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Welcome to Year 4 St Nicholas

Our Class Saint

St Nicholas was a Greek Bishop and worked tirelessly throughout his life to spread the word of God. His feast day is on the 6th December and he is the Patron Saint of Bakers and Pawnbrokers.

“The giver of every good and perfect gift has called upon us to mimic His giving, by grace, through faith, and this is not of ourselves.”  - St Nicholas of Myra

Our Class Value

Year 4's class value is 'Generosity'.  This value is celebrated in January. 

“Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.” Psalm 112: 5

Year 4 Autumn Newsletter and Timetable

Year 4 Autumn Newsletter and Timetable

End of Year Expectations

English in Year 4

Our Teachers

Class Teacher: Ft. Vince

Year 4 Learning

Learning Challenge

How can we rediscover the wonders of Ancient Egypt?:
The children have been studying Ancient Egypt and looking at how archaeologists used special tools to rediscover the history and culture of the Ancient Egyptians. They have looked at the famous archaeologist Howard Carter who discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun and wrote their own newspaper report about his discovery. They were able to identify the difference in structure, format and language that is used in newspaper reports to inspire their own work. They have written about the importance of archaeologists and how they have helped us find out about the past.

What was it like a 100 years ago?:
Year 4 have been working on their Learning Challenge:  "What was it like a 100 years ago?" and have explained how people used to grow their own food, what was it like to be a solider in the first world war, how different school was then and what toys children played with.

Why were the Romans so powerful and what did we learn from them?:
As part of their Learning Challenge Year 4 have been looking at the Roman Empire and learning about the life of people living at the time. They were able to say what they already knew before they started the topic, what they wanted to know, and what they had learned by the end of the
project. They used the information they had discovered in class and through their own research to do a celebration write answering their 'Big Question': "Why were the Romans so powerful and what did we learn from them?"

Maths

Multiplication Facts:
In maths lessons, the children have been recalling their times tables fluently to answer equations. They can also look at other people's maths predictions and say whether or not they agree with their statements and why.    

Finding the fraction of a whole number:
Year 4 have been using their knowledge of fractions to find out what a fraction of a whole number is. For example, they know that to find out what 5/6s of 36 is they have to divide 36 by 6 to find 1/6 and then times it by 5 to find out what 5/6s is. They can use these skills and relate it to practical questions such as finding out what a fraction of a length of time or distance is.

RE

Famous Christian's:
In their RE lessons Year 4 have been looking  learning about famous Christians such as HRH Queen Elizabeth II, C S Lewis and Christiano Ronaldo and have discussed:  “How do Christian qualities support fame?”  Yr. 4 have also written about which famous Christian most inspires them and why.  

In their RE lessons they have been learning:  "How did the belief in God affect people from the Old Testament?" and had to explain in their own words what they already knew and what else that they would like to find out.

Pathway's Assembly:
The Pathway's Team visited the whole school to talk about Jesus visiting Jericho and healing a blind man called Bartimaeus.  Yr. 4 recounted what happened in assembly and could explain about the message, the example of Jesus,  how we should recognise God and how it made them feel.

Science

Where does all that food go?:
In science we have been covering the topic:  “where does all that food go?”  We have shared what we know about food and nutrition.  We have been learnt that animals, including humans, need the right type and right amount of nutrition and that they cannot make their own food.  We have produced a report about food groups and have explained what happens once food is eaten.

Dentists for a day

We have also been learning about teeth and dental hygiene and Yr. 4 were  ‘dentists’ for a day.  We have identified the different teeth that humans have and their function.

The Environment

We grouped and classified positive and negative ways in which humans change the environment using key vocabulary.  We carried out own litter survey. 

Sound Travel

Yr. 4 have been looking at ways in which sound travels and the different ways in which sounds can be made.

Writing

Persuasive Writing:
The children have been looking at how to write a persuasive piece of writing.   They have written a biography on Boudicca and have created a fact file by finding out their own information and sorting it into categories.  They have also written a biography and created their own fact file for Lord Frederick Roberts who won the Victoria Cross at Khudagani during the Indian Mutiny (1857-59). 

 
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