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Yr 4SM

Spellings - Summer 2


Please find spelling overview for this half term. The children are tested every Thursday.



Thursday 23rd June 2023 - Tennis


We were very lucky to practice our tennis skills with the fantastic coaches from Bowdon Lawn Tennis Club! 

Sports Day 2022

W/B 20th June 2022 - Daily Sports Challenges


This week, our school are taking part in a five-day sports week. Every day, each year will receive two sports challenges, and take part to see what scores they can get. On Monday, year 4 took part in a gymnastics and balance challenge. For the gymnastics, each child had to hula hoop for as long as possible and for the balance, everybody saw how long they could balance on one leg for. Some children were even able to hula hoop and balance for one minute, earning them a ‘gold medal’ score.


Emma Jones, 4SM

Monday 20th June 2022 - Skateboarding and Circuit Training


As part of Sports Week, we have been lucky to have Paralympian, Beverly Jones, come and run a circuit training session. We also have had a morning of skateboarding - we enjoyed trying a new sport! 

Friday 17th June - Olympic Torches and Clay Pot Monsters


On the 17th June, our class had a morning full of art - making Olympic batons and painting clay pot monsters. The clay creatures were part of our English lesson because our focus for a few weeks has been science fiction. The Olympic batons were made for the cross country team to run to Clover Lea Primary School with. They were made out of recycled materials such as cardboard, newspapers and bottles. 

By Emma Jones

Monday 9th May - Viking Laws


As part of our topic lesson we learnt about Viking Laws. We explored how the trials worked and learnt about some of their very cruel punishments.

Thursday 5th May 2022 - Circuit Experiment 


Our Science topic for this half term is Electricity. In our science lesson today, we looked at if a material is an insulator of electricity or a conductor of electricity. 

Thursday 17th March 2022 - STEAM Day


As part of our STEAM day today, we explored the question - ‘is there life out there?’. To link our learning to our science topic, Teeth and Digestion, we thought about what astronauts would eat when in space. We looked at how calories work and the suitable intake of calories per day for men, women and children. We developed our knowledge further by designing our very own balanced meal making sure we would be able to sustain ourselves. From all our learning in the day, we then had the task to design a space meal. We used our knowledge of food groups and taste buds to create our own space food. We designed the meal and the packaging too! 

Tuesday 15th March 2022 - VR Workshop


To explore our STEAM topic further, we had a VR workshop today. We explored how wonderful our solar system is and learnt a lot of interesting facts. 

Thursday 10th February 2022 - Egyptian Felting Workshop

Today, we made our very own felt artwork inspired by Egyptian landscape. We learnt where wool comes from and how we can use the wool to create pictures. We rolled, stretched, pulled, mixed and cut the wool to our landscapes. 

Monday 7th February 2022 - Mindfulness Workshop


As part of Mental Health Week, we were lucky to have a Mindfulness workshop today. We explored what happens when we feel a range of feelings and emotions. Then we looked at understanding them and how to help ourselves feel better. 

Monday 31st January - Tuesday 1st February 2022 - STEAM Day 2 


We have been very lucky to have another STEAM day this week! This half term's question was 'How could we get into space?'. We looked at the different ways we can travel into space, such as jet packs, balloons and of course rockets! We discussed if our suggestions would work and what problems would occur. We finally decided that rockets were the best way to get us 'out of this world'! We then spent some time looking at rockets and took inspiration from various designs, looking at the aerodynamics and adding wings, to ensure we create the most effective rocket! We then got to launch our rockets, using white vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and water (and a very wet Mr Odell!). Take a look at some of the photos from the day and even a video of one of our rocket launches! 

Rocket Launch...

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Monday 24th January 2022 - Mummifying Oranges


As part of our Egyptian topic, we have been learning the importance of mummification. To help us understand the process better, we have mummified oranges! 🍊

Monday 17th January 2022 - Egyptian silhouettes


As part of our topic lesson, we designed and painted our very own landscapes of Ancient Egypt. We used watercolours to paint the backgrounds and black card to create silhouettes. 

