St Francis Of Assisi Catholic Primary School

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2018 Summer I Term

We all cannot believe it is the summer term in Year 4 already!

This term we have been learning about the Vikings period.  We have found out about the geography of Europe and the movement of the Vikings to invade and settle.  We have looked at timelines for the period and learnt about Viking life.   We had a super visit to Danelaw in York to live like Vikings all day.  We did so much to live like Vikings - farming, pottery, guarding, baking bread, collecting fire wood and a Viking banquet for lunch.  We really learnt so much!  We most enjoyed having our teachers as our slaves for the day!  We look forward to learning more about this period next half-term.


                  

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2018 Spring II Term

 
What another lovely half-term we have had, the children in Year 4 are really working so hard and their behaviour is outstanding! As we came back to school after the half-term break we have had an important focus on Lent. Throughout these weeks we have been focusing on prayer, fasting and giving. We have learnt lots from Fr. Michael with our class Mass in our classroom. We made over £170 for Catholic Care with our Good Shepherd fundraising in the hall.
 
In the last week of term we had a very important week in school - Holy Week in lead up to Easter. With Year 3, we performed an outstanding production on Maundy Thursday for parents and the rest of the school. The acting, singing and dancing was truly fantastic. Our staff were very proud of every child.
 
 
After a very snowy half-term Year 4 finally enjoyed World Book Day, well done to those who put lots of effort to dress as a book character.
 
This term we have been continuing to learn about the Tudor period. We have found out more about the Tudor royals, with a particular focus on Henry VIII and his six wives. We have developed our art and DT skills by creating our own Tudor roses and sewing our own Tudor purses.


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2018 Spring I Term
 
We really cannot believe we are half way through the academic year already! What another busy half-term we have had. As we came back to school after Christmas, we enjoyed a wonderful Epiphany day, with Christmas dinner and a special magic show. In RE we have also had a special focus day on the Hindu religion and learnt about the festival of Maha Shivratti.
 
This term we have had a big focus on road safety and welcomed the road safety team for two days. We learnt about keeping ourselves safe on the road and in the car. We also enjoyed a visit to Dewsbury Road Library and have borrowed some books to enjoy at school. We organised and performed a special assembly for the whole school and our families, all about Candlemas. Now every class knows about this feast and has a newly blessed candle from Fr. Michael.
 
This term we have been learning about the Tudor period. We have looked at timelines for the period and learnt about the Tudor Kings and Queens. We enjoyed our visit to Thackray Medical Museum for a workshop all about medicine during this time and about Henry VIII. We look forward to learning more about this period next half-term. We have also found out about the geography of the United States of America.

 
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2017 Autumn II Term

 
What a super half-term Year 4 have had. We started this with a beautiful All Saints Day Mass, which Year 5 led to help us celebrate this important feast day. We also had a special RE day, focusing on the Sikh religion and did some amazing research about the Gurus. Year 4 led a special assembly for the whole school and parents on our RE topic story - Jonah and the Whale. Our class novel this half-term was 'Short and Spooky'. We have all enjoyed reading lots of short spooky stories and developing our own spooky stories. Year 4 writing is really developing well! Our school held the council elections this half-term and we were very proud that we had nearly every child in Year 4 applied to take part. Well done to those that were elected!
 
This term we have been learning about ancient Egypt. We have found out about the geography of Egypt and the importance of the River Nile. We have looked at timelines for the period and learnt about the mummification process. We enjoyed our visit to Leeds City Museum for a workshop all about this historical time.
 
We had a wonderful start to Advent. The children have made their own Christmas tree decorations for the tree in the hall. Year 4 joined with Year 3 for our Advent assembly for the rest of the school and parents. We told the story of both Mary and Joseph's experiences in the Nativity. We also took part in the amazing Christingle service with the rest of the school in church. Our oranges looked great and we enjoyed learning about all the symbols in the Christingle. We now look forward to a restful Christmas holidays, enjoyed with our family and friends at home.


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2017 Autumn I Term


What a great start to Year 4 all the children in the class have made. We had a wonderful Roald Dahl Day, where we learnt about his famous novels. We started the school year wonderfully for everyone in church with our welcome Mass. We have also enjoyed learning about the Jewish Festival of Sukkot. The 4th October is always important to our school - when we celebrate the Feast Day of our Saint - St. Francis of Assisi. We celebrated Mass in church, learnt a lot about his life and enjoyed buns and juice in the afternoon! We have all learnt lots from the church tour Fr. Michael gave our class, focusing on the sacraments.
 
This term we have been learning about ancient Egypt. We have found out about the geography of Egypt and the importance of the River Nile. We have looked at timelines for the period and learnt about the mummification process. We have learnt lots about the times by reading our class novel, 'Ma'at's Feather' and writing our own historical stories. We look forward to learning more about this period next half-term and visiting Leeds City Museum for a workshop all about this historical time.
 
We also had a super Geography themed week in school,particularly focusing on our class topic of rivers. We enjoyed the food and flag day - making flags from the countries we are from and sharing food.


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A warm welcome to all parents and children in Year 4. 

This year, supporting your child’s learning will be Mrs Broughton, Mrs Ibrahim, Miss O'Hara and Mrs Ali.