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Week Beginning 20th November

 

Maths: This week we will be consolidating all the fantastic learning and skills we have developed over the last few weeks. We will pay particular focus to our multiplication and division of 10, 100 and 1000.

 

English: This week we will be focusing on non-chronological reports and looking at the use of paragraphs within these reports.

 

Reading: This week we will be continuing our book 'The Time Travelling Cat and The Egyptian Goddess'. We will continue to read through our chapters and focus on our comprehension and understanding of the text. We will be using our skills of comparison and discussing in detail the descriptions that the Author uses and how these help us to picture in our minds the story.

 

PBL: We will be continuing to explore and learn about the fascinating Ancient Egyptians. We will focus in particular on the Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. We will also be playing Egypt’s got Talent!

 

Reminders:

Please have wellies in school on Thursdays for our woodlands sessions.

Our PE days this half term are Tuesday and Friday.

 

Christmas Making Day 1st December

Please could you bring in empty kitchen roll tubes in preparation for our Christmas making day. Many thanks for your continued support.

 

Thank you so much for your generous support and donations for our Anti-Bullying and Children in Need.

 

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4A

4B

4C

4R

Layla

Grace

Jayden

Sidney

Taylor

Ivy

Anna

Week Beginning 13th November

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on time and the conversions between minutes and hours. We will also be looking at days, months, and years.

 

English: This week we will be continuing our study of our story based on our topic of Ancient Egypt, we will be revisiting the skills and features we learnt in particular adverbial phrases and adverbs. We will be changing one part of our story and re-writing it with this new change.

 

Reading: This week we will be continuing our book 'The Time Travelling Cat and The Egyptian Goddess'. We will continue to read through our chapters and focus on our comprehension and understanding of the text. We will be using our skills of inference and description to answer key questions.

 

PBL: We will be continuing to explore and learn about the fascinating Ancient Egyptians. We will focus in particular on the pyramids! We will also look at special artefacts, their purpose and uses.

 

Reminders:

Please have wellies in school on Thursdays for our woodlands sessions.

Our PE days this half term are Tuesday and Friday.

 

Christmas Making Day 1st December

Please could you bring in empty kitchen roll tubes in preparation for our Christmas making day. Many thanks for your continued support.

 

Up and coming events at our School:

 

Anti-Bullying, Monday 13th November 2017

Children are welcome to wear something blue on this day to show their support for anti-bullying.

 

Children in Need, Friday 17th November 2017

Dress up in spots!

With a donation of £1, children are welcome to dress up in spots on this day or paint their face with spots to show their support for Children in Need.

 

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4A

4B

4C

4R

Paige

Ava

Harry

Elijah

Ike

Lydia

Toby

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 6th November

 

Maths: This week we will be studying measurement (converting between units) looking at multiplying and dividing with 10, 100 and 1000.

 

English: This week we will be continuing our study of our story based on our topic of Ancient Egypt, we will looking in particular at similes and using the skills and techniques we learnt last week to plan and re-write our story from memory.

 

Reading: This week we will be continuing our new book 'The Time Travelling Cat and The Egyptian Goddess'. We will continue to read through our chapters and be looking in particular at verb choices and character descriptions.

 

PBL: We will be continuing to explore and learn about the fascinating Ancient Egyptians. We will focus in particular on the Nile River, fact finding and mapping out the Nile with all its twists and turns.

 

Thank you so much for all your generous gifts that were donated on Friday for our parent presents, our bags at the front of our classrooms were overflowing!

 

Reminders:

Please have wellies in school on Thursdays for our woodlands sessions.

Our PE days this half term are Tuesday and Friday.

 

Egyptian Day for Year 4 Friday 10th November

Please remember to dress up in Egyptian clothing and we really look forward to our exciting work shop during the day as well as lots of fun filled activities!

 

Christmas Making Day 1st December

Please could you bring in empty kitchen roll tubes in preparation for our Christmas making day. Many thanks for your continued support.

 

Up and coming events at our School:

 

Poppy Day!

From Monday 6th November to Friday 10th November we will be selling poppies and other items in aid of The Poppy Appeal at both the infant and junior sites.

 

Anti-Bullying, Monday 13th November 2017

Children are welcome to wear something blue on this day to show their support for anti-bullying.

 

Children in Need, Friday 17th November 2017

Dress up in spots!

With a donation of £1, children are welcome to dress up in spots on this day or paint their face with spots to show their support for Children in Need.

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4A

4B

4C

4R

Josh

Hassaan

Keeley

Hiro

Nelly

Annabelle

Amber

Yaseen

Emily

Miles

 

Homework

 

A new spelling list of 10 words was sent home on Friday last week. Your children will need to learn and practice these words ready for their spelling test on Thursday this week. A new list will then be sent out on Friday this week and the cycle will repeat.

