Being the only mixed class in the school is only the first reason why we are all so special in Year 3/4B. We all work hard every day to improve, while supporting and having fun with our classmates. After such a disrupted 2019/20, we are all determined to make up for lost time and show just how amazing and resilient we all are. We will spend lots of time talking about our feelings and emotions throughout this year whilst striving to achieve new skills and knowledge. Keep coming back to our class page for the latest news and photos from Year 3/4B, by scrolling down, and enjoying everything we have been learning about.
Pupil Of The Week - Friday 23rd October 2020
Congratulations to Sara and Cole for being the last winners of Pupil Of The Week for the half term. Sara has been a brilliant role model; always supporting her classmates and also giving 100% in everything she does. Cole has produced an excellent piece of writing based on the book 'Black Rock'. The imagery he created was outstanding and he has certainly shown a talent for creative writing! Well done you two!
Pupil of the Week - Friday 16th October
A huge congratulations to Alfie and Isabelle for being the Year 3/4B pupils of the week. Alife has knocked everyone's socks off with his work in Maths. He has been super confident with his addition and subtraction, even when given much bigger numbers! Well done Alfie! Isabelle has received her pupil of the week for producing an incredible piece of artwork, using water colours, representing a local landmark. All that practice during lockdown has certainly paid off! Well done to you both!
What is a Risk, Hazard and a Danger?
This week, we have been looking closely and risks and what it means when we reduce them. We spent time thinking about situations that we would class as a risk and then learned about risk assessments and how they keep us safe.
World Mental Health Day - 9th October 2020
On Friday afternoon, we had a fantastic discussion about mental health and what it means to us. We thought about what we could do if we noticed someone in the class wasn't feeling themselves, or if we felt down ourselves. We decided that we could do many things including tell jokes, play favourite games and being a brilliant friend. It is so important that we are there for each other and to provide support when we need it. Take a look at some of the photos below to see what we got up to.
Pupil of the Week - 9th October 2020
This week, we have 2 pupils who have absolutely knocked our socks off! One boy who has been a terrific role model and a girl whose writing would not look out of place in Year 6! Adrian has supported his classmates every day, as well as giving 100% in every lesson he takes part in. Keep it up Adrian! Moreover, Areeba's suspense writing has really impressed us all. We couldn't believe it was written by someone in Year 3! take a look for yourself:
"As the day went by, a dull fog appeared. It got duller. The fog was the dullest it had ever been! The wind blew the fog into Erin's face. Erin couldn't see anything. She felt as if she was blind!"
Road Safety - Week 1
On Thursday 9th October, Year 3/4B took part in their first Road Safety lesson alongside staff from Gateshead Council. We learned about the Green Cross Code - 'STOP, LOOK, LISTEN, THINK' and how we use this to help us cross the road safely. We have two more sessions coming up in which the children will learn to cross the road near parked cars and then at a junction. Well done Year 3/4B!
On Friday 2nd October, the children in Year 3/4B took part in a range of activities linked to Macmillan charity day. We cut out our very own gingerbread characters and decorated them. Take a look at the photos below to see all of our beautifully decorated creations!!!
Pupil of the Week - 2nd October 2020
This week, we couldn't be more proud of our two pupils of the week. Firstly, Aiden has grown so much since he started in Year 3/4B. He is working more independently every day and we are really enjoying seeing him develop and grow! Keep it up Aiden! Secondly, Grace has been a superb role model for the other children in the class. She always gives 100% in every lesson and has such an amazing attitude towards learning and being such a good friend! Well done Grace!
Religious Education - Mokshapat
In RE, the children have been learning about Hinduism and what followers of this religion believe. We read about how Hindus believe in reincarnation and how karma impacts upon their daily lives. We also discovered that a board game that many of the children had played before, and was also popular amongst children in India: snakes and ladders! The version we played this week is called Mokshapat and it centres around the belief that if we carry out good deeds, we get to ascend to a higher life (going up a ladder). However, if we make a bad choice, we will go in the opposite direction (down a snake). The aim of the game was to reach Moksha! It was a really fun way to explore the way people from other religions think and it certainly got us talking.
Over the past 4 weeks, the children in Year 3/4B have been working hard to create a performance combining smooth transitions, strong poses and incredible teamwork. They were asked to come up with 4 'free frames' which each had their own theme of a word (small, wide, round, square etc.) and had to combine them to create their final piece. We will hopefully be uploading these videos to the site very soon but here are some photographs of their freeze frames for the time being. Well done Year 3/4B! You have really impressed us!
Pupil of the Week - Friday 25th September 2020
Both Haniyah and Mubin have hugely impressed this week with their positive attitudes towards their learning. Mubin has not only vastly increased his times tables knowledge, he has supported his classmates in a wide range of areas. You are a fantastic role model Mubin and we never want this to change! Haniyah's determination to improve has come to the fore this week as we began our Maths and English lessons. Every adult who works with her would agree with that sentiment! Well done you two!
This week at Brighton Avenue, we have been learning all about what it means to be a good friend. In Year 3/4B, we completed a number of different activities to better understand the term 'friendship' and how we can be the best friend we possibly can. Below is just one of the activities we undertook but stay tuned for a video compilation of all of our hard work! Well done Year 3/4B, Mrs Herbert and I couldn't be prouder of how well you have supported each other since we returned!!! Keep it up!!!
Willow Pattern Plates
This week in Art, the children have been learning all about the style of painting and design known as 'willow'. We looked at examples of the design and learned that they often depict a story through a number of different images. The children learned how to use blue ink in different ways (including the levels of dilution in water) to create shading and detail. Take a look below and I'm sure you would agree that they all look good enough to eat off!!!
Pupil of the Week - Friday 18th September 2020
Congratulations to Mia and Jackson who have received pupil of the week for their outstanding attitude towards their learning since we came back in September. We have been so impressed with how mature they have been and we couldn't prouder. Keep it up you two!
Week Beginning 14.09.20
Art- Optical Illusions
This week, we have been exploring the world of optical illusions in art. The children chose 2 images that may, or may not, have linked to one another. They then cut the images into 2cm strips and stuck them onto card, alternating each image as they went. When they finished, it created a stunning visual effect of two images in one! Take a look at the video below to see for yourselves.
Science- Measuring Distance on Different Surfaces
To begin our unit on forces, the children took part in an investigation as requested by Ferrari! They asked us to find out which surface was the best for their sports cars to drive the furthest on. Below are just some of the photos we took as the children carried out this rip-roaring experiment.
Week Beginning 07.09.20
Our First Day Back...
What a fantastic start we have had to our time in Year 3/4B! There were a few nerves at first among some of the children but that is completely understandable. However, these nerves were soon a thing of the past as the children got to know each other better through a game of Year 3/4B Bingo! Mrs Herbert and I have been so impressed with the work ethic we have seen so far and we can't wait to see what the rest of the year brings. The children created some beautiful butterflies for our class reading display which represent how reading books can give us all wings to achieve anything we want! Take a look at some of the photos below and see if you can spot your butterfly! Keep up the hard work Year 3/4B! You're all amazing!