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Year 4

Friday 15th October 2021

Another super week in year 4! We had fun in art making our Roman mosaics in the style of Wassily Kandinksy, and have learnt all about the effects that humans can have on the environment in science.


In Maths, we have been using column/ formal addition to add up to 4-digit numbers. Today we looked at how you might find missing place values to sums without digits. If you would like to practice this at home, please have a go at using formal addition to add up to 4-digit numbers together focusing on regrouping.

In English, we have been analysing more Roman Myths. We have continued to use similes and metaphors and have begun to look to how to use expanded noun phrases and multi-clause sentences effectively.


We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Learning Showcase next Thursday afternoon to show-off all of our lovely work. We are also really looking forward to our trip to the Roman Verulamium Museum on Wednesday.


Home learning:
CGP maths book: page 18

CGP grammar, punctuation and spelling: page 8 and 9.

Spellings; ‘er’ sounds:  further, verse, thirsty, learn, persuade

Times table of the week: 9

Please make sure all Christmas cards are in with details on the back filled in.

One more week until half term! Nearly there!

Miss Jessett

Friday 8th October 2021

Another great week in Year 4. This week we explored Roman Myths in English and started to look at analysing figurative language, including metaphors and similes.
In Maths, we started applying our knowledge of place value and regrouping to progress our understanding of formal addition. If you would like to practice more at home, you can look at how you split a number (up to 4 digits) according to its place value and then adding these values back up using a formal addition method. For an extra challenge, regroup the chosen number into creative ways. An example below:

1432 = 1 thousand, 4 hundreds, 3 tens and 2 ones. Challenge = 0 thousands, 12 hundreds, 23 tens and 2 ones. Use these partitioned numbers to then practice formal/ column addition.

I was extremely impressed by everyone’s science homework on classifying animals. This week in science, we started to explore the impact of humans on the environment by undertaking independent research on Chromebooks.

The children today have created their Christmas (!) cards which can be turned into calendars etc. Please make sure their designs on the back of the forms are complete, and then are returned to school. Each child has an information pack with them.


Home learning:

Spellings (‘or’ sounds): thought, herbivore, cardboard, forecast, course
 *some children have been given differentiated spellings.

Table of the week: 3 x and revise 6 x (please refer to the times tables songs I put under Curriculum information).

Comprehension CGP book pages: 6 and 7 (Aesop’s Fables)

5 signed reads to an adult. Please make sure all reads are signed in reading record.

Finish Christmas card if it is not finished.

Friday 1st October 2021

We have had a super week in Year Four with lots packed in, including our Harvest Festival service. This week in English we have been writing our own fictional stories based on ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’ which we will conclude next week. We have been focusing on using coordinating conjunctions and fronted adverbials.

In Maths we have been continuing rounding to make mental additions easier. If you want to do some extra practice at home you could round sums to the nearest to the nearest 10 or 100 and compare the differences. Which is more accurate and why?

I have added a file called ‘Times tables songs through schools’ under the curriculum information section at the bottom of this page. This is a very useful (and fun) way of learning the times tables!


Home learning

English: Finish off Pompeii newspaper report on Google Docs and make sure you have sent it to me. Remember your newspaper must include: Newspaper title, Headline, byline (e.g. Miss Jessett, Year 4), Introduction and main body of writing. Remember to share it with my email with two t’s! 

Science: make a classification key (like the ones we have been looking at in class) for these animals: hedgehog, cow, robin, adder, salmon and woodlouse.
Think about the animal’s characteristics, where it lives and what type of animal it is. Examples of questions you may want to ask: is it a mammal? Does it have legs? Does it live underwater? Does it have gills?

Spellings: ‘air’ sound: ordinary, various, nowhere, share, beware. *Some children have individual spellings to work on which they have been given in person.

CGP Comprehension book: pages 2-3

Table of the week: 11

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Jessett.

Friday 24th September 2021

We have had a super week in Year Four! The children are continuing to impress me with their fantastic attitude towards learning.

