St Francis' 
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Year 4 
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Welcome to Year 4's Class Page 

Year 4 have had a very brilliant first term so far! They are settling in well and getting stuck in to our first topic "When In Rome". For further updates on what we have been doing, do check out our Class Dojo page.  
Mrs Willatts 
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Autumn Terms 

Celebrating our Feast Day 

The whole of St Francis' School went to St Fagans to celebrate our feast day. We enjoyed seeing the buildings from throughout the ages and spending some time together as a class. 

When in Rome 

The children have enjoyed learning about the Romans and life in Rome. We have had a go at creating our own mosaics just like the Romans. 
As well as mosaics, we have been looking at the Colosseum. We worked in the style of Monet and Picasso to create our artwork, using the Colosseum as our inspiration. 


Year 4 enjoyed a fabulous trip to Caerleon, as part of their topic on the Romans. First stop were the ampitheatre and barracks, where the children were able to explore the ancient remains and marvel at the various activities that took place there so many years ago. Next, the children had the opportunity to visit the Roman baths to learn how the Romans made use of their leisure time. After lunch, the children got to experience the Roman feast of Saturnalius, before heading over to the mock Roman barracks, where they got to dress up in Roman armour and experience life as a Roman soldier. Finally, the children enjoyed a trip to the museum, where many exciting artefacts and discoveries were held and more interesting facts were learnt. A brilliant day out! 


Spring Terms 

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The Iron Man - Robots 

We have been spending a lot of time in the Spring terms thinking about the story of 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. As well as enjoying the story and using it to influence our own writing, we have also looked into the world of robots and robotics. We spent several weeks researching the areas of robotics that interested us the most: the history of robots, using robots in the home and where robots could take us in the future! We put together our learning into a Power Point and shared our discoveries with our Year 1 buddies. It was a lot of fun! 

Recycle City 

We were lucky enough to be visited by Rachel and Jack from Peter Brett Associates who are a local engineering firm. They told us a little bit about what they did before presenting us with the Recycle City challenge. In small groups, we worked together to plan our own city; not only did we get to include whatever we wanted (including space stations and a Costa) we also had to think carefully about how people could get around and how to be eco-friendly! Mr Groves wasn't keen on the prison for ALL adults... 

Dance Lessons 

Here are some photos of us enjoying dance sessions with the coaches. We are having lots of fun copying routines and freestyling - bring on the Dance Festival! 


We had a lot of fun on Tuesday 19th March raising money for the Borderlands charity. They help refugees and asylum seekers who have come to our country and have nowhere else to go. We raised as much as we could by having a sponsored non-stop danceathon - some of us lasted for the full thirty minutes! 

Dance Festival 2019 

It was a real privilege for Year 4 to participate in this year's North Somerset Dance Festival. We went down to the Weston Playhouse on Wednesday 20th March to perform to over 600 people! Mrs Field had worked incredibly hard to choreograph dances to 'This is Me' from The Greatest Showman and 'We Will Rock You' by Queen. It was a genuine thrill to perform these dances on a proper stage and under professional lighting - the applause will stay with us for a long time! 
Summer Terms 

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Anti-bullying Day 

Year 4 were lucky enough to have Michael Loader spend the day with them on 20th June. He led us through an entertaining, interactive and engaging day all about anti-bullying. As well as being given the opportunity to act out scenarios involving bullying, we also heard from victims of bullying (including one man who is now a successful author) and were even joined by a professional musician so we could compose our own anti-bullying song to perform to Year 3. It really was a great day and gave us the chance to not only consider the feelings of victims of bullying but also why people bully in the first place. This should help us get along as a class. 

RE Retreat Day 

Year 4 partnered up with the Year 4 class from St Joseph's in Portishead to have a day of reflection and fun. We arrived at the church of The Immaculate Conception in Clevedon and shared mass with the local parish. After that, we spent time getting to make new friends and consider what it takes to be a good friend. This was followed by some well-earned squash, biscuits and time to play in the beautiful friary gardens. Perhaps the highlight of the day was heading down to Clevedon beach to admire the spectacular pier and attempt some beach sculptures! It was a wonderful day and great to have the opportunity to reflect. 
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