Welcome to the Year 4 page. Here we will keep you up to date with what we are doing.
We’ve had some fun with science this term. Take a look at the ‘Melting icicles’ and ‘Walking water’ experiments below…
Year four scientists create Spaghetti Structures
Year four engineers put pure scientific knowledge into practice. They used problem solving and team work to try and build a tall, strong tower using spaghetti and marshmallows. They investigated the strength of different structures, shape and materials. The year four students successfully recognised how different structures and engineering processes are important throughout our everyday life. They made so great links to the properties of the materials they were using and their effect on gravity.
This week, Year 4 had a visit from Sheila Corbishley, an award-winning author. She read us part of her children’s book, Hippo Trouble. We enjoyed the story and then had the opportunity to ask lots of questions about the book, writing and being an author. Sheila was kind enough to give us some feedback before she left. She praised the children’s behaviour, enthusiasm and questions.
Years 4 had a visit from the road safety team this week. We learnt about wearing bright and reflective clothing to make sure that we’re seen over the winter. We also learnt about where and how to cross the road safely.
Year 4 had a disgustingly good time modelling the digestive system in the classroom. They broke down bananas and biscuits in a scientific experiment in zip-lock bags. Urgh
Year 4 sent three teams to play in a football tournament at Boldon School. We had a great time! Here is a photograph of our winning team showing off their medals
Y4 visited Live Tales at the Fire Station in Sunderland for a writing workshop. They let their imaginations run wild to create crazy characters including a walking talking tree! A real illustrator drew their characters for them, as you can see in the photograph.
The Live Tales editor didn’t like their ideas – she loved them and asked the children to finish the story for her. They have their books now ready to finish in school.
Mrs McCann was absolutely delighted as a gentleman getting off the train in East Boldon said, “You have impeccably behaved children.”
A big thank you to all of the parents who went out of their way to help out and make this trip possible.
Here is the Year 4 Autumn Term curriculum map:
Year 3 Archive (2017-2018):
Balancing, bouncing, rolling and vaulting – just some of the skills that some of our Year 3 pupils performed at the gymnastics festival.
“I go to gymnastics club every week after school. I particularly like the balance beam.” Esme
Year 3 had lots of fun using Roman recipes to make bread and ricotta cheesecake. They sifted, measured, mixed and baked their hearts out!
A huge thank you to everyone for supporting the school disco on Thursday. The pupils (and staff) had a wonderful time. Once again, we would like to personally thank the PTA and DJ Windle for creating such a great event.
Tag Rugby Festival
Year 3 pupils attended a tag rugby festival this week.
They had lots of fun competing against other schools.
Behaviour and attitudes were fantastic and one of our teams were victorious! Well done!
Y3 at The Winter Gardens
Year 3 visited the Winter Gardens in Sunderland.
“I enjoyed feeling the snakeskin, the cocoa beans and coconut husk.”
“We saw all of the different layers of the rainforest and we learned about illegal poaching of animals.”
The snake skin was as long as three Year 3 pupils!
“Advantage, Year 3”
Our Year 3 pupils are being taught Tag Rugby skills and are improving every week! They have learned the basic skills of passing, scoring tries and tagging opponents safely.
The Year 3 pupils are having tennis lessons with Boldon Tennis Association coaches in school. They have been improving their hand-eye coordination by a series of games. This activity involved throwing the ball over the net and catching the tennis ball between two cones. Lots of fun!
The NSPCC returned to East Boldon Juniors this week to thank the pupils and inform us that we raised an amazing £747.50
Well done to everyone for supporting the charity. I’m sure the money will be put to good use.
Class 9 made fantastic progress during their sessions at the swimming baths at Boldon School. There were so many individual achievements in such a short time. There are some pupils, who were non-swimmers, now able to swim unaided in different strokes. Class 8 have started their lessons and are making great waves too.
Y3 Magical Maths Club
21 of our Year 3 pupils started a new club this week – Magical Maths. The pupils play mathematical games and crack secret codes as maths detectives. They have to work out addition and multiplication sums to work out codes. We have lots of fun learning!
Year 3 have produced some incredible homework throughout the year! Thank you for the amazing range of work. It looks like the children have had a lot of fun – hopefully the parents too!
Timestable Rockstar Alert!
We have a winner! Year 4 produced a winner. William has made the most progress in his multiplication recall in the whole school this month! Wow!
Well done to everyone who created a decorated Easter Egg this year. They were absolutely amazing!
Fun in the snow
We’ve been so lucky this year to get days with the snow. We created snowmen, snowdogs and snowbots!
Thank you for supporting our Year 3 show
We had a blast performing the songs and putting on a great show!
Well done to one of our Y3 pupils for winning the Citizenship Award from our local Police Officers. We care about fantastic community!