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Inspired by St. Gilbert, as God's family, we are growing strong in love and faith, becoming the best we can be.

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!




At the beginning of September, Year 4 began the Autumn term with the Ancient Greeks. It was an exciting topic and the children learned a lot about the culture and art, education, the different cities  such as Sparta and Athens and more besides. They learned about  how the Olympics started too! The topic ended with the Year 4 children taking part in a fantastic fun- filled Greek Day. 






Making Greek Vases and Our Greek Day

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This term we will be looking at fractions. So make sure you are using your fraction walls and finding the equivalent fractions.  Learn your times tables and your division facts too. Do visit Times Table Rock stars !  We will be doing statistics and of course addition and subtraction. 

Can you solve this puzzle?

1, 2, 3, 4


Using the digits 1, 2, 3 and 4 and +, - , x and ÷ symbols make the numbers from 1 to 30.

Each of the numbers has to be used every time, for example 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10.

Fractions ! Fractions! Fractions!

Some pictures of us creating an equivalent fraction wall in class.

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This week in Maths we did some chocolate fraction problem solving. There were three tables; one table had 3 bars of chocolate, another table had 2 bars of chocolate and another table had one bar of chocolate. We tried to work out which was the best table to visit in order for the chocolate to be shared out equally. We had to work logically to share out the chocolate. It definitely needed us to know our times table and division facts. 

Problem Solving

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 We are currently writing and learning about Explanation Texts. We will be producing excellent explanations about our guts and how they work. Reading Horrible Science Disgusting Digestion has been fun! We will also be looking at Diary writing from the view point of a child living in the rain forest.


Please continue to learn the Y3/Y4 common exception words. 



If any child in my class is interested in the Radio 2 Story Writing Competition then here is the website address:




Our RE topic is Life in the Local Church Community. We have looked at our school community and what this means to us at St Gilbert's. The children also belong to other communities such as their families, Cubs, Brownies, Dance and Football groups. 


This week we spoke about Jesus's community and how he choose the apostles. The children did some drama about this and some hot seating. Interesting discussions came out of this which lead to some big questions being developed. 


Drama - Choosing the Apostles

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Choosing the Apostles

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Its not very often we see snow in Salford, so Year 4 took the opportunity to have a little bit of fun.


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