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

01253 722022

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St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

Excellent Attendance Year 6 for week 3! Almost 100% Well done!!

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Dancing with the Blue Moose Dance Company (October 2019).

We had a fabulous dance session pretending to be superheroes and turning these actions into dance sequences.

Design Technology (November 2019)

 Fabulous problem solving when creating our 'Chair O Matic' fairground rides. We had to use our science knowledge of electrical circuits, be precise when measuring, cut wood using Junior Hacksaws and fix things when they didn't work! We had lots of fun when we got them spinning around (not too fast though, otherwise we lost our 'passengers!'). It was even important to make sure that we had the right size of elastic band!

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We've watched a video today from Network Rail reminding us to be safe over the half term holidays and stay away from the railway tracks.           

Remember- STOP, LOOK, LISTEN, LIVE!

 

 

Thank-you to all parents who helped their child make a rain gauge. This will help us make scientific observations throughout the year. You will see these water gauges around our school grounds.

Heysham Power Station October 2019

A fabulous day at Heysham Power Station applying science knowledge of electricity learnt in class, to nuclear power and how it is made and sent to homes across England.

 

 

European Languages Day 2019

 What a super day learning Italian! We made our own pizza dough and tomato sauce. Lots of fun was had creating Italian booklets, finding out where Italy is in Europe, the colours of the Italian flag, Italian greetings, numbers, days of the week and fun facts.

The best bit was eating the pizzas that we had made. Yum!

 

History assembly.

 (September 2019) A fabulous assembly giving an insight to all of the history taught in our school, from Reception class up to     Year 6.

We learnt key ideas about kings, queens, wars, plagues, from the Stone Age to the present day!

 

Alice In Wonderland.

September 2019 - A wonderful visit from 'Initiate Theatre Company' to inspire our writing.

 

Please practise telling the time to 1 minute intervals with your child. We have been learning how to convert time to 12hr and 24hr digital time.

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Remind/ask your child times of their daily routine.

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.

Welcome to Year Four!

Teacher: Mrs Farrar.

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Fox

PPA cover: Mrs Stones (Tuesday afternoon).

Class Governor: Mr Bennett.

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.

 

We have been learning about our Gospel Value of Peace. We have thought about what Peace means to us and how we can find 'inner peace'. We have looked at significant people in history linked to Peace.

We have looked at the dove being a key symbol of Peace. We have sketched doves in Art and decorated them with Peace symbols, colours and images that make us feel 'at Peace'. We have also created acrostic poems about Peace. 

Notices!

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P.E. days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Autumn (Tuesdays); Gymnastics.

Autumn (Thursdays); Invasion Games.

Spring (Tuesdays); Dance.

Spring (Thursdays); Athletics.

 

Summer (Thursdays); Swimming,

Summer 1 (Tuesdays); Net and Wall Games.

Summer 2 (Tuesdays); Striking and Fielding Games.

 

Indoor and outdoor kits required in school at all times (don't forget to take out earrings at home).

 

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English and Maths homework returned to school on Mondays.

Spellings - one column completed every night and returned to school daily. Sentences to be completed within the week, to enhance vocabulary and understanding of the words. Spelling test and new spellings on FRIDAYS. 

Image result for cartoon person with magnifying glassPlease note that the children peer mark the spellings, so do point out any spelling mistakes if they have not been spotted!

Don't forget to access TT Rockstars (logins are at the FRONT of your child's Reading Record). This is a super resource that we have subscribed to and helps to improve the speed and recall of mental maths facts (in preparation for the statutory times table test, in 2020).

Remember to complete this at least three times a week.

 

By Year 4, it is expected that children are already proficient in their x2, x3, x4, x5, x8 and x10 tables (including the corresponding division facts).

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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 Fridays!

Topic Webs.

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 Topic Web Aut 2 2019 The Great Plague.pdfDownload
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 Topic Web Aut 1 2019 Sparks Might Fly.pdfDownload
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