Welcome to the Year 4 page. Here we will keep you up to date with what we are doing.

Year 4

📚📚📚 Read-a-thon results 📚📚📚

That’s a wrap on our first ever Read-a-thon!!!
What a fun way to end the week! The students were able to read, take AR tests, have snacks and juice and get some lovely reading awards!!!

We spent a total of 75min reading and read over 1000 pages accumulated!!!! Wow!!! We did a tally chart as well as a bar chart, every 5 pages a student would have to tally or stick a note on their class number!

Thank you families for all the support and help in encouraging our scholars to read more! Thank you also for all the Book Fair participants – the students were thrilled with what they were able to get!!

Have the best weekend and remember, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go!”

❤️Mrs Taylor and Mrs Elliot❤️

🏎🏎 Slingshot Cars 🏎🏎

What a fun way to end the week, year 4!!!! Both year 4 classes participated in a full morning of Design and Technology by creating and learning about cars!

You will see in the pictures above, multiple collages of our classes building the Chassis and designing their cars! You will also see a video of a few scholars trialling their cars!!

We ended the day with PE and a some golden time!!

We are so incredibly proud of the hard work our scholars have put into their first week back from break. There was a lot of learning, a lot of expectations and a lot of fun!!!

Look out for our scholars of the week post and have a good weekend!

❤️ Year 4 ❤️

 

 

🥚🥚 EGG-celent start to our nutrition and teeth unit 🥚🥚

Super excited for year 4 to begin the half term learning about nutrition and teeth!! Over the next week we are going to observe these eggs in different liquids to see what happens to the eggshell!

If you have time, talk to the children about their predictions. What do you think will happen to the eggshell? Will it show ‘plaque’ the same way it does on our teeth? Which egg/liquid combination do you think will erode the egg the most?

Share your predictions with us below and look out for our findings over the next week!!

EGG-celent job year 4!

🥚 Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Elliott 🥚

 

 

World Mental Health Day

Wow! What a day!

Today was probably one of my favourite days in school as we got to talk about our mental health and how important it is!

We created a rock garden by painting rocks with positive affirmations on them!

We did a community circle, and as the question of the day we asked how do we become more resilient? We got some incredible responses!

We started pen pals with an American class (Mrs. Taylor’s niece) and are really excited about hearing back from them!

We created an ‘I am’ silhouette that had all the wonderful things about ourselves in.

And finally, we learned how to make friendship bracelets- when making these bracelets we had to use our power of yet and be resilient in completing them!!!

I can’t tell you how proud I am of all the students for their participation, whether at home or in school. We are excited to have the other year 4 class back next week to continue all of the resilience building and amazing times!!!

Class 4LE self-isolation

To view the Zoom lessons and their resources please follow this link.

 

The Beautiful Game

Year 4 are enjoying their football sessions in school, concentrating on ball control and using the instep to kick in a controlled manner.

Growth Mindset

Here’s a video we watched in class about growth mindset: vid.ly/3c0x2k.

ClassDojo

Episode 1: Take-home questions We’re watching a video series about how students can develop a growth mindset! Watch it at: www.classdojo.com/BigIdeas, and ask your child these questions tonight.

1. What was the biggest challenge you faced today? (Ask your child, and then have them ask the question back!)

2. How can you and I think about these challenges in a new way?

3. What can we do differently tomorrow if we face similar challenges?

 

***4MT***

What a wonderfully fun day! This mornings dot activity was a blast! Thank you to all who participated! I was especially excited about our ‘dot’ headbands!

We focused on the idea that some things in life may seem hard at first. If we keep working and growing at that skill, it will eventually become easy! Talk with your students about something they feel is/was challenging and what we can do to eventually make it easy for us everyday!

You are all courageous young scholars! I look forward to tomorrow!

***4LE***

My wonderful class, hard at work today. I thought I would share as I was super proud at how hard they have worked and also how kind they have been towards each other. Mrs Elliott

 

****INTERNATIONAL DOT DAY****

Hello YEAR 4 Families!!

I am so excited to share with our class families about International Dot day! The Dot is a story about a girl who begins a journey of self-discovery after a caring teacher challenges her to “make her mark.” I have attached a picture as well as the parent letter so you and your students can learn a little more about it!

On Tuesday the 15th of September, we are going to read the book as a class and participate in some fun dot activities! Your student is able to dress up in ‘dotty’ clothing as well!

