Weekly update 23.4.18

What a busy week we have had!  The children enjoyed their cricket roadshow and we had an awesome trip to the tip today.  There will be a lot of tired children (and adults) tonight!

Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Numeracy: We will be using the rubbish collected from today’s womble for our data handling work.  We are hoping to have extra time for a womble around the school lane at the beginning of the week.

Literacy: We will planning and writing our own recounts about the tip trip.

Geography: We will be looking at decomposition of our waste.

PE:  We will be doing athletics on Thursday so please ensure children have the correct kit.

A big thank you to our helpers today on the trip, we couldn’t have done it without you!

Enjoy your weekend!

Many Thanks

Year 4 team

Tip trip tomorrow – last minute reminders!

We are really looking forward to our trip tomorrow, here are a few reminders:

1) A sensible and safe pair of walking shoes/trainers with a good grip on the sole (no flip flops or open toed shoes please due to health and safety!)

2) Clothing – as the weather is forecast to be similar to today, children can wear shorts/t-shirt and bring a long-sleeved top and trousers in their bags as a precaution.

Must have a sun hat and sun cream applied before school (bring in bag to reapply)

Thick socks that will protect the feet


A waterproof top (in their bag)

3) A packed lunch and plenty of water (bring an extra bottle if needed). Be warned, your child will have to carry this for the whole day-a lightweight rucksack is ideal!

4) No money is needed.

If your child is allergic to latex, please let your class teacher know as the children will be wearing them to pick up rubbish.

Any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

Many thanks

Year 4

Parental help – desperate plea!

We are in desperate need of more parent helpers for our trip on Friday.  We need at least 3 more adults to help in order for us to go.  Please let your child’s class teacher know asap if you can help.

Please find the link below to remind you of the trip details.


Thanks for your support,

Year 4 team

Weekly update 16.4.18

Welcome back, hope you all had a lovely break. It’s been lovely to see the children again and they’ve had great fun making ‘trashion outfits’ and showing some fantastic team work.

Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Numeracy: Please see homework books for childrens new rainbow target on addition and subtraction. Please practice regularly at home.  We will be looking at problem solving using trial and error.

Literacy: We will continue looking at recounts in preparation for writing our own after the tip trip.

Geography: We will be visiting the tip on Friday 20th April, please see link for further information.  Parent helpers are needed as we need a total of 9 adults.


PE:  A reminder that children will all need their swimming kits this term.  Miss Green on a Monday and Miss Golland and Mrs Dowding on a Wednesday.  All children need their outdoor PE kits on Thursday as we are having a cricket workshop.

PTA Film night:  A reminder there is a film night on Friday 20th April 3-5pm, tickets are available from today for £3.

Enjoy your weekend!

Many Thanks

Year 4 team

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Caring for our environment links

Please find below links to different websites to give you ideas and information about our new topic.  Is there anything you could try out at home?  If you find anything interesting, you could add it to your Google Drive.







Important update!

Unfortunately, Year 4 are unable to get buses for the tip trip this Friday so we are currently looking at other possible dates.  However, we have decided to hold our ‘Trashion Show’ on Friday instead.  Please could children bring in any items that could be reused for their team’s design.  Here are some examples to inspire you…

Tip trip!

As part of our topic on the environment, Year 4 are hoping to visit the Fontaine Recycling Depot and Waste Segregation Site, Longue Hougue Reclamation Site, Mont Cuet Landfill Site and Chouet on Friday 13th April. We aim to raise the children’s awareness of what happens to our waste and get them to consider issues to do with landfill sites. We hope to depart school at 9:15am and return to school by 3pm.  We are just waiting for confirmation of buses for the trip – further details to follow on Wednesday (please check the blog).  It is possible we will have to change the date if the buses are unavailable.

We will need at least 5 helpers for our trip – please can you let your child’s class teacher know asap if you can assist.

Many thanks

Year 4 teachers

Weekly Update 12/3/18

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 12.3.18

The children have all shared a piece of work that they are proud of on their Google Drive today. Please encourage them to log on and show you their work and enjoy!

The children’s homework this weekend is to learn their song and script words.  This is vital!

Our Easter Service Rehearsals are underway and the children’s singing is already sounding great. However, the church is having some electrical work being done and this won’t be completed in time for us. Therefore, we will be rehearsing and performing our service at school in the main hall. Please see the following schedule:-


Literacy:  Writing our own version of ‘The Black Box text’.

Numeracy:  Shape and angles.

Have a lovely weekend and thank you for your continued support, we’re looking forward to seeing you next week at your parents’ appointment (please get in touch if you haven’t made one yet!)

Year 4 team

Weekly update 5/3/18

Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 5.3.18

We hope you have all had fun in the snow this week and enjoyed a few extra days holiday!  Thank you for all the lovely snow work shared on Google Drive.

Parent’s Evening appointments:  You should have received an email to book an appointment with your child’s class teacher.  If you would like any help with this, please contact the School Office or your child’s class teacher.

E-safety:  Safe and Secure Online  Come along to a free presentation of Safe and Secure Online on Wednesday 7th March at 7pm in the school hall, presented by Matthew Parker, an Information Security professional. Safe and Secure Online is a global initiative to help educate parents and carers of some of the risks our children face whilst online.  Matthew will present for about an hour including the following topics:

  •         The risks of Online Gaming
  •         Social Networks
  •         Sexting and mobile phones
  •         Cyberbullying
  •         General Cyber Security

Please note that due to some of the content the session is not suitable for children to attend it is solely aimed at adults.

Literacy:  We will begin our unit on Science Fiction stories, looking at a short story called ‘The Black Box’.  In Guided Reading we are also reading ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes.

Numeracy:  We will be continuing with our work on division and will be carrying out a termly assessment.

Home Sharing Day:  St. Martins will be having a special home sharing day on Friday 9th March.  Children will be sharing a ‘Work Selfie’ from the week with you on which they will upload to their Google Drive account.  They should be able to log on to their account themselves and show you!

Have a lovely weekend!

Year 4 team

Weekly Update 26.2.18

We hope you are all having an enjoyable half term, well deserved after all the children’s hard work! Here’s what’s coming next  week:-

Easter Service: Parts have been given following some awesome auditions and children will be given scripts and song words to start learning.  Please see below for rehearsal and performance dates and inform your child’s class teacher as soon as possible if your child will be absent for any of the final performances.  We will also be starting rehearsals at the church in the coming weeks. If you can help with escorting us to church and back please let your class teacher know. Here are the dates and times we are due to be rehearsing:-

Friday 9th March 9.30 – 11am

Monday 12th March 1-2.30pm

Tuesday 13th March 1-2.30pm

Friday 16th March 9.30 -11am

Monday 19th March 1-2.30pm

Tuesday 20th March 1-3pm

These are also the dates that we are performing:

Wednesday 21st March 10.45 – 11.45 (dress rehearsal to year 1 and 2)

Thursday 22nd March 1.45 – 2.15 (dress rehearsal to year 3, 5 and 1 year 6 class)

Friday 23rd March 1.45 -2.15 (final performance to parents/carers)

Please make sure your child has a warm coat (the church can get cold) and sensible shoes.

Numeracy: We will be looking at division word problems.  Remember to keep working on those times tables and Rainbow targets!

Literacy: We will begin the week assessing reading and then moving on to looking at Science Fiction stories.  Any reading of this genre would be helpful – why not have a look in the Guilles-Alles library?

Science:  We will begin our topic of ‘Keeping Warm’ which will involve the children planning an exciting investigation.  

First Aid:  Two classes will have their first First Aid session on Tuesday, the other class will have theirs the following week.

Many Thanks

Year 4 Team