Arbeia Roman Fort: Year 4 took part in a craft workshop based on the artefacts found at Arbeia. They made a Fortuna Ring, a decorative altar and a Roman Coin. The day finished with a tour of the site, collecting information for our Roman projects.
Y3/4 Maths Cafe: The focus of the Maths Cafe was fractions. Parents were shown how we teach fractions of a number and equivalent fractions. The children then helped the parents complete fraction activities.
Maths Week: Year 4 linked the theme of triangles to current work on fractions. Working on fractional triangles they found thirds, sixths, and halves. The challenge was to draw an additional line to find quarters of the rectangle made up of 18 triangles. Some children cut out their shape to find the answer by folding in half along one line and half again.
Fractions: in this practical lesson the children were finding equivalent fractions. Some were completing fraction jigsaws which involved, adding, subtracting and simplifying fractions and matching them to an equivalent fraction. Others ordered fractions and used circles / rectangles divided into fractions to find equivalent fractions.
World Book Day: Year 4 dressed as some of their favourite characters.
Skipping: Year 4 are the proud winners of the South Tyneside Skipping Festival 2019. Here are some action shots, with a picture of the jubilant winners
English: Freeze frame the opening scene of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Which child is Julius Caesar. Can you see his soldiers or the envious Cassius and Brutus? Is that the soothsayer kneeling before him?
Science: Year 4's unit for this term is States of Matter. This week they were investigating solids and liquids and had to write their own investigating question to test substances such as salt, rice, and custard. Do you think sugar is a solid? Why?
Music: During the music lessons this term, Year 4 are learning to play the drums. They have a great time listening and playing along to the beat and rhythm of the drums
Maths: Using Numicon to divide numbers.
Skipping: Year 4 has now started training for the skipping festival in March. See the children here practising cross over or pretzel as individuals and face to face or butterfly pairs.
“We walk in the footsteps of Jesus so that we may have life in all its fullness”