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Year 4 - Mrs Lynch

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Year 3 and 4 Visit Eden Camp.

Year 3 and 4 had a fantastic day visiting Eden Camp in Malton, North Yorkshire. It was an amazing exerience that brought our learning to life and gave us memories we shall never forget.

Visitor Ron O'Neill Comes To Year 4 to Talk About World War 2 Evacuation.

Author Cliff McNish Visits Year 4

 

 

We were honoured to welcome our favourite author Mr Cliff McNish into school. He spent all day with us, helping us write Fantasy stories and spending time looking at our artwork and writing that we produced as a result of reading his stories The Doomspell and The Scent of Magic.

Week commencing 25th September 2017

   This week we have been reading and researching about the Stone Age. We have made notes ready to write a non-chronological report next week. We worked collaboratively in pairs or small groups. Look at the photos below to find out more.

 

Autumn Term 2017

      What a busy few weeks we have had. Everyone has settled in really quickly and been working hard from day 1. Just a few quick reminders - P.E is on Thursday, homework is given out on Friday and to be returned no later than the following Wednesday. Spellings are also given out on Friday and will be tested the following Friday. We have been doing a lot of work on place value in maths and will be moving on to addition and subtraction next. In English we have been reading Cliffhanger by Jacqueline Wilson and doing lots of writing based on the book. Our history topic has started with the Stone Age and we are looking at electricity in Science. 

Lots of point of view discussions with our Talking Partners

Summer Term 2017

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(Beginning of term reminders and general information)

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter holiday and are ready for the final term of 2017. A few quick reminders -  Can you please remember outdoor shoes for P.E as we will be going outside as much as possible, library is still on Wednesday, homework is given out on Thursday and is to be returned no later than the following Wednesday morning. Spelling lists are also given out on Thursday with a set of words for the children to learn. Grammar books with specific pages to complete will be given out at times but are also being used within class as well so they won't be coming home all the time. The spelling books must be returned to school every Thursday as the children will be undertaking a test of the words that they have been learning. Home readers and reading record books need to be in school every day.

Thursday 13th July

     What a fabulous week we have had. Lots of work in English using the book Tuesday by David Wiesner has ended with the most fantastic stories written by the children - well done on all your hard work. On Tuesday afternoon a choir made up of children from Years 3 and 4 were very privileged to be invited to sing at a citizenship ceremony at the Civic Centre in Newcastle. The children sang beautifully and got lots of applause. Wednesday afternoon saw two teams of Year 4 children take part in a tag Rugby League competition at the home of Newcastle Thunder and the Newcastle Falcons in Kingston Park. Superb rugby skills were on show and with 7 games played our teams won 5 and drew 2 so they ended the day unbeaten - fantastic result and we are super proud of them all. Take a look at the photos below.

Friday 23rd June 2017

We have had lots of fun in English this week collaboratively writing an alphabet poem about the River Tyne. We took the poem we had written and wrote it again in the shape of the river. Finally we performed it.

   What a fantastic rugby session today. We played our first game of tag rugby and some fantastic skills were on display. Well done everyone.

Thursday 15th June

     We wanted to find out how water travels around plants so we decided to set up an experiment in Science to try and find the answer. We put celery sticks in water containing either blue or red food colouring and we are going to leave them until next week and report back with the results.

 

Friday 9th June

    We all had a lot of fun learning rugby skills with Joe from Newcastle Thunder today. We learnt how to hold the ball correctly, pass it and touch it down for a try. Next week all these skills will be put together in a game.

 

Monday 5th June

   Welcome back to the last half term of this academic year. Everybody is very busy already with lots of Science going on this week. We have recorded the results of our growing experiment and very interesting they were. We found that the plants without light and water still grew but were a pale yellow colour and tall and thin. The plants that were in the sunlight but weren't watered grew best of all. They were healthy and very green. We concluded that there must have been some moisture in the soil when they were planted which allowed them to grow healthily. We wrote up our results using lots of scientific vocabulary such as germinate, seedling, photosynthesis, chlorophyll and nutrients. Take a lot at the photos below.

Friday 26th may 2017

Another beautiful sunny day so we made the most of the lovely weather by going into the school garden and sketching plants. This linked in nicely with our Science topic - Plants. We looked very carefully at the detail of the plants and labelled them accordingly.

    We had great fun doing archery this afternoon with Premier Sports. Our treat for doing so well with the Golden Mile.

Thursday 18th May

What a fabulous trip we have had down the River Tyne today. We saw so much and we learnt so much too. Did you know that there is a ship on the River Tyne that takes between 6,000 and 8,000 cars from Nissan at one time? It also transports the whole wing from an Airbus aircraft too. At the mouth of the Tyne we saw the Emirates plane beginning its descent into Newcastle airport. Did you know that Souter lighthouse, near Sunderland, was the first one to have electric light? We saw a cormorant bird that is light in colour but appears black when it dives under the water. We passed over the Tyne Tunnel and it was quite strange to think cars and lorries could be travelling under us. Also there was a big sign asking boats not to drop their anchors there! A highlight was travelling under the Gateshead Millenium bridge which tilted to lets us go underneath. We also saw a helicopter take off and fly over the bridge. Take a look at all the photos below to see what fun we had.

River Tyne Trip May 18th 2017

Monday 8th May 2017

We have begun reading our new class book 'Journey to Jo'Burg' by Beverley Naidoo. Lots of discussions about the issues in the book that were real for so many people in South Africa not that long ago. Our Geography topic on Rivers has started with a look at the history and location of the River Tyne ready for our trip down the Tyne next Thursday (May 18th). Science this term is all about plants and growing.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

Spring Term 2017      

(Beginning of term reminders and general information)     

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas holiday and are ready for a good 2017.  A few quick reminders - P.E is now on Monday, library is Wednesday, homework is given out on Thursday and is to be returned no later than Wednesday morning. Spelling lists are also given out on Thursday with a set of words for the children to learn. Grammar books with specific pages to complete will also be given out on Thursday. The spelling books must be returned to school every Thursday as the children will be undertaking a test of the words that they have been learning. Home readers and reading record books need to be in school every day.

Monday April 3rd 2017

Nearly at the end of the Spring Term and what a fabulous week we are having. Fantastic performances all round with our Ancient Egyptian performance - well done. The painted egg contest was brilliant and the Year 4 winner was from our class. Also managed at last to get the final Egyptian homework presented to the class too. Check out the photos below.

Monday 27th March

    It has been a really busy few weeks. We have made ear defenders and talked about which design was best. We have been learning lots about Egyptians and our play is coming along nicely - not long until performance day now! In maths there has been a real focus on reasoning - lots and lots of discussion about why we are using the maths we have chosen. In English we will be starting another new book - The Egyptian Cinderella.

Monday 27th February 2017

Look at our photo from World book Day today (Thursday). Lots of fabulous costumes - well done everyone.

 We looked at the affects of too much noise on our ears. Then we had a go at making protectors, deciding which material would muffle sound better and protect our ears from excess noise.

Monday 13th February 2017

 Another half term over and the hard work has continued. Keep up the good work everyone. Take a look at some of the fabulous Egyptian homework projects that have come in - part two after the half term break. Have a good holiday everyone and rest ready for another busy half term.