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Year 4 Week Ahead Information

17 March 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 4

  • Year 4 'What's on the Menu?'

Information and Reminders

School photos – Next week we will be having individual and class photos during the school day. Please can all children be dressed in the correct winter uniform for their photographs. For consistency, girls should wear either black tights or black socks for their photograph.

4A - Wednesday 22nd March

4B – Monday 20th March

4C – Wednesday 22nd March

Drop Everything and Read – Students will need to bring a book to school every day next week, which they will take with them to every lesson. On hearing a bell or whistle, they must stop what they are doing and pick up the book and read.  

Book Swap – If you have any unwanted books at home that you are willing to donate, you may bring them into school and your child can swap them for another book on Thursday or Friday of next week.

Book Fair – we will have external vendors in school from Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th March selling a range of books. Students will have an opportunity to make a wish list of books they like, which they can bring home to show you, before purchasing any.


Upcoming dates

Monday 20th March – 4B Class Photos

Wednesday 22nd March – 4A and 4C Class photos

Wednesday 22nd March – last day to bring in books for Book Swap

Wednesday 22nd March to Friday 24th March – 8.30am to 4.00pm: Book Fair; The Hive

Thursday 23rd March and Friday 24th March – Book Swap

Friday 24th March – last day of CCAs

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

Monday 10th April – Summer term begins


PE Rotation

27th February- 24th March

4A- Net/Wall

4B- Swimming

4C- Gymnastics


Stars of the Week

4A – Jayden Lai for an excellent and thoughtful character description.

4B – Elias Hemmerle for using a variety of interesting sentences to write his story this week.

4C - Emily McCullough for sharing great, imaginative ideas during our knowledge harvest.



In our English lessons next week we are going to be celebrating Shakespeare Week. In Year 4 we are going to be looking at the story of The Tempest. At the beginning of the week we are going to be looking at the story, exploring the main themes, what happens in the story and who the main characters are. We will be working on our summarising skills to be able to recap the whole story in no more than 6 sentences. From here we will be looking at writing from the point of view of two of the main characters Prospero and Miranda. We will be writing letters from the characters as messages in a bottle, asking to be saved from the shipwrecked island.

Guided Reading: In our guided reading lessons next week we will be exploring being able to read aloud and perform poems, playscripts and other texts, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action using The Tempest as our inspiration. On Thursday we will be performing to each other.

Spelling:  During our spelling lessons next week we will be learning the rules and patterns for spelling words ending in –ssion.



During our maths lessons next week we are going to be starting our new topic of angles. During this topic we will be building on our skills of shape and measure. We will begin the week by being able to identify angles. We will look at the differences between acute and obtuse angles and how we can identify them. From here we will build on this learning by being able to identify both acute and obtuse angles in shapes. At the end of the week we will then look at being able to select a shape and recall whether it contains acute, obtuse or right angles and be able to reason how we can tell this.    



Next week in our topic lessons we will be continuing with our exciting new topic "What's on the Menu?". This week we will be being geographers. At the start of the week we will be looking at the importance of using local produce in our cooking. We will explore what local produce means and what benefits this will have for both the customers and the environment. From here the children will create adverts convincing people to come and eat at their restaurants as they use local produce. Towards the end of the week the children will look at the different range of farming types. They will gain an understanding what the purpose of each farming type is.