Year4

Welcome to the Wacky and Wise World of Year 4!

This half-term’s Learning Journey is: The Iron Man 

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Week Ending: Friday 15th September 2017

In English:
This week,
we have been looking at different ways to leave your reader in suspense. We have been using empty words, rhetorical questions and short sentences to do this.  
Next week,
 we will be looking settings and describing them so please bring your big box (brain) of magical vocabulary with you!

In Maths:
This week,
we have focussed on using compact columnar for addition including carrying. We also used this skill to complete an investigation which we absolutely loved!
Next week
, we will be focussing on using the columnar method for subtraction including exchanging. Please practise this at home if possible.

Also this week: we enjoyed our Science lessons where we thought about different electrical appliances and whether they produce heat, light, movement or sound. We also thought about what our lives would be like without all of our electrical devices and the children thought it would be a very boring world!

Tree Assembly Achievement Winners:
4R: Lucia

4O: Cem
4M: Aldo

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What superstars!

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P.E. Kits
Please ensure that children have clean and complete PE kits in school, ready to be used. Thank you.
PE days: 4R- Monday & Thursday  4O- Tuesday & Thursday   4M- Wednesday & Thursday

Upcoming trip:
We are excited to announce that our first Year 4 trip will be to Legoland Windsor on Monday 2nd of October 2017! The children are already looking forward to this already.

If you are available to supervise a group on this trip please note this on the reply slip. We will inform you nearer the time whether you have or haven’t been selected to join us. You need a DBS (see Doreen in the office for more information) and must have had an induction with Mrs Gannon.

 

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: 

SUMMER 1:  

SPRING 2: 

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