Friday 26th October 2018

It has been so lovely to welcome the children back to school after, what we hope was, a restful and happy half term break.

In Literacy, we have begun our new topic; Poetry.  We are using a lovely poem called The Magic Box to base our learning on.  This week was all about the enjoyment of poetry with teachers taking the children outside to share their favourite poems and children have then been performing poems in class.

In Numeracy, we have been developing our mental strategies for our calculations.  When we can see patterns in numbers we can solve our calculations much more quickly and easily so we have been practicing applying our number bonds, compensating and estimating to improve our ability to solve calculations mentally.  Next week, we will be moving on to multiplication and division so speedy times table recall will be really helpful.

In Humanities, we have been participation in the world’s #largestlesson. This is an initiative introduced as a way to share the United Nations Global Goals; a set of 17 goals that need to be achieved by 2030 to ensure sustainable development of our planet.  The children were incredibly reflective about what contributions they can make in their daily lives to help to work towards achieving these goals.  Art and Computing will continue next week where our learning will, again, be linking in to our new topic of India.  Can all children please ensure that they have an Art apron or old T-shirt with them as we will be working with wax and inks. In Science, we have been looking at the different stages of the water cycle and what happens to a droplet of water as it evaporates, condenses and then forms precipitation.  Please note that the Year 4 Firefly page has now been updated with Geography, Art, Spelling and Home Learning resources all available using the children’s login.

Many Thanks,

     The Year 4 Team


  1. Saturday 27th Shrewsbury Aquathon
  2. Monday 29th onwards – Ex Cathedra week – children will be participating in extra musical activities this week.
  3. Wednesday 31st Year 3 and 4 Nanny workshop – further details available via the Parent Portal
  4. Thursday 1st November – no You-Time, supervision or excellence programme due to the Last Night of the Proms
  5. Monday 5th block 2 of You-Time commences.