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Year 4 2019/20

Hello from Year 4...

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We miss you all lots so here is a little message from your Year 4 Team!

Welcome to Year 4!

Home Learning Activities During School Closure


We hope you are all well and looking after yourselves. Below we have added the final weekly planner with some home learning activities for our very last week in Year 4. We have been so proud of the progress that you have all made this year, please keep up the hard work. There are some revision activities that you may wish to continue throughout the summer holidays in preparation for Year 5.


Hello Year 4! 


We cannot believe that this is our final week of Year 4. We had hoped to have been able to see you all in person to say 'Goodbye' and 'Good Luck' to you all but unfortunately that has not been possible. It has been lovely to see some of you from a distance during your transition session and we hope to see a few more of you this week. We will also give you all a call this week so please do speak to us!!!


We have said all year that you are a fantastic cohort and we do really mean that. We are so proud of each and every one of you and have been overwhelmed by the thoughtful messages from you all. The work that continues to be sent into school has been wonderful, showing your excellent attitude and commitment towards your learning. 


We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to your families. We know that the lock down has been incredibly hard and for some families juggling the home learning whilst working from home has been very tricky. A massive thank you from the Year 4 team- your support has been great and the children are a credit to you all. 


Thank you so much for continuing to demonstrate your fantastic learning skills and commitment to learning. The work that we have received, the photographs of your lock down experiences and the discussions over the phone have really  demonstrated what a fantastic year group you are and we know that you will have an excellent start in Year 5.


Although we are welcoming our new classes, we have not forgotten you and continue to miss you each and every day! Please do keep sending us your work and your messages, we really do love hearing from you all. 


We would also like to say 'Goodbye and Good Luck' to Miss Pannell who is leaving St Anne's on Friday and moving to teach a Year 5 class near her home in Swindon. I know we would have had a celebration all together in school for her so please give her three cheers!!!


We continue to be so proud of you and truly can't wait to see you again. If you have any questions or worries about returning in September please do get in touch with us.


Take care, stay safe and have a fantastic summer break. We look forward to seeing you all when you return as Year 5's!!


From all of the Year 4 team  smiley 05.07.20


Miss Pannell, Mrs Kulbacki and Mrs Bamfield


*The results are in!*

Well done to everybody that competed in the latest Times Tables Rock Stars battle. You all worked extremely hard and it was a very close competition! We can reveal that the winners are the Year 4 Boys!! Well done Boys! Girls - will you be the next champions? 

Half Term Holiday Project

*** Deadline Change***

Please see the extension to the deadline for the Virtual Festival of Youth Sport for our Challenge of the Week (Week 10). Event entries can now be submitted until 26th June at 8pm and the sprint final deadline is 3rd July at 8pm. We hope lots of you are entering. Good luck!

A message from Miss Perry

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If we had been in school, today (Friday 19th June) would have been Miss Perry's last day. She has recorded Class 9 a special message. We have really enjoyed working alongside Miss Perry and would like to thank her for all of her hard work and dedication during her time with us. We wish her every success for the future, where we are sure she will shine as a teacher. Goodbye and good luck Miss Perry!

Recommended Read


12 times tables

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Well we made it to the end just before the school closure! Well done for all of your hard work. The daily test scores have consistently had high average scores. Keep learning these at home. Good luck!

8 times tables

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Keep up the hard work! You have made great progress learning all of your times tables, don't forget to chant the ones that you find tricky. Here is quick reminder!!

3 times tables

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Don't forget to chant your times tables. Choose the ones that you find most difficult. Test yourself on the multiplication times table check website or on TTRS. Good Luck!

You need to tilt your heads!!!

9 times table

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Have a look at the video, do you recognise that voice?

The Land That Time Forgot- Home Learning Projects

Class 9's Reading Recommendations

Class 10 Recommended Reads

Dog's Trust Workshop

In class we have been reading the story 'The Green Ship' written by Quentin Blake. We were hoping to use the playpod to explore our creativity but due to the wet weather we used the junk modelling which Classes 1 and 2 kindly let us borrow for the morning! We used this to create our own vessels, replacing the green ship.


Each group were very adventurous with their designs. They also created story mountains for their own versions of the story and acted these out to the class.

World Book 2020. Can you guess who we are? 

Author visit- Gill Lewis

We had a visit from author of Willow Wildthing and the Swamp Monster, Gill Lewis. We all enjoyed an assembly where Gill read extracts from the book, spoke about her inspirations and gave top tips for becoming an author. She also answered many of our questions and led a great activity on woodland animals. After the assembly, some of the children purchased a book and had it signed by Gill. 

We had a wonderful time during Everybody Writes Day. The day started with an unusual package being delivered by SpedEx but there was a problem as whatever was being sent, had escaped! We went straight outside to investigate and found a broken crate, huge footprints and damage to some of the trees. After exploring the scene, we came back inside to write a letter to Ray Grylls, who had sent us the package, to ask for advice. In the afternoon, we worked with Class 4 to create our own dinosaur fact files. At the end of the day, we had another assembly and met the creature which had escaped. It turned out to be a very friendly, cuddly dinosaur who will reside in our library as a reading buddy.

Children's Mental Health Week

We celebrated Children's Mental Health Week by taking part in daily activities to help promote and maintain good mental health. These included singing, dancing, stretching, taking part in guided meditations and practising yoga. At the end of the week, we 'Found our Brave' and shared our amazing achievements during a special show and tell. 
We had a visit from a Sustainable Transport Assistant from South Glos who led a workshop on being Safer, Fitter and Greener. We learnt about road safety, the benefits of active travel and how we can be green when choosing methods of transport. It was great fun!

Creative Curriculum - Testing Pulleys

In Science we have been learning about animals and their habitats. After discovering how to use classification keys, we went on an invertebrate hunt around our school grounds. Check out what we found! Can you classify any of these living things?

The Great Kapok Tree Freeze Frames

We are reading The Great Kapok Tree. We compiled freeze frames in groups to help us imagine what the animals in the story might be saying and how they would say it. What do you think is happening in the photos?

Big Bang- Amazon Rainforest Compositions

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We worked in groups with a variety of instruments to compose a piece of music inspired by the sounds of the Amazon.


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The Big Draw Exhibition

Kindness Week

On Tuesday 26th November, we shared our learning from Kindness Week with the rest of KS2 and our parents. We explained what bullying is and how being kind can combat it. We gave examples of how to be kind and explained some of the amazing things that happen in our brains when we are kind. Year 4 have CHOSEN KINDNESS!

The Big Draw - Artist Visit

Science- States of Matter

Book Week