Wednesday 15th December 2021 - T’was the Night before Christmas 


The children have written their own versions of the poem, T’was the Night before Christmas. We practiced our rhyming skills. 


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Saturn 1

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Saturn 2

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Week 6 - English Word Mats

Thursday 2nd December 2021 - The Ministry of Chocolate 


We were very lucky to be visited by the Ministry of Chocolate. We explored the world of chocolate, looked at its history, how it’s made, tested some chocolate and even got to make our own chocolate! And now are all Level 10 chocolatolglists!

Thursday 25th November 2021 - STEAM Day


We have been very creative today. It is STEAM day and we have been given the task to create the planet of Uranus using felt and our sewing skills. Take a look at the photos and the processes we did to create our final masterpiece! 

Friday 19th November 2021 - Geography Awareness Week 


This week is Geography Awareness Week! Throughout the week, we have completed a range of activities linking to Geography. We have learnt some Cantonese and even learnt why purple isn’t used in flags! As part of one of our activities, we were given the task of researching a country in the continent of South America. We then went over to Nursery to share our findings. We had a wonderful afternoon! 🌍

Thursday 18th November 2021 - Lantern Workshop


We have been very lucky today as we had a lantern workshop! We demonstrated patience, resilience and creativity as we worked together to make lanterns. Miss Shah was very impressed with how hard you all worked today! On Saturday 20th December, there will a lantern parade in Altrincham, where the children can take their lanterns for the parade. 

Tuesday 16th November 2021 - Anti-Bullying Workshop


We had a fantastic anti-bullying workshop today. We did a range of drama activities and learnt about how kindness can spread through our actions and words. 

Also as part of anti-bullying week, we created our very own Stamford Park Primary School anti-bully superheroes! We were very creative and came up with some fantastic super powers. 

Friday 12th November 2021 - Remembrance Service


We walked to our local parish church, St Peters for a Remembrance service. We planted our poppies and listened to the service in church. 

Thursday 11th November 2021 - Remembrance Day


As part of Think about it Thursdays, we made Remembrance Day window display. We talked about why poppies became the international flower of remembrance. 

Friday 5th November - Firework Poems in French 


Today in French we wrote poems about fireworks! We explored a range of colours in French and then wrote a poem. 

School Council Fundraising


This year, the school council would like children to create Christmas Cards and support Mission Christmas. 


Firstly, the children have been asked to make cards for people who may be lonely and isolated this Christmas. These should be done on card, be colourful and have a nice poem/message inside. Please return them to school for Thursday 11th November.


Secondly, we are supporting Mission Christmas in partnership with HITS radio. They send gifts to children who are less fortunate and otherwise wouldn't receive gifts at Christmas. Any donations would be gratefully received. Please remember to wrap and label the present with the appropriate age group. The deadline for gifts is Friday 10th December.  


Gift ideas are in the following age groups: 


0-3 years old - Teddies, Musical Toys, My First Toys, Rattles, Books, and Play Mats.

3-5 years old - Cars, Dolls, Jigsaws, Dress Up Items, Playdoh, Colouring Books and Pencils.

5-7 years old - Lego, Art and Craft Sets, Skipping Ropes, Make Your Own Photo Frame, Snow Globe, Jewellery Set, Action Figures and Board Games. 

7-9 years old - Footballs, Board Games, Remote Control Toys and Stationery Sets
9-12 years old - Board Games, Make Up Sets and Nail Varnish

Thursday 14th October 2021 - Classifying Invertebrates.


Today in Science we went around the school and searched for invertebrates. We found a great a variety of them! We then carefully brought them back to the classroom to classify them.

Thursday 14th October 2021 - Harvest Assembly 


The children did a fantastic job with the assembly! We hope you enjoy it! 



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Thursday 7th October 2021 - National Poetry Day 


Today is National Poetry Day. We have been reading a range of poems and we even learnt ‘Windy Nights’ by Robert Louis Stevenson off my heart! Have a watch of our video. You can ask us at home to recite it to you - we have got actions too!