Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum Visit
We had a wonderful time exploring the lives of ancient Romans during our recent visit to Arbeia. Various artefacts and displays in the Fort and Museum painted a vivid picture of this part of history. Mrs Dooley led us on a fascinating tour of the barracks and excavations, followed by a meeting with the formidable Centurion Maximus, who told us a tale or two as he allowed us to handle and try on a Roman soldier's equipment. He then put us through our paces as new recruits! Watch our video to see how we coped during battle training.
Parade and Battle Training
World Book Day
On World Book Day, we dressed as our favourite fairytale characters. Ma Baker visited school and we all listened intently as she told everyone an amazing story about a fearsome giant who wanted to eat children! We helped to create a clever plan to keep the children safe from harm and make a happy ending.
In class, Mrs Dooley told us the story of 'The Lost Happy Endings', written by Carol Ann Duffy and beautifully illustrated by Jane Ray. This was about a girl named Jub, whose job was to make sure that every story told in the world ended well. However, Jub got caught by a wicked witch who stole all the happy endings. Fortunately this story did have a happy conclusion too!
We spent the afternoon making charcoal pictures of tree silhouettes like those in the book illustrations and we wrote some happy endings of our own, using a gold pen, just like the one that Jub used to write her own happy ending in the night sky.
Please enjoy looking at our photos from the day.
Welcome to Year 4
I hope you had a great summer holiday! I am very pleased that all the children have settled in very well and are rising to the standard of behaviour and work expected in Year 4.
Year 4 summative assessments will be
w4 t1b week commencing 24 November 2014
w5 t2b week commencing 23 March 2015
w5 t3b week commencing 29 June 2015
I look forward to working with you to develop your children’s learning.
Mrs Anne Dooley