Year 4 2019-20
What are nurses
Nurses are people who put other people before them self. They have to be truthful,caring and patient. They mainly have to be ready if an emergency comes in
Mary Baird (my great great aunt)
She was famous for being one of the first nurses to land in France . She was awarded the MBE. The MBE is a medal given to you by the king or queen. She was awarded the MBE by king George the XI. She was only a volunteer when she got called in to go to the war. She got famous after the war. She became the public health department head. Mary also helped the NHS establish in 1944. She was born on the 22nd May 1944 and died on the 25 June 2009 aged 102.
Florence was born in Italy on the 12 May 1820. When she was a teenager, she told her rich parents that she wanted to become a nurse. They said no as they thought that it was only a poor persons job. In 1850 , her parents couldn’t take it any longer and said yes. By 1853 she was running a hospital in London. In 1854 Florence and her nurses travelled to Crimea to improve the care given to injured soldiers. When she got there she described it as “a kingdom of hell”. Army officers didn’t want to give Florence a try. As everything got worse they had to give Florence a go. When she got home she was a celebrity. A fund was set up to show how thankful everyone was.
I find these nurses inspiring because I think they both did amazing things to help other people and because they also strove to be loyal nurses.
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I've writ on the wrong page, Miss.My pencil went all blunt.My book was upside - down, Miss.My book was back to front.My margin's gone all crooked, Miss.I've smudged mine with my scarf.I've rubbed a hole in the paper, Miss.My ruler's broke in half.My work's blew out the window, Miss.My work's fell in the bin.The leg's dropped off my chair, Miss.The ceiling's coming in.My pencil snapped in half, Miss.My homework ate my dog.I fell in the bath, Miss.I lost my bag in a bog.I've ate a poison apple, Miss.I've held a poison pen!I think I'm being kidnapped, Miss!So..... can we start again?Update - Here are a couple from you guys!From Zara:
My pencil has snapped Miss,
My book was on the wrong page,
I’ve dropped my ruler Miss,
My paper fell into my hamster’s cage.
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Each week, MPN Newcastle will set our young people, our very own local heroes, the challenge of responding to a different musical style in any way they wish. To access these resources, please follow the link below
- Find out more about what nurses do. How is their job different to being a doctor? What is it like to be a nurse? Would you ever want to be one? I know lots of you have family who work in hospitals and some even with nurses for parents, so you can always interview someone you know!
- The reason why this day is because it is Florence Nightingale's birthday, perhaps the most famous nurse of all. You may remember studying her when you were back in Key Stage One. You could research about her, or other famous nurses, like Mary Seacole.
- You could write a letter, similar to the thank yous you did last week, to nurses local to you. Think about all the hardworking people in places like the RVI and Freeman Hospitals, especially now!
- Or something else - your imagination is your only limit!
Hello my lovely class!!
Firstly, what a joy it has been to see some of your thank yous to all the lovely people who are still working hard or who mean a lot to you. The class web page has some of them up and it reminds me of how kind a class I have. I know I keep saying it, but I miss you guys hugely!! Also, I see some of you have already given Toby's poetry challenge a go - not just kind, but you lot are funny and creative too!!
Every week I'm going to set a little challenge and, as always, it's entirely your choice if you do them since, right now, the most important thing is to stay safe, happy and well. This week's challenge is all about VE Day because we are celebrating the anniversary of VE Day on Friday. Can you
a) Find out what VE Day was and why it was important?
b) Find out how people celebrated and write a diary entry of someone who attended the celebrations?
c) Create your own VE Day celebrations at home with your family? You will of course need appropriate decorations and refreshments! Let me know what's on your menu!!
I can't wait to see what you all get up to! Remember to tweet your pictures or email me them so I can add them to our class page!
Hello my lovely class!!
I hope you’re all doing well and have had a lovely Easter break. I have eaten plenty of chocolate but I am still attempting to do my exercises. Do you remember when I would hit 10,000 steps before lunchtime in lessons?! I hope you’re staying fit too!
I’ve sent your families home learning packs and some other stuff that you may want to do but I thought I’d send you a special task, just for you, that links to something going on over the next week. On April 23rd, it is the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth! You might remember when we read his play Hamlet in class about the prince whose dad was murdered or that picture I have of Ophelia (Hamlet’s sort of girlfriend) in the classroom:
I thought I’d send you a special task! Could you do any one of the following…
- Find out five interesting facts about Shakespeare. Anything at all!
- Find out more about one of his plays. You could choose the really funny A Midsummer Night’s Dream or the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet or something else entirely! Here’s some retelling of the plays in children’s versions: http://www.free-short-stories.org.uk/famous-short-stories/famous-free-short-stories.htm
- Find out about his many famous poems, called sonnets. This is quite hard but I do love Sonnet 18 in particular https://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/sonnets/18/
You could make a poster, a PowerPoint, something colourful like a picture – you don’t need to write anything at all! This is just a little task you could do if you wanted to.
Thanks so much – stay safe and I look forward to speaking to you soon
Love Mr Booth :D
Hello my lovely class!!
I hope you are all well! Firstly, it has been such a joy to receive some amazing work and pictures from loads of you - I've been putting them on the class page with your family's permission and it really makes my day when I get an email with what you've been up to!
I have a little challenge for you today plus a little extra task set for you by one of your classmates...! My challenge to you is to say 'thank you' to someone by making them something, like for instance a card or a picture. Of course, this could be someone at home and many of us already clap weekly for those working in hospitals, but I am thinking particularly of those people who are still working hard for all of us who maybe aren't getting many thanks. This could be the postman still delivering all those important letters, or it could be someone in a shop who is still coming to work to make sure we get all the food we need, or it could be the bin men who are still picking up people's rubbish, or anyone else you can think of who is making a difference to all our lives. Even just saying thank you to someone at home who is really doing their best for you will mean the world to them!
If you do anything you're really proud of, as always, I'd love to see it and I'd love to put it on our class page!
Now, for the extra challenge, this time set by our very own Toby! If you go on our school website, you will see that he has written an extra verse to a famous, funny poem all about life in school when things aren't going as they are meant to. He has set a challenge to you to try and write another verse - if that sounds interesting, take a look on the website and give it a go!
I am really missing you all - I think my teacher fiancee is getting sick of my terrible jokes and wishes I could subject you to them, rather than her!!
Stay safe and I hope to see you all very soon.
Dear Year 4,
I hope you have had a lovely and peaceful first week not at school. To say that I am missing you all is an understatement and a half! It just isn’t the same without you! Please email me with an update of what you have been up to!
This week, I’ve been phoning some of you (those who aren't in school) to check in and ask how things are going and if you need anything else. Thank you so much to those who I’ve spoken to already – if you get a mysterious call from a private number during the daytime, it might just me! If I’ve not rung this week, then expect a call next week!
Some of you asked me about topic work so I have attached a PDF similar to the Ancient Olympic challenge, but this time a geographical study… of the place where you live! You do not need to even leave the building, although a walk around the outside (assuming you’re not self-isolating!) will be good. Or if you prefer, you can decorate an egg shaped stone and put the photo on Twitter for me to see!
I hope you are all happy and healthy and you are keeping your reading and times tables ticking over!
Speak to you all soon,
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