Friday 2nd November 2018

We have had such a wonderful, musical week this week.  Ex Cathedra, a leading choir and award-winning educational singing programme have been at the school this week and we have all been lucky enough to have singing sessions with them, culminating in a sensational concert on Friday afternoon.  For any of you who attended the Last Night of the Proms, we hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did.

In Literacy, we have continued our work on Poetry learning skills of writing simile, metaphor, alliteration and onomatopoeia which we will be using at the beginning of next week to write our own poems about an imagined visit to India.

In Numeracy, we have focused on formal methods for multiplication, more specifically short column method.  Children are now becoming confident at using this method to multiply 3 digit numbers using known multiplication facts.  Next week we will be moving on to division where, again, having secure and fluent knowledge of times tables will help the children.

In Humanities, we have begun our new topic of India and have been continuing to develop our map work skills by identifying locations and areas on a map of India.  We will be moving on to look at different climatic areas as well as key physical features of India’s geography.  In  Art we have begun our batik project by researching Indian art and creating pic collages of images which we will use as inspiration for our batik designs.  Again, 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 Computing we are coding using a programme called Scratch where we will learn to draw shapes that will eventually form Rangoli patterns. Our work in Science is now moving on to grouping, sorting and classifying different organisms.  Please continue to refer to the Year 4 Firefly page has links to Geography, Art, Spelling and Home Learning resources, all of which are available using the children’s login.

Many Thanks,

     The Year 4 Team


  1. Monday 5th –      block 2 of You-Time commences.
  • Divali costumes available for purchase
  • Deadline for entries to the Christmas Card competition
  1. Wednesday 7th Prep music recital – Recital Hall 15:00
  2. Friday 9th – 11:00 – Whole school Remembrance service