Year 4 Latest News
A day as an evacuee
Baby Hallie’s Farewell Party!
Year 4 had a wee class party to say goodbye to Baby Hallie and to thank her mummy, Michaela, for bringing her in every Tuesday. What a treat!
Year 4 had a very interesting afternoon when we invited the SOFT staff, Jill and Kim, to deliver the ‘Trusted Friends’ programme. In our groups we used the puppets to discuss all the people, both outside and within our school, who can help us. We made quite a list and came to realise we have lots of different people to turn to. How fortunate we are!
At the end of the session we made our very own ‘Worry Box’ – a beautiful little box to post our worries in because Kim and Jill taught us that when we share our worries we end up having less to worry about. How true – for adults as well as children!
When the sun shines we go out and enjoy the good weather in our very own soft play area!
Hope For Youth Poland Trip
For those of you wondering how our Hope for Youth team got along in Poland I’ve attached Cheryl’s letter!
So first I want to apologise for my late response. I stayed in Poland longer than I planned and have been meaning to e-mail you.
On behalf of Hope for Youth Ministries can I express how touched we were that you decided to donate money towards our trip to Poland. The difference this makes, and has made, I can't put into words.
We had an excellent time in Poland. Each day we had around 80 children from all different backgrounds. Our hearts were thrilled to see so many children come to camp. Each day we had a programme all arranged for them and they just loved the workshops and the activities that we did in the afternoon with them.
We build up a really strong bond with them throughout the week which makes it hard to leave them. But we were thankful for the presence of God at Camp and many children out there trust in the Lord Jesus so we just pray that they will go on and live for him in Poland. This isn't easy for them so we would ask that you would pray as well.
Can I say a massive thanks again and pass this on to all those boys and girls. It just amazed me the amount you raised and that these children, who are so young, have done something so big. Please encourage them from us.
Roots of Empathy
Our baby, Hallie, is really growing up so quickly! She has two teeth now, can crawl around the floor and stand up (with a little help from mum). She loves her food too! Hallie likes to eat banana bread with cranberry cheese, braised steak with vegetables and salad – what a healthy wee girl!
Everyone’s favourite topic so far has been ‘Safety’ as Mrs Lamont taught us how to look after our baby brothers and sisters by fitting stair gates, cupboard locks and socket covers. We also discussed how to look after ourselves – and we all agreed to never go out on our bicycles without a helmet. Such good advice for everyone to follow.
Thank you Hallie’s mummy and Mrs Lamont!
Shared Education Science Lesson
We enjoyed carrying out a fair science test with our new friends from Holy Trinity to find out which material (denim, polyester, nylon and wool) would make the best raincoat! We made our predictions, tested and recorded our results.
We discovered nylon was waterproof but wool, being water resistant, was a close second!
Rounding to the nearest 10 & 100
Racing along and rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100!
Learning about the properties of 2D shapes is fun – especially when you get to sort the shapes in a Venn Diagram and create animals with the shapes! We also made ‘right-angled monsters’ to help us find square corners in our classroom and homes!
A very sincere ‘Thank you' to the pupils in Year 4, and their parents, who raised an amazing £120 for Hope For Youth Ministries! The money has already been put to good use helping young children in Poland by Cheryl, who was in the country in mid-January. Please continue to remember the young people who attended the Bible Camp in your prayers.
When it snows there is only one thing to do – put the pencils down and go out and enjoy it!!
Shared Education Ice Breaker
The pupils from Year 4 had an amazing time with their new friends from Holy Trinity and Phoenix Primary Schools. They met together to celebrate the Chinese New Year and played highly interactive, team building games, such as the Distance Test, Chinese Chopsticks Challenge and Challenge Tarp! The pupils also enjoyed making friendship sticks with colours to tell their stories. Everyone had a great morning and we simply could not agree on which activity was our favourite! What a super way to start our Shared Education programme!
Christmas Jumper Day
On the 15th December we had a Christmas jumper day to raise money for the charity Save the Children. Check out all our festive gear below!
Year 4 are really enjoying our coaching sessions with Gareth, our IFA coach! We are focusing on our balancing skills. We can balance on different body parts and hold our balance without wobbling!
In Year 4 we have enjoyed measuring with non-standard units such as spans, cubits, feet and strides. Our pupils found some really interesting things to measure at home like their television, fridge, fireplace, baby’s bath, baby sister, their dog and even their parents and grandparents!
We ALL deserve a little ‘Golden Time’ after a week of hard work in Primary 4!
Year 4 pupils thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the National Trust’s big house ‘The Argory’. Everyone dressed-up in period costume before having a tour of the mansion, playing with Tommy’s wooden toys and strolling through the gardens. Wonderful!
Roots of Empathy
Year 4 are participating in the Roots of Empathy programme. It is an exciting programme which teaches us how to respect and care for each other with lessons shared with our Roots of Empathy baby.
We were very excited to meet our baby ‘teachers’ in September.
Mrs Miller’s class will be observing baby Hallie and Mrs Orr’s class will be learning through sharing experiences with baby Sienna.
Each class will predict and cheer when their baby reaches the ‘developmental milestones’ of the first year and we will be coached to observe the baby and understand how the baby is feeling.
The pupils in Year 4 were delighted to be invited to The Burnavon Centre to view an exhibition marking the 75th Anniversary of U.S. Forces arriving in Ulster. Everyone enjoyed trying on the array of helmets, viewing a soldier’s kit, handling a gas mask and playing with the ‘cricket’, but the weapons on display captured our imagination – in terms of their power and the damage they could do.
Our thanks go to Capt Michael Gilmour for his interesting talk and sharing his wealth of knowledge with us.
We had good fun mixing paints to create new and interesting shades of blue and yellow for our beach pictures. We were very impressed with the results!
Let's meet the Year 4's!
Back to school letter
To download a copy of the Year 4 back to school letter click here.
Here you will find resources specific to our year group.
View some of our wonderful pieces of art.
Click on the link above to access games relating to our Numeracy work.
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Click on the link above to access games relating to our World Around Us work.