St Pius X Catholic Primary School

'Restore all things in Christ'

01229 828406

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Schneider Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 4AA

Welcome to Year 4

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.

Summer Term 2019

What a fabulous (and busy) term we have had. We started the term with a visit to our local English Heritage site, Furness Abbey. We were given a tour by the author Gill Jepson. In English we used one of Gill's  books to inspire our own writing an we learned lots more about monks and the abbey for our local studies topic.

 

We had a great time practising and performing in Cumbria Music Hub's Furness Voices Big Sing. It took a lot of hard work and many of us were nervous, but our performance was amazing and we all had great fun on the night.

 

We ended the term with our class visit to Manchester. We had a ver full and fun day visiting: Play Factore; Chill Factore for skiiing, climbing and the snow park; and finally a round of adventure golf at Dino Falls.

 

We are now all looking forward to our move up to Upper Key Stage 2.

Furness Voices 2019

This is the video we are using to learn our own song. We are planning on singing and signing 'True Colours'.

True Colours

Here are the words and music that year 4 need to practise their songs for Furness Voices.

01 - Dragon Days Perf.mp3

02 - So Alpine Perf.mp3

08 - No Way Down Perf.mp3

09 - Don't Judge Perf.mp3

1 DRAGON DAYS.docx

2 SO ALPINE.docx

8 NO WAY DOWN.docx

9 DON'T JUDGE.docx

Spring 2019

Year 4 have had a fantastic half term.

We had a visit to St. Mary's for mass at the beginning of term. Father Manny invited us all to the presbytery to meet his wonderful dog, Chopin, and he also treated us to an amazing piano recital. 

For our class assembly we used talk for writing techniques to learn the parable of the sower by heart and performed it beautifully in front of the school and out parents/carers.

We also had great fun dressing up as out favourite book characters (and a dictionary!) and doing many book related activities, including illustrating.

For out topic we learnt all about the Roman invasion of Britain and had the chance to explore and try on Roman armour and a helmet.