Combe Down Primary School

Combe DownChurch of England Primary School

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Welcome to Year 4

Beech 1 - Mrs Biffen, Miss Bush, Mrs Parkyn and Mrs Scully
Beech 2 - Ms Paterson, Mrs Parkyn and Mrs Scully
Reminder: PE is Wednesday (B1) / Thursday (B2)        Swimming is Friday afternoon

Week ending: 9th November 2018

The end of another great week in Year 4, where we have joined the rest of the school in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. We also started a new story writing unit in English based around the Anglo-Saxon tale of Beowulf and this week, we have been familiarising the children with the text by looking at the history surrounding it and some Anglo-Saxon writing. We will be moving on to writing our own 'beating the monster' stories in the next couple of weeks!

Please note that it is our Year 4 cake sale next Friday (16th November) after school by the hall - we are hoping to raise lots of money to subsidise a Rainforest workshop from Bristol Zoo that we are hoping to book for the Spring term, so please get baking! Please see one of our class reps for further details about how you can help out. 

Next week: 
In Maths we will be looking at measure, specifically length and weight.
Key vocabulary includes: centimetre (cm); estimate; length; measure; millimetre (mm); width; decimal notation; metre (m); gram; grams; kilogram; weigh; weight.
In English, we are going to be looking at the structure of a beating the monster story, including the toolkit of main ingredients for this type of writing. Our focus areas for grammar in this piece of writing are: expanded -‘ing’ clauses as starters; sentence of 3 for action; review of commas in a list and fronted adverbials of time. You can download the Beowulf model text we are using in class, with these features highlighted, by clicking here

Forest School - this Tuesday (B2) and Wednesday (B1)
You should have received a slip home last week to inform you that both classes have an afternoon of Forest School this coming week. Please ensure that your child has a warm change of clothes, a waterproof coat (as always, we will go outside whatever the weather!) and suitable footwear. 

Finally, a plea regarding PE kits - we had many children without part, or in some cases, all of their kit this week. It is particularly important as we come into the winter that all children have a change of clothes for PE and suitable footwear. 

Have a lovely weekend,

The Year 4 team