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Year 4 Week Ahead Information

31 March 2017

An overview of the first week back after the holidays

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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.
  • We will change to summer uniform when we return from the April holidays. Please visit the school website or check in your child’s Learning Journal for the appropriate clothing, which can be purchased at our uniform shop.
  • Please make sure your child brings a water bottle to school.
  • We have a number of parent workshops scheduled for the summer term. You can find out more about these in your child’s Term 2 Report, which will come home today.


Upcoming dates

Monday 10th April – Summer term begins

Monday 17th April - CCAs Start

Tuesday 18th April- Early Years and Primary Academic Review Evening 5pm-8pm

Thursday 20th April- Early Years and Primary Academic Review Evening 5pm-8pm

Saturday 22nd April- Curry and Quiz night

Wednesday 26th April - Year 4 trip to Metro

Monday 1st May – Labour Day holiday - school closed

Tuesday 2nd May - Friday 5th May - Year 4 Residential

Thursday 18th May – Saturday 20th May – Primary FOBISIA games

Thursday 18th May – Early Years and Primary STEAM Day

Monday 29th May and Tuesday 30th May - School closed

Saturday 10th June - Summer Fun Day


 PE Rotation

27th March - 28th April

4A - Athletics

4B - Athletics

4C - Athletics


Stars of the Week

4A – Elena Lubrano for the fantastic work she has been doing in topic designing her own menu for her restaurant!

4B – Marco Peng for his superb imagination and brilliant use of detailed description when writing stories.

4C – Jack Jang for an outstanding piece of homework on strange fruit and vegetables.



After the holidays, our English lessons will focus on Roald Dahls’ Revolting Recipes. We will begin the week by exploring the form of recipes and looking at the layout features and why this is important. From here we will focus on the use of varied and rich vocabulary and develop our skills of understanding why authors select the language they do and the impact this has on the reader. Towards the end of the week we will be taking Roald Dahls’ humorous style and mimicking this to create interest and humour in our own writing. All throughout term three we are going to be developing our skills of maintaining  a joined up and legible handwriting style and the use of a dictionary to check our own work.

Guided Reading: During our guided reading lessons we will be developing positive attitudes to reading and understanding of what we have read by listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks.

Spelling:  During our spellings lessons next week we will be focusing on the rules and patterns of spelling the suffix ‘ous’.



After the holidays in maths we will be spending the week recapping addition and subtraction. We will begin the week by practising and consolidating our skills and knowledge on using the formal written method for both addition and subtraction. From here we will look at how to solve missing number problems using both and look at the relationship between addition and subtraction and the use of the inverse to check our answers are correct. At the end of the week we will take all of this understanding and apply it to problem solving questions.



After the holidays we will be continuing our topic “What’s on the menu?”.  We will start by becoming historians. We will look at different periods of time in history and explore the menus that these different people would eat. From here we will then use this historical knowledge to create a menu for a famous person from history. From here we will look at the journey food takes on the sea. At the end of the week we will explore different farming machines and the roles they play in getting our food onto our plates.