St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

School re-opens on Monday 3rd June at 8.45am *** Have a lovely holiday!

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

01253 722022

office@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk

Year 4

Teacher: Mrs Mabe
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Sayer and Mrs Arciniega

Our Gospel Value is: Peace

 

Our School Councillors: Cassius and Sienna W

Our Eco Warriors: Sienna F and Robin

Our SHINE Councillors: Matilda and Emily

Our link Governor is: Mrs Palmer

  

Helpful Information:

  • Reading records are needed in school every day.

  • When your child has finished reading their book they may change it for another one. 

  • Library book changing day is Wednesday.

  • PE days are Tuesday and Thursday - please come in PE kits and remember your swimming kit if you are swimming on Thursday.

  • Homework is given out every Friday to be completed and returned by the following Thursday.

  • Spelling tests are weekly on Friday.

  • Log-ins for Timestables Rockstars and Nessy are in the front of your child's reading record.

  • Musical instruments for lessons will be safely stored in Year 4's cupboard - don't forget to take them home at the end of the day!

  • Healthy snacks - if your child does not have morning toast, they may bring in a healthy snack for morning playtime.

  • Water bottles - children will need a water bottle in school each day (water only). Please make sure water bottles are clearly named and are returned daily after washing.

     

Looking ahead:

  • Our class trip to Bolton Museum is on Friday 19th April.
  • This term, I will be providing a times tables 'booster' club every Thursday lunchtime for all Year 4 children to support their Multiplication Check next term.

Summer Term message from Mrs Mabe: 

The clocks have sprung forward and we are officially in British Summer Time! I hope you all had a lovely Easter and you are ready for our summer term. This term, we will be walking like an Egyptian and exploring our History topic 'Ancient Civilisations'. We will have lots of exciting opportunities to discover what life was like as an Egyptian, including visiting Bolton Museum and Mr Worrell's workshop. Please have a look at the documents below so you know exactly what we will be learning this half term. 

At St Thomas' we LOVE to read, have a look at Year 4's 50 recommended reads below. What will you read next?

Times tables! Times tables! Times  tables! In the summer, all children in Year 4 will have to complete the Multiplication Check. Everyday, we will be learning our times tables in class.  Any opportunity to practise at home will support our learning, whether it's reciting them in the car or practising them on TTRS. For more information please see the PowerPoint below.

Please have a look at our 'fridge words' linked below. These words are based on the vocabulary we are exploring within our History and Science lessons this term. How many of these can you learn? Put them on your fridge as a reminder!

If you have any questions - please do not hesitate to ask - I am happy to help!

Mrs Mabe 

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Safety Swimming and RNLI

Posted: Mar 16, 2024 by: year4 teacher (F.Mabe) on: Year 4 Blog

On Friday, Year 4 went swimming in their pjs for their safety swimming lesson. They learnt how to save someone from water by shouting for help, lying on their tummy to pull them in and keeping them warm, keeping them away from water, chatting to them and not giving them food. They also learnt what to do if they found themselves in an emergency situation in water. Remember to remove heavy clothing, lie on your back and remain calm, conserve energy by doing the dog paddle rather than front crawl and keep your hat on! We then walked to the RNLI to better understand what they do and how we can keep ourselves safe at the beach. Did you know that the RNLI stands for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute? St Annes have the most recent lifeboat in circulation, it has 2 jet engines that expel 1.5 tonnes of water per second each! It is a self righting boat, so it can't be upside down and all the seats are hydraulic to keep them level in rough water. The only person on site who is not a volunteer is the mechanic. We had a great morning!

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