Welcome to Year 4
Class Teacher: Miss Wainwright
Teaching assistant: Mrs Brooks
A very warm welcome to Year 4 children, parents and carers. I am delighted to be teaching Year 4 this year as there are so many exciting learning opportunities and experiences ahead. After speaking to the children, I know they are very excited about swimming lessons! I look forward to seeing each an every child grow and achieve their potential.
If you have questions or queries, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Year Four welcome prayer
Thank you for the gift of education in every form.
As our children prepare to start a new year
may confidence be their foundation,
May grace be their guide and
may hope be their compass toward a bright future.
I pray they show empathy and understanding to others
and a heart full of love.
May they face each day with positivity
knowing that no matter
what comes their way,
they do not have to face it alone.
General school information
Year 4 key information
►Reading - Reading is at the heart of all our learning at Holy Family. To support this at home, please could all children ensure that they read their school reading book every night and that the planner is signed by an adult. Children will need to bring their reading book and planner back to school each day.
►Spellings - Every Monday, all children will receive a new spelling list based on spelling rules/patterns which will have been our focus in class. Please can all children learn the given spellings ready for our Friday spelling tests.
►Homework - All children will be given weekly English or maths homework. This is to be completed and returned to school as required.
►PE - PE will take place every Monday and Thursday. All children must have the correct school PE kit of white t-shirt and black/ Navy shorts and trainers. (Track suits may be worn as the weather turns colder). Please ensure that all children have trainers to enable them to fully participate in this key subject.
The learning below is for the Academic Year 2022-2023
Year 4 have taken part in Sports Day 2023! They showed great sportsmanship throughout the afternoon, particularly when blue team won. The children also enjoyed playing on an inflatable assault course.
Year 4 had a lovely visit from the Music Hub! We listened to live instruments being played and we even had the opportunity to ask lots of questions. It was great fun and we even had the opportunity to dance to some of our favourite songs!
During our topic on New Life, we retold the story of Penetcost through art. The children used water colours and annotated the story with speech bubbles and captions.
Year 4 have learned about what New Life means to a Catholic at this special time of the year. The children read and discussed key scripture and discussed how this influences our way of life.
Holy Family celebrated the coronation by writing biographies about King Charles III life and creating magnificent pieces of art and even a sculpture of King Charles III himself!
Year 4 have written their own Ancient Maya recipes! They started the learning journey by playing barrier games where one partner had to give clear, precise instructions to the other partner to create a given model. Before writing their instructions, the children all made chilli hot chocolate and corn tortillas. Some children enjoyed the Ancient Maya diet... but not everyone!
Year 4 took part in a workshop from the ‘shaping Stainforth project. Ballerinas from the Royal Opera House taught the children a ballet routine where children built a ‘snowflake’ through movement.
Through the project, Shaping Stainforth, Year 4 had an author visit from Philip Sheppard. He shared books he had written and illustrated and even gave us a sneak peek into the new book he’s currently working on. The children completed a draw along with Philip Sheppard, which shows we may have some future illustrators at Holy Family.
Year 4 have shown their creative talent when completing our geography unit- What is the Amazon, why is it significant and should it be protected?
Year 4 worked scientifically during Science Day as they focused on chemical reactions.
Experiment 1- The children built and decorated their own rockets, added vinegar and bicarbonate of soda and saw their rockets fly into the sky!
Experiment 2- The children discovered that when bicarbonate of soda and lemon juice are combined together, they release carbon dioxide. This gas then blew up their balloons!
Year 4 have completed a unit of work on classification and environments and produced amazing work!
Year 4 have drawn and printed their own Easter card design. They have then used water colours to create a mixed media piece of art.
Children in Year 4 planned and delivered a prayer liturgy about our whole school virtue 'love'. They wrote their own prayers, which they shared with the class and took home to their families.
We created 3D portraits of famous books that we have enjoyed reading. Can you recognise some of the famous titles?
Year Four have planned and delivered their own Liturgical Prayer. They decided how they wanted to gather, what word they wanted to share, how they wanted to respond and what the mission was. The Prayer Leaders then shared a prayer they had written.
In English, Year Four have started to research what impact Romans had on Britain. Soon, they will create their own Roman Non-chronological reports.
In art, Year Four have created sculptures of Roman soldiers using wire and modroc. They have carefully considered the stance of their sculpture so that they can convey an action.
In English, Year Four have interviewed a Roman solider so that they can fully understand what life must've been like while battling on the front line!
Our topic is ‘People’ and we have explored what family means to us and that all families are different. We have discussed and explored scripture explaining how God is a loving parent and we are his children.