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Welcome to Year 4

 Spring Term 

Hello my lovely Year 4's, parents and carers. Miss Topping here...

To access all the home learning and links to educational websites, do the following:

  • Hover over Class Pages 2019-20 on the left
  • Scroll down and hover over the Year 4 tab
  • Click onto the Year 4 Links tab on the right

SPORTS RELIEF DAY

On Sports Relief Day Year 4 had a very intensive and challenging PE lesson on Athletics. We believe that practising physical activity and sport is a great way to get active, have fun and change lives.

SCIENCE WEEK

Really special week at St Augustine’s about Science. Today Mrs Nuttall told us what is going to be happening along this amazing week. She did three experiments where we learnt how gases are formed. Children made their own predictions on what would happen when different elements are mixed.

In our "WONDER WALL" children would write scientific questions that we are going to be answering every day during the week.

What a special visit we had in the afternoon, we have met the DUCKLINGS!!!

World Book Day

On Thursday 5th of March we assisted to an event at the Velodrome where children had the opportunity to meet some authors that Shared a Story with us. We received a book as a gift that surprisingly was even signed for them. How lucky we are!!! 

Safety Week

First Aid

One of the things we looked at during safety week was first aid. We spoke about what to do in emergency situations, such as, finding someone unconscious. We also looked at keeping ourselves safe to prevent accidents, how to treat certain injuries, CPR and the recovery position.

Safety online

Our fabulous Year 6 class taught us all about keeping safe online, by presenting a lesson and a brilliant play. We learnt how dangerous using apps and online games can be, and why it's so important to stick to the recommended age. They also informed us of the seriousness of cyber bullying, and how to prevent it. In class we spoke about how our words can affect other people, both positively and negatively. We spoke about why it's important not to put any private information online, such as anyone's; full name, address or date of birth.

Road Safety

We learnt how to keep ourselves safe on the roads. After looking at where, when and how to cross safely, we put our knowledge into practice. 

As part of our safety week, we also looked at how to stay safe in and around the water, what we can do to prevent accidents involving hot appliances and fire, the dangers of alcohol and drugs. We discussed the power of our words and looked at possible peer pressure situations and how we can deal with them. 

Bravery Assembly

This week, some of year 4 children created and presented an assembly about bravery. They did a fantastic job teaching us that we all have the ability to be brave.

 

 Autumn Term 

Christmas Party

On Thursday 20th December Year 4 had his Christmas party. We danced and played some games at the hall and after that ate some food. We also received a present that needs to be opened at Christmas day. Everyone enjoyed being together and had a very good time.

PrettyLittleThing and Greggs Breakfast Club Relaunch

 On Thursday 10th October, we had a very special breakfast thanks to PrettyLittleThing and Greggs. Children had crumpets, toasted tea cakes, yogurts and fresh fruit. After the amazing breakfast the PrettyLittleThing bus was on our school ground and we had the chance to go on it, dress up and cat walk. Lots of fun!!!

Article 27. The right to eat nutritional food. Article 31. The right to rest and play.

On Thursday 3rd October due to the National Poetry Day, we went to the Manchester Central Library for a poetry workshop with Matt Goodfellow. He performed for us and gave some ideas to write our own poem on animals.

This year Year 4 have been in charge of raising money for the Jeans for Genes charity. We thought of some fundraising ideas. On Friday 20th St Augustine's wore their jeans to school and the children brought in £1 as a donation. Year 4 also spent some time this week baking cupcakes to sell during break time. Take a look at the photos below. 

For Take Over Day, the children arranged themselves into groups and led their own lessons. We learnt how to say hello in Russian, Arabic and Yoroby. We practiced some agility skills outside. Children did some really great artwork and we even made our own board game. Our teachers Ugonna and Leythan did a fantastic job of keeping the class on task.

School Representatives

We are pleased to announce our members of the School Council, Rights Respecting and ECO groups.

School Council - Sarah and Keziah

Rights Respecting - Gracey and Razan

Eco - Al - Amin and Erica 

This week we have been voting in order to select our Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher for our Take Over Day.

Article 12. You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously.

Chester Trip

On Monday 16th September we went on trip to Chester. We learnt lots about Romans and how they lived. We also got to be Romans for the day, we visited the museum and we marched as a battalion through the streets of Chester with our shields. Don’t miss the epic battle between two of our soldiers!!!

P.E. will be taught twice a week with a session of outdoor games on Monday and dance or gymnastics inside on a Wednesday. Your child will need their P.E. kit consisting of black shorts/leggings and a white t-shirt along with suitable pumps for indoor gym or trainers for outside P.E.

Please make sure your child brings their bag with their reading book and reading planner in it to school every day. Try to hear your child read at home as much as possible and ask questions to check they have understood.

It is crucial that your child reads at home every night for 10 minutes and they complete a brief summary about what they have read in their planner. Their reading planner will be check every morning.

Homework will be given every Wednesday, to be returned by the following Monday. Spellings will be given once a week as part of your child's homework and we ask if you could help your child to learn these spellings in time for the weekly spelling test on a Friday.

Homework helps to consolidate work completed in class and allow us to get a better understanding of the work your child can complete independently. If your child finds any home tasks too difficult, then a member of staff will be happy to help before it's due in. As this is vital part of your child's learning, any homework not handed in will need to be completed during dinner times. 

Welcome back Year 4!

 

We hope you had a lovely summer holidays and you're ready to come back and learn lots of exciting new things.

Our big question this half term is:

 

If you could catapult into the future, what would you want to be?

roman soldier illustration preview

We will be learning all about the ROMANS, their army, what they invented and all about their daily life. This will be linked to other topics such as Geography, History, Art and Literacy.

Take a look at our Newsletter to find out other important information for this term.

Our Class Prayer