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Willow Tree Primary School | Leach Lane, St. Helens, Merseyside WA9 4LZ

Tel: 01744 678730

Fax: 01744 678732

Email: willowtree@sthelens.org.uk

Year 4H

2016-2017

Teachers: Mrs Haimes and Mrs Dickinson

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Pinder

 

Welcome back to school everyone!  Ready to start another busy year!

The outline of the Year 4 curriculum can be found on the curriculum overview sheet and hopefully you have all received a copy from your children!

A few reminders! PE is on a Tuesday and Friday - make sure that you have your PE kit in school! Children are reminded to remove earrings preferably before school on those days to prevent loss etc. Please remember your PE kits on those days.

All children are encouraged to bring their own water bottles for water only (no juice or fizzy drinks).

Homework is given out on Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday. A spelling test will be each Friday. Please help your children to learn these at home but we will practise spellings  in school time as well!

So far this term we have had 100% attendance and no lates and we are hoping that this will carry on all term! Well done everyone!

We will give more updates and information about activities we have planned for this term so look out these!

If you have any concerns or questions about anything to do with school, please come in and have a chat with us!

Thanks,

Mrs Haimes, Mrs Dickinson and Mrs Pinder.

 

We have been writing instructions about how to create balancing birds! We then had to follow those instructions: here are the birds that we made!

We participated in an excellent Roman day. We dressed up for the occasion and did some arts and crafts including making shields, wore laurel crowns, learned the Roman soldier's tortoise formation and also had a delicious Roman feast! We had great fun.

This half term, we are going to be learning all about chocolate! We decided to kick-start our new topic with a morning of activities. Both Year 4 classes combined together, and we tasted different types of chocolate and experimented with combinations of chocolate and fruit. We also made golden tickets based on Willy Wonka’s, and made some delicious chocolate biscuits in true Great British Bake Off style!

Most of our Year 4 children went on an amazing trip to Cadbury World! We travelled by coach, then went to the 4D cinema. We travelled in a very unusual lift! Following that, we got to see a great little film while our chairs moved - it made us feel like we were in the film! We had to wear 4D glasses so that it looked as if everyone was standing out from the screen. After that, we had our lunch and then were given a talk from a Cadbury World member of staff. They talked about the chocolate making process, showing us videos and letting us hold (and smell!) various chocolate making ingredients from different steps off the process. Our final trip was to the exhibition, which was very action packed -  we got to see the beginnings of Cadbury World through some beautiful exhibits, then a projection of John Cadbury told us about his life and further information about the origins of Cadbury World in a very interactive way. We got to ride on a car ride, where we saw chocolate eggs climbing, swinging and having all sorts of fun! Before we left, we visited the shop to buy souvenirs of our day. It was a very long day, but we had an amazing time and the children behaved impeccably!

We have been rehearsing for quite some time for our Super Sing Up event. Today was the event! We went to the Theatre Royal to sing with numerous other primary and secondary schools. We performed our songs: Can't Stop the Feeling, When I'm 64, Human, Feelin' Groovy, Beauty and the Beast, Belle and Gaston with great gusto! Well done to all of Year 4 for their hard work! (The harmonies sounded amazing altogether!)

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