Outdoor Times Tables

This afternoon, we took advantage of the beautiful weather to take our maths outside. We played a throwing game to help us learn our 12x table. Hopefully we’ll have more glorious sunshine in June and July, and we’ll be able to take more advantage of our lovely school grounds.


Keep practising your 12x table and have a great half term.


Mr Darbyshire

An Icy Plunge



Below is the opening to a story. Can you write the next 25 words? Be careful with your word choices to make sure they have the maximum effect.

The young pup peered down into the icy water below with a growing feeling of trepidation. Only a few days old, she had learnt so much already from watching her mother, but this challenge was her greatest so far.

How would it feel to be submerged? What would she find lurking underneath the surface? How would ever she get back onto dry land?

Questions flooded her mind like a torrent of icy water, but bravely she inched closer to the edge…



Careers Day

Today was Woodfield’s first ever Careers Day! Throughout the day, people from various careers have been in to talk to us about their jobs, including the police, banking and architecture. The children were inspired by all of th m, and it was definitely food for thought. The speakers were amazed by the enthusiasm and excellent behaviour shown. Well done Year 4!IMG_1094

Bellingham Tennis Club

This afternoon, Anne and Greg from the local tennis club visited to give us a 30 minute taster session. The children warmed up, before taking part in fun games to practise their tennis skills. Children and their families have been invited to the club on Sunday to play more games and find more out about the club. More information can be found on the website. The coaches were delighted with the effort and behaviour, and were very impressed with the skills on display. Maybe we have the next Andy Murray or Jo Konta hidden away in Y4!

Well done to everyone involved! IMG_1056

Blog Challenge 10/05/17


Below you will find a story opening about a witch. Can you  write the next 25 words? Don’t forget to include the correct punctuation.

Here are some questions to consider. 

Where does the witch live?

What did she brew inside her cauldron?

What ingredients might she have used?

What evil deed did she carry out on the third night?

Does the witch regret what she’d done?

What powers do you think the witch possesses?

The witch hadn’t slept for three nights. The first night she’d spent deep in thought, plotting. The second she’d spent stooped over her cauldron, muttering evil incantations as she prepared the foul and odorous brew. On the third night, the deed had been done. Without a glimmer of remorse, she took flight once again, glancing back over her shoulder at the wreckage she’d left behind. A merciless cackle escaped her chapped lips…

Professor Plum

Below is the opening to a story. Can you write the next 25 words? You will also find a link with a picture and some prompts to help you.

Good luck!

Professor Plum had been locked away in his laboratory for days now, barely even stopping to eat or drink.

He rested his left arm on the dusty pile of books scattered across his desk, and with his right hand he gently flicked the conical flask in front of him. The red and orange liquid inside coughed and spluttered as heat from the Bunsen burner excited it from below.

Professor Plum wiped his weary eyes; only the excitement of finally finishing the potion kept him awake. Just a few more hours, then it would be ready…