Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 11.06.18

What a great start we’ve had to our last half term! Thank you to those who attended the Lihou information evening on Monday, we appreciate your time.

An important note: Games for Miss Green’s and Miss Golland’s classes is changing from a Thursday afternoon to a Friday morning. Please may children bring their games kits on a Friday now for the rest of the half term. Miss Golland’s class may come to school in their games kit and change into their uniform after the lesson.

Here’s what’s coming up next week:-

Lihou trip – A reminder that medical forms for Lihou should be handed in ASAP (including parent helpers).  Please note that extra copies of forms are available from your child’s class teacher. Please could any outstanding payments be handed in to the office.   

Swimming: Please may Mrs Dowding’s and Miss Golland’s class bring in a pair of old shorts and an old t-shirt for swimming in this week.  

Numeracy: We will be focusing on problem solving involving sequences and patterns and looking at data handling.

Literacy: We will be continuing our new unit on ‘Stories with Issues and Dilemmas’.  

Topic: We have started our new topic ‘Habitats’. Children will be exploring the habitats within the school grounds and designing their own species that could be found there.

The Pied Piper: Year 4 will be watching the school performance of The Pied Piper on Tuesday afternoon. Parents may buy tickets for the performances on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening from the main foyer before and after school.

Sport your trainers: Friday is ‘sport your trainers’ day. Children are invited to wear their sports kit and trainers for a suggested donation of 50p for the Guernsey Sports Commission.

Race For Life: This will take place after school on Friday. Parents and carers are invited to join in!  Letters to follow shortly.

Sports Day: Thursday 21st June. We are currently making the arrangements for this exciting event. Please feel free to join us in the afternoon!


Many Thanks

Year 4 Team

Miss Golland’s class assembly

Our class assembly is on the 20th November. Below are the lyrics for the song we will be singing  and the Youtube link should take you to the music we will be singing to. Please practise at home, scripts will also be coming home this week. Thank you!

Song lyrics:

Divorced, beheaded and died

Divorced, beheaded, survived

I’m Henry VIII, I had six sorry wives

Some might say I ruined their lives


Catherine of Aragon was one

She failed to give me a son

I had to ask her for a divorce

That broke up her heart of course


Young Anne Boleyn, she was two

Had a daughter, the best she could do

I said she flirted with some other man

And off with the chop went dear Anne


Lovely Jane Seymour was three

The love of a lifetime for me

She gave me a son

Little Prince Ed

Then poor old Jane went and dropped dead


Divorced, beheaded and died

Divorced, beheaded, survived

I’m Henry VIII, I had six sorry wives

Some might say I ruined their lives


Anne of Cleves came at four

I fell for the portrait I saw

Then laid eyes on her face and cried “she’s a horse!”

I must have another divorce


Catherine Howard was five

A child of 19, so alive

She flirted with others, no way to behave

The axe sent young Cath to her grave


Katherine Parr she was last

By then all my best days were past

I lay on my death bed age just 55

Lucky Katherine the last stayed alive

I mean how unfair


Divorced, beheaded and died

Divorced, beheaded, survived

I’m Henry VIII, I had six sorry wives

You could say I ruined their lives

Weekly Update 7.11.17

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 7.11.17

We have had a great week back after half term!  Mrs Dowding’s class have been busy rehearsing their assembly ready for Monday.


Here’s what’s happening this week:-

Numeracy: We will be looking at written methods for multiplication and division.

PLEASE keep practicing those Rainbow Targets and times tables at home.   

Literacy: We will be continuing with information texts based on Tudor Crime and Punishment.

History: We will have a visit on Tuesday from a Tudor apothecary.  The children will be continuing to prepare their group presentations.  Don’t forget you can do things at home to add to your presentations too!

Tudor Day (27th November): is fast approaching. We have a fun day of activities planned and you will be invited to come in and share our work in the afternoon. We really need some help with the workshops during the morning, especially as there are some cooking activities. Please let us know if you can help –even if it’s for an hour! Don’t forget to get your Tudor costumes ready.

Art: During the week of 20th November, the children will be making their own Tudor portrait.  If there are any parents/grandparents that would like to help, please let your class teacher know.

P.E: A reminder that children now need to bring their outdoor PE kits instead of swimming kits.  Miss Green’s class on a Monday and Miss Golland’s and Mrs Dowding’s classes on a Wednesday.

Class assemblies: Over the next few weeks each class will have lines to learn for their class assembly. This should be done as part of their homework.

Children In Need: Is on the 17th November. Children will be able to buy a headband or a wristband at the beginning of that week. Headbands will cost £2.50 and wristbands will be £1.00.


Another busy week!

Year 4 team

Miss Golland’s Class – Tudor Food

Tudor Food

We are currently researching all about the different foods that Tudors ate.

Here are some useful links that cover a range of topics:


Where did Tudor food come from?


What did the poor eat?Rich and poor tudors ate very different foods from each other.


What did the rich eat?

The link below will take you to a great BBC documentary all about preparing for a Tudor feast. This is one to watch at home as it is quite long!

Other links:


What was a Tudor kitchen like?

Do you want to bake like a Tudor?

Here are some links to sites that will tell you all about baking in Tudor times:

Below are a selection of links which will take you to Tudor recipes if you want to have a go yourself.


How did the Tudor diet affect people’s health?

Tudor diets weren’t particularly healthy and often caused problems for their health. The water was polluted and could be very harmful, the sweet fatty diet consumed by the rich caused their teeth to rot and the rubbish dumped outside houses encouraged rodents which spread the plague!


Reminders 11/10/17

School Council

A gentle reminder for children who wish to run for school councillor, please remember your posters and speeches for tomorrow (speeches no longer than 3 minutes).


Digital Leaders

Any child wishing to apply for the class Digital Leader role needs to complete an application form by Friday. Application forms can be collected from class teachers.



Year 4 Teachers