Year 4

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The classrooms always look particularly wonderful on Easter bonnet day. This year wasn't any different, as the children filled the rooms with beautiful creations any milliner would be proud of.

In English this week, the children edited and 'published' their own versions of the Little Mermaid. The finished pieces have really brightened up our English displays.

The Last Supper was the basis for our writing in Religious Education this week. After Year 4's reflective retelling on Tuesday, the children were able to write some detailed diary entries from the point of view of Peter. Well done to Year 3 who led a lovely assembly on Monday, which retold the story of Palm Sunday.

In other lessons this week we have: revised key points of grammar, discussed the relationship between multiplication and division, practiced our shooting skills in netball and looked at still life in Art.

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We have been most fortunate with the weather during our trip to Forest Schools this week. It's an outing that the children really look forward to as they get to climb trees, build nests and solve riddles for a whole morning.

On Tuesday we attended a Lenten Mass with Father Jeff and then continued our work in class on Palm Sunday. The children have shown an excellent understanding of the importance of Lent throughout our current topic.

In other lessons this week we have: studied mermaids in English, converted 12 and 24 hour time and practised for our Holy Week assemblies.

We look forward to seeing you on either Monday or Tuesday as we perform our plays in front of the rest of the school.

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St. Joseph's has been a hive of activity this week. Yesterday we had a special visitor from the Catholic Children's Society who discussed the importance of Alms giving. The children have really been showing their reflective sides in R.E. this week to compliment this.

In English we have looked at subordinate clauses and how they can be used to support independent sentences. The children then wrote some very creative sentences with imbedded clauses to describe their teachers!

In other lessons this week we have: divided by recalling number facts, solved some very frustrating maths mastery word problems, talked about how we can be closer to god during Lent and watched dancing skeletons!

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday night for the annual action.

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Last Friday Year 4 had a great afternoon working together to construct their own skeletons. After a few false starts, they were most pleased with their results! This week we have discussed nutrients and how they are used in the body.

In English we continued our work on Kennings and crafted our pieces of writing so that we ended up with some fabulous riddles. In Grammar work we looked at expanded noun phrases and created some of our own.

In other lessons this week we have: divided 2-digit numbers by 10 and 100, looked at current affairs, worked on recalling the times tables facts at speed and learnt about God's way.

Wishing you all a safe and restful weekend.

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This year St. Josephs are supporting the Catholic Children's Society for Lent. Each child has been given a calendar which encourages them focus on their talents and how they can make the world a brighter place. The children have also been given a money box to collect money for our chosen charity. Father Jeff lead a lovely Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday morning to mark the beginning of lent.

All of the Blue classes have enjoyed celebrating Book Week. The children looked wonderful in their costumes as they dressed as their favourite book characters.

In other lessons this week we have: written our own kennings, measured each other in centimetres before making decimal conversions, written Lenten promises and worked on our inference skills.

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Art week has been a pleasantly exhausting adventure for the Blue classes over the he past few days. The children have experienced a variety of firsts, whether it be a tube ride, sketching under the ceiling of the Tate Britain or roaming the Tate Modern. It has been great to watch the never ending enthusiasm of the children and their appreciation for all things new. We have been very proud of their behaviour and the way they have looked after one another on these outings. The children have really exhibited the Catholic values of St. Joseph's.

Finally, a big thank you to all of the parents who were able to accompany us this week. It is very much appreciated. Hopefully we will see you again soon for our next London adventure!

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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!