Welcome to Year 4!

I am so pleased that we can all be back together at school. The children have settled in very well and I am impressed at how well they have adapted to their new routines. I know this has been unusual and tricky to manage but they’ve shown just how resilient they are by getting on with things. I’m sure as the weeks go on it will become even easier.

As far as work goes, this week we have spent a little time getting to know each other having missed out on our transition morning in the Summer term. We have begun our first class novel – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone; in Humanities we have identified the continent of Europe, it’s countries and capital cities and in RE we have begun to look at Jesus’ family tree.

I am looking forward to what this year will bring and I am excited to get to know your children better as the weeks go on.

Mrs Bonello

Insect Art

This half term, Year 4 has been looking at insects in their Art lessons. They have used their sketchbooks to create pencil drawings, looked at colour and texture and also made papier mache sculptures  of their own insects. They have studied a range of insect art by the artists  Louise Bourgeois and Jennifer Angus and…Continue Reading


STEM Careers Week This week Year 4 have been visited by members of the public who have careers involving, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. We were first visited by Miss Jobes, an Environmental Health officer for Gateshead council. She explained how she began her education here at Corpus Christi, talked about her training and her…Continue Reading

Land use in our local area

In Year 2 we looked at the land use in our local area. We thought about different categories, such as: Public services, Economic activity, Residential, Transport and Open spaces. The children looked at maps of our local area and planned a route so that we could see examples of each land use. We went out…Continue Reading


Earlier in the year, our art topic was ‘Portraits’. We started by sketching our self-portrait, trying to space things out correctly on our face using lines. Next, the children designed their self-portraits using a variety of mediums – an interactive paint package, clay and felt.Continue Reading

Chinese New Year

In Year 2 we welcomed the Year of the Rat by listening to the legendary story of the Chinese Zodiac and having a class quiz. We watched video clips of daily life in a Chinese school and compared it to our school day. To end our day of celebrations, The Imperial Restaurant in Low Fell…Continue Reading

Smudging and Shading

In Science, Year 2 have been learning about animals and their habitats. We have studied a wide variety of British and Global habitats including: woodland, urban, desert, ocean and the rainforest. We have researched how a polar bear is suited to the artic. In art, the children explored how to smudge and shade and we…Continue Reading

Number Day in Year 2

We celebrated Number Day by playing lots of maths games. The children enjoyed learning traditional games such as: snakes and ladders, dominoes and 21. We also accessed interactive maths games on the ipads which helped us practice our times tables and division facts. A game that we all enjoyed was ‘Roll a fraction’ as we…Continue Reading

Crazy Creatures

This half term, as part of our science topic on Living Things, we were lucky enough to be visited by Crazy Creatures. The children loved the opportunity to be up close and personal with such weird and wonderful creatures and have a hands on experience.Continue Reading

Edible Garden

Last week Year 4 began their new DT topic – Edible Gardens. We began by looking at a variety of herbs that can be easily grown at home, either indoors in pots or outside in the summer months. We played ‘Guess the Herb’ and tried to identify which herb was which from their smell and…Continue Reading