Year 4Mr Exley and Mrs Dunn
Ciao a tutti!
As our first term comes to a close, Year 4 have a lot of fantastic memories to reflect upon. Our children have worked very hard this term to build upon and develop their core skills needed for the next two years. In English, we have focused on developing creativity in our writing and this has led to a number of superb writing pieces. We shall continue to challenge ourselves and push towards our writing goals in topics such as: formal letters, play scripts and narratives. In Maths we have focused on building our knowledge of the four operations. Our classroom work has looked at: column addition/ subtraction, short multiplication and short division. However, we have also investigated more challenging mathematical concepts such as: time, measurements and fractions. In our Spring term we shall look at geometry (proportions of shape), mental multiplications, algebra and problem solving techniques. In addition, our topic this term shall focus on some more interesting and exciting ideas as we shall be investigating ‘The Bensham Tram Crash’ and ideas surrounding ‘Trade and Natural Resources’. As an extension to our learning, we have really developed our language skills. Italian has become core focus in our class. Our weekly lessons and connections to Thiene (our Italian partner school) have become evidently important for each child in year four. I believe our children show a great desire to learn with this aspect of our curriculum and we are very fortunate to be able to send and receive information from our friends in Italy. Moreover, our work with Thiene has not gone unnoticed by members of the European Parliamentary Offices (more to follow on that…). We are looking forward to another fantastic forthcoming Spring Term and Mr Dunnigan would like to personally thank all our parents and carers for their support last term.
A beautiful summer's day welcomed our end of the year Eucharist, with a special theme of wishing our Year 6 children the best in the future. Reverend Meg led our service discussing what the children could hope for as they moved from one class to the next, and how we...read more
On the first day of sports week, the children participated in a tri golf competition. https://vimeo.com/225085538read more
St. Aidan's choir group "Only Girls Allowed" began their tour this week at the Marriot Hotel for the NSPCC Charity Womens Event. It was a great turn out for the girls and a brilliant audience, with Abba covers being a huge hit among the fans. [gallery...read more
We were very fortunate last week in Year 4 and St Aidan's School to welcome visitors from our partner school in Thiene Italy. After a very successful visit to their school earlier in the year, which included children and parents from St Aidan's, three of their...read more
What an amazing day Year 4 had at Druridge Bay on Wednesday. They took part in canoeing and other activities with qualified BCU instructors. They all became very confident after only being in the water for five minutes due to the fantastic instructors which included...read more
Italia 2017 - La Vita Bella https://vimeo.com/217042915 After a fantastic trip to Italy, St. Aidan’s have returned home with some lasting impressions and profound memories. We feel very fortunate to have met and formed relationships with our counterparts in Thiene,...read more
As we near Easter Sunday, our RE work has focused on many of the themes found in the Easter Bible stories. At this point in Jesus’ life, he is betrayed by two of his closest friends and confidants (Judas and Peter). Year four, decided to research the background to...read more
After months of communication, preparations and discussion, we are almost ready for our first ever trip to Thiene, Italy. However, in the mix of planning, translating and excitement we have had some fantastic cultural connections shared between our children at St....read more
As part of our Science week, we had a chance to explore our environment and have some great fun in a forest school lesson. Our children loved the activities we had set for our outdoor lesson. They attempted to navigate the blackout line with their eyes closed and...read more
What have Year 4 been up to this Spring term? Well, we certainly have been busy. From experiencing what it would be like to be a 1913 child at Beamish Museum, to experimenting with different states of matter at the Centre for Life. We have really stretched our brains...read more