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Year 4 Week Ahead Information

25 November 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 4

  • Year 4 help to make our Christmas displays

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. We are wanting Y4 children to read at home at least 3 times a week. If you read with your child at home please mark inside their learning journals for their class teachers to see.

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.

As the weather turns colder please can you ensure that your children are wearing winter uniform and are bringing a coat to school with them.

PE Rotation:

4A - Football

4B -  Basketball

4C - Swimming


Upcoming dates

Sunday 27th November - Christmas Bazaar 

Thursday 8th December – Christmas Carol Concert

Friday 9th December – CCAs finish today

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

Wednesday 14th December – Primary Christmas themed STEAM Day

Thursday 15th December – Early Years and Primary Christmas Parties

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

Monday 9th January – First day of spring term


Stars of the Week

4A – Angelina Malik

4B – Sophie Tsui

4C – Jack Jang



In our English lessons this week we will be looking at being able to take our knowledge of using inverted commas and applying it to being able to write quotations. From here we will embed these skills by writing a newspaper article about Charlie Bucket finding the golden ticket. Alongside this, we will look at the whole writing process and use our skills of editing and improving our newspaper reports before writing our final draft. Towards the end of the week we will be exploring the use of causal and time conjunctions through writing a diary from the point of view of Charlie.

Guided Reading: This week in guided reading we are going to be focussing on being able to summarise our ideas. We will be reading our books, discussing the main events and then rewriting these in one paragraph.

Spellings: During our spellings lessons this week we will be looking at the prefixes anti- and inter-



In maths this week we will be exploring the use of formal written method for multiplication. We will begin the week by using short multiplication to multiply  a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number. As the week progresses we will begin to challenge ourselves further by being able to use this method to complete  a 3 digit multiplication by a 1 digit number. We will then use these skills to apply our knowledge to word problems. During our mental and oral starters this week we will be focusing on basic skills. We will be ensuring that we can quickly calculate simple addition and subtraction mental and reconsolidating our learning on columnar addition and subtraction methods.



This week in topic we will be continuing to be technologists, we will be developing the process of designing our own chocolate bars. We will write our own questionnaires to ask about the effectiveness of our wrapper designs across the three classes. From here we will analyse our results and modify our wrapper designs accordingly. At the end of the week we will finalise our designs and then write up our own evaluations.