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Year 4 Week Ahead Information

26 January 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 4

  • Year 4 share their learning about 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. We are wanting Year 4 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 sent on Wednesdays and must be returned on Mondays to be marked. Please make sure you encourage your child to complete it on their own and inform us if they found the activity challenging so we can further support them in school. They can sign up for homework club on Thursdays and Fridays which is first come, first served.
  • Don’t forget to check Class Dojo to see how many House Points your child has been collecting and to see posts of what is happening in your child’s class.
  • 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.


Upcoming dates

Friday 27th January – School closed for Chinese New Year holiday

Monday 6th February – First day of school

Wednesday 15th February – Early Years and Primary Coffee Morning, 9am to 10.30am

Wednesday 15th March – Early Years and Primary Coffee Morning, 9am to 10.30am

Week beginning 20th March - Shakespeare week and school photos


Stars of the Week

4A – Fiona Wintersperger for the hard work she put into preparing and presenting her Exit point on Chocolate.

4B – Elizabeth Zheng for settling in so quickly to Year 4 and always trying her best.

4C-  Aoshen Li for taking care and showing attention to detail while writing a fantastic city fact file on Shanghai.



In English next week we will continue to look at our book “Atlas of Adventures - A collection of natural wonders, exciting experiences and fun festivals from the four corners of the globe” by Lucy Letherland.  We will begin to develop our skills of being able to write persuasively in the form of travel leaflets. We will use a wide range of skills throughout the week to include the use of organising paragraphs around a theme and using simple organisational devices. We will also experiment with extending the range of sentences we are using in our writing with more than one clause. This will be done by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although.

Guided Reading: In guided reading we will be continuing to identify themes and conventions in a wide range of writing.

Spelling:  In our spelling sessions we will be looking at the rules for being able to spell words ending in –sion.



After the holidays we will be continuing our work on fractions and decimals. We will build on our current skills of being able to find equivalent fractions. From this we will begin to be able to write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths and hundredths. From here we will begin to be able to count both up and down in hundredths.



In our topic of Gateways To The World we will become geographers. We will begin the week by exploring and analysing different maps of a range of airports. We will decide which we think are the best and which we think are the worst. From here we will collate a list of what we think should be in an excellent airport and why. Building on from this we will start to design our very own airport. At the end of the week we will become artists. We will look at what makes a good Airline logo and begin to design our own.