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Welcome to Year 4!

Mamma Mia! Here we go again

A big thanks to all the parents and guardians who came to see Year 4's summer music concert. Year 4 put on a show demonstrating their clarinet and saxophone skills they had learned throughout the year, performing their dance to 'Count on me', performing the instrumental track Razza Sazza and, in the highlight of the show, a spirited cover of ABBA's Mamma Mia!

Smoothie Operator

Year 4 experimented with different combinations of mango, pineapple, strawberry, blackberries, blueberries, bananas and fruit juices to try and make a tasty and healthy smoothie.

The Science of Pan Pipes

Year 4 rekindled the spirits of the Andes mountains as we constructed our own pan pipes with varied pitches as part of our sound unit of science.

Please find attached the detailed curriculum overview for Year 4's second summer half term.

Summer 2 Take Away Homework

Zen and the art of classroom maintenance

Year 4 spent a very tranquil afternoon exploring the Buddhist faith thanks to our visitor Christine. 

Judaism visit

Year 4 were very fortunate to have Mr. Bloom as a guest in the classroom, who told us all about his religion of Judaism and the festival of Passover. We looked at objects which have meaning in Jewish tradition like the kippah, Seder Plate, Torah scroll and we even tried some Matzo!
Year 4 had lots of fun on our school trip to Touchstones Rochdale turning three unfortunate volunteers into real life Egyptian mummies!

Summer Term welcome letter

Curricular overview of Summer 1 half term

'The Chocolate Shop' goes down a treat!

Well done to all our Year 3 and Year 4 pupils for working so hard on their Easter performance, 'The Chocolate Shop', and a special thank you to all the parents and guardians who spent so much time and effort with their amazing costumes!

Reading Buddies

Year 4 have teamed up with Year 2 this half term to start reading buddies to spread the love of reading throughout the school.

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Year 4 have been looking at the Winter Olympics in South Korea testing their reading comprehension skills on a story based on this years games, as well as looking at the individual events and interviews with athletes. We thought about the international spirit of the games and welcoming all backgrounds and countries. We also acted out in role as an athlete facing a challenge and a motivational coach inspiring them to overcome it, and posed in a scene from our favourite event - can you guess which ones we picked?

Safer internet day

For Safer internet day Year 4 looked at how technology should be used responsibly and in accordance with our agreed class charter on safe use of the computer. We composed acrostic poems based around key words about the importance of never sharing personal information, telling an adult straight away if someone wants to meet you and if you see something which makes you upset or uncomfortable.

Please find attached the half termly overview for spring 2

Look at those pearly whites!

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As part of our science topic Year 4 has been looking at teeth and digestion. We used disclosing tablets, which highlight plaque, to conduct an experiment on how much difference brushing our teeth made to the amount of plaque on our teeth - the results were very bright and clear!

Easter Play letter

Year 4's Christmas concert

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Well done to Year 4 for performing a fabulous Christmas concert this morning, and a big thank you to all the parents and guests who attended.

Bauble workshop

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Year 4 had lots of fun this afternoon getting into the Christmas spirit by decorating baubles as part of design and technology.

Up & Active!

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Year 4 have been enjoying their Up & Active visits as part of our Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum. We learned just how much sugar is in soft drinks and which healthy alternatives we could try. We also tried healthy snacks like satsumas, grapes and raisins to replace chocolate and crisps!

Curricular overview for the Autumn 2 half term

Harvest Assembly

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Well done to all our Year 4s who narrated a story based on real lives in the UK, South Africa, Uganda and Malawi on how much harvest donations can change lives. A big thank you to all the parents and children who brought in food, which was very gratefully received by The Santuary Trust, a Rochdale based charity working with vulnerable members of society.

Malala's Magic Pencil competition

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The children have been hard at work writing their entries for Malala's Magic Pencil competition, inspired by the book by Malala Yousafzai about a girl who dreams she has a pencil which can change the world. We used our ICT skills with iPads to research different charity causes around the world to give us ideas of what we would want to change.

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Year 4 used their scientific knowledge of circuits  today in designing and constructing a working torch we could turn on and off using nothing more than card, masking tape and electrical components!