Welcome to the Wacky and Wise World of Year 4!

This half-term’s Learning Journey is: VIVA ESPANA!

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Week Ending: Friday 22nd June 2018

In English:
This week,
we have been continuing to look at our year 4 text ‘Toro! Toro!’ by Michael Morpurgo. The children have been getting into the feel of what the Corrida (bullfighting ring) would be like using their finest sensory vocabulary to describe it’s smell, sound and feeling.

Next week, we will be looking at the next part of ‘Toro! Toro!’ and writing for emotion, to show how the protagonist Antonito and his sister feel.

In Maths:
This week,
we have gone back to recap reading and writing time. For those that can already read time they’ve been converting time through investigations.

Next week, we will be continuing to look at time. We will be moving onto solving problems involving time, including practical skills like reading timetables.

Also this week, we have enjoyed our R.E. topic and the children produced some excellent poems about their own morals and values. The children also had their visit to La Paella which was an unbridled success. The children enjoyed eating lots of new dishes as well as scoffing any they already knew. Miguel the owner of La Paella was very impressed with the fact that all the food vanished and the children weren’t afraid of trying new things. And a big well done to all those from year 4 who took part in the Athletics competition this week, with a special congratulations to Ella in 4O who won ‘by a country mile’ according to Miss Hammond.

Also next week, we will be starting our Geography on Spain and the children have a home learning to research about a given region of Spain. The 5 regions they can research are; Andalusia, Asturias, Canary Islands, Catalonia, and Madrid.

Tree Assembly Achievement Winners:
4R
: Mary
4O: Sofia    
4M:  Ibbey

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What fantastic Hazelnuts!

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P.E. Kits
Many children recently have not had full P.E. kits in school. Please ensure that children have a pair of shorts or tracksuit bottoms, a t-shirt and some appropriate trainers or plimsolls, ready to be used.  Thank you.
PE days: 4R– Monday & Thursday  4O– Tuesday & Thursday   4M– Wednesday & Thursday

 

Spelling:

As you know, spelling is now a massive part of the curriculum and we want your children to be fantastic spellers! Throughout the year, we aim to teach the children some new spelling conventions. Please have a look in side bar to the right of this page and you will see a spelling document – this will provide you with the spelling conventions we will look at throughout the year and all of the spellings your children need to know how to spell by the end of the year. If they can practise these at home as well as in school – that would be a massive help! Thank you for your ongoing support!!

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OUR INCREDIBLE LEARNING JOURNEY ARCHIVE

SUMMER 2: 

In Spanish day we all dressed in our best Spanish outfits and danced the day away with Miss Powell, fed our curiosity with Mr Peel’s Spanish Tomato Bread, and thirsted after knowledge with Miss Murek, Mrs Powell and Mrs Vincent.

SUMMER 1:  

SPRING 2: 

World book day:

4O:

 

4R:

 

4M:

SPRING 1: 

AUTUMN 2:

AUTUMN 1: The Iron Man (Big Bang)

LEGOland Windsor (School Trip)

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List of good revision websites and books:
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/
www.cgpbooks.co.uk
www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/

List of spelling websites:
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling & grammar
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling : Play
Crickweb | KS2 Literacy
spelling – Topmarks Search
English Spelling Games and Activities
http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html
http://www.spinandspell.com/game.swf
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/lookcover/lookcover.html