Year 4

Update for Week beginning : 21/1/19

Final Hooke Court parent meeting –  12th February 3:30pm Rome class

We would love to see you at our final parent meeting for Hooke Court on Tuesday 12th February at 3:30pm.

English and Maths information:

In English we are going to focus on the useful skills of writing to argue and persuade. We are basing our written work on the controversial Iceland advert ‘Rang-Tan’, looking at the palm oil industry and the deadly consequences this is having on our environment.

After a fantastic week of Area and Perimeter, the children will be learning about different measures. We will have lots of fun reinforcing how to measure practically, along with how to convert different units of measurement.

Other curriculum news:

This term’s homework grid was given out on Friday 18th January, with the deadline for homework Friday 8th February.  You can download the new homework grid under the ‘Related Learning’ section at the bottom of this page here: Why Should We Care homework grid.

My Maths has now also been set for this half term.

This half term we will be studying the rainforest in our new project ‘Why Should We Care?’.  Within this, we will be encouraging the children to form their own opinions of key issues in the world and learn how to write persuasive texts.  We will also be learning how to use an Atlas and study different countries and continents.

General Information:

This half term our indoor PE will be on a Tuesday afternoon (no longer a Thursday morning!) and our Games session will be on a Wednesday afternoon at Kings Park. Please ensure all PE kits are in school on these days! Madrid class will be swimming on a Thursday afternoon so please bring swimming kits.

Please remember to ensure that your children are dressed appropriately for the cold, hats and gloves are encouraged as well as warm coats.

Every Friday the children will be completing a spelling and times tables test.  They have the opportunity to earn certificates for their times tables results.  Following on from parent feedback, the children will be expected to write their results in their diary and share the progress with you at home!  They will also write down any words they found tricky in the test.  Thank you for the support in practising these at home.

The spellings that we are now focusing on can be found in your child’s home school diary on page 57. These are the statutory spellings for Year 3 & 4.


Hooke Court

6th March – 8th March 

The Great Year 4 Debate!

  18th January 2019

Since the start of the new term, Year 4 have been developing their knowledge of Global issues in our new Rainforest inspired project,...

Are we nearly there yet?

  13th December 2018

Year 3 and 4 literally raised the roof of the hall yesterday with their enthusiastic performances of their nativity ‘Are we nearly there...

WW1 Workshop

  27th November 2018

As part of our World War 1 project, we divided into workshops for each afternoon last week, culminating in a Friday showcase to...

First Aid Afternoon

  5th November 2018

As the Year 4 children have been focusing on how to ‘Be Prepared’, we decided that knowing the basics in First Aid would...

Our Resilient Runners

  1st November 2018

Before half term, our school cross country club took part in huge event featuring over 200 runners from schools all around Bournemouth. The...

Project day

  29th October 2018

WOW! What a fantastic day Year 4 had exploring the great outdoors! The first activity was to build an edible raft and to...