Year 4

St. Cuthbert’s Fair

St. Cuthbert’s Fair

During Lent, children were made aware of two charities that we would be supporting as part of our work around social justice.

The children were encouraged to ‘Give It Up’ as part of the CAFOD campaign to support their work overseas in countries effected by poverty. Children listened to the story of Rabiul from Bangladesh and heard how charities like CAFOD help him, his family and community to live better lives. In total over the Lent season children donated just over £195 from their own money having decided to give something they enjoyed up.

On the last day of the spring term we held our first every ‘St. Cuthbert’s Fair’ to raise money for St. Cuthbert’s Care -a North-East charity that helps those closer to home who need help and support. Children listened in assembly to one of the workers who came to tell our children about the important work that the charity did in our area.

On the afternoon of our St. Cuthbert’s Fair, children had donated their old toys and books to raise money for the charity. Children in older classes even worked together to come up with their own ideas for stalls that children enjoyed being part of… a great afternoon for all involved and nearly £155 raised! This money will be donated during the Good Shepherd Mass in May by two of our Mini Vinnies.

 

Shine Time Cookery Club

Shine Time Cookery Club

This week the children in cookery club were decorating biscuits. They made their own icing making sure it was not too runny, then they decorated the biscuits with sweets and chocolate. The older children helped the younger children and they even added food colouring to change the colour of the icing. The children decorated extra… Continue Reading

Shine Time Cookery

Shine Time Cookery

The children who chose to join Shine Time Cookery Club had a great time this afternoon making pitta pizzas. The children watched a short video explaining the instructions on how to make the pizza then they worked in small groups to design their own vegetarian pizza. The children first spread tomato puree on pitta bread… Continue Reading

Remembrance Week

Remembrance Week

Year 4 have had a fantastic week learning all about Remembrance Day. We started with a fact hunt and found out some fascinating information about World War l. Children brought in amazing facts and artefacts from grandparents and great grandparents and gave super presentations. We have also made beautiful soldier silhouette cards and written creative… Continue Reading

Forest School

Forest School

Most of the Forest School sessions during November were dedicated to making poppies using a variety of mixed media including glass, clay, wood, wool, plastic, wire & stone. The completed work was displayed in school as part of our Remembrance Week. The children also completed work related to their topics including leaf colour matching, measuring… Continue Reading

Forest School

Forest School

The children have produced an array of creative work during October in Forest School. Hand made instruments, bird feeders, natural art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy, rainbow leaf mobiles, clay men, Autumn leaf wreaths, leaf animals, Stone Age bread & jewellery, natural pyramids, Anglo Saxon dwellings, wire weaving, autumnal art and weaving with sticks & wool. The… Continue Reading

Forest School

Forest School

Forest School sessions were up & running as soon as the school year started in September. Our new Reception class were introduced to Forest School where they became Kings & Queens for the afternoon after making their very own nature crown. During their next session the children used sticks & grass to decorate the first… Continue Reading