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St Francis Catholic Primary School, Morley

Together in truth and faith we learn and grow as God's family.

Highcliffe Road, Leeds,
West Yorkshire LS27 9LX

0113 323 0554

Fax: 0113 253 8141

office@stfrancismorley.org.uk

Hello and welcome to Year 4’s Class Web Page!

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Autumn Newsletter

Long Term Plan

Our teacher is Mrs Fedzin and our teaching assistants are Mrs Middleton and Mrs Doree. Miss Robinson teaches the class on Thursday mornings.

Year 4 is a very exciting year. We go swimming at the local leisure centre every Monday afternoon and we put on a joint Easter production with Year 3 in the Spring term. Just before Easter, we also take part in a Skipping Competition against other schools across Leeds.  

We cover topics such as the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, Europe and the Wider World, and Rivers and learn about digestion, sound and habitats in our science lessons.

Homework is given out on a Wednesday and returned on a Monday. Spellings are also given out on a Wednesday to be tested the following Monday.We are encouraged to change our reading book weekly and to read and practice our times tables every day. 

As a group we work hard to be tolerant, patient, kind and loving to all of God’s people and creatures. We strive to make positive choices and appreciate each other, celebrating the fact that everyone is unique and that we have many different talents and successes every day.

In our Topic work,  we are learning about the Vikings. To enhance our work in school we went on a trip top the Royal Armouries where we listened to the story of Beowolf before creating our own 'Saxon Sagas'. We also found out about how archaeology can help us to learn about the past by taking part in an archaeological dig.

 

 

Our Science work this term is all about sound. The children have enjoyed making string telephones to find out about how sounds travel. They have also learned to distinguish between pitch and volume through the use of a variety musical instruments.

 

 

As part of our science lessons about teeth, Year 4 have learned about the different types of teeth and their functions. To help them understand this they each made a clay model of their lower jaw. First they had to carefully observe their own teeth in a mirror before sculpting the clay into the correct shape to represent each tooth. This took a lot of concentration. When all the teeth were in the right place and had been moulded to the correct shape they were left to dry before painting them.

 

 

As part of Art Week year 4 learnt about Morley's weaving history and then used weaving techniques to create their own 'Viking mead bowls' in our Topic lesson. The children had to use a template to mark the cuttings they needed to make on a paper plate before choosing the colours they wanted to use. It took a lot of concentration and resilience to finish their bowls. They looked great in the art gallery at the end of Art Week.

 

 

Photos from Year 4 2017 - 2018

St Francis Day

Saxon Sagas Workshop

Collective Worship

We enjoy coming together for our class worship. We read passages from the Bible and pray together.

Dogs Trust Visit

We were visited by Laura-Jane from the Dogs Trust and her Pug Winnie! We were very careful when we were stroking her.