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Year 4




 Woodpecker Class Page Spring Term 2 -  February to April 2019


Class Teacher Ms du Preez  

 Mrs Saiyai will be helping Ms du Preez out with changing books and checking diaries. 


Spring Term curriculum news



Our European neighbours

Our class will discover some fascinating facts about Europe, find out the names, locations and features of European countries and capitals.



Year 4 are working on limericks to be published in Woodlands Park Primary’s own Poetry book!

We will also work on story writing for ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’



Spelling, punctuation and grammar

Vocabulary building, spelling, and handwriting will also be a focus. Each child will need to learn the Year 4 statutory spellings see list attached at the bottom of this page.





We are developing our fluency, reasoning and problem solving in the following

Number and place value, Mental and written addition and subtraction, Mental and written multiplication and division and algebra, Ratio and proportion, Measurement, Decimals, Fractions, Percentages and their equivalence to fractions and Statistics. We will also be looking at geometry and properties of shapes.


  Under the sea

We will learn about the living organisms in the ocean. Covering a variety of areas, including habitats, respiration, movement and reproduction, we will gain an understanding of the seven life processes and how they differ from animal to animal.


Balance (Inside PE)

Games (Outside PE)




This term our music is based on the theme 'Stop' - a rap about anti-bullying. We will also be exploring different pieces of music ranging from classical to Justin Timberlake and The Black Eyed Peas!



Why is Easter important to Christians?

Starting at Palm Sunday and ending at Easter Sunday, these lessons study all the events of Holy Week and give our class the chance to investigate the reasons behind some of the most important days in the Christian calendar.


 We will be looking at Famous Buildings and the work of famous architects, features of the Taj Mahal and the wonderful architecture of the Sydney Opera House. 


Sandwich Snacks will give our class the chance to explore different food groups and learn how to translate these into healthy, balanced sandwiches. We will get our taste-buds tingling as we taste and test a variety of sandwich fillings and types of bread, then the challenge to design, make, eat and evaluate our own healthy sandwich snacks.




Please try to be at school for 8.40 am so that we can register and complete lunches on time each day.

Please' can I remind you that if your child is not in school before 8:50 am they will be registered with a late mark. If they arrive after 9am this will be recorded as an absence for the whole morning. 



Each term we ask for a small voluntary contribution of £2. This goes towards extra resources, such as ingredients for cooking and arts and crafts. As we are now a cashless school, this will need to be paid via Squid.





Everybody needs to have a full (and clearly labelled) PE kit in school all week. Please' could children have a pair of jogging bottoms and shorts in their bag? We do one session of PE inside and one session outside. Labelling uniform and kit with a biro is not sufficient as it very quickly wears or washes off. 

Our PE slots should be the same each week; however these do sometimes change,

so please ensure that they are in school each day of the week.




Remember that you are allowed to bring in a healthy snack for break times. This could be a piece of fruit or vegetables.





Please make sure you each have a water bottle so that you can regularly top it up with fresh water. Also, as many single used plastics are band, why not invest in a water bottle?


Do you have any questions?


If you have any questions on the topics or the National Curriculum objectives for Year 4 please do come in and speak to me and I will be happy to have a discussion with you.



Year spelling words

Reading Museum Trip 14th November

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