Year 4 News

24th May 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

This week Owl’s class were being a Roman soldier in the army and had to write a letter back to their family telling them about their experiences. We have been trying to follow instructions in relation movement a bit like Chinese whispers, it started off well but then by the end the movements had changed a lot!

After the half term holiday our topic is Transport and our family challenges for the term are:

  • Make a 3D model of your favourite mode of transport
  • Write a poem linked to transport
  • If you are travelling somewhere write an account about it – this can include what you were doing, where you were going, how long the journey took
  • Design an environmentally friendly vehicle – label this and write a short description about how it is environmentally friendly
  • Explore what the transport is like in another country
  • Write a short story about going on a pirate ship – think about using your senses to help describe what it is like and how you are feeling
  • Design a fact file about a mode of transport – this would include when it was first designed and who by
  • Make a poster describing a variety of different modes of transport
  • Keep a log about the different types of transport you use in a week (Car, bus, train etc) – put these into a table and then create a bar chart

Owl’s News 17th May

Friday, May 17, 2019

In maths we have been learning to read and interpret bar charts, tables and pictograms. We have been continuing to read our topic book in English and using subordinating conjunctions and subordinating clauses in our writing.

On Tuesday this week we had an external dance teacher come in again to work with us on a Roman dance, during the dance we have to get into the formation representing a testudo (this is the shape Roman soldier made with their shields when going into battle to protect themselves). The testudo is like a tortoise shell and so we were very lucky to have Maiya’s Nanny come in to see us on Wednesday with her tortoise, Barnaby.

Owl’s News 3rd May

Friday, May 3, 2019

In English we are reading The Time Travelling Cat and the Roman Eagle, we have already read a book from this series by Julia Jarman when our topic was Ancient Egypt. We have been learning about Roman Mosaics and we have made our own mosaics in class. These will be revealed very soon…

In Maths we have been working with money, we have been adding and subtracting amounts of money, using the column method, and comparing different amounts.

We have had our first swimming lesson this week at Splash, we all really enjoyed it and we are excited to go again. Staying with PE, on Tuesdays we have a dance session that is linked to our class topic The Romans – we have been working together to move like Roman Soldiers underneath our shields. However, this Tuesday we will not be able to have our dance session as we are visiting Harrold Primary for a multi-sports competition.


Family challenges

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Family challenges for Owls class

These can be completed throughout this half term

They are all based on our topic this term – Africa

2 house points are awarded for every challenge completed

  • Find a recipe for an African meal (if you make it take some pictures to share)
  • Design a fact sheet on an African Country
  • Find out about Maasai finger counting
  • Make an African drum out of junk and decorate it so it looks realistic
  • Build a model of a typical African mud hut
  • Draw 3 African musical instruments and learn their names
  • Design a poster advertising an African holiday destination
  • Write your own short story set in Africa


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Welcome to Owls class.


We have been very busy since the children returned to school last week. The children have all been working really hard and have settled well into their new classroom and their new routines. We will shortly be giving the children home school communication books for any messages you wish to pass on or if I have anything important I need to inform you about. Should you need to inform me of anything before then a message can be passed on through your child or alternatively a message can be left with the school office.


Many thanks