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Classteacher: Mr. C. Fulcher

Friday 1st March 2024

 

Hello all,

 

Redwood have had a short, yet productive, week this week! We have continued looking at newspapers and have started planning an article all about The Iron Man. We have started reading our new class text, Krindlekrax. We have also continued practising our 6 times table. Next week, we are going to start looking at the 12 times table. Please can all the children practise this over the weekend - I have set up a competition on TTRS!

 

Have a great weekend,

Mr. Fulcher.

Thursday 15th February 2024

 

It has been lovely to talk to so many of you this week at Parents Evening. I have really enjoyed sharing all the progress the children are making with you and I hope you have enjoyed looking at their work.

 

The children have worked incredibly hard this term and have earned a rest! 

 

Have a wonderful half-term,

Mr. Fulcher.

Friday 9th February 2024

 

Hello all,

 

Redwood played squash at the Garrison on Thursday and had a fantastic time. They played well, displaying great perseverance at times and exemplar sportsmanship. They were very well-behaved walking through the Garrison and on the journey too. Well done, Redwood.

 

It's been Mental Health Week this week and we have created 'Proud Clouds' to celebrate. Each day, the children wrote down something they were proud of and added it to their clouds. We also went for a walk and talk with the Year 5s in Chestnut to discuss our worries and our problems with some older children. On Friday, we went on a tour of the school and took pictures of the things, and people, that were important to us.

 

Please continue to practise your times tables on TTRS and rehearse your lines for the production.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr. Fulcher.

Walking and talking with Year 5

Squash at the Garrison

Friday 26th January 2023

 

Hello all,

 

Redwood have been looking at sound in Science this week and have explored high and low pitches with different instruments. We have also been looking at philosophy in RE and have discussed the differences between knowledge, opinion and belief.

 

Please continue to practise your 6 times tables over the weekend. I was very happy with your multiplication checks on Tuesday. Keep it up!

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr. Fulcher.

Friday 19th January 2024

 

Hello everyone,

 

Redwood have worked incredibly hard this week completing our DT unit on linkages and levers, learning how to multiply two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers and continuing our work on suspense in English.

 

I have been so impressed with the progress the children are making in their times tables! I have set up another tournament on Times Table Rock Stars to complete over the coming weeks so please encourage the children to log in and take part.

 

Some children are still without a black jumper and/or jogging bottoms for PE. These items are an integral part of their PE kit and must be in school at all times.

 

Please practise the 6s over the weekend.

 

Have a restful weekend,

Mr. Fulcher.

Friday 12th January 2024

 

Happy New Year! It's been lovely to welcome everyone back for the first full week of the year. It's been incredibly busy as we have been making our moving Iron Men, reading our new class text, The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and looking at suspenseful writing. 

 

Please can the children make sure they have black jogging bottoms and a black jumper for outside PE.

 

Many thanks, have a lovely weekend,

Mr. Fulcher.

Friday 8th December 2023

 

Hello everyone,

 

Redwood have been incredibly busy this week with their assessments. They have worked so hard and it has been very pleasing to see the fantastic progress they are making. They have produced some beautiful History POP tasks, which show off all their Stone Age knowledge, and they look brilliant. Well done, everyone.

 

Please practise the 2s, 4s and 8s over the weekend. This is incredibly important as we head towards the Multiplication Check in June. Please practise with the children daily, either on Times Table Rock Stars or with one of the methods shown at our Shared Learning session last week. 

 

Many thanks,

Mr. Fulcher.

Friday 24th November 2023

 

Hello all,

 

Redwood have had a great week. Their hot tasks in Writing were fantastic, I'm really pleased with all the effort they put into them. Their leaflets on Skara Brae are looking brilliant and they sounded very good during our Christmas performance rehearsal this morning. 

 

Please practise the 2s, 4s and 8s over the weekend. (Remember our tournament on TTRS!)

 

Have a lovely weekend, 

Mr. Fulcher.

Friday 17th November 2023

 

Happy Children In Need Day everyone,

 

The children have had an action-packed week this week! We had a special guest (pictures below) who destroyed our classroom! We have been hard at work planning and writing our character descriptions and they are wonderful so far - keep it up, Redwood! 

 

Please return the slips for our Shared Learning session on Thursday 30th November. It will take place from 2.00pm - 3.00pm and it would be fantastic to see as many of you as possible. The children will be sharing the variety of ways we teach and learn the times tables and I know they're incredibly excited to show off their knowledge!

 

Have a great weekend,

Mr. Fulcher. 

A special visitor...

We are historians - researching Skara Brae

Friday 10th November 2023

 

Hello all,

 

Redwood have worked so hard this week - I have been very impressed. Their warm tasks this morning were all fantastic and used many, if not all, of the features I was looking for. Their Science work on the different types of teeth was very enjoyable to read. Thank you to those who wore their Cubs and Brownies uniforms to recognise Remembrance Day. 

 

The children were visited by an artist, Sam Gimson, this week and learned how to sketch a self-portrait. Pictures to follow!

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr. Fulcher.

