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 Important Information about Spring Term-

 

  • P.E days  are Monday and Tuesday - children MUST come in school wearing a full P.E kit (White top and black leggings/shorts/joggers and appropriate footwear. 

    

  • Homework will no longer be given to the children to take home as we are now using social media platforms such as Reading Eggs and Google Classroom to complete at home.  

 

  • We Currently have no swimming lesson's on Tuesday's. We hope to be back soon!

 

History!

The Ancient Egyptians

In history this half term, we have been learning all about the Ancient Egyptians! We have found out so many interesting facts about the Egyptians. One thing we found out, was how the Ancient Egyptians used to mummify the dead. As the Egyptians believed that the physical body would be important in the afterlife. For our history lesson this week, we had the opportunity to mummify each other. We hope you like our very own mummies, it was so much fun!

Red Nose Day

Friday the 19th was Red Nose Day! Red Nose Day is a day to raise money to the charity Comic Relief which supports people who are living incredibly tough lives. Here at St Augustine’s we wanted to help raise money, by dressing in red clothes or dressing up as a super Hero, we all donated £1 for this to happen. Year 4 really did look incredible! But Miss Topping and Miss Lamb did look the best.

Planting Trees!

On Friday the 19th March, we all came together as a class to plant 30 trees! Each one us had the opportunity to plant our own tree. We all had a part in making the school greener, we can’t wait to watch our trees go on a journey.

 

Author Visit!

Delilah Rose the Bogey Princess

On Friday the 12th of March, Year 4 were extremely lucky to have a visit of an author. Simon James Hunt is the author of the book 'Delilah Rose the Bogey Princess', the book is all about bogeys! We loved that Simon had written about his daughter as she is the real life bogey princess. We had so many questions for Simon about his strange but funny book and we found out all about his new book, which we are all so excited to read!!

World Book Day

World Book Day may have been a little different this year, but whether was in school or at home we all went on a journey together! This year the whole school looked at a book called Journey. The story had no words, but with our amazing imaginations we put a story together. Throughout the journey the girl visited a castle and went on a Boat, she flew on a magic carpet and a lot more! In school and at home we created boats, castles and birds, we did all this in our pyjamas. World Book Day was so much fun!

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As things are different this year, we wanted to make sure that parents/carers are still able to see our celebrations! Year 4 have chosen 3 amazing Christmas songs that we want to share with everyone. We hope you enjoy our videos and listen to our amazing voices.
From all of Year 4 MERRY CHRISTMAS! And we all hope 2021 is great year!

Christmas Party!

This week we had our Christmas party! Although it was a bit different this year, it turned out amazing. We played party games such as pass the parcel and corners. We ate some really yummy food and even had a great dance. Year 4 definitely have the moves. It was great to see so many smiles on their faces. We are all in the Christmas spirit now!

The letter below is a letter of thank you from Deborah Smith – Director of the Board of Education, for all you have done this year leading and serving within our schools. 

The Countdown to Christmas has now started! This week we have put the baubles on the Christmas tree. Now its just time to wait till it's fully decorated and we have our very own Christmas light turn on. We can't wait to show you all festive stuff we are working on. 

Author Workshop!

On Tuesday the 1st of December, Year 4 had the honour to do their first virtual author workshop. We met the lovely Onjali Rauf. Onjali is the author who created amazing books such as ‘Boy at the Back of the Class’ and ‘The Night Bus Hero’. We found out some amazing facts about Onjali such as, she was only 7 when she started writing and that she is involved with many charities! She truly is an inspiration. Onjali gave us the opportunity to ask her some questions to find out more about herself. One question we asked was who is Onjali's favourite artist? Of course she could not answer because she had way too many. Year 4 really enjoyed the experience and are very thankful for the opportunity.

Friendship Week!

This week is Friendship week!, as a school we came together to make the world a friendly and more inviting place. one way of showing that everyone is different and everyone is equal, is by wearing odd socks. The whole school wore odd socks on friday and we seen some beautiful socks. We also created a video to show are understanding of friendship and what friends means to us. 

Black History Creative Workshop

On Wednesday the 18th of November we had the opportunity to take part in a Black History Creative Workshop, The workshop allowed to appreciate and have an understaning of black history. The class created some amazing art work. 

Children in Need

For Children in Need, this year we raised money for the cause by wearing yellow or own clothes. We all donated 50p to the charity! Children in Need is an important day to the school as it allows us to think about the children who are in need and what we can do to help. The class looked amazing in there yellow and own clothes! 

Remembrance Day!

For Remembrance Day, this year we looked into what the meaning of the poppy is and how it is a key symbol of Remembrance Day. As a class we looked at pictures in a poppy field and then began to create out own poppies, using paint and tissue paper. The class created some amazing art work pieces.

Black History Month!

For black history month, we looked at Benjamin Zephaniah. He wrote poems on topics that were important to him such as slavery, racism and the treatment of animals. As a class, we created a video all about Benjamin Zephaniah and we even performed one of our favourite poems called 'Talking Turkeys'.

HISTORY!

Year 4 have been learning all about the Romans. Who they were, why they invaded Britain and what they did for socialising. Take a look at some of our double page spreads!

Clean Air Day

On Thursday the 8th of October it was Clean Air day. The children had been learning about how to improve our environment. We all made banners and posters so we were able to take part in the peaceful protest outside of school.

The Council gave us permission to have the road closed in front of the school for the day, to be able to reduce the amount of cars driving meaning there was less pollution in the air!

 

Take Over Day!

On Friday the18th of september the whole school took part in take over day! throughout the day the pupils became the teachers and the teachers became pupils. all pupils had the opportunity to teach the class lessons and two pupils overtook the role of Miss Topping and Miss Lamb. Those lucky two were Angela as Miss Topping and Marcus as Miss Lamb. 

The children had lessons planned for us in the day which included Science, E-Safety, Maths and Dance. They all did an amazing job at teaching us these lessons and we all had an amazing day and enjoyed everyone's lessons!

Our Year 4 representives are.....

School Council

Millie-Grace,

Amelia

 

Rights Respecting Steering Group

Stacey,

Angela

 

Eco Group

Jeremiah, 

Curtis

Massive well done!!

Class Charter

in our first full week back into the term we have been looking at how we respects eachother and eachothers rights. After thinking about the rigths we then looked at the most important ones and how they were important to us, which we then turned these rights into our class charter. Each child has signed the class charter and helped reach the final outcome of our class charter. 

Autumn Newsletter 

 Below is our Autumn term letter which will explain more information regarding the subjects we will be learning, P.E kits and homework...