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Autumn 1 2023

Week beginning 25th September
What an amazing week we have had!
For 3 days, we had our first Times table tournament. We were against 12 other schools in Gloucestershire to qualify for the National Finals. We had to get as many times tables correct as we could to score points. We managed 5000 correct answers in 3 days and finished.....
We are in the National Finals next week on Wednesday and Thursday. It has already made a huge difference to our times tables knowledge and we are excited to do our best.
We really enjoyed our first whole school Mass on Thursday. The new Father Philip really engaged with us all and we found his homily really interesting. We enjoyed singing our hymns and celebrating the start of the new academic year.
Wish us luck in the National Finals next week, we will let you know how we get on!
Week beginning 18th September
Another busy week for St George's class! 
We have been finishing up our work on newspapers, and have moved onto setting the scene paragraphs. This will help us upscale our word choices! In maths, we have been blowing Mrs Carr away with our number knowledge. All of us got onto the deepen it three days in a row! We really understand our place value!
In Geography, we got to pick a climate zone and then research the countries that were in that zone. We found this really interesting and learned loads of key facts.
We have also been using a new program to help us with our times tables. Next week, we have our first times table tournament!! We just need to do a Times table check style game a few times and the more correct answers we get, the more points! We are in a little league with other schools across Gloucestershire so we are excited to show them how good our times tables are!
Week beginning 11th September
Woohoo! We have done our first full week of Year 4! It has been so busy, with so much learning!
We have been learning about classification in Science, and we were sorting buttons to help us. We have been writing newspaper articles. We have been reading and writing a range of four digit numbers. We have been learning about climate zones in Geography. So much learning!
A highlight of our week was helping the Carmen society load our unused furniture to go to a new school in Ukraine. We reflected on how we were helping people less fortunate and how this links with Catholic Social Teaching. 
Finally, we wrote our class prayers. We had a theme each and we wrote a prayer about each theme.
Here's our Year 4 prayer (by Hebe, Olive and Millie):
Dear Heavenly Father,
Please lead Year 4 throughout the year so we can be the best that we can be and shine through. 
Guide us through our lives and please help us to be loving, kind and caring.
Please make sure we are loving to everyone around us so we can be loving people.
We will follow in Jesus' footsteps forever and ever.
Lead us to be the people we want to be.
We will pray throughout our lives.
Week beginning 4th September
Welcome to Year 4! 
Each week, the children and I will be writing a weekly blog post to keep you updated with the wonderful world of St George's class! We hope you enjoy following our journey over the academic year.
The first week of a new school year is always very exciting (and a little bit nerve-wracking too!) The children have settled really well into the routines and expectations of Year 4 already and have really impressed me with their resilience, confidence, high expectations and the virtue of love.
It has been SO hot this week, and we have all done so well to keep cool! Learning hasn't been affected and we have hit the ground running to make sure not a single minute is wasted. We have started our work on newspapers in Literacy, started exploring climate zones in Geography and had some brilliant discussions about Creation and being made in God's image.
At the end of the week, we had inflatable football which was so much fun! Mrs Daly also took the class gardening and we tried some tomatoes from the school garden. Thank you Edward and Finlay for finding and picking them!
Have a restful weekend and we can't wait for the first FULL week of Year 4!!