Croeso i Blwyddyn Pedwar/Year 4.
The children in Year 4 have settled into the Autumn Term brilliantly, and with great ease. We have got to grips with learning and have been very busy investigating our first topic on the theme of ‘Celebrating Differences.’ Year 4 have worked closely with the children in Year 3, and have been hard at work learning all about the Hindu faith and the festival of Diwali. We had great fun taking part in a workshop all about various Hindu Festivals, and even took part in celebrations to mark Diwali. We took part in a range of activities including creating beautiful clay diva lamps, cooking sweet treats and learning dances for Diwali celebrations. We also used the beautiful nature in our Forest School area to design some beautiful Rangoli patterns. We enjoyed presenting our learning about Hindu festivals to the rest of the children in school and our parents at our whole school service at St. Mary’s Church. As part of this service, we offered our donations of essential food and toiletry items to help those in need at Wrexham Food Bank.
At the start of term, we were lucky enough to take part in an online workshop with a man called Greig from the Charity 52 Lives, School of Kindness. We learnt about the Science of kindness and created cards, songs and posters to show kindness to a little boy the charity supports, called Harry. We hope we cheered him up and were able to spread our kindness!
Our Jigsaw PSHE lessons have followed the theme of ‘Being Me in My World’ and we have focused lots of our learning on The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We explored who we are as children, our rights, and the responsibilities of the Governments in charge to help facilitate them. We understand the importance of pupil voice and democracy in school and have voted in our class representatives for the various committees. Children were asked to prepare a speech for as to why they think they would be the best candidate for the role, and present it to the children in Years 3 and 4. We voted and elected representatives for the School Council, Eco Council and for the Criw Cymraeg. The representatives now attend regular meetings, and we are working together to make our school the best place it can possibly be!