Friday 20th April 2018
British Values Week- The Rule of the Law
As part of British Values Week, Year 4 looked at rules and laws, They discussed playing board games and how it is important that rules are followed and followed fairly. The children then created their own board games, inventing fait rules.
Year 4 led the school Mass to celebrate Easter today. Well done to all those who read so beautifully.
Today Miss Wilson introduced the class book for this half term. It is called Sky Song - written by Abi Elphinstone
Year 4 performed brilliantly at the Curve Theatre this evening! It was the finale of the O Happy Day project. Year 4 sang the three Gospel songs that they had been taught by Mr Smith. Well done to all - especially those who sang their solo so confidently!
Today we finished reading our class book for this half term SKy Hawk (by Gill Lewis) was so good the children burst into a round of applause as the finals pages were read!
Which book shall we read next?
21/3/18 Stations of the Cross Liturgy
This afternoon, the school took part in a liturgy led by KS2 children. This was beautifully put together to show Jesus' journey to the cross. Well done everybody who took part.
Today was a VERY exciting day! Year 4 and 5 travelled to the Leicester Tigers Stadium where we met an author. His name was Ross Montgomery and he has written several great book.
He talked to us about his work and his new book, in particular. It is called Max and the Millions and features a main character who discovers a miniature civilisation living in his school. The author was very entertaining, he also led a writing workshop. We shall be using some of the ideas in our story writing next week!
Today we begin the 'O Happy Day' singing project.
we will have a visitor every Wednesday afternoon who will teach us some songs.
We will then perform at a concert at The Curve Theatre on Monday April 9th!!
Today the class helped to plant over 150 trees in the school grounds. A lady called Bethan told us all about trees in Assembly.
Every class planted some of the trees.
It was a little bit muddy!!
OUR NEW CLASS BOOK
Today Miss Wilson introduced the class to the new book that we will read. It is called 'Sky Hawk' and is written by Gill Lewis.
Welcome back to school. I hope you are all ready for the busy term ahead!
Five Year 4 pupils represented the school at the Menphys Concert - along with the rest of the 18 person choir.
IItwas very exciting and an incredible experience: standing on the stage and looking at the audience was a little scary!!
The choir sang 'Two Thousand Years ago', a special song written by Mrs Peake, who worked as a teacher at Holy Cross a few years ago.
We were very well behaved and brilliant singers!
OR CLASS BOOK: THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE (by Kate DiCamillo)
Today we finished reading this brilliant book. It really has captures the imagination of the Year 4 children!
As Jeremy wrote: " This book is about a chins rabbit called Edward. He is loved by people but is then taken from them.
He went on an amazing journey. He kept going even when it was hard times for him."
Libby-May adds: "This book is suitable for ages because it is a really good story, especially for those who like mysteries!
Welcome to Year 4!
Year 4 have enjoyed reading ‘The Bolds to the Rescue’ by Julian Clary!
It tells the story of a family of hyenas who are living as humans
They have become legendary in the animal kingdom. Soon their house is full of visitors hoping to learn how to pass as humans too.
If your child has enjoyed this book, why not read the others in this series:
- The Bolds
- The Bolds on Holiday
Year 4’s topic for Autumn 1 has been ‘Bones’. They have learned all about skeletons, including the skeleton of Richard II which was found in a Leicester Car Park! To finish this topic, we had a great trip to the Richard III Visitor Centre where we learned all about this famous King of England. We also spent some time in Leicester Cathedral, where we saw Richard III’s tomb.
It was a very enjoyable and busy day – a fantastic end to this topic!
It was a very exciting day today. The whole school celebrated the school’s Golden Jubilee at a Mass led by Bishop Patrick McKinney. We celebrated 50 years of being sited on Stonesby Avenue. However, we also know that we have a ‘secret’ anniversary: Holy Cross School was originally founded in 1817 – 200 years ago!
Bishop Patrick celebrated Mass with us; he even met our School Council over lunch! Thank you Bishop Patrick!
Thank you for behaving so beautifully at Holy Cross Church today. We celebrated our school’s feast day at a special Mass. We also received our class saint: St Martin de Porres.
Welcome to the new Year 4 class! I hope that you will enjoy learning lots of new things this year. Miss Wilson is the Year 4 class teacher: she loves books, football and the colour purple. She is supported by several teaching assistants: Miss Collard, Mrs Johnston, Mrs Addison and Mrs Mahmood.
Here you will find regular updates of life in Year 4 this year.