Please read the letter, below, and should you have any questions, feel free to reach out!

 

 

**** HOMEWORK TIME****

Year 4 has an (optional) assignment this week to prepare and send from home! Due to us not being able to bring in bags, we have modified the homework to be via dojo!

The ‘Brown Bag Autobiography’ is a fun and engaging way to get to know our class family! Normally, students would bring the bag to school and share the contents. This year I would still like them to share, however, it will be done via a photo on ClassDojo. With your student, please find 5 items from home that are special to you. Have a family member take a picture of the 5 items, (like I have done above) and our students will present those items on Friday.

I would also like the students to fill out the accompanying page as to what those items mean to them!

As mentioned, this is an optional assignment but one that I would love to see! It is also a great opportunity to teach listening and speaking skills as well as share whats most important to us!

If your child will participate, please send Me (Mrs. Taylor) or Mrs. Elliott your picture and we will be sure to share, Friday!

Here are some ideas:
– Something or someone you love (family or pet)
-Something you like to do (favourite hobby).
-Your favourite food.
-Something you are good at (a special talent)

You can use real objects, photos, magazine cut-out, etc… Be Creative and have fun!

Your Year 4 Team 🙂

Y4 School entrance

Happy first day of schools eve 😊📚

The year 4 team wanted to give you a quick video of what to expect tomorrow morning!! It’s very brief but will allow you and your family to talk about our morning routine for the foreseeable future!

Remember, year 4 will be let in at 9:00am and and released at 3:35pm!!!

We are so excited to see you all!

 

*****SNEAK PEAK*****

Good afternoon, Year 4!

Your Year 4 teachers want to give you a bit of a sneak peek at your classrooms. We have been working very hard to get things ready for next week and if you slide to the left you will get a snippet of our favourite part of the classrooms!!

Mrs. Taylor loves to read and I need your help! If you have read any amazing books over the summer, comment on Class Dojo the title and genre of the book and I will add it to our reading corner wall display!!

Mrs. Elliott loves the first topic we will be learning about, any guesses on what it could be?!

Looking forward to hearing about your books and all your guesses below!

See you soon,
Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Elliott

Year 3

Y3 Home Learning Pack 7

Here are the home learning packs for the fortnight 6th – 17th July.

Y3 English Grid 7 (Here are the extra resources: I am an amazing person, School Year Memories, Superhero Profile, Superhero template,  Superhero template 2 and Handwriting)

Y3 White Rose Maths Lessons have been sent out via ParentMail (Y3 Mathematics Link)

Y3 Wider Curriculum Grid 7

We look forward to seeing what you do on Class Dojo.

 

 

Y3 Home Learning Pack 6

Here are the home learning packs for the fortnight 22nd June – 3rd July.

Y3 English Grid 6 (Here are the extra resources: Invention Design Sheet, Present and Past Progressive Tense and Handwriting)

Y3 White Rose Maths Lessons have been sent out via ParentMail (Y3 Mathematics Link)

Y3 Wider Curriculum Grid 6

We look forward to seeing what you do on Class Dojo.

 

 

Y3 Home Learning Collage

Thank you for sharing more of your fantastic images of home learning via Class Dojo.

 

Y3 Home Learning Pack 5

Here are the home learning packs for the fortnight 8th – 19th June.

Y3 English Grid 5 (Here are the extra resources: Adverbials Parents’ Guide, Adverb Word Mat, Sundae Planning Sheet and Handwriting)

Y3 White Rose Maths Lessons have been sent out via ParentMail (Y3 Mathematics Link)

Y3 Wider Curriculum Grid 5

We look forward to seeing what you do on Class Dojo.

 

Y3 Home Learning Collage

Thank you for sharing more of your fantastic images of home learning via Class Dojo.

Y3 Home Learning Collage 6

You really are doing great things at home! Well done!

Y3 Home Learning Pack 4

Here are the home learning packs for the two school weeks 18th – 22nd May and 1st – 5th June. The children have a half-term in between these two weeks.

Y3 English Grid 4 (Here is the extra resource: Story Mountain)

Y3 Mathematics Link, Y3 White Rose Maths Lessons and Answers

Y3 Wider Curriculum Grid 4 (Here is the French resource and RE resource)

We look forward to seeing what you do on Class Dojo.

