Mrs Barnes and Miss Stell

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.


Cooking in our pyjamas!!

Friday was Day for Change, when all of the children wore their pyjamas for school to raise money for two charities. Year 4 did some cooking in their pyjamas, as a farewell treat for Jack who is moving to another...

Glynwood Games Year 3 and 4

 What a fantastic morning everyone in Year 3 and 4 had at Glynwood Games! The sun shone and athletes and spectators were a credit to our school. Glynwood came a very well deserved 2nd in both years. Well done...

Music workshop fun!!!

Key stage 2 had a great Wednesday morning when the music workshop visited Glynwood.  The topic was Pop music through the decades.  The staff and pupils had a great time singing and dancing to songs from Elvis, the Beatles, Kylie Minogue and One...

Making Dinosaurs in Year 4

On Friday 24 May Year 4 had a messy but fun afternoon making dinosaurs using recycled materials  with their parents and carers....

Year 3 and 4 continue to enjoy science club

Some of the Year 3 and 4 children have been enjoying more of their science club sessions. Here they are today after making bubble bath and their own sherbet. Mmm, delicious. There will be 2 more sessions for this group after the...

Windy Litter Picking

Year 4 had a visit from some people who work for Gateshead Council to help the children understand how dangerous discarded cigarette end can be. We listended to and discussed a story about some shops being destroyed by fire caused by a discarded cigarette. We then...

Trumpet lessons in Year 4

Year 4 children are doing really well with their trumpet playing after almost 8 months of lessons! The children can all play several tunes and read music! Do we have a new Dizzy Gillespie in the...

Year 4 Easter boxes

Just before the Easter holidays, we made Easter boxes. We had to decorate the boxes with an Easter theme, then fold and stick them to make a box. We put two chocolate bunnies in and gave them to friends or family members as...

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