St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Welcome to Year 4

Class Teacher: Mrs. Devine

Teaching Assistants: Mrs. Heald & Mrs. Buccheri 

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2020 - 2021

Our class saint:

St. Josephine Bakhita

Josephine Bakhita - Wikipedia

St. Bakhita, pray for us

 We look forward to welcoming the children back on the 26th of October: please note your new start time of 8.40a.m and the finish time at 3.15p.m still from the  Junior gate on Ashby Road.

 

Technology/ home learning survey for parents: please complete 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=FjAP4W90FUiJVe0vMJFkMmwaYfFwDe1Dsz_N3Wkhn9hUMzlPVVRNWUJVREVZT1lPTDBFSVdFT0YyRS4u

Smile please!

Here we are... Year 4 all ready to tackle the new school year. 

Please note:

  • Mondays -  the children should wear school P.E. kit (white t-shirt and navy shorts / joggers + training shoes) in order to avoid excess bags on the school premises.
  • Reading Record Books - to be in school every Wednesday for checking
  • Weekly homework -  posted below

Reading list 

Please try this link for recommended reads for Year 4 children...

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-4-pupils-ks2-age-8-9/

Tuesday 27th October

Please note...

Reading records due in school tomorrow

Spelling and Times tables tests will be on THURSDAY this week.

Monday 26th October

Welcome back - it was great to see everyone again! Another big thank you for the work returned today.

Congratulations to the boys on your win in our recent Times Tables Rock Stars battle! Special mentions go to Jenitan, Justin and Ryan. A new battle begins today.

If you are at home self-isolating please see the home learning timetable below in order to cover this week's work.

Friday 16th October

Thanks for your great work this week. Happy Half Term 

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  Stay safe and well. See you after the break :)

Thursday 15th October

Morning all

A big thank you for the work already returned to me- its been great to see what you have managed so far. After a technical hitch, I am able to see work on the homework page as well as on class  dojo - lots to look at - many thanks! I am busy 'marking' so keep an eye out for dojos and feedback! Please bring the Electricity and Sacrament posters in to school after half term - the ones I have seen so far are fantastic!

Congratulations to the boys in the TTRS battle - great work all round. I have just put a new tournament on there to last over the half term. (Come on girls!!) TTRS is such a good way to get speed and accuracy on target for your times tables.

Just try your best on every task doing what you can.

Best wishes to all our Year 4 families.

Friday 9th October

Hello all

What a great week - own clothes day for NDCYS who helped us think about 'Hope', an afternoon planning games that might use electricity and finishing with Pyjama Day and biscuits raising money for CAFOD.

Thanks for your support.

The next homework sheet can be found below. 

Enjoy the photos!

Wednesday 7th October

Times Tables Rock Stars | Mr Reddy Maths Blog

A battle has been set up between Y4 boys and girls -

have a go and let's see who wins!

Tuesday 6th October

Good Afternoon

We are now working in small groups to design our own games using electricity in some way.

Whilst we will provide the materials for circuits and some card etc. it would be great if families could save / collect junk materials that your child could use to create an activity.

Many thanks for your support.

Friday 2nd October

Good afternoon everyone

This week we have been busy in Year 4. We are investigating circuits in our Science and began our D&T focus on creating our own game that uses electricity in some way. We observed examples of games and watched demonstrations or had a go!

We completed our R.E. topic on People, thinking about the ancestors of Jesus. The children have done some excellent work.

Next week we have 2 special events: 

  • Own Clothes Day for the diocesan youth service - Tuesday 6th October, suggested donation of £1.00
  • Year 4 Pyjama Day and biscuits for CAFOD  - Friday October 9th, suggested donation of £1.00

Tomorrow is Pyjama Day! | The Falcon's Nest

It would be great if the class could join in these events!

Many thanks for your support.

Computing Compositions

We continued creating melodies using electronic wizardry!

In Science this week we worked on a 'Classify & Sort' activity

focusing on electrical appliances.

Welcome to our creative classroom! 

After our 'well-being' week, our room looks super. We tackled tissue collage, paper craft and pattern design to build an R.E. display. Next we investigated the number 4, including making 4-sided tetrahedrons! We recorded facts about our new class saint and wrote our hopes and ambitions for the year ahead. Our rainbow clouds share our qualities. Finally we worked on a 'read-and-respond' writing task based on the story of Sparky the sloth.The results look amazing!

Timetable / Curriculum

Autumn (1) Timetable

YEAR 4 CURRICULUM OVERVIEW 2020-2021

AUTUMN 1 TOPIC - SPARKS MIGHT FLY

Remote/Home Learning

Week beginning 26.10.20

Please follow this week's timetable, using the links shown

On-going

As you may be aware, a times table test is now a national mandatory test for all Year 4 children and will take place in 2021.  Times tables remain a key part of Primary numeracy for all Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children. To assist your child in improving their times tables, we have put together a list of useful times table websites available below:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables 

https://www.mathsisfun.com/timestable.html 

http://www.timestables.me.uk/

http://learn-timestables.com/tafels-oefenen.aspx

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-multiplication.html

http://www.12xtables.co.uk/TT/7.Times.Table.Easy.2.htm

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/timestable/index.html

http://www.transum.org/Tables/Times_Tables.asp

Daily Reading:  here are some recommended websites with free online books:

  • Oxford Owl
  • Storyline Online
  • International Children’s Digital Library
  • Open Library
  • Amazon’s Free Kids Ebooks
  • Barnes & Noble Free Nook Books for Kids 
  • Mrs. P’s Magic Library

Homework