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Monday Homework - linked to 'Danny Champion of the World'

Published Monday, August 29, 2011.
Last updated: Monday, August 29, 2011


Tonight's homework is linked to our class story book, 'Danny Champion of the World' by Roald Dahl. In Chapter One we learned about Danny's caravan home and your task is to paint or draw a picture of Danny's caravan using the text as a guide to help you. You might also find it useful to visit this link to google images on gypsy caravans:,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1024&bih=555&wrapid=tlif131459522106910&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi

Try to finish by Wednesday of this week although extra time will be given if you need it.

Comment By Vanessa Blake 4H 

My uncle got a caravan but they only use it for making a cup of tea!!

Published on Monday, August 29, 2011

4H Leaping into Learning

Published Saturday, August 27, 2011.
Last updated: Saturday, August 27, 2011


This week in Year Four we have been looking at exactly what learning means to the children as well as thinking about the IB Learner Profile and what attributes the children in 4H think they bring to their learning. They were asked to consider this and then fill in this form:

My Learner Profile    


I strive to be:


The words below are called attributes and the statements explain what the words means.

When reading, begin with ‘I strive to be……..’

Grading system. Marks out of 10? Stars? You decide.

An inquirer

I am curious; I like to find things out by myself.

I like learning.



I like to explore ideas and learn more about things that interest me.


A Thinker

I use my thinking skills to recognise problems and make thoughtful decisions.


A Communicator

I express ideas confidently.

I can communicate in more than one language.

I work well with others.



I am honest and fair. I respect others.

I take responsibility for my own actions and any consequences.


Open Minded

I try to understand other cultures and values. I am willing to listen to different points of view.



I care about the needs and the feelings of others.

I show concern for the environment.

I try to make a positive difference.


A Risk Taker

I approach the unfamiliar with courage.

I will try out new things.

I will defend my own point of view.



I try to balance my activities.

I like to do things that exercise my brain, my body and my emotions.



I think about my own learning and my own experiences. I try to be honest about my personal strengths and limitations.

I look back as well as forward.


Perhaps your child would like to share their thoughts on this with you.

I am very happy with the way the class are working and coming together as a unit. We have played some team bonding drama games which have also encouraged the children to express themselves, breaking down those initial barriers of shyness amongst new class mates.

We have also worked on adding a splash of colour to the room!



I will end with some great quotes about learning from 4H

"Learning makes it easier when you grow up"

"Good teamwork leads to brilliant learning!"

"Learning makes you feel smart and proud"

"Learning to me is getting to know something in a fun way"

Learning is the best treasure"

"Learning makes me feel great!"

Learning is for life"

Have a good weekend

Mr. H.


Comment By Samantha 

I really enjoyed doing the paint Im going to go one at home.

Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Welcome to 4H 2011-2012

Published Thursday, August 18, 2011.
Last updated: Thursday, August 18, 2011


Dear Parents and Children,

 I had problems getting onto the blog yesterday so this is bit of an hello greeting and a tester!

We have had a lovely first two days - all set for a great year!

Early photo (only Tumi missing at present - we'll look forward to seeing him soon)

Comment By Susan Brosnahan (Henry's Mum) 

It's great to see 4H looking so happy to be in their new class!

Published on Thursday, August 18, 2011
Comment By Rayna and Signe from 4H 

Wow nice i like this picter Im in it.
I cant wait for since.

Published on Thursday, August 18, 2011
Comment By Mr G 

Well done 4H. You have made a fantastic start to the year!

Published on Sunday, August 21, 2011
Comment By Pimta (Kelly's mom) 

Very happy to see all the smiley faces! Wish all the best year to come...

Published on Monday, August 22, 2011
Comment By Anutra Blake 

Looks like they're ready for another year's work!

Published on Monday, August 29, 2011
Comment By samantha 

thank you mr hockley for being a kind teacher!

Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Comment By Samantha Wallace 

Hi Mr.Hockley! I miss Patana so much! I moved from Dubai to the Massachusetts!

Published on Wednesday, June 12, 2013