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Ofsted 2016-2017
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James Brindley Community Primary School
‘Working together to fulfil potential’

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4


A warm welcome back and a Happy New Year to all! Firstly, Mrs Seddon and I would like to thank everyone who got us a Christmas present: It was very kind and much appreciated! We hope you all had a great holiday and are keeping all of your New Year resolutions. Thank you to all of the children who took part in our Geography Project over the Christmas Holidays. All of our models were absolutely fantastic and the children should be very proud. The three winning models are shown at the bottom of the page in our photos section: a huge congratulations to Caitlin, Jasmine W and Isabelle D.


Our topic this term is a science-based one focussing on living things and their habitats. Our focus is on our local environment so we will be exploring our local area around school before culminating our topic with a trip to Blackleach Country Park (details to follow later in the term). Our class assembly is one of the later ones this term and actually takes place next term on 21.04.17. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.



Thank you to all the parents and friends of our school who made it to our MAPAS performance last week. It was great to see so many faces cheering on our fantastic musicians. I have uploaded some photos and videos at the bottom of the page for those of you that couldn't make it. Next term, the children will be continuing with percussion instruments with a focus on African drumming.


As we prepare to finish for Christmas, we have lots of exciting events planned for the end of the term. We have our Christmas Carol Concert (15.12.16), the Christmas Fair (16.12.16) and Christmas Jumper Day (also 16.12.16) all packed into one fun-filled week! In our final week, we have our Christmas Party (20.12.16) and the panto! Our Christmas Party is Tuesday 20th December so don't forget to wear your party clothes. 



The past couple of weeks have been incredibly busy in year 4. We have welcomed various visitors into our school including the Stand Up Speak Against Bullying team who performed an interesting production about bullying. During Anti-bullying Week (w/b 07.11.16) we made posters about how to spot the different types of bullying and what we should do about it. We also wrote kennings about bullies and performed them to Mr Moore. Photos of our posters can be found at the bottom of the page. On 14/11/2016 Rabbi Coleman and some year 6 pupils visited our school. They introduced us to some of the 613 laws of Judaism and we explored some important items to the Jewish faith. We enjoyed tasting bread that Jews enjoy on the Shabbat.  


We are looking forward to seeing as many parents and friends of year 4 on Wednesday 7th December for our MAPAS performance. Details of this event were sent home in a letter which can be obtained from the office or found on this page under 'Useful Documents'.



We had a brilliant final week of Autumn 1. We enjoyed our Spooky Day, dressing up in our outfits and tucking into a spooky lunch. On Tuesday 18th October we enjoyed a morning of sport with two special visitors to our school. The children completed 4 physical exercises and were later invited to an assembly with James Denny who spoke to us about the importance of working hard to achieve our goals. We really enjoyed our fitness session and were stunned by James' somersault! Videos and photos can be found at the bottom of the page.


Thank you to all of our friends and family who could make it to our celebration assembly at the end of last month. The children loved sharing their experiences and learning with you all and it was great to see so many friendly faces. I have uploaded a video of the highlights of our canal trip alongside some photos which were shown during the assembly if you were unable to make it.


Recently, we have been lucky enough to benefit from another pair of hands in Year 4 and to celebrate Mrs Johnson's final day the children learnt and performed 'Let's Dance'. To see videos of the class in action, please take a look at our photos and videos at the bottom of the page.



A very warm welcome back to school and to Year 4. I hope you've had a lovely summer break and are excited to join the year 4 team. 

Term 1 is a Geography-based topic across the school and ours is exploring Cities and Rivers - therefore if you would like to conduct any research at home, then please feel free!  Our Learning Challenge this term is 'Where would you choose to build a city?'. To kickstart our topic, the children will be visiting Worsley Village for a tour along the canal and a walking tour. Your child will receive a letter on the first day back which must be returned by Friday 09 September with written permission. Spare copies can also be downloaded below or requested from the office.


Children will be attending swimming every Thursday starting the first week back. Details of swimming lessons were sent in a letter which can be found below. Any questions, do not hesitate to contact myself, Mrs Seddon or Mrs Devney.


Due to swimming, P.E. takes place on MondaysPlease make sure PE kit is in school at all times and that all items have your child's name in them.


Homework will be given out as a whole school in the coming weeks. A timetable and homework expectations can be found below, please familiarise yourself with this information in order for us to ensure the finest of work is received before the homework deadline. It may also be useful to look through the 'Year 4 end of year expectations' below.


I look forward to another successful year with you and your children. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to me or make an appointment.


Thank you for your continued support


Miss Sunderland


Dates for your diary:

Class Assembly: 21.04.17


Bridgewater Hall: 2.7.17

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MAPAS Music Evening at The Lowry 26.6.17

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MAPAS Music evening 26.6.17

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Picture 1 Year 4 boys before the cross country race
Picture 2 Britisih Values Week - Democracy
Picture 3 NSPCC visit 24.01.17
Picture 4 Isabelle D winning model
Picture 5 Caitlin winning model
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MAPAS performance

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MAPAS Performance 07.12.16

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Anti-Bullying Work

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Rabbi Coleman visits Year 4

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Sports for Schools - Olympic Visit

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Let's Dance

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Canal Trip Part 3

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Canal Trip Part 2

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Alphabet Bridge

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Previous cohorts: photos and videos

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Year 4 Samba Drumming
Many thanks and a huge well done to all of our year 4 children who recently performed at the Lowry and Walkden de Janeiro. Here is a short clip of our samba band performing on the bandstand at Walkden de Janeiro on Sunday
Picture 1 Winning Model 4H - Alexandra Bridgford
Picture 2 Winning Model 4H - Cameron Hall
Picture 3 Winning Model 4H - Ella Tipping
Picture 4 Winning Model 4H - Fern Rothwell
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Picture 26 Winning Model 4H - Lucy Thompson
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Picture 30 Winning Model 4S - Abbeygayle Luty
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Picture 32 Winning Model 4S - Joe Ford
Picture 33 Winning Model 4S - Joshua Harris
Picture 34 Winning Model 4S - Marissa Caldwell
Picture 35 Winning Model 4S - Matthew Greenwood