This week we were introduced to our new instruments for our music lessons - recorders!
Each child has been given their own recorder which will be kept in their drawer at school. Every Friday, we will be practising and improving our recorder techniques to create a class song by the end of term. This week we focused on our posture and positioning to get the best sound possible.
If you wish to purchase a recorder to take home then please speak to the school office.
The Ascension of Jesus
Today we looked at different artforms depicting the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven.
We listened to the Gospel accounts and then identified the key parts of the story shown through the art pieces. We used this to create our own water colour paintings of the event.
We have been learning a May Pole dance in PE this term. I think you'll be impressed with what we have created so far. Check it out.
Today we improved our skipping skills thanks to the skipping workshops that were arranged by Miss Oates. We learned how to skip forwards, backwards and across our bodies. We even learned a trick where we skipped together using one rope. It was really good fun!
The children loved coming to school in their pyjamas today for our Pyjama Rama event (as did I). The children all got themselves comfortable as we shared a story together. In fact, some got a little too comfortable - zzzzzz!
Thank you to Ellie and Filip for leading us in a lovely collective worship today celebrating Mary and all the wonderful things she does for us. They even gave us some bookmarks to colour and keep as a reminder of her love for us.
Amelia and Faith led us in a lovely collective worship today to celebrate Mary in the month of May. They told us all about her selfless actions to look after and care for Baby Jesus.
A huge well done to Year 4 for winning this week's reading challenge. The tea party was a big success.
Keep Reading Year 4. You are doing brilliantly!
Our School Council representatives would like to say a huge THANK YOU for the generous donations of cakes for our cake sale today. Each of the children have taken a few cakes to enjoy and we managed to raise enough money for our new friendship bench. A win all round!
The whole school celebrated our Olympics topic in their own way but in Year 4 we took the fun to the next level by combining it with our DT day. We planned and designed a kit for Team GB to compete in at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. We looked at existing designs, carried out some exercise activities and then sketched our design. In order to test our ideas, we then created a prototype in the form of a tie dye mask.
Breaking Bread - Holy Communion Retreat
Inspired by our class novel, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, we created winter haiku poems to describe what it would've been like for Lucy when she first entered Narnia.
The Walls of Jericho
In our RE topic, we have been looking at significant figures from the Old Testament who were called by God. This week we looked at Joshua and his role in bringing the Israelites to the Promised Land.
We didn't let a little rain stop our fun! Even though we had to have our sports day in the hall, it was still full of excitement and drama. All of the children tried so hard but particularly well done to Kwabena, Oskar and Faith who were our top 3 overall performers.
Year 4 had a fantastic day being immersed in French language and culture on Wednesday. Led by the languages department from St Thomas More, the children made flags, learned French greetings, built the Eiffel Tower out of marshmallows and even created their own French café. Everyone had a great time and said the day was très bien!
Going for Gold
As a treat to end our whole school Tokyo Olympic topic, Year 4 were lucky enough to participate in a gigantic inflatable assault course challenge - they had so much fun!
It's Coming Home!
Maths through a story:
We explored position and direction through the story the Phantom Tollbooth. We plotted the locations of the different characters using co-ordinates and t then followed the journey of Milo using our translation skills. After being inspired by the adventures of Milo, Tock and Humbug, we then created our own maps and characters to share with our friends.