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.

 

Science Week

Our Science week is well under way and we are all having fun.  So far we have had explosions, lava lamps, popping pop corn, melting foods, flying objects, sound walks and gloop.  We have lots of fun activities planned with a visit from Technology Tom tomorrow.  This...

Year 4’s Topic Trip to Housesteads Roman Fort

The year 4's enjoyed a trip to Housesteads Roman Fort yesterday. Despite the weather being rather rainy and cold, it didn't dampen their spirits, the children explored with smiles on their faces! Well done everyone 🙂 Miss Mordey, Mrs Webber, Mrs Overman and Ms Ali ...

A wonderful KS2 Sports Day!

Staff, children and families had a lovely time on our fields as the KS2 Sports Day took place! There was running, relay, bean bag balancing, falling over (the sack race!) and skipping. The efforts made by all children was wonderful to see, and we were very proud of...

Glynwood Games Glory!

On Friday, was the 15th annual running of the Glynwood Games.  It was touch and go if it would take place because of the weather, but thankfully the rain held off and a fantastic day of athletics was seen by all.  Congratulations go to Year 5 who won their year group...

Fun in the sun at Saltwell Park.

On the last day before the half term holidays over three quarters of our school went to Saltwell Park for the Gateshead schools fun run event.  Children and teachers from year 1,2,3,4 and 6 all ran the one mile course and did a fabulous job representing the school. ...

Y4’s read and share day!

Both year 4 classes enjoyed a read and share day today. The children began their day with an hour sponsored read. All sponsorship money contributed will go towards buying new books for our library. They then shared their own innovated stories, with a peer from the...

Basketball House Event

Yet more sporting success at Glynwood this afternoon. The children from Year 1 to Year 6 took part in an afternoon of competitive basketball activities. Everyone cheered each other on and worked very hard in their teams. Well done everyone!...

Fantastic World Book Day bookmarks

As part of World Book Day celebrations, children took part in a competition to design a bookmark. The entries were fantastic and it was tough to decide. But here are some of the winners with their amazing bookmarks all ready to use. Hope you enjoy your prizes. Well...

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