Year 4 Learning Note

This week… We had a very busy final week before half term; including the special treat of working with Mr Billing, to produce some amazing artwork inspired by the work of Charlie Mackesy. In our English, we have been learning what it would be like to live through The Blitz, and then we did a re-enactment of an air raid, before writing an entry in our WW2 diaries sat under our desks! In our maths, we have completed our work on Division with remainders and have now moved on to looking at multiplying any integer by 10. We have continued to explore dances from around the world, by looking at Bollywood dancing in our PE lesson. We also found time to cook a delicious recipe from WW2 and as part of ‘Safer Internet Day’, we learned about ‘Online Bullying’ and how to respond to this.


It was lovely to hear more of the class sharing poems that they had rehearsed at home. Remember to take your reading record home with you each day, so that your parents can sign it if they hear or see you reading. Also, please keep making a note of any words you don’t know the meaning of, in your reading records, ready for our Dictionary Detectives session on Friday.

This week we have been reading:

· The diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank


When we return to school on Monday, you will be tested on a selection of 20 words from the spellings that you have already learned this year. Everybody has taken home a personal list, with words they find tricky to remember highlighted. So please take time over the holiday to practise these.

Times Tables

We are looking at the 7 x tables in Magic Ten; so try to practise singing these at home. Remember that your homework is to practise whichever tables you need to focus on, either writing them out or using or if you prefer not to be timed.

Next week… We will continue to write about The Blitz, but this time we will be using our imaginations to create some poetry. In maths, we are going to be recapping how to multiply and divide integers by 10 and 100, before looking at the short multiplication algorithm. Our Forest School session will begin in the Celtic Hut again, where I will share some more stories with you (so please remember your kit!) Finally, please remember to bring some corrugated cardboard into school when you return, so that we can begin to build some model WW2 military vehicles.

Enjoy the rest of half term, Mrs Barker and Mrs Trounce

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