Monthly Archives: January, 2015

Marvellous Mass!


In this post we would like to celebrate the mass that we had this morning. Father Vitalis came and gave us a very entertaining mass that everyone engaged with the very important message of Christ being our light.

This links to our RE unit of Revelation (you can find information about this and home learning ideas in home learning diaries).

In Literacy- we are starting to write our own holiday brochures for Florida, linking into our unit of The Magic Kingdom. If possible it would be useful if children could bring in holiday brochures to help see the structure of them (also for pictures!)

Before we sign off a small reminder that next Thursday is our Parent’s Maths workshop from 9:15-10:30. All are welcome to come and join in with some Arty Maths!

Thank you,

Year 4 team

Marvellous Maths!


Thank you to all of you who were able to attend our marvellous maths evening yesterday! We hope you found it informative and feel more confident in supporting your child. For those of you who were unable to attend, we have attached a copy of the booklet we gave out which includes the calculation methods the children use at school.

Calculation methods

Again, we are so impressed with the home learning that the children are doing and pictures of this will be on the blog soon.

Keep up the good work year 4!

The year 4 Team

Year 3 and 4 Mass – Tuesday 27th January 2015

Next Tuesday, 27th January 2015, the Year 3 and 4 children will be celebrating Mass at School.  Our theme for the Mass will be ‘light’. We would like to invite you to join us for the Mass which will begin at 10:15am.

We hope to see you there.

Year 4 Team

Exciting Reading

This half term Year 4 are reading books written by the author David Walliams, who has written some exciting books for children to read. Some of the titles are Mr Stink, Billionaire boy and Gangsta Granny. These books are in our school library as well as Waterlooville Library. Year 4 have a reading display board outside 4P class room where the children can find information out about the author David Walliams. There is also a crossword they can enjoy as well. They can do at school or bring home and enjoy with their book.

Home Learning Success


This week we have excitingly started our new instrument for the term. The clarinet! We know how much you all enjoyed the concert that we were able to put on at the end of the last term and we are pleased to let you know that we will have a concert at the end of the current term.

We would like to mention how impressed we are with the amount of home learning we have already received and it is clear that the children are really engaged with the Magic Kingdom topic! All of your children will now have received a copy of the home learning pyramid, however to help keep you informed we have also attached a copy of the home learning pyramid: Bloom’s HL – The Magic Kingdoma

As always we have updated MyMaths and Abacus maths so there is still lots for everyone to do at home!


Thank you,


Year 4 Team

A New Year and a New Exciting Topic!


Welcome back to a brand new year! We hope that everyone is settling well into the routine of being back at school. We have hit the ground running and already have been working hard on our new topic…



Our new topic is a Geography focused topic looking at the state of Florida as well as things to do with the Magic Kindom itself. We will also be comparing North America to England. As with each new topic your child is going to be given a new home learning pyramid; on this pyramid there will be ideas of the kinds of things that your child can explore as part of their home learning each week. This pyramid is not designed to be a tick list of things that have to be done but rather a source of ideas and inspiration that the children can take where they like. You’ll see these pyramids in your child’s home learning book today!

As ever MyMaths and Abacus have been updated, we know how much you enjoy these so please don’t forget to go on the websites!

In English a the moment we are exploring fantasy stories so if you can get down to your local library to find some fantasy books or introduce them to some of your favourite fantasy stories, this will help to support their understanding of the genre.

In maths at the moment we are emphasisng the importance of place value and how it can support the speed of mental addition and subtaction.

In RE we are about to look at our unit Revelation. In your child’s home learning diary there will be some informatonn of things that you can do at home to support their understanding of this area.

Thank you,

Year 4 Team