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This half-term’s Learning Journey is: 

The Polar Express!


(Autumn 2)

The Polar Express (film) - Wikipedia
Week Ending: 27.11.2020
In English:
This week:
  • NFER Quizzes
Next 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.



In Maths:

This week:
  • NFER Quizzes
Next 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



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: Iris & Shylar



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Meet the Team!

In the absence of our usual ‘Meet the Team’ meetings, we have recorded our Meet the Team video for you to watch. This includes information on the school day, things the children will need, reading, etc.

Please click the link below to watch the video!





Also this 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  ****************

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