Weekly update 26-03-18

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 26.03.18

Last week of the Spring term! And what a term. Highlights being the introduction of the Daily Mile, an amazing ‘Feel the Force Day’ and our incredible Easter Performance. The children have been brilliant this term with some fantastic teamwork and great learning.


Here’s what will be happening over the next 2 ½ days:-

Numeracy: We will be finishing off our Rainbow Targets.

Literacy: Finishing special books writing

Year 6 Spring Fayre: Tuesday 27th March Children can be collected from their classrooms by an adult at 14:30 for the Spring Fayre. Children are welcome to come unaccompanied after 3pm.


Last day: School will finish on Wednesday 28th at 1pm. A packed lunch is not needed but children can bring in a snack for break time. Games can also be brought in for the children play on the last day.


On Wednesday we will bid a fond farewell to Mrs Judd our deputy head teacher and an amazing year 4 teacher.  I’m sure you join us in wishing her all the best as Headteacher at La Hougette, we will miss her very much but know she will be fantastic in her new role.  

Many thanks for all your support again this term, have a great Easter Holiday, relax and eat chocolate-you can always burn it off doing a daily mile?

Year 4 Team

I would just like to say a personal thank you for all the support and best wishes you have sent me this year. I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of this year group and I am really going to miss you. Happy Easter to you all.

Mrs Judd xx

Easter Performance

Dear parents/carers,

thank you for coming to watch our amazing Easter Performance today. I hope you saw how proud we were of the children and all their hard work-it was truly their show.

Please could we ask that any photos or films you took this afternoon are not posted on any social media or public sites as we have some children that do not have permission to be photographed. Please only use for private use.

Many thanks and have a good weekend

Year 4 team

Tomorrow’s Easter Performance

Year 4 are very much looking forward to welcoming you to our Easter Service tomorrow, Friday 23rd March. The service will begin at 1:45pm in the school hall.

There will be parking on the playground.

The children have worked really hard and we are extremely proud of their efforts. We would just like to advise you that the story and performance is perhaps not appropriate for very young children.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Year 4 team



Dear parents/carers,

Hope you are all safe and well, we are missing the children! But is cabin fever setting in? Are the children starting to get bored?

Following the decision to close schools and with the prospect of further disruption here are some ideas you might want to do at home to keep those brain cells going:-

Curl up under a blanket in your Onesie and read a good book, magazine or newspaper!

The Olaf challenge! Build a mini snowman and design a box/package that will keep it frozen for as long as possible!  This is a science based activity that we will be exploring more next term.

Useful Links:-

BBC Science clips


What does a conductor do?

Insulating a beaker

Testing an ice cube

Suggestions for materials

How to make your own Thermos

The science behind a good thermos


What materials are good cold insulators?

Snow art

Paint/sketch a snow scene, make a snowflake out of plasticine/playdough, take photos and make a collage or use PicCollage.

Snow poetry

Write a poem based on snow or ice. Click on the link for examples https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/snow-and-ice-2/

Snow maths

Remember the family measures homework? Can you do something similar?

E.g. height of snowman, time taken for a snowball to melt, differences in temperatures (good negative number work here!) Present how you like!

Please keep up the Mathletics and Timestables Rockstars as well!

Learn your words for the Easter Service:

Click on the links:-


Song words

You can take photos of your work and save them on to your Google Drive, or do it straight on Google Drive or just bring your work in when we see you next!

These are just suggestions for you if you are getting bored! It is optional!

Please stay safe and warm. Hope to see you soon!

Year 4 team



Weekly Update for week beginning 5-02-18

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 05.02.18

Wow! What an amazing day we had on Friday-we really and truly felt the force! Thank you to all of you who managed to come and join us, we loved seeing you there and hope you enjoyed the day. The children were focused, worked hard and were amazing teammates. Here’s a small snapshot of the day:-

Feel the Force Day film

Some children also requested that we put on the blog the workshops that were on offer in case they wanted to do them at home!  Please click on the link for the instructions and teacher prompts:-


Any feedback about our day is very much welcomed so we can continue to improve it-please blog, send us an email or just tell us. Children as well!

Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Science: We will be making a film about our Feel the Force Day looking at the science behind our activities.

Numeracy: We will be doing some averaging and graphs following our readings from Feel the Force Day which can then be used in the film. We will then carry on with our fractions work.

