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Welcome to Year 4

Housemartin Class Swift Class

Mr Tragner

Mrs Thomas

Mrs Ward (1:1)

Miss Palmer (0:6)

Mrs Maytum (0:5)

Mrs Stickings

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.


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Week Ending 6th July

A warm hello from Year 4, the weather is hotting up and the children would benefit from having some sun protection: sunglasses, hats and cream if possible please.

The children’s Learning Log homework has amazed us over these last few weeks celebrating our Big Idea—Show Me the World.

We were impressed with their variety, colours and effort that have gone into creating wonderful pieces of art work.

Thank you. In Literacy we have written a narrative based on our book The Paperbag Prince where the children focused on writing enticing stories.


Week Ending 22nd June

Hello again from Year 4.

Firstly, we would like to say congratulations to all the children who performed brilliantly in the school production of ‘Treasure Island’ they made us very proud.

In Literacy this week, we were creative and wrote some descriptive poems about the setting of our book—the rubbish wasteland, before then focusing on the main character by writing a profile.

In Numeracy we are working on statistics and handling data.

The children developed their skills on retrieving and interpreting information from graphs and charts.

Lastly please may I remind children to bring their PE kit for lessons.

Week Ending 8th June

Hello and welcome to the last term of a great school year.

“Show me the World” is this term’s theme and our learning will take us around the world.

We will uncover some “ancient” facts about Greece and then later in the term write a non-chronological report about Brazil.

In Numeracy we are developing our calculation skills.

In Science we are finding out fascinating facts on the food chain, teeth and the digestive system.

We are looking forward to our science investigation on tooth decay using eggs.

We are currently the best at reading our AR books in school so please keep up the great effort .

Thank you.


Week Ending 18th May

Hello again, firstly can I say a BIG well done to all the children in Year 4.

Last week we read the most words in the whole school which was over one million so that is some great AR effort.

Please keep it up as it has helped the children improve their descriptive writing.

In Numeracy, we explored area and perimeter of different shapes.

Please ask your child how we measure the area and the perimeter of a shape and see if they can give you a definition.

Lastly, we would like to say a big thank you to all the children for their contributions towards the Year 4 wedding.

All the children looked amazing in their wedding clothes.

Week Ending 20th April

Hello and a nice warm Springy welcome to term 5.

This term we are reading the history novel ‘The Prince and the Pauper’ by Mark Twain.

The children will explore the Tudor England and in their writing recreate the atmosphere and scenery of the 1500’s.

We have enjoyed sharing the text and reading their books is essential to develop their literacy skills so please keep up the great work.

In the foundation subjects we are looking at materials and nature in Science, in Geography we are examining the British Isles towns and cities before looking at marriage in RE.


Week Ending 23rd March

Firstly can we say a BIG thank you for your support on the school trip! It was a great day out and the children learnt lots of fascinating facts on the Anglo-Saxons and we were lucky to see piglets that had been born that morning.

We have had a busy week as it is Test Week and we are preparing for our grandparent’s tea party for the Monday.

If at all possible then please could we have some snack donations for the Grandparents to enjoy their afternoon in school? Thank you for booking your times for Parent’s Evening and we look forward to seeing you next week.

Week Ending 9th March

We hope everyone enjoyed the snow.

The children have had a good week back and really enjoyed their Book Week activities.

It was great to see the children dressed up as their favourite book characters and thanks to any adults who were able to make the reading afternoon on Wednesday.

The children were really enthusiastic towards reading and we hope this continues.

In Numeracy the children explored geometry and symmetry so please quiz your child on objects around the house that may have symmetry.

Next week, is another exciting week as we have Science Week and our school trip to Kent Life.


Week Ending 26th January

With our theme of ‘Through the Keyhole” the children created film sets out of their shoe boxes for their stop animation videos.

We will soon become directors and then film these using the Learn Pads.

In Literacy we are reading Into the Forest which is a fantastic book by Anthony Browne.

The story has captured the children’s imagination and they have written some excellent descriptive settings and poems.

In Numeracy we have found fractions of an amount and compared and ordered them before placing them on a number line. Our multiplication knowledge is developing—well done for using Rock Star Maths.

Week Ending 12th January

Happy New Year and welcome to Term 4.

This term our theme is “Through the Keyhole.”

We have taken this idea and sketched, drawn and painted our ideas of Through the Keyhole images based on artist’s work.

In literacy, we have read “Leon and the Place Between” which is a visual tale full of magic.

The children worked hard using amazing adjectives and complex sentences in their descriptive language.

In Numeracy the children have added and subtracted fractions before finding equivalent fractions.

Lastly, Year 4 will continue swimming every Friday.


Week Ending 15th December

Good tiding to you all, firstly, thank you to all those who came to the Carol Concert.

The children sung beautifully and looked amazing in their Christmas outfits.

The children have worked really hard on their Big Writes where they wrote creative Christmas narratives on Paddington’s Christmas Adventure.

There were lots of lovely descriptions of the festive period.

Lastly, we are looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday for the Christmas Big Idea afternoon.

The Year 4 team would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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.