Year 4

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It's been a busy final week before half term. Yesterday, Blue 1 and 2 performed their own version of Sleeping Beauty with Miss Hudson accompanying on the violin. It was indeed a delightful performance .

In English lessons we continued our work on list poems. The children did a great job of carefully choosing their vocabulary to create their own poems. The grammar focus this week was on possessive apostrophes. The children are becoming increasingly confident at identifying single and plural possession.

In other lessons this week we have: worked on our defensive skills in football, multiplied using the expanded method, found fractions of numbers and researched Egyptian gods.

Wishing you all a restful half term.

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This week we began our new topic 'Listening and Sharing' in Religious Education. The children then discussed the celebration of the Eucharist and how we prepare for a Mass.

In English we have looked at the features of different forms of poetry. The children were able to explain rhyme structures and create their own alliterative poems using similes.

The Blue classes have been busy in Maths multiplying multi digit numbers, comparing fractions and working on their Mental Maths skills.

Year 4 has also been enjoying learning how to tackle non verbal and verbal reasoning questions on a Friday afternoon. This is a skill that will stand them in good stead as they enter Year 5.

The Blue team wish you all a most happy weekend.

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Blue 1 started today with a lovely assembly about St. Brigid. She is one of the patron saints of Ireland, and today is her feast day.

Later in the morning, Years 3 and 4 were treated to an informative talk about Egypt by Emad's mum, Mrs Gad. The children really benefited from her knowledge and it complimented their lessons to date beautifully.

In other lessons this week we have: looked at prayers which carry us through the day, calculated the perimeters of rectilinear shapes, carried out research on Howard Carter and examined the uses of canopic jars thousands of years ago.

Wishing you all a safe weekend.

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This week, the children have been exploring the world of Roald Dahl in English. The children compiled a fact files of Roald Dahl's life and his many achievements. They were surprised to learn that he was also a fighter pilot in World War II and did most of his writing in his garden shed. We have also started to read Fantastic Mr. Fox, and will be using this as a basis for our writing over the next few weeks.

In Maths the Blue classes have been rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We also looked at real life situations where this skill is needed. The children practiced plotting numbers up to 1000 on various number lines. Next week we will be exploring inverse operations

In other lessons this week the children have: undertaken mapping work in relation to Ancient Egypt, written about special journeys we have taken and discussed journeys that Jesus made throughout his life.

Finally, congratulations to all of the children who took part in the KS2 Sportshall athletics competition at Moberly Sports Centre today. A great result indeed!

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Year 3 has finished the week with their first swimming lesson. By all accounts, the children had much fun in their respective groups.

It has been a productive first week back, which saw the launch of some great new topics. This term, the classes will be exploring Ancient Egypt, Animals including Humans and appreciating the works of our author, Roald Dahl. The children have already shown much enthusiasm, will some children arriving at school with their own research on theses topics!

Wishing you all a restful weekend.

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The Blue Classes participated beautifully in our Advent Carol Service on Tuesday. I know the teachers and parents were proud of the pupils and they should be commended for all their hard work and preparation in the lead up to the carol service. The Year 3 pupils also sang carols at Leonora House on Wednesday for the elderly in our community and it truly was a special occasion.

Our Advent Charity this year was St. John's Hospice and we managed to collect an amazing £1327! Thank you to all who supported us and donated generously.

The staff from all the Blue Classes would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We look forward to seeing you all in 2019!

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Preparations have been underway for our annual Christmas service. The children have been busy learning their song words and poems for next week. We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday, for either the 2pm or 6pm performance. The doors to the church will open at 5.30pm.

It was much fun to spend the day in Christmas jumpers today, in order to raise money for St. John's Hospice. It's a charity close to our hearts at St. Joseph's and one we like support throughout the year.

In other lessons this week, the classes have: found fractions of numbers, completed mapping work on Europe, discussed current events and continued our work on Advent in Religious Education.

Wishing you all a restful weekend.

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The Freshwater Theatre company kept the children most entertained today. They took a wonderful journey from The Stone Age, right through to the Iron Age. It was a great way to conclude our topic for this term.

In Maths, the different classes have: doubled and halved numbers up to 1000, explored different strategies used in addition and compared the value of ever increasing fractions.

We (the teachers) have become overnight experts on dragons, as we launched our new topic based on 'How to train your dragon'. The children had much fun choosing adjectives to describe the personality of their perfect and not so perfect dragons. We also explored different coloured dragons who were covered in shades of ocre, azure and ivory.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

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Blue 2 and Blue 3 visited the Forest School again this week. It was a most enjoyable morning with the children leaf hunting, mini beast collecting and creating clay models to take back to school. It was all topped off with a hot chocolate to celebrate a busy session.

The Queen's knickers has been the most talked about topic in English this week. We analysed the structure of formal letters and the persuasive language needed to land that perfect job. The Blue classes then set about drafting their own letters in order to become the Queen's next chief knicker maker. It was great to read the finished pieces, as the children really understand the art of persuasion and how to list their outstanding attributes!

Finally, well done to Blue 1 for their informative and entertaining assembly on Mary Anning. They delivered their well rehearsed lines with clear confidence.

Happy Friday to all!

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Disco fever dominated the school today. The children looked fantastic in their colourful and glittery outfits. It was also a great opportunity to have a sing-a-long to some true classics this afternoon!

The children have continued their work on measurement this week. We have looked at fractions of metres and centimetres. Although a tricky concept, the children have done well in their lessons and using this knowledge, have compared the dimensions of various animals with surprising results.

In Religious Education, the Blue classes continue to celebrate the year of the Adoremus. We were really impressed by the children’s artistic interpretations of Jesus during our lesson on the Divine Praises.

We wish you all a happy weekend.