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Year 4 Week Ahead Information

04 November 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 4

  • Year 4 learning about the production of chocolate

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.
  • Now that the colder weather has come, can you please be sure that your children are warmly dressed.  The end of Project Week marks the change in uniform, so children should be wearing their winter uniform to school.
  • Don’t forget that school is closed on Friday 11th and Monday 14th November. CCAs will return to normal from this forthcoming Monday.

Please be aware that starting next week there will be a change in PE Rotation:

 4A - Football

 4B - Basketball

 4C - Swimming

Students who are focusing on Football, please bring trainers in case of wet weather and PE lessons are relocated to the Sports Halls.


Upcoming dates

Saturday 5th November – U9 and U11 football at NAIS Pudong – 8am start

Saturday 5th November – Bonfire night – 5pm to 8pm

Wednesday 9th November – Primary workshop and coffee morning – Phonics in Early Years and Infants – 9am to 10.30am

Thursday 10th November- Author visit - Sarah Brennan will be working with students in Years 2 to 5

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

Sunday 27th November - Christmas Bazaar

Friday 2nd December - Christmas Carol Service at the Ritz Carlton


Stars of the Week

4A – Chloe

4B – Maggie

4C – Kieran



In English this week we will continue to use ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ as the focus of our learning. Through reading the first few chapters of the story as a class, we will begin to develop our understanding of writing through studying Roald Dahl’s novel. In particular we will be looking at character descriptions, focusing on how the characters are feeling based on evidence in the book.  This will then be transferred to our own writing and giving our own descriptions more depth.  In addition to this we will also be looking at writing from the 1st person perspective to describe how a character feels.  Our grammar focus for the week will be looking at a range of conjunctions and using powerful adjectives, verbs and adverbs in our writing.



In Maths we will continue with our focus on shape, in particular symmetry.  In addition to this we will be learning that a shape and its reflection are congruent.  We will also be extending our understanding of different types of triangles and quadrilaterals.  We will be learning about the properties of these unique shapes and how to identify them as different from regular polygons.



In Topic we will continue to be learning as Geographers.  We will continue our work on the history of chocolate and also be looking more closely at the cocoa plant.  Comparing the cocoa tree to a tree in Shanghai, we will be able to unveil the differences there are in the conditions required for a cocoa tree to grow.  We will also look at the effects that cocoa bean production has on the rainforest, touching on topics like: slash and burn farming, deforestation and cash crops.