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Class of 2018-2019


Yearly Overview 2018-2019

In Year 4, we work hard to make our time in school interesting, productive and enjoyable. 

The topic that we are going to be exploring in the Autumn term is ‘Ancient Greece’. In the Spring term, we will move on to ‘Ancient Rome’ and then in the Summer Term we will learn about ‘The UK’.

We will also be studying a number of brilliant texts in English and expanding our thinking across topics in Maths. In Computing, we will be focusing on logical thinking and creating presentations, animations and games on screen. There will also be a focus in French on exploring new vocabulary and linking this with our own language, whilst in Art there will be time for creativity and exploration of new techniques. We'll develop our skills, tactics and qualities as team players in P.E and we'll explore important aspects of religion to those with various faiths in RE. Across Science topics, we will take part in active experiments and develop our understanding of living things, electricity, sound and states of matter. 

Year 4 have been taking part in an Enterprise day with the lovely Alison from Primary Enterprise World. They have thoroughly enjoyed talking about different jobs and the skills that are appropriately linked to these jobs. The children also enjoyed budgeting for a barbecue dependant on the incomes and numbers of people in their given fictional family. In he afternoon, children enjoyed creating their own business, negotiating sales and producing their own merchandise as a team.

Year 4 had a visit from King's Church Durham today. We completed a range of reflection activities with our lovely visitors.

Coding on iPads!

British Science Week

British Science Week - Year 4 have been building a safe protector for an egg. We thought carefully about material properties and then we experimented by dropping the egg from a height on the yard.

Computing - developing our skills on Hour of Code

Year 4 Class Assembly

Year 4 really enjoyed taking part in Children in Need Day, fundraising and learning along the way!

Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their Bikeability sessions, developing skills and confidence along the way.

Year 4 have been exploring 3D shapes in Maths, creating these shapes out of cocktail sticks and jellytots to help us to understand edges and vertices. We had great fun and learned a lot!

In PE this half term, we've been developing our gymnastics skills. This week we've been focusing on mathching and mirroring with a partner when forming various shapes snd movements.

Some of our Year 4 children took part in a Cross Country competition. They all showed great resilience, team effort and a great enjoyment for the sport!

We took part in the Quicksticks Hockey Festival at Maiden Castle. Children further developed their Hockey skills and also worked hard to compete in teams against other her schools. We were very proud of their sportsmanship whilst doing so.

Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed visiting the cake stall as part of our MacMillian Coffee Morning. Yum!

Year 4 really enjoyed using our Finchale running track during Finchale Fitness today.

European day of Languages - This year, our class have been looking at the Greek language and what life is like in Modern Greece. We have looked at Greek culture and we've even tried some Greek food!

Year 4 took part in our Official Opening of the Finchale Memorial Garden. We were lucky enough to be visited by Mrs Sue Snowdon, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant. It was a morning of thought-provoking celebration and commemoration for the lives of those lost in the wars.