On Friday 17th November we welcomed our families and friends into school for our class assembly. We really enjoyed ourselves and felt very proud of each other for delivering such an amazing worship. Our message was very important. It was all about showing kindness and compassion to everyone. We spoke about famous quotes we had researched. We shared what compassion means to us and we discussed the incredible charity, “Children in Need”. We finished our assembly by promising to always show compassion to everyone and sang, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. We hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did.
We have had a fantastic few weeks of learning here in Year 4. We have been working on place value, multiplication and division (with the help of Percy Parker), 2D shapes and solving very tricky mathematical investigations. In English we have been identifying different types of nouns, adjectives and confusing words like to, too and two and have been writing amazing character descriptions. In Science we have studied the function and purpose of the skeleton. During RE we have completed our prayers of thanks and have enjoyed using Hwb in our IT lesson. Our Victorians topic is off to a super start and we are loving doing research and finding out lots of interesting facts. We are looking forward to the year ahead and all the exciting things we have planned.
Friday 20th January was a very special day for Year 4 as it was a parent open day and we received a visit from Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales.
During the day we were kept very busy learning about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Parents and other family members were welcomed into our classroom to take part in the various activities.
Year 4 members of the Wellbeing Committee were able to ask Sally Holland questions about her role as Children’s Commissioner and explained the work they carry out in school as part of the school Senedd. They also took part in a workshop delivered by Rights Ambassadors from the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
Throughout the day we completed practical and fun activities about children’s rights and very much enjoyed Sally Holland’s visit to our classroom.
Year 4 pupils (including members of the Wellbeing Committee and Miss Saunders.
Children in Need Day allowed Year 4 to dress up in support of Pudsey Bear and help raise money for such a good cause.
We have been very busy making Christmas tree decorations to sell at the Christmas Fayre and were pleased to sell most of them.
Year 4 had a fantastic trip to Cardiff Castle where we enjoyed a tour of the castle. The rooms were decorated for Christmas and looked stunning. Following a tour of the rooms we took part in a workshop where we all made a Victorian style Christmas tree decoration and card. After lunch we visited the castle shop and then returned to school. Thank you to the parent helpers that day.
During our preparations for Christmas, we have enjoyed studying the book ‘Coming Home’ by Michael Morpurgo. The robin’s journey in the book has reminded us of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem and has inspired us in our preparations for Christmas.
Friday 9th December was Values Day (Peace) and LEGO Day. We were inspired by the theme of peace to use Lego Story Starters to create our ideas and used Story Visualizer to record them.
We hope the parents who took part in the activity enjoyed themselves.
Pupils of Year 4
Year 4 worked very hard to write, rehearse and perform their assembly for parents on Friday 30th September.
Blwyddyn / Year 4 Blog