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Eagles and Falcons

Welcome to Year 4 at Derwent Road.  Please find below information about your child’s learning topics this half term, including learning logs and topic leaflets.  Please see our specific class pages for photos and individual class learning journeys.


We are staring the final half term at Greenleas with our much anticipated trip to Grafham Water. The suggested packing list is below. Following that, we will be holding auditions for this year's Leaver Play - Robin and the Sherwood Hoddies, which will take place on Tuesday 16th July at 6pm. Please feel free to bring family, grandparents or friends - its not to be missed!


In Summer 2 Eagles have PE on Tuesdays and swimming on Wednesdays. Swimming will start in the second week.

WWII Visitor

On Thursday 24th January we incredibly lucky to receive a visit from a fascinating man, who was 8 years old and living in Newcastle during the war. The children were absolutely riveted to hear what life was like for a child of their age during the time period we are styudying.

Picture 1



KS2 started the festive season with a beautiful service at St Barnabas Church. The children spoke confidently and sang beautifully.

Albion Archaeology


On Friday 7th December we welcomed Tori from Albion Archaeology into Eagles and Falcons. She works locally (she even worked on the excavation of Roman Gate), and she brought all kinds of interesting finds in to show us. Not only was it very interesting to see what she'd found, but it was also great to find our what the day to day life of an archaeologist is like, and how to become one.

British Values Day


Tuesday 13th November 2018 was British Values Day at Greenleas, Derwent Road. The Year 4 children were split into 4 parties to campaign for which group would be awarded £100 to spend on activities for a Quiet Classroom at lunchtime that the whole school can use.

The 4 parties were:-

  • Red - Paper Puzzlers
  • Blue - Strategy Seekers (Strategic games such as Rubik's cubes and chess)
  • Green - Creative Crafters (Knitting, crochet, pom-pom making and mindfulness colouring)
  • Yellow - Fun books

In English lessons, the children all worked hard to write persuasive speeches and then presented them to the rest of the school who then voted.


It was a close call, but the final winners were ..... Green Group, the Creative Crafters. Look out for Quiet Lunchtime Activities coming soon.


Legion XIIII


On Monday 8th October we welcomed Cais from Legion XIIII to Greenleas, Derwent Road. He soon got the children trained up like real Romans. They improved their Latin, perfected their marching skills, and even found out how to buy a slave at a slave auction.

Thanks to all who donated cakes for our successful bake sale this week!

Key Dates

Wednesday 5th - Friday 7th June - Grafham Water

Wednesday 12th June - Eagles Swimming starts

Wednesday 3rd July and Thursday 4th July - Transfer Days (Year 4 children at their Middle Schools all day)

Friday 5th July pm - KS2 Sports Day

Friday 12th July - Leavers Disco

Tuesday 16th July 6pm - Leavers Performance 'Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies'

Friday 19th July 9am - Leavers Assembly