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Amazing Art in Year 4

October 31st, 2019 by

Year 4 really did have an amazing art day, researching and replicating the artwork of Romero Britto.

We began the day by watching a short video about the life of Romero Britto and we were surprised to find out that at the age of just 14,he created his first work of art which unfortunately he tried to sell to his teacher at the time for $10, but they did not want to buy it. However, Romero didn’t give up and instead managed to sell his first painting to his neighbour at the time, in his home country of Brazil.
We discussed the features of his artwork and correctly categorised the art as a form of ‘Modern art’ which combined both ‘pop art’ and ‘cubism’.
Feeling inspired, we set off on designing our prototypes in our sketch books. We used examples of Britto’s work to inspire our designs and labelled the features that we felt we had replicated well.
Finally, after some discussion and reflection we set off creating our final pieces. Many of us made the decision to change our original designs, reducing the amount of detail we added.
A great day was had by all, and we are looking forward to hearing what others think of our Romero Britto inspired artwork.

Welcome Back Year 4

September 6th, 2019 by

Welcome to our class blog.

Year 4 have made a fantastic start to the new school year , which is of no surprise to Miss Wise and Miss Shield. After spending some time settling back in on Tuesday, the children were straight back into the swing of things and have demonstrated their ability within the year 4 curriculum throughout  the rest of the week. We have learnt about states of matter, using Roman numerals to count to 100 and researched the famous Tutankhamun.


Terracycle – Recycle Plastic to make your School Fantastic!

March 25th, 2019 by

We have signed up to another Terracycle recycling scheme, this time with the chance to win a recycled playground makeover worth £ 10,000!

Participating is easy! The school that sends in the most accepted waste between the 25th of March 2019 and the 5th of July 2019 will receive a recycled playground makeover worth £10,000, on top of points earned by the shipment weight.

The winning school will be able to choose from a selection of play equipment or gardening equipment made from recycled material worth £10,000. Depending on the prize selected, the overall area required to install the prize could be up to 25m x 3m.

There is a recycle bin allocated for these items at the front office in school. Please see the attached link below to see what is acceptable waste.

Let’s work together to look after our amazing planet.

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Year 4’s Got Talent.

July 12th, 2018 by

Well done to all of our Year 4 children who auditioned for Sacred Heart’s Got Talent. A big congratulations to the children who were nominated by the class to be our two finalists. Miss Walker is very proud of you all.


CAFOD refugee talk

June 26th, 2018 by

Today, Margaret from CAFOD visited Year 3 and Year 4 to talk about life as a refugee. The children took part in activities which involved them working in groups and imaging they were a group of refugees. They learnt that lots of families have been separated which has caused distress and upset. The children emphasised with refugees and the lives they currently lead or have led. We then gathered together to reflect and pray for refugees around the world.

 


Year 4 Statistics

June 14th, 2018 by

Today, the children collected data based on Year 4’s favourite sports and recorded the results in a table which they later used to create a bar graph. The children were split into groups which focussed on particular areas of the bar graph that they created outside on the school playground using chalk and other resources. Some children focussed on the title of the graph whilst others focussed on the y axis, x axis, labels and scale. The children then represented the bars on the graph by standing behind their favourite sport. We then compared the popularity of sports which showed that football was the most popular and swimming, gymnastics and dancing were the least popular. The children had great fun doing this activity and it was great to see the children consolidate their learning on statistics.

 


Year 4 Electricity Experiment

May 17th, 2018 by

Year 4 were learning about how current electricity is the flow of electrical charge through materials. We learnt that every circuit must have a power supply, such as a battery. The children predicted which circuits would light up a light bulb, which circuits would and why. They discovered that the circuits with gaps would not allow the electricity to flow around it, whereas the circuits which were connected did. 

We had great fun making a circuit and demonstrated excellent team work.

 


Year 4 Gibside Trip

May 1st, 2018 by

Year 4’s trip to Gibside was a fantastic success. The children were involved with lots of activities. On Monday, we worked together in groups on the Gibside hunt. Later on, we made dens, we learnt how to make a fire safely, roasted marshmallows and finally placed food in different areas along with cameras to track which animals ate our bait. On Tuesday, we watched our animal investigation footage and found that many animals had taken our food such as deer, badgers, mice and birds. To end our trip, the children were involved in a nature art activity and had time to play in the play area at Strawberry Castle. The children had great fun staying over at Gibside and have made so many memories!


