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Christ Church children nearly stopped the traffic on Keighley Road with their singing during worship outside this morning. What an amazing sound!

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Year 4 and Year 1 visited Trinity Baptist Church in Colne this week. We were fascinated by the baptismal pool. The pool has to be filled with water using a hosepipe and takes hours to fill!
Year 4 have had a fantastic Harry Potter morning with Caroline from the Library Service. We have played Harry Potter word games and created our own charms and spells. We definitely have some Harry Potter experts in our class. They could be on Mastermind!
Year 4 have written some fantastic information about stick insects in their double page spreads. Take a look...
Some new classmates joined Year 4 today. Don’t know if you’ve seen them..?
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The children have made individual prayer stones for our worship table. Lovely!
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We have been History Detectives this week investigating some ancient Egyptian artefacts and wondering what they tell us about life and death in this ancient civilisation.
Could this be the sarcophagus of Ramesses the first discovered in Year 4?
Thank you everyone for making such a fantastic job of your Ancient Egyptian Easter holiday homework. We have everything from sculpture, power point presentations and art work to information booklets and fact files. Take a look at all of the great work...
As part of our RE work we have been trying to think deeply about the events of the Easter story. Which parts of the story do you think show the disciples’ trust in Jesus and which parts show betrayal? We had an amazing discussion about this big question - why did Judas betray Jesus? We even hot seated Judas to try to understand his motivation for doing what he did.
This week Year 4 have been designing and sewing document wallets with some fantastic results. Take a peek...

Friday morning... normal service is resumed. Phew!

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Year 4 have been ‘chairless’ for the whole day today. We have written letters to our chairs to persuade them to come back and end their strike. Fingers crossed for tomorrow...

Oh dear! Strange goings on in Year 4 on World Book Day... The chairs appear to have gone on strike! Also, hidden around our classroom we have found letters addressed to each and every one of us...

In RE this week we have been thinking about how Jesus is ‘the Light of the World’. Our classroom was very calm and peaceful as we lit our candles and did some deep thinking...
Year 4 have enjoyed designing their own t-shirts for Children In Need day with some fantastic results! Take a look...
We have been busy practising our sketching and shading skills this week. We transferred our drawing of the human skull into a Day of the Dead skull. Fantastic work Year 4! Here’s our classroom display.
Year 4 have had a fantastic day commemorating Remembrance 100. We dressed up, shared our research about relatives who experienced World War 1, found out about a soldier’s life in the trenches, tasted trench cake and made some World War 1 inspired art. 
In Science this week we have been investigating how sounds are made. We made string telephones and tested how they work. We also explored how sounds are produced as vibration.

Welcome to Year 4 everyone! I hope you have all had a fantastic summer holiday! We have lots of learning to do -again- this year. This half term's homework will be all about key skills so the children will be expected to practise their target times table and related division facts every day as well as doing a minimum of 15 minutes of reading daily. This daily practice is essential in order to embed the key skills needed as the children move up into Years 5 and 6. 

 

I look forward to talking with any parents who are able to attend the 'Meet the Teacher' workshop on Tuesday 18th. September. 

These are some excellent online times table programmes that can also be used as an app:

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/10-minutes-a-day-times-tables/id775904110?mt=8
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/times-tables-quiz-multiplication-trainer/id441001315?mt=8
This week we took our class worship outside onto the school field. We all wrote a prayer of thanks and folded our prayer into an aeroplane. When we launched the 'prayeroplanes' we all shouted "Amen!"
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