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Year 4


The Year 4 staff team is made up of class teachers:

Miss Clarke, Mrs Fox and Mr Coltman





We are also very lucky to have additional support in class from

 Mrs Shaw, Mrs Elsom, Mr Currie, Mrs Saund and Miss Lamond    






Spelling Test - remember your spelling book! 

Homework - Hand in or submit homework on Google Classroom. New homework is set on Google Classroom. 


Monday and Tuesday

Come to school in PE kit - PE is in the morning on Monday and in the afternoon on Tuesday




Come to school swim ready - Please come to school with your swimming costume and shorts underneath your school uniform. Bring a swimming back with a towel, goggles (if needed) and some dry underwear. 



Celebration assembly - Bring into certificates or medals that you would like to celebrate with the rest of the school in celebration assembly. 

Children are to hand in homework on a Monday. We will set a homework task on Google Classroom every Monday. 



The children are asked to complete the following:


  1. Read their school reading book on Bug Club
  2. Practise their Times Tables on TT Rockstars
  3. Practise their weekly spellings on Spelling Shed






Please practise these spellings this week. They have been set on Spelling Shed too for you to practise. 

Our next spelling test will be on Monday 24th January.






Bananas statutory words


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Today some of us have planned, written and performed poems to take part in a poetry competition. The theme of the poem was 'If I were in charge of the world...' Have a read of the poems below to see what ideas we had!


We have really enjoyed making hanging Christmas tree decorations this week. We learnt how to do a whip stitch, running stitch and back stitch before designing our decorations. We then used our chosen stitch to sew two pieces of felt together before adding on the extra details. They are going to look beautiful on our Christmas trees.


We really enjoyed inviting our parents in today for a learning showcase. We shared all of our fantastic learning with them from this term and they wrote us little notes to stick in our books.


We have really enjoyed our DT topic this half term of making mince pies. After researching mince pies and designing our own, we then made them and decorated them with icing. We were very proud of them and looked forward to showing them to our families. 


The children learn the skill of paper weaving. We thought carefully about our patterns! :) 



Today in school we have been learning different skipping skills! We had lots of fun, developed our team work skills and learnt a new skip of two! 


In Science, we have been exploring the different types of teeth and their functions. We learnt why these teeth were shaped in a particular way and how they helped us to break down food. We then made a model using mashmallows to show the different types of teeth. 


In Art this half term we are going to be weaving, inspired by Aladdin's magic carpet. We have been researching oriental rugs and how they are made.


We explored Black History Month through music this year. We listened to some inspirational songs from Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone. We then discovered how the two of them linked to the civil rights movement. After discussing the power of music, we then discussed how else we could get our message across respectively. We talked about peaceful protest and how we have seen some of this recently in the news. We used powerful lyrics and sayings to create our own protest boards.



Wow, what an exciting day we have had today! In our 'mountains' topic we have been learning about James Ketchell who is a motivational speaker and adventurer and he surprised us by turning up at school today. He told us all about the adventures he's been on and then we had time to ask him questions and look at his equipment.


We have been learning about Roman numerals. We worked together to create a number line up to 20 and then used strips of paper to make the Roman numerals.


In PSHE we have been learning about democracy and dictatorship. We played a game where the children 'voted with their feet'. The teacher said a law and the children had to agree/disagree with it. After this, the children worked in small debating groups. They had one person arguing for banning school uniform and one person arguing against it. The remainder of the group listened to the discussion and voted at the end of the debate. The majority of children voted against banning school uniform.



In Science, we have started our new topic 'Who am I?'. We have been using identification keys to identify sea animals today. We learnt that an identification uses yes and no questions.

In English, we have been learning about different word classes. We sorted words into nouns, adjectives and verbs before writing an alliterative poem about our class! We used the IPads and Siri to help us find different verbs and adjectives! 

In PE this half term we are learning gymnastics. We enjoyed creating routines in a small group and performing them to our class.