Welcome to Year 4!
We are very excited for the year ahead! Staff in year are Mrs Perry, Mr Lambkin, Mr Vale and Mrs Eagles.
In our classrooms, you will find a happy learning environment where all children are actively engaged in a creative and stimulating environment built upon a strong foundation of our Catholic faith.
In Year 4, children are growing and learning more and more each day as we strive to develop our learning skills and deepen our understanding of the world around us. Our Catholic faith is very important to us and we always keep Christ at the centre of everything we do. At all times, we think about how our words and actions play an important role in contributing to a peaceful and happy learning environment, as well as, helping us to set a good example to our younger friends in the school.
Please take a look at the curriculum overviews to see what we will be learning this year.
We see the maths! Rounding decimals to the nearest whole number.
Year 4 have enjoyed attending a times tables club on Tuesday mornings.
Fluent times tables recall really helps with finding equivalent fractions and many other aspects of mathematics.
This week, the children enjoyed making fortune tellers to help them to remember the 9 times tables.
Today, we spent some time looking at ourselves in the mirror. We are so grateful to God for creating us in His image and likeness. We thought about what's on the inside too, especially in our heads and hearts. We talked about different thoughts and feelings that we all have about ourselves and together, we discussed ways of dealing with negative feelings.
Year 4 have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about Eastern Europe in geography this term.
Please scan the QR code to find out a little more.
Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed a circus themed day to launch their new class text, Leon and the place between by Grahame Baker-Smith.
We really enjoyed working with our Faith Friends in Year 2 today. We helped them to make Advent Boxes. We had some good discussions about Advent and reminded ourselves that we are now in the season of waiting and preparation. We thought about what we could do to make sure that we are all ready to welcome Jesus on Christmas Day. Then, we filled the boxes with a special promise.
Taking inspiration from The Gleaners by Jean-Francois Millet, Year 4 have really enjoyed working with foregrounds, backgrounds, and middle grounds in Art this week.
I'm sure you'll agree that we have some very talented artists in year 4!
Anti-Bullying Week is an annual UK event held in the third week in November which aims to raise awareness of bullying of children and young people, in schools and elsewhere.
Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally. Bullying can take many forms (for instance, cyber-bullying via text messages or the internet), and is often motivated by prejudice against particular groups, for example on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or because a child is adopted or has caring responsibilities. It might be motivated by actual differences between children, or perceived differences.
Bullying will not be tolerated here at St Brigid's; we are all buddies not bullies!
October is the month of the Holy Rosary. Today, during our RE lesson we explored the beads in more detail and thought about the important events in the lives of Jesus and Mary.
Today, during our final PRE lesson, we spent some time remembering and reflecting on our time in Year 4.
What a brilliant year!
In History lessons this term we have been learning about the Glorious Revolution. Today we talked about how these events changed the role of the monarchy. We now know that the Queen has no political influence, however she does have a ceremonial and formal role within government.
We used our new books to write a fact file about Queen Elizabeth II. Thank you, your majesty
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Year 4 have been learning all about electricity in science this term. Today they explored switches and were able to use these to open and close a circuit successfully. Some budding electricians in the making!
Year 4 had a wonderful day out at Blakesley Hall.
We are working so hard to learn our times tables.
Today we had a times tables quiz in class.
All that practice on TTRS is worth it as we are making great progress!
A beautiful child led Collective Worship to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany
We are really enjoying our Art lessons with Mrs Parker. This week we have been focusing on drawing backgrounds, foregrounds, and middle grounds. Look at some of our fabulous work.
Year 4 had a wonderful day out exploring God's creation at the Botanical Gardens in Edgbaston.
Sunday 25th April was Vocations Sunday. We marked the occasion by dressing up as what we want to be when we are older as a way of thinking about what God is calling us to be.
Thank you to all of the parents and family members that came to join us for our Digestive System Inspire workshop. We all had a great time!
On Monday 25th September, West Midlands Fire Service came into Year 4 to teach us about what to do if there was a fire in our house. They taught us lots of facts and we were tested at the end with a quiz – we passed! Thank you for taking the time to come and see us at St Brigid’s.
Year 4 Maths Competition
On Friday 22nd September, four Year 4 took part in a Maths Competition at King Edward's Boys School. The children completed two rounds of complex Maths and used reasoning to solve problems. They were brilliant and we came third out of 12 schools. We will have to wait and see if it is enough to get through to the next round. Well done children; we are very proud of you!
We are learning about how sound is made. We tested different objects and observed how the sound was made. We tested the effect that a tuning fork had on water. This helped us to see that sound is made from vibrations.
1017 and all that! We met Chip who taught us about what life was like in 1017. We listen to stories around the fire and even got to try some Mead!!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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