Sutton Valence Primary School, North Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3HT, United Kingdom

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Miss Terry

SUTTON VALENCE PRIMARY SCHOOL

"The constant quest for knowledge, learning and adventure..."

Dance is on a Thursday and netball is on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has 

Year 4 - Owls

SWIMMING in Term 5

Year 4 will be swimming every Wednesday as from the 18th April 2018

Girls will require a one piece swimming costume and a swimming cap.

Boys will require a pair of fitting swimming trunks.

Please make sure you have a towel and that all items are in a waterproof bag as these will be going home wet!

Welcome to Owls Class page. The teacher is Miss Bryant and our teaching assistant is Mrs Ambrose.

Term 5 

 Burps, Bottoms and Bile 

Open wide and let’s take a look inside! This term we’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside our bodies.  The children will learn about their teeth and their different functions, how tooth decay works and what they need to do to keep healthy teeth. They will then learn about the digestive system and about the importance of keeping a healthy diet. Pupils will develop their scientific skills by conducting a range of experiments. They will write non-fiction and fiction texts all linked to this term’s theme.  By the end of term, the children will work in groups to design and create a giant model of the digestive system. 

Click here for this term's newsletter. 

Our most improved writer this term is Rory. He has truly earned this by writing his own Arthurian legend, which is full of beautiful descriptive language.

 

Please read this outstanding piece of writing!  

 

 

The Stolen Crown  

 

Swords flashed, arrows sparkled, a huge battle was going on, which King Arthur was winning, with help of the Excalibur sword. It sprung out, biting into a Saxon’s leg, the wounded warrior let out an ear-piercing yell and fell to the ground. Thud, another Saxon’s head bounced along the ground, which was now stained with the blood of both sides. Shing, an arrow went flying through a knight’s armour and into his chest. No one could could escape the fear that echoed around and spread like plague. Almost everyone was either wounded and crying in agony or lying dead. It was getting dark, a rabbit hopped out of the bushes, startling a nervous horse which reared up and ran away, deserting his master. Before he knew what was happening, Sir Lancelot finished him off with one blow of his sword.

 

Voices could be heard in the dark bushes sparkling in the moon light, but nobody really noticed except King Arthur. He stood still, blocking out all the sounds around him, and was nearly hit by a whistling arrow! He was listening. Just then, a strange silence fell like they were waiting for something to happen. Nobody knew if they were alive or dead! Then it happened, a loud rumbling scream bellowed out of the tree. Suddenly, something lit up the sky, they were arrows on fire! Everyone stood stock still, glued to the spot. The whole battle field took light. The place was in a blaze of orange flames! Shadows started to emerge!

 

Orcs with gleaming tusks and green dry skin plodded out of the fire. Their armour glinted in the moon light. The biggest one marched up to King Arthur and violently wrestled his crown off. Then they settled off back into the night. “What was that?” said the king, worried. Back inside the safety of the gaping castle walls, everyone discussed the matter. “What shall we do?” said one of them.

Arthur retorted, “We get my crown back.”

“How?” asked another.

“We search the land!” triumphally said Lancelot.

 “That we will do” said the king. One knight argued,

“That could be dangerous and take too long.” Arthur angrily shouted,

“Just go and retrieve what is rightfully mine!”

 

The knights searched everywhere but unfortunately, they had no luck. Many knights were killed by hunger or goblins. But Sir Lancelot survived and he had many adventures. He met ogres, trolls, giants and dragons but non of them had the crown. After a month, he came to a wasteland where there were some ancient ruins. Lancelot thought, “I think I’ll check them out.”  He crept into the ruins and nervously peeked round the corner. Sir Lancelot almost had a heart attack! Hundreds of orcs were kicking and biting and punching and wrestling in a most terrifying fashion. Sir Lancelot used his sword with great anger and killed most of the orcs. Without warning, the colossal, fifteen foot orc, which was wearing the crown, came and used a mass to wreck everything in his path to get Lancelot. He tried to use his sword but it didn’t work. Just then, he saw a weak spot, there was a cut on the orc's chest. With all his power, Sit Lancelot plunged his sword deep into the crevice. The beast staggered back, the crown falling off his head! He’d done it!

 

 

Anglo-Saxon Day 

Roman battle formations. 

 

The Testudo 

The Repel-Cavalry

The Orb 

Listen to our class song! 

The children have been very busy writing their lyrics for their class song. They used the music from the Jungle Book and counted the number of syllables in each verse to make sure the lyrics matched the original music. They have now officially recorded their song as a single entitled, Us Owls Are Great. 

Enjoy! 

 

Us Owls Are Great 

Now we’re the kings and queens of the school,

The cool school VIP,

Did all our work, and had to stop,

Owls sing so you can see

 

Chris is a maths master in class

Ryan is a good friend

Harry is very good at maths

Caleb, telling the time.

 

Us owls are great,

Rory’s guitar goes ding,

Oscar and Riaz can draw anything,

Chloe runs, like a wild cheetah,

Our class is so, sooo talented.

 

Alfie’s pen dances on the page,

Junior runs like the wind,

Isaac’s guitar, sings like a star

Isabelle and Josh like to draw

 

Alex strums his guitar

Laura paints like an artist

Tuppence dances like an angel

Toby’s pen sings poems.

 

Us owls are great,

Rory’s guitar goes ding,

Oscar and Riaz can draw anything,

Chloe runs, like a wild cheetah,

Our class is so, sooo talented.

 

Shayleigh is such a dazzling dancer,

Deniz is a crazy creator

Gabbs is great at drawing pictures

Jack is a super swimmer

 

Kenzie has powers of dancing

Luke is great at running

Harry kicks the ball like fire

Ella paints like an artist.

 

Us owls are great,

Rory’s guitar goes ding,

Oscar and Riaz can draw anything,

Oscar and Riaz can draw anything,

 

Louis can give a music tour,

Carter can run down the wing and score,

Ryan can do an amazing stunt,

Jadon can draw a pencil that’s blunt

 

All our pens dance across the paper,

Beware, you’ll see something later,

Do you like, our amazing class song?

Do you like, our amazing class song?

Do you like, our amazing class sooooong?

Times Tables 

By the end of Year 4, the children need to know all their times tables, up to the 12 times table. Please encourage your child to practise their times tables by saying them aloud in the car, at the shop – as much as possible to support their mental maths development. 

Click here to play Hit The Button, a great game for developing their mental maths fluency!