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Summer 1.

Hope you all had a great Easter. I did after getting over my illness. Thank you for your concern, I'm glad to be back!

This half term my Literacy (Read write inc) group will be looking at historical stories and exploring play scripts. After this we will be doing work based on newspaper reports, with a Victorian twist! We will continue with our spelling sentence test so please practice these as getting full marks will mean even more house points. (we all know POINTS MEAN PRIZES!!!)

We have also started a new reading initiative in Year 3/4. Children in Year 4 need to read more at home so they can change their book every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Children will be issued with a ‘Reading record Book Mark’ that they must get signed, either by themselves or their parents. They must get used to writing on what page they have read to each time.

As an incentive to read, the children will start on a blue bookmark and progress onto green and then  yellow. After this there will be  bronze, silver and gold. They will receive a reward from 3 house points to a special trip, for completing each bookmark.

In Maths there is a huge push on times tables (multiplication) as children need to know x2 to x12 by the end of year 4. We will also be focusing on the grid method in order to multiply 2 and 3 digit numbers. Geometry, statistics, measurement as well as the obvious addition and subtraction will also be covered.

Topic work- Country study of Japan and the final week will be DT based, where we will design and make Go-karts for our 'Wacky Races' project. (more information to follow on this soon.)

As always, our door is open if you have any questions,


Mr Keddie and Mrs Williamson


Welcome to Class 4S1!

Spring 1


​Happy new year. I hope everyone had a great (relaxing!!) Christmas.


Firstly I just wanted to say what superb pieces of writing your children produced when writing about the ambush of Queen Elizabeth I. You should be proud of their efforts whilst on the trip and the maturity and enthusiasm with which they creted stories on their return.


There is a huge push this half term with times tables so please help your child by talking and testing them regularly. Read Write Inc continues and children are making considerable steps in their reading and writing.

I am also proud of the way the children have all made good first impressions with Miss Williamson, our new Year 4S1 teacher. We are working very closely together to get the very best out of your children.


Please remember to bring PE kits in especially appropriate footwear for PE lessons. We have a bag of spare pumps which the children could wear although I think they'd prefer to wear their own!

If you have any questions please come and speak to myself or Miss Williamson.


Autumn 2

The children had an epic start to this half term by researching, phoning and organising our trip to The Royal Armouries. They had to think about all the people that are affected by a trip out which I saw as a valuable life lesson. They were perfectly behaved and got a lot out of it. All we have to do now is complete Mr Atkinson’s challenge and make an ‘Elizabethan Activity book for primary children.’ The children have already come up with some great ideas….writing, following and making Elizabethan recipes, making a chess-like Spanish Armada game and self portraits, to name a few.


In Maths we have been using Numicon, Cuisinaire rods and Base 10 equipment to help the children structure addition of 2 and 3 digit numbers. The focus this half term will be maths investigations where careful reading and re-reading of the question is essential.


We have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays and it is essential that they have a PE kit. Your child will get bored watching others take part if they have no kit.


On Tuesday 25th November we are going to Eureka so please bring your payment in for that as soon as possible.


Please refrain from staring through the window at your children before we finish.

As always, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to speak to me or arrange an appointment.



Mr Keddie