 

Y3 Home Learning Collage

Thank you for sharing more of your fantastic images of home learning via Class Dojo.

 

Y3 Home Learning Pack 3

Here are the home learning packs for the fortnight 4th – 15th May.

Y3 English Grid 3 (Here are the extra resources: SPaG and Writing mats)

Y3 Mathematics Link

Y3 Wider Curriculum Grid 3 (Here are the extra resources)

We look forward to seeing what you do on Class Dojo.

Y3 Home Learning Collage

More great images have been pouring in again via Class Dojo. Thank you!

 

 

Y3 Home Learning Collage

Thank you for sharing your wonderful images of the home learning via Class Dojo. Fantastic!

 

 

Y3 Home Learning Pack 2

Here are the home learning packs for the fortnight 20th April – 1st May. Teachers have developed an English, mathematics and wider curriculum grid for families to choose daily tasks from. We will continue to provide these on a fortnightly basis.

Y3 English Grid 2

Y3 Mathematics Link

Y3 Wider Curriculum Grid 2 (Here are the extra resources: French and science)

 

Y3 Home Learning Collage

Thank you for sharing more of your fabulous images of your learning via Class Dojo.

 

 

Y3 Home Learning Collage

Thank you for sharing the images of your learning via Class Dojo. We have loved to see your work! Please keep them coming!

 

Y3 Home Learning Pack 1

Here are the home learning packs for the fortnight 23rd March – 3rd April. Teachers have developed an English, mathematics and wider curriculum grid for families to choose daily tasks from. We will continue to provide these on a fortnightly basis.

Y3 English Grid 1

Y3 Mathematics Grid

Y3 Wider Curriculum Grid 1

 

 

Y3 @ The Winter Gardens

We went to the winter gardens to look at the layers of the rainforest. We used our sketching skills to create sketches of the plants and turn them  in to an art explosion 

Spring Term After School Clubs

We have a range of after school clubs this term:
Monday – Orchestra, Boys’ football
Tuesday – Dance, Lego Coding
Wednesday – Drama, Athletics, Relax Kids, Art
Thursday – Gymnastics, Glee Club
Friday – Girls’ football, Tennis
Please note that there are no after school clubs on the week beginning 10th February due to
parents’ evenings and the PTA Disco.

 

Cyborg Cat and the Night Spider

We have been lucky enough to partner up with a book publisher in London that have sent us 40 copies of Ade Adepitan’s new book: Cyborg Cat and the Night Spider. Next week, we will be reading the book in our classes with buddies to discover how he overcame adversity. Our children are considering their own ‘SMART goals’ in life and how they can achieve them.

After receiving videos of us enjoying his book, Ade sent us a video! Check out our facebook page to see it. Thanks, Ade!

Stones and Bones

Year 3 had an amazing time at the Great North Museum. The best part was handling the artefacts that the archaeologist, who delivered the session, dug up herself! Did you know that
Bronze Age swords weren’t used to hunt? They were actually a sign of wealth!
Great news – together, we were longer than Dippy.

Google Internet Legends

The internet is wonderful! I sometimes wonder what we did without it! However, it can also be very concerning and children and adults need to learn how to stay safe online. We invited The Google Education Team into our school assembly today to learn very important lessons about staying safe online.

The Year 3 pupils learned 5 important lessons:

Be internet sharp and think before you share. Know what’s okay to share and what’s not.

Be internet alert and check it’s for real. Spot the clues for what’s real, fake or a scam online.

Be internet secure and protect your stuff. Learn how to create strong passwords.

Be internet kind and respect each other. Understand what it means to be kind online and respect other people’s privacy.

Be internet brave and when in doubt, discuss. Ask for help from a parent or trusted adult with tricky situations online.

 

At East Boldon Juniors, we want our children to love using the internet safely! At the end of today’s session, the children pledged to stay safe online by following the five rules above.

Want to know more about the free resources online? Visit: g.co/BeInternetLegends/Parents

Cake and a cuppa

We raised over £600 for Macmillan Cancer Support this morning and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you very much for your contributions towards the vast array of sweet treats and for your generous donations. This afternoon, the raffle was drawn by pupils in
assembly and the teaching staff were very upset not to win anything! Winners have been contacted by staff at home time today or by telephone. It was fantastic to see the hall packed
with so many families once again. Thank you for your support for the school and Macmillan.