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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    11 Jan 2019

    Welcome Back

    So a new term and a new year has begun. Year 4 have come back full steam ahead and we have cracked straight on with our learning, which has been excellent.

    The beginning of the week in Maths, we were doing two-step addition and subtraction word problems, then going in to multiplying 2-digit with 1-digit numbers. In literacy we have been looking at using was and were correctly in a sentence as well as linking our writing with our new topic, Natural Disasters, so we have started creating our own non-chronological reports depending on whether we are volcano or tsunami team.

    Our new topic has got off to a flying start. If your child wishes to produce any extra projects at home based on this topic, please do it! We have had some lovely art projects come in and some super fact writing work so far.

    A little picture to remind you of the end of our last project. The end result will be even bigger and better this time.

    Keep reading three times a week and practicing those timestables. Also please return the consent form as well as any outstanding balances for the Deep.

     Have a fabulous weekend, Y4 team

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    30 Nov 2018

    World War 2 Day

    Can I just say, WOW! What an amazing day. All the children were truly fantastic and very hardworking. Each and every one of the embraced each station they went to and got fully involved in all tasks.

    Our tasks consisted of army training with first aid as well as looking a the equipment a soldier may have, baking with rations, making our own World War 2 clay medals and finally designing and making our own gas masks. We finished the day with a celebration VE party and ate the food we had baked. It was brilliant, we hope they all had a fantastic time.

    Reminders, the play is coming up soon, please keep practicing. There is a reading competition on - class with the most reads gets to choose a teacher to do a bushtucker task. Also timestable rockstars and firstnews! 

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    23 Nov 2018

    week 11

    This week in year 4 has been, as usual, very busy. Play practice is in full swing with the children on stage going through their lines. We have some fabulous budding actors who love the limelight! Please could you ensure that your child continues to learn their lines! We have also done active maths in the hall as well as written some wonderful poems about the blitz.

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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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