Year 4 2019 - 2020

Miss Trolley

Miss Trolley

Topic - Burps, Bottoms and Bile

This half term we are having a fantastic time learning about digestion - from the chew all the way through to the poo! We can't wait for our trip to Eureka where we'll get to learn more interesting facts and find out about the inner workings of the human body. Our classes have been planning, carrying out and analysing the results of a variety of experiments linked to our topic,from brushing teeth investigations to investigating into why we burp.


To make sure we have healthy teeth and excellent oral hygiene, we have written step-by-step instructions on how to keep your chompers pearly white as they are the essential starting point of the digestive system.

We have also been putting our new found knowledge into action through the creation of our very own comics, involving food travelling through the digestive system. In class, we have looked closely at the features of a comic by reading different examples and picking out what they have in common. In our writing, we have also included other grammatical features we have been working on this year, such as expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials for time,place and manner.


So far in Year 4, we have built upon our exsisting knowledge of place value, Roman Numerals and counting backwards through zero. As well as this we have finally tuned our written methods for addition and subtraction which we have applied when solving word problems and undertaking investigations. We have regularly been practising our times tables using Times Tables Rock Stars. Please make sure you are practising at home too.


During Guided Reading, we have sharpened our skills reading through Reading Plus, vocabulary building activities and reading with our teacher. To help our skills grow, we need to ensure we are frequently accessing Reading Plus at home, as well as reading to an adult.


Please make sure you have your kit in school each day. This needs to consist of:

  • yellow top
  • black shorts / leggings
  • pumps / trainers
  • green jumper for outdoor games

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