Archives filed under year 4

Well-being Festival | October 11, 2017

Year 4 attended a Well-being Festival at Silksworth Leisure Centre. Below is an account of the day by one of the attending pupils and an accompanying video slideshow:

On Thursday 5th October Year 4 went to Silksworth Leisure centre for a Well-Being festival. We went there to learn about keeping fit and exercising. We took part in Brazilian soccer, yoga, skipping (in which I got tangled), dancing and dodgeball. The other group got to make smoothies using power from an exercise bike. We also got to do a kickabout with Sunderland AFC and learn new skills. We were only there for the morning but it felt like all day because we were so worn out from the exercising.

Louis, Year 4 pupil
Well-being Festival photo slideshow.

Cragside Trip Update | October 10, 2017

Year 4 recently visited Cragside. Below is an account of the day by one of the attending pupils and an accompanying video slideshow:

On Monday 2nd October all of Year 4 went to the Cragside country house to learn about hydro electricity. Lord Armstrong lived here 150 years and he used the water from lakes and waterfalls to make electricity for his massive house. We walked around the mansion seeing lots of interesting antiques. We then had lunch and walked around the forests and found the power house where Armstrong made his electricity using a generator. We saw the water wheel and the iron bridge. We didn’t go across it though. We were worn out from walking up lots of hills in the forest. I enjoyed my day at Cragside because it was very interesting and learnt new facts about electricity.

Hana, Year 4 pupil
Cragside photo slideshow.

Year 4 trip to Cragside | October 4, 2017

Year 4 Children at Cragside.

Year 4 visited the Cragside Estate in Northumberland. Cragside was the home of Victorian inventor Lord Armstrong who was the first in the world to power his home using hydroelectricity. The children were given an opportunity to see how he did this and to find out all about how he was able to generate his own electricity in this way. Because our science topic is based on electricity this was the perfect opportunity to find out about more sustainable ways of generating this precious resource. It was also great to see this beautiful house and the stunning grounds it is set in.

I liked the power station the best. But also the lake and the wheel.

Isabelle, Year 4 pupil

Little Inventors | July 10, 2017

Little Inventors
A child showing of his invention design.

The school recently had a visitor in assembly from an organisation called Little Inventors. Some of our Year 4 and 5 children had the opportunity to complete a workshop, which helped them to understand the work of Little Inventors and to think carefully about their own invention ideas.

The work they produced in this workshop will be displayed in a gallery in the autumn term. The designs will be entered into a competition where the winners work will be made into a real object.

Tennis Success for Years 3 and 4 | June 28, 2017

Year 3 with their gold medals for Tennis
Year 3 with their gold medals for Tennis.

Year 3 and 4 have been competing in the Sunderland Tennis Finals. Year 3 played very well winning most of their games and showing some great skills which allowed them to top their group and make the final against East Herrington School. Each child played one more match against an opponent from East Herrington. Winning these individual matches, Richard Avenue Primary was named the winners and the children received gold medals.

Year 4 with their silver medals for Tennis
Year 4 with their silver medals for Tennis.

Year 4 played against the 11 other schools who had won their cluster groups. After playing lots of tennis games and taking part in the skills station, Richard Avenue Primary won their group by over 100 points which took them into the final. After a close match they finished as runners up and received silver medals and with that they now get entered into the Tyne and Wear finals.

Well done to all children involved.

Year 3 and 4 Tennis Update | June 6, 2017

Year 3 Tennis Team
Year 3 Tennis Team.

Year 3 and Year 4 tennis teams recently played in the cluster tennis tournament. Both teams played some brilliant tennis and both won their respective tournaments to made it through to the Sunderland tennis finals.

Year 4 Tennis Team
Year 4 Tennis Team.

Well done everyone!

Safer Internet Day 2017 | February 7, 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017
A group discussion about sharing media including photos and videos online.

Today the school held their annual Safer Internet Day event.

In the morning the school was visited by Northumbria Police who did a special assembly on the danger that can confront children while using the internet and the things they can do to stay safe online.

Internet Safety Day 2017
Two members of Northumbria Police who did an assembly on internet safety.

In the afternoon all individual classrooms watched videos and did classroom exercises in order to help with awareness of potential problems they may encounter online. Each year group had exercises tailored to their age. Topics covered included such things as sharing media including photographs and videos online, playing games and online games with friends, social media and online chat facilities, and online addiction.

Safer Internet Day 2017
A classroom discussion about sharing photos online.
Safer Internet Day 2017
The children watch a video about the potential dangers on online gaming and internet addiction.

We covered who to contact and/or talk to in order to get help when needed. Some more pictures from the day are below:

Safer Internet Day 2017
Safer Internet Day 2017
Safer Internet Day 2017

Key Stage 2 Celebrating Christmas | December 22, 2016

Key Stage 2 Christmas Production 2016
Key Stage 2 Christmas Production.

Key Stage 2 held their annual Christmas Production for 2016 this week. The theme this year was “A Celebration of Christmas” and the children performed different routines showing the different aspects of Christmas and how its celebrated in different ways in different parts of the world.