Busy bees in Year 4!

This week has been packed with lots of exciting lessons, hard work, interesting questions and a lot of giggles!

 

It began with our first ukulele lesson, in which Mr Evans introduced us to this interesting little instrument. Some of us already knew what they were as we’d heard our brothers and sisters practising. Once we’d learnt the different parts of the ukulele, we finally got to hold one and strum it. We !earnt a couple of silly sings and soon got the hang of the beat. We can’t wait for next Monday!

Please note children are more than welcome to bring their own ukulele into school with them but there is no obligation to buy one as we are currently supplying them.

In English, we continued our journey through Flotsam as we uncovered the wordless story for ourselves and really brought the pictures to life.

 

We then orally retold the sorry in groups.

In Maths, we have been comparing and ordering pretty big numbers and counting forwards and backwards in multiples of 6s, 7s, 8s and 9s – it’s been quite challenging but we’ve loved some of the competitive games!

In Science, we began our topic in the human body by exploring the different parts of the digestive system. We all had great fun shouting some of the body parts out and tried out very best to create out very own labelled image in groups outside in the playground.

 

We have also been learning about the Vikings in history such as who they were, where they came from and what they did. We had so many questions and loved creating our posters!

In RE, we have been learning about Creation and how God created us in the image of Him. We were so eloquent in our discussions which led to some leaves being added to our tree. This also become the focus of our prayer as we thought more deeply about how we individually were similar to God.

Please note it is our first family mass thus Sunday. It would be great to see as many of you there as possible!

Well done to Gosia and Harry who were this week’s Superstars – it was a toughy!

Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

Mad Science

Thursdays are always a million times better with a Mad Science assembly and, as always, the children LOVED it! The hall was buzzing with excitement as we were wowed by some fab Science experiments!

We are pleased to offer the opportunity for Mad Science after-school club to return to All Souls’ on a Wednesday as it has been such a success in the past! Please see the letter which children should have brought home today which details more information, timings and costs.

 

Settling in…

Year 4 have had a busy first full week back at school!

This week, we began looking at Flotsam – but only the front cover! This gave the children a little tease of what might be inside and got their creativity and predictive juices flowing. We can’t wait to uncover the story that lays inside next week!

In Maths, we have been looking at the place value of digits within numbers and used celebrities earnings to help us read and write really big numbers! We got practical with our numbers as we played lots of games to really embed these essential foundations and of course, have some fun too!

We ended the week with a brilliant first lesson of orienteering. The children showed off how well they remembered all Mr Youson had taught them last year, worked really well in their teams and had A LOT of fun!

Well done to the winning team!

Well done to Liam Lewis Jones and Shaldondie who were this week’s Superstars! Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Hartwell

Happy Friday from Year 4!

Wow! What a fantastic start Year 4 have had to this new school year.

It has been great fun getting to know eachother even better, welcoming a new friend into our class and starting our learning journey with lots of positive attitudes and smiles.

We ended our first week with celebrations for Mary’s Birthday by sharing a class liturgy to remind ourselves of the story of the birth of Mary our Mother, visiting the Church garden to pray to the statue of Our Lady and offer Her some gifts and returning to the classroom to sing Happy Birthday and play some traditional birthday games!

Thank you for a brilliant first week back Year 4! A particular well done to Liam G and Ethan who were awarded this week’s Superstars for being fabulous role models to the rest of the school!  Keep it up!

Mrs Hartwell

 

Year 4 wrapped up their science this year with an investigation. We tested whether it was safer to wear a seat belt or not by using crash test dummies and cardboard box cars.

Pizza!

Year 4 had a great time making (and tasting) pizzas today as part of their D&T topic. I was really impressed with how well everyone organised themselves and carefully followed their recipes. Here they are in action, along with the finished projects:

Year 4 – Pizzas

Please make sure that all meat is cooked before it come into school.

Harry, Lucas, Luke

Chicken, tomato puree, rolling pin, wooden spoon (Lucas)

Sausage, bowl, cheese (Luke)

Bacon (Harry)

 

Jude, James, Lorcan

Utensils (Jude)

Cheese and passata (James)

Pepperoni (Lorcan)

 

Aaron and Finn

Bowl, spoon, tomato puree, cheese (Aaron)

Pepperoni, rolling pin (Finn)

 

Kai, Pierce and Kian

Cheese, spoon, pizza cutter, rolling pin (Kian)

Cheese, measuring jug (Pierce)

Pepperoni, bowl, tomato puree (Kai)

 

Lily, Bethany and Zuzanna

Sweetcorn, ham (Bethany)

Cheese, bowl and spoon (Lily)

Tomato sauce, rolling pin (Zuzanna)

Angel, Grace-May, Muno

Pineapple, ham, rolling pin, sweetcorn (Muno)

Cheese, tomato, pepper, mushrooms (Angel)

Sausage, pepperoni (Gracie-May)

Molly, Ocean and Lucy

Egg, marshmallows, plain flour, ice cream (Lucy)

Milk/white chocolate chips/buttons, spoon, minstrels, cake tin (Ocean)

Smarties, bowl, vanilla essence, butter, caster sugar and brown sugar (Molly)

Reuben, Dylan and Nathan

Chicken, pepperoni, tomato puree (Nathan)

Sausage, cheese (Reuben)

 

Paul and Mason

Cheese, pepperoni salami and chicken (Mason)

Bowl, spoon, rolling pin (Paul)

 

Maisie and Lola

Marshmallows, chocolate buttons, bowl and pan (Lola)

Nutella, strawberries, rolling pin and spoon (Maisie)

 

 

Aloha from Year 4!

Year 4 were on top form today for their Hawaii day! They all looked great in their colourful clothes. We spent the day making leis (flower necklaces), trying some local food and drink and playing loads of Hawaiian games. Here they are in action:

Guitar Assembly

Well done to all the guitarists who took part in the assembly this morning. It was great to see you all showcasing your talent to the rest of the school as well as our visitors. We’d like to all say a big thank you to Mark for all of his hard work throughout the year.

 

Year 4 – Steel Pan Assembly

A huge well done to Year 4 for their performance this morning. Everything came together fantastically well and they have deservedly received lots of compliments. Here they are in action: