graphs to show our results.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008


In history we have been doing work about Tudors. Tudors were at the time 1845 AD. Tudors wore lots of layers of clothes. First women and men wore plain white material used as shirts. Next women wore a dress made of wool then a jacket. Men wore jackets with a hole to carry a knife. There was cord to tighten the jacket. Men also wore a hat with a feather. They had trousers called doublet.

Our Fund-raising Activity

We have planned a fund-raising activity for guide dogs for the blind and it has turned out to be like a mini cafe with drinks, pizza (mini) and cakes. We voted for a couple of things that are a bouncy castle, an obstacle course, a puppet show, (mini) pizzas, drinks and cakes and a competition.

Smartie Experiment

Yesterday afternoon in maths we did an investigation about Smarties. Our question was 'are there fewer orange smarties than any other colour?' We had to separate all the colours and then do a tally chart to record our results. Then we ate them. Today we are going to write our results into a pie chart to answer the question.

All About Shadows

Shadows are formed when light is blocked. The sun looks like it's moving but it isn't, the earth is. It goes around the sun and while it's doing that it spins around.

Tudor Times

We had a visitor from the museum who came to talk about the Tudors. Keerthana and Yusuf dressed up in the Tudor costumes and looked very good in them. We looked at stuff like spoons, plates, shoes, candle light and a thing that you clean with. It was fun!

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Tudors Visit

On the 7th of May a lady called Catherine came in from a museum to teach us about the Tudors and how they lived.

Two people from our class dressed up as Thomas and his wife Constance and they looked very hot because they had to wear lots of layers of thick clothes and in the Tudor times they had to wear all those clothes to show-off.


Shadows are formed when light is blocked. When you put your hand in front of a light source then the shadow is made under your hand. If the light source is behind any object the shadows will be in front of the object. If the light source is at the side the shadows will be at the opposite side.


We are learning about shadows in science. Shadows are formed when the sun's beams are blocked by an object. In the morning the sun casts long shadows and at midday it casts small shadows.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Gone Blogging

Class 4 have been blogging mad today. Posting was met with enthusiasm and ideas started to flow as we thought about all the things we could include in our posts. Look out for posts on the Tudors (our history topic) and some of our art work too!

- Miss J

Guide Dogs Visit

Some guide dogs came into our school on the 28th April 2008. The dogs' names are Maxie, who is a retired guide dog and Tracker, who is a training guide dog puppy. All guide dogs help blind people do all sorts of things like walking, running, and shopping. Guide dogs have special coats and harnesses to show that they are working. You should not disturb a guide dog when they are working.
Mrs Weaver is a guide dog puppy walker. She takes dogs on trains, buses and cars to get them used to the sounds. Usually they are scared of the sound when they are a puppy.

Guide Dog Safety

We are doing a project about Guide Dogs. They help blind people; they are a blind person's eyes. They are friendly and they don't bite. They stop at the right time at traffic and stop at the side of the road.

Guide Dogs

Guide dogs are dogs that help blind people . They came to our school on 28th April and their names where Maxie and Tracker. When they finish working they are back like normal dogs.

Guide Dogs Project Introduction

We are doing a project about The Guide Dogs for The Blind Association. People say a guide dog is a blind person's eyes. Also we are raising money for the Guide Dogs for The Blind Association. We are raising money by doing special activities. We are also watching videos about guide dogs and blind people.