Year 4




Music and Sound Workshop

Dr Renwick is always a very popular visitor to our school and last term’s workshop on Music and Sound, covering learning objectives from both the Music and Science curriculum for Years 3 & 4, proved once again to be a hit with the children. “It was a...

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Performance Poetry Week

A recent visit by poet Paul Cookson, to every class in school, was used to kick start our very own Performance Poetry inter-class competition last week. The children were wowed by the poet (who also said he was ‘wowed’ by the children’s skill and...

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Our Musical Nativity Christmas Stars!

Every December, new stars are born at St Joseph’s as the talented children entertain and wow audiences by showing off their singing, acting and dancing skills in the annual Christmas performances. This year was certainly no exception; in fact, it has been claimed by...

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Year 4 Travel Back to Anglo-Saxon Times

To help them understand what life was like for people living in Anglo-Saxon Britain, our Year 4 visited Bede’s World in Jarrow. Wrapped up warm against the bitter, cold winds at the mouth of the river Tyne, the children learned all about Bede and the Anglo-Saxon...

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Commissioning our New Mini Vinnies.

Today in mass 13 new Mini Vinnies were commissioned. After making their Mini Vinnie pledge, David, our Mini Vinnie President, and Neve, our Mini Vinnie secretary, presented the children with a special badge to wear around school, a certificate and a copy of the Mini...

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Other Faiths Week – Judaism

As part of our R.E. curriculum, the classes study the belief systems of Other Faith groups and this term the focus was on the Jewish Faith. Each of the classes took a different aspect of Judaism to explore, including Jewish festivals, Jewish teachings and rituals. The...

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Y4 at the Centre for Life

Last week Y4 visited the Centre for Life to take part in a number of practical ‘hands on’ activities to support learning in both their Science and Computing topics. In science the children are learning about Teeth and Eating, so at the Centre of Life they...

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Y4 have been Exploring Africa

As part of their Geography topic, Year 4 have been exploring the continent of Africa by looking at both the physical environment and the cultural differences between our country and the different countries of Africa. Using a box of borrowed artifacts, from the...

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A Wild Day at the Wildfowl Centre for Y4

Last week, as part of their science topic learning about animals and their habitats, the Y4 class visited Washington Wildfowl Centre. Miss Allon said that she’d enjoyed feeding the ducks and was impressed by everyone’s enthusiasm.  She also commented on the...

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Y4 Spend a day with Shakespeare.

This week two of our classes took part in drama workshops led by the Shakespeare4kidz. The Year 4 class, who have been studying Macbeth (or as actors call it ‘The Scottish Play’!) in their literacy lessons, showed their great knowledge of this famous play...

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World Book Day 2015

What a wonderful array of costumes we had in school today for our celebration of World Book Day. There were characters from a wide range of children’s books including: Gangsta Granny, Mary Poppins, Mr Stink and Mr Tickle! The children spent a day emerged in...

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