Year 4

Summer 2 - 2017

We are delighted to welcome back the children to the Summer Term of Year Four.  This term we will be studying the impact of animals and humans on the environment.  We will be learning about endangered environments and considering how to make our own school more welcoming to nature. As always, we are always on the playground before and after school to answer any questions you may have this term.


Endangered Environments

During the Summer term, Year 4 will be learning about the environment both locally and globally.

Our Central Idea is

Over time, living things need

to adapt to survive.


English and Mathematics

This term we will continue to take a cross-curricular approach to all of our learning.  All English and Maths learning will relate as much as possible to our Central Idea and the book, Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell. In English we will be reading the text Rooftoppers to inspire our own stories of exploration. We will also be spending some time writing free verse poetry inspired by running over the rooftops of Paris and London. Additionally, in Maths we will continue to work with increasingly more challenging number operations. 


Home Learning

We were delighted so many children took on our challenge to plant some seeds and take care of them as they grew. If your family is headed to the great outdoors again, please send in a photo to add to our Curiosity Corner. Thank you for supporting your child in expanding their knowledge and understanding of the topic.  To keep the momentum high, please discuss your child’s learning with them each evening.  They love to share what they have learned!  Additionally, each week your child is given a spelling and times table activity which is due back on Friday. Children should be reading independently every night for a minimum of twenty minutes. It is very important that you record your child’s nightly reading in the Home Learning Journal.


P.E & Swimming

For P.E. this term, Year Four are very fortunate and will continue to have a swimming and a P.E. session each week. We recommend children bring their PE kit in on a Monday and keep it in school until Friday. Children should wear black shorts/tracksuit bottoms, white t-shirt and trainers/Plimsolls.  As the weather continues to improve, please ensure your child has applied sun cream before school.


Thank you for your continuing support.

Ms. Taylor    Ms. O’ Connor   Mr. Jelley

Year 4 Latest News

This term Year 4 have been studying the Tudors. As part of this topic we studied the very famous William Shakespeare and linked this learning across multiple subjects. As a result, we decided to explore The Shakespearean play The Tempest in English.

Posted: Wednesday 24th May 2017, 5:53pm

On Thursday, 23d February 2017, Year Four took a visit to the Unicorn Theatre, London Bridge. Firstly, we took a very exciting journey down to the River Thames and enjoyed taking in the sights including Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and City Hall.

Posted: Wednesday 8th March 2017, 5:42pm

Thirty children from Year 4 had a fantastic journey to the Wide Horizons centre in Wrotham. Whilst there they challenged themselves to climb higher, dig deeper and push a little further.

Posted: Thursday 23rd June 2016, 5:12pm
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