Welcome to Year 4!
4S - Miss Saunders
4O - Mrs Organ
4J - Miss Jewell
CURRICULUM OVERVIEW: For the latest Curriculum Termly Topic for Year 4 please see link below.
DIARY DATES & EVENTS
Tuesday 7th January 2020: Year 4 will be visited by Explorer Dome, this event will take place in the school hall (details to follow).
Tuesday 17th December 2019: Year 4 will be holding an Exhibition at the local Weston Museum after school, more details to follow.
Thursday 28th November 2019: Year 4 Weston Museum Workshops, taking place at school (letter sent home).
Thursday 14th November 2019: Year 4 classes Educational Visit to Caerleon Roman Fort (letter sent home).
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.
Monday 9th September 2019 - 3.15-3.45pm: Transition Meeting for parents/carers in the school hall, of pupils going into Year 4 in September 2019. We look forward to seeing you there.
Year 4 Overnight Outdoor Adventure 6th and 7th June: 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.
The children were a credit to our school and their behaviour was praised by the Osprey camp staff. Thank you to our staff and some of our student teachers who gave up their own time to take the children. 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.
During January all of Year 4 had the opportunity to go into the ExplorerDome where they learnt all about Sound. There were many interactive hands on activities that the children thoroughly enjoyed. Following the visit the children created amazing posters all about their experience in the ExplorerDome as part of their homework.
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.
27th November Y4 Experience Christmas Day: Year 4 classes were invited to Milton Baptist Church to enjoy a ‘Christmas Experience’. Becky Allison, Church Children and Family Worker, led the event together with other Church volunteers. The children split into smaller groups, visiting workstations and displays around the church, learning about the Christmas story.
Caerleon Visit 15th November: The Year 4 children enjoyed their educational visit to Caerleon, to expand their knowledge about the Romans. They were able to visit the amphitheatre, barracks and bathhouse as well as experience what it would have been like to go to school 2,000 years ago.
Raise The Roof Term 2: Year 3 and 4 classes were joined by children from Becket Primary School to sing songs about ‘School Life’. The event was led by Anne Clough from North Somerset Music Service. This was a fantastic morning of singing together. The children had a thoroughly enjoyable morning and all sang beautifully.
Y4 classes visited Blagdon Lake to release the elvers: The children worked closely with Bristol Water and Avon Wildlife Trust representatives to learn more about Blagdon Lake and Eel Conservation with visits throughout the year. In the summer term, the children had an opportunity to feed rainbow trout and were also involved in poetry and art workshops.
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!
https://play.edshed.com/login Spelling Shed
https://play.edshed.com/loginmaths Maths Shed
(pupils have their own log in name and password)
https://readingeggs.co.uk/ (pupils have log in details)
This website has links to lots of maths games that are both computer and tablet friendly- children can practise their counting and calculation skills.
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