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St Thomas' Road, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire FY8 1JN

01253 722022

secretary@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

Thank you for supporting the Summer Fair, we raised £1646.14!!!

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Please ensure that clarinets are in school every MONDAY for our lesson and don't forget to practise!

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Clarinet Lessons!

 We have an amazing opportunity to learn the clarinet under the expertise of Mrs Munroe. We look forward to inviting parents and carers to forthcoming concerts displaying our newly learnt skills and musical talents (including Mrs Farrar!).

Week 1 - putting together the barrel, mouthpiece, reed and ligature. Finding the correct mouth position to create a noise.

Week 2 - using the mouth piece to create different lengths of notes. Sight reading musical notes.

Week 3 - connecting the upper joint to the mouthpiece. Using first notes D, E and F.

Week 4 - finding the pulse in music. Revision of connecting the upper joint to the mouthpiece. Refining the sound of the first notes D and E.

Week 5 - Connecting all the parts of the clarinet together. Practise playing 'Big Time Blues', 'Thinking', 'Be A Dood' and 'How About This?'

Week 6 - Lots of practise needed at home to refine the sounds made. Practised 'tonguing' the notes D, E, F and G. New music given to practise at home including; 'Here We Go'.

Week 7 - Practised the notes E, D, C, F and G. New music to practise over the holiday; 'Cowboy Swing' and 'Mr Cool'.

Week 8/9 - Lots of practise needed at home. We practised all of the songs that have been sent home, with the backing tracks. Practised refining the notes E, D, C.

Week 10 - Music sent home - 'We will rock you' and 'The land is my land'. Introduction to 'Charanga Music World!' Homework to access Churanga and play the games in 'Clarinet World'.

Week 11 - Thinking about pulse. Festive fun - 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' music. New note - A.

In Year 4 we learn to read, write and convert between analogue and digital time (12hour and 24hour), including converting between hours/minutes, minutes/seconds, years/months, weeks to days.

It is expected that children already know how to tell the time to 1 minute intervals by now.

We are listening to a song to help us with this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZD_BhtiXuU

Please help us by asking your child to convert between different units of time, how many days in a month etc.

We are taking part in 'Move a Mile' and we are trying to move at least a mile each week, either by jogging or speed walking. Watch out Mo Farah!!

"I like to swap and play the trading card games with my friends!" Leo Year 5.

 "You get to see new collections that you might want to start yourself!" Harley Year 5.

 "I just like swapping!" Max Year 2.

Welcome to Year Four!

Teacher: Mrs Farrar.

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Howarth.

PPA cover: Mrs Stones (Tuesday afternoon).

Class Governor: Mrs Sumner.

Our Year Four superheroes are aspiring to have superhero mindsets to achieve their potential and follow all of our school Gospel Values.

In Year Four we investigate further our Gospel Value of Peace.

Helping Hands!

As part of our Geography topic on caring for our environment, we have been litter picking in our school grounds. We picked up litter that collects on the slopes near the carpark and were shocked to find so much! The key culprit was plastics again! We are considering how we can stop this from happening and will make suggestions to EcoClub.

'Cracking Christingles!'

 A lovely time with Year 2 making Christingles, in preparation for the Christingle service in church (3/12/17).

A Wasteful World!

We completed a class experiment to investigate how much waste our class creates in one week (Monday - Friday). It was really surprising! We are going to work with EcoClub to recycle plastics and paper products and we came up with ideas of how to reduce the number of plastics, including wrappers and food waste. Even down to declining food that we know that we are not going to eat, if we are eating school dinners!

Sensational Seasonal Sewing!

Thank-you to all the parent volunteers who kindly helped us sew our Christmas decorations. We had a lovely afternoon of festivities and our decorations look amazing!

St Anne's Beach Visit.

On Friday 24th November we met Emma, a Fylde BeachCare Officer, by the pier and set off on to the beach to pick up litter. We were amazed to find so much litter on the beach, especially as St Anne's has volunteers who litter pick every Tuesday! We had a wonderful afternoon and felt a huge sense of achievement. We found lots of litter but in particular PLASTICS!

Heysham Power Station Visitor Centre was amazing! We learnt so much about electricity and we were able to go into the actual Power Station (after we passed the security checks!!) and see electricity as it was being made!

Children In Need 2017 fundraising fun!

Notices!

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P.E. days are Thursdays and Fridays (Invasion Games). Indoor and outdoor kits required in school (don't forget to take out earrings at home).

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English and maths homework returned to school on Mondays.

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Spellings - one column completed every night and returned to school daily. Sentences to be completed within the week. Spelling test and new spellings on TUESDAYS. Please note that the children peer mark the spellings, so do point out any spelling mistakes if they have not been spotted!

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Don't forget to access Sumdog (logins are at the back of your child's Reading Record). This is a super resource that helps to improve the speed and recall of mental maths facts. Remember to complete this at least three times a week.

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Remember to complete one 'BugClub' book a week. This fantastic resource supports children's learning by improving their inference and deduction skills when answering questions about the text.

Bring in Library books to change on Thursdays!

We've enjoyed our artwork this half term, inspired by the image of the skull and the work of Damien Hirst. We have created printing tools for the background, sketched skulls and added sequins to 'Add a little sparskull!'

We enjoyed making prototypes, in Design Technology, of a 'Wallace and Gromit' invention and incorporated an electrical circuit.

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