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Merry Christmas from Year 4!

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Advent Art

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Take a look at the beautiful artwork we created using pastels, while reflecting on the meaning of Advent and the promises we will make.

All about water!

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This half term in Science, we have been learning all about states of matter. In the classroom, we planned and undertook an experiment to test whether temperature affects the rate of ice melting. Our results showed us that the hotter the temperature, the quicker ice melts! To enhance our learning further, we had a fun-filled trip to Headingley Treatment Works where we learnt about the water cycle, where the water we use in Beeston comes from, how it is treated, the importance of water and how to be super water savers!! We loved exploring the Treatment Works! In the afternoon, we were also surprised to learn about what life is like for children in Ethiopia who aren't as lucky as us, for their 'water walks' are a lot further than ours. There are so many people in the world without access to clean water, which we should always remember. We hope you enjoy the photo-story of our trip.

A child in 1918.

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Take a look at what else we got up to in our fabulous themed week!

Getting creative with World War One art.

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Back in time at Beamish!

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Our class assembly!

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A huge well done to all of Year 4 for your amazing assembly performance!! I am so proud of each and every one of you for all the effort (and enthusiasm!) you put in. What a class of superstars I have!! Here are just a few pictures of the show for you to enjoy.

Science at Skelton Grange!

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Take a look at what we got up to on our class trip to Skelton Grange! We really enjoyed getting hands-on experience at pond dipping and minibeast hunting, as well as learning all about animal habitats and food chains.

smiley Welcome to Year 4! smiley

 

A warm welcome back to a new school year! I hope you all had a fun-filled summer break and are returning refreshed, ready to start this exciting new chapter. I am looking forward to us working together to ensure your time in Year 4 is as enjoyable and memorable as can be. Here are a few important things to remember to help you achieve your very best:

 

  • Read at home every night and ask an adult to sign your planner.
  • Learn your spellings each night. Spelling tests will take place every Friday.
  • Practise your times tables regularly: This will really help with your progress in Maths! 
  • Complete homework to a high standard.
  • Have your P.E kit in school at all times (P.E lessons will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays).
  • Come to school every day, ready to learn!

 

I know these are things you can all achieve and can't wait to see you progress and flourish throughout this year! We have lots to look forward to this half-term, including our Harvest Festival and class assembly. Let's get started!

 

Mrs McGuire

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Getting arty outdoors!

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Making volcanoes!!

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Parent helpers

Dear Parents/Carers,

If anyone has any spare time during the week and would like to volunteer to listen to readers in Year 4, please let me know. Every little helps and can make such a difference to the children’s progress!

Many thanks in advance.

Best wishes,

M.McGuire

(Year 4 class teacher)

National Trust Themed Week

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As well as going on some exciting trips, we did lots of fun things in school too during National Trust themed week! Take a look at what we got up to.

Camping, drawing and games at Middleton Park!

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Beautiful Fountains Abbey!

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Bringing books to life!

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We loved bringing Roald Dahl's book, 'Matilda', to life in our drama workshop. Take a look at what we got up to. We had so much fun!

Holy Week Art

Funky dancing with Urban Strides!

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Digging for dinosaurs at Beeston Library!

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Aspirations themed week!

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Wow! What an inspiring week we have had in Year 4! We were so fortunate to have visits from some very inspiring individuals, including the Dare2Aspire spokesman, George Fouche, and our very own Mrs Windross and her son Michael who talked to us about their experiences of organ donation (both being the donor and recipient!). We have become designers and creators, making our own musical instruments, as well as visiting a number of inspirational places, like Leeds Trinity University, the National Science and Media Museum and some of us even took part in a football tournament at Elland Road! The end of the week was topped off by our class assembly, which we hope made everyone who watched it realise we all have a special light within us and everyone has the potential to achieve their dreams! This week really has opened our eyes, minds and hearts to the endless possibilities before us.

Merry Christmas from Year 4!!

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Year 4 Bake-Off!

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Our Advent display, showcasing some of our creative RE work.

A super introduction to the Bronze Age!

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To kick-start our History topic in the new year, Year 4 enjoyed an excellent workshop all about the Bronze Age! We loved examining the different artefacts, learnt how people built roundhouses and what family life was like within these structures. In addition, we discussed how people in this era marked time (using the sun and the size of shadows), how clothes were made and from what materials, as well as the food that was available. We were really surprised to discover that people in the Bronze Age didn't know what chickens were! (They weren't introduced to England until the Romans came.) It was a morning filled with fascinating facts!

Hydration Heroes!

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We spent a fascinating day at Headingley Water Treatment Works! In the morning, we learnt about the water cycle and the different processes involved in cleaning water before taking a tour of the facilities. After lunch, we spent the afternoon learning about what would happen if a pipe burst on Barkly Road through role play, a quiz about the importance of water and its different uses, what life is like for children in Ethiopia who do not have easy access to clean water and the importance of washing our hands properly! It was certainly a jam-packed day but we loved every minute!

