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Hello! Welcome to Year 4!

HOMEWORK UPDATE: We now have an email address for the children to email their electronic homework to their class teachers. Please make sure the email contains the child’s name and the name of their class teacher.

 

homework@berryhill.notts.sch.uk

Don't forget to keeping checking the Class Newsletter page for any updates.

Swimming Gala Finals

Well done to our Key Stage 2 swimming squad who qualified for the county swimming finals which were held on Monday 22nd May at Hucknall Leisure Centre.

Our squad of 18 children were a credit to the school. They behaved brilliantly, took part competitively and were supportive of the other schools taking part.

The children raced really well in a fast-paced and competitive swimming pool! There were many fantastic swimmers and our children produced some great performances which they should all be really proud of.

A big thank you to Mrs Cope and Mrs Bexon for attending the gala with us and a big thank you to all of our wonderful supporters who were sat on the side cheering us on every stroke of the way! Your support at both galas has been brilliant and has meant such a lot to myself and the children. Thank you for cheering us on!

Overall, our team finished in 5th position out of the 6 schools who competed in these county finals. We were just pipped to 4th place by 2 points!

A fantastic effort by everyone involved. Thank you!

A very proud Mrs Kendall J

Mike Bargh and Warren the Rabbit from Mansfield 103FM came to school just before the Easter holidays to interview five children - Evie, Poppy, Kyra, Connor, Danny. They described a secret item, which are clues to a competition that will be posed to listeners of the Breakfast Show week starting 12th June. Keep listening to Mansfield 103FM for the fantastic competition.

New Walk Museum Visit 

The children had a fantastic time visiting New Walk Museum in Leicester as part of their Tomb Raiders Ancient Egyptian topic. They were able to explore the different galleries in the museum and participate in an Egyptian workshop where they learnt about mummification, what the Ancient Egyptians ate and also about their homes. The children all made an amulet too which the Ancient Egyptians believed protected them during their journey to the afterlife. When we arrived back in school, the children enjoyed sharing all that they had learnt.

 

 

A HUGE congratulations to our swimmers who took part in the swimming gala in February at the Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre. They have been put forward for the swimming finals on the 22nd of May. Go team Berry Hill! frown

Spectacular Science Week 2017

The children have had a brilliant week getting stuck into Science! We have completed an Energy Hunt around school using specialist equipment to monitor the heat and light usage. Also we learnt about forces and built tower structures using foil and straws. A gigantic thank you to our visitors Iain Brown and Richard Smith.

Empties Please!

Used printer cartridge recycling

As part of our work towards our Eco-Schools award we are committed to reducing waste and recycling more, both in school and in our homes. The Eco-Committee has been looking at ways to do this and have decided to work with a company called ‘Empties Please’. They collect and recycle used ink and toner cartridges and will donate any money raised back to us.

It’s very simple. All we have to do is collect used ink cartridges and toner cartridges and put them into the collection bin, in one of the bags provided, which is situated in the reception area in school. ‘Empties Please’ will collect the bin when it is full and then donate the money raised back to school with a certificate to display showing how much we have raised through our recycling. We may also qualify for their Green Rewards scheme if we collect enough. You can collect cartridges from absolutely anywhere – school, work, home, clubs, friends and family. The more we can collect the better and as it takes up to 1000 years for a printer cartridge to decompose it is an environmentally friendly way for you to dispose of your printer cartridges whilst helping us at the same time!

Toners accepted: original branded Brother, Cannon, Dell and Epson toner cartridges

Ink cartridges accepted: original branded Cannon, HP, Lexmark and Samsung ink cartridges

Please make sure you put all cartridges in one of the bags provided before placing in the collection bin.

Thank you for your help.

World Book Day 2017

Our Class Assembly

A gigantic well done to all the children for our class assembly. The parents and the rest of the school were taken on an exciting journey learning about the Ancient Egyptians, Greek myth Pandora's Box and Sound and Teeth through Science. 

Our Berry Hill Tree

We have had a fantastic time helping to piece together the final parts of the Berry Hill Tree.

