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17th January 20
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Year 4

Welcome to the new Website


Hello and welcome to our new School Term, Autumn 2019!

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our new Year 4s to a new and exciting term that promises to be full of fun, hard work and memorable moments. 

Here, you will be able to find out about all the wonderful things we are up to and all the dates and events we are looking forward to for the rest of the year, just watch ths space! 

We hope you enjoy keeping up to date with our class!

Mr. Richardson, Miss McQuirk and Year 4.

Here is our new Topic Letter for the Autumn Term. Our Curriculum is currently under exciting new developments and during this first term, the staff, along with guidance from parents, carers and Governors, are busy developing a new Curriculum specifically tailored to our pupils at Banks St. Stephens and underpinned by our new Christian Values. 

That's Sound!

In Year 4, we have been investigating how sounds are made and how sound travels. We have had lots of fun listening to and playing musical instruments of all shapes and sizes. We made some paper cup telephones and were amazed to hear the sound travel along the string to our ears! Theres a great photo of people in our class looking extremely surprised, either that or Mr. Richardson just told one of his jokes! We hope you enjoy the photographs.

Try and answer this... 'If a tree falls down in a forest and there is nothing there to hear it, does it make a sound?' We know the answer!

Glock Rock


Here we are rocking out on Glockenspiels! We have been learning a marching song using the notes C D E and F. Miss McQuirk was the band leader. We talked about pitch and tempo and were able to keep a rhythm throughout the song. 

Islands in the stream, yeah that's what we are...


We have been learning about personal space and how we can feel sometimes when people get too close. We have learnt how to respect personal space with others. We haven't learnt any Kenny Rogers songs as yet!

 Happy Pudsey Day from Year 4 !


Reading Revolution


With the help of top interior designer, Miss McQuirk, we now have a cosy reading area so we can enjoy our books in comfort!

Top the Tables Charts


Here we are challenging each other on 'Hit the Button' Tables competition. This is a game we can play at home on our tablets and it helps improve our speed and accuracy. We are trying to beat Mr. Richardson's outstanding 29/29 on the 6X table... We will beat him... cue the Rocky music! 

Team Richardson


What more can be said? A team of supreme athletes on display...and Mr. Richardson...

If you go down to the woods today...


We have been using our wonderful forest area at school to build some fantastic dens with Mr. Taylor, our expert teacher from WLSP.

We worked in teams to create the strongest shelter that could withstand the wet and windy weather. Move over Seddon's Homes, there are some new builders in town!

The Lion, The Witch and The Year 4


Well, we have been on a wonderful journey to the magical land of Narnia. We saw Aslan, the Snow Queen, the wardrobe and the thrones of Cair Paravel. It was wonderful and it reminded me of a recent trip to IKEA where I opened a wardrobe and a lion popped out, I said, 'What on Earth are you doing in there?', he just looked at me, snarled and said 'It's NARNIA business'.



We have been helping our guest artist, Amanda, create our beautiful art installation in the hall. It is made up of leaves we have painted in our own unique ways. The tree itself looks beautiful and was completed by superb artists from years 5 and 6. It was a fabulous day and we all had loads of fun. Anyway, that's all from me, I'm going to make like a tree and leaf...

Measuring Madness!


We have been learning about measuring and working out the perimeters of rectilinear shapes... yes rectilinear shapes. Quality teaching and learning in Year 4 as always!

Rockin' Robins


We have been making our Christmas cards, all our Robins are unique just like us! We used our cutting and sticking skills to make sure each robin has its own quirky personality and on that note, I would like to thank Miss McQuirky for all her help and support creating these cards whilst I have been gallivanting around Banks with the choir, bringing joy and quality live music performances to the village...

Crackin' Christmas Carols


I would like to thank the Choir for all their hard work this festive season! We are about to perform the last show of our sold out World Tour of Banks. The Choir have given so much of their time to ensure the shows have been full of energy and Christmas spirit to delight our audiences. I am so proud of them all and I have enjoyed every second of working with them. We wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Shoe Box Appeal


Thanks for all your support for our Shoe Box Appeal. It has been so touching to receive the gifts that will be sent to people who are less fortunate than ourselves. It has been truly life affirming to see the support and I know how it will make an incredible difference to someone's life this Christmas. Here the children are making Christmas Cards to go inside the boxes.

Miss McQuirk, Mrs Jordan and I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! XX

Happy Christmas!

We have had lots of fun in year 4 today our last day before the Christmas holidays. We played Christmas party games this afternoon in our classroom. We played traditional games like pass the parcel and and musical chairs. Great fun was had by all!

May we take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and send our best wishes to you all for 2020.