Year 4

Autumn Term- We have had an exceptionally exciting year in Y4 this year. In History, we started with the Anglo Saxons. We created our own Anglo Saxon runes and studied Anglo Saxon way of life. In English, we have followed some of the Write Stuff units and truly developed our sentence stacking skills. We created some high quality pieces of narrative writing using Float and Bike Boy as inspiration. In Art, we learned about Picasso and the styles he used then created our own Picasso style portraits. During our PE lessons, we focused on team games and we had visits from St Helens RLFC to build our rugby skills culminating in a visit to the Totally Wicked Stadium in the first week after Christmas to find out about the greatest rugby league team in the world, St Helens RLFC!

Spring Term- The highlight this term for both teachers and pupils was definitely our residential at PGL at Winmarleigh Hall. We were tremendously proud of the children. They were kind, resilient and really looked out for each other! The children took part in a wide variety of activities including the zip wire, high ropes, trapeze, giant swing, camp fire and problem solving. After this trip, we began to really focus in on our times tables knowledge in preparation for the National Statutory Times Tables test. In Science and DT, we looked at how electrical circuits and systems work and used this to design and make our own Buzz Wire games. During the year, we have embarked on learning our new language – Spanish. The children particularly enjoyed learning through songs and games and made incredible progress in the short time they had. We were very lucky to have had quality teaching provided for us in music through the St Helens Music Service. We learned all about Calypso and enjoyed using glockenspiels.

Summer Term- Events beyond our control have completely reshaped our lives and our educational journey. We are so proud of the children for the way they have adapted and taken responsibility for their learning. They have been truly amazing. Our weekly learning consists of Maths, English, Science and the Wider Curriculum. One of the most enjoyable tasks was researching our family trees and getting into contact with our relatives to find out our family history. It was great to get in touch with our extended families during a time when it is difficult to stay connected.