Year 4

Ms Wardle warmly welcomes you to Year 4!

Welcome back!

Phew, what a busy half term already! Over half way through our brand new, never been done before topic of Shang Dynasty. The children are loving exploring this era in great detail, learning lots of historical skills along the way.

We had a fantastic hook day making oracle bones and edible fireworks (to support our literacy learning of course!).

Our book this half term is:

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So far, we have written a set of instructions (to make our edible fireworks), and are halfway through writing a speech between the character of Hamlet and the King.

We have absolutely loved reading this book and especially enjoyed a guided reading session last week exploring the themes and making inferences about how the characters were feeling from the actions in the book.

Maths this half term has been mostly getting to grips with fractions, but we’ve now moved on to decimals.

In science, we are enjoying investigating sound and have so far made simple musical instruments, completed a sound survey and made simple cup and string telephones to explore how sound travels.

We have also started a Change for life programme, where an expert in sport and nutrition is helping us learn all about keeping ourselves healthy. Our PE lessons will change slightly this half term, so look out for a text with further details. We will still have two lessons, with one always on a Monday.

Please remember to bring planners into school on a Monday to check homework and on a Wednesday to stick new spellings straight in. This saves pieces of paper getting lost.

Image result for sustainable development goalsOn the 11th September 2018, we introduced the school to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development- adopted by world leaders in 2015 in a UN summit.

You can find a link to the website here: http://

This half term, the SDG’s will be woven into our topic work as always.

Doodle maths will continue as we have subscribed to the programme. I will set individuals/ groups certain tasks, but children should aim to be accessing it for the recommended 10 minutes per day. Children should have received a personal log in – it should be stuck inside homework books! Please let me know if there are any issues with the usernames/ passwords.Image result for doodlemaths


Please do not hesitate to come and see me if you have any queries or concerns about your child, or if there is any information you think I need to know.

I look forward to seeing you all soon!



Click here to view the Curriculum Overview Autumn 1 16 -17

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