Literacy: We will be writing scripts for our Feel the Force Day films.

PE kit: As we are doing the Daily Mile we would like to suggest that days when the children have PE in the morning they can come to school in their PE kits.

Mrs Dowding’s class: Thursday and Friday

Miss Green’s Class: Monday

Please remember to pack your school uniform!

Book Week: The school will be celebrating book week during the week beginning 5th February. We are lucky enough have a visit from the author A.F.Harrold  on Thursday afternoon. Click on the link to see his website.

This will launch Readathon and on Friday 9th February children are invited to come to school dressed up as a character from a book.  For more information, please see


There will also be a book sale on Friday 9th. Children can donate books they no longer want and buy books for 50p. Money raised will go towards our school library.

Have a lovely weekend and thank you for your continued support-especially with our science!

Year 4 team


Feel the Force Day



Bikes, scooters and skateboards can be brought in TOMORROW-please bring helmets. The workshops and activities will be mainly held outside. Please make sure you have a warm coat and you can come to school in your PE kit and trainers!

Parents we would love to see you-drop in anytime. Click on the link for a timetable of the day.

May the Force be with you!


Year 4 Weekly Update 29-01-18

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 29.01.18

Another fantastic week of learning! Wow! We were lucky enough to meet Guernsey’s up and coming sprint champion, Cameron Chalmers following his nomination as Channel Island Sports Personality of the Year, who joined us for our Daily Mile today. Inspiring!  

The children have also shown great resilience this week with the Year 4 Marvellous Measures Challenge battling the elements and mud! Thank you for your family measuring homework-there was some super maths!

Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Numeracy: The children will be ‘acting it out’ to solve problems. They will also be starting a fractions unit to find fractions of quantities. Please click on the links for some activities to support their learning.

Fraction monkeys



Literacy: We will begin looking at explanation texts with our base text – ‘Until I met Dudley’.  Please see the links below for this week’s homework:

Challenge choice 1

Challenge choice 2

Science: Our forces topic will begin next week in preparation for our exciting Feel the Force Day NEXT FRIDAY 2nd February. You should receive an invitation today from your child. Please join us at anytime. Click on the link:-

Invite to Feel the Force Day

Book Week: The school will be celebrating book week during the week beginning 5th February.  This will launch Readathon and on Friday 9th February children are invited to come to school dressed up as a character from their a book.  For more information, please see http://stmartinsprimaryschool.edublogs.org/2018/01/18/book-week-readathon-dress-up-day-book-sale/

Have a lovely weekend and thank you for your continued support.

Year 4 team

Weekly Update for week beginning 8-01-18


Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 08.01.18

Well that was a quick week! It’s great to be back and see all the children, they all sound like they’ve had a wonderful Christmas.

Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Numeracy: We will be focusing on multiplication and division. We will be looking at how known facts can be used to work out other facts e.g. if you know that 2 x 4 = 8 then you know that 8 ÷ 4 = 2, 2 x 40 = 80,  4 x 4 = 16 (doubles), etc. For homework this week the children could design a poster showing this and drop into Google Drive. Hwk

This term we are really going to strongly ‘encourage’ the children into learning their times tables.There will be lots of fun activities and games but a high expectation for the children to be practising regularly. Please use the blog for some useful advice and weblinks:


Our aim is for ALL the children to know ALL their times tables by heart by the end of the year-please help us with this target!

We will also be giving the children their new Rainbow Targets on doubling and halving-see homework books next week.

Literacy: We have started our new unit on ‘Imaginary Worlds’ and next week we will be basing our learning on the text ‘Leon and the Place Between’. Thank you to everyone who has brought in copies of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, we can’t wait to get started with this during Guided Reading next week.

Science: we will be starting our new topic on electricity, building and exploring circuits.

Reading: Thanks for some of the offers for help in hearing readers. If you arrive at school at about 2:30pm to sit in the car park why not join us and hear some readers instead of waiting on the playground in the cold? Let us know if you can help.

The Daily Mile: we did our first session today and we’re so proud of the children, their enthusiasm and resilience in the wind a rain was admirable. please click on the link for more information and see the previous blog for arrangements. Please make sure children have bottled water-it was thirsty work today!


More information

Thank you for your cooperation and your continued support.

Year 4 team