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


Weekly Update for the week beginning 20th November

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 20.11.17

Wow!  What a week!  We were extremely lucky to have an art expert who came to show us a Tudor portrait today.

 We all learnt a lot about the painting and are hoping to put this knowledge into our own Tudor portraits next week.

We also started to look at a very famous Tudor portrait of Elizabeth I called the Armada Portrait.

If you would like to read more use the following link:-

Royal Museums Greenwich

Well done to Miss Green’s class who performed their class assembly on anti-bullying on Monday, they were fab!  https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/anti-bullying-weeks-gone/anti-bullying-week-2017

We had a spotacular day today for Children In Need, thank you for all your donations, the children looked great if a little spotty!

Here’s what’s happening next week:-

Numeracy: we will be learning about fractions.


Literacy: the children will be writing up their own inventions for Tudor crime and punishment-some are quite gruesome!

PE: Please could children bring in OUTDOOR PE KIT on any PE day as the hall is now out of use for Nativity rehearsals.

Art: Having been inspired by our real live work of art and we will be making our own Tudor portraits, again if anyone is able to come in and help for these, please let us know.

Tudor day:  We are looking forward to seeing you all on Tudor Day on Monday 27th November.  We can’t wait to see the children in their Tudor costumes.  Please let us know if you are unable to get hold of one.

Have a good weekend and thank you for you continued support.  

Year 4 team

Weekly Update for the week beginning 9th October

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 9.10.17

A fantastic week with a very informative assembly about recycling on Monday-well done for those who bought their tins in! We are really pleased with the hard work and creative ideas that has gone into the Tudor Monarch posters at school-amazing!  Here’s what’s happening in the coming week:-

History: Our trip to Castle Cornet is on Monday 9th of October. Buses will leave school at 9:15 and return for lunch. School uniform can be worn but please remember a warm waterproof coat.  Click on the link for more details.


Numeracy: We will be continuing with our written method of subtraction and then solving 1 and 2 step word problems.

Literacy: We will be beginning our unit on poetry. Bring in any poetry books you have at home to share with us if you want!

Homework project: a reminder that you are invited to add to your team’s posters on the monarchs. The more creative the better!

Harvest Festival:  We will be watching the Year 3 Harvest Festival Performance on Tuesday at school. Children can bring in a Harvest box filled with non-perishable items that will then be distributed by the GVS to the elderly in our community. Click on the link to see more.

Harvest poster-28t7e9n

They may also wish to write a letter to the recipient of their box using the school address as they may then get a reply.

Halloween Disco: The PTA work really hard throughout the year to put on events for the children to enjoy however these can only go ahead with the support of parents to help. The Halloween disco is coming up soon (for details please see the poster below) and the PTA need some more parents to volunteer to help for the hour while their children are at the disco. Help is needed to man the glow products stall and the snack stall as well as general crowd control. No experience is necessary! If you don’t have the time to join the PTA, please consider helping out for an hour at one of their events. If you are able to help with the Year 3 and 4 disco, please could you either contact the PTA directly at StMartinsPTA.gg@gmail.com or let your child’s class teacher know.

Halloween Party Poster

Miss Green’s Class will be sailing on Friday 13th and 20th of October Could you please make sure children are dressed with warm clothes as it’s getting colder.

We are also looking forward to the Rhubarb Theatre group performing for us on Thursday afternoon.

School council candidate presentations will take place this week (they should be no more than 2 minutes long) and then elections are on Friday.  Good luck everyone!

The children will be saying their team goodbyes this week.

Phew! What a busy week!

Have a good weekend!

Year 4 team