Spire Junior School

Year 4


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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    19 Jan 2018


    We've been working super hard in Year 4 this week and our wonderful Legends writing has continued. We have been working alongside our pairs from the other class in order to better our writing. Next week we will be taking what we have learnt from our partner and work independently again. In Maths we have started looking at adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator (which is our homework for this week). We have been designing our very own Anderson shelters in art and design, if you have any please can you send in corrugated cardboard. Not long till we go to the museum - make sure you have everything on the ticksheet. Those who aren't coming, we will be back on Friday for school.

    Congratulations to Olivia and Travis who won the gold award this week. 

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    12 Jan 2018

    First Week

    What an excellent first week back. The children have come back with wonderful attitudes to learning and we have gone straight in with a bang. In English we have started our Myths and Legends writing by looking at the Legend that is Robin Hood, all the children have enjoyed learning about him and have started writing fantastic character descriptions with their writing partner from the other class. In maths we have been continuing to look at multiplication, specifically factors. We have found moments of this hard but preserved and competed in some wonderful active maths bingo today which seemed to be enjoyed by all. We have continued with our WWII topic this term as we don't believe the children fully got the chance to get themselves engaged in the topic due to the fabulous nativity.

     Just a reminder that we will be going to stay at the museum on Thursday 25th January 2018, a letter went home this week as a reminder of the final payment (£15) needed before 25th January and telling you about all the stuff the children will need to bring with them. This is a brilliant trip (Miss Topham went last year) and each and every child will love it!

    Congratulations to Callum and Damien for winning the gold award this week!! 

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    22 Dec 2017

    End of term

    Well, can you believe how fast that has gone! We have reached the end of the first full term where the children have worked exceptionally hard and pushed themselves to achieve all that they possibly can (we are very proud, fingers crossed it continues in the New Year).

    Lots of exciting things will be happening next term, especially our sleepover at the museum on Thursday 25th January 2018! We are very excited.

    Have a wonderful Christmas and we will see you in the New Year. 

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    15 Dec 2017

    Last Week

    Well another jam packed full and exciting week is over. We really hoped you enjoyed the Nativity at the beginning of the week, you got to witness first hand just how hard these children have been working to put on the perfect show for you and I think you would agree they were fantastic.

    We are in school next week and will be finishing on Friday 22nd December, when you are allowed to join us for Christmas craft afternoon starting from 2pm. A letter went home yesterday about one of the activities we are hoping to do with you, where we will be making fluffy sock snowmen decorations so if you could kindly bring in a pair that would be appreciated.

    As always, thank you for your continued support. Keep reading and keep practising those times tables :)

    From the Year 4 Team 

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    11 Dec 2017


    Well what a truly amazing performance by the Year 3/4's this morning. They have put in continued effort week after week and the staff were completely amazed by what they managed to produce from learning all their lines, when to come on, when to speak and those brilliant songs. Thank you as always for your continued support, it really does make a real difference and we know lots of you have been pulled in to help them learn their lines, something we appreciate as well as them. We are still working hard in Year 4 in these last two weeks leading up to Christmas so keep doing the maths homework and reading three times a week. Remember you are invited to join us next Friday for Christmas craft afternoon, see you then.

     Year 4 team

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