Sam Gimson vists Myland

Friday 3rd November 2023

 

Hello all,

 

It's been another productive week in Redwood! Today, we've looked at our text map for Wishing Tale, which is a text that focuses on character. We will continue to use this text as a model throughout the next few weeks. The children asked me to post the text on here so that they could read it and practise it at home:

 

In a small village on the outskirts of a very large city, there was a farmer called Yang. He was so poor that in the winter the wind sneaked in the cracks in the door and the snow tumbled down the chimney. As well as this, he’d huddle under his thin, moth-eaten blankets, struggling to keep warm.

 

Early one frosty morning, Yang went out to feed his cattle at the barn. His first job was picking up the hay. Agonisingly, he lifted up the last bale of hay with his cracked, chapped hands and heaved it on to his frail shoulder. Yang was a man who put the welfare of his livestock first. His jacket was ripped and torn and his face was red and weathered from the harsh environment he ventured out in each and every day.

 

At that moment, Yang heard an unfamiliar noise. Tentatively, he crept outside, approaching what was caught in the brambles.  Yang’s shallow, raspy breaths quickened.  His eyes widened in amazement at the sight of the snow-white horse. Calming the horse down, Yang pulled the brambles to one side and released it.

 

To his amazement, the horse turned and addressed him.

“Yang, I am king of the wild horses. For setting me free, I can grant you one wish. Tell me your heart’s desire.”

Yang paced up and down, pondering over what he should wish for.  He had dreamed of great riches and a vast kingdom, but, ultimately, one wish remained in his heart.

 

With his shoulders a little less stooped, Yang made his way back to the cottage.  Hearing his cattle munching heartily, a warm smile spread across his face.  Opening the door of his cottage, he was greeted by a warm, glowing fire and the smell of a steaming pot of stew. Life was beginning to look up.

 

 

Please continue to practise the 8 times table. Have a great weekend.

 

Friday 20th October 2023

 

Hello everyone, 

It was lovely to see you all this week to chat about how the children have settled in and how they're getting on. They're all doing amazingly well, I could not be prouder. One of the most common things I spoke to with parents was spellings of common words. At the request of a number of parents, I have listed below some of the most common words the children should always be spelling correctly. Over the half-term, you could look at any your child finds tricky and support them in learning the correct spelling.

 

whatwhowhichoneto
whenwithwitchwontoo
ourtheiryourliketwo
arethereyou'reeveryagain
hourthey'redon'tthingthink

 

Please feel free to pop in Wednesdays after school to discuss this or to have a look at the children's work.

 

Have a well-rested break,

Mr. Fulcher.

Friday 13th October 2023

 

Hello all,

Thank you for all the cardboard boxes you have donated this week! The children have put them to good use recreating the effects of earthquakes. They've worked hard to start planning, and writing, their persuasive letters and I must say, I am a very proud teacher!

 

The children are doing really well with their times tables. Please keep practising the 7s over the weekend in preparation for next week. Any issues with TTRS, just jot it down in the home/school diaries and I will do my best to sort it.

 

Thanks,

Mr. Fulcher.

Friday 6th October 2023

 

Hello all,

It's been a productive week in Redwood. We have started looking at persuasive texts, including a very humorous (and fictional!) model text all about Mr. Rands and his silly behaviour. The children are thoroughly enjoying the unit so far and have produced some brilliant rhetorical questions and have done well when presenting their opinions as facts.

 

Please check homeschool diaries for a request for cardboard boxes! We would like them in by next Friday (the 13th). Thank you so much for your help, we really appreciate it. 

 

Well done to two members of Redwood, Millie and Grace, for becoming school councillors. I know you will both take the job seriously and represent Year 4 well. Well done, girls!

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr. Fulcher.

 

 

Friday 29th September 2023

 

Hello all,

It's been so lovely to return to the classroom this week and to see all the hard work the children did with Mr. Benson whilst I was away. You are a true credit to the school, your parents and yourselves, Redwood. Well done. 

The children have planned and completed some excellent descriptive pieces of writing that I'm sure they would love to show you during our 'At Home' evenings on Wednesdays. It was lovely to see so many of you this week, thank you for attending. They also enjoyed learning about the digestive system and particularly liked our experiment using tights, food and a plastic bag to recreate digestion.

Please continue to practise the 2, 4 and 7 times tables are these are our focus tables at the moment. Please ask for your Times Table Rockstars login if yours does not work or you have lost it. 

 

Have a lovely weekend, 

Mr. Fulcher.

Friday 15th September 

 

Hello all,

 

Redwood have had a very productive week. We have finished our art, which will hopefully be out on display in the next couple of weeks, as well as our warm tasks today in English. The children have worked incredibly hard and I'm very pleased with the work they have made so far - I hope they are too!

 

I am going on the residential trip with the Year 6s next week. If there are any queries please just grab any member of the 3/4 team on the playground. Mr. Rands and Mrs. Reed will still be with the children throughout the week, as will Mrs. Carter on Thursday afternoon.

 

Many thanks,

Mr. Fulcher.

Friday 8th September

 

Hello all,

 

Welcome back and welcome to Redwood! The children have had a busy, productive week back and have enjoyed beginning our class text, The Girl of Ink and Stars, as well as looking at the artwork of William Morris alongside some great English and Maths work.

 

The children have settled beautifully into Redwood and to school life - they deserve a relaxing weekend!

 

See you Monday,

Mr. Fulcher.

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