Skipping Festival

Last term, Year 4 participated in the Gateshead Schools Skipping Festival and it was a brilliant day had by all! We practiced very hard in the run up to the festival and it paid off as many children won silver and bronze certificates. Children took part in individual events, pair’s competitions and also big team skips! Although we did not place overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the day and it has helped us improve our skipping skills greatly!



Life of an Anglo Saxon monk.

Year 4 were lucky enough to have Richard come into class and talk to us about the life of an Anglo Saxon monk. We looked at their daily lives, what they eat and their jobs. We also had the opportunity to write our names with a quill and ink and played some Anglo Saxon games-…Continue Reading

Jarrow Hall

This week in Year 4, we were lucky enough to be able to visit Jarrow Hall and take part in a fun filled Anglo-Saxon day! The day began by dressing up as Anglo-Saxons and taking a walk through the working farm on the site,learning about what the animals would be used for back then. We…Continue Reading

Take A Seat

In Year 4 this half term, we have looked at chairs as the inspiration for our D&T topic. We have looked at different designs of chairs and what their purposes may be. We have designed chairs for different people and imagined what they would want from their chair. Last week, we went to the Shipley…Continue Reading

Year 4 trip to the Synagogue

As part of our work on Judaism last month, Year 4 visited the Synagogue in Gosforth. We had been looking at Holy Books in school, in particular the Torah, so we were very excited to see it in the flesh. When we arrived we were taken inside the main area of the synagogue, boys and…Continue Reading

Beamish Evacuees

A couple of weeks ago, Year 4 pretended they’d gone back in time to 1940 and were ‘evacuated’ to a farm in Beamish. Whilst there, the children were able to experience what life was like for an evacuee, learning about the jobs they would have to do on the farm and how to stay safe…Continue Reading

Good Samaritan Day

Last Friday our whole school took part in Good Samaritan Day.  The children in Year 2 decided to turn the story of the Good Samaritan into a song and a dance to make it more memorable and help them to remember all of the important details.  They worked with the children in Year 4 and…Continue Reading

Don’t say said!

In Literacy, Year 4 have been writing their own imaginary world stories. We have been reading Harry Potter to give us some ideas. This week we have looked at dialogue and how we make that interesting in our writing. We agreed that using ‘said’ too much can make our writing boring, so we banned it!…Continue Reading

No Pens Day!

For today’s No Pens Day, and as part of our Rights Respecting School Award, we looked at the rights of children throughout the world. The children had a good discussion about what their rights were and debated whether they were a basic need, something to keep them safe or freedom of expression. We had a…Continue Reading