Year 4’s evaporation experiment.

March 13th, 2018 by

Today, the children were involved in an evaporation experiment. Year 4’s task was to wet towels and to predict which towel evaporated the quickest. Firstly, the children discussed how they would make the test fair – by making sure we had the same sized towels for each group, we poured the same amount of liquid on each towel to make them wet, we measured the temperature in each location the towels were placed in (Mr Dixon’s office, the classroom and outside) and made sure each towel had the same amount of time to dry. The children found that the towel that was left outside evaporated the quickest compared to the towel left in the classroom and the office. We understood that evaporation is when a liquid changes into a gas – which is handy when we need to dry our clothes. Well done, Year 4!

 


Year 4 World Book Day

March 9th, 2018 by

Year 4 had a great day taking part in World Book Day celebrating our favourite book characters. The children completed a Wanted Poster in Literacy for Narnia’s Ice Queen and completed Narnia themed time word problems. In the afternoon, the children created their own representations of Narnia. A great effort was made by all the children in their World Book Day costumes – here are just a few examples!

 


World Book Day

March 9th, 2018 by

The children had a great time in the Year 6 classroom on World Book Day. The Year 6 book was ‘Gangsta Granny’. This book has been adapted into a film so we began by watching a short clip of some acting. We used this as inspiration for our very own role-play. We warmed up first by acting out different ages – baby, toddler, teenager and old person. The children moved about in different ways in order to make it clear which age they were. Following this, the children were given an extract from the book: the moment that Ben discovers his Granny’s emeralds and jewels. The children used the extract and added some of their own dialogue and actions. The children then acted this out and showed it to the rest of the class at the end of the lesson. There were some fantastic performances. Well done!


Year 4 Lenten Liturgy

February 28th, 2018 by

A huge thank you to all families who were able to battle their way through the snow to watch Year 4’s Class Liturgy. The children did a fantastic job despite there being a few last minute changes. The Liturgy was a lovely time to reflect on the importance of Lent and to remember the sacrifices Jesus made and the sacrifices we are willing to make during this special time of year.

 


CAFOD visit

February 22nd, 2018 by

Margaret from CAFOD visited Sacred Heart School to promote the fantastic work CAFOD do all around the world. Margaret got all of the children involved in learning about how to save precious water and to save on electricity to ultimately save our planet. We also discussed our Lenten promises for this special time of year and took on board the important message Pope Francis has given us, ‘Live wisely, think deeply and love generously’.

 

 

 


Locating land use on a map.

February 2nd, 2018 by

Yesterday during our Creative topic ‘Somewhere to settle’, the Year 4 children applied their knowledge of maps to locate different types of land use in Glasgow. The children were given a map of Glasgow and Google Maps on their tablets to help them locate different land uses such as retail, industrial, agricultural, housing, leisure and business. Year 4 really enjoyed using their maps and finding different areas of Glasgow and what they were used for. Fantastic work.


It’s Competition Time!

January 23rd, 2018 by

 
At Sacred Heart, we are taking part in a Creative Writing Competition this half term, whereby the winning child will win a Living Eggs Incubator for the school. The children could also win various runner up prizes.
 
If you are interested, we are asking children to submit a piece of creative writing; such as a short story (300 words max) or a poem (70 words max). Entries are to go to Miss Bray by Monday 19th February 2018, with winners announced on Tuesday 20th February 2018.
 
The writing could be on anything you like, although we think Easter, Spring and New Life are all fantastic themes.
 
Get writing!
 
 
 

Fun Fridays

January 19th, 2018 by

Year 4 had a fun morning in our Numeracy and Literacy lesson today.

In Literacy, our new class book is ‘How to train your dragon’ by Cressida Cowell. The children’s task was to find words in the book they were uncertain of and find their meaning in the dictionary. As a team, they had to think of sentences they could write using the word they had researched.

In Numeracy, we have been focussing on Multiplication and Division. To reinforce our learning on factors, the children played a factor game with a partner. This was great fun and it allowed the children to recap their learning and challenge others. Well done, Year 4. 


The Digestive System

January 12th, 2018 by

As part of Year 4’s Science topic on the human digestive system, the children had fun creating a body and labelling the parts. The children understood what the parts of the digestive system are called and their functions. Well done, Year 4. 


