South American Art

This term Year 4 have been researching South America in Humanities as part of their Our World topic. This week we have looked at the work of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist famous for her self-portraits and her depiction of strong women in her work. She had quite a tough life, she suffered from polio and was also badly injured in a tram crash so she spent a lot of her life on her own. Her work was known for including animals as she was very keen on them. As a class we looked at some of her work and talked about how we felt about it.

Afterwards, we used clay to make our own models of monkeys, an animal she painted quite often and an animal that we have talked about a lot in our discussion about the rainforest. The children worked very hard on the models and thoroughly enjoyed working with clay. They are looking forward to bringing the models home to show you.

The story of Rang-tan

This week in Year 4, we have been learning about the rainforest and, in particular, deforestation. We have watched documentaries and discussed what it is and why it is such a problem in our world. Throughout the week we have discussed big questions such as: Are animals as important as humans? Should people care more…Continue Reading

Exploring Saltwell Park

Last week, Year 4 visited Saltwell Park for a combined Science and Art experience. In Science we have been looking at Living Things and their Habitats so it was important that we viewed that first hand in our local area. We enjoyed looking at the nature in the park and discovering the different types of…Continue Reading

Welcome to Year 4!

Year 4 have gotten off to a roaring start this year at Corpus Christi. We have been so busy learning lots of new things, we had almost forgotten to tell you about them! In Literacy, we have been learning lots of new features to include in our writing, for example, fronted adverbials and prepositional phrases.…Continue Reading

Refugee Week

During ‘Refugee Week’, Year 4 were visited by CAFOD volunteer Maria who helped us to understand the struggles and challenges faced by Refugees and Migrants fleeing their homes. We imagined that we were a family, leaving our home behind. We thought about the key items that we could pack– with some of us thinking practically…Continue Reading

Refugee Week Liturgy

As Refugee Week came to a close, we planned a beautiful   Liturgy to reflect on the messages and learning that we had shared together, and also celebrated our efforts of ‘Sharing the Journey’ with Refugees and Migrants. We reflected on how we all belong to a Communion of Saints and rejoiced in our efforts to…Continue Reading

Year 4 Share the Journey

  Inspired by Pope Francis’ call for us to love our global neighbours, Year 4 took part in the ‘Share the Journey’ campaign to show support and solidarity to Refugees and Migrants. As a class, we walked 49 miles to support the global campaign to walk 24,900 miles which is the distance around the Earth.…Continue Reading

Football Philosophy

Throughout the Year, Year 4 have taken part in Philosophy 4 Children enquiries. They have enjoyed developing their thinking and questioning skills, making mature and insightful links to ‘Big ideas’ in the world. The class love their enquiries as they can be creative, work with children whom they might not normally work with and are…Continue Reading