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In the eyes of God, every child matters, every moment of every day

Year 4

Year 4 classes

Reading - 15 minutes everyday

Spelling test - Monday 

Multiplication quiz  - every morning   / TT Rockstars - practise at home

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  • 12.07.024

    Published 12/07/24, by Susan Tarpey

    This week, we completed our English CLPE book and discovered what happened to Chimwala once the slavers arrived in the village.  The children wrote some engaging recounts about the villagers' plan to hide from the slavers.

    In Maths, we investigated the use of graphs and how the information given is similar to a story.  We learnt how to plot the x and y-axis and how to decide the value of each interval.

    We have completed our DT project and sewed our patterns onto the wallets / purses.  We used a button as a fastening to keep the items inside safe.

    Hope you all have a good weekend!


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  • 21/06/24

    Published 21/06/24, by Susan Tarpey

    Spellings - Spelling words: brochure, famous, tension, penniless, hideous, different, astronaut, completion, admission, mathematical, sphere.

    This week in year 4, we have been scientifically busy! Monday through to Thursday the whole year group took part in three full science days! From creating an experiment to see how the material of a craft mouse could impact its distance of flight, to creating a human classification key to help people identify the 8 most common bumble bees found in England. Ivy, Hugo and Isla (P) impressed the head of Science when they worked together to role play in a video to test out our classification key that was made up by the rest of year four! 


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  • 14.06.24

    Published 14/06/24, by Susan Tarpey

    Spellings: incorrect, illegible, subject, believe, preparation, coronation, wildly, bravely, thoughtfully, amazing

    TT Rockstars- there is a tournament between the Year 4 classes and another tournament between Year 4/5.

    We have completed the Year 4 multiplication tests.  When the results are released we will pass them onto yourselves.

    In English and History, we have been learning about the Windrush era and imagining how it must have felt being on the HMT EMpire Windrush ship.

    In Maths, we are starting to learn angles.  Ask us about acute, right, straight and obtuse angles.



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  • 07.06.24

    Published 07/06/24, by Susan Tarpey

    Spellings: expression, musician, reluctantly, group, scene, circle, solar, supermarket, bicycle, except, enough.

    TT Rockstars - National Test happening next week, please practise your times table.

    In English, we have created a village that replicates the one in our new CLPE Reading book. 

    During Maths, we are applying our knowledge of the tenths and hundredths to resolving problems with money.

    This afternoon, we recapped our sewing skills by using the running and over stitches.

    Have a great weekend.

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  • 24.05.24

    Published 24/05/24, by Susan Tarpey

    Spelling - girls', babies', boys', children's, men's, mice's, cats', ladies', women's, geese's, too (too fast)

    TT Rockstars - Please be reminded that the National Multiplication test will be happening in June and children would benefit from regular practice of their times tables.

    We had fun today performing out pentatonic scale through the 'Cowboy song'.

    In DT, we made delicious kibbeh (Syrian meatballs).  The children learnt some health and safety skills and were very capable at chopping and slicing.

    We finished our class- reader, The Wolf's Footprint in class.  Please ask the children about their view on the ending.

    Have a lovely half-term break.


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  • 17.05.24

    Published 13/05/24, by Susan Tarpey

    Spellings  accident, busy, actually, forward, eighth, guide, forwards, eighth, guide, forwards, possess, occasion, Wednesday, their (belongs to them)

    TT Rockstars - please practise Soundchecks

    In Art, we have been making some fantastic clay pots.

    Our English lesson consisted us writing our newspaper report which required an introduction, the full article and a conclusion about what might happen next.

    In Science, we tried to make a light blub light up without any instructions.  We also about electric inventors in our reading comprehension.

    We wrote a recipe on how to make kibbeh in DT and we are hoping to make it next week - YUM.



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  • 10.05.24

    Published 10/05/24, by Susan Tarpey

    Spellings: bicycle, bilingual biplane, biped, bicentennial, biannual, biceps, binoculars, bisect, biscuits, choose.

    TT Rockstars - please practise your timetables, especially on Soundchecks.

    Reading - you are all working towards your own reading targets.  Keep it up!

    In Science, we learnt about the amazing work of William Kamkwamba and how he used renewable energy to bring electricity into his village when he was only 14 years old.

    In Music, we have learnt a new song called the 'Cowboy song' that is based on the pentatonic scale.

    Maize delivered an inspirational quote to the class today, 'Don't cry, give it a try!'  

    Puzzle - I've used a present perfect phrase here, can you spot it1?

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  • 03.05.24

    Published 03/05/24, by Susan Tarpey

    Spellings - supermarket, superhero, superstar, superhuman, antiseptic, anticlockwise, antisocial, autobiography, autograph, automobile, our

    TT Rockstars - 15mins -  3 times a week

    Reading - 15mins every day - preferably aloud with someone.

    This week in Maths, we have been working on tenths in both decimals and fraction.  Explain to your adult at home the sum of 6 tenths and 8 tenths.

    We have started our new English CLPE book where we have discussed the characters of Elka and Daw.  We have inferred from the story so far that Elka is a mature and caring sister whilst Daw is younger and needs more help.

    In Science, we are learning about electricity and the different types of renewable energy.

    Keep an eye out on the school's Facebook page for the photos from Grafham Water.

    Hope you all have a good Bank Holiday weekend.




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  • 28.03.24

    Published 26/03/24, by Melanie Anderson

    Spellings - solution, reality, soluble, realistic, insoluble, unreal, dissolve, realisation, real, solve, reality, whose [who does it belong to] 

    TT Rockstars - 15 minutes 3 times a week.

    Reading - 15 mins daily

    The arithmetic and reasoning quizzes that we completed this half-term have been given back to the children for your review.  There is no expectation to go through the quiz with your child but it would be beneficial to focus on any questions they find challenging. If there are any questions that your child are still unsure of please let your class teacher know.

    We learnt the Romans left Britain to defend other parts of their empire and many of the buildings were left to decay after their departure.

    We have read the emotional ending to the Boy at the Back of the Classroom and it was a fabulous read.  Ask us about why there is a picture of the Queen for this week's blog!

    Have a great Easter break!

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  • 22.03.24

    Published 18/03/24, by Melanie Anderson

    Spellings: circle, century, centaur, circus, princess, voice, medicine, celebrate, celery, pencil, they're  

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  • 15.03.24

    Published 15/03/24, by Melanie Anderson

    Spellings -  scene, seen, whose, who's, affect, effect, here, hear, heel, heal, our

    TT Rockstars 15 minutes x 3 per week.

    Reading - 15 minutes per day.

    We heard the story of Boudica and then, in Art, we sketched our portrait of Boudica in readiness for painting using pointillism.

    In Maths, we have been converting mixed numbers into improper numbers, and we have had a taster of equivalent fractions.

    Geography has helped us to understand how immigrants feel when they arrive in another country, which further clarifies the feelings of the character, Ahmet, in our CLPE reading book.




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  • 08.03.24

    Published 08/03/24, by Melanie Anderson

    Spellings - caught, woman, potatoes, surprise, separate, group, height, through, particular, though, our (belonging to)

    We had fun being acoustic engineers this week whilst making our string telephones in Science.

    We watched the Year 2 and 3 performance and learnt about the need to protect habitat for our precious bees.

    Our CLPE English book gives us lots to think about regarding rumours and how they can affect people negatively.

    For World Book day, we visited Usborne book stand and wrote down our wish list where our £1 gift voucher could be used to contribute to purchasing.  A big thanks to the PTA for delivering us some delicious hot chocolate today.


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