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Autumn Term

Autumn 1:

Our class books this term:

Meet our new representatives:

 

This week we have all been given our new class rules. To promote democracy and our British Values, after listening to the children speak on why they wanted to be our school council representative, we held a class vote. It was a close call but well done to the winners - Alan and Kya!

 

Everyone in Year 4 has an important role to play as we work together as a team. Here are the jobs they have been given to ensure that our class runs as smoothly as possible:

Our Librarians:

Our Maths Ambassadors:

Our Prayer Leaders:

Our Sports Representatives:

Musical Maestros:

 

Year 4 have been working hard in their music lessons this week. They have been learning how to play B,A,G,C on the recorders and even put these together to play Hot Cross Buns and Baby Shark. It's sounding great!

We are a Rights Respecting School: 

 

In Year 4, we have begun to learn about our rights as a child. We learned this week that we have the right to reliable and child-friendly information from the media. This is important so we are aware of what is happening both locally and globally. We have been watching Newsround on CBBC to help us to access the news in an informative, safe and trustworthy way.

Gardening Club

 

Well done to Ms Palfreman and the gardening club for a fantastic haul from the school allotment this week. The children all enjoyed selecting some homegrown vegetables to take home and so did the staff and parents! 

Taking Care 

 

This week we have been focusing on our Protective Behaviours through our Taking Care Programme. We learned about safe and unsafe feelings, identified our early warning signs and created a network of people that we can talk to if we are feeling worried.

 

 

We are scientists!

 

This term we have already had lots of fun learning about Sound in Science. We have investigated how sounds are made and heard, how the vibrations in loud and quiet, and high and low pitch sounds differ.  We've tested

this through lots of different activities such as observing what happens to rice when you place different volumes on a drum and making our own panpipes. It's been very noisy but very fun!

British Values

Sporting inspiration

 

This week we were lucky enough to get a visit from Siobhan Fitzpatrick, a member of Team GB who competed in the Wheelchair Basketball team in the  Paralympics in Tokyo this year. As a former pupil in the MAC, she told us how she was taught to never give up and to aim for your dreams. She has won many medals which she even let us hold. What a fantastic experience!

Black History Month

 

This month is a month to celebrate the achievements of a group of people who were often overlooked historically. Our focus was on the incredible athlete, Jesse Owens. Check out the amazing historical poetry we have created about his experiences.

Praying the Holy Rosary

 

October is the month of the Rosary. This week we learned the different Mysteries of the Rosary and the life events of Jesus that they represent. We looked at the role of Mary in these events and the reason why we pray the Hail Mary as part of this prayer. 

In Year 4 we love to read!

 

One of our favourite authors is the comedian David Walliams. He writes some very funny stories including Gangster Granny, which is 10 years old this week. To celebrate we watched a special assembly with David Walliams to see what it takes to be a top children's author.

One of our favourite times of the week is visiting the school library. It gives us the chance to explore books and share what we are reading. Here is us sharing some examples of different books of interest that we have found. 

Making Instruments

 

To consolidate our learning about sound in science, we designed, built and tested our own instruments made of recycled materials.

Making Pottery 

 

This week we combined our historical periods of art by testing our clay skills to design Roman Pottery and then decorating it in the bright and colourful style of the artist Clarice Cliff. 

Holy Spirit Experience: Making a Foodbank Delivery. 

 

Following a fantastic response to our School Harvest Appeal, Year 4 had the very tricky job of carrying all the donations to the Chess Centre for Nuneaton Foodbank. It was hard work but it was great to see how are donations would be used. We also got to visit the park on the way back as a treat for the children's efforts. 

Building Catapults

 

As part of our DT unit, we looked how and why the Romans used catapults, looked at existing designs and then built our own. We finished by testing our designs in a great Roman vs Celt battle.

Holy Spirit Experience: Real Life Experiences.

 

Michael decided that he would like to treat his friends to an end of term treat this Friday and so after a visit to the local shop to buy the treats, we headed over to Annie's Place for biscuits and hot chocolate. 

Autumn 2:

Our class books this term:

Sharing the Good News

 

This week we have been exploring the Gospel in order to learn about, and share our learning about, the Lord, Jesus.

Using teamwork for problem solving in maths:

Performing Classic Poetry

Creating our own Remembrance Poems

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