Year 3/4 Penny Whistle Performance

This year, in Year3/4, we have continued the long held tradition of being taught Penny Whistle by the amazing Kenny Kirsopp.

On the last day of term we invited families of the children along to our celebration assembly so the could enjoy a short performance.

The children were brilliant !

Please click on this link to watch the performance.

https://youtu.be/4Iz3qvUJmfo

Gymnastic Double Winners!

Mr Hymers and Mrs Moore took the Year 3 and Year 4 Gymnastic teams to the South Tyneside Gymnastic Centre at Temple Park, in South Shields. We participated in an excellent morning of gymnastics.

All the children taking part from schools around the borough were fantastic and the standard was very high.

We kept up the great sporting traditions of Dunn Street by coming first in both the Year 3 and Year 4 competitions.

The Year 3 team registered the best score of the day and will now represent South Tyneside at the regional competition.

We are all so proud of the children that represented our school.

Visit to Arbeia Roman Fort and Roman soldier training.

We visited Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields  last week as part of our topic of ‘The Romans’. We learnt about what life would have been like as a soldier at the fort and we spent time making Roman mosaics and examining Roman crafts.

The highlight of the day was meeting Maximus a real life Roman centurion, who informed us about the life of a Roman centurion and showed us how Roman soldiers would fight and defend themselves.     (Click here to watch a video    IMG_1759       IMG_1758 )

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Roman TV Special

We had a great time at the ‘Word’ in South Shields last week.

We spent time coding on Scratch and also used coding to create commands that made our Lego creations move.

We used the scripts that we had written in English to create a ‘Roman Special’ TV show in the brand new TV studio.

Check it out on YouTube by clicking the link below.

https://youtu.be/7JXFu_NbLM0

Stone Age Dance

Last term, as part of our Stone Age to Iron Age topic, we created a dance.

The children really enjoyed creating their movements that were based on how they felt Stone Age people would move and  behave.

We are really proud of how it tells a story from the opening movement that depicts the evolution of man.

We hope you enjoy it!

KS2 E-Safety Show

As part of our ongoing work to keep pupils safe online, KS2 participated in an E-Safety Awareness show by theatre company Barking Up the Right Tree.

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

With it being Halloween, we thought it would be great to use our costumes in our own  ‘Scary Movie’

As a class, we came up with the story ourselves and shot the video footage.

We then picked our favourite sentences that we had written to help create tension.

Watch the trailer of our movie ‘Monster Hunters’ – if you are brave enough!

We hope you love it as much as we do.

 

Homework Projects

This week in Year 3/4, the children have been 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

 

 

Loving Life!

Year 3/4 had a great trip on Tuesday. We went to the Centre for Life in Newcastle, to take part in a workshop linked to our Rocks and Soils topic. We investigated the properties of different rocks and also experimented with the permeability of different soils.

As well as our workshop we explored many of the other fantastic science exhibits on show at the Centre for Life. We particularly liked the ‘Brain Zone’ and the fabulous ‘ Inside Out’ exhibition. A  big highlight for many of the children was the rather scary Halloween themed 4D motion ride.

The staff at the Centre for Life commented on the excellent engagement and behaviour of all our children and they certainly made Mr Hymers proud.

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