We had great fun dressing up as different characters from stories – we also enjoyed reading and sharing some of our favourite books with one another!
This week, Year 4 participated in a Multiskills Tournament at Boldon School. In teams of ten, each group worked on a circuit of activities with a team challenge of acquiring as many points possible within three minutes. The children worked enthusiastically; demonstrating stamina and determination as well as amazing team spirit. Well done everyone in Year 4! All three teams scored highly and one of our teams was the overall winner of the tournament.
On Thursday 8th December the school choir and the children from Year 4 performed at St. Matthew’s Church in Jarrow.
The choir sang a selection of Christmas carols.
The Year 4 children performed a liturgical dance to a modern version of ‘In the Bleak Midwinter.’
All of the children were fantastic. Well done!
On Monday 26th September the Year 4 parents came in to work with their children. They enjoyed playing a place value game to see who could make the largest numbers. Then the children showed the adults how good they are at adding and subtracting to and from a 4 digit number.
Thank you very much to all who managed to attend.
Last Monday Year 4 spent a lovely day at Minsteracres Education Centre near Slaley, Northumberland. We started the day with a liturgy to remind us of the beauty of creation and to prepare us for the day ahead.
Then the children were split into three groups to perform a carousel of activities. Mrs Jordan stayed in the Education centre to help the children make collage crosses. Mrs Storey took children for walks in the beautiful woods, down by the lake and up to the chapel in the retreat centre. Mrs Toward worked with us in the Peace Garden, where we listened to nature around us before sketching plants, buildings and objects that interested us. After lunch we explored the grounds of the centre and we even managed to fit in a mini sport’s day practice!
What a wonderful peaceful day we had in Northumberland.
Year 4 News
All of the children in Year 4 have completed a ‘Kidsafe’ course. This is a series of sessions when they find out about keeping themselves safe in the world as well safe on line. Recently, the whole school watched a theatre company perform a play, which was also about keeping safe on line. We hope our children are experts at keeping themselves safe.
Year 4 Visit to Beamish 2016
On January 27th 2016 the children in Year 4 had a great day out at Beamish Museum. We watched an experiment about explosions in the mine and took part in a role play about life in the work-house in Victorian Times. Some of us dressed up as Victorian children to make our day out more realistic.
Year 4 Beamish Project
In Year 4 we are taking part in a special project with Beamish Museum. It is about the history of the Davy Lamp. It is 200 years since the Davy lamp was first used in mines like Hebburn Colliery. Last week Mr Wooley came to visit our classroom. We looked at old maps of Hebburn to see how the town has changed and we found out what life was like for the miners. It was very interesting. We are now looking forward to our visit to Beamish Museum.
Year 4 First Reconciliation Service
Last week 15 children from Year 4 made their first reconciliation at St. Joseph’s church. Father Adrian led the service where we listened to the parable of ‘The Prodigal Son’ and thought about some sorry prayers. After receiving the sacrament for the first time each child lit a candle on the altar as a symbol of Jesus’ light in our hearts. It was a peaceful and prayerful service and the children finished by singing ‘Father I have sinned’. We are very proud of these children.
The Prodigal Son by Rembrandt
As part of our work on The Lake District we have been finding out about the author Beatrix Potter. She wrote many stories about animals, including the famous Tale of Peter Rabbit. We wrote character descriptions about Peter, his sisters Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail as well as the nasty Mr. McGregor. Poor Peter Rabbit lost his blue jacket and leather shoes and Mr McGregor made them into a scarecrow.
We went out-side to look at our part of the school grounds. In our area we have three trees. They are young trees so they are not very big yet. One of the trees is completely bare because it has lost all of its leaves. One tree has some brown leaves left. The third tree still has quite a lot of green and yellow leaves. This is quite unusual to see at this time of the year but it is probably because we have had some warm weather recently.
We worked in pairs to measure objects around our classroom.