Welcome back to the Summer Term. I hope you all enjoyed the Whit break and feel relaxed and refreshed. We have plenty of fun things planned for our final half term so I hope you are just as excited as I am!
As you may know, the land of the pharaohs is famous for its huge pyramids, bandaged mummies and its golden treasures. We will be spending the next few weeks continuing to embrace the wonders of Ancient Egypt, finding out about where the ancient Egyptians lived, what was important in their daily lives, who Tutankhamun was and how Egyptian people used hieroglyphs to communicate and compare the powers of different gods.
Our overviews for this term are featured below.
Please note that we have a new PE day and pupils need to wear their kit to school each Wednesday.
Please let the school office know if your contact details have changed in the event we need to get in touch with you.
This half term, our P.E. lessons will be on a Wednesday. Please send your child to school in their full P.E. kit. The children must have their school jumper or cardigans, no hoodies, please.
The children are welcome to bring a snack to be eaten during morning or afternoon break times. Please ensure that these snacks are healthy!
If your child has a medical condition that we need to know about, please inform us as soon as possible. If your child requires an inhaler or any other medication, please make sure it has been returned to school and is not out of date.
Homework will be set online on the VLE every Monday from 4.30pm. Please encourage your child to complete the weekly tasks as well as reading each night (approximately 20 minutes). The children will be tested on their spellings and times tables regularly.
Spelling and Times Tables Links
Making sure that the children can quickly recall all the times tables facts and remember previous spelling words will really help their learning in Year 4. These websites help the children do this at their own pace and in a fun way.
www.purplemash.co.uk (children can use their school login)
Our class page will be regularly updated. Please enjoy browsing.
Thank you for all your support, it is hugely appreciated.
We enjoyed working in small groups presenting a radio slot based on how Christians try to be self-disciplined during Lent. What have you chosen to do to grow closer to God during this special time?
Through the Come and See theme, 'Relating' we have been learning to appreciate all the giving and receiving that is done at home and in school. We recognise how important 'give and take' is for friendship. We enjoyed exploring the Order of the Mass and wrote our own Penitential Act in small groups.
This year's theme is Growing Together, encouraging children (and adults) to consider how they have grown, and how they can help others to grow. We took part in a range of activities this week including Cosmic Yoga, water colour painting, Brain Gym, dancing, making bookmarks and friendship bracelets for each other with motivational quotes and plenty of singing along to our favourite songs.
Mindfulness helps us to feel calm, relaxed and content. It's all about paying attention to the present moment. It can help to settle our busy minds and racing thoughts, especially when we are feeling worried or anxious.
Try to take a mindful moment each day to help you look after your mental health. You can do this by;
Celiene serves as a Catechist and Eucharistic Minister in our parish and she visited Year 4 classes on Wednesday 19th January to talk about her special roles. We made prayer cards for the sick and housebound people of our parish for Celiene to deliver with our love.
Trip to Stanley High School
On Thursday 25th November, we visited Stanley High School for an 'Enrichment Day' and had a fantastic time embracing lots of creative learning opportunities.
French is one of our favourite subjects in school and we learned how to name a variety of French food with Madame Lee. This new vocabulary will help us when we place cafe orders through role play in our classroom.
We practised multi skills with the support of young leaders and enjoyed performing group mimes in the drama studio. Our final lesson was Art and we explored Autumn colours and patterns and designed our own wooden leaf to take back to school.
Thank you to the young leaders and staff for making our day so informative and fun.
Our School Mission Day
Faithfully following in the footsteps of Jesus,
we serve, love and learn together
inspiring each other to excellence.
On Thursday 16th September, we celebrated and reflected on our Mission Statement as a whole school and thought about how we try to follow in the footsteps of Jesus by serving and loving others. We enjoyed special times of worship, dancing, singing and creative activities together. It was a truly wonderful day and we felt inspired by each other.
Enjoy browsing through some of our special moments of the day below.
On Friday 8th October, we raised awareness of positive mental health and embraced Hello Yellow. We thought about the importance of being kind to each other and ourselves and how different strategies can help us to help feel calm and positive.