St Thomas More Catholic Primary School
Inspiration, Celebration and Education
Welcome to the Year 4 Esther class page!
Take a look at the exciting things we've been doing so far this year.
On 1st June, Year 3 and Year 4 went to Pates’ Grammar School for their Language Festival. At the start, we learnt how to do Flamenco dancing—it was amazing! We then split into groups A, B, C and D. We learnt two languages before the first break. We learnt a range of languages including Mandarin, Spanish, French, German, British Sign Language and Urdu. Before we left, we then learnt some Russian dancing. It was magnificent! Finally, we ending our adventure with lunch at the park! What a day! Written by Leon, Gabriel and Jacob, Y3.
On Tuesday 11th June Year 4 went to The Catholic School of St Gregory the Great to see a spectacular performance called 'In the Net.' We met a young girl called Dotty. It was her birthday and she had received a new IPAD as a present. In a flash, she was transported inside the internet where she met lots of different characters such as: ICON, SPAM, Uh Oh, Viruse and password. We watched her journey as she learnt how to be safe on the internet. Our favourite part was learning the song, 'Shut down the screen, that you have seen and tell an adult in a trice …. that means quickly.' We will make sure to use all that we have learnt whenever we use devices that access the internet.
On Friday the 7th of June we had a real life archaeologists come into our classroom to share her knowledge of the Maya people. Her name was Dr. Diana Davies and we she was inspirational and knew a lot about the Maya civilisation. She is the number one and only expert in the whole of the UK, so it was really special that she came into our school. She taught us all about what made the Maya so special. These were: pyramids, stela(e), ball games, chocolate, art, writing, calendar and how they even link with Star Wars all from the trickiest place to live - a rainforest. We learnt so much and can't wait to continue our learning about the Maya civilisation.
On the 25th February we went to Bristol to the marvellous museum 'We The Curious.' We had a great time exploring the museum, 'Winter Stargazing' in the planetarium and exploring fossils during our workshop. We loved learning about the constellations in our galaxy in the spectacular 3D planetarium. Everyone had a great time exploring animation. We were able to create our own animations in very different ways. We would love to go again!