Monthly Archives: February, 2016

Saxon Day

What an exciting day our Saxon Day was! The children looked fantastic in the variety of costumes that they had on. Our day started with an exciting introduction by Osred the Saxon. He talked to us in his native language which funnily we could understand. Attached are just a few of the photos from the day. More are to follow along with some of the children’s reviews of the day.


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You will soon be receiving a new home learning pyramid full of Saxon ideas to do at home. As always you can find activities on Abacus and My Maths to keep practicing your skills!

Thank you,

Year 4 Team






Before the half term…


This week the children have continued to put all of their energy into learning as we approach the half term, which has been marvelous to see.


In our maths this week we have been looking at time. Not only telling the time, but also finding out how much time has passed between different intervals. At home over the half term try and become an expert time teller, reading clocks accurately and being able to tell how long it is between different times. Have fun!

In our Literacy we have been thinking about the feelings of the different characters in our book and the ways in which we can add extra detail to our writing. Over the half term maybe you would like to write your own story about a time in the past. What extra detail would you include? How would your characters be feeling?


As you will be aware, on the Tuesday after half term we will have a special visitor coming in to teach us all about the Saxons! To make the day even more special we would like it if you could come dressed as a Saxon! These costumes do not need to be anything newly bought a long t-shirt over some trousers is very authentic! Here’s a picture below to provide some inspiration:


Have a wonderful half term!

Thank you,

Year 4 Team

Strawberry Girl continued…


This week in year 4 we have been thinking a lot about the different ways that we can show solutions to problems in our maths. We have shown our solutions pictorially and through equations. In your home learning this week, why not try and show different methods to solve a problem?

In literacy we have continued ‘Strawberry Girl’ and have focused on reading as a writer and some elements of writing such as: fronted adverbials, conjunctions, and expanded noun phrases. Perhaps you could find examples in your books at home and list them in your home learning book.

Next week we will be preparing ourselves for the beginning of Lent. Children have already discussed the idea of temptation and thought about what their Lent promises may be.

Thank you,

Year 4 Team