Year 4 News: 8th October 2020

8th October 2020
Star of the Week: Rex
Writer of the Week: Marcus
Mathematician of the Week: Harry R
Rocking Reader: Annabelle
Values Champion (Friendship): Xander
We want to say a huge thank you for all of the donations you kindly sent in for our Harvest Festival.  Your generosity was overwhelming and we have quite a collection for the Droitwich Food Bank.
The children did us proud on Wednesday when they performed a signed performance of the song 'Harvest Samba'.  We had been learning a little bit of sign language using Makaton tutorials but the song was truly amazing. Lots of year 4 took it on themselves to practise at home this week and it made a huge difference to our presentation.  We are very proud of you all.  
A great big thank you to those children who read as part of the service too.  It takes a lot to step up to the mic and speak in front of an audience.  Well done.  We were also very proud of Isabel who decided to write her own prayer for the service as extra homework.  She FaceTimed with Natasha and together they came up with some beautiful words of thanks.
Staying with RE, this week the children have considered the question; 'Does the world we live in match the world that Jesus wanted for us?  This is a huge question and the children's responses were mature, empathetical and thought provoking.  It was a wonderful session and made lots of us think about how we could make changes for the greater good.
Our history saw the children researching about what it would be like to be a child in the Anglo-Saxon times.  Lots of us thought it would be quite a difficult life, especially with the heavy work the boys would be expected to do.  I think the lack of an internet connection would cause an awful lot of frustration if we had to go back in time today!