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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

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Welcome to

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

 

All class photos will now be uploaded to the 'Gallery'. Please click '2019-20' and go to 'Year 4'.

Under each set of class photos, will be a written overview of what the children have been doing in class during the week. This replaces the weekly newsletter. We hope these changes make it easier for you to follow your child's learning journey. 

 

The four purposes of the new curriculum for Wales inform our teaching. Our learning experiences enable our pupils to be:

 

  • ambitious, capable learners who undertake research and evaluate critically what they find and are ready to learn throughout their lives
  • enterprising, creative contributors who give of their energy and skills so that other people will benefit and are ready to play a full part in life and work
  • ethical, informed citizens who show their commitment to the sustainability of the planet and are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world
  • healthy, confident individuals who have the skills and knowledge to manage everyday life as independently as they can and are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

 

Literacy and Spellings

 

We understand the importance of literacy skills and their use within the wider world.  As part of your child's literacy lessons, they will be learning to spell words relating to specific patterns each week in class.  

 

The children will be tested on their spellings throughout the year. Spellings and test dates are shown at the bottom of the page. The children are expected to learn their spellings in preparation for each test. 

 

Guided Group Reading

The aim of Guided Group Reading is for learners to develop skills to help them read independently and fluently. It enables students to have a conversation about the text and to think in a critical way. It encourages students to use their prior knowledge and experience and apply it to their understanding of the text.

 

Sessions aim to capture and maintain the attention and interest of all learners while accessing a variety of reading skills. 

 

PE

 

PE will take place every Wednesday. Please make sure you bring your kit and suitable footwear. 

 

Expectations

 

Bug Club

It is expected that the children use Bug Club to support to developing their reading skills at home. Books have been assigned to each child and can be accessed using under the 'Useful Links' section below. 

 

School Code: q6wh

Pupil Password: year4

 

Mathletics

Children also have access to Mathletics. which is an online learning resource which supports the development of mathematical skills at home. Children are expected to make use of this resource on an weekly basis and work their way through the challenges assigned to them. A link to the site can be found under the 'Useful Links' section below.  

 

Hwb

At St. Joseph's R.C. Primary School, we use Hwb, which is a collection of online tools provided by the Welsh Government, to develop digital skills. Hwb also provides the children with access to Encyclopedia Britannica, should they need to carry out research at home. Tools which support the children in developing their maths, literacy and programming skills are also accessible via the site. 

 

Elements of the ‘My St. Josephs’ umbrella, which was introduced in 2018, are completed using one of the tools available within Hwb.  The umbrella comprises of ‘My Profile’, ‘My Targets’, ‘My Voice’, ‘My Way’ and ‘My Challenge’. These are known as the ‘5 MYs’ and every child’s learning journey in Key Stage 2 will be evidenced through these. 


My Profile’ and ‘My Targets’ are both completed independently by the children on Hwb, using Microsoft Teams. These are to be updated throughout the year as part of their homework.

 

Microsoft Teams (accessed within Hwb and Office 365) is used as our main tool for developing digital skills and facilitating online collaboration within our school. Homework will often be set via the 'Assignments' tab. 

 

A link to Hwb, can be found under the 'Useful Links' section below. 

 

Useful Links

Other Useful Information

Spellings and Test Dates

The children will be tested on their spellings every Monday throughout the year.

The date of each test and the spellings they will be tested on are shown below in the table.

The children are expected to learn their spellings in preparation for each test.

09/09/19

16/09/19

23/09/19

30/09/19

07/10/19

14/10/19

21/10/19

11/11/19

18/11/19

25/11/19

02/12/19

09/12/19

16/12/19

06/01/19

13/01/19

20/01/2019

high

bright

brighten

fight

flight

frighten

light

lighten

might

night

scrap

scrape

shrimp

shrink

shrug

shred

splash

splice

spring

straight

bubble

scribble

cuddle

daddy

middle

muddle

paddle

puddle

riddle

saddle

bible

bundle

candle

dawdle

handle

Needle

noodle

poodle

chuckle

prickle

cloud

proud

around

found

ground

pound

round

sound

surround

wound

bow

allow

brow

cow

how

now

Brown

clown

crown

down

claw

draw

flaw

In-law

law

outlaw

paw

raw

saw

straw

blew

chew

crew

dew

drew

few

flew

grew

Jew

new

her

after

paper

water

herb

verb

term

stern

verse

under

car

far

star

hard

card

barge

large

dark

mark

market

fir

stir

bird

third

girl

swirl

twirl

firm

chirp

first

for

cord

fork

form

deform

storm

born

Corn

morning

torn

disturb

church

murder

murmur

burn

burnt

return

Saturn

turn

surprise

back

block

bake

brake

broke

chick

choke

click

crack

coke

bedroom

blackbird

bonfire

cloakroom

clockwise

cupboard

database

football

goalkeeper

goodnight

Joystick

outside

paintbrush

playground

popcorn

sandwich

tablecloth

upstairs

waterproof

weekend

27/01/20

03/02/20

10/02/20

24/02/20

02/03/20

09/03/20

16/03/20

23/03/20

30/03/20

20/04/20

27/04/20

04/05/20

11/05/20

18/05/20

01/06/20

08/06/20

refill

reform

refresh

refuse

repay

replace

replay

return

reuse

revisit

disable

disagree

disarm

disclose

discover

disease

disgrace

dislike

disobey

disorder

unable

unbeaten

unblock

uncover

uncut

undo

unfair

unfit

unfold

unhappy

misbehave

misdeal

misfire

mishear

mislead

misplace

misread

misspell

mistake

misunderstand

bony

flaky

greasy

lazy

nosy

prickly

rosy

scary

shiny

slimy

blindly

bravely

correctly

fairly

hardly

kindly

lively

lonely

loudly

proudly

boastful

careful

faithful

forgetful

grateful

handful

harmful

hateful

helpful

hopeful

ageless

careless

endless

fearless

helpless

homeless

hopeless

lifeless

painless

powerless

brighter

farmer

faster

fighter

lighter

neater

prouder

reader

slower

starter

baker

braver

closer

dancer

driver

larger

later

liner

maker

nicer

brightest

fastest

kindest

neatest

slowest

strongest

weakest

wildest

bravest

closest

addresses

angles

bubbles

churches

diseases

farmers

flowers

horses

houses

markets

burning

counting

discovering

disturbing

drawing

filtering

frightening

gleaming

hurting

murmuring

crying

drying

frying

prying

trying

applying

denying

hurrying

marrying

relying

closing

driving

Hoping

joking

liking

Lining

making

naming

poking

saving

assorted

battled

crowded

disobeyed

displeased

disturbed

drowned

flawed

frightened

marked

 

 

 

 

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