Literacy homework

Literacy homework 28.04.17
Our whole school literacy focus this term is ‘Openers’. With this in mind, our homework this week is to try and use different openers in writing. Play the dice game with someone at home. Roll the dice and whatever number you roll, open your sentence with that type of word.  You can take turns to do this. For an extra challenge, record them in your homework book. You should try and do at least 4 sentences.
Homework to be handed in by Wednesday 3rd May.
1) Ing – Grabbing her bag, the woman stormed out of the shop.
2) Similes – Like a predator stalking its prey, the robber approached the boy.
3) Preposition – Under the dark clouds, the lamppost gleamed brightly.
4) Adverb – Cautiously, the girl reached out to touch the creature.
5) Connective – Despite the weather, we plunged into the sea.
6) Ed – Petrified, the dog stood rooted to the spot .Literacy homework 28.04.17
Our whole school literacy focus this term is ‘Openers’. With this in mind, our homework this week is to try and use different openers in writing. Play the dice game with someone at home. You can take turns to think of a sentence with that type of opener. For an extra challenge, record them in your homework book. You should try and do at least 4 sentences.

Weekly update 1st May

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 01.05.17

Welcome back, we hope you all had a lovely break and enjoyed the sunshine. It’s been lovely to see the children again and they’ve had great fun on the tip trip today! The children were really well behaved and many adults commented on this, including the reporter from Channel TV! Tune in at 6pm tonight to watch, listen to radio Guernsey and look out in the Guernsey Press for us too!

Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Numeracy: Please see homework books for children’s new rainbow target on addition and subtraction. Please practice regularly at home.

Next week we will be wombling around the parish to collect rubbish which we will then use for data handling purposes.

Literacy: Exploring stories with issues and dilemmas, which includes script writing and focusing on one particular text called ‘The Canal’. We will be learning the story through actions and text mapping.

Geography: The trip to the tip was the launch of our topic on the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle). We will be learning more about our own environment and how we look after it- including a visit from Deputy Lindsay De Saumarez.

New classes: This week the children were asked to make five choices of who they would like to be in a class with next year, they are guaranteed at least one of their choices. Classes will be revealed next half term.

Lost property: At the end of last term there was a lot of lost property, please name things that children bring to school!

Last but not least, Mrs Judd will be absent from Monday 8th May for her rescheduled knee operation. As planned before, Mrs Dowding will be taking her class full time.

Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday 1st May.

Enjoy your long weekend.

Many Thanks

Year 4 trip reminder -Tomorrow

Dear all,

just a reminder that we’re off on a trip tomorrow, 28th April, to see how Guernsey deals with it’s waste. We have been informed that the Guernsey Press and Channel TV will be there as well covering a story about the disposal of nappies. However, they are very interested in our visit too!

Please let us know if you don’t wish your child to be filmed or interviewed just in case they want to do that-not wanting to appear on TV because they are wearing a high-vis jacket and hard hat is not a reason-especially teachers!

Please see previous blog for more details but we advise a layer of sun cream as the UV index is quite high at the moment.

We are really looking forward to this exciting and informative trip.

Year 4 team

End of term and information for next term

Easter Service

WOW, wow, wow! The children worked so hard during rehearsals for the Easter service and, we think you will agree, they did spectacularly well! What a performance! The singing and acting were amazing. We are so proud of them. Click on the links below for the power point that was shown during the performance and pictures of rehearsals.

Easter Service 2017 Powerpoint


We are pleased to announce that we raised nearly £150 for our chosen charity-Diabetes UK-Guernsey Branch. A very worthy cause, close to our hearts. Thank you for all you support and for coming to watch.

Next Term:

PE Lessons

Swimming lessons will start again next term. Please see below for PE arrangements this term:-

Class Indoor PE Swimming Outdoor PE
Miss Dyke Monday am Tuesday pm Wednesday pm
Mrs. Dowding’s Thursday pm Tuesday pm Wednesday am
Mrs. Karia’s Tuesday pm Friday am Wednesday pm
Kit required Shorts, t-shirt and trainers Swimming kit-bathers, towel, hat, goggles (optional) Shorts, t-shirt and trainers (warmer clothes if cold and sun hat/cream if hot)


New Rainbow Targets on mental addition and subtraction will be sent home during the first week. We will be practising them at school by playing some games. We will also be using a trial and improvement method to solve problems. Please keep learning those times tables by heart as well! By the end of year 4 children should have instant recall of ALL times tables.


We will be starting a new topic on stories with issues and dilemmas.


This term’s topic has a geographical theme of looking after our environment where we will be exploring how we can reduce, reuse and recycle.

We will be launching this topic with a ‘Trashion Show’ so please start saving your rubbish! See below for ideas of how we could reuse our rubbish to make wonderful, new, ‘must-have’ fashion items!:-

We also have a trip planned on Friday 28th April to La Fontaine Recycling Depot, Longue Hougue Reclamation site and Mont Cuet Landfill site and will then be conducting a ‘wombling’ clean up of Choet beach. Buses will be leaving school just after 9am and returning at 2:30pm. We will send further details home on the first day back. Please let us know if you can accompany us.

Happy holidays!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support this term. Have a lovely Easter break!

Best wishes

Year 4 team

Mid-week reminders

Please could you remind children to bring in their nightwear (pyjamas, onesies, slippers etc) to school tomorrow for our special golden time in the afternoon.  Children should come to school in their normal school uniform.  If they wish to bring in a toy, game or electronic device, they may do so with your permission.

It is the Spring Fayre tomorrow, children can be collected by an adult NO EARLIER than 2.30pm.  They can also go with an adult after school.

Also, a reminder that our final performance to parents is on Friday morning and will start at 9.30 in St. Martin’s Parish Church.

Just a reminder that school finishes at 1pm on Friday!

Have a relaxing Easter Break!

Year 4