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This half-term’s Learning Journey is: 



Week Ending: 21.5.2021
In English:
This week:
  • Planning for TIPTOP (effective paragraphs including facts about the person’s life)
  • Understanding and planning for headings and subheadings (introduction, conclusion etc)
  • Use of formal language (3rd person)
  • Correct use of past + present tense
  • Plan for adverbials of time and other devices to aid chronological structure
  • Plan for Technical/subject specific vocabulary
Next week:
  • Application of TIPTOP (effective paragraphs including facts about the person’s life)
  • Use of headings and subheadings (introduction, conclusion etc)
  • Use of formal language (3rd person)
  • Correct use of past + present tense
  • Application of adverbials of time and other devices to aid chronological structure
  • Apply technical/subject specific vocabulary
In Maths:
This week:
  • Apply multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12
  • Use place value, know and derived facts to divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and1; dividing by 1
  • Multiplying two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout
  • Divide using formal written method of short division
  • Apply knowledge of short multiplication and short division to reason and problem solve
Next week:
  • Compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and size
  • Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size


Home Learning:

Year 4 homework will be set on a Friday and be due in on a Tuesday.

This will be set via Google Classroom.

We will 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.




Values Certificate Winners

4O: Balazs & Alek

4R: Amro & Kaya


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Also this week:



In Year 4, we have had a fantastic week learning about various aspects of Science, including smashing stereotypes of what or who can be a scientist.

We also delved into a variety of investigations such as our investigation into what materials is the best insulator based off of our knowledge of Antarctica and hearing from people’s experiences such as Al Sylvester!

Here are some of our highlights from the week!






Times Table Rockstars:   

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

Can you beat your record?








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


Starting from the 3rd May Yr4 will have two sessions of PE a week. Please see below to find out what day your child will have PE. On both days they will need to come in to school wearing their PE kit.

4M: Monday and Wednesday

4O: Tuesday and Wednesday

4R: Tuesday and Wednesday




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