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Sports Day

Year 4 had a fantastic time at our sports day this morning. The children showed excellent sportsmanship and made us all proud. Congratulations to St Bernadette house for coming in as overall winners and thank you to all the parents who came along to show their support. IMG_1428 IMG_1430 IMG_1431 IMG_1433 IMG_1437 IMG_1441 IMG_1444 IMG_1448 IMG_1451

Next week, we will be preparing our class garden for the party on Friday afternoon. Our decade is the 2010s and therefore we have chosen an Olympic theme. Any donations of plants or flowers would be greatly appreciated. We are looking for plants that have a connection to one of the nations that took part, or maybe some that flower in their flag colour.

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Mrs Lines

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Year 4 – 9/6/17

Welcome back!

This final half term promises to be full of fun, with many exciting events coming up.

We began our week by celebrating the birthday of our church. We read the story of Pentecost and imagined ourselves there. The children reflected on the feelings the disciples may have felt and considered what they may have said to spread the word of God. We also looked at the symbols of Pentecost and put them into some artwork. By using marbling inks, we created a background to represent the fire.

This created a wonderful base and next week we will use the stamps we made to print a range of Pentecost images.

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Today we turned our attention to sports day. We have practised some racing and throwing in preparation for next Friday. Please remember that children should come to school in their P.E kit.

Thank you for the donations to our class hamper so far, we have collected some lovely purple items already.

I hope to see you all on Sunday at the carnival. The children will look amazing in their tie dye shirts representing Pope Paul!

Enjoy your weekend,

 

Mrs Lines

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Spirituality Week

It has been a very busy end to our half term this week. We began our Spirituality Week by creating prayers for a buddy in year 2. The children also asked their buddy to pay for them. On Wednesday, we enjoyed taking part in the prayer stations and the feeling of being still. We thought about people who needed our prayers all over the word, as well as those in our community. Towards the end of the week, we focused on The Ascension and how we imagined it to look.
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In literacy, we created or own taste of Mesopotamia based on the descriptions from our much loved class book. To begin with, we had to work out the quantities of the ingredients through a maths challenge. Once we had those, we created our delicious treat. With this hands on knowledge, we wrote some fantastic instructions that helped us to broaden our use of fronted adverbials.

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We are very proud of our guitarists who took part in the concert on Wednesday. Your hard work and practise paid off-you were brilliant!
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Year 4 have been bitten by the creative writing bug this week. Our new writing area has inspired children to write their own stories- I can’t wait to read them once they are finished.

Finally, thank you to the parents who attended the celebration morning today. It was lovely to see so many and the children were excited to create their chariots with you.

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It has been a wonderful half term and it has been a pleasure getting to know you all. I am incredibly proud of the children’s approach to their learning and the enthusiasm they are showing. I hope you all enjoy taking part in the science home learning activities over the holiday.

 

Have a fantastic break,

 

Mrs Lines

 

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Year 4 -19/05/17

This week, we were excited to take part in the mosaic project. The end result was amazing and the children really enjoyed the process. IMG_1113 IMG_1114 IMG_1115

We began our maths unit on angles and had fun identifying acute, obtuse, reflex and right angles. IMG_1110IMG_1107IMG_1108

In science, we have been learning about classification. The children were able to make some impressive keys to separate vertebrates. IMG_1145IMG_1134IMG_1144IMG_1137IMG_1143

I look forward to seeing the children’s home learning ideas about habitats next week.

Have a restful weekend

Mrs Lines

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Year 4 – 12/05/17

Today we took part in our May procession to honour and celebrate our mother Mary. Thank you children for bringing in such beautiful flowers and singing so well.

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In our Roman topic learning, we put our research skills to the test. We found out more about Julius Caesar and we were amazed by his connection to Ancient Egypt. We were also quite disappointed he had nothing to do with the salad!

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Our maths learning saw us getting active this week. We took part in throwing and running games that required us to use our knowledge of time.

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Enjoy your weekend.

 

Mrs Lines

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Animal Hunt!

This week we took our science learning outside and went on an animal hunt. We found many different species and made observational sketches. We then looked at how we categorise animals and there were some surprises! The children showed fantastic subject knowledge and generated some interesting questions. I am looking forward to finding the answers with them as the term progresses.

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Next week, we will begin our unit on measuring time. Over the weekend, look at different clocks around your house and practise reading them. Are they analogue, digital, 12 or 24 hour clocks?

Have a fantastic weekend,

Mrs Lines

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Year 4-28/04/2017

In year 4 this week, we have been developing our understanding of decimals. We have measured ourselves and divided by 10 and 100 to create decimal numbers. We have also looked at equivalent fractions and decimals, understanding that the same value can be represented in different ways.IMG_0999IMG_1004IMG_1005IMG_1010IMG_1009IMG_1008

In P.E, we have been looking at how to run for speed. We have considered starting positions and how to move our bodies. This led to some very exciting races!DSCF6201

I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend and I look forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday.

 

Mrs Lines

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Year 4 – New Beginnings

Welcome back!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break with your families. In our first week, we have learnt about the Resurrection story and created string eggs to symbolise new life.

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We also began our new literacy unit based around the text ‘Varjak Paw’. It is an exciting adventure story about a cat who must save his family. The children have really enjoyed learning about the characters and considering their dilemmas. We have used drama to support our understanding of the relationships within the family. IMG_0997IMG_0992IMG_0991IMG_0990IMG_0989

I would like to thank the children for their hard work this week and for welcoming me so beautifully to the school.  I look forward to working with you and your children over the next term.

 

Have a restful weekend

 

Mrs Lines

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RAF Museum, London

The children had an amazing time at the RAF Museum on Thursday. They took part in an exciting workshop; building and testing their own paper planes. We looked around the museum’s huge collection and used interactive resources to learn about forces related to flight. Thank you Miss Pringle!

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Children also took part in an owl workshop on Wednesday, thanks to the Night Owl team.

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Throughout this week the children have focused their learning on the British Science week theme of flight. The children looked at poetry depicting flight and they investigated parachutes and rockets. They also researched barn owls, compiled a timeline of the history of aviation and produced some wonderful artwork. Year 4 showed off all this wonderful learning today during their Celebration Morning. Thank you to all parents who came!

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Thank you for Mrs Joyce and Year 3 for a lovely St. Patrick’s Day Assembly this morning! Special thanks to Isabel Gidman for sharing her wonderful dancing skills with us! She made us all very proud!

 

 

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British Science Week 2017

British Science Week is here and Year 4 have launched themselves into their first experiment.

We have been designing and testing parachutes.

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It is a parachute’s job to cause as much air resistance as possible by trapping as much air as it can.

What do you think happens to the speed of a falling object the greater the air resistance it has?

Year 4 tested their parachutes outside and wrote up their findings. Great fun was had by everyone!

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