Welcome to Year 4
Summer 1 2020
Not being in school has been strange this half term. We have continued our home learning, but we have taken the opportunity to spend quality time with our families, doing new things together that we might never have done otherwise. Luckily we have been blessed with the beautiful weather.
As well as our home learning, Mr McGoldrick's daily challenges have had us doing some very strange things!
In spring term we began our Topic learning about the Roman occupation of Britain. We learned about the extent of their empire and when they invaded Britain. We learned about their relationship with the British tribes such as the Iceni and learned and recorded a poem about Boudicca.
Our Topic learning was enhanced with a wonderful visit to Hadrian's wall. We visited the remains of the Roman fort, Vindolanda, and the Roman Army Museum.
Book day was great fun and we dressed up in a huge range of fabulous costumes.
Autumn 2 2019
In the second half of Autumn Term we continued our Topic work learning about WW2 and began to focus our learning on the local area and the 'Barrow Blitz'.
We visited the Dock Museum and took part in a workshop about WW2 in Barrow, and then walked back to school using original War Department maps to identify which areas had been bombed. We noticed that where buildings had been bombed there was either still a gap in the Victorian buildings or newer buildings had been built.
We also had great fun building our bomb shelters in DT and creating videos to describe our building process using our iPads.
Autumn 1 2019
We have had a wonderful start to the year. Year 4 began their learning about World War II with some beautiful silhouette artwork depicting the drama of the Blitz.
Along with Year 3 we led a hosted a beautiful Mass in school celebrating God's gifts to us in the harvest, including a blessing of our collections for the food bank. We also prepared for our parish Novena with a Mass at St. Mary's where we lit candles and asked Mary, Our Mother in heaven to intercede for us through praying the Hail Mary.
We had an inspirational workshop led by Desiree from CAFOD. We learnt about the Rights of the Child, and how many children in the world have their basic rights denied.
We were excited to get our one to one iPads and beginning to learn hour we can use them to enhance our enjoyment of learning.