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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Some Reminders

Please ensure that ALL your children’s clothing is named, including trousers, skirts and shirts. When the children get changed for PE it is hard for them to find the right white shirt if it is not named.

Please also ensure that the children have a named water bottle in school every day.


Week Ending 1st December

Hello from Year 4.

The children have adored reading our Christmas book—The Nutcracker.

From this we have created some creative and wonderfully descriptive writing in Literacy.

The children wrote some amazing and beautiful descriptions of the Marzipan Palace.

In Numeracy we have learnt about the topic of mass.

We have developed our skills in reading scales, weighing using scales and converting grams into kilograms.

The children were particularly good at estimating and weighing various items.

Next Wednesday we will visit the pantomime and start to get into the Christmas spirit.


Week Ending 17th November

Hello again from Year 4.

The children have completed their history investigation and discovered the history of the schools in our local area.

We then wrote interesting reports on their findings.

In literacy we have finished reading our scary and thrilling novel Krindlekrax.

We created excellent and detailed diaries based on our thoughts of the character’s dangerous experiences fighting Krindlekrax.

In Numeracy, we have worked hard developing our scaling skills and finding factors of a number.

We also worked on our written division methods.

Finally the Children in Need outfits look great.

Week Ending 3rd November

Hello to Term 2.

This term’s theme is Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow and we are exploring our local history of Halfway.

Next week, we will take the children on a history walk of our local area and visit the old school site to compare our old school to our new modern school.

This week the children have become excellent poets and wrote wonderfully descriptive firework poems and ghoulish Kennings before performing their poems to their classmates.

In Numeracy we are working hard on developing our skills on the grid multiplication method.

Don’t forget to learn your spellings for each Friday .


Week Ending 20th October

Hello again from Year 4.

In Literacy we have enjoyed writing out big write about the Dream Giver, creating a descriptive dream world using our vocabulary.

We have started learning about sound in science, conducting investigations and taking part in a sound walk.

In Numeracy we have been developing our problem solving skills, continuing to gain confidence with adding and subtracting.

We had a great time at our Halloween disco.

Everyone made a great spooky effort with their costumes.

Week Ending 22nd September

We were creative in Art and DT by designing, planning and created a multi-coloured Dream Jar that the BFG would be proud of.

In Literacy, we have used Wow words and adjectives to write descriptive phrases to bring characters and settings to life.

Then we focused our writing on trying to persuade the Queen to capture the evil giants.

In Numeracy, we have continued looking at Place Value and Number.

We have learnt how to order, compare and round numbers.

We have continued to develop our times tables ready for their weekly test.

This week, we ensured all children had reading books set at their level so that they are ready for their weekly AR quiz.

Furthermore, the library is open every day from 8am to help eager readers.


Week Ending 8th September

Hello from Year 4 and a warm welcome to everyone.

The children have settled in well into their new classes and they are very excited about their learning this term — I have a Dream.

We have started this term by asking the children about their dreams and hopes for the future and introduced our Literacy text—The BFG.

This Dahl classic involves imaginative and excellent descriptive language which will provide the children with good writing opportunities.

Just a gentle reminder to ask all parents to let their children line up before they are collected as it can be quite chaotic at the end of the day.