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Year 4

Update for Week beginning : 15/12/17

Please click the following link to access the presentation that we shared for parents at the start of the new term.  Year 4 September Information evenings 2017-18

English and Maths information:

In English this week, we have been writing adventure stories based around ‘ The Polar Express’. The children have been using descriptive language to describe different scenes from the film and learning how to develop characters effectively. They will be writing their own versions of the film over the final weeks of term. In Maths, the children have been learning how to divide using short division. They have had to draw on their knowledge of times tables in order to help with this new written method. The children should continue to practise their times tables as much as they can at home.

Other curriculum news:

This week we have been busy preparing for our Christmas production. Children have been practising songs, rehearsing lines and learning how to speak clearly and with expression. We have also been looking at goals and aspirations for the future. Children have shared their hopes and dreams and have discussed steps they can take to achieve these.

General Information:

This year our indoor PE will be on a Tuesday afternoon and our Games session will be on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure all PE kits are in school on these days!

Home learning this half term:

  • Maths –  children have been set a series of MyMaths tasks. This half term the tasks focus on place value, the four operations and fractions which we will be covering over the next few weeks.
  • Spellings – children should continue to learn the Year 3/4 spellings as laid out in the new home/school books.
  • Project/English – please see the link below to the homework overview.


Multi-Sports Competition

  5th December 2017

Some of our lucky Year 4 children had the exciting opportunity to represent the school in a Multi-Sports competition at The Grange School...

Christmas Performance Tickets

  4th December 2017

The tinsel is sparkling, the donkey is safely tethered, the straw’s covering every carpet around school, Jesus is in the manger and the...

Dazzling Diwali

  30th November 2017

Year 4 have been experiencing the sounds, smells and tastes of the Hindu festival of Diwali! We created traditional Diva lamps using clay...

Terrific Tumblers

  24th November 2017

On Sunday 19th November, 29 committed St James’ pupils and their faithful parents turned up on en-mass at Rossmore Leisure Centre in Poole....

Staying eSafe with AFCB

  22nd September 2017

On Monday 18th September, Year 4 children were lucky to have Bournemouth FC coaches visit them for eSafety lessons as part of our...

Philosophy club is coming…!

  8th September 2017