School Carnival and Y4 Mass

Hello everyone,

We hope that you are all well and keeping safe. The children are very excited to attend their ‘Big Summer Blowout’ on the school field tomorrow evening. Please ensure your child arrives in school uniform tomorrow morning and that they bring a bag of their clothing, a jumper, suncream, hat, etc in a carrier bag with them.

It has been a busy week in Year 4! On Tuesday 29th July 2021, the children celebrated the feast day of St. Peter and we studied the apostleship of St. Peter and St. Paul and learnt how they had served Church and fulfilled God’s Mission on Earth. On Monday, we spent some time in class researching St. Paul and the impact he made, through Bible scriptures and online fact files. After, the children then made a ‘pile of rocks’ for St. Peter to represent and illustrate key facts about his life and works. Father Jeremy was very impressed by this offetory we had made for our Mass in the unity building!

We also had lots of fun clebrating our school carnival, joining in a whol school parade where we presented information we have been learning about Australia. The children made creatures from each of the biomes and regions, before presenting a range of interesting facts for the ‘famous faces of Australia’ they had researched in class. Year Four had so much fun and they enjoyed all of the preparation for this special event. Thank you to all families and friends who supported the children with their costumes and pool floaties!

In English, the children have continued their hard work on planning their letter to Greta Thunberg to promote her key message and encourage her to continue fighting against climate change, deforestation, plastics in the sea and Global Warming. We look forward to sending them in the post to see if we get a response! In Maths, we have been learning about fractions and how to calculate non-unit fractions of an amount (e.g. 3/5 or 6/9). The children have used lots of multiplication and division facts in order to solve these tricky problems. Next week, we shall explore ‘top heavy’ and mixed fractions.

We hope you all have a pleasant weekend,

With best wishes,

Miss Honeywell, Miss Jackson-Nash and Mrs Cairns

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