Category Archives: Year 4

Our Amazing Shoe Box Appeal!

Our Amazing Shoe Box Appeal!

This year, for the very first time at St. Columba’s, as part of their Sacramental Preparation Journey in Faith, Year 4 decided to support ‘Operation Christmas Child’ – the Shoe Box Appeal.

A shoe box is Christmas wrapped, filled with toiletries, toys and school items before being sent to a child in natural disaster zones and war torn areas of the world. For many children, this will be the only gift they will receive this Christmas.

Year 4 set their sights high and made a target! They wanted to wrap and fill 100 shoe boxes by Friday 3rd November! They started by delivering a special assembly to the whole school to raise awareness of the chairty and ask our school community for help. They explained how to pack a shoe box with the right items to help children who aren’t as lucky as we are.

  

We recognised that asking parents to fill the shoe boxes at home can be expensive and time consuming. Y4 wanted the whole community to play a small part each and together, if we worked as a team, we knew we would make a bigger impact. The Y4 children ran a shop every morning break and on occasions after school for two weeks. Children and parents were able to buy items from as little as 5p, up to £1 in order to fill the shoe boxes. Items for sale included rubbers, pencils, notebooks, toothbrushes, toothpaste etc. Y4 wish to thank the Friends of St. Columba’s for giving them the initial money to buy these items in bulk to sell.

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‘Forest School Staff Training.’

On Monday evening the staff donned their wellies and outdoor attire to take part in exciting ‘Forest School Training’ with Miss O’Connor. (Level 3 Forest School Leader).   St Columba’s Forest School Aims To provide an opportunity for individuals to develop, to learn and to enjoy themselves. To provide a safe and non-threatening environment in…Read More

Y3 and Y4 meet Jim Smith

Y3 and Y4 meet Jim Smith

Year 3 and Year 4 visited Wallsend Library to meet the famous author and illustrator Jim Smith. Jim talked about the books he had written and shared his inspiration for the main characters and illustrations. Jim is famous for the series of books called ‘Barry Loser’. Jim taught us how to draw the main characters…Read More

Fruit2Suit Enterprise Challenge!

Year 4 and Year 5 have had a fantastic morning completing a ‘business model’ for a healthy tuck shop! With the help of Lisa, from Fruit2Suit, they were introduced to many different business concepts. They were asked to design a name, logo, tv advert and marketing strategy to bring their business to life! Children were…Read More

Year 4 – writing conversations

Year 4 – writing conversations

In Year 4 we created a list of rules to use when writing conversations, the rules included; using inverted commas, including punctuation inside the inverted commas, using a range of synonyms foe said and beginning a new line for a new speaker. With his in mind we created some fantastic conversations between either Howard Carter…Read More

Year 4 – Conductors and Insulators

Year 4 – Conductors and Insulators

Continuing with our electricity topic in Science, Year 4 have been learning about conductors and insulators. We thoroughly enjoyed testing different materials to see which would complete the circuit and make the light work.Read More

Year 4 – The weighing of the heart ceremony

Year 4 – The weighing of the heart ceremony

Year 4 are really enjoying our Ancient Egypt topic. This week we began learning about the afterlife and discovered that the Egyptians had many different gods, such as; Osiris and Anubis who were the gods of the dead. We were also fascinated to find out the the Egyptians believed that when you died the gods…Read More

Electricity in Year 4

Electricity in Year 4

We have just begun our new Science topic in Year 4 – Electricity! It is fair to say that we are all very excited by this topic. We began by making a note of what we already knew about electricity. Then it was time to investigate. We used wires, bulbs, batteries, buzzers, motors and switches…Read More

Year 4 teeth investigation

Year 4 teeth investigation

After 2 weeks being in either cola, milk, orange juice, water or vinegar we removed the hard boiled eggs and studied them. Some were very smelly.We discovered that the acid in the vinegar had completely dissolved the shell – good thing we didn’t put a tooth in there! We discovered that milk and water have…Read More