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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Cedar & Pine

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Year 4 performed Samba music to their parents. They have been having Samba lessons with Tom, from Merton Music Foundation this term and were delighted to show off some of the rhythms and techniques they have learnt. We hope the parents enjoyed watching, as much as we did performing.

Samba Performance

Enabling Enterprise : Moonbase Challenge Day

Here are some photos from Science Day. In year 4 we learnt about electricity. We made electrical circuits to make a bulb light up. We also enjoyed our visit from Professor Nitrate. He amazed us with his experiments. We particularly loved the ones that went bang!
Thank you to all the parents and carers that attended our Christmas Craft parental engagement. Your support is much appreciated and we hope you all enjoyed it. Here are a few photos of the event.

Airport Day

This week the whole school enjoyed taking part in Airport Day. Year 4 "travelled" to St Lucia, in The Caribbean. We learnt about The Jacquot parrot, which is the national bird of St Lucia. We made some puzzles and drew some pictures of this beautiful bird. Here are some photos of our day.

Our topic this term is journeys. We will be reading books about characters that go on journeys, learning about the journey of food, locating continents, countries and cities on maps and much much more.
We have started reading Gregory Cool in English. It is about a little boy who goes to visit his family in Tobago. We have been learning about Tobago and other Caribbean countries. We are looking forward to visiting St Lucia on airport day next week.
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In Year 4 we encourage everyone to bring in a school bag every day.  In this, children should have a pencil case, reading book, their new Reading Journal and their new Home School Diary. This allows them to be independent with their learning. We are trying to improve our handwriting and are using handwriting pens to make our writing neater. Handwriting pens can be bought in the office for 40p. In addition this, you should have a pencil, colouring pencils, a sharpener, rubber and ruler in your pencil case.


Home Learning

As part of their home learning, children should be reading each day (with an adult or independently) and recording it in the table in their home school diaries.

Once they have finished a chapter or a book, they should complete one of the journal activities which you can find printed on the inside cover of their Reading Diary. Children are welcome to use their Reading Diary as often as they like to reflect on what they have read, make predictions for the next part of the story or express their opinions on what they've read! 


Children should also practise their times tables and related division facts each day.  The ones they should focus on are those that they need to know to achieve their next Times Table Super Star badge.


It is also good for children to be practising their handwriting each day. They could practise writing and spelling the list of words in the back of their diaries. These are the words that children in year 3 and 4 need to know.


In addition to this Children are expected to choose activities from the home learning sheet to do at home to continue their learning in school. You can choose what you do and when you do it! We would normally expect about 1 activity a week. When you have completed a task, record it in your home school diary and bring it into school to show your teacher and class.




Copies of the home learning sheets can be found below......

1st Class Every Child Reader Every Child Counts International Award Merton School Award Numbers Count Enabling Enterprise ISA Marks