We offer the 30 hour Nursery Provision and have our own excellent Wrap Around Care Service for all our pupils from 7.40am to 6.00pm.

Year 4: Blog items

Year 4 Autumn 1 Week 7

Date: 19th Oct 2018 @ 3:22pm

                                                                              

We have had a fantastic week in Year 4!

During our Collective Worship we looked at the book 'The Giving Tree' and asked some big questions such as 'Can you ever be too generous?' which led to using our 4C thinking to debate using our answers. We also spent time creating shoeboxes for the Shoebox Appeal which made us think about appreciating everything we have and linked to our school value ENJOY. 

We made some lovely paper mache globes which should be ready to paint after half term. We used team work to make the structures as accurate as possible to match the earth's shape. 

Finally, in RE we discussed and explored psalm 23. We listened to a beautiful musical version of the psalm and some of us even created our own. 

Year 4 have worked super hard this week. Enjoy your half term break! 

Spellings

Group A

Expansion, extension, tension, confusion, transfusion, supervision, comprehension, busy, experience, remember.

Group B

Wrap, wreck, knock, knight, knit, gnome, gnaw, sign, gold, everybody. 

Group C

Draw, chair, white, dolphin, cream, are. 

Year 4 Autumn 1 Week 6

Date: 12th Oct 2018 @ 9:47pm

                                                  
                                                                        

This week Year 4 have spent their time investigating angles in triangles and quadrilaterals, exploring sound and writing descriptive journals about a journey home through the frozen north. 

After reflecting on our collective worship value of GENEROSITY, the children have discussed the Christian values they want to display throughout their lives and the ways in which they can show GENEROSITY. This linked to their RE discussions on the qualities of a good friendship and they wrote a job description looking for a good friend and describing everything they would like a friend to be. 

Year 4 have worked extremely hard this week. Have a relaxing, fun weekend! 

 

 

 

Year 4 Autumn 1 Week 5

Date: 5th Oct 2018 @ 3:49pm

                                                                                

Year 4 have had a week filled with Wonderlands and creativity. They enjoyed debating about their favourite poems with their peers before writing their entry to the Young Writers poetry competition. 

In Collective Worship we have been working towards developing our understanding of different ways in which we can show GENEROSITY both at school and at home. 

During RE we reflected on times when we have had to show courage or confidence to overcome something. This led to us learning about the story 'David and Goliath'. After learning about David's courage to stand up to Goliath and his confidence in God, we performed a unique retelling of the story as TV news reporters. 

Year 4 have had a fantastic week. Wishing you all a peaceful weekend. 

Year 4 Autumn 1 Week 4

Date: 28th Sep 2018 @ 2:47pm

What a busy week for Year 4!

The children have worked really hard on writing their own manifestos to gain votes to become a member of the pupil voice committees. They developed their own ideas on why they should be elected thinking about our school value HOPE and how they would use their abilities and talents to benefit everyone. They then presented their ideas as a speech to the class including the use of some campaign materials such as badges and posters. Everyone then got a chance to vote after a discussion about democracy and our British values. The elected members have been announced today and deserve a huge congratulations for their persuasive speeches! 

They have also spent time working on their rounding skills in maths and solving some real life problems using those skills. In English, they used some fantastic presentation in their top copies of their newspaper reports. Within Science, they experimented with sound and different instruments questioning how sound is made and how we can change the sound. 

Finally, during collective worship this week the children spent time discussing a range of ways to show RESPECT to themselves and others. The whole class were able to contribute ideas which can be applied in their actions and choices everyday. 

Enjoy your weekend Year 4! 

 

Year 4 Autumn 1 Week 3

Date: 21st Sep 2018 @ 2:43pm

Year 4 have worked super hard this week to show RESPECT and DIGNITY for others and themselves. In RE we reflected upon the blessings we have been given which inspired some beautiful prayer writing. This also linked to our mindfulness and collective worship time within which we thought about feeling happy and what makes us happy linked to the upcoming Harvest Service next week.

This week our English lessons included role playing as newspaper editors in order to annotate and edit different newspaper reports. We also collected facts, quotes and spoke to eye witnesses in relation to 'Shine' coming to our classroom this year. Finally, we edited and wrote our own newspaper reports which are bursting with information. 

Within Maths, the children have persevered to explain their understanding and show in depth reasoning skills related to their work on place value, decimals and fractions. They were able to challenge themselves and it was lovely to see them having a go at more challenging work independently. 

Focusing on our power word 'YET' we have been able to develop our mindsets and understand that by adding yet to the end of a fixed mindset sentence we can change the way we approach something difficult. By changing our thinking from 'I can't do this' to 'I can't do this yet', Year 4 have demonstrated a growth in their abilities to understand how they can move forward in each lesson.  

Wishing you all a positive and wonderful weekend! 

 

 

Year 4 Autumn 1 Week 2

Date: 14th Sep 2018 @ 2:43pm

 

Following a week with the monthly value of respect and dignity in our minds, we have spent time working as a team along with building and developing our listening skills. Year Four have worked extremely hard to identify and provide reasoning for a variety of number representations as well as solving and creating their own place value problems. In English, we have been researching newspaper reports which even included a report about our new classmate 'Shine' being spotted having a real life teddy bear picnic over the weekend! 

Within Art, we have explored memories and emotions using water paints inspired by Pablo Picasso. These paintings also linked back to the novel 'Wonder' and our school motto, 'CHOOSE KIND'.  

To summarise this week would be drawing upon memories of communicating kindly, persevering and always trying our best no matter the scale of the challenges we face. 

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Year 4 Autumn 1 Week 1

Date: 7th Sep 2018 @ 4:23pm

 

 

 

As the first week of officially becoming Year Four students draws to a close, we reflect upon the exciting week we have had. Considering our collective worship involving DIGNITY and RESPECT, we have spent our time this week discussing and connecting with the story 'Wonder' written by R. J. Palacio. This included lots of wonderful drama and hot seating activities as well as some time to review how we can best achieve our school motto this year; CHOOSE KIND. We even welcomed the newest member of our class too... 'Shine'. 

The children thrived when building upn their original views of the characters and developing them through thoughtful discussion and writing into more complex and detailed ideas. They were able to decide on their own opinions and provide lots of evidence to support what they thought as well as using critical thinking skills to address other points of view. Furthermore, the class were able to use dictionaries and thesaurus' independently in order to improve their vocabulary and make their ideas the best that they could possibly be.  

This week has been bursting with new beginnings, hard work and an abundance of high fives and smiles. I am fully looking forward to the rest of the year - enjoy your weekend Year four! 

Miss Shanks

Year 4 Autumn 1 Week 1

Date: 7th Sep 2018 @ 1:54pm

Welcome to Year 4

Date: 1st Sep 2018 @ 10:36am

Miss Shanks and Miss Bryan extend a warm welcome to Year 4 to you all! 

During the Autumn term, PE lessons will take place on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Children must have both their indoor and outdoor school PE kits with them on these days. 

Recorder lessons will be each Thursday and will be taught by Mr Horner from Formby High School. 

Children are encouraged to bring a snack each day to be eaten at break time. Please remember to provide your child with only a healthy snack - e.g. fruit, vegetables. 

Bottles of water with a sports cap lid are also encouraged so the children can have a drink of water as and when they need it throughout the day.

The Successful Start to Year 4 PowerPoint below has additional information for you to ensure your child has the best start to Year 4.

We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 4th September!

Miss Shanks and Miss Bryan