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Year 4 Week Ahead Information

24 February 2017

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. 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 10th March- Year 4 Exit Point

Wednesday 15th March - EY and Primary workshop and coffee morning; 9am to 10.30am

Thursday 16th March – Sarah Brennan, author visit

Week beginning 20th March - Shakespeare Week and School Photos

Week beginning 27th March – ‘Into the Woods’ production – tickets available to purchase now

Tuesday 28th March – Author Neil Griffiths visiting NAIS Pudong for sessions with each Year Group

Friday 31st March – Last day of term


PE Rotation

27th February- 24th March

4A- Net/Wall

4B- Swimming

4C- Gymnastics


Stars of the Week

4A – Chloe Longueville – for being Super Creative and designing the winning Airline for the Year 4 Exit Point!

4B – Nina Li Mihovilovic for continued enthusiasm for her learning which has meant a great improvement in all areas.

4C-  Muhammad Fakhrul Razzi- for taking care and showing great attention to detail in creating a fantastic piece of artwork.



In our English lessons next week we are going to be continuing to look at the story of “Matale Comes to Supper”. During next week we will be developing and writing our own version of Matale comes to supper. Throughout the week we will develop a range of linguistic skills. We will start the week by focusing on how we can carefully select our use of nouns and pronouns to avid repetition within our writing and recapping the use of inverted commas to indicate speech within a piece of fiction writing. Towards the end of the week we will be consolidating our knowledge and understanding of being able to use paragraphs in our fiction writing with appropriate openers to indicate a change of time or place. Alongside this we will also be recapping our skills of using a dictionary to check the spellings of words and the importance of proofreading for grammatical mistakes.

Guided Reading: In our guided reading lessons next week we will be continuing to use non-fiction texts to practise our retrieval and recording skills.

Spelling:  During our spelling lessons next week we will be looking at how we can develop a range of strategies for learning to spell words that do not fit normal spelling patterns.



During our maths lessons next week we are going to be continuing to explore the unit of space and measurement. We will begin the week by solving measurement problems involving fractions. This will enable us to apply our fractions understanding. From this we will continue to develop our skills of fractions by solving money problems relating to them. Alongside this we will solve measurement problems involving decimals to two decimals places. At the end of the week we will recap solving money problems with an emphasis of the use of decimals up to two decimal places.



In our topic of Gateways To The World next week we will be continuing to be technologists. We will continue to develop and design our own entertainment packs. We will evaluate our entertainment packs and think about any relevant changes that are required. Towards the end of the week we will also become artists again. We will develop our skills as painters to create a large scale replica of an aeroplane. The children had a homework task in which to create their own airline. The winner was Chloe Longeville (4A) We will be using her design to develop our own airline and aeroplane wing. Congratulations Chloe!