Year 4

Update for Week beginning : 19/11/18

Hooke Court update:

Just a gentle reminder that Hooke Court deposits are due in this Monday, 19th November. Here is the Hooke Court parent meeting PowerPoint for those who could not make the meeting: Hooke Court Year 4 Parent Meeting.   We would like to confirm that the dates we are going are Wednesday 6th March and return Friday 8th March.

English and Maths information:

Continuing our World War One project, we will be researching famous and influential figures from the time and writing biographies on them.

In Maths we will be focusing on symmetry and angles of shape in a range of different contexts.

Other curriculum news:

For the first time ever, the whole of St. James’ will be studying the same project (all the way from Reception to Year 6!).  To acknowledge the centenary year of the ending of the great war, the school’s stimulus will be World War One.  Within this, we will be studying how the war started, life in the trenches and military/technological advancements of the time.  We also will of course be paying our respects to those who died and help the children to realise the magnitude of their sacrifices.

General Information:

This week, Year 4 have welcomed Mr Thomas into our team.  He will be working with all the children in Year 4 and is a great addition to our team.  Please say hello if you see him!

This half term our indoor PE will go back to being 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!  Also, it is getting colder so please remember to pack tracksuit bottoms and a jumper in PE bags.

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, along with improved marks being celebrated in spelling.  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.



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  5th November 2018

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Our Resilient Runners

  1st November 2018

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Project day

  29th October 2018

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Year Four’s Treasure Expedition

  16th October 2018

Last week, Year 4 embarked upon an extremely exciting exhibition.  They were told that buried treasure had been scattered all over Kings Park;...

Don’t try this at home!

  12th October 2018

In P.E. this half term, Year 4 have been learning how to jump, balance, roll and free run parkour style! Each lesson brings...

Knot your average lesson!

  5th October 2018

Last week our survival experts learnt a new skill to help them to always ‘Be Prepared’! They tried their hand at some tricky...