Welcome to Year 4!
The finest students in all the land
We love a challenge and will be solving many through the course of the year. We are going to strive to be the best musicians, mathematicians and artists we can be as well furthering our skills across the curriculum. Our studies will take us back to the Iron Age and to the sunny east coast of California, to the bottom of a molten volcano and to the ecosystem of a rainforest! We are looking forward to the journey throughout Year 4 and preparing for step into Year 5.
We will be posting regularly with updates from Year 4 life so keep an eye out!
Mr Murtagh and Mrs Herbert
Hi everyone. Just wanted to say how lovely it was to see you all last week. I Can’t believe it is the last week of Year 4!
However, you are not escaping so easily as if you don’t have me as your teacher next year I will just be through the wet area in Miss Brown’s class. Mwahahaha!!
See you all soon and have a fantastic summer!
Hi Year 4.
Hope you’ve had a lovely week and again made the most of more amazing sunshine. I've been delighted to be able to talk with you over the past weeks and it has been great to hear what you've been up to and that you're keeping so well.
I can't wait to taste the results of these fantastic baking skills! It is great to hear of all the other skills you have been developing such as learning the guitar, wood working, learning another language, writing in Arabic and much more. I have had some more time to spend on the guitar and it is a great time to pick up a new skill.
Keep it up and even better send us a picture!
Music- Exciting Music Scholarship Opportunity
We are really excited to inform you all that Side By Side Arts have managed to secure funding from the Big Local to allow them to provide 8 weeks of music scholarship to children in the Big Local Area. This will be for either piano, guitar or vocal tuition.
Side By Side Arts would like to offer up to 25 of these places to our pupils on a first come first serve basis.
Please find the Scholarship Agreement below – if you would be interested in securing a place for your child after reading this then please contact Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn something new and a valuable way to fill in time during these weeks away from school and is an opportunity not to be missed so get in quick!
About the scholarship
· This scholarship will last for the duration of 8 x 30 minute group lessons which are scheduled on a weekly basis with the same teacher
· Lessons will be held online via Zoom
· For piano or guitar an instrument will be required at your home to enable you to practise and also to take part in the lesson. This does not have to be a full sized piano or of really good quality, a keyboard will be more than adequate
· Vocal tuition will not require any instrument, just your voice
· Before the scholarship commences and after the 8 week term you will be required to complete a short questionnaire
· It is expected that each student will practise for a minimum of 10 minutes every day between lessons
· Each student must be prompt to their lesson as lateness will not be made up at the end of the time slot.
· If you can not make the lesson time please email email@example.com to inform us. If you give more than 12 hours notice the lesson will be rescheduled to a different time. Less than this the lesson will be forfeited no alternate time will be offered.
· Failure to attend two consecutive lessons without a valid reason will result in your scholarship being terminated
Calling all KS2 Eco-Team members!
Even though we cannot meet with Riddhi and our fellow team members, we can still think about our Eco-Team project and looking after our fantastic planet.
With this in mind, how about making an Ecobrick? Here’s some reasons why:
So, are you ready for the challenge? Then find an empty plastic drinks bottle, (less than 600ml capacity), wash it out, leave it upturned to dry and start collecting some materials.
A great site to visit is https://www.ecobricks.org
This gives lots of information on how to make the perfect Ecobrick!
Ecobricks in action
Wednesday 11th March 2020
The Y4 children were visited this afternoon by members of staff from St George's Church. They came to discuss with us 'Would Mary have called the day Jesus died Good Friday?'
To help our understanding, Matt and Katie introduced the Holy Week Story and focused on the events of Maundy Thursday. We discussed the Last Supper, what was said between Jesus and his Disciples and what some of the foods represented. The childern took part in a sorting activity and a question and answer activity to help the children's knowledge.
Maddi then came to see us to suggest the importance of Good Friday. Maddi read more of the Holy Week Story in relation to Good Friday and the events that took place that day. The children created a stained-glass cross to represent the bridge between Christians and God. The children then proceeded to come up with a range of questions that they would like to ask in relation to Jesus, God and Easter.
Our last visitors were Rich and James. They asked the children questions about what had happened so far within the story. James read about Easter Sunday/Resurrection Sunday and stipulated it was a day of celebration. The children then came up with a list of activities they could do to celebrate Easter Sunday within the church. They also made an Easter egg design or a bracelett using Easter words or images.
Thank you so much for visiting us today. We had an amazing time, take a look at what we made!
10th December 2019
Within our PSHE+C lessons this term we have been learning about our health and wellbeing. This week we were looking at situations that we thought were risky or not so risky. Take a look!
This week, Year 4M have been working hard to create stories around the theme of Dracula's Castle. We watched a video to help us create the vocabulary we would use in our stories (see link below). We then spent time building suspense-filled sentences, using a range of subordinating conjunctions. I'm sure you will all agree that the children have created some amazing short stories that could chill you to the bone...
Cautiously, I snuck into the cold night. I had spine-chills! I looked around I looked around and saw flowed facing down as if they didn't like me. Why wasn't anyone there? I looked over the edge and saw an ancient haunted ship in the angry, choppy sea.
Quietly, I walked towards the castle doors. My heart heart was pounding very fast. I shivered with fear. Slowly, I opened the creeky, rusty door. I looked around me...no one was there.
As I walked through the spine-chilling castle, I felt like I was being watched. But by what? Even though I was terrified, I still walked in. Then I saw two eyes and two blinding white fangs. I ran as fast as I could...