Howlers

Year 4 are coming to the end of their Harry Potter topic and this week, we have been focussing on letters. We have talked about the difference between formal letters, such as Harry’s invitation to Hogwarts and informal letters, such as ‘Howlers’. A Howler is a magical letter in a red envelope which enchants the written message into the writer’s voice, usually at a very high volume. We wrote our own howlers and then had a go at making one for a classroom display. We really enjoyed making something creative and are pretty pleased with our results!

French Artist Matisse

This week in Art we have been looking at some of the work by the French artist, Matisse. Matisse is famous for his use of colour and pattern. He believed that everything in the world was made up of either a sphere, a cone, a cylinder or a cube so you can often find these…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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 Week

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

Number Day

As part of NSPCC Number Day, we played lots of new games to try to help us learn our times tables. There were investigations to work through and test our problem solving skills, a memory pairs game to test our times table knowledge and also our short term memory, we used new websites to help…Continue Reading

Lego Club

This half term in Lego Club we have been busy building a variety of things. We’ve tried to replicate some famous landmarks, created characters from films or books that we love and also had a free choice session where we could really let our imagination take us anywhere. We’ve all had lots of fun working…Continue Reading

Pizza Express

This week Year 4 visited Pizza Express, in the Metro Centre, to learn how to make a pizza. We have been looking at herbs and tomatoes in our DT topic – Edible Gardens and also instructions in Literacy so this was a great opportunity to combine the two topics in one practical activity. The children…Continue Reading