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St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

“I have called you by your name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1

Year 4F

Christmas Party

Year 4F had a fantastic Christmas party day; we played lots of games and had lots of fun!

Eggshells Experiment

Today, we conducted an investigation to check which liquids do the most damage to eggshells. We put an egg into three different liquids – coke, milk and water. We ensured it was a fair test by measuring the volume of liquid and placing the cups containing the eggs in the same area. Can you predict what will happen?

No Pens’ Day

Year 4F had a fantastic day where they were challenged to learn without writing!  Firstly, we discussed the importance of communicating through speaking and listening. We then practised our speaking and listening through debates. Later, we had a lot of fun learning about equivalent fractions through playing a fraction pizza game.  In the afternoon, we continued to practise our dance in P.E and then got creative in RE - creating advent wreaths.

Inspiration Day

Year 4 have had a fantastic WW2 inspiration day! They had a wonderful morning, tasting a variety of cakes and evaluating them as part of their DT topic. They then worked together and baked their own cakes, which they were able to take home with them, I hope they were yummy! In the afternoon, the class worked hard to produce some amazing Blitz-inspired art work. What a brilliant day!

Digestive System

Year 4F had a great time getting their hands dirty and learning about how the different parts of the digestive system function!

Orienteering - The Parks Trust

Year 4 had a great time in Campbell Park, learning about orienteering. We learnt how to use a compass and used it to navigate ourselves from the cricket pavilion to the beacon on top of Campbell Park Hill!

Invertebrate Hunt

Today, 4F had a great afternoon exploring the trim trail and areas around it to look for invertebrates! We found a centipede, spiders, ants, woodlice and spiders. 

Roman Numerals

This week, Year 4F have been learning about Roman Numerals in our Maths lessons. We learnt about the history of Roman numerals and that they began around 2,500 years ago. We also found out that the symbol ‘1’ probably began as a single tally mark made in wood or dirt as a way of counting and recording! Once we were able to understand how Roman numerals worked, we looked at secret coded messages that were written in Roman Numerals and used our knowledge to crack a code!

Compass Points

We had lots of fun, going outside and using chalk to draw our own compasses. We recapped what we knew about 4 point and 8 point compasses. 

Marvellous Maps

In their Geography lessons, 4F have been learning about different types of maps and their purpose! They have shown a good understanding of why we use different maps and labelled these on our classroom display too! Keep up the good work.


Year 4F really enjoyed their basketball taster session today with Hotshots – lots of children managed to shoot the ball into the hoop straight away!

Leaf Art

This week, Year 4F have been working hard practising their drawing techniques in their Art lesson! They put a lot of effort into practising their hatching, and cross-hatching amongst other techniques. They then applied this to their observational drawing of a leaf – keep up the fantastic work!


Today, the class began their exciting music lessons with Mrs Guina! They learned the different parts of a guitar and learned how to handle it safely. They are now looking forward to learning to play some notes in the next couple of weeks!