Mini Vinnies Food Collection

December 15th, 2017 by

Thank you to all the school community who donated food for our collection this Autumn term. The Mini Vinnies have been collecting all the food and making a note of the items donated from each class. The winning class was Year 3 with 52 items donated who will now receive an extra break in the final week of term. Well done! The Mini Vinnies met Frances on Friday morning who collects food for Stanley Food Bank. We brought all the food over to Church where we helped Frances count and move the food into her car to drop off. This will make a real difference to lots of families this Christmas.


Christmas Celebration Concert

December 12th, 2017 by

Well, that’s a wrap on our Christmas Celebration Concert 2017. Well done to all the children, who have represented our school so beautifully today, and have worked their socks off over the past few weeks in order to prepare our Advent concert for friends, families and parish alike.

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate Advent with us. Sacred Heart, as a staff, hope that you have enjoyed the event, which some Governors and parents have kindly called our best concert yet. A huge thank you to Miss Cook for all her hard work with the graphics, and congratulations are due to every single child for braving the season’s coughs and sneezes to perform with their hearts and souls.

The children of Y1 performed wonderfully as our Nativity characters and our Y5/6 soloists did an excellent job. What fantastic voices!

Well done everyone. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Miss Bray


Plant-a-thon round 2!

November 23rd, 2017 by

Absolutely massive thank you to the two parents that came to help us plant some more of our trees today, even in the pouring rain. Katie (REC), Grace (REC) and Daisy (Little Hearts) have each been given 5 dojos for their parents hard work. Thanks again to everyone that has been involved, whether that was by digging holes or my donating bulbs. It’s great to have such a supportive family community.

Lots of thanks,
Eco council


Year 4 Liturgy

November 22nd, 2017 by

Year 4 had their first liturgy all about ‘People’. We gathered together to celebrate the special people in our lives and remembered how we are all part of God’s family. The children worked very hard to prepare this liturgy and had a lot of fun choosing the hymns they thought we best! Well done, Year 4!

 


KS2 Drama Club

November 17th, 2017 by

This week, we have been inspired by the children’s favourite ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.’

 Visit our school facebook page to watch a video of our work and to see what happened next in the crazy little town of Chew and Swallow…


Plant-a-thon!

November 16th, 2017 by

Today was our eco council plant-a-thon! We were prepared with our forks and trowels to tackle the soil and grass to make way for our new trees.

We had 3 very helpful and enthusiastic volunteers who brought their own tools to help us complete our mission.

Although we planted a lot of the trees, we still have lots left! Since we had so much fun today, Mr Naughton said it would be great if we could do it again to see if we can plant all of the trees that we have! Our parent helpers were sent by Oskar (rec), Eliza (Y2), Matthew O (Y2) and Kate (Y5), who have each been awarded 5 dojo points!

Our next plant-a-thon will be held next Thursday 23rd November from 11am. Please come and help!


Statement to Live by

November 14th, 2017 by

This week, the Mission Team planned and delivered a wonderful Statement to Live by liturgy. We celebrated the winners of this weeks statement to live by which was ‘I know how to look after myself’. The Mission Team then read the Gospel according to Matthew 22:36-39. The children discussed the reasons why we should try to love your neighbour as yourself and how we can do this. Some of the Year 4 children also prepared a fantastic video relating to the Good Samaritan, which showed that a mother and child and a teenager were too preoccupied to help an elderly lady who was struggling with her shopping bags and wanted to call a taxi to get home. In the end, a window cleaner (who was busy at work) stopped and helped the lady kindly. You can view the video of the Year 4 children on our facebook page. Again, this was a very clear message that although we are busy in everyday life, we should always try and look after others. We ended our Liturgy with a fantastic song that the children love to sing  ‘My Lighthouse’.


Year 4 Prayer Garden – Reconciliation

November 10th, 2017 by

Today, the children visited the prayer garden to take some time to have a quiet moment of peaceful reflection. We focussed on saying sorry, in relation to our recent R.E topic ‘Reconciliation’ and discussed ways in which we can show we are truly sorry for something we have done wrong. The children then thought of something they would like to sorry for to God, and prayed for his forgiveness. Following this, we shared a prayer from our class prayer book to reflect on penance and asking for God’s love and care.

 


KS2 Drama Club

November 9th, 2017 by

This week, our work has been inspired by the frustrations and excitement of Gervase Phinn’s poem ‘My Story’. The children have devised original scenes set in classrooms, and shouts, giggles and play-acting ensued.

 Visit our school facebook page to watch a video of our work.

