Welcome to Year 4
Please feel free to talk to us if you have any concerns or questions.
Thank you in anticipation of your continuing support this year.
Thank-you so much for all your cards,gifts and best wishes.
Your Support throughout the year has been much appreciated.
Have a wonderful Summer.
Very Best Wishes.
Year 4 staff
13 July 2016
Year 4's trip this term took them to The Deep in Hull.
Everyone had a wonderful time looking at all the different fish, seeing the funny penguins and even touching the ice wall!
At the start of the tour the three groups went up in the bubble lift. It was like surfacing through the water as we passed the sharks, rays and swordfish. Then it went dark as we rose to the surface!
Frankie said "I would go there again, 5*'s. Watching the diver's hand feed the fish was really interesting."
During the day the children had a workshop on sharks. This was one of Laila's favourite parts; she said "Seeing the different size teeth from the different types of sharks, and their part in the food chain was really cool."
06 July 2016
YEAR 4 ATHLETICS COMPETITION
We are pleased to announce that Year 4 won the trophy for this year's competition against other Catholic feeder schools at Cardinal Heenan today with a total of 3490 points.
Everybody had a wonderful time and they each gave 150% in all the events. Competition was tough and everyone should be proud of themselves. We came first in many of the events: these included the boys' and girls' sprint relays, girls' 200m, boys'and girls' penalty kicks and the boys' tug of war. Cheering each other on and the teamwork paid off, the smiles said it all.
WELL DONE EVERYBODY
Thank you to Mrs Clark for helping and taking the photos.
wc: 16 May 2016
Year 4's Health Week
As part of health week we have been researching how much sugar is in the food we eat.
We had some surprising results:
Cornflakes were one of the lowest and Scot Porridge Oats one of the highest percentages of sugar per serving.
We had a debate about whether or not adverts for sweets and chocolate should be banned. Some people were persuaded by the arguments but overall we voted that adverts SHOULD NOT be banned.
Our week finished with us preparing our own tomato soup using fresh vegetables.
If you would like to copy year 4's example the recipe can be found on the BBC good food website....
wc: 09 May
We have been busy in Year 4 making our own Egyptian models, acrostic poems, word searches, mummies' tombs and games both at home and at school.
We have also made Egyptian scenes from cardboard boxes, we painted and glued them in place.
WOW they are amazing.
wc: 03 May 2016
Year 4 have had a very busy week.
On Tuesday afternoon we took part in the final of the Leeds Catholic Schools Skipping Competition.
w/c 18 April 2016
Year 4 took advantage of the sunshine this week to study shadows. We found out that the position and size of the shadows changed during the day. We thought about how this related to a clock-face.
Is this how the Ancient Egyptians told the time?
Year 4 traveled back in time and became Vikings for the day.
The damp weather enhanced how the Vikings had to live. Once there, everyone was dressed up and given tasks in the workshops and instructed on how they lived by making various objects. Everybody was given a job and they performed it perfectly.
Later on our Queen informed us on how they prepared for battles by showing us attack formations.
A great day for Year 4 as all the smiles show.
We are currently practicing our skipping skills for the annual competition this March.
Watch this space for updates and details on what happens at Cardinal Heenan.
Rewind To Christmas
A very enjoyable afternoon was spent learning all about the True Christmas story at Moortown Baptist Church. The children watched the play on how the story unfolded in Bethlehem. They even managed to get the adults who accompanied them to join in!
Christmas tea lights were made by everyone, congratulations to those who got all the quiz questions correct.
Preparation complete, production on going.
Keep a look out on Year 4's stand at the Christmas Fayre for the wrapping paper and those oh so important bags now needed at the supermarket.
International Week Italy
The children enjoyed learning all about Italy, its culture and the national anthem which was sung in Italian during the assembly.
They especially liked making their own pizzas!
One of the year 4's topics this half term is TEETH.
We are learning all the different names of the teeth and their particular use in our mouth.
Alice and Luke's grandma, Mrs Merrick came in and gave us a very interesting talk about the time she was a dentist. She showed us how they should be cleaned and other ways of looking after them.
