Year 4 Blog Friday 14th June 2024

Date: 14th Jun 2024 @ 8:43am

Welcome to your Friday blog


Home practice


Please read for 20 minutes each evening to an adult at home.  Try and look carefully at the beginning of each sentence. What words do the sentences start with? Can you spot any subordinating conjunctions?



These are your spellings for next week:

weather       whether       who’s           whose          medal           meddle

missed         mist             there           their           they’re

aloud            allowed         groan           grown          



This week, please practise counting in 10’s  

For example, start at 54 and count to 234 and back again

54   64   74    etc                      234   224   214 etc

Now try counting in 0.1’s

For example, start at 2.5 and count to 4.2 and back again

2.5   2.6   2.7   etc                     4.2   4.1   4.0  etc



Times tables and Number facts

Please practise your individual tables target for your test next week. 

You can practise your tables on TTRockstars, Hit the Button and

Please also practise your number facts. 

You can practise your number facts on Hit the Button

It is crucial that you learn all of your table facts and your number facts as this will help you with many aspects of maths.


Sumdog challenges

  • A spelling challenge based on the words above
  • A maths challenge to plot coordinates on a grid


TTRockstars challenge

  • A ‘studio’ session


In English, we continued reading our class novel, King of the Cloud Forests. We read about the interesting events at the beginning of Ashley’s journey and the one incident which was to change his life forever. We then planned and wrote a letter from Ashley to his father.


In Maths, we consolidated our learning about co-ordinates and extended it by completing 2 dimensional shapes on a grid. This week, we also learnt how to describe movements as 'translations' using the words left, right, up and down.


In RE, we discussed what ‘examine your conscience’ means. We also considered how we feel when we’ve done something wrong, what we might do next and why contrition is so important.


In Geography, we learnt about the Congo Rainforest, which is the second largest rainforest. We then continued working on our double page spread by adding more information and pictures to it.


In Music, we compared a ukulele to a banjo – although we thought they were quite similar, there were plenty of differences. We also practised playing the ukulele in time with each other.


This week we also had another super yoga session with Katie from South Ribble Sports Coaches. During this session, Katie taught us a variety of different balances and how to practise ‘rectangular breathing’.  We also took part in an ‘Olympic’ themed dance on Thursday afternoon which we thoroughly enjoyed.


Next week, we will be completing a piece of writing called "My Special Place". We have already talked about this in class.  Whilst at home, please also think about your special place in preparation for your writing in school. Remember, it could be anywhere - your bedroom, another room in your house, a place you have been on holiday, or somewhere you feel totally relaxed and can be yourself. Share some ideas with people at home if this helps. 

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Enjoy your weekend

The Year 4 team

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