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Year 4

Jolly Hockey Sticks

Well done to the children who represented our school so well at the hockey festival on Wednesday 24th January.

Despite being up against older (and bigger!) children, our team were tenacious around the ball, fearless in attack and strong in defence.  Whilst we lost 2-0 to the eventual winners, St Mary's, we drew both of our other games, scoring once in each.


A final position of 3rd is something rather special.


The children received special mention from other teachers, not only for their playing, but also for their sporting spirit and impeccable behaviour.  They were a credit to the school, their parents and most of all themselves.


On Thursday 0th November, Year 4 went to Siemens in the Cobalt Business Park to learn about electricity.


What a fun time we all had!

Dahl Day Dressing Up 

To celebrate Ronald Dahl day on Wednesday 13th September, we were asked to dress up in yellow, or as one of Ronald Dahl's characters.

Year 4 certainly made an effort.


Welcome back to school. 

Here are some pictures that show we have already started to work hard in Year 4!

First day back, and hard at work!

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Handball Ho-ho

On Friday 9th June, we hosted a handball competition held by access coaches.

Teams came from Appletree Gardens First, Coquet Park First, Holystone Primary, Langley First,Southridge First, South Wellfield First and Whitley Lodge First schools.

Although we didn't make the final. our children played with good spirit and effort.  Well done to you all.

Handball no-go!

Due to the typically inclement weather, today's  tournament has been rescheduled to June 9th.  We have used the opportunity for more practice!

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Year 4 go off the rails!

On Thursday 4th May, both classes visited the Stephenson railway museum as part of their "Local Heroes" topic. As you can see from the pictures, a fabulous time was had by all.

Thanks to Alina Trewhitt from Tyne and Wear museums for her help and support.

En garde

Congratulations to our fabulous fencers who took part in a competition on March 2nd.

The team finished in a very creditable third place, but most importantly were a credit to the school and themselves.  Well done.

Happy Puzzle Day

On Wednesday 15th February, we received a visit from the Happy Puzzle Company. Year 4 -as well as the rest of the school - had the opportunity to solve a number of puzzles. We all agreed that it was great fun.

Parents can purchase the puzzles by calling into school at 3.20 on Thursday 16th February.

Year 4 at the Youth Village

 So the day has finally arrived. The children are very excited and looking forward to their adventure.

The journey was good and the weather is too.

We have arrived safely and seen our rooms. Wow, an en-suite.

Let the fun begin...


We won't be in contact (unless we need to) until we return so the children will have lots to tell you.

Enjoy a quiet night.

See you tomorrow at 3.20 (unless your child is at cookery club in which case 4.30)


Night folks. See you tomorrow. Let's hope for some sleep!

Swashbuckling Swordplay

As part of our PE lessons, we are learning the art of Fencing - with blades, not posts!  The sessions use plastic blades and face guards so it is (fairly) safe. Who knows, we may find a future Olympian amongst us - or even the next Errol Flynn!

Happy New Year

Welcome back to school.  We have a number of exciting plans for this term, not least our new topic of Vikings and Dragons!  Remember that we have Parent Teacher consultations in a few weeks - details will follow, and that there will be sessions for those taking part in the First Holy Communion programme.

Jolly Hockey Sticks

Whilst our classmates are swimming on a Friday, we are learning to play Hockey with the access coaches.  It's Great fun!


Year 4 are learning to use code.  We are using a site called which allows us to use games to learn simple coding commands.  The site can be accessed at home by clicking below.  It is a free and safe site.

(Land of the) Rising Sun

The children enjoyed a fun-filled day at the Rising Sun Country Park, learning about Anglo-Saxon life.

They enjoyed making Anglo-Saxon art using natural materials, threshing and grinding corn to make flour, making dough and cooking it on an open fire and finally eating their creations!

​Roald Dahl Day 2016

For Roald Dahl day, we were allowed to wear either yellow or come dressed as one of his characters.

In class, we did activities related to his work - including making dreams that were inspired by The BFG.
We finished the day by watching a webcast about Roald Dahl that included people such as David Walliams and Quentin Blake.
Below are some of our dreams.




Welcome Back!

All of the children have settled back into school and are starting their new topics.  We have high expectations for them all this year!

A cracking day at Cragside

On Thursday 9th June, Year 4 visited Cragside as part of our "Local Heroes" topic.  We explored the grounds as well as investigating the main house and Power House.  To top it all off, even the sun shone!!!

Y4 visit George Stephenson Railway Museum


Today (21st April), Year 4 visited the George Stephenson Railway Museum.  We learnt about his life and some of his inventions and put these into 3d collages.  We also looked around the museum at some of the exhibits.

Alina, our guide told us that they are always looking for volunteers who can actually learn to drive the steam engines!

Dragons and Vikings

Year 4 have enjoyed starting our topic of Vikings and valour.  We have used the book "How to train your dragon" by Cressida Cowell as a stimulus and have produced some super writing and dragon art.

Y4 Youth Village

We are back!


We arrived back at school at 11:15 in time for a run around before lunch.

A good time was had by all - including the staff- and the children were a credit to us all.

If they are not too tired, you may get some details of what we did out of them!

Thanks for letting us borrow them, but remember it was only for last night!!!

Where is the snow?

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After a scrumptious lunch, the children have been allocated their rooms. Everyone is excited as we begin our activities. 


Because of the snow, we have delayed leaving school until 10am. This is to allow the traffic to clear on the roads around school. We hope you understand this decision.

Apparently the weather in Consett is clearing this afternoon and is due to be good for the rest of our stay.

Year 4 are visiting the Youth Village today. We will try to update the webpage as regularly but this will depend on Internet reliability etc.

The children are excited and, no doubt, a little nervous, but we will look after them.

Snow is lying in Consett, so we may have some snow fun!!!

Remember - no news is good news. They'll be back tomorrow!



Bede's World

Year 4 recently visited Bede's World.  Here are some of the things we got up to!


Our PE theme this term has been dance.  Jo-Ann Torre of Decote dance has been teaching us some snappy moves.

Dance with Decote


Thanks to Jo Torre from Decote Dance, we learnt a dance routine to Uptown Funk.

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