We even saw a plaster cast of an adults set of teeth, but whose were they?
Did you know that an adult set of teeth totals 32!
That's 12 more than the baby set we have when we are young.
HISTORY October 2015
We have been learning all about the Anglo Saxons this half term, part of our project was building this village.
Life was not easy for them, all the villagers had jobs to do in the community.
Would you like to live in this village with no home comforts?
Year 4 have been helping to keep our lovely new area clean and tidy, they even planted some new plants.
Is there a new Alan Titchmarsh in Year 4?
Egyptian Shoes Friday 05 June 2015
Year 4 have been learning about Ancient Egypt as their history topic this term. linking D& T with history the class have all been making Egyptian sandals. Great fun has been generated as they design and then make the sandals to be worn around the classroom.
Some of the children in Year 4 have been asking about the spellings for this week (04.05.15). The children were asked at the end of the half term to revise the spellings from last half term. They will then be tested on a selection of 10 spellings from the different lists. I have attached the spellings that the children were given to revise below so that the children can check that they have all of the spellings.
Wednesday 13th May
This half term we have been learning all about sound in our science lessons. Miss Clark has set us the challenge of finding the best sound proofing material. We have decided that we are going to place some pasta in some plastic cups and then wrap the cups in different materials to see if they are good sound proofing materials. We will know which ones are the best because when we shake the cups with the pasta in they will make the least amount of noise.
Most of us think that cotton wool will be the best sound proofing material because it is quite thick when it is wrapped around the cup.
Wednesday 13th May 2015
This week Year 4 have been planning their own collective worships. Next week they will be taking it in turns to lead the collective worship for the class.
Year 4 used the equipment in the hall today, working on their balance work and movements recently learnt during the Gymnastic classes. You can see they all had great fun moving around the various sites.
Year 4 have been lucky enough this half term to have a specialist teaching them. As you can see they have learnt many new different movements, actions and routines. The specialist even commented that year 4 were the best class he has taught.
Well Done Everybody.
During Spring Term 2 we have been learning all about electricity in science. We have had to create circuits for different purposes. Please take a look at our pictures below to see some of the electrical circuits that we made.
On Wednesday 18th March Year 4 had a busy day in York learning about Viking battle tatics at "Dig" museum whilst there they also worked as archaeologists. Moving across to the the main museum they had time to find out what a Viking village was like.
Skipping Competition 12 March 2015
Year 4 were awarded silver overall in the recent Leeds Area Catholic Primary Schools Skipping Festival.
Everyone had a very enjoyable morning over at Cardinal Heenan, during the competition numerous Gold, Silver and Bronze medal certificates were awarded to the class for the individual events.
Our dance routine was also awarded silver.
Well done everyone.
In Year 4 this half term we are learning all about persuasive writing. We have been creating our own persuasive adverts. Below are some photos of the adverts that we prepared for radio and T.V. with new products that we invented. We are now looking forward to taking part in a class debate about whether children should have to wear school uniforms. We will be using all of ther persuasive language techniques that we have been learning about both in our debate and in our writing.
Year 4 Dance Festival (Thursday 18th December)
Over this half term Year 4 have had the opportunity to work with the Sports UK coach to create, rehearse and perform a dance to the Disney theme tune of Hercules.
Today a group of us performed in a competition with other schools in Leeds. We received some extremely positive comments from all of the judges and had fun performing our routine for others to watch. The children and teachers from the other schools watched the performances and also in the audience were our mums, dads, brother, sisters and grandparents. Having them there was a great support.
Rewind to Christmas.
We joined with other schools in our area and visited the Moortown Methodist Church. We had a great time and learnt a lot from the actors and actresses who acted out the Nativity for us and gave us lots of facts about the birth of Jesus.
We also made some candle holders from clay which was really good fun and completed some quizzes about Christmas.
Week Beginning 24th November
This week we have been working on our products that we will be selling at the Christmas Fair. This Year we are going to be making homemade wrapping paper and reusable bags with our own designs on.
