You are a very special class and I have loved getting to know you. We have shared so many happy times together and I will miss you greatly. Your enthusiasm, humour and love of learning has been a delight. In addition, I would like to thank your parents for their continued support throughout the year. Have a wonderful summer everyone!
The Terrific Tudors
We brought our History topic alive with our Tudor themed day. We found out about the wives of Henry VIII, made Tudor houses and Tudor roses and really enjoyed making and eating Tudor lemon tarts. They were yummy!
St Anthony's Book Week
We had a fabulous time during our book week. We explored opposing points of view during our drama workshop which was inspired by Julia Donaldson's book, 'The Smartest Giant in Town'. We loved writing book reviews and enjoyed the 'Dictionary Detective Challenge'. As 'Perfect Performers' we shared extracts from our favourite books, making excellent use of intonation and expression in our voices.
Writing in Year 4
We love to write in Year 4 and can produce high quality writing in a range of styles. We can use the appropriate conventions and make good use of tier 2 vocabulary.
RE in Year 4
Our work showcases our love of learning across the curriculum.
We love to use our skills of observational drawing across the curriculum.
We really enjoyed learning how to use a range of materials to create a Tudor collage. After completion, we evaluated our work and considered possible refinements.
Tudor Lemon Tarts
As part of our history topic, we carried out our own research and found out about the types of foods eaten in Tudor times. During our Tudor themed day, we worked together and made Tudor Lemon Tarts. We made excellent use of our measuring skills and timed our baking to perfection. We evaluated our tarts and they were yummy!
As part of our 'Investors in Pupils' day, we were very lucky to visited by our class governor Mr Nicholson. We interviewed him about his role as a school governor. We found out lots of fascinating facts. Thank you Mr Nicholson!
We explored 'Hopscotch' and learnt how to use algorithms. We made good use of our maths skills when calculating what angles to use to create our patterns. Have a look at what we created.
St Anthony's Scientists
We had a fabulous time during our science themed week. We enjoyed a wide range of exciting investigations and developed our scientific understanding. Have a look at what we experienced!
As part of our science topic on animal classification, we visited Meanwood Valley Urban Farm. We explored a variety of habits looking for invertebrates. We were amazed at what we found!
We really enjoyed learning how to weave. We began with paper and then refined our skills when working with wool. We designed our base plates and creates our wonderful weaving wheels. After completion, we evaluated our work and considered possible refinements.
We are really enjoying learning how to play the cornet.
As part of our science topic, we had a wonderful time exploring our school environment searching for different types of leaves. We took these back to our classroom and classified them into different groups.
Welcome to Year 4
I hope that you have had a super holiday and are excited about the wonderful year that we are going to share together. I am really looking forward to getting to know you all and helping you to achieve your potential. I have planned a wide range of creative, challenging and fun opportunities that will give you the chance to showcase your learning in a variety of ways. During our time in Year 4, we will enjoy the writing of C.S. Lewis, find out about life in Ancient Egypt and investigate volcanoes and earthquakes. Throughout the year, we will carry out a wide range of science investigations and make good use of our art and design skills. We will learn about the lives of many important people from the Bible together with preparing and sharing class collective acts of worship. We will enjoy developing our maths skills through problem solving and investigating and will understand how we can transfer these important skills into everyday life.
I know that you are all committed to working hard and will strive to do your best! I am looking forward to our time together and making it a year to remember!
Here are some things to help you:
*Remembering to have your PE kit in school at all times.
(Indoor – white top and black shorts. Outdoor – black tracksuit)
*Reading every night and making sure an adult signs your planner.
*Working on your spellings and times tables every night.
(An adult doesn’t have to always test you)
*Producing high quality homework which is handed in on time.
*Come into school everyday, excited and ready to learn!