Transition Fortnight

Throughout tranistion fortnight Year 3 have had a wonderful time creating a product to sell at the school carnival. The children researched and designed their own product, before we had a long debate over which item we were going to create, finally the whole class settle for ‘Snow Cones’.
During their time in Year 4, the children produced some fantastic writing this included; instructions, persuasive posters and a playscript for a television advert to persuade people to buy snow cones. Within Maths we were able to calculate how much the ingredients would cost for different supermarkets. We were able to find the cheapest product and calculate ways to make a profit.

Spring Term 2

This term, Year 4 have thoroughly enjoyed our topic ‘Mr Stink’. We have created some fantastic writing based around the novel! In Maths we even carried out calculations to crack the code to find out Mr Stink’s real name, which the children were very enthusiastic
about, it definitely got our brains motivated.

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your support
with the Design Technology projects we have set for homework, I’m overwhelmed
with how much thought and time has gone into each child’s individual project,
they are all amazing!

This term has been a busy one especially for Year 4, where do I start! The children took part in a skipping competition against many schools across Sunderland, they spent time practicing all the different techniques and mark my words there is lots to learn (after a few years I still haven’t mastered them), the children set their own challenges and worked hard to master as many skills/techniques they could. We were so proud of them and even though
we didn’t win, we received many certificates.

We organised a bingo event, which was a great success. The children invited families and friends into the school for the afternoon and hosted the whole event by themselves. Thank you to those adults that turned up, it made the children’s day.

I think we can all agree the Easter performance was the best ever! The children practised their lines, which many of you will be aware they had a lot to learn. Some children were able to sing solo, this made us very proud as it’s not easy to stand on a stage and perform to an audience especially at a young age. Well done Year 4!

Autumn Term

Since returning to school we have been learning all about British values. The children worked in teams and discussed ways in which they could look after and take responsibility for our school. We created some fantastic posters which are displayed in our classroom.    

This year as a school we decided that each class would support a charity of their choice. Year 4 researched different charities and debated which charity they would like to raise money for; therefore we are supporting Cancer Research. 

Our topic this term is ‘Endangered’. We have been looking at a range of endangered animals and their habitats. We have written various text types within English, the children have written their own information text about an endangered animal of their choice and the Amazon Rainforest. The children have used their imagination to create an event in the news about a fairground taking over the rainforest; they have produced a range of newspaper reports. By the end of this topic we will hopefully be able to adopt an animal from the WWF!  


Spring Term 1

This term, Year 4
have thoroughly enjoyed our topic ‘Come Dine with Me’. We travelled around the world studying and
researching different countries, we wrote a range of text types from the
information we gathered. This resulted in the children completing fabulous
work. While on our travels, we sampled a variety of foods, which FED INTO OUR
WRITING. As part of the topic, we
visited Pizza Express and created our own pizzas and were given different
toppings to try, the children and staff had a great time!

Year 4, also had
the pleasure of participating in the Children’s Society Christingle Service in
Newcastle. We raised money across the whole school and presented a cheque on
the day. Although the children didn’t realise that the Vicar is famous and
stars on Gogglebox. The service was
fantastic and we able to create candle prayers to hang on the Christmas tree
and Christingles, which were lit at the end of the service. A truly magical
moment spent with other schools across the North-East Community.