We enjoyed using the new learn pads to calculate the costs of the materials and the prices we are going to charge for the bags and wrapping paper.
After we had purchased all of the materials we then had to design and paint our bags and wrapping paper. Below are some photographs of our work.
During out Literacy lessons we have been learning about fable stories and creating our own fable stories. This week we acted out some of the fable stories that we created. We then had the opportunity to watch each other and give feedback about the performances. We chose our own success criteria for what we thought a good role play should have. This was our success criteria:
We then marked each other using this success criteria.
Here are some photographs of our role plays
Welcome to Year 4
It's good to see all of the children back after the Summer holiday. They are all settling in well and enthusiastic about the new topics that we have started. We can see that there has already been a lot of parental/carer support as the children have been bringing in lots of wonderful work that they have completed at home. We would like to thank parents and carers for their support and it is much appreciated.
We have sent out a letter and curriculum plan to inform you about the topics that the children will be learning about and information about routines in Year 4. We have attached this letter below for any parents who for some reason have not received this.
Please feel free to talk to either of us if you have any concerns or questions.
Thank you in anticipation for your continued support this year.
Mrs C Percival and Miss F Clark
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Friday 13th June 2014
We have now started our new science topic all about materials and solids, liquids and gases. On Friday we learnt about the properties of solids, liquids and gases and why they have these properties.
Take a look at the photos in the powerpoint below of us acting like the particles in solids, liquids and gases...
Next week we are looking forward to doing an experiment to find out whether liquids flow at different speeds. We are going to be racing different liquids.
Wednesday 4th June
As you may have heard from the children, we had a very exciting day yesterday learning about The Ancient Egyptians.
Our visitor brought in many artefacts for the children to handle and draw. They had hand's on experience of preparing a body for mummification, played Ancient Egyptian games and learnt about the development of weapons and armour used by A.E. soldiers.
As you will see from our photo's, a great day was had by all.
Mrs Homan (class teacher)
Friday 16th May
The children had a great time today creating their habitats for their science experiment. Some of the habitat boxes were super and all of the children worked together well in their teams to complete the next part of their investigation. We were lucky enough to find some woodlice in and around the school and the children have now placed their habitats outside with the woodlice in to see if the woodlice prefer damp or dry conditions or light or dark conditions. Next week we will be looking at our habitat boxes to see which habitat within each of the boxers they prefer by counting how many woodlice are in each habitat within the boxes.
Wednesday 14th May
As you're probably aware, we have been busy with optional Year 4 S.A.T.'s this week. The children have worked very hard and most have now finished them. If your child has had any absences this week, we hope to let them do any tests they may have missed before the end of the half term.
You will have noticed in the upcoming events that we have an inter-school, Year 4 sports day next week at C.H.H.S. (weather permitting). The children will need to bring their P.E. kits and appropriate trainers/pumps for the event. They will also need a packed lunch and plenty of water on the day. (No glass bottles please) They should come to school in their uniforms as usual.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the May procession mass this Sunday at 10.30 a.m.
Tuesday 13th May 2014
During their science lessons the children have been learning about habitats. Last week we discussed the habitats of woodlice and the children talked about where they had found woodlice. There were quite a few different places. We decided that we were going to carry out an investigation to find out which habitat woodlice like the best.
The children decided that they were going to test a wet and a dry habitat and a light and a dark habitat. They then planned out their investigation and drew some diagrams of what their habitats will look like.
The children will be making their habitats up in preparation for the investigation on Friday this week (16th May 2014) They have a selection of resources to use from school however if they feel they want to bring something from home (e.g. cereal boxes) to help them to create their habitat they are welcome to do this.
Monday 28th April
Welcome to our new look website. In the next day or two we will be up-loading a video of the winning skipping dance. We were all very proud of the children, they represented our school superbly.
Just to let you know, I have given out a learning log task this afternoon which is to be completed for Tuesday 6th May.
Task - Make a fact page (double page) about one of these pharoahs, Tutankhamun or Cleopatra.
Try to present your information in interesting ways.
Mrs Homan (Year Four teacher)