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READ ALL ABOUT IT!! Hopes and aspirations for the future... in the 'Gallery' section. We are planning to take part in the Stevenage Race for Life this year. We would love parents and staff to join together for this event to show a real whole school community effort for this amazing cause. Please sign up directly through the Race for Life website, during the sign up process you can opt to join a group - search for 'St Catherine's group' and join with us. Together we can make a difference! ............ THANK YOU to all our parents and visitors who took the time last week to share their expertise in our Life Skills Week!
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Year 4

Life Skills Week 

 

In aid of Life Skills week we attended Daisy Buds First Aid course.  When you approach a casualty, it is difficult to remember which things to do first. It's important to do everything in the right order. We used DRABC to help us.

Danger

Response

Airway

Breathing 

Circulation 

We practiced what to do when we have an unconscious but breathing casualty. Here's Darcie-Mae demonstrating...

Recovery Position

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We also found out about what to do when the casualty is not breathing. Check out Erik performing CPR!

CPR

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Maths Puzzle Week

The puzzles required logical thinking and most importantly team work. The children showed reliance and perseverance and very much enjoyed the challenges! 

Keeping Active
Roman Day

The end of the term sadly sees the end of our Roman topic, and to celebrate our learning Year 4I enjoyed a feast fit for a Roman Emperor. Thank you to all that came to join us. We hope you enjoyed your dates, olives and of course our performance! 

Rotten Roman Feast

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Church Visit

We went on a visit to church to find out more about the Eucharist. We took part in various activities to help broaden our understanding of its meaning in Christianity. We shared key parts of the ceremony and gave consideration to how Jesus must have felt.

Cool Coding 

Year 4I have been using Espresso Coding to code their own Roman inspired games. 

The Roman Verulamium

Year 4 had great fun visiting the Verulamium- Museum of St Albans. We found the mosaics in the Hypocaust fascinating and really enjoyed handelling Roman artefacts.

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Ethan's fun fact of the day...

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The Rotten Romans

We explored a variety of Roman Mosaics to help us plan and design our own. We designed a border and a central motif before using printing sticks to bring our design to life. 

 

 

Breaking News in Year 4I!
Julius Caesar is forced to turn back due to stormy seas and a ferocious Celtic army! Tune in for his first interview since this set back.

Composing Music in Year 4R
Year 4R have been working hard to compose their own music using the note B, A and G. They performed their own musically beautifully.

Ben and Sam performed their own composition!

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Blossoming Buddies

Year 4I met their Year 3 'buddy' this week and very much enjoyed finding out about each other's learning. 

Mindful Moments 

In aid of 'Well-Being week', 4I spent Friday afternoon doodling things that make us happy.

Super Science

Sound:

4I explored a variety of different instruments and investigated how to vary the pitch of each. To consolidate our learning we made our own pan pipes. Our exploration allowed us to conclude that the shortest straw had the highest pitch and the longest straw had the lowest pitch. Therefore, the shorter the straw, the higher the pitch. The longer the straw, the lower the pitch. 

After learning about the how to change the pitch of a drum, Ethan bought in his drum kit to share. 
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Forces:

4I conducted an investigation into friction and its impact on the speed of an object. We covered a ramp in different materials and recorded the speed of the car travelling down each. We found out that the rougher the material the more friction was produced. 

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International Week 4I

Year 4I have been learning about India during International Week. 

 

We kicked off our week with an Indian Breakfast. On the menu was lentil dhal, a fried onion sambol, roti, poppadoms watermelon and papaya. We very much enjoyed our feast! 

 

We spent much of the week exploring our creative flair. We learnt about the art of henna and carefully designed our own clay Mehndis. After learning about the significance of the elephant in Indian Culture, we also water coloured our own elephant designs. In Indian Culture, elephants are a symbol of mental strength, earthiness and responsibility.

 

To finish a fabulous week we performed 'Jai Ho' Bollywood style to the rest of the school!

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International Week 4R

Year 4R have been learning about Mexico during international week. 

 

We began the week finding out about Mexican cuisine and made our own salsa and guacamole to enjoy with tortilla chips. We all tried the dips and were very impressed with our cooking skills!

 

We spent the week learning about Mexican celebrations and the tradition of hitting the pinata. In groups of three we created our own pinatas using paper mache, a balloon and lots of tissue paper. It got very messy! We really enjoyed hitting the pinata with a bat to win the sweets from inside.

 

To end our exciting week we spent Friday afternoon learning the Mexican Hat dance!

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