Science Week in Year 4

Year 4 has had a few busy days. As a launch to our Science Week, the children have researched Fernando Magellan and his cruise around the world, located the Spice islands on a map and then talked about the difficulties of such a journey. Also, they discussed the big question for the week: What would you take with you in a back pack to survive for a week? The children thought of all their needs (air, water, food, shelter and sleep) – it was lovely to hear some of their great survival tips.

On Tuesday, the children researched the timeline of Space Exploration and looked into the future of commercial Space travels as well. Did you know that by 2030, we will be able to send two astronauts to Mars? The journey would take as long as 2 years in space! The class then carried on with creating paper rockets and investigating different designs, launching devices to see which one went further. Our record was 2 metres and 68cm!

On Tuesday morning, we joined with Year 3 to visit Our Lady and St Vincent’s Church to pray the Stations of the Cross. The children  showed great reverence and respect.

On Wednesday, the children  moved onto playing their second full song on the violins and I can happily report that they are getting better at it week by week.

It was lovely to see many of you this morning at the Celebration Morning.  The children worked hard with your support on their Bird Challenge Design and their results were great!


  • SPAG
  • RE Spelling words:  Passion, Stations of the Cross, ashes, penance, almsgiving, fast, prayer, Last Supper
  • Maths – using the formal method you have been using in class, complete four multiplication sums using 2 digits by 1 digit.    Maths Home: using the formal method homework for 15th March   (click the link )

Have a good weekend.

Ms Varga and Mrs McNamara