Thanks be unto God for this unspeakable gift. 2 Corinthians 9:15
Today we put our baubles on the school Christmas tree. We wrote out our Christmas wish and put it into the bauble along with some sparkles. We hope that our wishes come true and donations help the Neonatal ward at Birmingham Women's Hospital.
Food Bank Donations
But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? 1 John 3:17
As it is the first Friday of Advent, today we collected food for local foodbanks and wore our own clothes as a treat for doing so. Here are the masses of food that we have collected as a school!
Well done Year 4 and everyone at St Rose - we never fail to get together and help those who need it most. You should be very proud of yourselves for doing something very admirable.
An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. Proverbs 18:15
In Year 4, we are lucky enough to have the opportunity to learn how to play the ukulele. Here are some shots of us in action this week...
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. Proverbs 9:9
Today in Science, we discovered how wonderful water is! We did 3 experiments whereby we observed the changes to water's state.
Observing water vapour condense (gas --> liquid) and ice melt (solid --> liquid)
We observed steam (water vapour) from boiling water condense as it hit the cold baking tray.
We investigated what happens to ice when salt is poured on top of it and found that not only does it melt (solid --> liquid) but also crystalises (liquid --> solid)
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Today was our first of three days of wearing a step tracker to count our steps for the day. We totted our totals up at the end of the day and together walked a whopping 149644 steps!
Here are some photos of us in action today (mostly from our Daily Mile, where we tried extra hard to do more than our usual 19 laps)...
CHILDREN IN NEED 2020
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. Proverbs 3:27
Today we donated £1 to Children In Need and wore our own clothes as a treat for contributing to a great cause!
As a school, we raised a whopping £197! Well done to all the children
REMEMBRANCE DAY 2020
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands. Psalm 143:5
Today we celebrated Remembrance Day by joining Mass with Father Gary and showing our respect by taking part in the 2-minute silence.
We also read 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae and drew poppies over the top to depict the battlefields after the war had ended.
How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. Proverbs 16:16
Today, in our Science lesson, we learnt all about what materials are made up of; particles. We looked at the differences in these particles in solids, liquids and gases and the different properties that these materials have. We then demonstrated how these particles look within the three different materials:
ADOPTING A JAGUAR
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. Colossians 1:16
As part of our Science lesson, we researched endangered animals and what we can do to help them. We were so shocked at the man-made dangers to these wonderful animals, that we decided we needed to do something to help. So, we went on the WWF website and adopted one of these endangered species. We had a class vote and all agreed upon adopting a Jaguar. These animals are facing endangerment every day; with their habitat (Amazon rainforest) being deforested every minute (3 football pitch sizes of which) and hunters poaching for paws, teeth and other parts, etc.
We were thrilled to have been able to make a difference by adopting these animals, which will provide WWF with the resources and support to be able to put an end to all of this.
We will continue to help endangered species by doing regular research and raising awareness of the dangers.
Well done Year 4, you have done something really special!
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32
Today we celebrated Mental Health Awareness day, although it is tomorrow. We spent time discussing our differences and similarities and how important it is to look after ourselves (as well as reaching out to others) by taking time out to be mindful. We then took a few minutes to draw our happy places (parks, beaches, forests, etc.) to some relaxing music, which was a lovely way to start our day. We will be following a Mindfulness Calendar for the next 2 weeks as to make sure we are taking time to be mindful.
Here are some photos of what we got up to:
Today was our second Ukulele lesson using the ukuleles. We learnt what each string was called and then practised plucking each one by playing different songs.
Here are some photos of us in action:
As part of our focus on 'The Firework-Maker's Daughter' in English, we are going to be writing our own instructions on how to make a firework. In order to do this, we needed to make our own fireworks! Today, we used recycled materials to construct our own fireworks whilst writing down the steps we took in which to make them. Tomorrow, we will be using this information to plan our instructional writing.
"He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers." Exodus 35:35