Monthly Archives: March, 2017

Heading into our final week of the term…

The following link will give you access to the most recent Lent reflection to share with your children at home.


This week in English, the children have been focusing on grammar and improving sentences. They made use of thesauruses to up-level their vocabulary, changing nouns and adjectives to have a greater effect on the reader.

In maths, we have been solving problems involving money and measure. The children have thought deeply about what the question requires you to do, and which different methods they could choose to solve it.

In RE, we have continued to look at the Beatitudes, what they really mean and where they apply in our own lives.

Today was DT day and the children created some rather impressive pop-up books, like this one…

Arctic JH

The children used stories which they planned and wrote last week as their inspiration for these creations. They really are wonderful and we know the children are looking forward to bringing them home soon!

We wish you all a wonderful weekend and look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Team 4 🙂

Year Four weekly post

The following link will give you access to the most recent Lent reflection to share with your children at home.

Weekly Prayer

This week the children have been busy learning about conversion in Maths.  We have looked at different representations of the same height, weight and distance.

Here is an example of one child’s work from this week:


The children have also be exploring problems such as:

Simon and Matthew were taking 2 tents with them on the hike.  Altogether the tents were 4.2metres tall.  One of the tents was definitely less than 1.5m tall.  How high could each of the tents be?


Sarah and Stanley are packing food boxes for the Scout Hike. They are two boxes: Box A and Box B.

Box A and Box B                            =    1.2kg

Fran and Paddy are going to take two Box A and One Box B

Box A + Box A + Box B                  = 1.9kg

The children think Box A and Box B are the weight. Are they right? Convince me!

How heavy is Box A?

How heavy is Box B?


In Literacy, the children have been writing stories where the main character is taken to another world unexpectedly. We have been exploring how we can use short sentences to make the reader feel scared for the main character to much success.

Here is an example of some writing from this week:



Have a lovely weekend to all.

Team Four


Another exciting week of learning…

This week the children have taken part in some fundraising activities for CAFOD.  The children were quite the picture in their odd clothes combination.  Thank you all for taking part and being good sports.  It’s not too late to send in donations for CAFOD.  Any amount is warming welcomed.

Koala class had their trip to Staunton today. We had a great time learning about the sounds of Staunton and creating Music in a natural environment. More pictures to follow.

In Maths this week, we have continued to look at understanding decimal numbers. The later part of the week has focused on the skill of rounding decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number for example 13.2 rounds to 13.

In Literacy, we have explored similes, metaphors and personification. The children have been very creative and have tried to stay away from common similes moving instead towards generating original ideas.

Please see below the weekly prayer for this week.

Weekly Prayer


Have a lovely weekend and thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped us on the trip today and who will be helping with 4HA next week.



CAFOD fundraising

On Thursday 9th March 2017, we are taking part in a fundraiser for CAFOD.  We are doing an odd clothes day which we will all come into school dressed in odd combinations of clothes. It will also include other activities throughout the day. The activities that we can take part in are: ‘pull an ugly face competition’, ‘a fashion show (to show off any odd clothing combinations)’, ‘Eco Warriors’ (helping the environment), and finally ‘a joke-athon’. Each child in our class needs to bring in a contribution for CAFOD.

By EVE B. (4JS)

Please not: Koala class will be raising money for CAFOD on the 9th March rather than the 10th March as we are visiting Staunton on 10th March.

Have fun finding weird and whacking clothing combinations for Thursday! Don’t forget your contribution towards CAFOD – a little goes a long way.

First week back after half term….

Weekly Prayer for Year 4

Please find above a link to the Weekly Prayer for Year 4 during Lent.

This week, we have been learning about decimals and the fraction equivalents. For example, we have been investigating how we could write 1/4 and 1/2 as a decimal as well as all the other ways we could write it as a fraction (i.e. 0.25 OR 2/8). We have used lots of visual models and images to ensure that we understand the value of tenths compared to the hundredths.

In Literacy, we have looked at our new text driver – Jemmy Button. We have looked at using prepositions and thinking about our sentence structure.

For spellings we have been looking at words ending in ‘tion’ as well as setting ourselves some of our own personal spellings to learn.

Our Context lead topic for the half term is ‘Good to be me!’ Can you find lots of reasons why it is good to be you?!

The children have had a great week settling back into the school routine for which we are very proud! Have a restful weekend and we shall see you after the weekend.

Team Four