Year 4

Update for Week beginning : 19/03/18

English and Maths information:

In English this week children will be writing up our instructional texts on how to mummify a body ready for display! The children have focused on the layout of instructions and the correct use of sub-headings and bullet points.  Children have also used adverbs of time, imperative verbs and adverbs to create clear, concise instructions for the mummification process. In Maths, we will continue problem solving with numbers using the context of money and measure. The children will learn how to break down multi-step word problems and choose the correct operation in order to calculate the correct answer.

Other curriculum news:

We will be continuing our exciting new project ‘Walk like an Egyptian’ where we will be studying all aspects of Ancient Egypt. This week we will be looking at the geography of the region, identifying where and how the great pyramids were built. We will then be focusing on RE, exploring the meaning behind Easter.

General Information:

Please note: Rome class will continue swimming lessons at Littledown on Tuesday afternoons – they will need their swimming kits with them every week.

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 for this half term. The tasks this half term include: Roman numerals, factors, money problems and place value. This week we will be continuing to focus on money problems – so feel free to complete these tasks first.
  • Spellings – children should continue to learn the Year 3/4 spellings as laid out in the new home/school book. We recommend dividing the spellings up into chunks of about 5- 10 a week. This week, you may consider learning: enough, exercise, experience, experiment, extreme, famous, favourite, February, forward, fruit. 
  • Project/English – please see the link below to the homework overview.

Hooke Court Snowmagedden

  13th March 2018

Year 4 have returned safely from their epic adventure at Hooke Court, but not before an encounter with the Beast from the East!...

Cross Country Season Finishes

  9th March 2018

Cross country running is not for the faint hearted, and we have been extremely impressed with the perseverance and determination from all our...

Rippa Rugby!

  29th January 2018

Children in Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their Rippa Rugby session at King’s Park. The coaches put them through their paces in a series...

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...