Spring Term 2017

Wow! What an awesome Autumn term we had! We had a brilliant time learning all about the Water Cycle, visiting Magna and conducting evaporating experiments in Science.

 

This Spring term, we are going to be stepping back in time thousands of years to learn all about the Ancient Egyptian’s as part of our Tomb Raiders topic. We will be leaning about the Egyptian Gods and their rituals, writing in hieroglyphics and building chariots! Watch this space for Egyptian updates, including any visits.

 

In Science, we will learning Animals including humans, in particular learning about the digestive system and the names and functions of different teeth.

Swimming Gala Champions!

A HUGE congratulations to all of our Key Stage 2 swimming squad who won the swimming gala!

The gala took place on Thursday 23rd February 2017 and was held at the Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre.

Our squad of 18 children took part in lots of races against other schools, winning the majority of the races, earning lots of points for the team and swimming away with the trophy!

The children worked brilliantly as a team and supported one another in every race. Their behaviour was superb and they represented our school fantastically. They were all a credit to the school and a pleasure to spend the morning with.

A massive thank you to Mrs Hammond and Mrs Bexon for helping us behind the scenes, on the bus and at poolside. Another massive thank you also goes out to all of the spectators who came along to support the children and the school. It was great to look up to the balcony and see so many proud faces and to hear the loud cheers!

Finally another BIG thank you to the children who made myself and Mrs Gascoigne very happy on Thursday morning. J

What a magical Christmas show!

Take a bow KS2! The children of Key Stage 2 have been busy singing songs, making costumes and learning lines ready for our Christmas production the ‘A magical Jigsaw. This year, the children have been learning about Christmas stories! We were taken on a journey of Christmas by some very interesting angels…

Capture the Flag Cinema Trip

The children (and the staff) thoroughly enjoyed visiting the cinema on Thursday morning to watch ‘Capture the Flag’. We would like to say a big thank you to PTFA for kindly paying for the buses to the cinema using money raised in school. 

 

Super Scarlett’s Poetry Success!

An enormous well done to Scarlett who has won Beale’s ‘Summer Holiday’ Writing Competition in the 6-9 years category with her fantastic poem. Scarlett’s poem was chosen from all the entries in the nationwide competition, and she has won herself a £50 shopping voucher!

 

Salty seas,

Wild breeze,

Glittery sand,

Upon the land.

Sparkling sun,

All day fun.

Slippery seaweed,

Crabs to feed.

Freshly made donuts,

Striking beach huts.

Sugar sweets,

Other treats.

Squealing seagulls,

Swirling rock pools.

Swaying palm trees,

LET ME STAY PLEASE!

Our Marvellous Magna Visit

Wow! What a fantastic day we all had at the Magna Science Centre! We enjoyed a Science Workshop learning all about the different states of matter and we were able to create some paint using eggs, oil, vinegar and spices.

 

We also explored the different pavilions learning more about the Earth, fire, air and water. 

Our Terrific Topic Homework!

We have thoroughly enjoyed our topic this half term learning all about the water cycle and the different states of matter. Here is a selection of our topic homework.

 

Penny Mile!

A gigantic thank you to everyone who bought in pennies for our Penny Mile! We raised a very impressive £341.72!

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What a Dahlicious day!

Well what an exciting few days we have had at school! The children thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday creating entertaining alliterations in English and solving Roald Dahl inspired Maths problems too. All the children looked fantastic in their costumes dressed as a character from their favourite Roald Dahl book.

 

 

Autumn Term

This half term we will be getting wet learning all about the water cycle as part of our Water, Water Everywhere topic. We will be imaging what it is like for a water droplet to travel through the water cycle as well as using atlases to identify British rivers and seas. Also, we will be investigating how water can change states as part of our Science work, and we will be seeing if we can speed up the rate of evaporation too!

 

As part of our Computing lessons, we will be learning about how we can keep ourselves safe whilst online. 

 

Keep checking our class page for updates and photographs!

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