Three Wise Men

This week in Year 4 we have been learning about the journey of the Three Wise Men. We learned how Herod tried to trick the men into telling him where the baby Jesus was but that the Three Wise Men did not reveal the information and returned home by another route. We reflected on this whilst we used watercolour paint to create a piece of art inspired by the story.

Year 4 Lifesavers

Year 4 has had an exciting week already so far, focussing on life saving skills. Some of the children were asked by their swimming teachers to wear pyjamas for this week’s lesson. This was in order for them to learn the practicalities of water safety if ever they found themselves in a dangerous situation. Later…Continue Reading

It’s a Chocopocalypse!

Yesterday we met the author, Chris Callaghan, and heard all about his book – ‘The Great Chocoplot’ as part of the Northern Children’s Book Festival. Chris was very engaging and there were lots of opportunities for the children to ask him questions and take part in activities. We were lucky enough to hear him read…Continue Reading

Reconciliation Liturgy

On Friday, Year 4 reflected on their Reconciliation topic by holding a liturgy in the hall. They planned the liturgy in small groups and then, as a class, decided on which one they felt best represented their response to the topic. The liturgy was held on No Pens Day, so the response and the mission…Continue Reading

Children in Need 2019

This morning, as part of our Children in Need activities, Year 4 participated in a fitness session. It was led online by Joe Wicks, a celebrity fitness trainer. After some technical difficulties, we managed to get going and completed a HIIT session which included squats, star jumps, running (on the spot), marching slow burpees and…Continue Reading

Using materials

Today in Year 4, we have been creating different 3d effects using different materials. This is all in preparation for us to design and build our own chair later this term. The creativity and concentration in these photographs is fantastic! RR: Article 29 – Having the right to develop talents and abilities.Continue Reading

Mapping Skills

In Year 4’s Humanities lessons we have moved on from studying Europe to focus on one country in particular, France. The children have been working on improving their map reading skills, using coordinates and compasses to locate France and it’s major towns, cities, rivers and mountains. In the coming weeks we will be comparing the…Continue Reading

Book Creator

Year 4 had a brilliant session today using an app called Book Creator. The app was used to create their own ‘book’ based on a topic we covered last term, Europe. In the app, they learnt how to add and change text, insert images and add voice recordings and video. They were briefly introduced to…Continue Reading

Autumn Leaves

After collecting a lot of leaves in the park last week, Year 4 used oil pastels to draw them in school. I’m sure you’ll agree that the finished results are excellent! We talked about colour, shading, scale and trying to focus on the small details. We are looking forward to you seeing them on our…Continue Reading

Saltwell Park Visit

This week, Year 4 has visited Saltwell Park as part of both their Science and Art lessons. In Science, we have been looking at classifying living things by what they look like or by where they live and what they eat. In the park we spotted a huge variety of living things and we talked…Continue Reading