Class 4

Dear parents and carers,

Welcome to the summer term!

This term we are excited to be working with Sam from the Military School to develop our teamwork, problem solving skills and physical activity. We’ve already enjoyed fire lighting and den building and can’t wait to see what else he has in store for us.

Our class topic is ‘Water World.’ We will be learning about the water cycle, the journey of a river, settlements by the water, plants and animals of the seashore and much more! We will need to use our map skills to locate rivers and their mountain sources and plot their journeys. Class 4 will learn some of the terminology associated with rivers and investigate why people chose to build settlements in particular locations. We will then discover which plants and animals live near and in the sea and find out more about their ecosystems and how we can protect them.

Our English work will begin with a focus on persuasive writing – can we persuade Mr Jones to get rid of school uniform and allow mobile phones in class? How persuasive can Class 4 be?

In RE we will be focussing on the events of Pentecost and the birth of Christianity. Year 4 and 5 will consider where St Paul journeyed and why, and will look at the advice her gave to the first Christians and how it applies to us in the present day. We will also look at the use of pilgrimages in Christianity and other religions and its impact on believers.

We look forward to continuing a strong parent partnership. If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to come and speak to either Mrs. Gorman or Mrs. Morris.

The end of the day is usually the best time, when we can afford you more time.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Gorman and Mrs Morris



Delicious Doughnuts with Mrs Morris
In support of our whole school topic 'Food Glorious Food' the children in class 4 explored the work of two American Pop artist's; Wayne Thiebaud and Claes Oldenberg.
the children spent time observing and discussing the drawing and painting of food as depicted in Wayne Thiebaud's art.  they experimented with shade, tone, pattern, colour and texture using both chalk and oil pastels, to create 2D drawings of doughnuts. Once happy with their techniques,  they then selected  four favourite doughnut designs  to represent as a final piece of art work.
We then moved on to exploring the amazing giant food sculptures of Claes Oldenberg. Our 2 d doughnut art then inspired our larger than life doughnut sculptures.
The children realised that skills of perseverance and stamina were required to achieve the necessary 3D doughnut result. The children then painted, glazed and added final finishing touches of sugar sprinkles and 'puffy' paint, to achieve a realistic  frosting effect. Both myself and the children were really pleased with the final results!
The doughnuts look good enough to eat!
BBC Supermovers
Not only have Class 4 been keeping their brains active,they have been keeping their bodies active at the same time. They thoroughly enjoyed joining in with multiplication dancing with BBC Sport and Super movers.
Food Glorious Food
Class 4 have been finding out all about bananas for our topic Food glorious Food. They have been finding out all about Fair Trade and getting a good deal for banana growers. they also got to taste bananas as well.
During their RE lessons, class 4 have been discussing harvest. They discussed the importance of this Christian festival. they wrote and decorated beautiful prayers to thank God for the harvest.
Manchester United
Once again, this term, Class 4 are benefiting from the expertise of coaches from Manchester United Foundation. Every Tuesday afternoon specialist coaches come in to work with the children. they have been working on improving balance and co-ordination, team work and ball skills. The children thoroughly enjoy these sessions and look forward to a Tuesday afternoon.
A Very Exciting Package
Class 4 recently received a very exciting package. They opened a fabulous parcel from author Simon Cherry. he sent a wonderful letter, postcard and more importantly a copy of a couple of his books. Class 4 were very impressed with their package and can't wait to start reading his books.