Week beginning 7.10.19

Time is definitely passing quickly as we enter into week 6 of Term 1. The children have had another busy week with swimming and brass along with our other learning.

In maths we have been developing our understanding of column addition and subtraction, using four digit numbers and looking at varied fluency and reasoning.

Next week in maths we will be using column addition and subtraction for problem solving and investigations. We will continue to use Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract as introduced to parents in our Year 3/4 Maths workshops last academic year.

In English, we have now finished reading our class text ‘The Wreck of Zanzibar.’ The children’s creative thinking and use of clues from the text has been incredible. We have looked at Pathetic Fallacy and linked our knowledge of the story to this technique in writing. Next week, we will be using all of our learning so far to plan and write a story opening of our own.

Science learning has been about our teeth. We have named them and their jobs within the mouth. We’ve also talked about how to keep our teeth healthy and clean. Mrs Lynes and Mrs Sumner would like to state that ALL children have a very good understanding of teeth brushing so parents have our permission to quote this when they are having daily ‘teeth brushing’ battles if they occur in your household!

Class 4EL enjoyed swimming again and are getting used to that long walk. 4CS children are beginning to show a good understanding of brass instruments with the help of their expert visiting teachers.

Google presented an exciting, visually impressive assembly about keeping safe online. The children thoroughly enjoyed it hopefully took away a lot of learning.

Reading homework this week is more fact finding and Maths homework is on purple Mash and involves missing digits. Please continue with Times tables Rockstars.

Please feel free to come and see us if you have any questions.
Mrs Lynes and Mr Sumner.

A glance at the week ahead.

Another busy week done. In Maths we have been learning about negative numbers and place value in bigger numbers. We have been reasoning and explaining our understanding further. In English we have been exploring our text ‘The Wreck of Zanzibar’ further using drama techniques such as freeze frames and conscience alley.


Swimming went very well for 4EL although the children were extremely tired. They did a great job walking to and from the swimming pool. It’s a long way!

I’m sure that 4CS parents have enjoyed listening to their children on their new instruments at home! They are very enthusiastic and it’s lovely to see.

Looking forward to the week ahead, Brass will be on Wednesday afternoon like this week and swimming will be in the morning. We have an safety assembly on Thursday to teach us all how to be safe when using the internet.

Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Lynes and Mr Sumner.

Year 4 Blog

Welcome to the Year 4 blog.

The children have had a really busy start to the year and have settled into their routines well. 4EL have started swimming lessons on Wednesdays and will continue until the end of term 2 (December). 4CS have started brass tuition which will also last for a term. The classes will swap activities in Term 3. (Jan)

Thank you for returning your York letters. We will be in touch with further details in due course.

Just a reminder of homework routines:

Reading 5 times a week with recording in the reading journal.
A reading homework comprehension task which may be Bug Club or a paper comprehension.
Maths task each week which will be on Purple Mash unless a paper activity is sent home.
Timestables Rockstars is ongoing and should be used to support maths learning at home.
Spellings will be tested weekly.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mrs Lynes or Mr Sumner and remember to visit the blog for information and updates.