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Year 4 have settled in well after the Easter holidays and have given a warm welcome to Mrs Clarke.

We are currently learning how to write Tales of Fear in English and we're reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in our Book Focus lessons. Ask your child to tell you why they feel sympathy for Harry before he goes to live at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!

Below are two examples of children's story maps. They all tell the same story. There is no right or wrong way to create a story map. If it helps the child to remember the story then it has done its job. Great artistry is not required, it is an aide memoire and not a master piece!

Mrs Clarke, Miss Norman and Ms Mustarde



We have been practicing using the lead in stroke when we have been handwriting. Here are some examples of the children’s fantastic handwriting.

 Here are some children who have really improved their handwriting. Miss Delaney is really impressed with their determination to make their work even better.


 Year 4’s cinematic experience

Today Year 4 made the exciting trip down to Cineworld Luton to watch Captain Underpants. We belly laughed all the way through and the children were fantastic role models for the school. Thank you to IntoFilm for providing us with this fun and educating experience.

 In maths at the moment we are learning the six, seven, nine, eleven and twelve time tables. To support the children’s learning of these time tables we have been using a variety of different resources and images.

The children used the hundred square to find all of the multiples of the different time tables between 0 and 100 (for the six and seven time tables) and a two hundred square for the nine, eleven and twelve time tables.

We have also used pictures such as the flower pots below. This is to teach the children about groups and number in each group.

There are six flowers in each flower pot and two flower pots so we would say two groups of six or 2 x 6.

We have also used arrays, like the one below:

This array shows 5 x 6 = 30. This is to help the children to visualize what 5 x 6 looks like.

We have also looked at word problems too.

Miss Delaney


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