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Year 4 Week Ahead Information

21 October 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 4

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Information and Reminders

Reading books will be changed on a Monday and a Thursday. We have sent activities home with the children for you to try with them and their reading books.

Homework is set on a Wednesday and is due back the following Monday. Please ensure that all homework books are returned to school on a Monday.

Starting week beginning 7th November all students should be wearing winter school uniform.

PE Rotation:

4A - Basketball

4B - Swimming

4C- Football


STEAM Day – On Thursday, all of our students will be participating in STEAM Day. The children will come off timetable for the day and instead participate in three activities throughout the day, with their teachers, which will be STEAM based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths). We are keeping these activities a tightly guarded secret until next week, but we can promise that the children will have a very exciting day next Thursday.

Please note that due to the ACAMIS tournament taking place on Friday 28th October there will be no PE lessons for students.


Upcoming dates

Wednesday 26th October - Trip to Zotter’s Chocolate Factory

Thursday 27th October – STEAM Activity day (all classes will come off their regular timetable for the day and have no specialist lessons)

Thursday 27th November - 4B Class Assembly

Friday 28th October – Halloween dress up day

Monday 31st October – Friday 4th November - No CCAs

Friday 4th November – Year 3 to Year 5 UK Space Academy Workshops

Saturday 5th November – Bonfire night

Wednesday 9th November – Primary workshop and coffee morning

Friday 11th November and Monday 14th November – School closed due to staff training


Stars of the Week

4A – Vika Kholodenko

4B – Marco Peng

4C – Sofia Nazarian



In English this week we will complete our work on Newspaper reports. We will be innovating the story of Grandpa’s teeth and using all the skills we have covered so far in this topic to write a final Newspaper report. We will spend Monday focussing on recapping our grammar skills and planning out our newspaper report. On Tuesday we will spend our lesson constructing and editing our newspaper report. Towards the end of the week we will be looking at our trip to the chocolate factory and writing  about our day there. We will look at linking and sequencing of writing and how to successfully paragraph with appropriate linking vocabulary.



In Maths this week we will be looking at decimals. This is a new topic covered for the first time in Year 4. We will be looking at being able to order and compare decimals with up to 2 decimal places. From here we will look back at our learning on being able to round numbers and apply this to decimals. Towards the end of the week and into the following week we will be looking at being able to apply our knowledge and skills of decimals numbers to solving word problems.



This will be our final week of looking at How Humans work. On Monday we will have our exit point for this topic. We will be inviting pupils from Y3 into our classrooms to have their eyes tested. We will take them through the whole process of going to an opticians and try out the eye tests that we devised earlier on in the topic. On Wednesday we have our entry point to our new topic “Chocolate”. We will enter the topic with an exciting trip to Zotter’s Chocolate factory. Towards the end of the week we will begin our knowledge harvest and share our ideas about what we would like to learn throughout the upcoming weeks. We will end the week by looking at where chocolate originates from.