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Summer reading challenge!

The Summer Reading Challenge at Pudsey Library has began, please watch this video to find out more about the challenge. Kate at the library is looking forward to seeing you over the Summer!

Year 4 children in school have had a very busy half term. They have created some fantastic writing – about the Romans and Murton Park (which they typed up on the computers in the ICT suite) and fantastic descriptive pieces about Pompeii.

They have been taught by Stuart to develop their football skills – thinking about dribbling skills, using the space and working as a team. We have seen an improvement in their skills at football during break times too – with more children joining in with the fun!

They have been developing their drumming skills with Mr G, something they have really enjoyed on a Friday morning.

They still miss their friends who are learning remotely, but it has been lovely to see them during the shared celebration assemblies via Teams!

The children have designed mosaics to create with pulses next half term – watch this space to see what they manage to create!

What an amazing few weeks my remote learners have had in Year 4. We have written a leaflet about Romans, we have flown through our maths learning, and today – We shared some of our favourite hobbies.


Cole loves playing Rugby, and sent in these pictures of him over lockdown!

Cole’s amazing Rugby!


Rylie meanwhile has spent lots of time over lockdown building LEGO and playing rugby as well. He showed off his amazing LEGO cars!

Rylie’s Legendary LEGO

Mia has been working exceptionally hard on her learning at home, and produced this lovely piece of learning on paper on Monday, when her Teams wouldn’t work properly!

Mia’s Marvellous Writing


Callum has been showing off his amazing fish as well!

Callum’s Fab Fish


Dylan, Harvey and Charlie have all enjoyed playing games over the lockdown, and Lyla even managed to get some Gymnastics practise in!


Well done to all the Year 4 remote learners, I cannot wait to see what amazing things you come up with next week!

We have had a very busy start to the year. The children have had great attitudes to learning and have been really focused!

We have read The Iron Man and the children have written their own descriptions based on the story, we are still reading Narnia and they have created fantastic cliff hanger stories for the year 3 children to read. They tasted Turkish Delight – most of the children liked it!

As a hook for our writing we had a brilliant bush craft day – the children experienced orienteering, team skills, water filtering and den making. We finished with toasting marshmallows! Yum!

In design and technology the children have designed and made their own Greek gods using hinges.

In geography we have been studying counties, urban and rural settlements. In science we have been classifying animals and insects.

It has been a busy year so far, the children are working hard on their times tables, reading lots during ERIC and reading lessons and are working on their writing skills. It has been lovely to see how they are learning and maturing.

We have had a great day today, all linked to reading! We had a great assembly with a whole school story – We’re Going on a Book Hunt! Mr Barker, Mrs Gunning and Mrs Digby were sorted into Hogwarts Houses by the sorting hat, we had a whole school sorting hat teacher swap. We also had lots of discussions about books, created magnificent art inspired by our class readers and filled in feathers to create a whole school display (watch this space) of why we love reading and why reading is important… phew!


Year 6 loved their focus on The Viewer – a fantastic book that really gripped their imagination – they couldn’t wait to read on !


It has been lovely to see so many children swap books, before school, during the day, during lunch time, after school… so great that the children are so keen to read and discover new books. I have had some lovely conversations with parents, staff and children about how we are all inspiring each other to read more and why it’s so important!

It was great to see lots of children swapping books and reading at lunch time!

Lola in year 6 has helped her friend to get a library card and swapped a book to read to her cousin today, it’s lovely to see Macauley reading a book he loves that he got from the library. Harvey in year 5 has inspired others to read different books and is going to be a reading ambassador. George in year 3 has swapped lots of books with Mrs Horan and has inspired lots of children in his class to read. Mr Shaw in year 4 has inspired his class to read and swap books on a regular basis.  The children in year 2 were really excited to create beautiful flower pictures based on the secret garden.

Year 5 fused art and poetry – inspired by their poetry class reader.

They created some great front covers inspired by their other class reader – The Explorer. They are going to use these to go on the front of their Explorer inspired writing.

In nursery today it was a real pleasure to read to them, they spoke in full sentences, listened carefully and we had a really interesting conversation about how you grow when you are asleep and we all agreed that the pigeon really needed to go to bed – NOT stay up late!

In year 6 the children created some great art inspired by The Viewer.

In year 4 they created Iron Man pictures – using the book and my pictures inspired by the book…

Year 3 created some fantastic pictures inspired by Kensuke’s Kingdom.


Year 2 created some great pictures inspired by the Secret Garden.

A fantastic day! Thank you for your support – letting your children bring books to swap and listening to your children read at home!

Emma Digby

What an amazing week year 4 have had this week. Well done to everyone for their amazing effort in their assessments.


To celebrate, Year 4 ran a family event of their own, the Disgusting Digestive System Experiment! Children talked their adults through the route which food takes before it it turned into human waste. Adults were amazed when children used their descriptive writing to turn the scientific process into a creative story. Well done Year 4!


Yummm…Lemon Meringue! This afternoon we practised our new skills of separating egg yolks and egg whites, with Mrs Houghton. The children really enjoyed this activity and got to eat their yummy creations!

Yesterday, year 4 began their new topic – ‘What happens to our food?’. We took part in an exciting hook day, during which children plotted their own digestive system, learned all about their teeth and how they help break up food, as well as making their own digestive system parts! We also got a visit from ‘a very very old’ friend who helped us show where the parts went inside the skeleton!

In 4B this half term, we have been writing our very own stories describing the setting of our own worlds. Taking a step into the wardrobe, we found ourselves on a beach in a land which had never been seen before. This is just an example of the amazing writing we managed to create…







This Week

Autumn Half Term
Oct 25 – Oct 29 all-day
School Closed – Christmas Break
Dec 20 2021 – Jan 3 2022 all-day
School Closed – Training Day
Jan 17 all-day
School Closed – Spring Half Term
Feb 21 – Feb 25 all-day

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