Year 4 Weekly Update for week beginning 15.5.17

We’ve had another busy week; the children enjoyed inventing their own ‘trashion’ and taking part in the ‘Trashion Show’. They worked well in teams and were very creative with their outfits! Well done to Mrs Dowding’s class for doing a fabulous class assembly today, they worked very hard and Mrs Dowding was very proud of them all.  Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Numeracy: We will be looking at ratio and proportion and using outdoor learning to help us understand the concepts. Please could children bring their coats to school just in case.

Literacy: Children will be planning and writing their own stories with issues,  dilemmas and problems based on our learnt text ‘The Canal’.  

Geography: The children will be researching more about the 3 R’s.

PE:  Please can children bring their PE kits on MONDAY as we will be doing athletic timings and for their usual PE lessons.

Walk to School Week: Please see email and letter sent out this week. Please encourage your children to walk to school this week, they may join the walking bus service. Walking is good for both your health and the environment.

Have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

Many Thanks

Year 4 Team

Weekly Update for week beginning 08.05.17

We’ve had another exciting week; wombling, weighing rubbish and we even had Deputy Lindsay De Saumarez visiting to talk ‘rubbish’ with us too! It was fantastic!

Here’s what’s coming next week:-

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

Literacy: We will be learning ‘The Canal’ short story to fit in with our theme of stories with issues, problems and dilemmas.

Geography: There will be a ‘Trashion’ Show as part of our Geography topic on Thursday 11th of May. Please could children bring in rubbish to recycle into a ‘desirable’ fashion item.

PE:  We will be completing our running timings this week so ALL classes will need suitable PE kits on MONDAY (as well as normal PE lesson times during the week).

Mrs Judd:  Mrs Judd will be having her knee operation next week and we are expecting her to be off for around 4-6 weeks.  We all wish her the best of luck and a speedy recovery! We will miss her!

Enjoy the Liberation celebrations.

Many Thanks

Year 4 Team

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

Weekly Update for week beginning 03.04.17

We have been busy rehearsing down the church this week and the children have been very patient and hardworking! One more week to go…

Here’s what will be happening next week:-

Numeracy: We will be finishing division and doing a rainbow assessment based on addition and subtraction.

Literacy: Children will writing their own sci-fi story.

Easter Service: We will be going to the church to rehearse our Easter Service on:

Monday between 13:00-14:30 and Tuesday between 09:00-10:40. We will be performing to the school on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Our final performance will be on Friday between 09:30-11:00. If you are able to accompany us then please let us know.

Spring Fayre: Children must be collected from their classrooms by an adult at 14:30 for the Spring Fayre. Children are welcome to come unaccompanied after 3pm.

Pyjama Party: Children can bring their pyjamas, onesies and soft toy to school on Thursday for a special golden time as they have worked so hard this term!

Last day: School will finish on Friday  7th 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.

There will be no homework this week. Instead, please can the children continue to learn their words for the Easter Service-especially the words for the songs!

Many Thanks for your support, have a good weekend!

Year 4 Team

Time change of church tomorrow

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the time of going to the church tomorrow has changed slightly. We will begin walking down at 10.40am and walk back to school for 12.00pm.

If anyone is able to walk down and back with us at these times please let us know.

Apologies if this causes any inconvenience, especially to helpers that have already agreed to come down with us.

Many thanks,

Year 4 Team