Tuesday, 21 January 2020


This week, we have been learning about tone. We have looked at how the pressure we apply to our pencil can provide us with different outcomes. 

Friday, 17 January 2020

Dividing by 10 and 100

Recap dividing by 10 and 100 


This Week's Spelling's are: 

  1. attention 
  2. mission 
  3. permission 
  4. tension 
  5. dimension
  6. nation 
  7. politician 
  8. expression 
  9. optician 
  10. solution
Can you use them in a sentence? 

Thursday, 9 January 2020


Your spellings this week are: 

Spelling rule

The prefix in– can mean both 'not' and 'in'/'into'. In the words given here it means 'not'. 

  • Before a root word starting with l, in– becomes il 

  • Before a root word starting with m or p, in– becomes im 

  • Before a root word starting with r, in– becomes ir 

Friday, 29 November 2019

Spellings 29.11.2019

Your spellings this week are: 

  1. crypt 
  2. gym
  3. oxygen
  4. typical
  5. crystal
  6. mystery
  7. pyramid
  8. Egypt
  9. myth 
  10. symbol 
Could you use them in a sentence? 

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Thank you HelloHipHop for an inspiring singing assembly - teaching us the different elements of HipHop. The main take home message - express yourself!

We were entertained with beatboxing, rapping, vinyl, graffiti and dance! Please ask the children about how amazing Phil was - remember kids, eat your vegetables (another take home message from the assembly). 

Friday, 15 November 2019

Spellings for next week

Can you learn these by next Friday?


Friday, 25 October 2019

Friday, 4 October 2019

A Roman Visitor!

Year 4 had a visit from Optio Gaius Flavius Longinus today. We have had a fantastic day learning about life as a Roman soldier, how Romans bathed and all the new technologies that they brought to Britain with them. We even got a chance to practise Roman battle techniques using shields to create defensive formations against the barbarians of Britain!

Have a look at our experiences!


Here is just a glimpse of our superb battle skills:


Thursday, 3 October 2019

National Poetry Day

As today was National Poetry Day, Year 4 spent some time practising poetry for performance. This including working on our use of tone, volume, intonation and actions to make our performances engaging for our audience.

We used the poem Pompeii, by Paul Perro. This links to our current topic of Romans, and to the Guided Reading books we have been learning about: 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit, and 'Pompeii' by Karen Ball. 

Pompeii, by Paul Perro

There once was a Roman city
And it was called Pompeii.
Disaster struck it in the year
79 Anno Domine.

Nearby there was a mountain and
Just in case you’re curious,
I will tell you the mountain’s name –
It was called Mount Vesuvius.

Except it wasn’t a mountain
It was really a volcano,
Something which the Pompeiians
Sadly, did not know.

One August night it spewed out fire,
Lava, rocks - volcanic.
The Pompeiians were all afraid
And ran about in panic.

The city was destroyed that night
With heat and bangs and crashes
And buried under hundreds of tons
Of volcanic ashes.

Pompeii lay lost and forgotten
For hundreds and hundreds of years
Until the 1800s when
It was found by engineers.

They dug the ruins out and now
It’s a tourist attraction today.
Every year millions
Visit ancient Pompeii.

Monday, 30 September 2019

Spellings - Week Commencing 30.10.19

This week's spellings are all homophones - words that sound the same, but are spelled differently (and mean different things, too)






Can you score 100% this week?

Friday, 27 September 2019

TT Rockstars

Which class will win Battle of the Bands? 

Descriptive Devices

Over the past few week we have looked at a number of descriptive devices. Here is a recap:  

Expanded noun phrases 



Fronted Adverbials 

Verb, Person sentence

Emotion Sentence 

Friday, 20 September 2019

Spellings for Week Commencing 23.09.19


Can you get 10/10 on next weeks spellings?

Thursday, 12 September 2019

This Weeks Spellings


How many will you get right next week?

Thursday, 5 September 2019


This week we are looking at the suffix -ly is added to an adjective to form an adverb.
  1. comically 
  2. happily
  3. angrily 
  4. gently
  5. simply
  6. humbly
  7. nobly
  8. basically
  9. frantically
  10. dramatically
Can you use them within a sentence? 

Monday, 22 July 2019

Do you want to take part in the Maths Challenges over the summer? Do you want your children to keep busy over the holidays practising their maths skills?

We are running two maths challenges over the summer - see the details and links below. 

  1. Real-life Maths Challenges 

Click on the year group you have just finished and bring in as many of the answers as possible on a sheet of paper. You can do one question or all the questions! There will be some prizes for children who return their work in September. 

       2. TT Rockstars 
There will be prizes awarded to children who achieve the most points on TT Rockstars over the summer holidays. Miss Armitage will check the results in September. 
Times tables are essential to learn as they form the foundations of many units of maths. Will you be a winner? 

Remember, you can use TT Rockstars on mobiles, ipads, computers or any electrical device now for free! 

Have a lovely holiday and keep those maths skills ticking over! 
Miss Armitage 

Thursday, 18 July 2019


Practical Problem Solving

Friday, 12 July 2019

Maths Morning

Year 4 taught Year 3 how to use co-ordinates to draw stars, tractors and windmills. 

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Fw: Family Assembly

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Theo did a remarkable job of speaking the parts of his absent class peers.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Family Assembly

This morning Youcef, Zewar and Khalil introduced our assembly about Anglo Saxons and Vikings.

Friday, 5 July 2019


Let the maypole dancing begin

Monday, 10 June 2019


Outside enjoying Michael Morpurgo's challenging version of Beowulf whilst wearing our pyjamas.

Friday, 7 June 2019


Meet Ollie a friendly, wise barn owl who is sensible enough to be allowed to fly free.

Feathered Friends

Yesterday I held a Eurasian Kestrel called Pippin. I had to wear a special, leather glove to protect the bird's feathers of my oily palm. Theo


Today Haroon, Zewar and Khalil independently used resources to create a bar chart from a table of information.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019


This afternoon we carried out an investigation to find the best insulator to make ear muffs to keep sound out. 

Monday, 13 May 2019

Muffling sound investigation

In year 4 we have been investigating sound. We used different materials and a combination of materials to find out how we could muffle out the most sound. We discovered that a combination of felt, cotton wool and fabric were the best materials.

Michelle Weaver
Year 5 teacher


Zewar found skyr on-line at Asda. He found out that skyr is made from sheep's milk.

Friday, 10 May 2019


Next week's spellings to learn please.


We are imagining what it is like to be an Anglo Saxon seeing a Viking Longship for the first time.

Thursday, 2 May 2019


A big thank you to our parent volunteers for their support on a warm,spring morning with our seed planting.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Vibrations investigation

Year 4 have been learning about how the size of objects affects how fast they vibrate using rice and pasta. They found out that vibrations are faster if the object is smaller.

Michelle Weaver
Year 5 teacher

Monday, 29 April 2019


Getting to grips with coins and money problems.

Friday, 26 April 2019


Next week's homophones to learn. 

Monday, 22 April 2019

More photos from our investigation

Here are more photos of us investigating different pitch

Michelle Weaver
Year 5 teacher