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Year 4 Week Ahead Information

18 November 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.

Please can you ensure your child is dressed appropriately in winter uniform. There should be no brightly coloured layers, tights or shoes. You can check the requirements of the winter uniform in your child’s Learning Journal. Please also ensure your child has a warm coat so they are able to play outside during breaktimes.

On P.E. days your child should arrive at school wearing their school uniform, then change into P.E. clothes, then change back into school uniform.

PE Rotation:

4A - Football

4B -  Basketball

4C - Swimming


Upcoming dates

Sunday 27th November - Christmas Bazaar 

Friday 2nd December - Christmas Carols at the Ritz Carlton (school choirs performing)

Thursday 8th December – Christmas Carol Concert

Friday 9th December – CCAs finish today

Monday 12th December – Infants Christmas Show (Matinee) – 1.30pm

Tuesday 13th December - Infants Christmas Show – 6pm

Wednesday 14th December – Primary Workshop and Coffee Morning (Reading) – 9am to 10.30am

Friday 16th December - Last day of term (School ends at 12pm)

Monday 9th January – First day of spring term


Stars of the Week

4A – Christian Tuza

4B – Harrison Gawthorn

4C – Polly Bratt



This week we will be continuing to read "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl.  We will be focusing on developing our skills as writers by building suspense through careful selection of sentence types and clever vocabulary choices. From here we will be using our role play skills to develop our understanding of the characters within the text. We will become the characters and interview each other, so that we can gain a full understanding of each of the main characters. From here we will be revisiting how to correctly punctuate dialogue within written text. We will focus on the use of inverted commas and the importance of varying our speech verbs. At the end of the week, we will take all of our learnt knowledge and apply them to be able to write descriptive paragraphs about the characters from the text.



Next week during our maths lessons we will be revisiting our learning on our times tables. At the start of the week we will be looking at recalling our 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 times tables. From here we will be exploring the role of inverse and linking our multiplication skills to recalling our division facts for 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 times tables. At the end of the week we will be looking at being able to use factor pairs when multiplying and dividing numbers mentally. To challenge ourselves we will also be looking at being able to multiply 3 numbers together.



This week in topic we will become technologists, we will be recreating tradition Mayan sun artwork, looking at the impact that the Mayans had on the history and design of chocolate. From here we will begin to think about creating our own chocolate wrappers. We will explore which chocolate bars we find aesthetically pleasing and why we think people buy certain types of chocolate bars. We will then take this information to begin to design our own bars. At the end of the week we will evaluate whether we think they are a good design through the use of peer assessments before making our final product.