Hello and welcome to Year 4's very own class page! We promise to provide you with lots of information about what we are getting up to in class over the next term.
During Term 3 and 4 we learned all about the Vikings. We have been extremely busy learning about different aspects of this period in time. We got creative at both home and school by making Viking Longboats and shields. This term we are going to be learning how to 'look after the environment'.
Homework is always set on a Wednesday and due back the following Monday.
Spellings are set each Friday, please see the spelling booklet provided.
Children take part in two PE sessions each week. This reflects the requirements of the National Curriculum, in which all children MUST participate in two hours of physical activity.
PE varies each term to provide a variety of skills for the children. Activities include swimming, multi-skills, gymnastics, fielding and striking and competitive sports. Therefore, it is essential that your child is provided with the correct PE kit to allow them to access these activities.
At St Joseph's the PE policy states that children must wear:
Children must remove all earrings and long hair is to be tied up. We ask that all kit is labelled clearly and in a suitable bag. Children are not allowed to borrow PE kits from other children therefore, PE kits should be kept in school during the week.
Children took part in the annual 'Good Shepherd Collection' in which each class participates in some sort of activity that helps raise money for this great cause. Year 4 decided to do an Easter Bake Sale and made some delicious Easter Cornflake cakes and Easter Rocky Road. Children also baked and donated cakes from home to help make our sale even better!!! We sold the cakes after school and made a staggering £117!
On behalf of Mrs Mangham and St Joseph's school. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of you that helped bake cakes with your children, donated cakes and bought cakes to raise money for this charity. Your continued support is always much appreciated.
In term 4 we completed a Literacy themed week all about animals. We learned about different animals from around the world and created animal fact files. To support us in our learning Mrs Dowde kindly brought in her variety of reptiles for the children to meet. She told us lots of facts about what the animals were called, what species they were, what they liked to eat, what kinds of habitats like to live in and more importantly how to look after these animals responsibly.
The children were invited to touch or hold the animals if they wished (Mrs Mangham was not so keen ). The children really enjoyed the experience as well as gaining lots of knowledge along the way.
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.
Finished your homework? Then why not try an extra homework challenge?
*SUMDOG (you have a log in for this)
*Purple Mash (you have a log in for this)