My Story by Gervase Phinn

“My story on Monday began:
Mountainous seas crashed on the cliffs,
And the desolate land grew wetter …
The teacher wrote a little note: Remember the capital letter!

My poem on Tuesday began:
Red tongues of fire,
Licked higher and higher
From smoking Etna’s top …
The teacher wrote a little note: Where is your full stop?

My story on Wednesday began:
Through the lonely, pine-scented wood
There twists a hidden path …
The teacher wrote a little note: Start a paragraph!

My poem on Thursday began:
The trembling child,
Eyes dark and wild,
Frozen midst the fighting …
The teacher wrote a little note: Take care – untidy writing!

My story on Friday began:
The boxer bruised and bloody lay,
His eye half closed and swollen …
The teacher wrote a little note: Use a semi-colon!

Next Monday my story will begin:
Once upon a time…”


Eco Council Need You!

November 9th, 2017 by

Are you green fingered? Love being outdoors? Free next Thursday from 11am? Then come along to our Plant-a-thon!

Along with our school Eco council, we need willing volunteers to help plant some of the many bulbs and trees that have been generously donated by our amazing school families. All you need is a spade, pair of gloves and a wheelbarrow full of determination!

We hope to see you there!


Year 4 Reconciliation Class Liturgy

November 8th, 2017 by

Year 4 prepared their end of topic Liturgy all about Reconciliation. The children discussed what they had learnt from the topic, including what the sacrament of Reconciliation is (Confession) and what penance means (saying sorry for your sins). The children then planned their own liturgy be choosing the following:

Gather: Pass around a poppy to remember that Jesus is always with us.

Word: Matthew 22: 36-39 – Love your neighbour as yourself and worship God with all your heart, soul and mind.

Response: To sing a hymn celebrating God’s forgiveness and love (My Lighthouse).

Going Forth: Think of a way to tell someone you are sorry and show that you mean it. Also, to forgive others and love your neighbour as yourself.

The children were very reflective and very much enjoyed singing ‘My Lighthouse’ which you can view below. Well done Year 4!

 


Oscar Romero – Remembrance

November 6th, 2017 by

Today, the children reflected on Remembrance and all the men and women who have died in the war. We gathered together to say a prayer for them and wrote a Remembrance poem for those who have lost their lives.


Year 4 Prayer Garden

October 18th, 2017 by

Today the Year 4 children joined together in the prayer garden to say sorry for our sins. We offered our prayers by saying the Our Father to ask God to forgive us for the things we have done wrong.

 


Oscar Romero – Justice

October 11th, 2017 by

Today, the Year 4 children focused on this month’s theme – Justice. The children discussed the work of CAFOD and all they do for poor people in El Salvador. We learnt that thanks to CAFOD’S good work, a lot of people can now grow their own food and have a healthy, nutritious meal. Year 4 designed a Romero cross decorated with symbols of food.

Well done Year 4!

 


Year 4’s invertebrate hunt!

October 5th, 2017 by

Year 4’s Science topic is all about ‘living things and their habitats’. The children learnt all about invertebrates and how they are different to vertebrates. We then had great fun trying to find invertebrates around our school grounds and found lots of different examples such as ladybirds, spiders, worms and beetles. We also understood we should take care of living things in our environment. Well done Year 4!

 


Year 4 Prayer Garden

September 27th, 2017 by

Year 4 visited the prayer garden and took some time to reflect on why we pray and how we can say sorry for the things we do wrong. The children understood that God always listens and praying can help us put our worries and concerns into perspective and ask for help and guidance when needed.

The children joined together to say the Our Father to ask for God’s forgiveness and love.

 


Instructions

September 25th, 2017 by

Today, the children identified key features of instructions in lots of different examples. Then they were put to the test! The children, on their whiteboards, wrote instructions on how Miss Walker could make a jam sandwich! They learnt a lot and understood that instructions need to be very clear and precise. The children used a range of conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions. Well done!

 

 


Oscar Romero – Peace

September 11th, 2017 by

Today, the children researched who Oscar Romero was and how he was named ‘The Voice of the voiceless’. The children then reflected on how Oscar Romero tried to bring peace and how we can bring peace in our own lives.

 


Welcome to Year 4!

September 7th, 2017 by

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

July 3rd, 2017 by

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! (more…)


Year 4 Liturgy

June 26th, 2017 by

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!

June 16th, 2017 by

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

May 12th, 2017 by

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

March 15th, 2017 by

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!