YEAR 4

Mrs Barnes and Miss Stell
YEAR 4

Autumn Term 2018

Welcome to Year 4. We hope you have had a lovely summer break and the children are refreshed and ready to work hard and enjoy the new learning experiences Year 4 has to offer.

Our topic this term is Northumberland and we will be studying maps, castles, islands and coastline and famous local people. We will be visiting the Farne Islands and Bamburgh soon.

In English, we have started to read the Michael Morpurgo novel, The Wreck of the Zanzibar and have planned lots of reading and writing opportunities from the book. The children will continue to access the Accelerated Reader Scheme and we welcome your support in encouraging your children to read daily at home.

In Maths, there will be a focus throughout the year on learning and practising the times tables up to 12 times, this is the first year in which Year 4 children across the country will be tested on their knowledge of times tables.

In Science, we will be studying living things and their habitats.

We have been lucky in securing whole class trumpet tuition from the local authority for both Year 4 classes.

Swimming will continue to be on Mondays this year with Miss Stell’s class returning at 4.15pm, this half term. Please ensure your child brings, swimwear, goggles and a towel. Children should also bring in a labelled PE kit at the beginning of the week and take home for washing on a Friday.

If you have any concerns or queries then please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 4 team.

 

Glynwood Choir sing their hearts out!

Glynwood Choir put on a wonderful performance at St Mary's Cathedral, singing with passion and enthusiasm in front of an audience of 400! The show was arranged by Felling Male Voice Choir, and also included singing from St Peter's Primary School and the Swing Bridge...

Year 4 Trumpet Skills

Since joining Year 4, the children have been lucky enough to have trumpet lessons with Mr Rushton. Week by week they are learning how to play new notes, as well as learning about timing and rhythm. We look forward to performing in front of an audience...

Golf in Y4SJ

Year 4 enjoyed a new sport in school today. They practiced accuracy, chipping and driving. We have some potential golf super stars... Watch out Tiger...

Awesome Athletes

On Friday, 20 children from across key stage 2 took part in the Gateshead Athletics Festival.  It was a lovely day and the pupils were extremely well behaved and a credit to the school.  There were silver medals for Charlie Adamson and Emily Daglish and gold medals...

Science & DT Week in Y4SJ

In Science we have been investigating elastic energy, fulcrums and electrical circuits. We've had fun with Roman Catapults, spaghetti structures, kite building and designing an electrical toy in DT. We loved Professor Brainstorm and the LiQuId NiTrOgEn! Science is Fun...

Let’s go fly a kite!

What an amazing house afternoon we all had making and flying kites. Thank you to everyone who took part....

Science Week 2018

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Swans glide to victory!

Yesterday saw the annual house trophy won by the magnificent children of Swan house in the key stage 2 sports day.  It was a fabulous day with some amazing competition from all the participants who should be proud of their efforts.  Well done everyone! 1st Swan 2nd...

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