Image result for welcome to year 4

This half-term’s Learning Journey is: 

The Romans and Anglo-Saxons!


Happy New Year!

We hope you have had a rest two weeks off and we wish that we could see all of your faces again! But for now this a virtual hello as we continue with online learning.

All of your work will be assigned by your class teacher each morning on google classroom. This is where you will find your timetable for the day as well as a summary for each lesson. This may also include videos and links of where to find your tasks.

You will still also need to access Mymaths and Purple Mash for certain lessons when told. Otherwise, you can still email your class teacher through Purple Mash on 2email.

If you are not in school, you will receive a call from either your class teacher or TA during the 2 weeks off, so remember to answer an unknown/withheld number.


As well as your lessons set for that day you will also be expected to continue using TTRockstars to practise your timestables, Reading books and recording them daily in your reading record and practising the spelling words set on Google Classroom for that particular week.


If you have forgotten any of your logins, please message your teacher on a website that you can log in to (Google classroom or Purple Mash) or contact the main office and we will give you a call with your login details.


Week Ending: 4.12.2020
In English:
This week:
  • To understand the features of an explanation text
  • To explore examples of explanation texts
  • -To consider the formality of explanation texts e.g. formal to informal continuum
  • To understand the key language and structural features appropriate to explanatory writing.
  • To plan my ideas for writing whilst using flow charts ensuring items are sequenced.
  • To plan for technical vocabulary.
Next week:
  • To apply the features of an explanation text
  • To apply key language and structural features appropriate to explanatory writing.
  • To apply my ideas for writing using a plan
  • To appropriately apply technical vocabulary



In Maths:

This week:
  • Convert between different units of measure (for example, kilometre to meter; hour to minute)
  • Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence
Next week:
  • Read write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks
  • Solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days



Home Learning:

Year 4 homework will be set on a Friday and be due in on a Tuesday. As children will no longer have homework books, we will be setting homework via online platforms: Purple Mash, MyMaths and TTR. We will also go through the homework expectations with the children in class on a Friday afternoon. If children have any difficulty managing the homework allocated to them, we have asked that they speak to their teacher on a Monday.

This week: 

From this week all home learning tasks will be shown on google classroom.

This week the children have practised logging in using their username and password that is stuck into their reading records.

If you have any difficulties, please let your class teacher know on Monday.



Values Certificate Winners

4O: Ilda & Emma

4R: Emma & Sahil

4M: Faith & Kanyiti

Well Done!Image result for smiley face




Christmas Cards!

Children can now start bringing in Christmas cards for their class!

Cards can only be done for the children in their own class and will be handed out in the last week.



Music from January:

In Music the children in Year 4 will be starting the Whole Class Instrumental Tuition programme. They will all be learning to play either the flute, clarinet or saxophone. Ms Halpern will be teaching the flute and Scott Brooker from Enfield Music Service will be teaching the clarinet and saxophone. The children will start lessons in January. They be given an instrument each and after a few weeks they will be expected to take the instruments home and practise. This project will go on for 2 terms. At the end of the summer term the instruments will be returned. We hope that lots of the children will be able to continue lessons in Year 5 individually or in pairs. 



Also this week:


We have had a wonderful time building on our sewing skills and design ideas to create the most amazing WINTER SCENE CUSHIONS for our Christmas Hoops!

There have been lots of steps in the planning and designing process, plus learning about new stitch patterns, and it has all been worth it to see the end products, as I’m sure you will agree!

Here are some pictures:





















Times Table Rockstars:   

Carry on practising your times table rock stars and try to beat your scores!

Can you beat your record?








******************   REMINDERS &  NOTICES  ****************


Roman Day! – Friday 8th January 2021




Home Reading:

As you know, reading is REALLY important. It helps the children to widen their vocabulary and broaden their ideas when it comes to writing. Ideally, they should be reading for a minimum of 15 minutes a day. From now on, we will be checking the children’s reading records on a daily basis to ensure that they are reading at home. If you could please encourage them to read and record in their reading records, and remind them to bring their reading records into school every day, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support.


Calling all parents…Share your talents & passions!
Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Iron Man
Autumn 2: The Polar Express
Spring 1: The Romans and Anglo-Saxons
Spring 2: The Romans and Anglo-Saxons & CRASH! BANG! WALLOP!
Summer 2: Spain!
If you have any particular interest, knowledge or speciality in any of these areas/topics, we would love to hear from you! Some parents have expressed an interest in delivering informal workshops or talks to the children, linking to our current learning journey. Please talk to your child’s teacher or Year Leader (Miss Richards) if this is something you are interested in. We appreciate what a great asset our parents are at Hazelwood in supporting our children with their learning. A big thank you in advance to any volunteers!

PE Kits:
Please ensure that your child comes into school on a Thursday, reading for PE in the morning






Going Green for (World food day) and the Felix Project!

Well done to Year 4 for digging out lots of green items and some even going the extra mile to make their hair green!

The whole of Year 4 loved seeing all of your outfits  and donating money towards the fabulous Felix Project!




























We celebrated our new Learning Journey The Iron Man with a BIG BANG!

The children had a fantastic day and really enjoyed all of the activities. During the morning, they went on a scavenger hunt and found bits and pieces of the Iron Man and things he had been eating! Once they had discovered everything they were able to put him back together again! In the afternoon the children watched The Iron Giant and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Iron Man come to life!




List of good revision websites and books:

List of spelling websites:
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling & grammar
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling : Play
Crickweb | KS2 Literacy
spelling – Topmarks Search
English Spelling Games and Activities