Friday 30th November 2018

It has been another full week in Year 4 with special note of the wonderful fun that everyone had participating in our inter-house football competition.

In Literacy, our work on creating a persuasive leaflet has been completed and we are now finalising publishing them so that they can be presented to Miss Brown for her consideration.  We hope that we have managed to help her to make some environmentally friendly and fun choices for her holiday.  Moving forward we will be using our previously learnt persuasive writing skills and applying them to a formal persuasive letter. As our ongoing desire to help the children to become conscientious global citizens we will be linking our writing to the global goals to see how we as a community can support ensuring that we look after our local environment.

In Numeracy, we are continuing our work on time. We are looking at reading the time to the nearest minute on both digital and analogue clocks as well as developing our understanding of the difference between 12 and 24 hour times and how we can convert between them. Again, any discussions that you are able to have at home where you are asking the children to tell the time or work out the difference between two times will greatly support in reinforcing our learning at school.

In Humanities, we are becoming meteorologists! Combining our geographical and ICT skills we are researching weather patterns and using this information to write a weather report. This will then be filmed using green screen technology so that we can be real life weather men and women. Next week all classes will visit the Sikh Gurdwara, Gurdwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha as part of our work on religious buildings which we undertake in Year 4. In Art, the tricky work begins as we apply hot wax to our final designs ready to then be dyed and painted.  Again, as the children are working with hot wax and fabric dyes please can you ensure that they have an art shirt or apron in school.  Computing continues our work using scratch. As Scientists our Google Slides are progressing nicely as we create an algorithmic version of a classification key to share with the Year 3 children once completed.

As the end of term rapidly approaches we are noticing that the children are tired after a long and busy term.  We hope that you all manage to have a very restful and happy weekend.

Many Thanks,

     The Year 4 Team


  1. All week – Charity Christmas cards on sale
  2. Monday 3rd4MD and 4LP trip to Gurdwara
  3. Tuesday 4th 4CL trip to Gurdwara
  4. Wednesday 5thM. the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Birthday: School Closed
  5. Thursday 6th – 4AW and 4LS trip to Gurdwara

          – Farmers Market (Morris Forum) 14:00 onwards