Friday, 15th March 2024

This week in Year 4, we celebrated National Science Week by becoming Scientists ourselves; planning and carrying out some practical investigations, listening to guest speakers and learning about famous scientists.

Throughout the week, we reflected on the lives and work of famous female Scientists from around the world, including Katherine Johnson-American mathematician, Mae C. Jemison-American engineer, Marie Curie-Polish-French physicist and chemist and Janaki Ammal-Indian plant biologist. We talked about how these remarkable women overcame discrimination and prejudice to achieve greatness in their field of Science and how their work has changed the world for the better. We also discussed the future of Science and looked at new discoveries in renewable energy and AI technology in Computer Science and engineering. We also talked about future Space programmes that can impact our lives soon.

We also worked on our whole school big question: ‘Is taller faster?’ The children planned their investigation in groups before measuring their heights and recording their speed using a stopwatch app. We later plotted our results on a graph and drew conclusions, analysing the data and discussing discrepancies.

On Wednesday, we also had the pleasure of  participating in Mr Kelly’s (NBS School) brilliant workshop about fossils and after learning about fossils and handling some ourselves, the class turned into paleontologists to recover and reconstruct some dinosaur remains.

In Maths, we consolidated formal written multiplication with regrouping whilst in English, we wrote descriptive paragraphs based on one of the settings of our beautiful class book, ‘Journey’. In Re, we researched Mark’s Gospel before comparing all 4 Gospel writers’ version of Jesus’ crucifixion. We also prayed the Stations of the Cross and reflected on our third Catholic Social Teaching principle, ‘Solidarity’. In Art, we completed our fruit themed collage still life pieces, whilst in PE we finalised our whole class Roman dance routine.

Next week, we are walking down to the church to practice for our Way of the Cross service. Please make sure the children have hooded coats every day in case it rains. Thank you!

Have a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga

Home Learning Due back on Tuesday, 19th March 2024
Spelling Words that are adverbs of manner

Next week’s words: surprise, separate, group, height, potatoes, though, particular, through, caught, woman


or alternatively download the attached comprehension documents:






Science Home Learning

Take a Science Selfie! Can you complete a science experiment at home and take a selfie of you and your family? Below are some websites with some ideas. Please bring in a photo to your class teacher.

KS2 Way of the Cross Service
Please also practise the songs for The Way of the Cross here, which will need to be learnt off by heart by the service (Tuesday 26th March).
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