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Year 4

Picture 1 Mrs Taylor - Owl Class Teacher
Picture 2 Mrs Eeles - Owl Class Teacher
Picture 3 Mrs Gosling - Kite Class Teacher / Deputy Head
Picture 4 Mrs SilvesterNoott - Kite Class Teacher
Picture 5 Miss Jones - Kestrel Class Teacher

  Welcome to Year 4


Snow update ***


We hope you have a fun and safe day in the snow! If you would like some ideas of activities you could do on the snow day, please have a look at the list below. It would be brilliant if you could take some pictures of your activities and bring these in to share with the class. 


- Design and build your own snowman. Write a story about the adventures your snowman gets up to. 

- Write a poem about the snow. Can you use similes and alliteration to describe it?

- Make up some addition or subtraction word problems about the snow and answer them. 

- Make a word search using winter and snow related words. 

- Times tables practice and reading. 


Spring Term


Welcome back to a new term. This half term, our topic will be The Victorians, followed by Dinosaurs after February Half Term. 



In maths, the children will be consolidating their understanding of the four operations, moving from using resources to formal methods. We will be developing the children's understanding of fractions and focusing on shape and time. 



The children will be focusing on Fair's Fair by Leon Garfield and The Dinosaur Diary by Julia Donaldson. They will be writing a variety of fiction and non-fiction including a diary, play script, explanation text and an adventure story. 



In Science, the children will be looking at animals including habitats and the digestive system. We will be doing lots of practical activities and investigations. 



The children will be investigating the Victorian period, being time detectives in order to compare life today and life in the past. We will be starting out topic with an exciting Victorian day. 



In DT the children will be creating a Victorian hand-sewn sampler. This will be followed by an Art topic where the children will be designing and making a clay dinosaur and fossil model. 



Important information

*Each week activities will be sent home to support your child's learning. Spellings are handed out on a Friday and there is a quiz the following Friday. There are Mathletics tasks the children can complete. 


*Children will undergo a "spellings quiz" every Friday and will be given new spellings to learn for the following week - please ensure that you are supporting your child in learning their spellings as their ability to spell words correctly will impact their writing significantly.


*Year 4 P.E. is on a Monday and Tuesday for Kestrel, Monday and Friday for Owl and Tuesday and Thursday for Kite. 


*Library days are on a Tuesday for all classes. Children will be expected to bring in their library book during these times so that they have the opportunity to change it for a new one.



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