 

If you have any questions, please speak to your child's class teacher.

 

The Year 4 Team

Week Beginning 30th October

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at perimeter, the children will learn how to find the perimeter of an object by adding together the length of the outside edges. 

 

English: This week we will be studying a story based on our topic of Ancient Egypt, we will look at the skills and techniques used in the writing which engage the reader. 

 

Reading: Our new book is 'The Time Travelling Cat and They Egyptian Goddess'. We will begin by making predictions and looking into author technique for describing characters. 

 

PBL: We launch our Ancient Egyptians topic this half term! We will start off by looking into the time periods of Ancient Egyptians, where Egypt is and how this time in history began. 

 

Reminders:

Please have wellies in school on Thursdays for our woodlands sessions. 

Our PE days this half term are Tuesday and Friday.

 

Up and coming events at our School:

 

Poppy Day!

From Monday 6th November to Friday 10th November we will be selling poppies for £1.00 each, in aid of The Poppy Appeal at both the infant and junior sites.

 

Anti Bullying, Monday 13th November 2017
Children are welcome to wear something blue on this day to show their support for anti bullying.
 
Children in Need, Friday 17th November 2017
Dress up in spots!
With a donation of £1, children are welcome to dress up in spots on this day or paint their face with spots to show their support for Children in Need.

4A 4B 4C 4R

Aizah

Ben

Tia

Sasha

Ellie

Harsha

Shubi

Liam

Anna

 

Homework

 

Unfortunately, the Year 4's have not been given their new spellings to learn for this week, we apologise for this. On Thursday 19th October, in Year 4 we will discuss the spelling homework format and we will remind the children of the strategies which can be used to learn spellings. A new spelling list of 10 words will be sent home to learn on the Friday after half term and the children will be quizzed on the following Thursday. 

 

If you have any questions, please speak to your child's class teacher.

 

The Year 4 Team

Week Beginning 16th October

 

English: This week we are continuing with diary writing, we are focusing on recent events and writing a diary around a recent natural disaster. Our focus will be on using past tense, first person, time conjunctions, emotive language and our senses within our writing.

Maths: This week we will pull together our knowledge of subtraction and addition. We will look at how to use the inverse operation to check our work, 2 step problem solving, reasoning and using rounding to estimate answers. 

Reading: The Demon Dentist is coming to the end, we are going to finish the book and analyse the language and word choice which has been used throughout. We will also complete a book review and comparison to other work. 

PBL: Burps, Bottoms and Bile has been a wonderful topic and we are finishing with video presentations about The Digestive System, a saliva experiment and how food changes to different states within the digestive system. 

 

Reminders:

PE days are Tuesday and Friday, please have wellies in for Thursdays. 

The Halloween Disco is from 4:45pm until 5:45pm in the Junior School Hall. Entry is £2 and sweets are 50p.

On Thursday 19th October you are invited to 'Look around the classroom' from 3:30pm until 4pm. You will be able to see some of the work your child has produced so far in Year 4. 

 

The Year 4 Team

Week beginning 9th October 2017

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at subtraction, similarly to last week we will begin with revising some mental methods for subtraction (partitioning, number lines, near halves, near multiples) and will then move on to the formal written method of column subtraction. We will look at number which require us to exchange (previously known as borrowing) and will use our skills to problem solve and reason. 

English: This week we will be writing a diary entry on a recent natural disaster. Our writing focus will be on using first person (I), writing in the past tense and using chronological order.

PBL: We are continuing with our digestive system learning this week, we will be creating a factual digestive system on aprons and will present our findings and knowledge to our class. 

Reading: We will continue looking at Demon Dentist and analysing some of David Walliams' writing techniques. We will particularly focus on his presentation within the book and humour. 

 

Reminders:

A letter went out on Tuesday regarding the Year 4 residential trip to Ufton Court in June, if you need another letter please speak to The School Office. Please hand slips in by Friday 20th October. 

PE days are Tuesday and Friday - please have PE kit in on these days.

Please have wellies for the woodlands on Thursdays.

 

Year 4 Team

Week beginning 2nd October

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at addition, beginning with mental methods for addition and moving on to the written columnar method. This weeks addition learning will also include problem solving.

 

English: This week we will be working on our grammar skills so we can improve our writing. Our lessons will look at adverbs to express time and cause as well as using the perfect form of verbs for past tense.

 

PBL:

 

Reading: As the Demon Dentist continues we are going to look back at how to infer infer from the text. We will focus on the character of Miss Root and look at strategies David Walliams has used to convey her character to the readers.

