Spire Junior School

Year 4


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

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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    16 Nov 2018

    week 11

    This week we have been hard at work on the play, either singing the very catchy tunes or on stage going through our lines. Things are going very well and we are looking forward to improving our acting over the coming weeks. We have also been writing exciting story endings as well as perfecting our addition problem solving skills.


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    09 Nov 2018

    Autumn 2 Week 1

    We have been busy, busy, busy this week. It's been great. Straight back in with a bang. We have been focusing on our reading comprehension and inference skills this week in English, focusing and looking deeper into our book, Carrie's War. In Maths, we have moved on to adding up to 4-digit numbers using column addition, they have blown us away, it's been great. In Topic, we have been designing our own poppies ready for Remembrance Sunday (11th November 2018), and looking in to the Battle of Britain - after watching a little clip, the children were very enthusiastic. We have started our Christmas production in class by handing out parts, practicing on stage and singing the great, and unfortunately very catchy, songs.

    Reminder that Parents morning is on Tuesday 13th November 2018! 

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    19 Oct 2018

    Week 7

    What a fabulous two weeks it has been. The children have been more enthusiastic than ever, even though we are coming to the end of our first term. Last week we all got a little bit messy by making paper maiche ARP helmets, everybody loved it though. This week we have started our Science topics: LT are doing electricity and AP are doing sound, both classes have been engaging and have had the opportunity to do some practical Science. Next week we will start to hand out scripts for our Christmas production.

    Thank you to all those that attended our parents morning, apologies for the confusion again and hopefully you can make it next time. 

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    05 Oct 2018

    week 5

    This week we have been working really hard on writing character descriptions. The children have excelled and written some marvellous pieces. In maths we have been ordering numbers using our place value skills and this has been very successful. The world war 2 topic this week has produced some epic propaganda posters as well as some authentic identity cards and ration books - the children have loved it!

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    28 Sep 2018

    Week 4

    WOW, this lot are flying through and really starting to show off properly what they can do each and every lesson. Our expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbial work has been excellent this week and they are being used more frequently without prompting which is brilliant. In Maths we have been learning about counting backwards through zero as well as comparing numbers beyond 1000 using language the correct language (greater than, less  than and equal to). Everybody has been a true superstar and really given it their all. In topic we have been looking at jobs on the home front (ARP warden, women in factories, evacuees, growing our own vegetables) and how this contributed to the war also we have made our own propaganda posters on the iPads. Have a lovely weekend, you must all be tired with how hard you've worked, well done!

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