Year 4

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.  

Fun at the Youth Village

Who cares about the rain? Year 4 are having a brilliant time at the Diocese Emmaus Youth Village.


Year 4 Easter Egg Competition

Year 4 took part in the annual Easter egg competition at St. James and what an effort from everyone involved. The standard this year was very high, and every single entry was eggcellent! (couldn’t resist)

After much discussion, the winner for Year 4 was Chloe Wilkinson and the runner up was Evie Fielding. Well done girls, and to all who took part. A really enjoyable experience.

Mr. Monaghan

Year 4 I.T Crumble day

On Monday, Year 4 took part in an action-packed day of I.T Crumble fun. Our thanks to Mr. Hughes for providing the children with the skills to program things such as their own Christmas tree lights and motorcars. Fun was had by everyone!

Year 4 Carol Service

Year 4 children got into the Christmas spirit on Saturday afternoon, singing carols and playing ukulele tunes for our local community at St. Joseph’s. Well done Year 4!