Year 4 Visit to Beamish 2016
On January 27th 2016 the children in Year 4 had a great day out at Beamish Museum. We watched an experiment about explosions in the mine and took part in a role play about life in the work-house in Victorian Times. Some of us dressed up as Victorian children to make our day out more realistic.
Year 4 Beamish Project
In Year 4 we are taking part in a special project with Beamish Museum. It is about the history of the Davy Lamp. It is 200 years since the Davy lamp was first used in mines like Hebburn Colliery. Last week Mr Wooley came to visit our classroom. We looked at old maps of Hebburn to see how the town has changed and we found out what life was like for the miners. It was very interesting. We are now looking forward to our visit to Beamish Museum.
Year 4 First Reconciliation Service
Last week 15 children from Year 4 made their first reconciliation at St. Joseph’s church. Father Adrian led the service where we listened to the parable of ‘The Prodigal Son’ and thought about some sorry prayers. After receiving the sacrament for the first time each child lit a candle on the altar as a symbol of Jesus’ light in our hearts. It was a peaceful and prayerful service and the children finished by singing ‘Father I have sinned’. We are very proud of these children.
The Prodigal Son by Rembrandt
As part of our work on The Lake District we have been finding out about the author Beatrix Potter. She wrote many stories about animals, including the famous Tale of Peter Rabbit. We wrote character descriptions about Peter, his sisters Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail as well as the nasty Mr. McGregor. Poor Peter Rabbit lost his blue jacket and leather shoes and Mr McGregor made them into a scarecrow.
We went out-side to look at our part of the school grounds. In our area we have three trees. They are young trees so they are not very big yet. One of the trees is completely bare because it has lost all of its leaves. One tree has some brown leaves left. The third tree still has quite a lot of green and yellow leaves. This is quite unusual to see at this time of the year but it is probably because we have had some warm weather recently.
We worked in pairs to measure objects around our classroom.