Please find the year 4 expectations for homework at the front of their home learning books. 


We have been looking at sentence structures, using prepositional phrases to add information to a sentence about WHERE something is happening. Combine the two columns to create a sentence that makes sense.

She put the ting, bouncy ball under the dining room table.
The scary, sly spider was between the sheets of my bed.
He spun the heavy, orange basketball on the floor.
I slept peacefully at the end of his finger.


Please learn the following 10 spellings with the suffix ‘-ous’. There is a quiz on Purple Mash that you may want to use. It has been set as a 2do task when you log on to your account. 












Following our lessons on rounding numbers with one decimal place to the nearest whole number, complete the following questions stating whether the statement is true or false. If the statement is false, write the correct answer. 

  1. 8.6 rounded to the nearest whole number is 9.
  2. 23.4 rounded to the nearest whole number is 24.
  3. 0.3 rounded to the nearest whole number is 1.
  4. 199.5 rounded to the nearest whole number is 199.
  5. 340.2 rounded to the nearest whole number is 340.

Please keep practising your times tables using TTRS this week. The leaderboard on sound check is always changing!


First week back

Hawthorn class have had a really positive and calm start to the new half term and have done so well with a lot of new learning.

In maths, we have started the half term focusing on decimals. This links in nicely with our previous unit on fractions. We have been looking at converting tenths into decimals, ordering decimals using inequalities and finally rounding numbers with one decimal place to the nearest whole number. The whole class have done extremely well with their maths learning this week which should mean that they have a solid foundation as we move on to harder concepts next week.

In English and guided reading, we have been using the text ‘The Promise’ to write a free verse poem. Please see our class poems below describing the city at the start and end of the story. 

Our new topic for this half term focuses on Geography and ‘Mountains’. This will also feature in our art lessons, where we will be looking at abstract landscapes. In science, we will be looking at electricity and how to make a simple circuit. RE is tied in with the time of year, looking at the Easter story and why is Good Friday called good?

Hopefully it will be getting warmer soon and our PE sessions can take place outside while learning the skills of tennis. Please make sure your child has tracksuit bottoms incase we are outside in the cold.

REMEMBER: World Book Day is next Thursday (Thursday 5th March 2020) and our Book is ‘The Invisible Boy’. We have spoken in class about what costumes we could wear. Please ask if you have any questions.  

poem 1poem 2

Welcome Back

Welcome back! We have another busy half term ahead so hopefully you have all enjoyed a restful break and are back, refreshed and ready to do some more great learning.

This half term in Maths, we will be building on our work with fractions by starting our decimals unit. In English we will be studying three books. We started our first book today which is called ‘The Promise’ by Nicola Davies, a story about a young girl who lives in a miserable, dull, lonely city. We’ll find out what happens by the end of the week!


In Science we will starting our electricity unit where we will develop our understanding of how simple circuits work. We will be studying Christianity in RE and learning about mountains in Geography. This half term both year 4 classes will also start their class music lessons on Thursday.

Book Week

Next week is Book Week at school and we will be celebrating World Book Day as part of this. During this year’s Book Week we are focusing on books which celebrate differences.

In Year 4 we will be reading a book called ‘The Invisible Boy’ by Trudy Ludwig and doing some writing based on this book. For World Book Day on Thursday, 5th March, all adults and children will be dressing up as characters from their year group book. I have included some pictures below from the book to help you with your costumes for the day.


Characters include: Brian (the invisible boy), Brian’s classmates, Brian’s drawings (a dragon, pirate, a super hero), the class teacher, Mrs Carlotti. Two other important characters are: Justin (the boy in the stripey t-shirt) and Emilio (the boy with the yellow sleeves) – you’ll find out why they are important next week!

Horniman Museum Trip

A trip to the Horniman Museum was a great way to end the half term. We took part in a workshop on the Ancient Kingdom of Benin and were able to explore replicas of artefacts from many, many years ago. We then got to search for these items in the world gallery. We even got some time to look around the natural history and music rooms. Unfortunately due to the rain, we weren’t able to enjoy the gardens this time!

Thank you to all our parent volunteers who helped out on the day and well done to all the children for there good behaviour.

Please enjoy some of pictures from our trip below 🙂

February Half Term Homework

Please find the year 4 expectations for homework at the front of their home learning books. 

English- The first week back after half term will be focused on poetry. Over the holidays write or find a poem that you would like to share with the class. You could use words, pictures or actions to help you remember the poem. We will share these poems in class to widen our knowledge on poetry.  


Times Tables – Use Times Tables Rock Stars to practise times tables up to 12×12. Remember to use soundcheck as this gives you six seconds to answer each question, 25 in total. 

Spellings- Spellzone is a great website for spellings. First you will need to search for a word list, then it will provide flashcards, activities and games for you to play. The link below will take you to the search page for word lists.


If you are unsure of what lists to look for, use the links below.

Homophones https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list-4651.htm

Suffix ‘-ible’ or ‘-able’ https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list_search.cfm?words=suffix

Have a lovely half term break!

Horniman Museum Parent Volunteers

Dear parents,

Thank you to all the parents volunteering to join us on our trip on Thursday to the Horniman Museum. I’ve spoken to many of you over the last couple of weeks and I am more than happy for all of you to join us, but could I please request that in addition to speaking to me, that you send an e-mail in to the school office: primary@dunraven.org.uk just so that I can confirm final numbers and groups by Wednesday evening.

Thank you for all your continued support, I’m looking forward to the visit and seeing all of you at parents evening on Wednesday and Thursday.

Miss Kalia 😊


Podkin, Paz and Pook meet a witch in the forest… Will they be safe?

This week we have continued reading our class book. We found out why Podkin only has one ear ( he lost the other one escaping the Gorm who had captured yet another warren). In the forest, the 3 young rabbits run into a witch who has been expecting them…

Podkin is still dizzy and light headed from his accident, Pook is only a baby and Paz doesn’t know what else to do other than follow the witch. But has she made the right decision? Will they be safe?

We’ll find out next week! Have a look at a picture of the witch in her home.