Word of the week atrocious meaning horrifyingly wicked.
Idiom of the week: Apple of my eye meaning very important to you.
PE takes place on Thursday and Friday afternoons. All children need to ensure they have the correct PE kit in school on these days. The PE kit consists of:
- Black PE shorts
- White T shirt
- Black pumps
- A black track suit
- White T shirt
Earrings and other jewellery items are not allowed to be worn during PE sessions.
Ukulele lessons take place on a Wednesday morning with a trained music teacher. (Mr Fleming) Children must bring in their ukuleles either on a Tuesday or Wednesday.
For children to reach their full potential, they must practice on a regular basis.
Every day, the children in Year 4 practice their times tables using the online programme, TT Rockstars. At the end of the week, the children's scores are totalled and they are given a 'Rock Star rating'. The winner gets to wear the Rock star hat and guitar for a photo opportunity.
Please encourage your child to play on this site on a regular basis to help them learn their times tables in a fun way.
Click on the link below to enter the site.
Father O'Brien blessing the Year 4 classroom
The children were visited by our parish priest Father O'Brien this week. He had arranged to come into the school and bless the children and the classroom. The children behaved brilliantly even when sprinkled with holy water.
We thank Father for visiting us and look forward to seeing him again in the near future.
Below are some photos taken during the blessing.
Wallace and Gromit role play
In class, the children have been reading and watching the Wallace and Gromit story, 'A matter of loaf and death!' The children were set a task to act out a scene from the story ready for them to write about it. Below are videos taken during their role play.
Which weighs more an inflated balloon or a deflated balloon?
This was the question given to the children in year 4. Many children predicted that the deflated balloon would the most because the inflated one was full of air which is light and balloons usually float.
When weighed, however, they discovered that the inflated balloon weighed more. This was because air has a mass but it can only be weighed when trapped in a solid object which doesn't let the air escape.
Year 4 visit the Life Education tent.
This week the children have been learning about keeping themselves safe during PSHE sessions. As a treat, all the children in the school visited the Life Education tent.
Making cornflour slime
For the start of their science unit about States of Matter, The children in Year 4 enjoyed making cornflour slime or Ooblek as it is affectionately called by the children.
The children discovered that when you pushed down on the slime it felt hard and had the properties of a solid but when it was placed in their hands, it ran freely and acted like a liquid.
The children had lots of fun playing with the Oobleck whilst learning about scientific concepts.
If you want to try out Oobleck for your self, click on the image below.
In art, the children have been studying skulls linked to our history topic on the Plague of London. The children observed the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and created their own interpretations of his work using different mediums and vibrant colours.
Who needs to go to the Tate modern when we have such fantastic artists in Year 4!
Rights of a child
During PSHE, the children in Year 4 have been learning about the rights of a child as set out by the UN Convention. Each class in school were set the task of choosing a right to make into a display. Class 4 chose article number 30
Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family, whether or not these are
shared by the majority of the people in the country where they live.
Below is the display they created entirely by themselves and can now be seen on entry into the school hall from the entrance hall.
Year 4 Class worship
In Year 4, class worship lays an important part of our school life. Each week, the children from the class plan a worship for the other children to take part in. The children really enjoy these spiritual times and being able to reflect on the love of God.
Do you think it is possible to walk on a swimming pool filled with custard? Click on the link below to watch a video and find out.
For their music lessons, the children in Year 4 have been learning how to play the ukulele. As the children were getting so good, it was decided that they would show off their talent and hold a concert for the school and parents to watch.
They were fantastic! if you don't believe me watch the performance for yourself.
The Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
if you want to find out more about this artist, click on the skull below.
Year 4 dress up for Bible day
To deepen the children's understanding of scripture from the Bible, the children were encouraged to research and dress up as a Bible character. The class winner was Noah and his very own ark. The children looked brilliant and really got into the spirit of the day.
Making it rain in the classroom
In science, the children have been looking at the different states of matter. Today, the children investigated how the water cycle works by creating their own version.
The children filled a bowl with hot water, covered it with cling film and placed ice cubes on top. After a few minutes the children started to see water droplets appear on the underside of the cling film. These droplets merged together and then dropped into the water below, just like rain in the water cycle.
Below are some photos taken during the investigation.