Year 4 trip to The Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre
Year 4 had a very enjoyable trip to the Royal Festival Hall on Monday, where they were treated to a performance of, 'Phoneys, Fakes and Fibbers.' This was played by the amazing, London Philharmonic Orchestra. All of the children had a great time, learning a lot about how an orchestra is assembled and the instruments that are played.
WORLD BOOK DAY
On Thursday 3rd March, Year 4 children dressed up as their favourite book characters to celebrate World Book Day.
They shared their favourite stories with children from Year 2 as well as writing book reviews of their favourite books.
Recently, six Lower Junior children (Luca Carr, Peter Lorriman, Ravohn Bannister, Lucy De Groot, Kalina Wilk and Zofia Mandzak) took part in the Lambeth Schools Gymnastics Competition at St. Martin in the Fields High School. They performed their routines very well and were particularly successful on the vault. All the children had an enjoyable time and represented St. Mary’s superbly well.
Year 4 and Year 5 children have been taking part in cricket on behalf of the Chance to Shine charity.
Ruby-Mae was selected as the 3 millionth child to take part in this training, since it began 10 years ago. She was invited to 10 Downing Street, where she met the Prime Minister, David Cameron, and his wife, Samantha Cameron.
The School Council representatives from Year 4 are Tomas Tufnell and Lucy De Groot.
Expectations for the year:
The children are expected to bring a reading book to school every day. They will have time to read their books each day to supplement their reading at home.
The children will be working towards receiving their pen licence. Each day they will practise handwriting in a joint-up style. Please encourage your child to use joined writing in their writing at home.
This half term the children will be learning about Fairy Tales in English.
In Science, children will be looking at the topic of Living Things and their Habitats.
In PE this term, children will be doing gymnastics.
It is extremely important that your child learns the times tables facts at home. Please test your child regularly on all the multiplication facts to ensure they can recall them from memory. All children in the Lower Juniors are tested regularly on these in class.
Please encourage your child to count in different steps from any number. For example, start at 125 and count in 5's, 10's, 20's, 25's, 50's, 100's or 1000's. It is very important that your child has a strong understanding of number. Counting is a very good skill, which helps strengthen understanding of place value as well as calculation.
Here are a few helpful sites you may want to use at home:
Games, investigations, tests, revision and other resources.
An all rounder with lots of activities linked to curriculum content.
This website covers a lot of the topics the children learn about in class. If you are finding any of our topics difficult or simply want to revise something, click on the links above.
PE - This half-term the children have been learning different gymnastics routines including vaulting.