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Welcome to Year Four's Class Page

English and Maths

This term, the class will be reading and writing chracter and setting descriptions- all influenced by the BFG. Year 4 will be able to identify the features of instructions and apply it to their own writing...Do you know how to catch a dream? 

Year 4 will move forward with their learning in maths by furthering their rapid recall of multiplication facts to 12x12. This knowledge will be used and applied to solve 2 and 3 digit problems. They will then apply these skils to tricky problems to show that they have mastered the techniques. yes

Non-Core Curriculum

This term the children will study the life of the Ancient Greeks. During this study they will also develop their Geography skills through using maps of Europe and identifying specific regions, rivers and mountains.

In art lessons, the children will investigate visual and tactile qualities of materials and processes, communicate their ideas and meanings and make images. 

The children made a great start in the first term with their keyboard and notation skills. They have learned so much already! Their lessons will continue this term, leading up to a performance in the school hall in December!
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Clapping the beat to the musical notation. The children now know crotchet, minim, semibreve and quaver.

European Languages Day- French Festivals

The children researched four French Festivals: Bastille Day, Cannes Film Festival, Tour de France and Mardi Gras. They then chose which festival they would like to represent on a mood board, including French language to describe, or what might be heard at these celebrations. 

The children learned a great deal and produced some wonderful work.

Mosaics - Ancient Greece (Art/DT)

Year 4 have continued their Ancient Greece topic in their Art & DT lessons this half term, focusing specifically on mosaics. We began the topic by exploring ideas and collecting visual and other information, annotating examples of mosaics and studying their features. Then we looked into visual and tactiles qualities of materials, especially foam, paper and felt. Following this we designed our own mosaic and independently made it. To complete the topic we self and peer evaluated our creations, and we would like to share them with you in the photographs below:

Year 4 trip to the World Museum, Liverpool

Year 4 gained so much knowledge and understanding of the Ancient Greeks during their visit to the museum. 

The day began with learning more about the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus. Each child in the class dressed as one of the gods and acted out some of the stories-Medusa was a particular favourite!

The next seminar involved artefacts from up to 5000 years ago! The class developed thier skills in using relics to inform their ideas about the past. They considered how information can be gathered about jobs, appearance and inventions. The children had to wear gloves to handle the precious remains.

Finally, the pupils were able to look, touch and feel animal skulls, skin and taxidermy to get a better understanding of how the animal world may act as the basis of truth in many of the Greek legends that we know! 

BFG: inspiration week

The whole school went to the cinema on Monday to watch the new version of the BFG! Following on from this, the children are hearing the Roald Dahl story for the remainder of the week and using both forms as inspiration to complete some creative tasks this week. This means that in Autumn 2 the children will be full of fantastic ideas and vocabulary which willl help them write some wonderful pieces that I am looking forward to reading!

Classroom instructions... en francais

Not only are the year 4 children fantastic singers, they can do it in French too!

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Class Collective Worship.

The children who planned the Year 4 collective worship today decided to end with something slightly different to our usual reflection. The 2 pupils invited the rest of the class to place a handprint around words which remind us that we are made by God, just as Jesus was- a perfect link to The Word we had heard. 

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Elf on the...whiteboard?????

One of the Year 4 children decided to share their Elf on the Shelf with us today. The pupils discovered that an Elf's work is never done. The cheeky little fellow observed them from the top of the whiteboard, played in Mrs McNicholl's desk and left the children a message during lunch time. He was such a mischievous little fellow, that the children wrote recounts from the Elf's point of view of his adventures in St. Augutine's.

Elf on the...whiteboard?????

One of the Year 4 children decided to share their Elf on the Shelf with us today. The pupils discovered that an Elf's work is never done. The cheeky little fellow observed them from the top of the whiteboard, played in Mrs McNicholl's desk and left the children a message during lunch time. He was such a mischievous little fellow, that the children wrote recounts from the Elf's point of view of his adventures in St. Augutine's.

Elf on the...whiteboard?????

One of the Year 4 children decided to share their Elf on the Shelf with us today. The pupils discovered that an Elf's work is never done. The cheeky little fellow observed them from the top of the whiteboard, played in Mrs McNicholl's desk and left the children a message during lunch time. He was such a mischievous little fellow, that the children wrote recounts from the Elf's point of view of his adventures in St. Augutine's.

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Roman Warrington

On Tuesday, the children from Year 4 had a fantastic time at Warrington Museum sketching, using map skills, pottery making and dressing up!

Monet (Art)

This half term we have been learning about the famous artist Monet. We started our topic by using secondary sources of information to gather information about artist Monet, using pic-collage on the ipads we composed a factfile on Monet's life and work. We were able to compare and comment on ideas, methods and approaches used in the work we studied, relating these to the context in which the work was made. Next we explored colour mixing, painting techniques and using mixed-media to create a picture. In doing so we worked at improving our accuracy and control in line, texture, shape and space. Finally we created our own Monet inspired masterpieces.  

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Savoury Biscuits (DT)

This half term in DT, we have been working towards baking our own savoury biscuits. To begin with, we researched different types of 'lunch-box' snacks. We analysed their packaging and used this as a base to then design and make our own food packaging. After making a plan for our food packaging, we went on to make and evaluate it focusing on purpose and appearance. Then, we were ready design and make our savoury biscuits with a fruit filling. We developed our awareness of the importance of food safety and hygeine and we understand how to be hygienic and safe when using food.

Sneak peak!

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Year 4 are a few rehearsals in for their summer concert. Imagine how great they will sound when they have polished the performance!