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St Philip's Catholic Primary and Nursery School

"In the light of Christ, where everyone is valued and learning is celebrated"

Year 4

Thursday 17th November

Lots of exciting things have been happening this week in Year 4.  On Monday we kicked off (excuse the bad joke) our new writing topic on the Men's Football World Cup.  The children had a great time learning lots of different facts and using these to plan their non-chronological reports.  Monday also afforded the children the opportunity to take part in a Judo workshop which they all really enjoyed.  Yesterday the children worked in pairs to create a board game based on Viking Life thinking about what they have learnt about the Vikings to create forfeit cards and hopefully earn enough coins to get the prized Viking sword.  The children also really enjoyed learning about Jazz music as part of a special Music focus week and shared their learning and a song in assembly.  Thank you to those of you who were able to come and watch.  In ukulele the children were shown a free app that they can use to support their music learning.  This is called GuitarTuna  and is available for free from most app shops on devices.  The children have been shown how to use it to support their listening and do not need a ukulele at home for this to be of benefit.  Please remember that school is closed to pupils tomorrow and I look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday. 

Friday 11th November

It has been a busy week this week in Year 4.  Highlights of this week include our library time on Monday, researching for information about the Vikings, and learning about clay and techniques used to work with this medium.  Please see some of our work in the photos below.

 

There were several letters that went home this week.  I am aware there were some absences so if you think you have note received a letter about Christmas dinner or the Viking trip in December please let me know.

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Miss Boyles.

Monday 7th November

Today we are starting a new topic in Maths.  We will be looking at multiplication.  We started by creating a poster to show all that we know about multiplication so far.

Friday 4th November

Welcome back!

Welcome back to a new term.  It has been great to see everyone settling back into Year 4.  The children have worked hard this week, and many enjoyed the school disco on Thursday.  Several children have made good progress in swimming and are moving up in their swimming group which is great to see.   The Autumn 2 Newsletter is now available on the school website and a copy has been sent home.  There are lots of things going on this half term, including our class assembly so please look at the dates section carefully.  Please note the change in P.E. day from Friday to Thursday.  Have a lovely weekend and please stay safe with all the bonfire and firework celebrations.

Our trip to Skelton Grange

Friday 7th October

This week we have had lots of exciting things to take part in in Year 4.  It kicked off on Monday with a skipping workshop to prepare us for a competition later in the year and ended today with us making Viking Long Boats.  It wasn't as easy as we thought it might be.  Please remember that Monday is Wear Yellow Day  and on Thursday we are going on a school trip. 

 

"I liked the fact that we could use different types of things to make them." Oscar

"I liked doing the skipping because we did lots of different things and I enjoyed seeing everyone having fun." Etinosa

" I liked skipping because I helped people who didn't know how to do it." Maya

"I liked swimming this week because there were lots of different things to do." Nicole

"It was fun when I went to the John Charles Leisure Centre and did jumping and sprinting. " Danny

Friday 30th September 2022

 This week we have had lots of exciting things happening in Year 4.  The children planned a Viking raid and invasion in History, deciding where they would raid and why, and produced some excellent diary entries from the perspective of the Viking Hiccup in English.  Some extracts of their writing I have included below.  Mr Crossland has enjoyed coaching the afterschool football team and seeing many Year 4 pupils there.  Please note that P.E. next week will be on Monday as we have a skipping coach coming into school.  Have a lovely weekend.

Extracts from out diary entries.

"After that Gobber the Belch started to shout at us in the freezing snow and everyone was shivering." Maya

"I was still quivering but he shoved our chocolate-brown wicker baskets into our hands so hard I thought my hand would bleed." Rhys

"It was time to go into the dark narrow cave entrance.  It got tenser and tenser as I walked into it." William

Friday 23rd September 2022

 

  Another week has flown by and the children have worked hard.  They are beginning to master the art of the ukulele and the progress over only a few lessons is clear.  They showed off their computing and coding skills to Mr Keddie and he was very impressed.  Today the children began to think about the diary entry they will be writing next week.  They worked hard to add detail and description to enhance their writing and shared these with the class.  The artwork based on our History topic The Vikings is now proudly displayed for all to see as they walk through school and there has been several comments from members of staff about the children's artwork. 

 

Have a lovely restful weekend and remember school is closed to the children on Monday as there is a staff training day.  

 

 

Friday 16th September 2022

It has been a busy week and the children have worked hard from learning who the Vikings were and where they came from in History to thinking about a variety of words that can be used to describe different emotions.  The children thoroughly enjoyed their first swimming lesson of the year and I am looking forward to seeing them become more confident and improved swimmers as the year progresses.  The images below show the children enjoying their French lesson today where they were learning the vocabulary for different colours.  

Remember children still have access to EdShed and MathShed and their logins can be found in their reading diary. 

 

Have a lovely weekend. 

God Bless

All the Year 4 Staff.