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Spring 1

Our Learning for Spring 1


What we will be learning in Spring 1:

English -  Animation: Lighthouse
                Text: King Arthur

                Guided Reading: Non-Fiction texts on the Anglo-Saxons and Electricity

Maths - Multiplication & Division, Area and Fractions

Science - Electricity

History - What happened to Britain once the Romans left? A study into the Anglo-Saxons

D&T - Electrical Circuits: Make a torch

Computing - Digital Literacy & Online Safety 

Physical Education - Dance & Handball

Religious Education - Why are festivals important?

French - Transport

Music - Glockenspiel

Values - Aspiration

Learner Attitude - Curious Questioner

Our Class Novel

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Monday 7th - Friday 11th February 2022


Achiever Focus: Consistency

Achievers of the Week: Arion, Liz and Josie

Reader of the Week: Troy


It's the end of Spring 1 and we're half way through the academic year! We've had a great final week, completing our end of topic reports on the Anglo-Saxons, investigating insulators and conductors in Science and using direct speech in our writing. We also had our first swimming lesson this Thursday. Miss van de Stouwe was very impressed with the courage some of us showed during our first times in the pool and we all left with smiles on our faces!


Well done to 4S for winning this half term's Battle of the Bands against 4H in Times Tables Rockstars. Everyone took part this time and our knowledge of times tables facts have definitely improved. 


Miss van de Stouwe would like to wish you all a peaceful and restful half-term break. We're back together again on Monday 21st February.

Monday 31st January - Friday 4th February 2022


Achiever Focus: Writing

Achievers of the Week: Jason, Oliver and Darcy

Readers of the Week: Mila


It's been a jam-packed week for 4S this week. Mr Wilkinson came and watched our final dance performances and he was very impressed with our Indian dancing. We included travel, different levels and mirroring in our choreography. We've planned our Science investigation for next week looking at insulators and conductors. In RE, we made an end of topic report to explain why religious festivals are valuable to people. What festival do you value? In Maths, Mrs Holmes' group are looking at Division and Miss van de Stouwe's group are starting their topic of Fractions. In English, we created an advertisement to persuade people to come and try to pull Excalibur from the stone in order to be crowned the next King or Queen! Take a look at our advertisements below.


Please be reminded that 4S will begin swimming next Thursday (10th February). Children will need to bring their swimming kits with them that morning. 

Miss van de Stouwe would also like to say how impressed she is with the standard of the Reading Records. There has been a great improvement since the beginning of the school year. Well done and keep it up!

Monday 24th - Friday 28th January 2022


Achiever Focus: Presentation in all work

Achievers: Lucas, Peter and Faryal

Reader of the Week: Nicole


It's been an exciting week! As well as all our usual learning, we had a brilliant Friday celebrating Vocabulary in the school. As well as guessing our words (and coming up with amazing synonyms for each), we made our own class dictionary, created a vocabulary board game and had a go at designing a vocabulary mascot for the school. Thank you so much to all who dressed up - the thought and effort that was put in was fantastic! Take a look through the pictures below, can you guess all the words we were?

Monday 18th - Friday 21st January 2022


Achiever Focus: Foundation Subjects

Achievers of the Week - Mila and Sara

Readers of the Week - Alaiyah and Oliver


We've had a great week in 4S. In our learning, we wrote an amazing diary entry as the Lighthouse Keeper using exciting vocabulary and learning how to show emotions through writing. In Guided Reading, we focused on scanning as a skill to help us with retrieval questions. We learnt about the Jewish festival, Purim, in RE and we showed great maturity when discussing prejudices such as anti-Semitism. In History, we learnt about 'push' and 'pull' factors that caused the Anglo-Saxon tribes to migrate. And, in Science, we got out the electrical components and learned how to make a complete circuit.


Miss van de Stouwe would also like to mention how well we are all doing on our times tables too - keep up the hard work! 

Don't forget to check Spelling Shed for the new spelling rules we are covering in Year 4. If you click on 'More Lists' once you are logged in, you will be able to find them all in there. 

Monday 10th - Friday 14th January 2022


Reader of the Week - Lucas

Achievers of the Week - Nicole, Seb and Alaiyah


It has been a fantastic week of learning in 4S! We're trying out new groups in Maths to help us with our multiplication and division work. Both Miss van de Stouwe and Mrs Holmes are so pleased with the work we have completed in factor pairs and multiplying 3 numbers. In English, we have been using the animation 'The Lighthouse' to help us write a scene setting description. Our challenge was to try using the weather as a way of building suspense. In R.E., we looked at the festival of Passover to understand why it is important to those who follow Judaism. We started our topic of Anglo-Saxons this week too, looking at where the different tribes came from and where they settled in Britain. Finally, in Science, we began looking at electricity. We learned that different electrical appliances need A/C and D/C circuits to work. Take a look at our work to learn more:

Thursday 6th - Friday 7th January 2022


Reader of the Week - Scott


Happy New Year and welcome back to all in 4S!