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 smileyWelcome to Year 4smiley


Mr Burton - Miss Senah - Mr Jarrett  

Mrs Rigby - Mrs Parker - Mrs Bruce - Ms Malik



Summer term 1 - 2021

Road Trip USA!



Buckle up and put your sunglasses on - this half term we're going on a road trip across the USA! 

Our work will include:

English - spoken language and writing - Emails; Diaries; Myths and legends

Human and physical geography

Exploring the art and culture of the Native Americans

Planning a family 'trip of a lifetime'

It's going to be a long ride. So, put the roof down and enjoy :). We're off! 




This half term, we are going to focus on the book 'The Lost Happy Endings' by Carol Ann Duffy and Jane Ray. It will form the core of our reading and writing activities in this area of the curriculum.



Our aims in studying this text will include:

To explore, interpret and respond to a picture book.

To consider the ways in which illustrators can deepen and enrich the meaning of a text.

To study the language/writing style of an author in order to broaden knowledge of

vocabulary and grammar.

To develop creative responses through storytelling and artwork.

To write in role in order to explore and develop empathy for the characters.



Number: Decimals

Measurement: Money and Time

(The units below will involve some recap of work from Year 3 before moving on to new learning)



Bonds to 10 and 100

Writing, comparing, ordering and rounding decimals

Halves and quarters



Pounds and pence

Ordering and estimating money

Converting pounds and pence

Adding and subtracting money

Finding change

Problem solving with money - involving all four operations



Telling the time to 5 minutes and 1 minute

Using am and pm

24-hour clock

Hours, minutes and seconds

Years, months, weeks and days

Analogue to digital - 12 and 24 hr


Manga High school code: 67594

Abacus school code: hqx9




Our work will focus on:

Identifying how sounds are made.

Recognising that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.

Finding patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it.

Finding patterns between the volumes of a sound and the strength of vibrations.

Recognising that sounds get fainter as the distance from the source increases.



TOPIC: Kingdom of God: What was the impact of Pentecost?

During this unit of work we will:

Explore the story of the day of Pentecost.

Explore how Pentecost is represented in art.

Make links between Pentecost and the Kingdom of God.

Explore the impact of Pentecost on Christians today.





Don't forget the School Games Challenge - details below. There are prizes to be won and we could even become School Games Champions. smiley


School Games Challenge - Athletics Week!


As part of your P.E at home, we are asking children to take part in the School Games Challenge, which can be completed with minimal equipment. So far there has been a basketball theme; a tennis theme and this week it's athletics. To take part, please ask an adult to sign up to the School Games website. Once logged in, you will see the various challenges that need completing and a place to enter your scores. We are aiming to have as many children as possible complete the challenge, so our school can become School Game Champions! There are even prizes to be won :)


Sign up to :


Special Code : shenley


Have fun! Stay active!



MUSIC:  Services for Education have launched an Online Learning Platform.

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    Try reading online with EPIC.  You will be able to choose from fiction, non fiction, audio books and videos.  This is free until at least 30.06.2020


    On a laptop/desktop/Chromebook 

    Log in to 

    Log in with the class code: sjv1325
    Select your name from the list and start reading. 


    On iOS/Android

    Download the EPIC app

    Select "Have an account? Log in"

    Students & Educators

    Log in with class code sjv1325

    select your name from the list


    If you have any problems logging in, or you cannot see your child's name on the list, email Mrs Rigby


    Update!  It seems that some people are having difficulties logging in depending on the device being used.  If in doubt, click on my name to send an email and put 'Invite me'  as the subject.  I will then send you an email that can be used for access.


    To find books suitable for your child's age, click in the search bar and search for a subject/title, then use the first tab on the left, 'AGE' underneath 'ALL' to filter results for the age you are looking for.


    I hope this helps,

    Mrs R x


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