Year 4Jonathon Noble
Welcome to Year 4!
Year 4 haven’t wasted a second since returning from their summer break! They’ve hit the ground running and are storming enthusiastically into each lesson. Within maths, they have been working at re-establishing their understanding of number and place value while also working hard to improve their scores in their weekly arithmetic tests. It’s been great to see them challenge themselves in our problem solving lessons and as I’m sure they’ll tell you, being stuck in maths just makes your brain grow.
In contrast, our English lessons have been chock full of language, and drama as we have begun to examine our latest text “The Green Ship” by Quentin Blake. Examining illustrations and using powerful noun phrases, metaphor and simile, the children have really impressed with their mature and appropriate use of language.
Finally, we have eagerly begun our latest creative curriculum topic in which we teach many subjects discretely through an overreaching period of history or stimulus. This term it has been the turn of… THE VIKINGS! The children have wowed Mr Boddy with their knowledge when he recently popped his head into our classroom and they are currently gathering notes from various sources to extend into complex sentences and create a non-chronological report based on their lives.
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Here’s the Autumn 1 Newsletter – the children will be bringing a copy home on Monday! Our printers have had a technical glitch which the technicians are busy resolving.
We have acquired two new dance teachers from the ‘Body Rockers Dance School’ to teach the latest dance moves and routines!
Our karate instructor, has a few spaces available for new students wishing to start karate lessons.
As the newly appointed headteacher, I feel very excited about the possibilities for the school as we look to build on recent successes and develop and expand the opportunities for all children in our care.
There are a couple of things I’d like to share with you as we start the final two weeks of our school year.
This week, we held another intra school competition this time based around 'Sports Hall Athletics'. Early in the day, year 5 were visited by Nicola Noble (no relation) from the Gateshead SSP (School Sports Partnership) who trained them in several challenges all based...
Dear Parents/Carers, Wow, what a busy term we had at White Mere last term, more of which will follow! Equally, what a busy term we have to come, not least due to our Summer Fayre on Saturday 17th June, Sports Day on Thursday 13th July, Family Picnic on Wednesday...
Dear Parents /Carers, Each year Saltwell Park hosts a Gateshead wide school fun run. Hundreds of children descend upon the park from all parts of the Borough to complete the fun run. Our school has not participated previously but this year we will be taking Reception...
Recruitment update plus important dates for your diaries.
Thank you all so much for your support of our Easter events in school.
White Mere PTA held an Easter egg decorating competition for children and their grown-ups. Here are a selection of the entries, very creative! [gallery size="medium" link="file"...