Articles by: Ms Castillo

Go for Growth Mindset Gold!

People of Year 4, What triumphs! Tears of joy, tears of heartache or tears of hayfever. We seem to be getting all three. It’s a scorcher and the aggression of the Summer sun is upon us. I urge children to bring their hats, creams and to take their hayfever remedies, […]

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An ode to an ode…

People of Year 4, This week we have been examining the genre of ode and insult poetry. We read a few examples and discussed the features. Here’s a taste. Tacos Oh tacos, oh tacos I love you, you see… But I wonder why you don’t love me? Oh tacos, oh […]

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Splash!

Well, here it is, Another sequence of weeks in which clothes disappear, shoes vanish and accusations of sock theft inundate the space. Yes, it is swimming lesson time. Frolics in the water, Mexican waves on the coach and constant anxiety from staff. I never again want to chase after a […]

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no business like show business

People of year 4, We are very fortunate to have Dr Collins with us this half term. She has been working at Roselands School in Hertford via the School Direct programme and is now based in our class for her  placement. She is enjoying herself very much and the children […]

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Stoic philosophy

People of Year 4! The inexorable march of time leads us forth into that week between weeks, known as half term. A small piece of paper has been placed in book bags – I witnessed it so I believe it to be true. If you hear any stories to the […]

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New Year’s Greetings

Salutations and new year jollity to the people of year 4. I must admit that the celebrations marking yet another year passing feels like an eternity ago. Firstly, I would like to thank all of you for your thoughtful Christmas gifts. I enjoy looking at the cards and feeling the […]

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Marshmallows and microbes

People of year 4, The English language is full of confusion. On this screen there is an instruction telling me to move to bin and then publish. Things aren’t that bad yet, despite global events.  I have been in airplane toilets that command me to depress a pedal. No amount […]

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Year 4 Update

Friends of Year 4, We survived London and London survived us! Thank you so much to our wonderful team of parent helpers who can now answer any questions relating to Ancient Egypt and the location of toilets in the British Museum, an honour I share with them as I spent […]

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The Year 4 Digest

Salutations, people of Year 4, The time is quite literally flying by. As the sand trickles through the hour glass we in Year 4 are doing our very best to develop our learning muscles and exercise our jaws through the eating of homework. The homework continues do dazzle and delight […]

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