Friday 8th March

Dear all,

In English this week, we have continued our topic exploring the book Jemmy Button. The children wrote diary entries as Jemmy which have included complex sentences – our grammar learning this week. We will continue this into next week.

In Maths we have begun our addition and subtraction topic. This week have been focusing on addition using a variety of practical resources to support the written methods. We are moving on to subtraction next week. Please support your child with securing their times table knowledge. Challenges are set on Sumdog as homework and all children are expected to take part. If your child has lost their log-in, we are more than happy to provide another copy.

It was lovely to see so many different book characters on Thursday. Please continue to encourage your children to take part in the reading challenge; the prize for completing the reading challenge and being drawn from the hat is a trip to Rock Up in Whiteley which the children are very excited about.


Golden Key:

4S: Travis Tricker: ‘For using the gifts God has given him to show improved commitment to his learning.’

4B: Caitlin Meechan: ‘For using the gifts God has given her to maintain her focus and commitment to her learning.’

Showstopper Writer:

4S: Isabel Thomas: ‘For critically thinking about a character.’

4B: Emily Long: ‘For showing a strong understanding of subordinate clauses in complex sentences.’


4S: Iannis Milia: ‘For challenging himself with his problem solving.’

4B: Daniella Pacheco: ‘For challenging her own learning to help her progress.’


Home learning expectations are 10 minutes per day each on a Reading, Spelling and Maths activity. This needs to be updated each day in the home learning diary and this is checked on a Thursday.

We hope you have a lovely week.

The Year 4 Team

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