Welcome to Year 4
Spring Term 2019
We have been bringing Roman myths to life! Working in groups and using our imaginations we dramatised an ordeal that a hero/heroine in a story could face. We then worked towards making a freeze frame of what was about to happen to the hero/heroine. We captured some amusing sights!
In R.E. lessons we have been reading and learning about the stories of Creation, Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and Joseph from the Old Testament. We have learnt lots about how we are made in God’s image and likeness and that we must value and respect this in others. Also how God made promises to Abraham and how he would be the father of a great nation. We dramatised the story of Jacob and discussed the promises God made to him.
As part of our Remembrance Week at school, we wrote an acrostic poem, as a class, to remember those who gave their lives during the World Wars:
Saving people’s lives from the enemies in the war
Others are waiting patiently and hopefully back home
Loved are the ones we remember
Dark and gloomy, but still fighting for peace in our world
Intense atmosphere, but still fighting for glory
Endless praying with an aching heart
Reflect quietly with hopeful thoughts of peace
Still thinking of you in our hearts, don’t give up and please come home.
We also planned and carried out our own class liturgy of remembrance where we chose the readings, music, wrote prayers and poems to read out. We prayed for all who served and died in both world wars and remembered and all those who have died, especially those close to us. This liturgy was all the children’s own work and they maintained reverence and respect throughout.
Our visit to Stanley Head
We were extremely lucky to have a class trip to Stanley Head, the class split into groups. First group – Climbing Wall Second group – orienteering, we then swapped over after lunch.
- Discussed what maps are used for and how to use them for position and direction.
- Identified significant places on a map.
- Worked in team to carry out an orienteering challenge around Stanley Head.
- Developed self-confidence, co-operation, trust, team work and new skills.
- Demonstrated good techniques when climbing the wall.
It was lovely to see the children enjoy life outdoors and hear their stories of achievements, of how they have overcome fears and shown courage and determination. The staff at Stanley Head complemented the children on their behaviour and good manners. Well done Year 4!
In our class assembly we retold the story of Jacob and his son Joseph. Within this we explored the feeling of jealousy, we learnt that we should not be jealous of others as we are all different with our special talents and characteristics. We should be happy for our differences and not to wish we had someone else's. Each one of us is special to God - as special as Joseph was to his father, Jacob.
On Thursday 29th November 2018 our Year 4 children celebrated Mass at St Wulstan’ Church along with pupils from the other schools in the MAC. The children's behaviour was excellent, as was their reading and singing. Well done to all of the children, and thank you to all, who prepared the Mass.