An Artful Day in Year 3/4

What a great day we have  had today. As we continue to forge links with the Customs House in South Shields we were visited by Elizabeth Kane who is the Learning Officer at the Customs House.

Elizabeth had invited us to participate in a project entitled ‘Power and Protest’  which the Customs House were delivering and has been funded by Historic England.

As a class we discussed what the words meant and looked at three protests that had taken place in South Tyneside:

The riots at Mill Dam, the Jarrow Crusade.and the Miners’ Strike. We had an excellent discussion about how people would have felt at the time.

Next we looked at a famous artist called Bob and Roberta Smith and we looked at his art.

Elizabeth then explained to us that we were going to use his art to inspire us to create our own using oil pastels on card.

The whole class spent the afternoon, working in pairs to complete their own piece of artwork.

As you can see below the results were fantastic.

As part of the project we will have our art displayed at the Customs House and the children will all receive an Arts Award.


Forbidden Forest Movie Trailer…

We have had a brilliant time in English, over the last month or so, creating our own movie trailer.

For Halloween, we all dressed up in our scary costumes and took the opportunity to take lots of video footage in the school grounds.

As a class, we then used the footage to help us create a movie trailer using different types of sentences to create tension.

We then picked our favourite sentences and inserted them into our movie trailer.

Watch the trailer of our movie ‘Forbidden Forest’ – if you are brave enough!




Homework Projects

Our class really enjoyed presenting their completed homework projects.

Last term, the children were asked to complete a homework project and their families were invited to get involved. The children chose something that they were interested in and as part of our ‘Speaking and Listening’ in English they had to present their completed projects to the class.

They were judged on how confidently they spoke to an audience and how well they kept the listeners engaged. They also got a mark for the time and effort they put into their project.

There were some amazing projects and the children were really engaged with the homework – which was fabulous to see.

Can I please thank all the families that joined in with their children. Your efforts are really appreciated.

Mr  Hymers


What a Ramble!!

In aid of Children in Need, Key Stage 1 and Year 3/4 went walking around our local area.  We enjoyed a stroll through Jarrow Hall, past Charlie’s Park, along the river and back to school.  We walked a total of 2.3 miles which is a fab achievement for little legs!

We had so much fun and Year 3/4 did a fantastic job of looking after Reception so we must say a massive thank you to them.

We finished the ramble with a selfie, like all good Rambles should end.