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4W - Mr Whilton

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... to class 4W 


We have enjoyed the festive break and now feel energised, enthused and prepared to embark on the second leg of our learning journey towards completion of our time at MFSA. 

We are now officially in 2019, and have returned to find some unusual goings on within the year 4 area... The Viking ship has gone; and has been replaced with a whole lot of greenery. 


Not only this, amongst the foliage, there is a random house with a very distinctive window.

What on earth could be going on this term?


We will have to wait and see...


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This half term, we will be learning all about nature in our   mystery topic   . We will direct our learning to reflect our mystery text.  


All shall be revealed soon! surprise

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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