In English we have been exploring ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’, have designed our very own maps (focusing on the use of coordinating and subordinating conjunctions), and have created our own ‘threatening creature’!

In Maths, we have been looking at rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. If you would like to practice rounding at home, you could practice drawing a number line and giving the children a 3- or 4-digit number to round to the nearest 100 or 1000.

We have also been doing a lot of spellings this week, which the children have been very resilient towards! By the end of next week, you will have an individual copy of the year 3 /4 statutory words that your child knows and the ones they need to learn.


Home learning

5x reads (please make sure these are signed into reading records- they can be a book from home too!)

Table of the week: 8

Spellings: ‘er’ sounds:    whirl, certain, perhaps, earth, purpose

CPG Grammar, punctuation, spelling pages 22 and 23

CPG Maths pages 12 and 13


Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Jessett.

Monday 20th September 2021

Swimming information: 

Swimming is taking place all academic year. The children do not receive awards as they are not receiving 'levels', however you will know if your child reaches the national curriculum level. Mrs Bennett will provide more information via parent mail on this subject. 

Forest School:

Similar to last year, children will bring in wellies etc. in a named, labelled bag which they will only bring in on days they have forest school. We do not have forest school this term.

Miss Jessett

Friday 17th September 2021


Another great week in Year Four! We have had another week packed full of learning.

In English we continued exploring the book ‘Escape from Pompeii’ and analysing newspaper reports. Today the children created their own newspaper reports.

In Maths we continued working on place value (thousands, hundreds, tens and ones) and partitioning (being able to split numbers into different parts). We rounded off the week with rounding! We revised how to practice rounding to the nearest 10 and 100 using number lines to help us.
If you would like to practice further at home, you could work on creating part-whole models for numbers up to 4-digits. If you would like to practice rounding at home, you could practice drawing a number line and giving the children a 3-digit number to round to the nearest 10.

We finished the week off by creating a whole-class piece of artwork in the style of Kandinsky. This term we are using Kandinsky’s abstract art style as inspiration when thinking about our final project: mosaics.


Our council members this year are:

School: Jake and Jamie G

Eco: Dylan and Oscar

Sports: Thomas and Jack H

Ethos: Lilia and James


Home learning

5 x reads (out loud to an adult). Please make sure these are signed into their reading records. Children can read a variety of books.

Spellings:  separation, position, question, progression, division (unless given alternative list)

Table of the week: 6

CGP maths book pages 8 and 9

CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling pages 18 and 19


Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Jessett.



Friday 10th September 2021

We have had an excellent first week back in school. I have been hugely impressed with the children’s attitude to learning. The children all displayed exemplary behaviour at the Start of Term Church Service on Tuesday.

We have begun learning about our new topics this term, such as Animals and their Habitats (science) and Romans (History).

Detailed information will be uploaded onto the class page, alongside the Meet the Teacher Presentation ahead of the meeting on Thursday.


Home learning

5 x reads (out loud to an adult). Please make sure these are signed into their reading records. Children can read a variety of books.

Spellings:  straight, possession, mention, guide, eight

CGP maths book pages 2 and 3.

CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling page 5.

If children would like to apply for ethos, school or sports council please write either a letter or create a poster of application for Monday (details on school newsletter).


Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Jessett.

Friday, 3rd September 2021 



Welcome to the Year 4 weekly class page. We have had a super start to term in Year 4 and I have been really impressed with how quickly all the children settled and at their attitude to learning.  

We have had an exciting start to the term and have already packed in a lot of work to be proud of!  

We have discussed class roles and responsibilities this year: ethos council, sports council and school council. More information to explain how to apply very soon, but something to think about in the time being.  


Our Meet the Teacher meeting will be organised shortly, and the information will be sent to you.  


There will be no homework this week. From next Friday, it will be uploaded to this class page in the same way as last year.   


Have a lovely, restful weekend! 


Miss Jessett