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Year 4

Spring Term - Home Learning


I just wanted to say a huge well done to all the children in Year 4 for all their hard work so far this term. Remote learning is very different to learning in school and I have been so impressed with the level of work that you have sent in so far. The key-worker children in school have also been fantastic and have adapted really well to the strange scenario when I am teaching both them in class and on the screen at the same time


Thank you as well to all the parents. Your support has made the transition to learning online so much smoother and I am very grateful for that. I'm sure that you are equally proud of how well your child is working too. 


To recognise the hard work of the children, I am introducing 'Seesaw Stars of the Week'. Each week, a small reward will be sent out in the post (or given to them in class if they are in school) to children who are working really hard on their learning. Look out for your name coming soon ... 


Quick reminder for children in school -  

Mr Percival is in school on Tuesday and Thursday for our PE sessions so please come to your school in your PE Kit on those days.. 



Seesaw Stars of the Week:


WB 11.1.21:





Well done!! See some of their fantastic work below:

Retelling of The Visitation

Still image for this video

Bambinelli Blessing.


Today our Bambinellis were blessed and they should be making their way home to you now. We hope that you display them somewhere prominent this Advent Season to remind us to be ready for the Coming of Jesus this Christmas. 

Happy News


We were lucky enough to be chosen to receive free copies of the Happy News Newspaper today. What a welcome addition to our book corner!

We're Famous!


Dear Rebecca and Year 4,


Many thanks for your wonderful questions.


Although they were not used during our live programme, we thought you would like to know that Ranger Sean answered one of them during an extra filming session that is now published on the Live Lessons website.


It is on the right hand side beneath the main clip.


Best wishes,


The BBC Live Lessons team


Well Done to Riley for his excellent question - Why do sloths move slowly?

(Virtual) School Trip to Chester Zoo

We couldn't go on a school trip this term so we brought zoo to us!


We had fun this afternoon learning all about animal adaptations before using the knowledge to create our own animals adapted to a habitat of our choice. Some of our creature creations were very unique. 


Year 4 Class Assembly

Children in Need 2020

Today we've had a great day celebrating Children in Need alongside our learning. 


We held a class raffle to win a jar of sweets and a Pudsey teddy, we joined in Joe Wicks PE and we learned all about the good work that Children in Need do. Did you know that Children in Need has been around since 1980? - That's older than Mrs Thorneycroft!

Remembrance Sunday

In honour of our fallen soldiers - Never Forget!

Welcome Back Year 4!

This first term has been absolutely amazing. I have been blown away by the positive working attitudes that Year 4 have come back to school with. They've produced some fantastic work and definitely came back ready to learn. This meant that we've had time to have fun too! Check out some of the things we have been up to this term:


As an end of term treat, and as part of our DT project, Year 4 had great fun creating and testing their own Roman-inspired catapults. They learned about how and why they were used by the Roman Army and about all about the different elements of catapult designs before creating their own versions using lollipop sticks and wooden spoons (including a quick lesson on sustainability!). Their favourite part, of course, was the testing and they had great fun firing scrap paper missiles across the hall. 

October is the month of The Holy Rosary. 

We made sure that we understood the prayers of The Rosary before learning how to pray them together. We used the school Rosary beads, as well as our own, to help guide our prayers.

Roman Military Manoeuvers.

Did you know that the Roman Army was one of the most well trained, disciplined and organised military organisations throughout history? 

We took inspiration to learn some of the techniques used by the Romans such as The Wedge, The Orb, The Repel-Cavalry and The Tortoise.

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