West End Primary School

West End Lane, Leeds,
West Yorkshire LS18 5JP

0113 2582819



Year 4 - Heron Class

Week Beginning 8.10.2018

Happy Thursday from Heron Class!

In English this week we’ve started our exciting new writing project- we’re writing our own Greek myths! So far, we have created our own heroes/heroines, mythical creatures for our protagonists to defeat and explored traditional Greek settings. Next week we’ll begin to plan and write it. I’ve been really impressed with the children’s imaginative and unique ideas. The children are just starting to understand how and why we use paragraphs to organise our ideas, which we’ll practise when we write our myths.  

In Maths, we’ve started working on number by adding and subtracting multiples of 10, 100 and 1000 mentally (before we move on to the formal, written methods). The children have worked really hard, but some of us are finding crossing hundreds and thousands tricky (e.g. 2300- 500). However, we’re resilient in Herons and we WILL get there!!

In Art, we’ve started designing our mythical creatures which we’ll use in our Greek Myths. We’ve had all sorts of strange hybrids!

On a personal note, I am (for reasons that have suddenly escaped me!) running the Yorkshire Marathon on Sunday 14th October in York. I’ve never run a marathon before, so this will be a gigantic challenge for me. I’m running for the Leeds branch of Mind, a mental health charity. If you would like to sponsor me at all, the link to my Just Giving page is here. I’m hugely grateful for any donations, they’re a wonderful charity. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hannah-neill1  Forgive me if I teach the children sitting down on Monday morning!!

Christmas Cards

Last week the Friends of West End sent out information about their Christmas card design fund raiser.

If you wish for your child/children to complete a design please return to class by Tuesday 16th October at the latest.   

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