Well done to all the children in Year 4 who entered our Easter Competition. We are very proud of you all - watch the photo story to see the wonderful Easter bonnets, gardens and decorated eggs!
Easter at St Anthony's
Holy Week - St Anthony's Catholic Primary School
During Holy Week in 2021, we have been reflecting on the key events of this most important week. Each of our classes have re-enacted important events, shared liturgical dances, songs and prayers. Year 4 have shared their singing of Servant King. Grace shared some key readings from our Holy Week scripture. This truly reflective video shows Holy Week at St Anthony's at its most holy. We hope you can share our learning, prayer and humble praise in your homes with us this year. God bless you all this Holy Week.
Year 4 - Geography Wonder Day - France
On Friday 26th March 2021, Year 4 took part in an incredible French Wonder Day. Throughout the day, Miss Peacey led the exceptional learning to bring together all the best parts of the Year 4 Geography topic. Year 4 have been locating France, and different regions of France using maps, plans and digimaps. They have explored the main physical and human features that make this place special. Through thorough research, our Year 4 children took their learning to the next level by bringing it alive in a "St Anthony's Wonder Day" with a difference. Our French singing, language, Geographical enquiry and research was magnifique! To top it all off, our Eiffel Tower DT constructions brought a superb end to a brilliant day. So proud of you all Year 4. I know French cuisine will be a firm favourite in Beeston for Year 4 too! I hope you enjoy watching the video of our Wonder Day. Well done Libby (Y4) who has taken her French cooking skills home to share and develop further. I wonder how many Year 4s have done the same!
We really enjoyed our 'Geography Wonder Day'. It was a brilliant opportunity to bring alive, celebrate and enhance our Geography topic on France. The children were amazing and it was such a joy to see their enthusiasm, co-operation and love of learning!
World Book Day - The Rainbow Fish - St Anthony's Catholic Primary School
Hello Year 4,
Happy World Book Day. The theme of our World Book Day this year is "share a story". All our staff in school have made two very special stories for you to share together with your families. We are watching them both today at school, but you might want to share this with your families too.
Keep sharing your love for reading as this is one of the most important gifts we can give our children.
God bless and enjoy,
I wish to thank Mr and Mrs Easton for their kind assistance making this reading compilation in partnership with us.
World Book Day - Franklin's Flying Bookshop - St Anthony's Catholic Primary School
World Book Day 2021
We really enjoyed World Book day this year. We planned and gave performances from our favourite books where we made excellent use of expression. We met James Nicol and created characters to include in our writing. We wrote stories inspired by the authors Humza Arshad and Henry White where our characters had unique super powers. We chose our favourite book character and made good use of our design skills when making models of them.
Captain Sir Tom Moore
We very much enjoyed our wonder day where we focused on the life and legacy of Captain Sir Tom Moore. He was a truly inspirational man who touched the hearts of people around the world.
Ancient Egyptian Burial Masks
We investigated why the ancient Egyptians made burial masks. We looked at lots of examples and then designed our own. We followed our designs closely and used a range of materials to create our masks. We evaluated our work and considered any refinements.
Inspired by our History topic, Ancient Egypt, we have created some fabulous artwork. We have Egyptian sunsets, sarcophagi and work inspired by Tutankhamun's burial mask. We have used a range of materials including paint, pastels and collage.
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School - Carol Service 2020
Please join us for our 2020 carol service.
Year 4 message from Santa
Chamber Choir - Do you hear what I hear?
Chamber Choir - Once in Royal David's City
Exciting Elves Day
We had a brilliant time during our 'Exciting Elves Day'. We even met some very special visitors!
We used the paintings of Monet to inspire our own artwork. We evaluated our paintings and considered any refinements. Have a look at our finished pieces, we are very proud of them!
As part of our 'Water Wonder Day', we investigated how gravity affects the process of dissolving.
Art: Painting in the style of Monet
Our Year 4 class have begun to paint rivers in the style of Monet. They are exploring texture, colour and exploring techniques used by Monet in their own work. Great work Year 4.
Year 4 First Holy Communion Preparation: Heart Speaks to Heart
Our Year 4 class are currently continuing their journey of faith, as they begin their First Holy Communion preparation. This is delivered using the programme Heart Speaks to Heart. Miss Taylor is working with our Year 4 children and their families. We are delighted with how hard our children are thinking, reflecting and learning as they continue to grow on their journey with Jesus. God bless our Year 4 class.
Year 4's First Reconciliation
Our Year 4 class have taken part in Family Catechesis to prepare for the sacrament of Reconciliation. On Thursday 22nd October, the children made their first confessions with Father Whitwell. They were each prayerful, respectful and showed such maturity as they continue to grow on their journey with Jesus. God bless our Year 4 children. I am so proud of you all.
We have really enjoyed our computing lessons this half term. We have further developed our programming skills and have created our own classic arcade game. Our lessons are led each week by an IT specialist teacher working alongside Miss Peacey.
We are really enjoying the opportunity to learn how to play the ukulele. Mr Tong visits our class each Wednesday afternoon to teach us how to play the ukuele, read music and create our own class compositions. We even performed to Miss Leonard this half term! We are working with a specialist teacher from Leeds Artforms to ensure the highest quality provision for music this year. We are really impressed with Year 4s performance so far and can't wait to see what next half term brings.
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 created our wonderful weaving wheels. After completion, we evaluated our work and considered possible refinements. What a talented class!
Tudor Wonder Day
We all had a wonderful time during our 'Tudor Wonder Day' when we were visited by Henry VIII and Catherine Parr. We found out all about the Tudor monarchs, in particular Henry VIII and discovered what happened to each of his wives. We investigated Tudor artefacts and discussed what they were used for. We also found out about Tudor food, clothing, weapons and punishments.
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:
*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 completed on time.
*Come into school everyday, excited and ready to learn!
Dear Year 4,
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.