Year 4

Miss Grey (Teacher) / Miss Foley (ARMs) / Miss Scott


Welcome to Year 4! I am delighted to be joining Swalwell Primary School and supporting your child on their learning journey. In Year 4 we are becoming independent learners through questioning, investigating and creating. We have a rich curriculum that will challenge and extend our learning. A growth mindset will help us, allowing us to believe in ourselves and develop resilience. I hope that through mutual trust and respect everyday will be stimulating, rewarding and memorable. 


Year 4 Visit Arbeia

Year 4 have visited the Roman Fort, Arbeia, to find out what life was like for Roman soldiers. They had a tour of the fort including the soldier's barracks, the Commanding Officer's house and the West Gate. They found out that legionaries had to live in tiny rooms in...

Pumpkin Carving

To celebrate Halloween, Year 4 designed and carved their own gigantic pumpkin - which weighed a massive 15kg! This pumpkin was particularly special as it was grown in the garden outside of the Year 4 classroom. Click here to view the photos in our website's gallery.


This week, Year 4 visited Holy Trinity Church in Swalwell for a workshop on Remembrance. They explored different prayer stations to discuss remembrance, peace and reconciliation. Year 4 finished the visit with some songs about remembrance. More photos can be viewed...

Stig Wemyss Live @ The Library!

On Tuesday 18th September Year 4 and Year 6 were lucky enough to spend the afternoon being entertained at Gateshead Library by Stig Wemyss, a narrator all the way from Australia! We visited the library as part of an event aimed at encouraging children to enjoy books...

Year 4 Science

In Science we are learning about electricity and have been making our own circuits. We really enjoyed working together to try to make the bulbs light up. Next, we will explore different components, such as buzzers and motors.

School Councillors First Job of the Year

Having only just been elected our new councillors found themselves at work - interviewing new School Governors! Councillors representing KS2 met before the interview to decide upon the questions they were going to ask. They then worked with Mrs McCall to discuss body...

Magical Mangahigh Maths

Thursday 12th July saw the end of the Primary Boss of the North competition that KS2 pupils have been competing in. Mrs McCall was amazed to receive the following news: Mangahigh is incredibly proud to have hosted Primary Boss of the North. It has been a fantastic...

Primary Boss of the North

Wednesday Update! On Tuesday, the ultimate mathematics challenge started. At 9am on 3rd July  four simultaneous competitions launched for schools across England: Boss of the North, Primary Boss of the North, Boss of the South and Primary Boss of the South. Swalwell...

That History Bloke

Year 3 and 4 had a visit from Richard "That History Bloke" to learn more about their topic of the Anglo Saxons. Richard was dressed as an Anglo-Saxon monk and spent time with each class talking about how important monks were and all the special jobs they did. He...

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