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⭐️✨Welcome to the Year 4 class page!✨⭐️

This year, our teacher is Miss Rafferty and she is very excited to work with Year 4 in her first year at St. Columba’s. This page will keep you updated with our class news and all the wonderful activities we get up to this year. 

Enjoy! ☺️

☘️ Happy St. Patrick’s Day from everyone in Year 4! ☘️


Article 14: Every child has the right to practise their Religion. 


Article 30: Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family. 

📖 World Book Day 📖

What fun we had reading in unusual places and dressing up as our favourite characters! 


Article 29: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. 

🌎🔢 World Maths Day! 🔢🌎 

To celebrate World Maths Day, we took part in lots of games and challenges from home. The Naughty Gnome challenge was tricky but we are so glad we caught Captain Steve!🕵️‍♀️🕵️‍♂️🍄

🌎 Fairtrade Fortnight 2021🌎

The Fairtrade Foundation does amazing work all over the world making sure farmers and workers get paid a fair price for the goods they produce. 

Year 4 found lots of Fairtrade products in our homes and we also created our own logos.

✨🌈 We love Well-being Wednesday in Year 4! ✨🌈

It is so important to take some time to relax and this week, we focused on breathing techniques. 

💻On Tuesday 9th February, we celebrated Safer Internet Day.💻

Year 4 learned about the importance of making sure we stay safe online by following SMART rules. 

Have a look at some of our wonderful work.

✏️✨ We created some wonderful posters to help us remember our ABCDE of Rights!✏️✨

Each year on the 1st February, we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Brigid. 

St. Brigid is a very special to Christians in Ireland as she is one of our Patron Saints. Year 4 got creative at home and made some of their own St Brigid’s crosses. 🌾

Article 14: Every child has the right to practise their religion. 

Year 4 are delighted to be back at school with all our friends! 

Article 28: Every child has the right to an education.✏️📚

🏃🏼‍♀️ We love keeping fit and doing our daily mile in Year 4. 🏃‍♂️

Year 4 have been enjoying spending time exploring the Outdoor Area. 


Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities. 

Year 4 had a wonderful time celebrating National Poetry Day!

Here is our fantastic rendition of ‘I Dreamed That I Was Flying...’ by Ken Nesbitt. 


🌍 Article 29 of the UNCRC states ‘Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.’ 🌍


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🔢 We challenged ourselves during Maths Week! 🔢

We solved problems and explained our reasoning. We had great fun completing the challenges! 


Article 29 states 'Education should develop your personality, talents, mental and physical abilities.'

📱CODE WEEK 2020📱

During Code Week, we challenged ourselves to improve our coding skills using the Scratch Junior app. We have lots of future coding stars in our class! 🌟

Article 29: Education should develop every child’s talents and abilities to the full.

❤️ Drawing God Day ❤️

We listened to the beautiful story ‘Drawing God’ by Karen Kiefer and we were inspired to draw our own pictures of God. 🎨

Article 14: ‘Every child has the right to think and believe what they want and practise their religion.’ 

✨🌈 Anti-Bullying Week 2020 🌈✨

Year 4 had a great time during Anti-Bullying Week learning about the importance of showing kindness to everyone and respecting others. 

We began the week with Odd Socks Day and everyone had great fun wearing our mismatched socks to celebrate our differences! 

At the end of the week, we enjoyed World Children’s Day with lots of fun activities.🌎👭👬

Article 20: Your education should help you to respect other people. 

Article 19: You have the right to be protected from being hurt or mistreated, in body or mind.

Article 12:  The view of every child must be taken seriously. 


🌓🚦🚸 Be Safe, Be Bright, Be Seen! 🚸🚦🌓

Year 4 created posters about the importance of staying safe when walking or cycling as the days get darker. Have a look at our 3 winners with their new bike lights.🚲


Article 30: Every child has the right to practice their religion. 


🌟 Watch our wonderful version of Silent Night.🌟



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Christmas Jumper Day! 🎄

This year, we wore our Christmas jumpers to support the Education Authority’s Christmas Family Appeal. 

We all looked great!