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50 Years Celebrations

50 Years Celebration

On Wednesday, Year 4 took part in our 50 year celebration mass. It was a really special time for our school and Year 4 made a fantastic contribution with their beautiful singing and wonderful behaviour. Well done Year 4- I was really proud!

 

60s Day

Today we came in dressed in our brightest clothes to commemorate our school’s birthday. We also looked at the history of this period and considered what our life would have been like as a child in the 60s. Many of the children feel they would have been inspired by the space race and had space themed toys and watched sci-fi television programmes. Whilst we enjoyed the special birthday cake, we listened to music of the era.

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International Evening

We have been working hard to learn a Hawaiian song about volcano goddess Pele. We have also have created traditional headdresses- we hope you enjoy the show.

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See you all this evening,

 

Mrs Lines

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Veralamium

This week, Year 4 visited Verulamium Museum to further our knowledge of Roman Britian.

We started by taking part in a workshop. We looked at artefacts found during the excavation of the site and thought about what they might have been used for and what they were made of. Through this enquiry, we discovered how and what they used to eat, what things they used for looking good and how they built their towns.
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After the workshop, we had some time to look around the museum. There we learnt all about their daily life and burial traditions. We then took the short walk across the park to view the hypocaust.

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It was then time for lunch, where we took the opportunity to enjoy the sun and play in the park. Here we could still find evidence of the past by looking at what remains of the Roman wall.

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We had a wonderful time and learnt a lot about the Roman way of life.

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This week, we enjoyed taking part in the English folk dancing workshop. The children had great fun using bells and sticks to create traditional moves and sequences. We also learnt about the history of the dances and looked at some of the toys children of that time would have played with.IMG_1670 IMG_1853 IMG_1863 IMG_1868 IMG_1872 IMG_1906

Next week we will be going on our trip to Verulamium Museum. Please remember to bring in permission slips as soon as possible.

 

Have a great weekend, I know many of the children are excited to reunite with their year 6 siblings.

 

Mrs Lines

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Garden Party

We began our week by learning about conserving water. Visitors from Affinity Water came in and taught us about our water supply and our impact on it. They then gave us some ideas on how we can increase our reserves. The assembly was a lot of fun and made the ideas come to life.

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We spent much of our week preparing our wonderful London Olympics class garden. A lot of hard work went into painting our stones and designing the features and layout for our 2010s themed area. We hope you like the result!

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Thank you for your donations of cakes for our Garden Party. The weather was gorgeous and it was a wonderful end to the week.

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Enjoy your weekend,

 

Mrs Lines

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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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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