Combe Down Primary School

Combe DownChurch of England Primary School

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Welcome to Year 4

Beech 1 - Mrs Biffen, Miss Bush, Mrs Parkyn and Mrs Scully
Beech 2 - Ms Paterson, Mrs Parkyn and Mrs Scully

Reminder:
PE is Wednesday for both classes in Term 3

Swimming is Friday afternoon

Week beginning: 4th February 2018

After the excitement of snow at the end of last week, this week seems rather normal in comparison! 

In Maths, we are working on 2D shape. Key vocabulary includes: polygon, quadrilateral, symmetry, right-angle, triangle, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, parallel, perpendicular.  

Please ensure that your child continues to practise the times table that they are working on, ready for our weekly test on Wednesday. This forms part of the weekly Year 4 homework. 

In English, we are continuing our work on endangered animals. The children will be using the blue whale model text to re-create a similar text about orangutans, after doing some research about them. They will also be researching their own choice of another endangered animal in preparation for our final week where they will apply the skills they have learnt in this unit. 
Our grammar focal points for this topic are: nouns and pronouns, generalisers, varying sentence openers. 

In Science, we will be looking at teeth and the digestive system this term. 

In maths next week, we will be doing an assessment of the topics we have covered in Term 3 and reviewing it. We will then spend some time working on mathematical puzzles and problem solving activities. 

Have a lovely week, 

The Year 4 team