Year 4 Beech and AspenMiss Bell and Mr Doyle
Welcome to Year 4!
Miss Bell and Miss McClure are our Year 4 teachers, and they are supported by Ms Edgar. Miss Bell teaches Year 4 Beech and Miss McClure teaches Year 4 Aspen.
Information about what Year 4 will be learning can be found in our ‘Curriculum’ section.
To see what your child will be learning about this Autumn term, please check out our individual year group ‘Topic Webs’ in the links on this page…read more
Wow! What amazing (and diverse) talent we have here in our lovely school! From comedians, dancers, painters, writers, miming artists, singers, gifted sportsmen and creative writers – our children showed off their individuality, skills and confidence in some stunning performances at our whole school talent show this week!read more
This week, we enjoyed some amazing sports days / mini sports days at West Lane! Despite the inclement weather – with support from young sports leaders from Thorp Academy and Gateshead School Sports Partenrship – Key Stage 2 pupils enjoyed participating in a variety of team work, competitive and problem solving activities on our fabulous school playing field and it was great to see the parents and teachers getting involved too! Check out our video of our sprinting teachers! Key Stage 1 pupils then enjoyed a mini-sports day on Thursday…read more
During our transition time this week in maths, Year 4 (soon to be Year 5) were asked by Mr Smart (owner of ‘Smarties’ company) to gather information and record data about the rarest of the Smarties colour.read more
As we began moving to Year Five, Year 4 discovered that something else had moved to! After investigating and compiling the evidence, we discovered that an alien (named Beegu) had crash-landed on our field – leaving vital clues to help us uncover the truth!read more
Sometimes, it’s just about being inquisitive…
So, we went outside to prove a theory: Insects follow lines. We discovered they do! How cool is that?
On Friday 25th May almost 400 of us (!) went to Saltwell Park, to participate in the annual ‘Gateshead Schools Fun Run’ event. We arrived by coach and when we got there we enjoyed warming up with the Metro Gnomes!read more
“On Tuesday, the Year 4 children ventured to South Shields in search of a ‘Really Roman’ fort. We pretended to be archaeologists and excavated some real Roman artefacts. Then, we went to the beach and had the most exquisite ice-cream. It was AMAZING!” – written by Isabel.read more
Every Tuesday after school, our keen gardeners will be working with Miss Bell to brighten up the grounds of West Lane! Please take a look at our school planters if you are passing…read more
We have been very fortunate to have had such a close relationship with our local church, so this week’s assembly was a particularly sad occasion for our school – as it was Father’s Tom leaving assembly.read more
Last Monday, we had brilliant time at The Sage performing at the ‘Big Spring Sing’. Thank you to all of the wonderful West Lane parents who came to support us at the event and a huge thank you to Mrs Kendrick our fabulous music teacher from Gateshead council, who worked alongside Miss Sergison so that we could reach our full potential as a choir. We hope you enjoyed the afternoon as much as we did!read more
Last week, Year 4 looked considered the question ‘Should we feel guilty eating chocolate?’ for Commonwealth week. We studied Ghana and its trade links with a focus on cocoa beans.read more