Welcome to Year 4's Class page.
Our Lady's School is a caring family, where, with Jesus in our hearts, we value everyone and encourage them to be the best that they can be.
Here is some general information to help you with our school and class routines:
Parent guide and useful links to help you practice your times tables
Observing properties of 'difficult' solids and water:
We carried out activities to observe and explore their properties and that of water. These solids could be poured just like water but they formed a pile instead of a pool! Then we used magnifying glasses to look at 'sand' and 'salt' particles closely.
Science- Wow launch - Making Cornflour Slime!
We really enjoyed making the cornflour slime and how observing how it could change its state from solid to liquid and vice versa! The mess was worth it!
English- Ping Pong using magic microphones
We enjoyed finding and saying facts from the information texts using our microphones.
Our autumn Geography outcome : posters for 'Looking after our environment':
Our posters have been displayed in public areas in Blackburn with Darwen. We are very proud to share our important message with the wider community. Posters made by our class included how we could help our planet and environment in our own
way such as using the 5Rs , following an educational talk and litter picking organised by Ms Sally Booth, the Education and Environmental Officer at BWD Council.
PE- Cricket - Catching and underarm throwing skills
We enjoyed our PE lesson and the glorious spring sunshine!
DT: Learning types of stitches
There were definitely moments when we were in stitches today! We all had some funny, some frustrating moments whilst exploring types of stitches but no one gave up! There were some amazing samples of stitches! We also explored fabrics and fastenings. Well done everyone!
World Book Day!
Everyone looks amazing and we have enjoyed reading books and listening to stories!
Listen to our amazing class story! Great teamwork everyone!
Father Ged's visit- 13th November
We learnt a lot and really enjoyed Father Ged's lesson on our Parish Community and all the jobs within. We were amazed at the number of people involved in the smooth running of our parish community from the Parish priest to Catechists to Acolytes and Sacristans to Eucharistic ministers and many more! A big thank you to Father Ged!
Aut2 - Art and Design- Working with the local Printmaking Artist Julia Swarbrick
We enjoyed our printmaking workshop with Ms Swarbrick on Tuesday the 30th of November and learnt a lot. It was very exciting because we had real life animal skulls to draw! We learnt how to do relief printing, trace mono printing and textile printing using stamps. Apart from amazing pieces of individual artwork we also created an amazing whole class collaborative piece on textile. It was a fantastic learning experience! Well done to everyone and a big thank you to Julia Swarbrick !
Aut2 - Geography fieldwork/first hand experience- The Great Plague
We enjoyed our talk by a special visitor - Miss Sally Booth, the Environment and
Education Officer. We asked lots of questions about landfills, amount of rubbish in BWD, where it goes and the recycling centres in our local area. We learnt a lot about caring for our environment and what we could do to help. A big thank you to Miss Booth for a fantastic, fun and educational afternoon!
We also went litter picking in the school and church grounds.
Watch this space for our final outcome - persuasive posters to help our environment!
Autumn 1 : DT Outcomes
DT outcomes: We are very proud of our products!
Well done everyone!
Our Electricity songs and raps:
We created our own digital music using 2Sequence on Purple Mash and then wrote the lyrics. Finally we rehearsed and performed our songs. You can access our videos on Seesaw.
DT - Prototypes
We have made our prototypes and are now looking forward to making the real thing next week!
R.E. - Domestic Church - Prayer Service
We have been learning about Jesus' family tree and his ancestors.
The children planned a lovely prayer service. We enjoyed the drama and all the different aspects that the groups covered such as the prayers, going forth gifts , and our focus. Well done to all the groups!
DT- Exploring torches
We have been exploring existing designs of torches and thinking about our product, purpose and user. We have been talking about aesthetic (What does it look like?) and functional appeal(Does it work?).
Transition days :
We have enjoyed our first couple of days and had a lot of fun! Now we are looking forward to learning and working together in year 4.
Maths - Sequence of learning - 2021-22
PSHE - JIGSAW OVERVIEWS PUZZLES 1-6