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Year 4: Blog items

Year 4, Autumn 1, Week 2

Date: 12th Sep 2019 @ 7:27pm

In a flash, the first full week of this academic year has already passed on by! Year 4 have certainly earned their weekend with lots of hard work and plenty of learning highlights. Let’s talk about just a few…

In our Collective Worship work, it was the start of our monthly value focus on ‘Creation’. We started by watching a short video that represented how God created the world in seven days (as per the Bible story in Genesis). The children then applied their creativity by creating a “Creation Cube” in which each face of the cube represented a different day of the world’s creation. Of course, the seventh day wasn’t included because this is the day that God rested and made holy. It was great to observe the children’s careful creation of their cubes during what was an effective Collective Worship session.   

In our Theme work, we have reached the end of our Trolls inspired learning which has given us so many opportunities that have connected so seamlessly to our school values and learning ethos. The children have taken so much from this learning and the culmination in Year 4 was an art activity in which we used one of the Trolls movie posters as our inspiration. The children started by sketching or outlining their favourite chosen trolls in each of four sections that their page was split into. Then they were tasked with experimenting with the use of vibrant or contrasting colours for the background of their pictures as well as for the trolls themselves. The children worked hard on these pieces and you can see how they got on in the picture above.

The spellings for this week are below. Thank you for the spelling books that came into school on Wednesday!

Group 1 – supermarket, superfood, antiseptic, antisocial, interview, happily, information, incorrect, autobiography, enthusiastically

Group 2 – annoying, thirsty, statue, whisper, phone, morning, haunted, Thursday, tomatoes, drew

What an excellent week and I’m already looking forward to Monday. See you then!

Year 4, Autumn 1, Week 1

Date: 5th Sep 2019 @ 8:45pm

Introducing to you, the brand-new Year FOUR! …and what an amazing first week we have had together!

Our learning journey for this year started off with an exploration of ‘happiness’ using the film Trolls as our stimulus. To delve into this further, we considered how best to notice and then show gratitude for those things within our lives for which we should show appreciation. This led to a whole host of activities throughout the week!

Such activities included being given our own ‘Happiness Journal’, which we will write in regularly whilst following our four-step gratitude model. We have also created our own troll-inspired mascot using rocks (and our creativity) in order to celebrate our uniqueness and individuality. This allowed us to also discuss the importance of showing respect for everyone’s differences as demonstrated within our British Values. We really have achieved so much in four school days that have absolutely raced by!

In our Collective Worship work, we have recapped the biblical theology which underpins each of our school values. The children have enjoyed the various video stimuli and they expertly explained how each bible story represents each particular value.   

Spellings have been sent home for the first time this year. These will be sent home each Friday and should be brought back into school on Wednesday. Please see the spellings below:

Group 1: gym, syrup, trouble, country, eight, grey, return, recycle, symbolises, amendments

Group 2: would, afraid, because, week, bright, coach, group, search

An excellent first week and I wish you all a brilliant weekend!

Welcome to Year 4!

Date: 3rd Sep 2019 @ 12:07pm

Mr McCabe would like to wish you a warm welcome to Year 4!

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

Children in Year 4 will have a recorder lesson each Thursday afternoon in the Autumn Term. More information on this to follow.

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

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

Please see the attached Powerpoint for all additional information to ensure your child has the best start to Year 4.

I am excited to see what wonderful things the new year brings.

Thank you!

Mr McCabe