Spire Junior School

Year 4

Introduction

The Year 4 team are Mr Page and Miss Topham, supported by Mrs Young.

We are all excited to begin the new academic year with a full, fun-packed curriculum and have organised a range of exciting activities for your child to enjoy.

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    13 Apr 2018

    What an EXCELLENT first week back!

    WOW! We have had a busy first week back and the children have all been brilliant and coped exceptionally well. All of them came back with a fantastic attitude and we can tell they are now Year 5's in training. This week in English we have started a new genre, Play-scripts. We have been picking apart the play-scripts so we have a great understanding of the layout and what the necessary features are in order to create our own play-scripts eventually. In Maths we have started looking at the area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes, which is quite complicated but we are getting there. In Science we have started our Electricity topic, working out what appliances use electricity and which don't. Next week we will start to look at electrical circuits. Finally, on Wednesday we were very lucky that the premier league trophy came to visit the school, we had the opportunity to ask the people in charge lots of questions about it, it was awesome! Photos to follow on facebook very soon. Have a lovely weekend, get some rest ready for Week 2!

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    23 Mar 2018

    What a term!

    It has been a crazy, short term. The children have worked exceptionally hard throughout this incredibly short term. We have had to fit a lot of work in and the children have been brilliant. We finished this week with Sports Relief, thank you very much for your donations; film club, thank you for your on-going support for Friends of Spire; and finally Easter! The Easter bonnets and gardens were unbelievable, thank you for all your effort. Enjoy the Easter break!

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    16 Mar 2018

    What a week!

    It's been a truly brilliant week and what a fantastic ending. Thank you to everyone for getting into the spirit by dressing your children dressed up as their favourite book characters. We've had a wonderful day and completed lots of fun activities, think they liked the extreme reading the best (that was wild!). We had the lovely opportunity to have the year six read to us and us to them which was lovely.

    Massive well done to Lucas, Alfie, Caleb and Beth for winning the spelling competition yesterday against William Rhodes and Brampton!! They brought home a wonderful trophy and we are all very proud of them.

    Congratulations also to Caitlin and Emma for winning the gold award this week. 

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    13 Mar 2018

    Busy Busy Busy

    In Year 4, we have been very busy over this very small term and are working our hardest in all lessons to make sure we get everything covered in such a short period of time. We really hope you enjoyed the snow just under two weeks ago, we certainly did :). During the last week we have been working on our persuasive writing in English by creating our own adverts for an item we want to sell and posters to help save the Javan Rhinos. This week we are creating a persuasive leaflet to visit Twycross Zoo (something we really want to do in the Summer). In Maths we have been finishing all the fraction and decimal part of the National Curriculum, which they have done brilliantly at, some hard things in there. They have enjoyed participating in Active Maths which has helped to recap this learning. We are now working on coordinates. Keep practising those times tables at home, reading three times a week and going on First News iHub. If you don't have access to the internet, we have a homework club on Monday. Just a reminder that it is our World Book Day on Friday so remember your costumes.

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    06 Feb 2018

    Literacy Week

    Last week was literacy week and it started off with us listening to the talented Mr Page, telling us all about his Ronnie the Rock Goblin books that have been published and the process he went through from his plan, first draft, editing and redrafting. Then we had to step up and create our own part of the story. We spent the week planning, writing, editing and redrafting before we reached the final draft. Hopefully Mr Page will steal a few of our ideas and they will appear in his next book. Look out for a display coming shortly in the school with extracts that have been produced. Just a reminder that Parents morning will be next Tuesday and you will be joining in a Science experiment.

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