Welcome to Class 4
Our class teachers for Year 5 and 6 is Mr Vincent. Mrs Leddy and Mrs Black also support us with our work.
Class 4 Curriculum Overview
- Class 4 Summer Newsletter 2022
- Class 4 newsletter Spring 2022
- Class 4 Autumn newsletter 2020
- Class 4 Autumn Newsletter 2019
- Class 4 Summer Newsletter 2019
- Class 4 Spring newsletter 2019
- Class 4 Autumn Newsletter 2018
Activities, Visits & Trips 2019-2022
Well done to the Year 6 Dodgeball team that competed at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre this morning. They finished 6th overall after losing 4 and winning 2 matches. All of the matches were very close with 1 or 2 points being the difference. Once again the attitude from all of the children was fantastic, they were a credit to the school and themselves. Well done!!
Good luck to all our fantastic Year Six pupils this week. You have all worked so hard, try your best and keep smiling.
A massive well done to the children from our class who represented the school at the Badminton World Cup event today at Bishop Barrington school. They represented the school fantastically and really enjoyed competing against other schools in the area.
Today we looked at ‘eating a balanced diet’ as part of our 5 ways to shine.
We had a go at tasting some smoothies and guessing the flavours.
This afternoon we focused on the ‘doing something we love’ section of our 5 ways to shine for Children’s Mental Health Week.
As a class we love playing Dodgeball and Heads Down Thumbs Up, so this afternoon we took time to play both of these games to give ourselves a little break from
This week is Children’s Mental Health Week. As part of our 5 ways to shine in school we are focusing on one activity every day from our mental wellbeing activities which help us to shine and feel better if we are not quite feeling ourselves. These activities include:
Doing something you love.
Connecting and giving to others.
Eating a balanced diet.
Getting enough sleep.
Exercising and fresh air.
Today we had our Gymnastics session in PE. During our warm-up we talked about why it is important to stay active and exercise. We looked at some yoga poses we could do to help us balance and calm our minds. We then created some gymnastic routines and gave positive feedback to each other, focusing on what we really liked about each routine.
Happy New Year to you all.
I hope you all managed to have a good break over Christmas and New Year, and that the children had a good first day back today.
See above for our Class Newsletter for this term. There is information about what is happening each day as well as information about the topics we will be covering this term. For Year 6 children and parents there is also a section about SATs.
If anyone would like a hard copy or if anyone has any trouble opening and reading the document please let me know.
Good luck tonight, Sunnybrow football team!
Today we have been celebrating Harvest in school. Each class had a go at making their own food before we tasted it all this afternoon.
Our class loved making bread and having a go at designing their own roll.
We have had a very busy week in Class 4. On Monday we had our Paralympics themed afternoon where we had a go at writing fact files about a chosen Paralympian.
On Tuesday we took part in a Handball Festival at Stanley Crook Primary school. All of the children were brilliant and our three teams achieved 3rd, 4th and 6th place finishes. Everybody really enjoyed the morning and represented our school fantastically.
On Wednesday night we took some children to take part in our local Tag Rugby league. Although some of the children had never played Tag Rugby, they all showed a fantastic attitude and picked up the skills very quickly.
We played 3 matches and only lost by 2 points each time, which was a great effort considering it was our first time.
Today we have had our ‘Jeans for Genes’ day in school, we have raised money for a fantastic cause and all of the class looked great in their jeans.
On Tuesday we will be taking part in a Handball festival at Stanley Crook Primary School. We will be leaving school at 9:15am and returning at 12:15pm.
I know all of the children are very excited as it’s the first festival we’ve had for nearly 2 years.
Children will be changing into school PE kits, but they can bring their own hoodies/jumpers and tracksuit bottoms to school to get changed into in the event of bad weather.
We have been offered the opportunity to take part in the Heart Project. This project is based on keeping active in school and at home with friends and family, promoting an active lifestyle. As a result, all children in Classes 3 and 4 will be sent home either tonight or Monday with a backpack full of sports equipment. This equipment is for the children to keep and has been donated by Bishop Leisure. There is also a project booklet which contains 6 weeks worth of simple activities for the children to complete using their new equipment.
If you get the opportunity please can you take pictures of your children using the equipment and send them in through Class Dojo.
At the end of the 6 weeks, children will receive a medal and certificate if they have completed the activities their books.
If you have any questions please get in touch.
Just a quick reminder that we will be going for our first swimming session tomorrow afternoon. Can all children please remember their swimming costume/trunks, towels, goggles (if they are needed) and a swimming cap. Swimming caps can usually be purchased for £1.50 at the baths.
This afternoon we’ve really enjoyed learning all about Shrove Tuesday and eating our pancakes.
Our class 3/4 bubble having fun in the snow!
As part pf Black History Month we’ve been looking at significant individuals in history. This afternoon we had a sport theme and we looked at the impact Jesse Owens made at the 1936 Berlin Olympics in Hitler’s Germany, winning 4 gold medals. One of the events he won was the long jump, which we tried ourselves.
This week in Science we have been exploring the effects of gravity and air resistance. We were tasked with creating a parachute that would support an egg being dropped from a height without smashing. We had to think about the balance between the weight of the object, the surface area of the parachute and the materials we were using.
We have a new addition to Class 4!! Each class decided to make their own scarecrow for Harvest. This is Farmer Bob, Class 4’s very originally named class scarecrow who comes complete with his own PPE.
This afternoon we’ve been investigating the effects of gravity on different objects. We did some research into who Sir Isaac Newton was and why he is such an important scientific figure. We then used newton meters to investigate how and why the amount of gravity acting on an object changes.
The Forest School children really enjoyed their afternoon exploring the wildlife garden. They whittled sticks to make fishing rods and explored the area to find different types of insects and bugs.
Since we have come back to school we have been doing a lot of work in PSHE about settling in and how we feel in new situations. We shared ideas for our class charter about what we think our rules and expectations should be and then we created comic strips about new scenarios. We also shared stories about how we have felt in different situations…
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