 

Reminders:

PE days are Tuesday and Friday this half term, please have PE kits in school on these days.

 

Home work has been temporarily suspended (please see letter from MR Gale), children can still access RMEasimaths at home and are welcome to do as much as they would like on this. Times tables and spellings can still be worked on at home, please ask your child's class teacher if you would like some more ideas on this.

 

The Year 4 Residential evening is Tuesday 3rd October at 6:30pm in the Junior School Hall, please join us for information on the residential trip Year 4 will be going on in June.

 

Week Beginning 25th September

 

Maths: This week will start with using problem solving skills to answer place value questions, this will involve studying questions which have been answered incorrectly and looking at where they have gone wrong. Towards the end of the week we will look at negative numbers. We will be counting backwards beyond 0 and studying what these numbers look like and what value they hold.

 

English: This week we will be writing our own stories based on everything we have learnt over the last few weeks. We will continue to focus on using accurate capital letters and full stops, interesting adjectives and including adverbs in our writing. 

 

Reading: As the Demon Dentist continues we get to a particularly exciting few chapters involving 'a chase' the children will be piecing together the sequence of events and plotting their actions and journey. We will also be answering comprehension questions based on the text.

 

PBL: We begin looking at the digestive system this week. We will find out about how this system works in our bodies and it's functions. 

 

Reminders:

Please have PE kits in for Tuesday and Friday. 

RM Easimaths needs to be completed by Thursdays. Year 4 children are required to complete 15 minutes each week (one session). If you have any problems with the website then please speak to your child's class teacher. 

Spellings will not be tested weekly in school. Please see the Homework Policy for more details.

 

The Year 4 Residential Information Evening is on Tuesday 3rd October at 6:30pm in Junior School Hall. 

 

The Year 4 Team

Week beginning 18th September

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at identifying and representing numbers using different forms (we will use dienes and place value counters as well as pictorials). We will also be looking at rounding towards the end of the week. We will look at rounding numbers to the nearest 10,100,1000. 

 

Reading: Demon Dentist continues this week and we are focusing on character motives. We will look at why they are making certain choices and the affect this has on the other characters. 

 

English: We will continue to look at our own version of 'The Demon Dentist' and will begin making adaptations to the story. We will remain focused on our use of adjectives and adverbs to create an interesting and grammatically effective story. 

 

PBL: We continue to look at the human body with a focus on teeth. We will be using marshmallows to create a mould of different teeth. Our next stop for the human body exploration is the digestive system. 

 

Reminders:

PE days are Tuesday and Friday for this half term, please have PE kits in school for these days. 

Please have wellies in for the woodlands sessions on Thursdays. 

 

The Year 4 Team

Week beginning 11th September 2017

 

Maths: This week in maths we will be looking at place value, this involves looking at the value of where the digits are placed within a number. This week focuses on the value of digits in thousands numbers and being able to compare and order numbers. 

 

English: This week we will be starting our first 'talk for writing' tale based on our reading book 'The Demon Dentist'. We will be using our fabulous knowledge of adjectives to describe what we can see in pictures. We will also be looking at the use of adverbs in our writing to add extra detail. We will also keep referring back to the correct use of our capital letters and full stops. 

 

PBL: This half term our project is 'Burps, Bottoms and Bile'! The children are very excited and can't wait to find out about the way our body works. Our particular focus this week is on teeth. We will be looking in particular at the names and features of our teeth, the causes and preventions of plaque and we will even be making our own teeth model using marshmallows! We are all extremely excited about this new topic and will surely be fully qualified dentists by the end of it!

 

Reading: Our book for this half term is 'Demon Dentist' by David Walliams. We have begun the book already and started to discover why Alfie is quite so scared of the dentist! This week we will be studying the characters; we will look at their descriptions and what this tells us about them. 

 

Reminders/important information:

Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday, please have full PE kit in school on both of these days - any information on PE kits can be found in our uniform policy. 

We will be exploring the woodlands this half term so please have wellington boots in school for this. 

 

Teeth investigation - On Tuesday we will be carrying out an investigation into our teeth! Please could all children bring in their toothbrush for this! 

 

 

The Year 4 Team

Welcome back and a very warm welcome to Year 4! We have had a wonderful start to the year and the children have shown off their beautiful manners, excellent attitude to work and their helpful, kind nature. It is lovely to have you all with us. 

 

The Year Group blog is a place for staff to communicate with parents about the learning each week as well as giving any reminders or information needed. 

 

Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday for this half term. 

 

We will be visiting the woodlands so please have wellington boots in school. 

 

Our end of day timings have changed this year, please collect your child from outside their classroom at 3.20pm. 

 

We hope you have a wonderful year with us. 

 

The Year 4 Team

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