YEAR 4

Mrs Barnes and Miss Stell
YEAR 4

Spring Term 2019

Happy New Year to you all! We have had a great first week back. The children have been settled and worked hard.

This term, we are taking part in a whole-school writing project, based on the book, ‘The Matchbox Diary’ by Paul Fleischman. We look forward to seeing what lovely ideas this inspires in the children’s writing.

In Maths, our focus again will be the times tables, particularly the 7s and 12s. But the children should continue to practise all their tables at home.

Our topic this half-term is Rainforests, which has begun to excite the children already. Look out for ‘Creative Homework’ coming home soon.

In Science, we will be studying ‘States of Matter’, learning about and investigating changes in material.

Swimming continues on Mondays, and this term PE lessons are on Wednesdays, as we have a Tag Rugby coach in. The children should bring suitable clothing for outdoor PE lessons.

Please ensure your child continues to learn Spellings, which are taken home on Thursdays and tested the following Thursday. In addition, whilst the children are making good progress in their reading, they always benefit from reading at home independently and being heard read regularly. Reading books come home every night and should be brought in to school every day.

Later this term, Year 4 will be performing a play. We will welcome help with costumes nearer the time (these should be fairly easy!).

Thank you for your continued support.

Year 4 Team 

 

 

Harvest Celebrations

Thank you to everyone who attended our Harvest Celebrations.  We raised a fantastic £782.69 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Bride to be!

Very excited to be getting married during the half term holidays! Thank you to Mrs Webber who got me dressed up today - and well done to my class - you have made fabulous bridesmaids and best men; keeping my dress from getting dirty and wet on break time duty! My new...

Y4’s Harvest Festival

From rapping to rockin' & rollin' the year 4's did a fantastic job at their Harvest Festival. Photographs taken by a Y4 pupil.  

House Cross Country

The whole of key stage 1 and 2 took part in the first house event of the year - the awesome cross country course!.  All the competitors did a fantastic job completing the course and this year's winners were the amazing Swan house.  Well done everyone!

The annual water fight!!

Children across school had a fantastic afternoon with what has become an annual and very popular tradition, the Glynwood water fight! Great fun had by everyone, adults as well as the children.

Year 4’s had a blast on empty classroom day!

Both year 4 classes enjoyed being out of the classroom on empty classroom day. Here are some pics showing you their colourful scavenger hunt in the garden, and their fantastic natural artwork. What a great day! 🙂

Superb Science Week in Y4!

We've had a fantastic science week! We have learned so much about sound by doing lots of fun practical activities and investigations. We are now sound experts!!! We've also loved working with our visitors; Mr Gates from Joseph Swan and Technology Tom, who showed us...

Technology Tom

We had an amazing day working with Technology Tom. In the morning we had lots of fun watching his road show all about air. In the afternoon Key Stage 1 were treated to some more exciting activities.  They made rockets which they had to roll into shape, some found...

Super Structures in House Time.

As part of Science Week we worked together in Houses to build structures.  We had a variety of structures including Penshaw Monument, Grey`s Monuments and a Giraffe!        

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...

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