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Bolton Abbey

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To finish our 'Change 4 Life' themed week, we were lucky enough to spend the day in the sunshine at Bolton Abbey! Here, we focused on our mental health with relaxing, outdoor art workshops before we got our hearts pumping on a walk! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Take a look at what we got up to.

Change 4 Life week!

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We've had another inspiring, jam-packed themed week all about making small changes to help our physical and mental health. It's been so much fun keeping active each day with lots of different activities and workshops, we've created Expressionist paintings of fruit and even designed, made and promoted our own healthy drinks (which were delicious)!

First Holy Communion Celebration

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In Year 4, lots of us made the special sacrament of our First Holy Communion this half term. It was a beautiful, reflective day and we were very lucky to get the opportunity to celebrate together and with our families in school later that week.

Lego story-making at Beeston Library!

At Beeston Library, we did a super, story-making workshop using Lego in groups! When we got back to school, we then used our creations to inspire our imaginative writing. Mrs McGuire was very impressed with the results!

Getting cosy on World Book Day!

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Going for gold at the skip dance competition!!

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Myself, Mr Hanson and Mrs Clark were so proud of our class performance at the Year 4 Skip Dance Competition! Everyone gave 100% and were so encouraging and supportive of each other. All our hard work paid off as we achieved Gold in the class skip dance!! A superb team event in which everyone showcased their different skills! Well done Year 4!!

Virtues in Action themed week

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It's been a very special themed week and Mrs McGuire has been so impressed with all the different virtues each of us have demonstrated! We raised money for St. Gemma's Hospice (a super £60.67!), creating and selling Valentine's Day cards and gift tags, showed perseverance, determination and courage at Clip n' Climb, proved that we can work really well in teams, showing strong communication and encouraging skills as well as learning a very powerful dance about Mercy and Justice, which we performed to the whole school. To top off the week, we created unique, beautiful silk paintings using our own designs representing virtues of our choice. Take a look at all we've accomplished!

Maths in real life - Year 4 do the bake off!!

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To end our unit on multiplication, Mrs McGuire gave us a recipe for flapjacks and brownies. We had to read each recipe very carefully in order to determine how much of each ingredient we'd need to produce enough portions for everyone in our class. We realised we had to double the brownie recipe and triple the flapjack recipe. Our work on multiplication really came in handy here! The next day, we took a trip to our local supermarket to buy our ingredients. This gave us lots of opportunities for mental maths and comparing different products and prices. Finally, it was time to get baking! It was so important reading the scales carefully when measuring and working together. We produced some delicious treats and used so much maths along the way!

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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