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    28 Jun 2019

    Final Half Term


    In the Year 4 team we have been super impressed with how all the children are behaving. We have many children ready for year 5, which is wonderful. This week we have been recapping our learning ready for our end of year assessments. The children have absolutely loved the different activities we have been completing in Maths, many stating they haven't even done any work - that's because we've learnt through FUN!

    After a very wet start to the week, we have finally managed to get out in our garden and have PE sessions!! The garden path is now in after moving many buckets and barrows full of bark. Next, we are on to the soil and planting our gorgeous plants. We can't wait for it to be completed and for you to come to our garden party.

    Also on other good news, Sports Day will be on Tuesday morning AND OUR BOOK HAS ARRIVED!!! Keep your eyes peeled for dates for the book launch and the garden party.

    Thanks for your continued support

    Y4 team 

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    07 Jun 2019

    Final half term week 1

    It has been a truly fantastic poetry week and we are all actually exceptionally sad to see it go. All the children have been working hard and producing fantastic list poetry, poems about themselves as well as looking at all the features to be successful in writing a wonderful poem. Check out some of the ones that have been written on the windows around school, sadly we couldn't write them all.

    In Maths we have been converting between different units of measure by multiplying and dividing by 100 and 1000. It has been exceptionally tricky but we've taken it in our stride and will continue next week.

    With the garden, the plants have now arrived and we've begun to properly remove all the weeds. We are now awaiting the top soil and bark, then we will be winning. Unfortunately the paint has gone walk abouts but that will arrive soon enough we are sure.

    Enjoy your weekend and see you on Monday!

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    20 May 2019

    Summer Term 1

    The children have really got stuck in with the gardening this term. We have been deweeding the flower beds, sanding down the fences and thankfully Miss Topham's scout friends came and removed all dangerous objects from the pond. Over the next few weeks we will be painting and planting :).

     In Maths we have been looking at time, specifically analogue to digital where we have to convert in 12 and 24-hour clocks. This is tricky so any work that happens at home would be appreciated. In English we are continuing to look at Danny the Champion of the World and completed a character description on Friday. These were excellent and the children are really starting to use their year 4 targets in their writing.

    Year 4 are trying to beat Year 5 at the reading challenge so please keep reading three times a week and going on timestable rockstars.


    Y4 team 

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    03 May 2019

    Operation Clear Up

    Welcome back to the third and final term!

    We have come back with a bang and thankfully remembering most things! Amazing. We have been going over our non-negiotables for writing, which does include those pesky capital letters :). We have also begun designing our garden. We have been given an area of land to improve - the three flower beds in our playground and the forgotten pond area. We have spent time looking up how much things cost and deciding what we wish to have in there.

    Operation tidy up has begun with the teachers as there were nettles and spiky bushes that we needed to get out before allowing the children in. In order for them to garden we need garden gloves and tools. The tools do not have to be kept in school, can be returned each day. 

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    05 Apr 2019

    April 5th

    This week we have done lots of writing. We started the week writing an argument in which the children had to write a FOR and AGAINST argument about zoos. The children worked really hard and the results were fantastic. We followed this with a whole school writing activity on Thursday morning where the children watched a short film about a light house keeper and his troublesome day. They then wrote a story about the day of the lighthouse keeper with an alternative ending. The children should be very proud of their efforts as they were truly outstanding.

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