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English: We have started looking at 'persuasive writing' linked to our Egyptian topic. Children

have been learning different features of persuasive writing such as rhetorical questions and alliteration.

Maths: We have been looking at 'addition' where children have been adding both 3 and 4 digit numbers. 

Topic: Science we have started planning our experiment on parachutes


Big Write topic for next week: Instructions on how to make a lollipop


Times tables -3x table focus at speed- Thursday

Spelling test : Friday


Have a lovely weekend

The Year 4 team





Roald Dahl Day 15.9.17


This week we continued our Ancient Egyptians topic and published our instructions for 'How to Make a Pyramid.'  The children remembered to use time openers, bullet points, adjectives and all the spelling and grammar we have been looking at this week.  We also dressed up for Roald Dahl Day on Wednesday and wrote a setting description for the chocolate room in charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Today we are writing a story based on a Roald Dahl character during our Big Write.

In maths we have been rounding up or down to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.  We have found this a little tricky so any practise at home would help.


We are sending home spellings today for next week and our talk topic is 'Barley Close - what we love about our school'.


Mrs Coulstring would like to thank all the parents and children for a great start to the term, but will be leaving you next Friday 22nd Sept in Mrs Silbereis' capable hands at the end of each week and of course Mrs Gio-Batta will be with you as normal.


Have a lovely weekend,

The Year 4 Team.


Ancient Egyptians 8.9.17


We have really enjoyed our first week back to school, especially learning all about the Ancient Egyptians.

We have learned how to build a pyramid and have started to write instructions to tell others how they were made.

We also had our first PE and swimming sessions - don't forget your kit on a Thursday for swimming!


Next week we will continue to learn about the Egyptians but we will also be celebrating Roald Dahl Day on Wednesday so please remember to dress up as a character from one of his books or you can just wear yellow!


Have a lovely weekend.


Mrs Coulstring and Mrs Gio-Batta

First Day Back!


Hope you have had a fantastic holiday and are ready to have a great year at school!


Physical Education will be on Monday- so please remember your Physical Education kit for tomorrow. Additionally, swimming will be on Thursday.


Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!


Mrs Gio-batta and Mrs Coulstring 

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  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
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