Gordon Brown Trip

We had a great visit to the Gordon Brown Centre.  The children were a real credit to St Mark’s and demonstrated all of our learning behaviours throughout the day.  Risk-taking and teamwork were evident for both the low ropes course and orienteering.  It was great to be able to respectfully explore the site in order to find a range of living things within the woodland food chain.  Thank you to the staff and parents who supported the trip in all weathers!

Year 4 Trip to the Gordon Brown Centre

We are really looking forward to our trip next week. Here are a few reminders about what the children need to bring:-

  • a packed lunch and water bottle in a rucksack
  • wellies or spare pair of shoes in a named carrier bag
  • sunhat and sun cream
  • waterproof jacket

Children need to wear their normal school T-shirt and jumper/cardigan but due to the nature of the activities, children should wear dark jogging bottoms or leggings and trainers.

The Year 4 Team

Year 4 Easter Holiday Homework

For your Easter homework we would like to challenge you to create a piece of art to display in our Year 4 pop up gallery.

The theme is spring.  When you are outside over the holidays take, some inspiration or even some photos and create some art based on what you see. Design and make an A3 or A4 sized representation of your ideas – you can use any medium you like.

Here are a few suggestions but we will be happy with any style as long as it is 2D.

  • Paint a picture
  • Make a collage using natural resources, wool or different types of paper
  • Printing
  • Photo montage

Please bring your art work into school by Wednesday 24th April.

We would like to invite your parents to visit the pop up gallery on Friday 26th April from 3pm when you can take them around the classrooms to show them everyone’s work.

He’s Alive

We are so pleased with all of the hard work that the children have put into learning their words, actions and dances for He’s Alive. The dress rehearsal was a great success yesterday afternoon, they made us really proud.

We look forward to seeing you at the productions over the next few days.

Year 4 Homework Update

Supporting Learning at Home

Alongside the weekly homework set on a Friday, please remember to:-

  1. Complete 5x Garage and 5x Studio on TTRockstars Daily
  2. Play at least 7 rounds on Spelling Shed Weekly
  3. Record daily reading in the green reading log

Regular practise of these fundamental skills will pay dividends throughout the primary years.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Easter Production over the next couple of weeks.

World Book Day

We have had a great day celebrating World Book Day in Year 4.  Thank you so much for helping your children dress up in such fantastic costumes and for joining us for breakfast.  One of our activities today was to turn our classroom door into one of our favourite books.  Here are the results!

Volcano Homework

WOW!  We have been amazed at Year 4’s creativity over half term.  We have celebrated such a range of volcano projects including: top trumps, monopoly, 3D models, presentations and even cake!  Thank you so much for your support with this project.  The children’s learning has really been enriched by these projects.

Here is a selection of some of the models. 

Year 4 Half Term Homework

We have had a lot of fun learning all about volcanoes this term.  We have explored Iceland and researched what causes volcanoes.  To develop this learning further, here is this half term’s homework:-

Choose one of these activities to complete and bring into school by Wednesday 6th March.

  1. Write an acrostic poem using the letters from the word ‘VOLCANO’.
  2. Make a 3D volcano model.
  3. Create Top Trump cards for volcanoes around the world.
  4. Design a board game inspired by our volcanoes topic.
  5. Research and present findings in your own words about different types of volcano.

Happy New Year!

Happy new year to you all and what a start to the new year it has been! The children have all begun to settle to our new routine already.

We were all so impressed with the three classes during their first swimming session on Wednesday. The children were very well behaved and enthusiastic, but noticeably tired in the afternoon.

We were expecting that hats would be given to all of the children, unfortunately, the hat were provided on loan. If you could provide your child with their own hat, this would make life easier for them and enable them to have more swimming time. We are all looking forward to Monday’s session.

We look forward to getting our teeth into our topic; How to Move a Mountain, all about earthquakes and volcanoes this term.

Mrs Tunnicliffe, Mrs Happy and Miss Hardy

Year 4 Act of Service

Thank you so much for your contributions to our Reverse Advent Calendar so far, we really appreciate it.

Just a reminder that we are only asking for contributions for one day on the calendar. This is a voluntary contribution for a very good cause. Please find a copy of the letter attached.

Many thanks for your continued support.

The Year 4 team



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