Welcome to Year 4!
Firstly, don't believe what Mrs Glendinning says (see Reception class page) - Year 4 are most DEFINITELY the best class in the school!
Remember to keep logging on to Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots!
Also, try 'Hit the Button' on www.topmarks.co.uk for specific times table practice.
Class Teacher: Mrs J Brewell
Teaching Assistants: Mrs C Leonard and Mrs AM Deighton
This term our topic is Potions. Have a look at the attached topic overview sheet to see what we will be covering.
Once the season of Advent commences, we will of course be focusing on the story of the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. This is such a joyous, hopeful time of year and I look forward to sharing it with all of of the families in Year 4.
What a fantastic first term we had!
One of the highlights of the term was our outdoor liturgy which brought to a close our RE topic on families and family trees. Here are a few pictures of this, including some of our children taking time to look up into the canopies of the trees to marvel at God's creation.
Another highlight was finding out what effect different liquids would have on our teeth. We were SHOCKED! Many of us have said that we will just drink water from now on! Here were the different eggs at the end of the experiment:
What a strange year it has been! Then, just as things were beginning to get back to normal, we're off again - this time, however, the Government hopes to keep the schools open and I can assure you that ALL the staff at St. Mary's desperately want us to stay open too!
To add to the strange events of the year, I ended up having an unplanned operation on my back during the summer holidays. However, I am delighted to report that I am healing very well and hope to be back in school soon. As part of my recovery, I have had to wear a strange, black body brace to help support my back - Mr. Brewell says that I look like Darth Vader's wife! I told him that we don't say rude things like that at St. Mary's, which is good, because I may still have to wear it from time to time when I'm back.
Miss Cropper and I have been regularly in touch with each other since she took over the class, so I have an excellent idea of what's been happening in school. Hearing from Miss Cropper makes me even more excited to be coming back soon.
As you know, this term we have been following the Recovery Curriculum, based around the topic of the Digestive System; this will continue until the October break.
I look forward to meeting up with you all soon, but in the meantime, work your hardest, enjoy school and stay safe.
Mrs J. Brewell, Class Teacher