Lego workshop at Beeston Library!

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We really enjoyed visiting Beeston Library and taking part in their super Lego workshop. It was great getting the chance to create and tell stories in a different way. What a vast range of ideas we came up with too, ranging from children being turned into fairies to the attempted sabotage of a spaceship launch! We can't wait to do some creative writing which will be inspired by the ideas from our workshop!

More in Common themed week

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See what we've been doing for the rest of our super themed week!

Our finished class mural!

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Watch our 'More in Common' class mural come together!

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Our trip to Leeds Art Gallery

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On the second day of our #MoreInCommon themed week, we visited Leeds Art Gallery. In the morning, we had a super drawing workshop. First we explored and discussed art in the different galleries; We discussed the similarities and differences of a fabulous wall of portraits, thought about the different ways messages through words and pictures can be interpreted, examined the 'Arena' sculpture (from lots of different angles!), before looking closely at a gallery dedicated to the artwork of Leeds emigres. After lots of in-depth thinking, we created our own collective piece of artwork based around our special theme of the week. We are going to use the work we did today to inspire us to create our 'More in Common' class mural at school tomorrow. Before leaving, we also had a rare opportunity of getting very close to an impressive sculpture and learning how to be 'art detectives'. Another busy, exciting and eye-opening day! We hope you enjoy looking at our photos!

A super start to our #MoreInCommon themed week!

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'Giving Nature a Home' workshop

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smiley Welcome to Year 4! smiley

 

A warm welcome back to a new school year! I hope you all had a fun-filled summer break and are returning refreshed, ready to start this exciting new chapter. I am looking forward to us working together to ensure your time in Year 4 is as enjoyable and memorable as can be. Here are a few important things to remember to help you achieve your very best:

 

  • Read at home every night and ask an adult to sign your planner.
  • Learn your spellings each night. Spelling tests will take place every Friday.
  • Practise your times tables regularly: This will really help with your progress in Maths! 
  • Complete homework to a high standard.
  • Have your P.E kit in school at all times (P.E lessons will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays).
  • Come to school every day, ready to learn!

 

I know these are things you can all achieve and can't wait to see you progress and flourish throughout this year! We have lots to look forward to this half-term, including our Harvest Festival and #moreincommon themed week. Let's get started!

 

Mrs McGuire

Appreciating Art Outdoors!

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Musicals Themed Week!

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Skip dance competition

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Terrific Technologies Week!

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Merry Christmas!

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Leeds City Museum!

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RSPB Bird watching workshop!

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Alive and Kicking Drama Workshops!

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Marvellous Maths!

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Just a spoonful of sugar in Marvellous Maths Week!

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Roald Dahl Week!

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smiley Welcome to Year 4! smiley

 

A warm welcome back to a new school year! I hope you all had a fun-filled summer break and are returning refreshed, ready to start this exciting new chapter. I am looking forward to us working together to ensure your time in Year 4 is as enjoyable and memorable as can be. Here are a few important things to remember to help you achieve your very best:

 

  • Read at home every night and ask an adult to sign your planner. 
  • Learn your spellings each night. Spelling tests will be every Friday.
  • Practise your times tables. You will be tested on these every week.  
  • Complete your learning log to a high standard. 
  • Have your P.E kit in school at all times (P.E lessons will take place on Mondays and Fridays).
  • Make sure you come to school every day, ready to learn!

 

We have lots to look forward to this half-term, including a week focussing on my favourite Roald Dahl book, Matilda, and a Marvellous Maths themed week; I can't wait to get started!

 

Miss McGuire 

Going for Gold Week!

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German Dancing!

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Come and take a look at some special moments from our recent 'Going for Gold' PE week. We all achieved 'GOLD' this week!

Football time!

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The Euros 2016 - St.Anthony's Style

Skipping Competition

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We took part in the Catholic Compass skipping competition. We worked as a team to create our own skip dance!

Let's make music!

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Working together at home and at school, we designed and made our own musical instruments.

Marvellous Monarchs Week!

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Year 4 had a great themed History week at the end of this half term! Take a look at our collection of special moments throughout the week including our trip to York, a battle with Year 3 and our class assembly!

Highlights of History week

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Our visit to York!

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Our historical class assembly!

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Christmas 2015!

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Year 4 Autumn One 2015

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I can't believe we have already reached the end of our first half term in Year 4! What a busy and exciting time we have had. Our half term finished in a very special and spiritual way with our 'Journey through Faith' week where we explored and deepened our understanding of the Sikh religion. I have you enjoy looking through and sharing with someone else in your family, our special memories we created together this half term..........

Visit to the Gurdwara

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Journey through Faith Week

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Our Class Saint - St.Oswald

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