Year 4 Weekly Update

We hope everyone has had a relaxing half term.  This will be an exciting and jam packed half term in the run up to Christmas.
Spellings for this week
Group 1 – spelling rule for prefix il-
  • illegal
  • illegible
  • illogical
  • illiterate
  • illicit
  • irregular
  • irrelevant
  • irresponsible
  • irrational
  • irresistible
Group 2 Split digraph e_e
  • concrete
  • complete
  • these
  • theme
  • evening
  • even
Times Tables 
Group 1 timestables – 3’s
Group 2 timestables – 2’s upto 5×2
Our Learning
This week starts our new science focused topic of Potions!
Starting with Alice in Wonderland drinking the mysterious bottle labeled ‘drink me’, we will be writing  instructional labels for our own magical potions using imperative verbs and formal language.
This week we will consolidate rounding by rounding to 1000 and look at ordering and comparing 4 digit numbers.
Comparing different states of matter, we will define the properties of solids liquids and gases.  Then we will model through role play how particles act differently in these states and test the viscosity of different liquids with a wacky races experiment.
We will start our new area of learning looking at trust in God.  Children will write a poem exploring what trust is and what it isn’t.
Christmas Play
You will have the dates for our Christmas Play already from the school calendar.  Please monitor your emails and children’s book bags for updates on scripts, song words and costumes over the next two weeks.  Your help will be greatly appreciated in learning lines and song words at home and also helping to create any costumes (with no expectation of buying them).
Mr Bell is still really keen for any parent volunteers to join in on:
drum kit
rhythm guitar (chords)
Let us know if you play these instruments and could be free.
Y4 team