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St Martin's Church of England Primary School

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

  

4O - Mrs Organ

4J - Miss Jewell

4S - Mr Leeson (covering Miss Saunders maternity leave)

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW: For the latest Curriculum Termly Topic for Year 4 please see link below.

 

2019/2020 DATES & EVENTS

 

Shared Learning Event Thursday 13th February 2020: Year 4 parents and carers were invited to come along and share their child's learning after school. 

 

Year 4 Explorer Dome Visit February 2020: Year 4 started their Science topic of sound with a visit from Explorer Dome. In the dome they learnt about vibration, sound waves, pitch and hearing through an interactive and hands on show. There was thunder and lightening, pops and pipes and music made. It was an experience not to be forgotten! Thank you to Ben, Matina and James from Explorer Dome

 

Year 4 Roman Display at Weston Museum: On 18th December Year 4 had the opportunity to showcase their work from the Romans Topic at the Weston Museum. They all worked extremely hard producing work to be displayed, even writing informative labels to go with each item on show. The Museum's education and history department were so impressed with the pieces that they produced.

 

Raise The Roof: On 27th November, Year 3 and Year 4 children from St Martin’s, Worle Village and Worlebury St Paul’s came together for ‘Raise the Roof’.

 

The children had learnt songs about saving the planet and created things to wear made out of recycling. They all performed beautifully! A big thank you to Anne Clough from North Somerset Music Service for teaching us the songs and leading the performance.

 

Year 4 Museum Workshop October 2019: During Term 2, our Year 4 children took part in a Museum Workshop. Miss Bell from Weston Museum visited us with a selection of artefacts and taught us how to put together an exciting museum display in preparation for our own Museum. The children learnt how to set up a display and how to make appropriate labels for different artefacts.

 

Year 4 Caerleon Roman Fort Visit 14th November 2019 by Freija and Lola Class 4O: “Firstly, Year 4 went to the Museum and tried on armour in the barracks. Secondly, we looked at all the jewellery and coins. We then went to the baths and saw remains of the Roman Baths followed by a yummy lunch. We went into the hut and Freya was a rich person and Lola was a slave. We then returned to school.”
 

Year 4 Music Lessons: The Year 4 classes are really enjoying their trumpet lessons this term. Thank you Mr Sansom from North Somerset Music Service for coming in to introduce trumpets to us as part of the Music Service Prelude Programme.

  

 

2018/2019 EVENTS

 

Year 4 Overnight Outdoor Adventure, Fernhill Farm June 2019:   The Year 4 pupils took part in an overnight camping trip to Fernhill Farm enjoying a range of outdoor activities including the much anticipated assault course, games and farm tour. The visit was a great success and the children ended the day with hot chocolate and marshmallows around the camp fire. For many children this was their first experience of camping and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and all had a fantastic experience.

Additional photos will be on display in the Year 4 classrooms at our Celebration of Learning evening.

 

Writing Enrichment Day 11th June:  A group of our Year 4 pupils were visited by Kev Payne - author, poet and illustrator. St Martin's held a Writing Enrichment Day where 4 other local Primary Schools attended. The children all had a fantastic day and completed their own poems Haiku and Kenning, riddles and created their own illustrations. Thank you to Kev Payne for leading the event and kindly donating one of his books to our school library for the children to enjoy "Sock it to me' - funny poems for kids.

 

Ancient Greece WOW 5th April: The Y4 children came to school dressed as Ancient Greeks on the last day of term. They took part in food tasting, learnt the greek alphabet, made greek masks and learnt about Greek theatre. In the afternoon the children all took part in Greek Olympics.

 

Experience Easter at St Martin's Church on Monday 25th March 2019: We have arranged for Year 4 to attend a multi sensory Easter workshop.  Each class will walk to the church and return to school following the experience (letter and consent form sent home).

 

Year 4 Weston Museum History Display: A selection of Roman topic items produced by the Year 4 pupils are on display at the Weston Museum on their Community Board. The display will continue until end of February. In addition, the Weston Museum will be holding a History Week during the February half term week.

 

Even more of the children’s work will be on display on Tuesday 19th February which is the Roman Era Day. Entry to the Weston Museum is Free for children and adults. Details of Weston Museum History Week can be found on their website https://www.westonmuseum.org/

 

Friday 15th February 2.15pm onwards Shared Learning:

Our topic this term has focused mainly on Science with Electricity and Sound being covered. We would like to celebrate the children’s learning this term by inviting you in to classes 2.15pm onwards. Within this shared learning session, the children will be able to work with you to complete some challenges involving electric circuits, demonstrate their handmade musical instruments and read you their own ‘mini’ Matilda story.  Due to space in class, this will be limited to 1 adult per child. We hope to see as many of you as possible.

 

Worle Secondary School Christmas Performance:  Year 4 and 5 classes were invited to Worle school at the end of Term 2 to enjoy a fantastic musical performance. They listened to the orchestra playing and were shown many different instruments. Their were also several choirs, soloists and duets performing. It was a fantastic way to end the term and we hope it will inspire many of our young children to develop their musical talents and aspire to perform. 

 

Year 4 Weston Museum Display: On 18th December Year 4 had the opportunity to showcase their work from the Romans Topic at the local Weston Museum. They all worked extremely hard producing work to be displayed also writing informative labels to go with each item on show.

The Museum's education and history department were so impressed with the pieces produced, they have even selected several items to display during their history week in February half term. 

WEBSITES FOR LEARNING AT ST. MARTIN'S
Just a reminder about some of the websites we use at school to help children learn that you can also access at home!

 

Edshed:

https://play.edshed.com/login   Spelling Shed and Maths Shed

(pupils have their own log in name and password)

 

Times Tables Rock Stars: (pupils already have their own log in and password)

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Reading Eggs:     

https://readingeggs.co.uk/  (pupils have log in details)

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37
This website has links to lots of maths games that are both computer and tablet  

 

Espresso:

http://www.espresso.co.uk  

Username: student3749 Password: stmartins

Espresso online gives children access to useful resources to help them with their learning, covering a range of subjects.  A reminder of log in details has been sent home via email to parents.

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