Jan 302016

Hello everybody,

Next week our learning objectives for literacy and numeracy will be:


  • Can I retrieve relevant information from a text?
  • Can I infer a character’s feelings, actions and motives?
  • Can I choose vocabulary to create a poem?
  • Can I ask questions to extend my understanding?


  • Can I find fractions?
  • Can I explain equivalent fractions?

We will be breaking up for the holiday at 12pm on Friday 5th February.  Friday will be spent taking part in Carnival activities including a small school parade.

Don’t forget to log into Mathletics and Reading Eggs.  Children have their username and password in the front of their reading diary.


Miss Johnson.

Jan 222016

Reading Eggs and Mathletics

Don’t forget to keep logging into Reading Eggs and Athletics for lots of great home activities to support learning.  Year 2 have been the class of the week on Mathletics for 2 weeks running.  Let’s see if we can make it Year 4 next week!

Reading Eggs website: http://readingeggs.co.uk/

Mathletics website:  www.mathletics.eu

Please come and see me if you are having any problems with your username and password.

Best wishes,

Miss Johnson.

Jan 222016

We have had a busy week this week with our assessments.  Everybody has been working hard.  Well done!

Our learning objectives for next week in Literacy are:

  • Can I express views and give reasons for my answers?
  • Can I identify key information in a text?
  • Can I use the structure and language of a non-chronological report?
  • Can I reread my writing and make changes to grammar and vocabulary?

Our learning objectives for next week in numeracy are:

  • Can I use expanded or compact decomposition to subtract 3-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers?
  • Can I use multiplication in mental calculations?
  • Can I multiply 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers using the ladder method?

Best Wishes,

Miss Johnson.

Jan 152016

This is a copy of the Home Activity for Year 3 and 4 this week.  The children have a copy in their Home Activity book. Please come and see me if you have any questions.  Miss Johnson. 

Dear Children,

For our IPC Topic ‘Are You From Around Here?’, we would like you to bring into school some information about where you have enjoyed living the most. We have spoken a little about this in class, but here is some more information.

First, choose where you have enjoyed living the most. It might even be the place that you are living now! Once you have chosen, collect together some information about it to bring into school.

You could bring into school: –

  • Photos of the place
  • A map showing where it is
  • A picture that you have drawn of the place
  • A PowerPoint Presentation or other type of presentation with information about the place

This list could go on. Be as creative as you like. There are no right and wrong ways.

We also would like to know why you enjoyed or enjoy living there.

Do you like the weather the most? Why is it so good?

Do you like the things that you can do there the most? What can you do that is so great?

Again, this list could go on. You can make new questions to answer. There are no right and wrong ways to do this. For this part, you could hand write or type your questions and answers.

Please bring your work into school before Friday 29 January.

If you have any questions about this, please ask.

Good luck!

Miss Johnson and Mr Scragg.


Dear Parents,

With this type of activity, we want to encourage your children to just have a go. There is no right or wrong answer.

As always, if they have any questions about these activities, they should come and see us. This is their homework, not yours. If you see them becoming frustrated, you could try to help them. If that still does not help, they need to stop and come and see us.

We trust we have informed you sufficiently.

Best wishes,

Miss Johnson and Mr Scragg.

Jan 112016

Hello everybody,

We spent a wonderful week together last week getting to know each other.  I have really enjoyed my first week in Year 4.  I am sure this week will be as positive.   Below is an overview of literacy and numeracy for this week.

Best wishes,

Miss Johnson.


This week in literacy we will be learning to:

  • work in role as a character from The Ice Palace by create freeze frames
  • write a set of clear instructions
  • reread writing and make changes to grammar and vocabulary
  • write in role based on a fictional first person experience
  • infer a character’s feelings, actions and motives

This week in numeracy we will be learning to:

  • mentally add to and from a given number
  • count on and back in multiples of 10, 100 and 1000
  • add multiples of 10 and 100 to 4 digit numbers
  • count back in 10s and 100s from a given number