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.


Heart to Heart Concert at Joseph Swan

Our choir did us proud last night at the 'Heart to Heart' Concert at Joseph Swan.  The choir sang three of our own songs, as did choirs from Oakfield schools and Harlow Green.  We enjoyed listening to a wonderful band and buglers, run by Mr Miller, Head of Music at...

International day in Armstrong House

During the afternoon children from all over the school came to Mr Otterson's classroom to celebrate International Day.  Our country was Italy.  We made flags, pasta pictures and model Leaning Tower of Pisas out of spaghetti and marshmallows!  After the fun activities...

Counting our teeth in Y4RO!!

This half term we are studying teeth in Science. Our first lesson involved finding out about the different types of teeth we have. We used mirrors to help us count how many of each type of teeth we have just now. We realise that this will change over the next few...

Year 4 (SM&RO) Creative Topic Homework Project

Mrs Overman and I are very excited about this terms CREATIVE TOPIC HOMEWORK PROJECT. The children received their projects this week and all seemed very excited to get stuck in; making volcanoes and writing stories. We want to stress that you should do as much of this...

Y4 (SM) First day back of 2017!

Year 4 (SM) have had a great first day back! We blew the cobwebs away with some fantastic QUESTION MATRIX work for our new class read ... "The Iron Man" by Ted Hughes. The children are very excited and enjoyed creating their own questions today. We also did some super...

Carol Service at St. John’s Church

We finished the term with a wonderful Carol Service at St. John's Church on Friday afternoon. The KS2 children sang 6 traditional Carols beautifully and the story of Christmas was retold by Year 5 pupils, who spoke confidently and clearly. Well Done to all. Thank you...

Y4 SM’s Digestive Crazy Christmas!

Year 4 have loved learning about the digestive system this half term. We have had some FANTASTICALLY CREATIVE digestive system projects brought into school. WOW! Thank you to parent support with this project too. The children had fun at their Christmas party; danced...

Healthy Tuck Shop Reminder

Just a reminder that we have a tuck shop which runs 3 mornings a week for Key Stage 2 children. Our tuck shop is called Glynwood's Glorious Goodies. It is run by Year 5 children (with a little bit of help from Mrs Overman!). We sell 5 healthy snacks on Monday,...

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