Year 4





African Drumming Workshop for Year 4

As part of their music curriculum, Year 4 recently took part in an African 'Djembe' drumming workshop led by Dr Brendan Renwick. "It was great because everyone got a drum of their own but it also quite hard because you had to really concentrate on listening to the...

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A Winning Design by Kate

A few weeks ago, some of the members of the Birtley Heritage Group visited our school to work with our Year 4 Class to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War. The children helped to make poppies and also learnt about Elizabethville, a self-contained village...

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Resurrection Rock!

Easter celebrations continued at St Joseph's after the holidays.  as Year 3 and 4 presented their version of the Easter Story and Resurrection with a wonderful musical performance in Church for parents and parishioners.  "It was wonderful!" said Deacon Peter, "a...

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Tudor Living

Our Y4 class recently visited Washington Old Hall to take part in a 'living history' lesson. The children, who were dressed in typical Tudor costume, experienced what life was like in Tudor times. They children were given the chance to explore life in Tudor times...

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Shakespeare4kidz for Year 4!

This half-term the Year 4 class have been studying one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays - the play actors refuse to name for fear of being cursed with bad luck - MacBeth! After reading the book, Miss Allon thought it would be a good idea to invite a couple...

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The Little Shepherd

  Year 3 and 4 are pleased to present their 2013 Christmas production 'The Little Shepherd' - a musical nativity about a little shepherd boy called David whose only ambition is to follow in his father's footsteps and become a shepherd, however when given his big...

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Last week all of our classes took part in the Young People's Programme at the British Science Festival hosted by Newcastle University. The visit involved a whole day of scientific fun as the children took part in various workshops and 'hands-on' activities which...

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Y4 Tennis Champions!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Y4 Tennis Team who came first in the Gateshead School's Mini Tennis competition this week held at Cardinal Hume Secondary School. The team were chosen, following coaching sessions for the whole class, based on skill and attitude - though...

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Y4 visit to Laing Art Gallery

As part of their Creative Curriculum topic 'Bridges',  our Year 4 class visit the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle to take part in a 'Painting with Watercolours' workshop and to visit the galleries which had a special exhibition on the Tyne bridges. "It gave the...

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Cross Country Champions!

WELL DONE and CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Y4 and Y5 runners, and their coach Mr McCormick,  who took part in the Gateshead Schools Cross Country Championships at the Watergate park, Whickham on Thursday (2nd May).  Our Year 4 team put in a particularly impressive...

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