Persuasive writing

In English and Topic this week we created an advert. What does a successful advert have in it? Could you give any examples? Could you persuade someone to buy something really ordinary, like a pen, by being really persuasive?

In History this week we found out a lot more about the House of Wisdom. What facts can you share?

Our Learn Its are:

7 x 7 = 49

8 x 7 = 56

9 x 7 = 63

World Book Day

It’s World Book Day this week and I know some children in Year 4 are very excited. What are  some of your favourite books? Can you tell us a bit about them?

Well done to those children who are reading every night in year 4!

Our Learn Its are:

1 x 7 = 7

2 x 7 = 14

3 x 7 = 21

The story of Beowulf

Welcome back after half term! I hope you’ve had a lovely break!

We are looking at fables in English and today we read ‘The boy who cried wolf’. What makes this story a fable? What did you learn from this story?

Our Learn Its are:

11 x 6 = 66

12 x 6 = 72

Story telling

Mr Littlewood is now joining year 4 on a Monday afternoon and he told us about an Anglo Saxon story called Beowulf. We were introduced to three main characters in the story: Hrothgar the King, Beowulf the Warrior and Grendel the Troll. We had to retell it from a different characters point of view. Can you retell the story?

Fruits of the Spirit

In English this week we are preparing for our Priory’s All Write. We are still very focused on using fronted adverbials and are now using conjunctions in our work.

We have learnt many things about the Anglo Saxons this half term, what fact can you share?

Our Learn Its are:

8 x 6 = 48

9 x 6 = 54

10 x 6 = 60

In RE, we have been awarding certificates to the class for different fruits of the spirits, would you like to award any on here?

Why was King Alfred great?

This week in Topic we are looking at why King Alfred the great was great! We learnt that he is the only English King to be called ‘great’. So why was that? Can you share any facts about King Alfred the Great?

In English we have looked at fronted adverbials. Can you share a sentence about the Anglo Saxons using a fronted adverbial?

Our Learn Its are:

5 x 6 = 30

6 x 6 = 36

7 x 6 = 42

Story Writing

This week in our English learning, we are looking at story writing. We are using similes, alliteration and personification.  Could you write an example of one of these and explain what it is?

We have also learnt many things about Anglo Saxons this week, what interesting fact can you share?

Our Learn Its are:

2 x 6 = 12

3 x 6 = 18

4 x 6 = 24

For this term’s homework projects, we would love for you to create a river feature out of papier mache. This could be a meander (the bend in the river), an oxbow lake (a lake formed by the river changing course), a waterfall, rapids or something else! Here are some examples of what other people have created to give you some inspiration.

Back to reality…

Now that our fantastic performance has ended, it is time to resume our exciting learning. This week, Mr Fletcher will be teaching us all about fractions and we will start a new topic in English, based on metaphors and similes.

I wonder if anyone could post the definitions of a metaphor and simile, including an example for both?

We will be looking further into our topic on Early Islamic Civilisation and trying to find ways to help Shaharazad be freed from the evil Sultan!

Could anyone write a paragraph for a story to help her?

Year 3 and 4 performance.

I hope every one is having a super break, I know I am!

As you are aware, the years 3 and 4 performance of King Arthur and the Knights of the round table is on Thursday 26th April. For this, we ask for the following costumes to be provided:

Narrators:  Black school trousers, white school shirt, blazer and bow tie

Morgan Le Fay:  Plain black long dress or black long sleeved top and black skirt

Guinevere:  Long floaty dress

Villagers:  Brown trousers and a white school shirt

Arthur:  Black school trousers, a white school shirt and a grey pillow case.

Lady:  Long plain dress

Pink knights: Black leggings and an oversized plain black shirt and ‘bling’ (gold chain necklace, rings, bracelets).

Arthur’s knights: White shirts, grey pillowcase and black or grey school trousers

Dragon: Black school trousers/leggings and a plain, bright t-shirt (orange, green, neon etc.)

Elaine: Dressing gown and fluffy slippers

Merlin: black leggings and a sparkly top, a wizard cape

All other roles: black trousers or leggings and a black t-shirt


Please could we have the costumes in school, by Wednesday 18th April.

Many thanks.

Y3/4 Team

The Year 3 and Year 4 performance will take place on Thursday 26th April 2018 at 10:15am, 2pm and 6pm. For the evening performance, your child will need to be at school for no later than 5:30pm. We would kindly ask that you provide a costume for your child.