Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


Term 1 Week 7 12.10.20

In English this week, we have been considering the impact of words. How can we make sure that our descriptive writing has a big impact? By using a thesaurus to up level our adjectives and verbs, as well as putting a 50 word limit on! Just like Joe Todd-Stanton. We were describing the double page spread from Arthur and The Golden Rope below:


In Geography, we have been learning about the different layers of the rainforest and the different creatures you would find in each. We created informative and labelled leaflets.


In Textiles, we revealed our tie-dyed fabric to each other! They turned out so well, even the trickier shapes such as the spiral. We can’t wait to stitch onto them.

Oxfordshire 4's Learning in Photos:

Year 4 Curriculum Overview 2020-2021

Who's in the Year 4 Team?

A 'hello' from your new teacher, Mrs Crumbie:

Dear Oxfordshire,

I am so excited to be your teacher in Year 4! We have got such a fun year of learning ahead of us, starting off with learning about myths and legends, folklore, Vikings and adventure in September. The book I read you in the video is called ‘Kai and the Monkey King’ and it is written and illustrated by Joe Todd Stanton, whose text we will study in Term 1 (but I’m not telling you which book!).
The other year 4 teachers, Mrs Latty and Miss Wright are also reading Joe Todd Stanton books too, you might like to listen to their stories! Alternatively, you might like to have a go at drawing one of Joe Todd Stanton’s characters yourself by following this video:


I love teaching at Southborough because I am passionate about making learning memorable and fun. I am looking forward to helping you all to make progress and grow, to become confident, curious learners. We will be doing some exciting Science experiments, reading compelling stories and speaking un peu de français (a bit of French!) as well as learning many other interesting subjects.

I have taught some of you already, in RWInc in Year 2, and I have happy memories of our Year 2 learning. Do you remember when Sareem’s mum came in to speak to all of us about Islam? Or when we boarded Mr Britton’s flight in the Great Hall? Some of you may already know a little bit about me, but for those of you who don’t, I love speaking and learning languages! I am really looking forward to teaching you all French - I have also been learning Italian during lockdown and have completed 44 lessons so far. I really enjoy travelling abroad with my family and putting my language skills to use. I also love dancing (especially tap dancing) and you will need to be ready for lots of Go Noodles in Year 4!

I look forward to watching all of your poem or story videos and speaking to you all on the 21st of July. Until then, take care and enjoy the lovely weather,

Mrs Crumbie.


Mrs Crumbie reads, 'Kai and The Monkey King' by Joe Todd-Stanton:

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