We are looking forward to a busy, hard-working but fun-filled year. All of the children seem to be settling back to school very well, but if you have any concerns or problems please do not hesitate to ask.
Mrs. Boam, Miss Hodgson, Mrs McDonagh
Thank-you to all those who attended our parents' information meeting on Tuesday 26th September . Some general information which may be helpful:
Swimming lessons are on Mondays.
Spelling and tables tests are on Wednesdays.
Homework will usually be given on Thursdays to be handed in on Mondays.
Mathletics will usually be set on Thursdays to be completed by the following week.
Reading every day at home, if possible please. This will make a huge difference to your child's progress.
There are 4 number cards A, B, C and D. They each have a 4 digit number on.
Using the clues below, work out which card has which number.
3421, 1435, 3431, 1243
A has a digit total of 10.
B and C have the same thousands digit.
In C and D the tens and the hundreds digits add up to 7.
D has the largest digit total.
Academic Year 2016~17
Thank you so much for all your cards, gifts and good wishes and for all the support you have given us this year.
We hope everyone has a fun-filled summer holiday!
With every good wish,
Mrs Boam, Mrs Shaw and Mrs McDonagh.
Year 4 Sports Day at CHCHS. 04.07.17
Investigating symmetry. 07.06.17
Look after those seeds over the holidays!
Maths Puzzle of the Week 19.05.17
Ancient Egyptian Mummification. Wednesday 17th May 2017.
This morning we have been learning about the Ancient Egyptian process of mummification. It was incredibly gory and there were a couple of green faces as we spoke about how the brain was removed! We then had four brave volunteers (Brodie, Theo, Bella and Ronan) who agreed to be mummified! The rest of the children worked well in teams to perform the mummification process.
Year 4 enjoyed a visit from D:Side this morning. Dave spoke about alcohol and what it can do to our bodies. He also spoke about peer pressure and not being afraid of saying no to our friends. The children engaged in role plays and a lucky few also got to test out some special glasses, which alter vision in the same way that alcohol can.
Year 3 and 4 worked tremendously hard on their Easter production "Good News." Here are a few pictures from rehearsals. There are definitely some budding actors, actresses and singers in our midst!
Y4 Skipping Competition
World Book Day
What an amazing range of characters and costumes we had for World Book Day today! We enjoyed hearing the poem "Macavity" and reading with Year 2.
500 words 2017Year 4 have been planning, drafting and writing stories for the BBC competition '500 words". Find out more about the competition by following the link. We have such great writers in Year 4 - who knows, we may have a winner!
On Thursday 15th December, eight children from Year 4 represented St. Urban's at a dance festival for local Catholic schools. The children devised the dance with Miss Beresford from Sports UK. Watch Brodie, Iyke, Jessica, Mollie, Orlaith, Ronan, Rosa and Seb, dance to "Get Back Up Again" from the movie "Trolls". Didn't they do well?!
Year 4's challenge is to learn all of the times tables and to be able to recall them at speed. We have gone back to the 3 times tables this week, as although many of the children felt like they knew these, many were unable to recall the answers quickly. We have used an app called Maths Rockx, which puts the multiplication tables to a tune of a pop song. This has been highly popular and the children have really enjoyed learning the 3 times tables song. I am very impressed with the results and the children's recall is now much faster! Well done Year 4! 17.11.16 We will be learning a new song each week, so please check back here for our next performance!
Today we started our Geography topic on Rivers and Mountains. Y4's task was to use the atlases to locate and name major rivers in the UK. The children worked well and enjoyed the challenge.
Geography - map work
Problem Solving in Year 4
Problem Solving in Year 4.
This week, Year 4 were given the task to plan a birthday party for my daughter, Florence. They were given a budget of £80 and were tasked with the challenge of choosing food, drink, party bag items and party game prizes. They used their skills in addition, subtraction and multiplication to ensure they stuck to the budget. 10.11.16
Colombian food tasting
As part of International Week, we were very lucky to have a visit in class from Juanita's mum, Adriana. She brought in some home-made, Colombian food for us to try; arepas and pano de bano. Delicious! Especially when washed down with some hot chocolate! We did a little bit of dancing afterwards and Adriana showed us how to stand when singing the Colombian National anthem for assembly.
Thank-you so much! We had a great time.
International Week - Colombia.
Yesterday, Y4 started learning all about Colombia for International Week. They worked with a partner to research facts about the country and have even began to learn the national anthem!
Today we have looked at a Colombian artist (Omar Rayo) and attempted to produce our own work in his style.
Anglo Saxon Group Work
Year 4 have enjoyed working in groups to produce information posters about Anglo Saxon life. They spent the first part of the morning researching information on the computers and the LearnPads and then transferred this information to their posters. They then presented their work to the class.
Newspaper treasure hunt
We have been busy reading newspapers and learning about the features of newspapers.
Any interesting headlines to be found?
Wednesday 28th September 2016.
Anglo Saxon Brooches.
Year 4 have had a very busy morning learning about Anglo Saxon artefacts. They looked at a number of artefacts and acted as historians by examining and analysing the objects. They then had a go at making their own Anglo Saxon brooch, which now look wonderful on our History display board!
Y4's Anglo Saxon Brooches
At the beginning of the year, Y4 produced a list of words that they would like to use to describe our classroom and the year ahead. We then formed a Word Cloud using these words to remind us of the qualities we are striving for.