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.

 

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

Our Science Week is well under way and we are all having lots of fun.  So far we have had gloop, forces investigations, static puppets, flying objects, bubble making and lots more.   We have lots of fun activities planned this week including our house time making and...

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...

Year 4’s trip to Housesteads Roman Fort

Housesteads Roman Fort is the remains of an auxiliary fort on Hadrian's Wall. The year 4's had a wonderful day learning how to be Roman Soldiers, walking along the top of Hadrian's Wall and exploring the fort! A great day of fun and learning had by all!  Thank you...

Y4SJ Looked “FABULOUS” today to celebrate the Royal Wedding!

Today's Math lesson involved being a wedding planner: budgeting for a wedding and doing lots of wedding calculations.  The children became "best men" and "maids of hounour" during their English lesson, writing speeches and reading them aloud. During the afternoon...

French Day Tuesday 13th March

Just a little reminder that it is our annual French Day celebration next week. Children can come dressed in blue, white and red for the French flag or in French costume if they would like to! Year 3-6 will be taking part in French crepe cooking workshops with Nick the...

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