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**Monday February 3rd - Trip to The Tate Modern**Tuesday 11th February 9am - Exit point: The great Solids, liquids and gases feast

IPC PROJECT FOR Spring 1 - Shake it up!

  • Entry / exit points & Trips

    Entry Point: An afternoon to help children understand the importance of hearing as one of our five senses.

    Exit Point:  Tuesday 11thFebruary 9am

    The Great Solids, Liquids and Gases Feast (and of course, a quiz)


    We will be visiting the class photographs taken in Year 3 – they are part of the Steve McQueen display in the Tate Gallery. We will be visiting on 3rdFebruary 2020.

  • Science

    We will be able to:

    • Compare and group materials together – deciding whether they are solid, liquid or gas
    • Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled
    • Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle
    • Identify how sounds are made
    • Recognise that vibrations from sound travel to the ear
  • Geography

    We will be able to:

    • Locate the world’s countries using maps
    • Compare similarities and differences between regions of Iceland and regions of the UK – in particular the Lake District in Cumbria
  • Technology

    We will be able to:

    • Prepare and cook a savoury dish using a range of cooking techniques
  • International

    We will know about:

    • How countries around the world use water to provide energy
  • maths

    Let’s see if we ALL know ALL times tables up to 12 x 12 by February? Keep practising! We practise everyday in school and need you to do this at home too.

    This term, we will continue improving our knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

    If your child still can’t tell the time yet, this is a great thing to work on at home. Thank you!

    Please help your child to know all of the times tables facts up to 12 x 12 and their related division facts. This is incredibly important – there is a compulsory Year 4 National Times Tables Test next June.

  • English

    We will begin the year with poetry– performance in particular. Look out for our Ogden Nash and Allan Ahlberg poems in our e-book. Then we will move to read Charlotte’s Web to continue focusing on correct punctuation, rehearsing sentences before writing them and editing writing by reading outloud.

  • statutory SPELLING LISTS

  • PE

    P.E is on:

    • Wednesdays for both classes
    • Thursdays
    1. Remember to have your P.E kits in for both these days (including plimsoles). School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt. PE kits should be in school at all times. 
    2. Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining
    3. School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt and plain black trainers - NOT your school shoes!).

    Children will also need footwear for PE that is suitable for outdoors and kept in school at all times.

    N.B Trainers are to be different than their normal school shoes.

  • important dates

Home Learning

Home learning tasks are set every week :

Task: Given out: Due Back:
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Spelling Book Thursday Tuesday


  •  To read for at least a minimum of 10 minutes every day and record what you have read in your reading journal. 
  • Practice your times tables and spellings
  • Fill in your reading diaries and have a grown-up check and sign them.

 Project Home learning: 

If anyone would like to write a short summary of our book ‘Max and the Millions’ over the Christmas holidays, that would be greatly appreciated. Lots and lots and lots of House Points to any of those ambitious learners!


Music Thursday mornings.

It is very important that the children take their instruments home and practice in order to keep up with the lessons. They should be brought into school every Thursday.

Messages from the Staff

To help develop Green Dragon’s knowledge of Geography, and International Mindedness, each year group will learn about a different country in the world every half term.

We will call the United Kingdom ‘our here country’ and one other will be ‘our there country’.

Year 4 will start with learning more about Iceland.

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