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4W - Mr Whilton

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... to class 4W

Now that we have explored people of the past with Anglo Saxons and the Vikings; and learnt about the environment through our class text The Minpins, we are finishing off the Spring term turning our attention to the majestic creatures Lions ... and wait for it... cornflakes!


There's a Lion in my Cornflakes...!


No... really, look!


Science Day 2019 - Journeys - Year 4 focused on electrical journeys

4W World Book Day 2019 - Theme reading in unusual places

An update on the strange goings on last half term...

We were on a serious mission during Spring Term 1, trying to find out who or what were sending us miniature notes. 

We discovered they were from miniature people that live in the Forest of Sin. They are collectively known as the Minpins. They are really cool. We managed to help them escape the clutches of the evil Gruncher; and supported them in getting Little Billy back home!


Good job 4W!



Investingating natural texture in Art lessons

PE for 4W will run as follows:

Wednesday (outdoor PE)

Friday (swimming)

Please ensure your child has their PE kit with the appropriate footwear in school on these days. 



Thank you for your efforts with supporting your child with their reading.

Reading is vital in helping to develop children's imagination and understanding.

Every time your child reads with you please acknowledge this in their homework diary as this will also help them towards achieving their merits for their home learning each half term. An acknowledgement can be as little as a short date and initial. I would love to see every child achieve a certificate each half term!


Bronze - 15 credits

Silver - 20 credits

Gold - 25 credits


** In year 4 we get the children into the routine of producing regular homework in preparation for middle school.

SPAG Homework

(Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)

Weekly SPAG tests are conducted on a Friday each week. Children will have a whole week to learn their SPAG after receiving a lesson the previous Friday. We provide a SPAG homework book where they should be evidencing their learning. The books are designed for them to practise the skills in preparation for the test. 

Maths Homework

Times-table knowledge is essential to helping your child progress in maths. I would encourage the children to be chanting their times-tables regularly to ensure familiarity. Frequent practise will be given in school to develop their speed and accuracy using Times Table Rock stars, which they are welcome to use at home also.  

Extra Curricular Homework

Any opportunity to learn outside of the classroom should be recorded in our homework diaries which have replaced the old reading records. I have already seen some fantastic learning that has taken place, ranging from making Anglo Saxon attire for cuddly toys to helping prepare a meal for 10 people! 

We make suggestions at the start of each topic on some activities that your child could be doing each half term.


All children should aim to complete a minimum of 4 pieces of home learning each week, this should include some regular reading. We can do this! Easy, peasy... Let's go team 4W!


Thank you for your continued support with home learning.

Thank you year 4 for all your generous donations for Children in Need 2018

Thank you year 4 for all your generous donations for Children in Need 2018 1

Our model Viking ships we made during our History/DT lesson.

We have been learning about sound in science and have linked our learning to music. We looked at different areas within an orchestra!


Learning all about Anglo Saxon village life in History

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