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Year 4 NMcG

👫Welcome to Our Class Page.😊

Our teacher is called Mrs McGuckin and our classroom assistant is Miss Mullan. Our page will tell you about all the exciting activities we get up to throughout the year! 

The Feast of Saint Columba⛪️

We learned a lot about Saint Columba and enjoyed singing the Saint Columba song. 

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

🌎Litter Pick👫

We went around the school grounds to collect litter. There wasn’t too much lying around as we use our bins. We enjoy looking after our world! 

Article 29 - Education must develop every child’s respect for the environment. 

⛪️Sacrament of Reconciliation👫

Congratulations Year 4 on receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation from Fr Crowley at St. Anne’s. We are very proud of you! 

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

⚽️Player of the Tournament🏆

Congratulations to Eimear on winning ‘Player of the Tournament’ at a recent football competition.

🌎⛵️🚐Off We Go!✈️🚙🚂

Have a look at some of the activities we are doing for our new topic ‘Off We Go!’

Kilrea Paintings 

We painted places that we know in Kilrea.

✈️⛵️🚙Types of Transport🚀🚐🚂 

We enjoyed painting different types of transport. 

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

🏃‍♀️Celebrating 10 Years of The Daily Mile🏃‍♂️

We had a lot of fun on our very special Daily Mile! 

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Article 24 - Every child has the right to the best possible health.

🌱Planting Seeds💦

Spring is here and it is time to plant our radish seeds.

Article 29 - Education must develop every child’s respect for the environment.

🐣Easter Chicks🐥

🐣Easter Nests🍫

We had a lot of fun baking Easter Nests. They were delicious! 

Article 31 - Every child has the right to take part in a range of cultural and artistic activities. 

🌍Global Warming❄️

🔶A Right Angle Hunt!◻️

We went outside with our right angle finders to look for right angles. 

Article 28 - Every child has the right to an education.

🌺Spring Planting🌼

Our daffodils are now in full bloom and we planted some spring flowers in with them. 

Article 29 - Education must develop every child’s respect for the environment. 

☘️Saint Patrick’s Day☘️

We all dressed in green and made a shamrock picture to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day! 

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

📚World Book Day📚

We really enjoyed creating clues for a character from a story that we enjoy. We read out the clues and everyone tried to work out who it was! 

Article 28 Every child has the right to an education. 

🍩🧁Fairtrade Bake Off🍰🍪

We donated 50p to charity and got some delicious treats at the same time! 

🍍🍌Fairtrade Fortnight🍊🍫☕️

We began Fairtrade Fortnight by talking about the importance of paying farmers a fair price for their products. We hope our artwork reminds St.Columba’s to buy Fairtrade Products when they can. 

🍌The Journey of a Fairtrade Banana🍌

We found out all about the journey of a Fairtrade banana. We made a banana plant to remind us to try to buy Fairtrade products when we can. 

Article 28 - Every child has the right to an education. 

Article 24 - Every child has the right to the best possible health. 

 

👫Children’s Mental Health Week😊

We listened to the story ‘Ruby’s Worry’ and created support balloons to show all the people that we can talk to if we feel worried. 

Article 24 - Every child has the right to the best possible health.

💻Safer Internet Day 2022📱

We listened to the story ‘Digiduck and the Magic Castle’. We sorted information that is safe to share on the internet and information that is not safe to share. Then we created a piece of advice to keep us all safe as we play and enjoy activities on the internet. 

Article 19 & 31 Every child has the right to be protected as they relax and play. 

❄️How do polar animals keep warm?❄️

We used butter to recreate the effect blubber has on some polar animals. We put our hand in to icy water first. Then we put it inside the ‘blubber’ glove and back in to the icy water. We discovered that it wasn’t as cold! 

❄️Polar Explorer🌍

We were excited to learn all about the Polar regions. Have a look at some of the activities we did as part of our topic. 

Article 28 - Every child has the right to an education.

👵🏻Grandparents Day👴🏻

We created personalised cards for our Grandparents to let them how much we love spending time with them.💕

Catholic Schools Week

We began the week by sharing our talents with our classmates and those in Miss Rafferty’s Year 4. We want to practise our talents and spend time doing the things that we enjoy. We want to live life to the full! 

During Catholic Schools Week, we celebrated the wonderful world God gave us! 

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

Article 15 - Every child has the right to join groups and organisations.

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

❄️Polar Scenes❄️

We enjoyed using paint and paper collage to create out polar scenes. 

Article 31- Every child has the right to take part in artistic activities. 

✈️Let’s Investigate!

We carried out a fair test to see who could fly their plane the furthest. All of the planes were the same size, made from the same material and we stood at the same line to let them fly. We had a lot of of fun carrying out this investigation. 

Article 29 - Every child has the right to an education. 

⛄️Let it Snow!🎄

We are very proud of our snow globes. 

Article 31 - Every child has the right to take part in a wide range of artistic activities. 

