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Year 4 Week Ahead Information

21 April 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 is warmer we are now wearing summer uniform in the primary school. 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.
  • Please ensure you have handed in your child’s permission slip for the upcoming trip to Metro.



Upcoming dates

Saturday 22nd April - Curry and Quiz Night, from 6pm

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

Wednesday 10th May - Donuts with Dads; The Hub; 8.30am followed by E- Safety Parent Workshop 9.00am

Wednesday 17th May – Parent Workshop: STEAM in Early Years and Primary

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

Thursday 18th May – Early Years and Primary STEAM Day

Wednesday 24th May - Muffins with Mum; The Hub; 8.30am followed by HSK Workshop; 9.00am

Friday 26th May – Coffee Morning with Head of Primary and Head of Secondary; Aspretto; 11.00am

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

Saturday 10th June - Summer Fun Day

Wednesday 14th June – KS2 Production - Matinee performance 1:30pm

Thursday 15th June – KS2 Production - Evening performance 6:00pm


PE Rotation

27th March - 28th April

4A - Athletics

4B - Athletics

4C - Athletics


Stars of the Week

4A – Ridge Chang for the fantastic effort he has been putting into his Math work recently, it sure is paying off!

4B – Sophie Tsui for being such an amazing all rounder in every subject both in and outside the classroom.

4C – Sofia Nazarian for giving thoughtful and detailed answer during our guided reading sessions.



During our English lessons next week we will be looking at a new book “Cliffhanger” by Jaqueline Wilson. It is a story about a young boy Tim who goes away to an adventure camp one summer. We will begin the week by looking at the importance of using a wide range of lingustical devices to create interest and humour in our writing. From here we will look at the grammatical knowledge of being able to use present perfect form of verbs in contract to the past tense. At the end of the week we will be applying all of this knowledge into writing letters to Oriental land about our upcoming residential. Throughout this term in Year 4 we are concentrating on using a dictionary to check the spelling of words and the importance of using joined up handwriting.

Guided Reading: 

In our guided reading sessions next week we will be reading aloud and performing poems, playscripts and other texts , showing our understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action.


Next week’s spelling lessons we will be learning and practising the spelling rules for suffix ‘-ly’ added to words ending in ‘y’, ‘le’ and ‘ic’.



During our maths lessons next week we will be starting a new topic of estimation and approximation. We will start the week by looking at being able to approximate any number by rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. From here we will look at applying this knowledge and transferring the same skills by approximating any number with one decimal place by rounding to the nearest whole number. Towards the end of the week we will begin to explore the idea and importance of working backwards from an answer to ensure that it makes sense. This will help us to prevent mistakes in our calculations. Alongside this, we will also begin to understand the process of estimation and how this can give us a rough value of an answer to a calculation.



Next week marks our last week of learning on “What’s on the menu?”. At the start of the week we will be becoming technologists and creating our own bread. We will follow recipes that we have written, ensuring quality control and baking our own bread. Once we have done this we will be evaluating the overall outcome and deciding if we would make any changes to the recipe, if we were to make the bread again. On Wednesday we will be having our “What’s on the menu?” exit point. We will be visiting Metro and putting all of our learning into a real life context. Please ensure you have handed your permission slips into your child’s class teacher.