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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. 



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. 



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

The Federation of Earlswood Schools recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.