🎄Happy Christmas From Year 4!🎅🏻

Article 31 - Every child has the right to take part in a wide range of artistic activities.

T'was the Night Before Christmas

We really enjoyed performing our Christmas Performance for everyone at school and at home. We put a lot of work in to getting it just right and we had a fabulous time on the day!

Article 29 - Education must develop every child's talents and abilities to the full. 

🎅🏻Festive Penguins🎄

Christmas is nearly here and we are happy about that! 

Article 31 - Every child has the right to take part in a wide range of artistic activities. 

🎅🏻Celebrating the Daily Mile🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

Today we wore a Christmas Accessory during our run to celebrate our participation in the Daily Mile. 

Article 24 - Every child has the right to the best possible health. 

World War Two

We really enjoyed learning all about World War Two. We made fighter planes and gas masks. We also investigated the best material to use for a blackout curtain.  

Article 28 - Every child has the right to an education. 

👫AntiBullying Week😊

We began the week wearing our odd socks to show that it is alright to be different. We carried out a few other activities throughout the week to reinforce the message of ‘One Kind Word’. 

Article 29 - Education must encourage every child's respect for human rights. 

Length

We enjoyed estimating and measuring length in centimetres and millimetres. 

Article 28 - Every child has the right to an education. 

👫Odd Socks Day😊

We kicked off Anti-Bullying Week with Odd Socks Day! It is ok to be yourself. We do not all have to be the same as each other.

Article 29 - Education must encourage the child's respect for human rights. 

🌟🚲Ditch the Dark Day🛴👫

Look at us glow as we travelled actively to school on Ditch the Dark Day! 

Article 24 - Every child has the right to the best possible health. 

  🎼Shaking Our Sillies Out!🕺🏼

We love having movement breaks during our busy day of learning! 

Article 24 - Every child has the right to the best possible health. 

All Saints Day⛪️

We learned all about Saint Vincent de Paul. We know lots of different Saints. Here are some of them! 

Article 30 - Every child has the right to learn about their religion. 

 🔥World War Two💥

We used pastels to create World War Two scenes. They show the blitz, the evacuation, soldiers and fighter planes. 

Article 31 - Every child has the right to take part in artistic activities. 

🌞Outdoor Classroom Day🌍

To celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day, we planted daffodil bulbs around the school grounds. We hope to see them popping up in early Spring.🌼

Article 29 - Education must develop every child’s respect for the environment. 

💥🎃Hallowe’en Fun🕷🕸

We had a great day as we dressed up for Hallowe’en and made spiders on a web! 

Article 31 - Every child has the right to relax and play and take part in creative activities. 

🌺Goodbye Mrs Dallat💕

We had a very special ceremony to say goodbye to Mrs Dallat as she begins her retirement. We hope that she will enjoy the rest and we will miss her very much! 

👫Kindness Tree😊

We shared how our friends have been kind to us and put all of these nice things on our Kindness Tree. We have a kindness token and when someone is kind to us we pass the token to them. 

Article 4 - Every child should enjoy their rights. 

Maths Week 🔺🔸▪️

We chose two criteria for sorting 2D Shapes and then we placed them in the correct place on the Venn Diagram. We discovered that we could use lots of different criteria and make lots of sorts! 

Article 28 - Every child has the right to an education. 

Coding Week💻

We used the programme ‘Minecraft Adventure’ to program the character to complete the challenges. It was really fun trying to get to the highest level that we could! 

Article 28 - Every child has the right to an education. 

Tidy Up!

Now that Summer is over it is time for a tidy up outside. We removed the weeds from our bedding areas and planting pots. It will soon be time to plant the Spring bulbs. 

Article 29 - Education must develop every child’s respect for the environment. 

National Poetry Day

We read a poem called ‘Autumn is Here’. Then we recorded our own thoughts and ideas about Autumn.🍂🍁🎃💥

Article 28 - Every child has the right to an education. 

👫Our Class Charter🌍

We talked about how we could make sure everyone would get their rights. Then we made our promises. We will keep these rules in our classroom and outside as well. 

Article 1 - Everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights in the convention. 

✏️Our Cubism Portraits🖍

We used the artistic approach made famous by a Picasso to create abstract portraits of ourselves. 

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

A Visit from Father Cargan ⛪️

Today we watched Morning Mass and then we had a special visitor! Father Cargan came to visit us and brought us a special gift. As October is the month of the Rosary, Father Cargan thought that we would like rosary beads and a prayer book to help us with our prayers. This is a very important year for us as we are to make our First Holy Communion. We were delighted with Father Cargan’s visit and his very generous gift to us. Thank you Father Cargan.

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

👫We Have a Name!🎨

Article 7 - Every child has the right to a legal name. 

🌿🐞Enjoying being back in our Woodland Area🐜🦎

🌞Our Summer Memories🏖

Article 31 - Every child has the right to relax and play. 

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