Year 4

Beacon of Light activity morning for Years 3 and 4

Year 3 and 4 boys and girls were invited to the Beacon of Light on Tuesday, where they took part in a carousel of activities before being shown around the impressive facilities on offer there.

The children had a great time taking part in football, volleyball, tag, javelin, tennis and dodgeball, with the teachers and teaching assistants also getting themselves involved in the action.

Our partnership with Sunderland AFC will ensure that each year group will be offered a chance to see the wonderful complex beside the Stadium of Light, with various competitions also scheduled to take place there over the course of the academic year.

Well done to everyone who took part in a wonderful morning.

Mr. Monaghan

Fun on the slopes

Year 3 and Year 4 had a great time at Silksworth Sports Complex for their summer trip. We had to complete lots of activities such as problem solving, orienteering and skiing but I think the best part of the day for everyone was the snow tubing (even the teachers had fun racing each other down the slopes!) Of course in true Mr Monaghan style he won the races.

Mrs Gofton and Mr Monaghan


Year 4 shine on their recent trip to the YMT Village

Year 4 children had a fantastic time on their recent overnight stay at the Youth Ministry Team Village in Consett, with some of them staying away from home for a night for the very first time.

The theme of the event was Light and the children were encouraged to think how they shine their own lights and how others shine light on them. The children interacted brilliantly with St. Peter’s School in Low Fell, who had also sent along a Year 4 class.

Not only was this ideal preparation for the upcoming First Holy Communion sacrament which some of the children are making,  but each and every child came away from the experience feeling refreshed and relaxed.

Thanks to the YMT who not only provided the children with some fantastic activities to complete over the course of their stay, but the hospitality was also top class with some lovely food at meal times.

Well done Year 4, I am a very proud teacher after the trip. Your behaviour overall was outstanding and you were a credit to   your families and your school.

Mr. Monaghan

Easter Disco

We had a lot of fun at the Easter Disco. We danced and played games to win prizes. I think it is safe to say we all had a lot of fun!


Christmas Craft Day

We had a great day at Christmas Craft.  In the Year 3 Classroom with Mrs Gofton and Miss Hipkiss we created our very own stocking that we had to sew together and add either a snowman, reindeer or Santa.  We had a lot of knots along the way but our stockings were great!

Christmas Party

We had a great time at our Christmas Party.  We played games such as pass the parcel, corners and Mr Monaghan was great as the museum director in Night at the Museum.  We had to do silly things such as putting a shoe on our head and a plank whilst keeping still!  We were certainly all partied out!  Merry Christmas to all of our children and parents from Year 3 and Year 4 staff

Year 4 the Goal Ball players of the future

On Monday 20th November, Year 4 enjoyed an afternoon of Goal Ball, a sport that is primarily played in the Paralympics for those that have a visual impairment.

The children really immersed themselves in the sport, and showed some amazing listening skills which are really important in a sport where blindfolds are compulsory for all competitors regardless of their visual impairment.

Some of the children are keen to take this further and get involved locally in the sport which is fantastic, and who knows we may have some future stars of the sport, which can be played up to elite level by any child.

Well done Year 4, I was a very proud teacher.

Mr. Monaghan            

Year 4 impress on BBC Newcastle trip

On Wednesday 8th November, the Year 4 children enjoyed a fantastic trip at BBC Newcastle. On the day, they took part in a range of activities, getting to try their hand at such things like presenting the weather, adding sound effects to dramas, and presenting the news and sport in a real newsroom.

The children also got to meet the BBC newsreader Colin Briggs, who gave the children some excellent tips and advice on what exactly is expected of you when you are live on air reading the news to millions of people around the country.

This was a valuable experience which I am sure the children will never forget, and I have no doubt that we have some budding stars of our own in the making in Year 4.

Mr Monaghan

Year 4 residential to Youth Village

On Monday and Tuesday,  Year 4 had an overnight stay at the Emmaus Youth Village in Consett and it was a huge success.

The staff there were fantastic with the children, helping them to prepare everything from dance workshops to art presentations, which were aimed to help them in preparation for Holy Communion on 17th June.

Considering this was the first time some of the children had stayed away from home, they were brilliant and enjoyed every moment.

The behaviour throughout was excellent from every child, and this allowed everyone to just have a great time.

Well done Year 4, we are very proud of you.