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Year 4


Our Mission Statement

In Year 4, we understand that being in a community is so much more than being in the same group as people, but about a sense of togetherness, responsibility and peace. We are going to try very hard to encourage, support and listen to everyone in our school community especially when times become tough. In the Bible, Jesus tells us to love one another and to unite as ONE. We are St James and we are a strong community.


Ephesians 4:2-3

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”



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Spring Term 2020


We are currently enjoying our Spring Term in Year 4 and continue to maintain a love for learning!



We are currently learning about salvation in RE which is based around Easter, the most important time for Christians. We are confident at retelling the Easter Story and have started to answer our big question, “Why do Christians call the day Jesus died, ‘Good Friday’?” We dig deeper and focus on the Last Supper, where Judas betrays Jesus and Peter denies knowing Jesus. Children will look at what this might mean for Christians and non-believers today.

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We have been learning all about Ancient Greece. We understand that Ancient Greece has influenced not only Britain, but the whole world. Our focus has been democracy, Gods, education for boys and girls and more. Children have been able to express their opinions successfully in heated debates about certain topics (mainly men being the only gender to vote in Athens). There are politicians in the making in this class!

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This half term in art, we have looked at different Ancient Greece mosaics in order to inspire us to make our own. We use artefacts such as vases, masks and mythical creatures to help sketch the outline of our mosaics. Finally, we started cutting our shapes and worked in the style of true Athenian Artists!


This half term we are learning about sound. In this science topic, we will explore and identify the way sound is made, recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear,  find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it, find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it and find out whether sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.

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This term we have written our own myths and diary entries linked to Ancient Greece. We will also look at writing our own non-chronological reports on the two famous cities; Athens and Sparta.

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Maths this term has solely been based on multiplication and division. This includes learning different methods for multiplication and division calculations, multiplying 3 numbers, factor pairs, short multiplication, dividing into equal groups and more. Children have been trying hard to learn all their times tables and division facts up to 12 x 12. Keep it up! Your hard work is paying off! We will soon be tackling fractions…

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This term in PSHE, our topic has been First Aid focusing on wounds and bleeds. Our children are confident in helping others should they need to support someone if they were bleeding. They used bandages and followed the first aid procedure on one another to practise helping someone with a bleeding wound. Our next PSHE topic is ‘Healthy Relationships’.

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Here are useful website links you may use to support learning at home.

I have also attached the parentmail and letter that was sent out today (17/03/20) that has lots of different activities you can do should the school close. This is your time to work, exercise, have fun with your loved ones and be kind.


Home Learning Parentmail Letter


Make sure you tune into 'The Body Coach' Joe Wicks to run live PE lessons for children.

WHEN Every Monday to Friday at 9am. 

The 30 minute workouts designed to be done indoors will be live streamed from Joe Wicks' YouTube channel.

Remember one of our class quotes:

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."

Miss Osakwe