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Year 4

Weekly Update of w/e 16th March 2018

Year 4 have had a great week. We have been learning about how to effectively describe characters and settings for a fantasy world. The children have been using some great description and figurative language to really paint a picture in our minds. In maths the children have been deepening their understanding of decimal numbers. A French tuck shop was set up this week and the children got to visit this to practise some of their French, they really enjoyed this and showed some great linguistic skills. STEM week was also a big hit; the children loved taking part in the different investigations and learning about some different scientists.

Next week ……


In English next week, we will be writing our fantasy stories. The children will be using the skills they have learnt to incorporate visualisation.


In maths we will be finishing learning about decimals and using formal methods to add and subtract numbers up to four digits long.

Science and Topic

As a result of our exciting STEM week, we will be finishing our water cycle wheels showing how water moves around the environment.

In topic we will be delving into history to learn about the most famous pharaoh to have lived – Tutankhamen.


We would like the children to research how the pyramids were constructed in preparation for our Design and Technology unit where we will be constructing our own pyramids. The video link below is a good starting point:


Homework (to be handed in on Wednesday)

Maths MyMaths – place value

English – Page 58 and 59 – P26a/b/c

Reading – Children must read to an adult three times each week in order to move up the reading ladder. Please ensure your children keep their reading up over half term.

Spellings – Spellings are sent home every Monday. Children should write sentences including their spelling words to be brought back on Tuesday morning. 


Monday and Thursday afternoon

Please ensure your child has their PE kit with them all week.


As always, please read with your child as much as possible – it really does benefit both their reading and writing.

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