Year 4 News

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Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Year 4 had an inspiring visit to the Museum gaining historic knowledge of one of the world’s greatest navigators, Captain Thomas Cook.  They visited galleries, exhibitions, associated activities and events which made this an educational visit to remember.


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Christmas Carol Singing

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Hancock Museum Visit  – Beech Class

On Tuesday 6th November, Beech and Rowan went on a visit to the Hancock Museum to discover more about the Ancient Egyptians.

Each class enjoyed their workshops linked to the Egyptian    hierarchy and mummification. Who would have believed that your brain could be removed with a hook up the nose!

Both classes also got the opportunity to have a good look around the rest of the museum and marvel at some of the wonderful curiosities there.

A great day was had by everyone!


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It’s been a busy month for Year 4 Rowan! During Science week, we had students from Newcastle University come to visit us, to teach us all about Engineering. We then did a practical lesson to see how well different liquids flowed. It was very messy and very fun!


We were lucky enough to have another visitor in class this month. Salma came and helped teach us basic Arabic, including greetings and counting to ten. Taab yawmak!



In indoor PE we have been learning gymnastic sequences, including counter-balance, jumps and travelling. We have a lot of talented gymnasts in our class, who were keen to perform to the class.y4-3

We also performed our poem ‘l’automne’ to the school in our special poetry assembly. We had been practising hard for it and learned four verses about autumn in French and performed it in the Key Stage 2 hall. We did a great job!y4-4

Michael Glickmann Visit to Year 4

Last Thursday morning the children had a very interesting and informative   visitor from the local Jewish community. Michael Glickmann came to tell the children about the festival of Passover or in Hebrew “Pesach”. The children learned the story of how the Egyptians got to leave Egypt and the story of the ten plagues. This tied in nicely with our topic for this term, Ancient Egypt.

As a treat at the end of the visit, the children got to taste Matzos which are crackers or bread made with leaven flour. Jewish people eat these during the Passover meal.


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Year 4 enjoyed a trip to the Great North Exhibition

When we arrived we completed an activity where we had to draw the sounds we heard through our headsets. We found out this was called a graphic score.

We started on Ground Floor looking at the work of Lubaina Himid ‘Our Kisses Are Petals’ and viewed the body parts on canvas. We drew our findings.


Afterwards, we ascended to the other floors and investigated the work of Michael Dean, the Ideas of the North and finally the Viewing Gallery. We had such fun learning about the artists!