Dear year4 parents/carers,
We have had a very busy start to year 4 but the children have settled in and are enjoying their time in school! Please find some information about year 4 below:
- Our PE day for Y4BB this term is a Tuesday. Please ensure your child has full kit (T-shirt, black shorts and plimsolls/trainers) which should remain in school until the end of half term. I would also recommend your child brings an outdoor PE kit (jacket and tracksuit bottoms) approaching the autumn and winter. If your child does not have full kit, they cannot participate in PE lessons. Swimming will take place for Y4FD on a Thursday this term and a full swimming kit is needed.
- Homework will be handed out as and when we feel it is appropriate. Spellings will be handed out on a Monday to be tested the following Monday. All children in year 4 are expected to know all of their times tables up to 12×12 by the end of the academic year. Times table will be given out on a Wednesday to be tested the following Wednesday. Please help your child in practicing and remembering all multiplication tables and spellings.
- Purple home school contact books must be brought into school every single day. Spellings and homework will be outlined in this book. A comment about your child’s reading should also be recorded in this book with a signature.
- Children are expected to change their library books independently when needed- any day is appropriate.
- This year the children will explore a range of topics as part of geography and history, beginning with the Anglo Saxons and Celts followed by The Yellow Stone National Park and the Egyptians in the summer term.
Please remember if you have any worries, concerns or want to share some good news from home, the door is always open to arrange to meet with us!
Thank you again for all your support
Miss Bainbridge and Miss Dobbin.
Hello from Mr. Scott and Mrs. McBarron (the year 6 team)
We hope you are all ready and looking forward to your last year at Toner Avenue! We have a very busy year ahead, with lots of challenges and rewards.
P.E. kits are need for Tuesday – Playground Leader Training
Swimming kits are needed for Wednesday – Brinkburn baths (The session finishes at 3 pm so we may be back at school a few minutes late depending on traffic)
Theatre Royal visit Friday 22nd September. ( As we are returning from Newcastle we will be back at school a few minutes late )
R.A.P. event – Monday 9th October South Shields Fire Station (The session finishes at 3 pm so we may be back at school a few minuted late depending on traffic)
(Aren’t we busy already!!)
As well as concentrating on our Maths and English in preparation for the National test in May we also study different topics each term.
Our topic this term is World War 2, if any family members have any memorabilia, artefacts, pictures, etc linked to the topic we would love to see them and add them to our display.
We are also hoping to get a regular link to Hebburn Comp to further develop the children’s computing and media skills. (fingers crossed!)
Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to a great year.
The Year 6 Team
The Y6 children had 3 weeks to produce a project about World War 2. We had models, food, artefacts and computing. They thoroughly enjoyed it and have been totally ‘hooked’ by the topic. Well done Y6
Year 4 CH had a fantastic afternoon starting their new coding topic, Lego Wedo.
Their first challenge was to work as a team to follow the instructions to make the model. They then had to work out how to make the birds dance in different ways. We had some interesting moves on the dancefloor!
Twelve children, six from both Year 5 and Year 6, competed against other schools from South Tyneside in a gymnastics festival at Temple Park. They were selected by the coach, who had been teaching both year groups throughout the Spring Term. The children had to perform a gymnastics routine that consisted of a round-off, scale balance – which they had to hold for a minimum of three seconds, a backward roll into straddle stand, a half turn, two cartwheels and a choice of completing the routine with either the splits or a bridge.
Whilst waiting to perform their routine they had an exciting time bouncing on the trampolines and performing somersaults.
Once again the children were a credit to Toner Avenue School, showing great sportsmanship and manners.
Well done to Karl, Abigale, Ellen, Jack, Lei, Chelsey, Ruby, Owen, Emily, Alysha, Maddison and Ellie.
On Monday 20th March 2017, ten pupils from Year 5 and Year 6 competed in a Hockey festival at Boldon School. There were 3 groups of five teams and Toner finished runner up in their group, narrowly missing out on a semi-final place on goal difference.
The results were as follows:
St Matthews 3 Toner Avenue 0
Toner Avenue 2 Lord Blyton 1
East Boldon 0 Toner Avenue 2
Hebburn Lakes 0 Toner Avenue 1
The goals were shared between Daniel, Bailey, Alfie and Emily.
The children showed great sportsmanship and were a credit to the school.
On Friday 17th February, after dinner, we all had a packed lunch and left school at 11:40. We went to the Hebburn metro and got there by 12:07. I was so excited to get to Monument. We got to Monument at 12:23 and as we were all walking down to Las Iguanas, I had butterflies because; I didn’t know what it was going to taste like.
When we got to the restaurant, we went downstairs and I got chosen to make the cocktails for my table. The drink was called cool breeze.
Here are some of the dishes of food that are known as street foods. Quesadillas were my least favourite of all the dishes. I didn’t like the roasted plantain, it was basically roasted banana.
After all that food, we had another couple of dishes, we had a tortilla and out of all the toppings to go on the tortilla, I only liked the rice.
After all the main meals, we had pudding! This was my favourite part of the whole trip- CHURROS!! We even had a chocolate dip to share with our table! I was one of the lucky ones that got an extra churro with my own chocolate dip.
Soon it was time to go home and we walked back to the metro, we got to the metro at 2:34 and got back to Hebburn at 2:50. We got back to school to go home at 3:15.
By Holly Joyce
A fantastic effort this week from everyone at Toner.
However these children have stood out for working really hard and using for being kind members of our school.