Welcome to Year 4!

Year 4 have had an enjoyable first week back! The children have been taking part in ‘getting to know you’ activities to help a small group of new starters to get to know the class. We have been thinking about Growth Mindset and what our goals are going to be for this year. The children made some colourful hands and wrote about what their personal goal is. We have also discussed how it is often good to make mistakes and how we can overcome problems in our lives by writing a learning reflection. Year 4 were introduced to our new class book ‘Gangsta Granny’ in Literacy and wrote our own stories based on a character with a hidden secret. A fab start to the new academic year, well done Year 4! 

Surfing trip

Today, the year 4 children were lucky enough to have a fantastic surfing experience! They learnt all about water safety, how to use a surfing board and how to tackle a wave whilst on the board. The children also took part in learning how to safe someone who is in trouble! They took part in a variety of beach activities and had a great time. The children (and adults!) never stopped smiling! Continue reading

Year 4 Liturgy

It was fantastic to see so many parents and guardians at our last Liturgy in Year 4. It was lovely to celebrate such a special feast – the feast of Sacred Heart. We discussed what the feast is all about and reflected on why the body and blood of Christ is so special.

 

 

Centre for Life Trip!

Today, Year 4 visited the Centre for Life where they were involved in a range of fun activities including:

– A look around the ‘curiosity zone’ trying out lots of science activities

– The awesome planetarium learning all about planets and meteoroids

– The science theatre show and workshop which involved testing absorbancy of space nappies and using space motor controls!

– The 4D motion ride

– Last but certainly not least, ice skating!

Year 4 (and staff!) had lots of fun and learnt a lot relating to our recent creative topic – Space! The trip also gave the opportunity for children to ice skate, in some cases, for the very first time!

 

 

Our Lady of Fatima

The children had a special assembly on Friday as they learnt all about Our Lady of Fátima; a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Saturday 13th May brings about the 100 year anniversary of the famed Marian apparitions reported in 1917 by three shepherd children at the Cova da Iria, in Fátima, Portugal.

On 13 May 1917, the children reported seeing a woman “brighter than the sun, shedding rays of light clearer and stronger than a crystal goblet filled with the most sparkling water and pierced by the burning rays of the sun. She asked them to devote themselves to the Holy Trinity and to pray “the Rosary every day, to bring peace to the world and an end to the war”. The second appearance occurred on 13 June, the feast of St. Anthony, patron of the local parish church. In the following months, thousands of people flocked to Fátima and nearby Aljustrel, drawn by reports of visions and miracles.

 

Hadrian’s Wall

Year 4 visited Hadrian’s Wall and what a treat it was! We all got to meet a Roman Solider who taught us commands in Latin, taught us what life was like in the Roman Army and we even got to dress up as Roman Soldiers and learn the effective techniques during battle. The children also looked around the Fort and visited the gift shop! We all had a fantastic day, reinforcing our learning of the Romans and learning lots of new things about them!

Enterprise Day

Well done to the children of Year 4 who produced some fantastic crafts to sell on Enterprise day. We made a range of crafts: Chocolate Christmas crackers, Christmas baubles, Reindeer handprints and Christmas tea light holders. The children had a great time buying and selling crafts that they had made. The class spent £62 on craft materials and managed to make £119. Therefore this resulted in a total profit of £57! Great work!

 

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Year 4 South American food

Year 4 had a fun day making South American food today. The children were introduced to a popular ingredient in lots of South American recipes – Quinoa! We all enjoyed making Quinoa salad wraps!

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Year 4 Centre for Life Trip!

Today, Year 4 visited the Centre for Life where they were involved in a range of fun activities including:

– A look around the ‘curiosity zone’ trying out lots of science activities

– The awesome planetarium learning all about planets and meteoroids

– The science theatre show and workshop which involved testing absorbancy of space nappies and using space motor controls!

– The 4D motion ride

– Last but certainly not least, ice skating!

Year 4 (and staff!) had lots of fun and learnt a lot relating to our recent creative topic – Space! The trip also gave the opportunity for children to ice skate, in some cases, for the very first time!

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Eco Council

The Eco Council had great fun planting bulbs and seeds along the school path! We planted lots of wild flower seeds and daffodil bulbs with the hope of them blossoming in Spring time!