Skip to content Skip to navigation

week commencing 2 October 2017

Class 4 Giraffes
For week beginning: 1st October 2017

We have been concentrating on the British Values of Respect, Responsibility, Law, Liberty, Democracy and Tolerance. 


Please feel free to pop in any time after school if you want a chat or I can plan a specific appointment time if necessary.  My email address, should you need it, is


I am also pleased to say we have a parent helping me hear the children read which is a blessing.  If you would like to help in the class with reading or even displays, photocopying, collating, and other jobs that I often have on the go, please come and see me!  It doesn't have to be regular but an hour here or there if you are free would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.


1. Homework - Learning journal activity, hand in on Tuesday.  MA book, hand in on Thursday.  Spellings (week 4 to be learnt this week for test on Friday 6 October. Please write in the planner when you hear your child read EVERY DAY.

2. Trip to Lullingstone Roman Villa on Wednesday.  Please ensure your child wears plenty of warm clothing as it is a big cold place and we will be eating outside, whatever the weather so raincoats at the ready!  Wellies won't be needed though.  Children may bring up to £2.50 pocket money, preferably in a named purse or envelope.


This week we will be learning about factors. Learning all the times tables and division tables is absolutely crucial now, please help your child. Details of the maths learning journey are on the 'how to help your child at home' section.


We will spend time this week preparing for our trip with research on the Roman invasion and facts that will help us understand Lullingstone Roman Villa more. We will also concentrate on speaking and writing the correct verb tenses.  We have started the Year 4 spelling programme which is going well and concentrate on spellings in every piece of writing. We will be continuing handwriting practice as it is very important their wonderful joined up handwriting continues to improve as their style develops. Hopefully those children who always write neatly with joined up handwriting will be eligible for a pen licence.  Daily reading is expected, please write to confirm you have heard your child read in their planner (I am happy if they write in it).


We will be investigating the Conquest of the Romans and going to Lullinstone Roman Villa!


We will also start our new Science module.  This term we will be studying physics, specifically Electricity.  We will be reviewing key information that we will need to complete the module as well as establishing what everybody already knows about electricity. We have had an introduction to Electricity and will be using circuit boards.


We have already started trying to answer the question "What do Christians learn from the Creation story?". This week, we will continue to understand the impact the text of the Bible has on Christians and investigating the concept of world stewardship.


We will be doing some Cross Country running.  Please make sure you have full PE kit - no PE kit, no PE.  No trainers, no Mile Run.



This will be led by Mrs Mileham on a Tuesday afternoon while I have specific planned time for planning, preparation and assessment. Ukuleles at the ready!


This week we will be learning more about the numbers 1-10, then 11-20 and learn how to introduce oneself and ask another for their name. This week will be more written work (last week was just verbal).


1.  Reading - every day.  Don't forget to ensure the planner is written in - otherwise I will presume you are not hearing your child read.

2.  MA - one page.

3.  Learning Journal - see the information in the actual book.  It outlines the variety of homework pieces your child can choose from to do once a week.

4.  Spellings - see their planners.

5. I have finally printed off multiplication tables for your child to take home and will try and get them home for them to practice. It will be like Year 3, a column to complete every day.  We are practising our tables every day although they need to be learnt well enough to be repeated quickly and accurately.  It makes a phenominal difference to their maths understanding if they know their times tables.


We will follow up our trip with some new artwork skills if we can.


Our topic this term is health and well being.  We have learnt about keeping ourselves clean and this week we will begin to reflect on our strengths and celebrate our achievements.