Welcome to year 4:
Miss McNicholas and Mr Gould
Both Year 4 classes will have swimming on Mondays this term. Please ensure that they bring their swimming kit and a towel at the beginning of each week.
Saint Martha will have guitar lessons on Monday and Saint Martin De Porres will have wind lessons on Thursday. Can you please make sure that if your child brings their instrument home that they bring it back in on the days that they are needed.
Saint Martha's homework is given out on Friday and is due in latest the following Thursday. Please remind your children to put their homework books into the homework box or they will not be marked. Saint Martin de Porres' homework is also given out on Friday and is due the following Wednesday. The book will not be marked if it is not in the homework box by this day.
What we will be learning this Summer half-term:
Our unit of learning this half-term is 'The Generation Game (Young & Old)'.
No matter who we are, we all have one thing in common – we are growing older every day. Thanks to advances in health, science and medical care, most people can now expect to live longer than at any time before in history. However, with this comes a great responsibility. Not only must we take better care of ourselves – staying fit and healthy, both physically and mentally – we must also take care of others, ensuring that our society respects and values everyone, regardless of their age.
In Art, we'll be finding out:
How we can use art to explore the themes of childhood and old age
How we can use sculpture to capture the movement and energy of youth
How we can create a magazine product for a target age group
In History, we'll be finding out:
How we remember important moments of our lives
How we can find out about an important event from the past
About the jobs that some children did in the past
About popular games and pastimes from the past
What school life was like in different periods in history
In International, we'll be finding out:
About ‘coming of age’ celebrations from different countries and cultures
About popular children’s games and pastimes from around the world
In Society, we’ll be finding out:
About how society views the elderly
What we hope to see happen during our own lifetime
How we can create a community centre to meet the needs of young and old people
We have a diverse range of books to support your child's reading within the school, and we hope this will enable your child to experience a range of authors and styles of books. In terms of reading, we want children to be able to :