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Week 3 22nd September

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On Tuesday afternoon, we had a visit from the Warburton’s Team who told us about the history of Warburtons, spoke about healthy eating and we even made our own healthy sandwich!  The goody bags went down a treat with everyone – I do hope that some parents were able to sample the wonderful sandwiches the children made. I even had my own one which Matthew A assisted me with!

This coming week we have our next home learning.  Well done to many of the children who were able to complete the tasks.  Homework club proved so popular that it was held on Monday and Tuesday lunchtime!

The children are encouraged to complete the tasks on their own, asking you for initial concerns.  Please make me aware if your child is struggling with this.

We have our class assembly next Friday.  The children will be learning their part in the assembly.  They will need to learn the songs below.

Please click here for the links to their songs.

Five Portions a Day         click below for Fruit and Vegetable Song

Ice-Cream Once in a While

 

Home Learning Sheet for this week ( home learning 22nd Sept Week 2)

Inventing our own sweets for Willy Wonka!

Week 2: 15th September

Wow!
The week has flown by!
We have had a busy week. School Clubs started this week and the number of our school choir has grown due to the number of Year 4 children who have joined choir this year!
It was lovely to see so many parents at our Meet the Teacher meeting on Monday. The powerpoint used can be obtained by clicking here. Parents-welcome-meeting Y4 2017 Autumn
We have had a busy week, celebrating Roald Dahl’s birthday on Wednesday by inventing our own sweet designs and presenting them to Mr Willy Wonka to persuade him to hire us as his new inventor. The children spoke wonderfully and there were sooo many interesting sweet designs, it was a very difficult choice.

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IMG_0009 IMG_0018In Maths we have continued looking at place value and our understanding of using 4 digit numbers.
In English, we are learning about ‘Dilemmas’ from the story of ‘Lost or Stolen?’ and how their own experiences can be linked with other stories.

Home Learning is coming home today and I attach a copy of it here    home learning 15th Sept.
There will be a lunchtime homework club Monday lunchtime.
Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs McNamara

Homework Links:
SPAG.com
Mathletics (see link on right hand side of class blog page above)

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Recommended-Books-for-children-in-Years 3 and 4

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First week back in Year 4!

It has been a lovely week in Year 4.  The children have been working hard in all areas of their learning.

They have worked with myself, Miss Varga and Mrs Vieyra over the week and have been getting used to their new classroom environment and the Year 4 curriculum.  Two of my special highlights for this week are:

  1.  how the children have become familiar with Newround, taking their knowledge of what is going on in their world today and putting it into their report writing.
  2. how they have used their knowledge of sentence openers to write a descriptive piece of writing!

Here is a sample of some of the wonderful sentences they have been writing:

‘…..so we swam into the deep midnight sea.’ [Owen]

‘Amazingly, the fish formed into a rainbow.’ [Alex]’

‘….we discovered an underwater cave. It was pitch black ……’ [Samuel]

‘Eventually, it was time to go but I will never forget the ocean…’ [Sofia]

We have a ‘Meet the Teacher’ meeting on Monday at 3pm.

We are looking forward to meeting you.

Have a lovely weekend.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs McNamara, Miss Varga and Mrs Vieyra

Homework:

Homework will be set next Friday (15th September).

For this weekend I have asked the children to think about the word ‘TOGETHER’.  From our discussion in class I would like your child to brainstorm rules they would like to add to our Classroom Promise which the class will be creating next week.

 

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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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Roman Verulamium

This week, Year 4 visited the 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