Year 4 Class News

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Skipping ropes for sale

Posted on Wednesday 01 December 2021 by Mrs Taylor

This year we are continuing to work with Skipping School to develop the children’s skipping skills. Skipping School ropes (KS1 ropes and longer KS2 ropes) are now available to buy from the office.

I make healthy choices.

Posted on Tuesday 30 November 2021 by Miss Birch

Our living and learning statement this week is ‘I make healthy choices.’

As a school, we promote a happy and healthy lifestyle. In class, we have been discussing how, as individuals, we can maintain this lifestyle ourselves.

This includes eating and drinking healthily and keeping an active body and mind. We realised that if we didn’t do these things, we might start to feel a bit low in our body and especially, in our mind.

Eating and drinking healthily doesn’t necessarily mean we can ONLY eating broccoli and peas but it means having a balanced diet. This means we can choose to eat lots of healthy things and then sometimes, we can have a treat! We also discussed that we should be drinking 2 litres of water a day to stay hydrated.

Keeping an active body means getting an hour of exercise every day. Whether this is walking to or from school, during Wake-Up Shake-Up or during a PE lesson – this is really important.

Doing both of these things keeps our mind healthy and happy. The more healthy choices we make, the more our bodies will thank us for it later!

Ask your child how many portions of fruit and vegetables they should be eating a day!


Anti-bullying Week

Posted on Tuesday 30 November 2021 by Miss Birch

In last week’s living and learning session, we spoke about what bullying is and what we can do to prevent or stop it happening. Lots of children were already showing their support of anti-bullying week by wearing odd socks!

“Bullying is when you hurt someone physically or emotionally several times on purpose.”

Year 4 were already really knowledgable about bullying and how, as a class, we can continue to prevent this from happening. One of the most important things is: if bullying is happening to us, someone we know, or if we have seen or heard it happening to anyone, we must tell a teacher or a trusted adult.

We are all the same and we are all different.  We discussed this statement and decided that as humans, we all have similarities, we all have differences but the differences are something to be celebrated! As a class, we continue to celebrate each other as we believe this helps to acceptance and eliminate bullying.

Ask your child at home to tell what you what they should do if they are aware of any bullying!

Girls rugby opportunity

Posted on Wednesday 24 November 2021 by Mrs Taylor

Leos Junior Rugby Club are hosting a girls only training session, open to all girls in Reception to Year 6, on Sunday 28th November, with the aim of setting up a girls only rugby team in the area. Please see below for more information.

Cross country results

Posted on Tuesday 23 November 2021 by Mrs Taylor

The results have been checked and we are very pleased to announce that following the Leeds North East Cross Country Festival last week, Ewan (2nd – Year 5 boys) and Ralph (5th – Year 4 boys) are successfully through to the Leeds Cross Country Finals. What a great achievement to match their brilliant performances.

Commiserations to Billy (11th – Year 6 boys race), Zaid (20th – Year 6 boys race), Edris (15th – Year 6 girls race), William (12th – Year 3 boys race) and Zak (17th – Year 3 boys race) who narrowly missed out on qualifying.

Cross country stars

Posted on Monday 22 November 2021 by Mrs Taylor

What a great few days of cross country action! On Friday, twenty four Key Stage 2 children took part in the North East School Games Cross Country festival. It was great to be back competing after such a long break.

All the children put in 100% effort and we had some fantastic results which will hopefully mean a number of children will qualify for the Leeds finals once we hear the final results.

Thank you to parents who helped to accompany the children, to Allerton Grange for transporting us and lastly to all the children who competed so well and supported and encouraged each other.

I really enjoyed it.

I just enjoy running.

It was my first time but I just kept going.

It was tough but once I’d done it I felt like I’d achieved something.

It was really fun. It didn’t really matter where you came. You just tried your best.

On Saturday, a number of children took part in the Leeds Schools Athletics Association cross country race at Prince Henry’s, Otley. Well done to all children who took part and represented to school.  Once again, it was great to hear about the team spirit and support for each other.

Skipping School

Posted on Thursday 18 November 2021 by Miss Birch

Hello everyone,

Year 4 had a fantastic morning with Skipping School leader’s – Jodi and Katie.  They took the children through each step such as how to hold your skipping rope in a smile shape and when to jump after the rope clicks the floor. They then built up to doing complicated straddle jumps and crossing the skipping ropes! The children were great and picked up each skill with ease while working together and encouraging one another.


Year 4 will be participating in the Skipping School Competition after Easter which is all about getting moving and having fun while doing so! We will be practicing the skipping skills we learnt today, up until that point.

Help at home by getting the children skipping.

Let there be light!

Posted on Monday 08 November 2021 by Miss Birch


Year 4 had a great first week of the second autumn term after having (what sounds like!) a lovely half term break.

We began our new topic unit that will lead us up until Christmas and it is art! The children have been really looking forward to this as they love being creative. The two artists that we’re going to be focusing on are Martha McDonald Napaltjarri and Wassily Kandinsky. They both have their differences in terms of their heritage and style but we’ll be exploring all areas through reading and writing but most importantly art.

I was blown away during our first hands on art lesson! We had a go at observational drawing, which on first glance, did look quite tricky. However, the children focused on drawing exactly what they could see in front of them (an orange or pear) including how the light hit the object and how they could add texture.

Here are just a couple of the fantastic outcomes

Help at home by practising this skill. You can draw absolutely anything -even a potato!

Odd socks day

Posted on Monday 08 November 2021 by Mrs Taylor

Next week is Anti-Bullying Week.

This year’s theme is ‘One Kind Word’ and we will be taking part in Odd Socks Day on Monday 15 November.

Odd socks day is to raise awareness of our differences, individuality and personal choice. Come to school wearing your odd socks to celebrate what makes us all unique.

This year, the Junior Leadership Team have requested a voluntary donation of £1 on the day to raise money for our school charity, Dog’s Trust.

Thank you for your support.

Cross country

Posted on Sunday 07 November 2021 by Mrs Taylor

We are pleased to invite KS2 children to compete in an upcoming cross country race as part of the Leeds Schools Athletics Association cross country programme of Saturday morning races. Children will compete against pupils from other Leeds schools.

The race will take place at 10am on Saturday 20 November at Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Otley.

There are opportunities for Year 3 and 4 girls and boys (under 9) to race 900m and Year 5 and 6 girls and boys (under 11) to race 1500m. Once your child has completed their race, you are free to leave the event.

Please note, parents/carers are responsible for taking and supervising their child/children.

If your child is interested in taking part, please respond to the the message recently sent out.

We look forward to pupils representing our school at this event.

There will be one more Saturday morning race this year – Saturday 6 March 2022 at Middleton Park.

If you are unable to take part, you may want to join the free Sunday morning junior parkruns held locally at Roundhay Park, Temple Newsam and Boddington.