Mini-beast Art

To compliment our science topic ‘Living things and their habitats’, we produced some Mini-beast inspired art. We were lucky enough to be visited by Jenny Ulyatt, a professional water-colour artist. We looked at different photographs of insects and practised some observational drawing looking at shapes and patterns. Next, we practised mixing watercolours on a piece of parchment paper and used leaves to add texture to our paintings. After some practise, we felt ready to decorate our mini-beasts and produced some eye-catching, detailed paintings that will proudly hang in our classroom.

Dance Festival

  Before the holidays, Year 4 proudly represented Corpus Christi at the Gateshead SSP Dance Festival at the Sage. To prepare, they rehearsed weekly and even designed and made their own colourful tie-dye creations to add a splash of colour to their ‘Joseph’ performance. On the night, the children smiled, bounced and jived their way…Continue Reading

Jarrow Hall

During our exciting trip to Jarrow Hall we explored the life of an Anglo-Saxon farmer. As we walked around the farm, we discussed the crops that Anglo-Saxons grew as well as the animals that they reared and what their uses were. We explored a replica Anglo-Saxon village, enjoying exploring the Chief’s house. We looked at…Continue Reading

A day in the life of an Anglo-Saxon Monk

This week, Year 4 were very excited to be visited by ‘That History Bloke’ Richard. We learned all about the different jobs that Anglo-Saxon Monks did each day realising just how important and influential Anglo-Saxon monks were. We explored the writings of an Anglo-Saxon Monk as it is thanks to their writings that historians (like…Continue Reading

French Weather Report

La météo dans Paris In French this half term, year 4 have been learning how to talk about the weather building up to writing their own news report about the weather in France. The class practised reading their reports out loud and then confidently performed their reports to the class. Madame Hawkins was incredibly impressed…Continue Reading

A Taste of Italy

Year 4 were lucky enough to visit Pizza Express this week for an Italian pizza-making workshop as part of their Design and Technology topic. Before the trip, the class had been learning about herbs, seasonality of vegetables and thinking about healthy diets so this was the perfect opportunity to show that Pizza can (thankfully) be…Continue Reading

Our Local Parish

In our RE topic this half term we are exploring themes of community and responsibility. Last week, we looked at our Parish newsletter to reflect on how members of the Corpus Christi community are committed to serving others. We listened to the words of Bishop Seamus and made a commitment to being ‘cogs’ of the…Continue Reading

Anglo Saxon Artefacts

Year 4 have been busy historians this week when exploring a variety of unusual and interesting Anglo-Saxon artefacts. We have thought about how ‘digging up the past’ helps us to learn about the Anglo-Saxon culture and explored the difference between primary and secondary sources of information. We thoroughly enjoyed handling lots of interesting artefacts with…Continue Reading

Edible Garden

Year 4 spent the afternoon learning all about herbs as part of their Design and Technology topic ‘Edible Gardens’. They were presented with different herbs and had to use their observation skills (and sense of smell!) to try and correctly name each herb from mint to basil. After naming the herbs, they created a fact-file…Continue Reading

Christmas Crafts

Year 4 were lucky enough to visit the Shipley Art Gallery again this half-term, this time for some festive fun to get them into the Christmas spirit. The children thoroughly enjoyed making their own Christmas decorations each with their own unique designs that I hope they will hang with pride on their Christmas trees for…Continue Reading